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Wed 21 Jun 2023

  • Parenting: How to talk to neuro-divergent children and teens about sex and pornography
    Sex therapist Jo Robertson on navigating the porn talk with neuro-divergent children, rainbow kids and children with disabilities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans students: How schools should handle pronouns and names
    A teacher was struck off after refusing to use a trans student's chosen name and pronouns...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Elton John Slams Response to Phillip Schofield’s Affair Revelation As Homophobic
    Links: Express
  • Estonia Becomes First Baltic and Central European Country to Legalise Same-Sex...
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Jun 2022

  • Book Critic: Pip Adam
    Today Pip talks about Jane Austen books which have been turned into films...
    Links: RNZ
  • Douglas Stuart: Young Mungo
    Booker Prize-winning Scottish novelist Douglas Stuart speaks with Kathryn Ryan about his new novel, Young Mungo which is breaking hearts...
    Links: RNZ
  • Football star Megan Rapinoe voices support for transgender inclusion in women's sport
    The footballer Megan Rapinoe has become the highest profile sportswoman to publicly support transgender athletes competing in women's competition, arguing that the debate is about something much bigger than sport...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Ian Roberts: 'a setback for tolerance and inclusion'
    Ian Roberts, the first elite rugby league player to come out as gay, condemned the sport's decision to ban transgender players as a setback for tolerance...
    Links: RNZ
  • More sporting bodies considering ban on trans athletes
    World Athletics and FIFA are the latest governing bodies considering a ban on transgender women from competing in female events...
    Links: RNZ
  • More sporting bodies considering ban on transgender athletes
    World Athletics and FIFA are the latest governing bodies considering a ban on transgender women from competing in female events...
    Links: RNZ
  • Netball latest to review transgender involvement
    The World Netball Federation has become the latest international sports body to announce they are reviewing their rules on transgender involvement in women's sport...
    Links: RNZ
  • Netball set to review rules on transgender involvement in the sport
    World Netball Federation announces that it's in the process of reviewing its guidelines in the wake of swimming's landmark ruling...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rugby league bans transgender players from women's internationals
    The ruling follows global swimming's decision to restrict trans athletes' participation at the elite level...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rugby league bans transgender players from women's internationals
    The ruling follows global swimming's decision to restrict trans athletes' participation at the elite level...
    Links: RNZ
  • Too early for bans with research on trans women athletes in its infancy - academic
    Trans women face several disadvantages as athletes and more research is needed before deciding if they should be allowed to compete in female events, a transgender academic says...
    Links: RNZ
  • UK to offer vaccines to some gay, bisexual men for monkeypox
    British health officials will start offering vaccines to some men who have sex with men and are at the highest risk of catching monkeypox, in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of the disease beyond Africa...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Why Swimming NZ voted in favour of world governing body's trans woman athlete ban
    Olympic swimmer and sports medicine specialist Dave Gerrard says it's a difficult issue but he is proud to have been part of this 'historic decision'...
    Links: Stuff
  • Why Swimming NZ voted in favour of world governing body's trans woman athlete ban
    Olympic swimmer and sports medicine specialist Dave Gerrard says it's a difficult issue but he is proud to have been part of this 'historic decision'...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay Dating: When A Negative Mindset is Necessary
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Jun 2021

