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Sun 20 Jun 2021

  • Abuse in Care inquiry hears children at Lake Alice were subjected to ECT treatment (Rangitikei region, New Zealand)
    TVNZ One News reports that children at the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s were subjected to electroconvulsive therapy if they displayed signs of homosexuality.
    Links: TVNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard to become first Olympic transgender athlete
    Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard and Commonwealth Games champion David Liti head a five-strong New Zealand weightlifting team for the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become first Olympic Games transgender athlete
    The 43-year-old, who transitioned in 2012, will contest the women’s super heavyweight category in Tokyo next month...
    Links: Stuff
  • Tokyo Olympics: Call for two gold medals to be awarded should Laurel Hubbard win
    By RNZ Former Olympic weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs believes two gold medals should be awarded should New Zealand's transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard win her category at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tokyo Olympics: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at the Games
    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history at the Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete at the Games...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tokyo Olympics: Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Games
    Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard and Commonwealth Games champion David Liti head a five-strong New Zealand weightlifting team for the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: RNZ
  • *Spoiler Alert* The Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is...
    Links: Express

Thu 20 Jun 2019

  • Drama series Pose boasts the largest number of trans actors in a TV show
    Trans actor Dominique Jackson talks ballroom culture in the early 90s...
    Links: Stuff
  • Wife Swap NZ: A gay couple switch lives with a Christian family
    There are two staged scenes in each household where the producers have really, really tried to get that drama to come out on screen...
    Links: Stuff
  • World-Renowned LGBT Expert Coming to Auckland And Wellington
    The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (HCNZ) is excited to welcome Professor William Spurlin, an international expert in LGBT culture and literature, including the treatment of gays and lesbians during the Holocaust, to speak at its second forum for discussion ...
    Links: Scoop

Wed 20 Jun 2018

  • Lately With Karyn Hay for Wednesday 20 June
    Tonight on the show :A new report shows that for the first time since 2011, the number of annual HIV diagnoses in New Zealand has fallen...
    Links: RNZ
  • Major reduction in numbers of people diagnosed with HIV
    Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased that new results show a significant drop in the number of people diagnosed with HIV after increases for the previous five years...
    Links: Scoop
  • New Zealand HIV Diagnoses Dropping
    Links: Express
  • Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey gets with Avan Jogia in New Series
    Links: Express

Tue 20 Jun 2017

  • Athlete Blake Skjellerup says leading sporting bodies still aren't doing enough to counteract homophobia (New Zealand)
    Stuff reports Skjellerup saying "I still think within the professional sporting environment in New Zealand there is a fear by administration and athletes to step outside of the status quo, and to go against what has always been done, or in this case, not be done."
    Links: Stuff
  • Celebrate Pride Month with Your Very Own Rainbow Dong!
    Links: Express

Mon 20 Jun 2016

  • Drag for Orlando Benefit at Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Flash on BDSM with Antony Kitchener
    Links: Express
  • Frisky Friday at Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sexy Bugs: Disco Bloodbath at Whammy Bar!
    Links: Express
  • Teargas at Turkish Trans Pride Rally
    Links: Express
  • Pacific press oranisation slams Samoa Observer
    The Samoa Observer newspaper has been roundly criticised by a Pacific media freedom and standards organisation which says its "shameful" printing a graphic photo of the dead body of a transgender woman breaches common decency and media ethics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Riot Police fire tear gas into trans rally in Istanbul
    Riot police in Istanbul have fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a group of around 150 people during Trans Pride event taking place in Taksim Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa paper's explanation calls fa'afafine a man
    The late Jeanine Tuivaiki, the photo she used on her Facebook page...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Samoa Observer's apology - word for word
    The following is the full text of the explanation and apology printed in this morning's Samoa Observer in response to growing national and international outrage over its publishing on the front page of the Sunday Samoan edition a picture of dead transwoman Jeanine Tuivaiki in the state she was found after what is increasingly being regarded as her suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Samoa Observer's apology - word for word
    The following is the full text of the explanation and apology printed in this morning's Samoa Observer in response to growing national and international outrage over its publishing on the front page of the Sunday Samoan edition a picture of dead transwoman Jeanine Tuivaiki in the state she was found after what is increasingly being regarded as her suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Jun 2015

