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Sun 18 Jun 2023

  • Staving off cognitive decline : can hearing aids help prevent dementia?
    University of Auckland Audiology Professor, Grant Searchfield says older people with undetected and untreated hearing loss are at risk of more rapid cognitive decline...
    Links: RNZ
  • Russia Moves to Ban Gender-Affirming Healthcare for Trans People in Controversial...
    Links: Express
  • Take That Star Howard Donald Dropped from Nottingham Pride Festival Amidst...
    Links: Express
  • Tensions Rise as South Korean Pride Festival Battles Allegations of Illegal...
    Links: Express

Sat 18 Jun 2022

  • 'Kill the gays': Homophobia alive and well in NZ during Pride month
    OPINION: An actress outed, a Pixar film boycotted, an LGBTQ youth centre burned, and Tauranga students badly bullied...
    Links: Stuff
  • New gender diverse category; 'small adjustment, big impact'
    A transgender advocate is proud of a Southland half-marathon organiser for adding a gender-diverse category and would love to see more sports events to follow...
    Links: Stuff
  • Today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Warriors woes continue, world number one drops out of Wimbledon and Policy on transgender swimmers put to vote ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender woman cleared to play darts tournament after organiser U-turn
    Clubs New Zealand Darts Association advised Vee, a transgender woman, she can now play in a regional tournament after previously excluding her...
    Links: Stuff
  • Christchurch Pride Opens With A Bang!
    Links: Express

Thu 18 Jun 2020

  • Out and About | Christchurch’s FriGay Drinks
    Links: Express
  • President Of Poland Pledges To Ban LGBT+ Education In School
    Links: Express

Tue 18 Jun 2019

  • BBC Witness
    Back to the 1970's and a gay wedding in the United States which took place long before same sex marriage became legal in the USA...
    Links: RNZ
  • Oral history awards reveal New Zealand’s stories
    Women’s sex lives, New Zealand’s transgender community, Dungeons and Dragons gaming, ZEALANDIA and ice skating are just some of the fascinating topics covered in this year’s New Zealand Oral History Awards, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture ...
    Links: Scoop
  • U.S. Embassies Defy Trump’s Pride Month Rainbow Flag Ban
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Taylor Swift’s LGBTI Celebrity Packed ‘You Need to Calm Down’...
    Links: Express

Mon 18 Jun 2018

  • 'Safe space' for LGBT football fans shut down
    An organisation providing a "safe space" for LGBT and ethnic-minority football fans in Russia says it was evicted from its premises in St Petersburg on the eve of the World Cup...
    Links: RNZ
  • Robbery ended with sex act as an 'example' of how gay victim 'should behave'
    A woman who took part in a bizarre robbery involving a sex act is seeking a reduction in her 4½ year jail term...
    Links: Stuff
  • Safe space for LGBT community at FIFA World Cup shut down
    An organisation providing a "safe space" for LGBT and ethnic-minority football fans in Russia says it was evicted from its premises in St Petersburg on the eve of the FIFA World Cup...
    Links: RNZ
  • Violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide
    Urgent action needed to stop violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide, says UN expert ...
    Links: Scoop

Sat 18 Jun 2016

  • During These Days - The Glamaphones (audio) (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    A performance by The Glamaphones of During These Days, recorded during the final rehearsal before the world premiere of this work by Gareth Farr.
    Features: The Glamaphones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • During These Days - The Glamaphones (video) (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    A video performance by The Glamaphones of During These Days, recorded during the final rehearsal before the world premiere of this work by Gareth Farr.
    Features: The Glamaphones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Interviews with members of The Glamaphones and co (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    We speak to members of The Glamaphones and co. before their concert at St. Andrew
    Features: Cathie Teague, Gareth Farr, Gerard Wood, Graeme Austin, Kirsty Farrant, Laura Greenfield, Pat McIntosh, Rachel Hyde, Roger Swanson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Jamaica AG condemns US embassy rainbow flag
    The Attorney General of Jamaica, a country with a notoriously homophobic culture where homosexuality is still illegal, has slammed the US embassy there for flying the rainbow flag after the Orlando massacre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow team to Sleepout for homeless youth
    A Team Rainbow group will be taking part in this year's Lifewise Big Sleepout in Auckland, sleeping rough for a night to raise awareness of, and funds for, LGBTI youth homelessness in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seven startling facts about our homeless glbti youth
    It's hard to credit that in this day and age young glbti people are still being kicked out of their family homes when they come out to their parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St Matt's Sunday service for Orlando victims
    A memorial service for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub will be held in Auckland tomorrow evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Xalapa shooting: 20yo arrested, allegedly tortured
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Jun 2015