  • Call for two gold medals to be awarded should Laurel Hubbard win in Tokyo
    A former NZ Olympic weightlifter is opposed to transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard competing in the women's category...
    Links: Stuff
  • Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay
    Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib today became the first active NFL player to come out as gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lambrechs concerned at lack of research on trans athletes
    Former Olympic Weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs says she expected Laurel Hubbard to qualify for the Olympics; but the decision isn't a fair one...
    Links: RNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard to be first ever transgender athlete at Olympics
    Laurel Hubbard will make history for New Zealand when she becomes the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics...
    Links: RNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard to be first transgender athlete at Olympics
    The New Zealand Olympics Comittee is celebrating a landmark moment, with Laurel Hubbard set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the games...
    Links: RNZ
  • Midday News for 21 June 2021
    A major cleanup after torrential downpours and Laurel Hubbard to become the first transgender Olympian...
    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
  • 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
  • Support for first New Zealand transgender Olympic athlete Laurel Hubbard grows
    By RNZ A former world-class cyclist and trans-rights advocate says Laurel Hubbard's Tokyo Olympics selection has been a long time coming...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Support for first NZ transgender Olympic athlete Laurel Hubbard grows
    A former world-class cyclist and trans-rights advocate says Laurel Hubbard's Tokyo Olympics selection has been a long time coming...
    Links: RNZ
  • Surviving The HIV/ AIDS Pandemic
    We're joined by theatre maker Shane Bosher and actors Simon Prast and Simon Leary ahead of the opening of their a new play...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tokyo Olympics 2021: 'Disaster for women's sport': Piers Morgan on Laurel Hubbard's Olympic inclusion
    British television personality Piers Morgan has called transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's historic inclusion for the Tokyo Olympics a "disaster for women's sport"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 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
  • Top Stories for Tuesday 22 June 2021
    Major questions about a 2016 police shooting...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans advocate Kristin Worley supports Laurel Hubbard selection
    Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history at the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first transgender athlete to compete...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans mental health expert Jaimie Veale on Laurel Hubbard weightlifting selection
    The news that New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is the first transgender athlete to be selected for an Olympic squad has reopened a contentious debate over trans people in organized sport...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tunisia: UN Expert Praises Democratic Progress Since Revolution, Says More Needed For LGBT Persons
    TUNIS (18 June 2021) – A UN human rights expert today acknowledged the steps taken by Tunisia since the Revolution just over 10 years ago to advance equality and non-discrimination, and urged the government to amend legislation to fully protect the human rights of ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Breaking: Laurel Hubbard Will Represent NZ at Tokyo Olympics
    Links: Express
  • Exciting New IT Opportunities for Queer Kiwis With Govt Funding Scheme
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ MISBEHAVIOU II
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ MISBEHAVIOUR II
    Links: Express
  • Video: The Real Moment Kita Mean Found Out She Had Won...
    Links: Express

Sun 21 Jun 2020

  • Transgender Group Calls For Action On Human Rights Commission Prism Report
    Transgender group call for action on Human Rights Commission Report on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics Agender NZ, a New Zealand trans group, welcomed Saturday’s release of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Prism ...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 21 Jun 2019

  • A gay first lady? Yes, there's already been one, and here are her love letters.
    In the summer of 1910, Evangeline Simpson Whipple told the caretaker of her home not to move anything in her absence...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Dateline Pacific for 21 June 2019
    The highest number of people in Samoa for five years put their names into the hat for this year's ballot to get an opportunity to live and work in New Zealand; A Pacific climate change specialist from SPREP says there is a groundswell of support for the region's stance at the latest global talks he's attending in Germany; Last week the Frank Bainimarama-led government delivered its budget for the coming year on the back of growth it described as the "Bainimarama boom"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Global Fund seeking billions to continue health aid
    For the past 17 years the Global Fund has provided billions of dollars around the world to help overcome HIV, malaria and tuberculosis...
    Links: RNZ
  • The US once had a gay first lady, the truth revealed in her love letters to a woman
    When wealthy US widow Evangeline Whipple died she was buried next to the love her life, former first lady Rose Cleveland...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau Sets up GoFundMe for Legal Case Against Rugby Australia
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Jun 2018

  • Lately with Karyn Hay
    Drop in HIV diagnoses...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 21 Jun 2017

  • Authors Release Gay Fairytale ‘Promised Land’ in Te Reo Māori
    Links: Express
  • Grey Lynn Author Wins Gold
    Links: Express
  • Xbox Update Introduces Gender-Neutral Clothing Options For Avatars
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Jun 2016