  • Comment: Colin Craig versus the Conservatives?
    Following the infamous Sauna Session with TV3 interviewer on June 8, mystery surrounded the party leader's subsequent eligibility for that position, with various media sources engaged in speculation about his activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fresh details emerge about Craig allegations
    A Conservative Party board member says a chaperone system was put in place over concerns about an "inappropriate relationship" between Colin Craig and his press secretary Rachel MacGregor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ rates of HIV-associated TB are low
    A new study has found New Zealand continues to have a low incidence of HIV-associated TB...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Jun 2014

  • Any Day Now Wellington
    Links: Express
  • LYC Tours Christchurch
    Links: Express
  • Ru Paul’s Adore Delano to Grace the Stage at Auckland’ Legend...
    Links: Express
  • ChCh community seeking to reconnect
    Plans to reunite the rainbow community in Christchurch are underway...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FIFA probing anti-gay World Cup chants
    FIFA is investigating reports of homophobic, and racist, chants and banners at the Football World Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay affection appears far from '100% OK'
    File Photo Seven Sharp has conducted a social experiment to see whether or not the New Zealand public is ‘100% OK’ with public displays of affection by gay couples – and appears to have found it’s far from it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On 100% OK: Toni Duder
    Toni's 100% OK selfie Rainbow Youth’s Toni Duder hopes the 100% OK campaign will help make an impact on things like being able to go to the doctor without it being assumed she is straight and needs condoms...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Jun 2013

  • No ordinary fairytale
    “We can promise that this is a play you will experience, as opposed to one you just watch,” The Pitchfork Disney producer Martyn Wood says, as the grim, gothic and homoerotic fairytale opens at Auckland’s Q Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ actor voted among hottest by gay/bi men
    Pana Hema Taylor Gay and bi men have voted New Zealander Pana Hema Taylor 33rd in an annual Hot 100 list, while Lucy Lawless remains a firm favourite among lesbian and bi women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF volunteers honoured by Gov. General
    NZAF volunteers shake buckets, pack condoms and help out at events like the Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Positive marriage moves coming from Sth Aus
    File Photo Marriage equality advocates have welcomed majority support in the South Australian Upper House for a motion congratulating New Zealand’s Parliament on achieving marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Jun 2012

  • John Raines - audio preservation (Castro District)
    John Raines talks about preserving audio/visual material for the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.
    Features: John Raines
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • AUS: Labor faction tries to rush marriage vote
    Some members of the Australian Labor Party are trying to bring gay marriage to a parliamentary vote as early as August, to stop it diverting attention from other issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Community warned: "beware" of smooth "conman"
    David Carroll is wanted by police from Hamilton north Warnings are being issued from the gay community about a smooth-talking 'con artist' who has left a trail of unpaid bills, after spouting claims he has been a chef to Coldplay and has just broken up with a rich Greek husband...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study to probe lesbian health and wellbeing
    A PhD researcher at AUT University is carrying out research into the health and wellbeing of younger lesbians, hoping to address a gap in understanding and hopefully contribute to policy to meet their needs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The health of younger lesbians
    A PhD researcher is looking for lesbians aged 18-24 to take part in a study about their health and wellbeing, hoping to address a gap in understanding and hopefully contribute to policy to meet their needs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Jun 2011

  • Caluzzi nabs Oates for winter quiz nights
    Host Steven Oates is bringing his biting wit and probing questions to K' Road's Caluzzi for a winter season of quiz nights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Formal body to be created for Ak festival
    Progress towards an Auckland celebration of glbt life and culture took a significant step forward tonight when a community meeting decided to usher in a formal organisation to steer the project into place...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Priority issues
    Rainbow Wellington has released a list of its priority issues for the November election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reshuffles continue on Auckland's night scene
    The changes on K' Rd are dizzying After buying Lolabar on Ponsonby Rd, gay bar owner Wayne Clark is expanding once again - but this time it's just next door...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Jun 2010

  • Earlybird fees offered for Wellington Outgames
    Wellington AsiaPacific Outgames organisers are advising people to register early and save money, with earlybird fees available until the end of October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teacher wins payout over discrimination
    A special needs teacher who claimed she suffered discrimination because she is a lesbian has won a payout...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The 'Real' L Word
    Anyone who was a fan of lesbian series The L Word (and managed to stick with it from the good times right through to its painfully bizarre final season) will be intrigued to hear its creators have made a reality series...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Jun 2009

