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Wed 15 Jun 2022

  • Access to safe-sex drug PrEP widened by Pharmac
    Pharmac is widening access to a safe-sex drug common to men who have sex with men and some people in the trans community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Collector claims Marilyn Monroe's iconic dress is ruined after Met Gala
    Kim Kardashian wore a famous Marilyn Monroe dress to the Met Gala - and now a collector has claimed it is damaged...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gender Dynamix building fire labelled 'suspicious' by police
    A building used by Gender Dynamix – an organisation that aims to meet the mental health needs of the transgender and nonbinary community of the Bay of Plenty – was allegedly set alight deliberately...
    Links: Stuff
  • HIV, some cancer treatment more accessible as Pharmac outlines first round of $191m spending
    More cancer medications will be funded and HIV treatment will be more accessible after Pharmac outlined how it will start spending an extra $191 million in Budget money...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Interview: A change of name for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation
    For over thirty years, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS epidemic in New Zealand providing support for those living with HIV, and offering services aimed at preventing HIV infection...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Midday News for 15 June 2022
    Protestors have descended on a Christchurch school where the Prime Minister is visiting...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Bowls New Zealand complaints service following Gary Lawson drama
    Bowls NZ has introduced a new complaints service after it took nearly 12 months to resolve allegations of homophobia against Blackjack Gary Lawson...
    Links: Stuff
  • Pharmac overhauls criteria for PrEP funded prescriptions
    Pharmac is overhauling the criteria for funded prescriptions of a safe sex drug commonly used by gay men...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pharmac widen access to safe sex drug after 'overwhelming support'
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis can reduce the risk of being infected with HIV by up to 99 percent - and Pharmac's move to overhaul prescription criteria is being welcomed ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pharmac widens access to safe sex drug after 'overwhelming support'
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis can reduce the risk of being infected with HIV by up to 99 percent - and Pharmac's move to overhaul prescription criteria is being welcomed ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pharmac Increases Access to PrEP and PEP
    Links: Express

Tue 15 Jun 2021

  • Attorney-general argues Human Rights Act, which fails to protect gay people, is not discriminatory
    The Crown says it's too big a leap to call the omission “discrimination”, as it's not due to their sexual orientation that they are left out of the Act...
    Links: Stuff
  • Attorney-general argues Human Rights Act, which fails to protect gay people, is not discriminatory
    The Crown says it's too big a leap to call the omission “discrimination”, as it's not due to their sexual orientation that they are left out of the Act...
    Links: Stuff
  • Debate over transgender athletes' rights is testing the current limits of science and the law
    OPINION: The petition presented to Parliament last week calling for trans women to be excluded from women's sport is simply the latest round in a difficult and volatile global debate...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Debate over transgender athletes' rights is testing the current limits of science and the law
    OPINION: The petition presented to Parliament last week calling for trans women to be excluded from women's sport is simply the latest round in a difficult and volatile global debate...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Debate over transgender athletes' rights is testing the current limits of science and the law
    OPINION: The petition presented to Parliament last week calling for trans women to be excluded from women's sport is simply the latest round in a difficult and volatile global debate...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Kamala Harris Makes History As First Sitting Vice-President To March At Pride
    Links: Express
  • Nick Smith Apologises for Voting Against Same-Sex Marriage
    Links: Express

Mon 15 Jun 2020

  • US Supreme Court backs protection for LGBT workers
    America's top court has ruled that employers who fire workers for being gay or transgender are breaking the country's civil rights laws...
    Links: RNZ
  • US Supreme Court recognises rights of LGBTQ workers
    The US Supreme Court has delivered a landmark ruling to recognise the rights of LGBTQ workers this morning...
    Links: RNZ
  • US Supreme Court rules in favour of civil rights law for gay and transgender workers
    US Supreme Court rules against Trump administration and in favour of law protecting gay and transgender workers...
    Links: Stuff
  • US Supreme Court rules LGBT people protected from job discrimination
    The Supreme Court ruled today that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • “This is us” – Sonya Renee Taylor On Racism In NZ
    Links: Express
  • First Samoan Fa’afafine at Massey University to receive a PhD in...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Police Officer Speaks Out About Same-Sex Domestic Violence
    Links: Express
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Has Come Out
    Links: Express