  • Ballet Revolucion WOWS!
    Links: Express
  • Meet Our Community: Max Lin
    Links: Express
  • Review: RNZB’s Salute
    Links: Express
  • South Korean Court Overturns Ban on Seoul’s Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Family opening new after hours 'dry bar'
    The owner of Auckland's Family Bar is opening a new unlicensed venue on K’ Rd, which will stay open till 8am...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Raceway changes homophobic policy
    Amiria Te Nana (via Waikato Times video) A Hamilton indoor raceway has changed a policy which prevented same-sex couples from taking part in a two-for-one deal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Jun 2014

  • Auckland’ Draft Local Alcohol Policy up for submissions
    Links: Express
  • Dance Workshops With Willie Gomez
    Links: Express
  • Gay Rugby Referee
    Links: Express
  • Auckland: Where the show stops at 3AM?
    Billed as the city 'where the show never stops' Auckland Council wants to make the show stop at 3AM in the CBD...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: The Yellow Hole?
    An empty space in Parliament, with yellow fogginess around it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF chasing runners for Akl Marathon
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is looking for runners to join its team for a fundraising Auckland Marathon run this November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH looking at co-chair model
    RainbowYOUTH is proposing having two co-chairs rather than a chair and vice-chair, in tweaks to its constitution which will be voted on at its AGM this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Trinity K Bonet welcomed to Legend
    Trinity K Bonet from RuPaul's Drag Race is welcomed to Auckland by the Southside Sisters, at Legend Bar and Club...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Jun 2013

  • Call for anti-homo/transphobia rugby charter
    A Queer Avenger has written to both the NZRU and the Minister of Sport calling for a stand, such a charter against homophobia and transphobia in sport that teams and players could sign up to...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI Community – is there such a thing?
    I have seen it or heard it asked a few times before...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manukau Sex Work Bill: Sent to Coventry?
    Why has the Local Government and Environment select committee's report on the ill-fated Manukau City (Regulating Prostitution in Specified Places) been deferred until 30 September? Possibly, it is because the select committee itself is in conflict over whether or not to further progress the bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Jun 2012

  • Randy Alfred (San Francisco)
    Randy Alfred talks about producing the radio programme The Gay Life, which broadcast on KSAN San Francisco in the 1970s and early 1980s.
    Features: Randy Alfred
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rick Gerharter (San Francisco)
    Rick talks about his photo-journalism career, including the early years of photographing AIDS activism in San Francisco
    Features: Rick Gerharter
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • AUS: Marriage equality inquiry reaches consensus
    Alex Greenwich An Australian parliamentary committee has reached a consensus view on legislation to legalise same-sex marriage, which will be revealed today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Battle for conscience vote across the Tasman
    Penny Wong Lesbian Australian Federal cabinet minister Penny Wong has conceded it will be very difficult for same-sex marriage bills clear parliament while coalition MPs are not allowed a conscience vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Black's play '8' to have NZ premiere in July
    Some of the nation’s leading actors are to take part in a read-through of the play 8 from Milk and J...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lack of London Olympic Pride House "a shame"
    Simon Latimer is an Olympic diving judge A gay New Zealand Olympic diving judge is expressing disappointment at the news there will not be a Pride House at the London Olympics, which begin next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: accelerating momentum
    Today's front page of France's Libération...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: accelerating momentum
    Today's front page of France's Libération...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Some Explicit Polaroids
    Some Explicit Polaroids, by Mark Ravenhill, at The Basement...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Jun 2011

  • The Colonel's Outing to come home
    The Colonel's Outing will have its New Zealand premiere at the Rialto in Auckland next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UN endorses gay and transgender rights
    The United Nations has made an historic endorsement of the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender people - for the first time ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Jun 2010

  • Eminem says he supports gay marriage
    After years of being accused of being homophobic and hateful, rapper Eminem has declared he would support gay marriage in his home state of Detroit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay officer accused of seeking strip searches
    An employment case where two Customs officers are fighting for their jobs back, after being sacked for leaking accusations about a gay colleague, is being heard by the Employment Relations Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WINZ making 'every effort' to help trans group
    Work and Income is expressing disappointment at the implication it has not been responsive to the needs of a group of transgender ex-street workers in south Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Jun 2009

  • HIV centres prepared for identity release
    HIV testing and support services are counting down the hours to tomorrow's court appearance of the alleged 'HIV predator', anticipating a number of men and even some women will recognise a previous sex partner when the man's identity is finally revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Look on the bright side with GALS
    GALS (Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The L Word convention set for Sydney
    A weekend convention dedicated to popular lesbian TV drama The L Word will give the show's fans in Sydney a chance to meet three of its stars, take part in discussions, swap merchandise and connect with other loyal viewers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The rise and fall of porn?
    Twenty years or so after the cessation of hostilities over censorship and erotic entertainment media, a new foray has been fired from the leftoid corner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Jun 2008