  • Dunedin: Stonewall event set for Octagon
    UPDATE 28 JUNE '09: This event has been moved to the Dunedin Community Gallery across the road from Subway- close to the Octagon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio Live hit by John Tamihere's rants
    A gay business owner has pulled his advertising from Radio Live, and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth: New Board to meet urgently
    Just minutes after Rainbow Youth's new Executive Board and officeholders were voted in, plans were in place to meet urgently on Monday to discuss the LGBT youth support organisation's agenda for the next 12 months - its 20th anniversary year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Jun 2008

  • 'Little Britain' star now a gay divorcee
    After only 18 months since they tied the knot, Little Britain star Matt Lucas and partner Kevin McGee have become the first gay celebrity couple to divorce in Britain after laws allowing same-sex ceremonies were introduced in late 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: HIV+ man "aimed to infect others"
    A Melbourne man organised orgies he called "conversion" parties to infect other people with the HIV virus, the Victorian County Court was told yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Community mourns loss of GP Wildbore
    7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow WGN's bad blood over gay ban
    LGBT network Rainbow Wellington has blasted the New Zealand Blood Service's report which recommends a continued ban on sexually active gay male donors, saying it excludes gay men who are of 'minimal risk' of passing on HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Respected gay GP Matt Wildbore dies
    2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What's ahead in MP Louisa Wall's diary?
    Rainbow Labour crewmember Louisa Wall Rainbow Labour's newest MP checks her e-mail inbox and finds invites to LGBT community events she'll attend over the next few months...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Jun 2007

  • Ambiguous Gender: The Intersex Surgery Debate
    While intersex rights groups want an end to surgery on intersexed infants, and informed consent for parents and families of possible risks, some medical groups disagree...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Not Another Strange Sect Marriage!
    Taito Phillip Field Taito Phillip Field and Future New Zealand appear to be deep in pre-nuptial negotiations, circumstances willing… Not content with leaving Christian Heritage and United at the divorce courts after the end of the Christian Coalition and disintegration of United Future, Future New Zealand has been holding talks with conservative Christian and Independent/Pacific Party Mangere MP Taito Phillip Field...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ counsellor's lesbian sex with schoolgirl
    A female high school guidance counsellor had sex with a suicidal 16-year-old girl who called her "aunty", the Dominion Post reports today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transsexuals can now enter 'Miss Spain'
    Organisers of the national Miss Spain beauty pageant have decided to permit mothers and transsexuals for eligibility, Agence France-Presse reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Prison after teacher
    A 30-year-old Dorset teacher has been sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of conducting a six-month sexual affair with a 15-year-old pupil...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Jun 2005

  • Comment: Prisoner of gender: The sad case of David Reimer
    David Reimer On Thursday night TV3 screened a documentary about the late David Reimer (1966-2004), a surgically mutilated baby boy who was raised as a girl, due to the unethical behaviour of Dr John Money, a sexologist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Prisoner of gender: The sad case of David Reimer
    David Reimer On Thursday night TV3 screened a documentary about the late David Reimer (1966-2004), a surgically mutilated baby boy who was raised as a girl, due to the unethical behaviour of Dr John Money, a sexologist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP: Pope's comments show ignorance
    Pope Benedict's criticism of New Zealand's civil union legislation as a "secular distortion of marriage" has sparked a strong retort from MP Tim Barnett, who says the Pope's comments are a result of ignorance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sizzling lesbian drama for TV1 Sundays
    New Zealand fans of lesbian literary idol Sarah Waters can snuggle up for the BBC adaptation of her acclaimed historical novel Fingersmith this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Jun 2004

  • More backdown on CU bill
    Another government backdown over civil unions – this time over the clause that would allow heterosexual couples to switch their civil union to a marriage and vice versa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wilde remembers death threats
    Former MP Fran Wilde can't understand why there is such a fuss over civil unions, despite being witness to Nazi-style demonstrations in 1985 when she sponsored the Homosexual Law Reform Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Jun 2003

  • I'll never plead guilty again, says Hill
    Convicted dangerous dog owner Brian Hill now regrets pleading guilty in the Carolina Anderson mauling case, saying that he is still convinced that his dog was not responsible...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Jun 2002

  • Vote For Me, I'm Honest!
    We are now on the election roller-coaster ride until the 27th of July...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Jun 1983

  • Television: Meetings between a massage parlour owner and his accountant bugged by tax inspectors (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP107574. An official Inland Revenue Department inquiry into why Aucklander and massage parlour owner Ronald Kingnsnorth's meetings had been bugged by tax inspectors.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 20 Jun 1980

  • MP Warren Freer stops working on a Bill that would have adapted the law relating to sexual acts between consenting males (New Zealand)
    Links: Hansard

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