Sat 15 Jun 2019

  • 'We are just sexual objects': Attacked couple on bus hit out
    A lesbian couple who were subjected to a horrific attack have criticised how they are seen as "sexual objects"...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 15 Jun 2018

  • Rainbow flag on display during Putin's World Cup speech
    MOSCOW — The opening day of the World Cup showed different sides of Russia's approach to gay rights, with the rainbow flag displayed during President Vladimir Putin's speech at the first game and a British LGBT activist detained...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Surviving gay conversion therapy
    Author Garrard Conley was 19 when he was outed as gay and given an ultimatum by his father: undertake gay conversion therapy or be cut off from his family...
    Links: RNZ
  • US Vice President Mike Pence to be greeted with a ‘big gay dance party’ on Ohio trip
    US Vice President and devout Christian Mike Pence is known for his anti-LGBTQ policies – and activists in Ohio will be giving him a colourful reminder when he visits the state on Friday to talk about planned Republican tax reforms...
    Links: Stuff
  • New York City Pride to Feature NFL and MBA for the...
    Links: Express

Wed 15 Jun 2016

  • Auckland Gay Bar to Support Orlando Through Drag
    Links: Express
  • Death Toll May Still Rise Say Orlando Medical Staff
    Links: Express
  • Winston Peters “Disgraceful” Speech Capitalizes on Orlando Tragedy
    Links: Express
  • 'Death for gays' preacher hastily departs Australia
    Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar A visiting British Muslim cleric who preached in Orlando earlier this year has left Australia after his visa came under urgent review for his promotion of the death penalty for gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 12am Nearly half of shooting victims were Puerto Rican
    If you want to read back through GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ACT wants LGBTI values in immigration doc
    Leader of the ACT Party, David Seymour says his proposed document for new immigrants to sign should include statements on sexuality and gender...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Angel and Patience: Two survivors' stories
    In emotional interviews two survivors of the horrific Orlando gay club massacre talk of the night they thought they would die...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch Councillor to LGBTI people "We stand with you"
    Over a hundred people gathered in a cool Christchurch evening to pay their respects to the people devastated by the gun attack at the gay Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Donations needed here at home
    I’ve been in the privileged position of teaching someone to drive over the last few months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Explaining Orlando
    Fallout from Saturday's Orlando mass shooting tragedy has led to considerable debate over interpretation of the event itself and proposed solutions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gunman's wife tried to talk him out of attack
    9AM Wednesday NZT update: It has emerged that the wife of the gunman who shot to death 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando tried to talk her husband out of carrying out the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague: shooting “an act of homophobic violence”
    Gay MP Kevin Hague addressed Parliament yesterday on the Orlando shooting, saying he wishes to “name this as an act of homophobic violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI touch team honour Orlando victims at game
    An LGBTI touch team in Auckland observed a minutes silence before their game on Monday night and wore black arm bands to show their respect following the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI youth organisations support call for donations
    LGBTI youth organisations are supporting the call for donations to be considered closer to home following the mass shooting in Orlando...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man going to LA Pride w/ guns and chemicals is bi
    More information on the “heavily armed man” who was heading to LA Pride has come to light, with a friend of the man saying he is bisexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man taking guns, explosives to LA Pride is charged
    The Indiana man police said was heading for the weekend's Los Angeles Pride Parade armed with weapons and explosives has been formally charged in court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mass shooting at gay bar in Mexico, "15+ dead"
    More than 15 people are believed to have been killed in a mass shooting at a gay bar in Xalapa, Mexico a little over three weeks ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Owner: Grief, gratitude and Pulse will be rebuilt
    The owner of Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub, the scene of the weekend's mass shooting which saw 49 people shot dead and 53 hospitalised has spoken publicly for the first time since the tragedy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peters blames Orlando on refugees/immigration
    Winston Peters has used his time in Parliament, during which party leaders were taking turns to express sympathy with the Orlando shooting victims, to blame the attack on “loose security and border controls”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Jun 2015

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: Being Gay and Disabled
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: I’m a 20 year Old Virgin and...
    Links: Express
  • Baywatch Babes at Lick
    Links: Express
  • Fran Wilde Resigns as GWRC Chair
    Links: Express
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules Same Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional
    Links: Express
  • Utah Man Has “Die Fag” Carved Into Arm In Series of...
    Links: Express
  • Jump in tests during HIV Testing Month
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says its first ever National HIV Testing Month was a huge success...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Masses march for rights around the world
    Marches have held around the world over the weekend, from Melbourne to Warsaw, calling for equal rights for lgbti people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender - Born in the wrong body or born the wrong sex
    What's it all about? An explanation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Jun 2014