  • Anglicans "concerned" at priests' marriage
    The heads of the Anglican Church have expressed "very great concern" over the church marriage of two gay priests which observers are speculating could contribute to a split the worldwide Anglican Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch says "Yes!" to more LGBT events
    A survey of seventy people who attended events during Christchurch Pride Week last month has found a need for more events for the LGBT community in the Garden City...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Road's Kamo - Under new management
    Kamo's new owners Ant Jones organising to reopen the kitchen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF welcomes 'blanket ban' blood report
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has welcomed the New Zealand Blood Service's report into blood donor restrictions for men who have sex with men, which it believes "focus on sexual behaviour, not on sexuality"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Lesbian health problems "ignored"
    The long-term health of some lesbian and bisexual women is at risk because Britain's National Health Service is not meeting their needs, say campaigners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WHO backtrack takes pressure off NZAF
    The just-revised World Health Organisation position that there is in fact no threat of an HIV epidemic amongst heterosexual New Zealanders should put paid to occasional pressure to divert prevention resources away from gay and bi men, according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Jun 2007


  • Bruce Kilmister of HIV+ advocate group ‘Body Positive’ has spoken out today on important dates in the organisation’s near future – and voiced concern over the possible closure of the NZ AIDS Foundation’s Burnett Centre in central Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay bar boss wins boxing bout
    Auckland’s Urge bar co-owner Alan Granville says he’s survived his premiere boxing bout “with facial features intact”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oliver Hall to leave
    12:30PM: In an email to his contributors, New Zealand’s LGBT newspaper editor Oliver Hall has revealed he is leaving his full-time position with the fortnightly publication...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rapid HIV test for Wellington soon
    A new FASTEST (Free, Anonymous, Simple Test) for HIV, now available in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, will be launched in Wellington soon, says the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toronto goes
    Just days before Toronto kicks off its annual Pride Week celebrations, the city's tourism board has announced it's going all out in an effort to attract gay travellers from the United States...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Jun 2006

  • GALS Concert: food, glorious food!
    Foodies will be left salivating over the new concert, ‘A La Carte', a real taste bud-teaser being performed by Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) this weekend (Saturday June 24 and Sunday 25)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Song of the Loon (1966)
    Song of the Loon, by Richard Amory...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Jun 2005

  • Australia still leads New Zealand on HIV treatments
    The HIV treatment drug Kaletra is at last fully available in New Zealand, but we're still behind when it comes to treatment options, says Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA's Richard James
    Richard James Richard James is about to end his term as president of NZ's largest association of glbt businesspeople, the Gay Auckland Business Assn...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay business operator still in coma
    There are signs that ex-NZ gay businessman Tony James is responding to treatment for a severe brain injury received during a home invasion attackin Sydney, where he was living...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pope attacks NZ Civil Unions
    The leader of the Catholic Church has attacked New Zealand's Civil Union legislation and urged New Zealanders to publicly debate issues of morality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Boys In The Band at the Silo
    The Boys In The Band Dir: Jonathan Hendry Silo Theatre, Auckland, 'till July 2 I've been to a marvellous party! And you're invited too...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Jun 2004

  • "Activist minority" pushing CU bill
    An activist minority is driving civil unions – which is "gay marriage in all but name", according to the Maxim Institute...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barnett - Personal views irrelevant
    MP Tim Barnett says his views on civil unions are irrelevant to his duties as chair of the justice and electoral select committee, which will most likely hear public submissions on the Civil Union and Relationships bills...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beyer and Tamaki face off on TV
    In what could be one of New Zealand television's most fiery debates, transgender MP Georgina Beyer will face off against Destiny Church pastor Brian Tamaki in a studio panel discussion on civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: If we're to exclude MPs for philosophical reasons...
    According to today's NZ Herald, Peter Dunne and Gerry Brownlee want to exclude Tim Barnett from assessment of the Civil Union Bill due to his prior role in its formulation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MPs want Barnett off CU committee
    MPs Brownlee   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Jun 2003

  • Dunne opposes gay-friendly parenting bill
    United Future leader Peter Dunne says his party will oppose the Government's new Care of Children bill, which will extend legal guardianship rights to same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jailed dog owner due for release today
    One of two men sent to prison after their dog attacked Auckland girl Carolina Anderson is due to be released from Mt Eden Prison today...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Jun 2002

Fri 18 Jun 1993

Sat 18 Jun 1988

Wed 18 Jun 1986

Tue 18 Jun 1985

  • Television news report: Gay Task Force present a submission on Homosexual Law Reform Bill to the Select Committee (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12345.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: homosexual law reform will help slow the spread of AIDS (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F83217.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the group Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays (HUG) is formed (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F83218.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The group Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays (HUG) is formed (New Zealand)
    The group is set up to support the homosexual law reform campaign.
    Links: LAGANZ
  • The media reports calls for homosexual law reform to help reduce the spread of AIDS (New Zealand)

Tue 18 Jun 1929

  • Politician Colin Moyle is born (Thames, New Zealand)
    Moyle resigned from Parliament in 1977 after it was made public that he had been questioned by the police on suspicion of homosexual activities.
    Links: Wikipedia

Wed 18 Jun 1902

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