  • European Union Unanimously Backs GLBT Rights
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Auckland Gala Extravaganza Commemorates HLR30
    Links: Express
  • Town Hall to be Doused in Colour to Celebrate HLR30
    Links: Express
  • Editor: Printing photo was a mistake, we apologise
    Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa In a second and more considered apology printed in the Samoa Observer this morning its Editor in Chief has eschewed trying to explain away the internationally-condemned printing of a photo of a young transgender woman's dead body shortly after she apparently suicided in a church hall...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fatigue Warning?
    Finally, it's starting to look as if the New Zealand centre-left's prospects of ending the Key administration's tenure are picking up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ LGBTI young leader to receive Queen's Award
    A New Zealand LGBTI young leader will be recognised by the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • S.Observer editor: I did not write article or apology
    Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa The editor in chief of the Samoa Observer has apologised for his paper referring to the late Jeanine Tuivaiki as a man, in a front page story and in his subsequent apology...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoan PM: Photo was gruesome, callous
    The Samoan Prime Minister has branded the Samoa Observer's front page printing of a photo taken of a young transwoman just after she apparently committed suicide as insensitive, unethical, gruesome and callous in a statement carried today by that newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Samoa Observer Editor in Chief responds
    Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Asked if he would talk about his newspaper's controversial publication of a front page photo of Jeanine Tuivaiki shortly after her death, an apparent suicide, the Samoa Observer's Editor-In-Chief, Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa, was initially reluctant to speak on the subject...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Samoa Observer Editor in Chief responds
    Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa Asked if he would talk about his newspaper's controversial publication of a front page photo of Jeanine Tuivaiki shortly after her death, an apparent suicide, the Samoa Observer's Editor-In-Chief, Gatoaitele Savea Sano Malifa, was initially reluctant to speak on the subject...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turkey: Tear gas, plastic bullets break up parade
    Turkish police broke up a gay pride parade with tear gas and plastic bullets at the weekend after the marchers defied a government ban...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Jun 2015

  • Tighe Instone - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Tighe Instone talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform.
    Features: Tighe Instone
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 300,000 Gather in Rome to Rally Against Same Sex Civil Unions
    Links: Express
  • Todd Emerson’s Gritty New Role
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Pt1: In the beginning...
    Disregarding its predecessors such as Hero and pride events throughout New Zealand and overseas, the Auckland Pride Festival's unique DNA can be tracked back to three well-attended community meetings in mid-2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Becoming mums: A sense of community
    Working for an organisation like GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Jun 2014

  • Close Encounters – Legend Bar and Nightclub
    Links: Express
  • Flirty Fridays – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sexy Solstice – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Same Sex Salsa class ready to hit the floor
    Mike Brady teaching a class Another round of Auckland’s popular Same Sex Salsa courses gets underway in early July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US announces its sanctions for Uganda
    File Photo The US has cut and reshuffled aid to Uganda and imposed visa restrictions for those who breach human rights over the nation’s anti-gay law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: hilarious flight attendant
    Here's an in-flight safety speech unlike any you would have heard before! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Jun 2013

  • Artist Meg Torwl dies
    Links: North Shore News, PrideNZ.com
  • "Don't they want to stay alive?" Grossman asks
    The American psychiatrist who wrote a heavily-criticised report for Family First about a number of safe sex websites has responded by questioning whether ‘gays’ in New Zealand want to stay alive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exodus International apologises, closes
    Exodus International leader Alan Chambers Exodus International is closing its doors after three decades of trying to turn gay people straight, a move which comes after an apology to the gay community for ‘years of undue judgement’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA in good stead as new leader elected
    Outgoing President Michael Richardson has been credited with saving the organisation from 'oblivion', as Skot Barnett picks up the leadership reins at the Gay Auckland Business Association...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay rights champ Dame Barbara Goodman dies
    A straight gay rights champion and civic leader who formed the group Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miles' mugger receives home detention
    Hayden Miles The man who mugged gay teenager Hayden Miles on the night he was murdered has been sentenced to home detention...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sth Aus wants to lead the way on marriage
    South Australian marriage equality advocates say they will campaign hard for a new state bill allowing same-sex couples to marry, after another knock down from federal parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Pitchfork Disney: Marvellously warped
    The Pitchfork Disney The Loft at Q, Auckland 20 June 2013 - Reviewed by Jacqui Stanford The Pitchfork Disney is brilliantly sick, stunningly acted and has a set that will have you entranced from the moment you step into The Loft at Auckland’s Q Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Jun 2012

  • Auckland Pride seeking seven Trustees
    Anyone who wishes to be a member of the Auckland Pride Festival Trust has until next Wednesday to apply...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mana leader under pressure over gay marriage
    Hone Harawira Mana leader Hone Harawira is reportedly coming under pressure from his party to support gay marriage, despite previously expressing discomfort about it, saying he was "morally very conservative"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud mum Anika Moa writing new songs
    Anika Moa has announced she is in the middle of writing songs for a new album...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Steven's story: fear, defiance and escape
    On a Saturday afternoon at a suburban Auckland library I met Steven Kasiko, a man who escaped Uganda after his name was published in the revolting Rolling Stone newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay conservative group endorses Romney
    Mitt Romney A group of gay American conservatives say they will endorse likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Jun 2010