  • Annie Opening Night – The Civic
    Links: Express
  • Flying The Coup – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sexy in Spandex – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Hauiti is National's Kelston candidate
    National list MP Claudette Hauiti has been selected as the party’s candidate in Auckland’s new Kelston electorate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The beautiful men of the beautiful game
    Here at GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Jun 2013

  • Aussie DJ sacked over Julia Gillard interview
    A shock jock has been sacked by an Australian radio station for asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a live interview if her partner is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get volunteering: OUTLine 101
    Have you ever wanted to do OUTLine training? There is a chance coming up! OUTLine has shared everything you need to know if you are considering giving back...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love Life Fono 5 all about cherishing diversity
    The 2013 Love Life Fono is being described as an opportunity for 'Pasifika pride' to take centre stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes audiences asked to pick favourites
    Voting is open for the Out Takes 2013 Audience Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Jun 2012

  • Both Hague and Wall's Bills go into ballot
    File photo There is double the chance of proposed marriage legislation going before Parliament, with separate Bills from both Labour and the Greens going into the ballot for Members' Bills...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Complaint about ad's stereotypes dismissed
    File photo The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint that an ad for a Burger King children's meal reinforced gender stereotypes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes seeks feedback on 2012 festival
    The Out Takes team is looking for feedback on the now completed 2012 film festival, as well as votes in the audience awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliamentary Bingo: the gay equality lottery
    With two bills now in the Parliamentary ballot on the issue of marriage equality, and another on adoption what are the actual odds of one being drawn? Well, it's hard to say exactly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Jun 2011

  • Ball row expands beyond Catholic school
    A Facebook fight against a male Wellington high school student being told he could not bring a male ex-student to the school ball has been widened to provide a platform to push for same-sex partners to be allowed to attend balls...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch venue staff cop flack from frustrated men
    In this image taken after Monday's aftershock, Menfriends is in the top left corner Frustrated gay and bi men have been giving Menfriends staff flak over the current lack of a sex on site venue in earthquake-devastated Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Could your pooch be the next Toto?
    A friend of Dorothy is being sought for a stage production of the gay-adored musical, The Wizard of Oz...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague makes stand for queer youth
    Kevin Hague speaking in Parliament today Gay Green MP Kevin Hague has given a passionate speech in Parliament, speaking up for queer youth across New Zealand and calling for the Prime Minister to take action to counter the fear and isolation they experience...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lolabar relaunching after 'minor surgery'
    Ponsonby Rd's Lolabar will have its re-opening party on Thursday night under new owner Wayne Clark, who has once again widened his empire beyond K' Rd's family bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Menfriends: Fighting to re-open asap
    Just like tens of thousands of Christchurch residents and businesspeople, the owners of Chch's Menfriends gay cruise club, adult store and sauna are fighting to make progress against the forces of nature, bureaucracy and insurance companies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More fake lesbianism exposed in cyber world
    Not Paula Brooks Another 'lesbian writer' has turned out to be a major hoax, with the creator of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real emerging as a straight man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Jun 2010

  • California gay marriage trial to resume
    After a long break, the trial over whether California's gay marriage ban is constitutional will continue this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter sent home to "consider his future"
    Chris Carter Labour leader Phil Goff has sent Chris Carter home to consider his future, after the MP was demoted over his credit card spending and travel bills...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chauvel, Street, Robertson promoted
    Charles Chauvel, Maryan Street and Grant Robertson Rainbow Labour MPs Charles Chauvel, Maryan Street and Grant Robertson have all been promoted following a reshuffle in the Labour Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Keep your eye on the ball!
    There are two things you need to know about many football players: they're gorgeous and they like to take their shirts off...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Jun 2009

  • Dunedin schools quizzed on gay Ball dates
    It's High School Ball season, and an investigation by a Dunedin newspaper has found out what twelve secondary school principals think about pupils bringing their same-sex partners to school formals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rachel's story: "My cancer struggle"
    "I had noticed some discomfort in my abdomen over the past few months… [the Doctor] examined me briefly then anxiously told me to make my way directly to radiology...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two gay parties for Auckland this weekend
    Two gay dance parties in Auckland are planned for this Friday and Saturday night, with promoters saying the events will be the perfect remedy for winter's chills...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Jun 2008

  • "Dress brightly for Bambi celebration"
    People planning to attend the memorial for the late Darren Taylor - also known as drag diva Bambi Slut - are being asked to wear bright colours for "a celebration of his life" this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "I'm a woman with extras" - Cindy of Samoa
    This week's Stars In Their Eyes heat winner Cindy of Samoa has gone mainstream as fa'afafine, something the glbt communities have long known, telling today's Sunday Star-Times readers she's "a woman with extras"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bambi's farewell packs St. Matthews church
    The celebration of the life of Darren Taylor AKA Bambi Slut packed central Auckland's St-Matthew-in-the-City church and then K' Road's Crest Hotel this evening, as her many friends gathered to say goodbye to their beloved show girl...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ priest has UK church same-sex wedding
    Two gay priests - one born in New Zealand - have exchanged vows and rings in Britain's first ever church "wedding" ceremony for a same-sex couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ straight HIV epidemic no longer a threat
    New Zealand's straight population is not threatened by the HIV epidemic, which over twenty years has killed hundreds of Kiwi men who have sex with men, according to the UN's top expert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Queen's Honours for two gay TV talents
    One of them gave us Queer As Folk, the other gave us Lily Savage - and now both talented and openly-gay British television greats have been recognised in the UK's Queen's Birthday Honours List...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Jun 2007

  • Comment: Do it now!
    This year is local body election year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Massachusetts gay marriage win yet again
    Massachusetts lawmakers took less than half an hour to kill a bid to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Multiple Waipouri injuries described
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    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pair to stand trial for Waipouri killing
    Two young Palmerston North men have been committed to stand trial for the late December murder of gay man Stanley Waipouri...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Travolta
    The editor of a major gay publication in the US has warned that John Travolta’s new movie ‘Hairspray’ is making money for a homophobic ‘religious’ organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Jun 2006

  • Miss Gloriousole
    Miss Gloriousole Miss Fountain City 2006 winner Miss Gloriousole, AKA Dennis Ralph, admires the people in our LGBT community who "live out loud and in colour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF: Out Takes attempted to ban us
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says organisers of the Out Takes Film Festival attempted to "ban" their health promoters in certain cities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Polygamy Hysteria 201
    Once more, the US Christian Right is waxing hysterical about the alleged risks of polygamist rights advocates under the same-sex marriage bed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sanctuary shuts its doors in Wellington
    Wellington's long-running men's sex-on-site venue, Sancturary, has ceased trading, the sign on its door saying, "Closed – indefinitely"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Jun 2005

  • And Miss Fountain City is... Sister Sledge!
    Miss Fountain City winner Sister Sledge Miss Fountain City 2005 results and report Winner: Sister Sledge Runner up: Hamilton's Coco Chanel Host: Miss Fountain City 2004 Ms Maia Klunt Guest Artists: Miss Gloriousole, Princess Beverly, Ivanna Faak...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny fielding 42 anti-gay candidates
    Destiny New Zealand, the political party linked to the anti-gay fundamentalist Destiny Church, says it will contest 42 electorates in this year's general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Silo Theatre's The Boys In The Band
    It could possibly be the definitive chronicle of social destruction at a gay birthday party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Jun 2004

  • Gay issues exploited for political gain
    Denying gays and lesbians the chance for their unions to be formally recognised condemns them to a life in a "shadowland" limbo, says an Australian commentator, and politicians and church leaders are using the issues as political pawns...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The hypocrisy of fundamentalists and divorce
    On its new anti-Civil Union webpage, the Maxim Institute would have us believe that Norwegian and Swedish registered partnerships have high divorce rates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vercoe's backtrack too late say gay Christians
    It's too late for Archbishop Vercoe to backtrack on his antigay words now, says the Auckland Community Church, the damage has already been done...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Jun 2003

  • Gay dog attack man beaten in prison
    One of two gay men jailed over a dog attack on a little girl has been hospitalised after being beaten by inmates at Auckland's Mt Eden Prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whale Rider's US box office success
    Award-winning local feature film Whale Rider, based on the novel by gay author Witi Ihimaera, has backed up its critical acclaim with box office success in Los Angeles and New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Jun 1984

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