  • Berlin Pride attracts hundreds of thousands
    Although the numbers range wildly, the crowd which descended on Berlin for the city's gay pride was clearly vast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Benefit: Transphobia and welfare cutbacks
    What threats to LGBT New Zealanders might the recent "Welfare Working Group" proposals contain? In a previous welfare privatisation article, I dealt with the practice of welfare privatisation in the United States and Australia and showed what risks it held for LGBT social service clients of outsourced welfare services after privatisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine board gets a reshuffle
    Peter Martin returns to the role of chair OUTLine has a new board of management, which will have the crucial first task of finding the Auckland-based support service a new office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rufus Wainwright: Over The Rainbow
    Rufus Wainwright will once again visit New Zealand In October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Strategic plan delay about "getting it right"
    NZAF Trust Board Chair Alastair Cameron The New Zealand Aids Foundation's strategic plan for the next five years has been delayed, which the Trust Board Chair says is simply because the board wants to get it right...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Jun 2009

  • Bruno under fire for being a stereotype
    Gay equality activists are getting worried about the antics of Sacha Baron Cohen's gay Austrian character Bruno, as his fans countdown to his movie's worldwide release on Friday 10 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV enquiries up, Mills' mother defends son
    HIV testing and support services have seen an upswing in enquiries regarding HIV testing in the wake of the naming of  the man at the centre of allegations that he had unsafe sex with six young men and one woman without telling them he has HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Steven s incredible chicken race
    No it's not April Fools, and we swear we're not making this up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trial for Brown killing starts tomorrow
    Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach will appear before the Auckland high court tomorrow on the first day of his trial for the alleged murder of elderly gay Onehunga man Ronald Brown...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Jun 2008

  • AKL: Kinky new leather contest for Urge bar
    Contestants are wanted for a kinky new pageant in Auckland's all-male bear and leather bar - and the winner will earn a trip to this year's Melbourne Leather Pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our place in New Zealand's Future
    A new flag for New Zealand - designed by Clint Woolly Given that researcher Chris Brickell is about to release his pioneering work on gay male history in New Zealand/Aotearoa, I thought it might be pleasant to prognosticate about our intermediate future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmania: Greens to push gay marriage bill
    Tasmania has picked up the baton of same-sex marriage, with the Greens to introduce an enabling bill into the state's parliament, reports the AAP...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Jun 2007

  • Gays fleeing Poland persecution
    Poland's LGBT community is fleeing the country as government sponsored persecution mounts an LGBT civil rights activist said on Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Majority of Aussies support gay marriage
    A public opinion poll released this week shows a major shift with most Australians now in favour of allowing same-sex couples to wed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Time flies with Ak's Gay and Lesbian Singers
    Since Heather McDowell joined Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers, from the schmaltzy to the serious, from the camp to the cute, from the frivolous to the fun, she's sung it all...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Jun 2005

  • Just who is Pope Benedict XVI?
    The short answer is Pope Benedict XVI (aka Joseph Ratzinger) is a strident social conservative authoritarian, with a negative history of statements and actions against lesbians and gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Jun 2004

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP289695.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Dunne - CU bill not necessary
    Civil unions are not necessary, says United Future leader Peter Dunne, and he doesn't care if he's labelled a fundie Christian for saying so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herald a stealthy mouthpiece for moral right
    Concerns have been raised that the NZ Herald is turning into a stealthy mouthpiece for the moral right in the lead-up to the first vote in Parliament on civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Jun 2003

  • Ex-pat Aussie Nick Toonen
    Recent recipient of the Order of Australia medal recognising his work for LGBT rights in Australia, Nick Toonen now lives in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Last minute fight to stop Barnett's prostitute bill
    Opponents are mounting a final campaign to stop the decriminalisation of prostitution, detailed in a new parliamentary bill sponsored by Labour MP Tim Barnett...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Jun 2000

Wed 21 Jun 1995

  • The Dunedin Pride festival is held (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    The festival runs from 21 June - 15 July 1995.
    Links: NZ.com

Sat 21 Jun 1986

Thu 21 Jun 1984

Sun 21 Jun 1981

  • Gay Pride Week takes place (New Zealand)
    A poster has the text "After thousands of years in hiding, we are moving into the light. Our right to live, our right to love". The week runs until 28 June.
    Links: Te Papa

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