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Wed 23 Jun 2021

  • Tokyo Olympics: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lends support to NZOC over Laurel Hubbard selection
    By RNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is backing the New Zealand Olympic Committee over their selection of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the upcoming Games in Tokyo...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Were People The Missing Link In Covid Response?
    Highest level of political leadership in Covid response is indeed unprecedented if we look at other health responses such as those for HIV, non-communicable diseases, TB or other communicable diseases that affect our lives...
    Links: Scoop
  • Colton Haynes Proudly Shares Photo That He Tried To Erase From...
    Links: Express
  • Elektra Shock “I Really Did Struggle” Throughout Drag Race
    Links: Express
  • Pose Star Angelica Ross Accuses Joe Biden Of ‘Doing The Bare...
    Links: Express

Tue 23 Jun 2020

  • Trans law change won't happen before election, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin says
    A law change which would have made it easier for trans people to change their gender on official documents has fallen off the Government's agenda...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 90-Year-Old Shows It’s Never To Late To Be Yourself
    Links: Express
  • 90-Year-Old Shows It’s Never To Late Too Be Yourself
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Majenta Bar Gets Furry 
    Links: Express

Sun 23 Jun 2019

  • Catholic school putting up a fight after refusing to fire gay teacher
    A school that refused to fire a gay teacher as ordered by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis says it has been told by church officials that it will no longer be recognised as Catholic...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Former Australian captain Liz Ellis takes aim at Silver Ferns star Maria Folau over supporting husband Israel
    There is no room for homophobia in our game says Liz Ellis, attacking netball officials...
    Links: Stuff
  • Georgina Beyer: Musical Chair
    Former New Zealand politician Georgina Beyer has lived a rich and varied life...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 23 Jun 2018

  • More LGBTQI content needed at medical schools - survey
    Staff at the country's two medical schools say there are education gaps relating to gender identity and sexuality...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 23 Jun 2017

  • Service for Virginia Burns (Old St Paul's)
    Audio from the service to commemorate and celebrate the life of Virginia Burns (a.k.a Virginia Parker-Bowles)
    Features: Arthur Grooby, Ben Mills, David Birrell, Elizabeth Kerekere, Greig Wilson, Herwig Raubal, Penny Salmon, Rebecca Elizabeth Taylor, Ruth Mundy, Shelley Te Waiariki Howard, Sian Torrington, Vaughan Meneses
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • When Sun And Moon Collide Opens For Auckland Audiences
    Links: Express

Thu 23 Jun 2016

  • Alleged ‘Gay Lover’ of Orlando Shooter Says Attack was Revenge Against...
    Links: Express
  • Caluzzi celebrates 20 years
    Krd’s favourite drag cabaret venue just celebrated its 20th birthday, we chat to Caluzzi owner Campbell Orr about how it all began and what makes Caluzzi girls stand out from the rest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man denied rental home because of sexuality
    A gay man in Waikato says he was denied a rental home because of his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT Britons and Brexit
    As the time for the British EU membership referendum draws closer, LGBT Britons still seem to overwhelmingly support remaining within the European Union...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man claiming to be gunman's lover speaks out
    A man claiming he was the Orlando gunman’s lover says that the mass shooting was not an act of terror but an act of revenge against Puerto Ricans after finding out one of the Puerto Rican gay men he had a threesome with was HIV positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thursday 23: Gunman's gay lover speaks out
    Thursday 23 June: A man claiming he was the Orlando gunman’s lover says that the mass shooting was not an act of terror but an act of revenge against Puerto Ricans after finding out one of the Puerto Rican gay men he had a threesome with was HIV positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans teen petitioning school almost at target
    A 16-year-old transgender student is petitioning Hekia Parata and Marlborough Girls’ College because she is being made to use the male bathrooms or gender neutral bathrooms while at school...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 Jun 2015

  • Moroccan Gay Men Receive Four Months Imprisonment For Posing Close Together...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Pt2: Things go awry...
    Part two of a multi-part feature series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colin Craig's ex press sec speaks out
    Colin Craig’s former press secretary has broken her silence for the first time, saying there are clear factual inaccuracies in his version of events...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi advocate receives award from Queen
    UPDATED: New Zealander Tabby Besley has received an award from the Queen, met the UK Prime Minister and rubbed shoulders with David Beckham in a whirlwind day in London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality is like slavery - Huckabee
    US Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claims accepting court-ordered marriage equality would be like accepting slavery...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mika to withdraw from 'tokenistic' Ak Pride
    Prolific Auckland Pride event creator Mika says he will withdraw from involvement in the Auckland Pride Festival due to the removal of clear commitment to Treaty of Waitangi principles in Pride's objectives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Film Fest 2015 lgbti guide
    The line-up for the New Zealand International Film Festival is out - and there are plenty of lgbti-interest films for you to check out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rewards offered over Aus gay hate killings
    Three awards of AU$100,000 each are being offered for information relating to the disappearance and suspected deaths of two gay men, and the death of another, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs in the 1980s...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Jun 2014

  • La Traviata opens with acclaim!
    Links: Express
  • Opera Australia Sacks Georgian Soprano Over Homophobic Comments.
    Links: Express
  • Party Hopping Hottie – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • "Faecal masses" opera singer dumped
    Tamar Iveri Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri has been released from her contract with Opera Australia after outcry over a homophobic rant posted from her Facebook account...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Angel Rangitaawa now in a stable condition
    Angel Rangitaawa had been at an exhibition opening in Palmerston North...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Angel Rangitaawa's condition improves
    Anahera "Angel" Rangitaawa is breathing on her own, moving her arms and legs and has squeezed her brother’s hand as she recovers from severe injuries she received in Palmerston North...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Arrest made over 2012 Texas shooting
    Murder-accused David Strickland Police have made an arrest over the 2012 shooting of a lesbian couple in a park, which claimed one of the young women’s lives and left the other severely injured...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CCTV footage to be scoured in P North case
    Police will speak with local business owners and review CCTV footage as they investigate how a transgender Auckland woman was left with horrific injuries on a Palmerston North street...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four out candidates in Labour's top twenty
    Grant Robertson There’s a strong ’rainbow’ presence in the Labour Party’s pre-election rankings, with four out MPs in the top 20...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Jun 2013

  • 'Super heroes' patrolling Greenwich Village
    A group of security, first aid and martial arts experts are patrolling the streets of New York’s Greenwich Village after a rise in anti-gay violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama picks gay ambassador for Australia
    John Berry US President Barack Obama has nominated an openly-gay man as ambassador to Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 Jun 2012

  • Lip-locking Benetton ads win industry accolade
    The Benetton ads which featured Barack Obama kissing Hugo Chavez and the Pope sharing a tender moment with a Muslim imam have won the Press Grand Prix at Cannes Ad Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF welcomes decision over ad complaint
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says the Advertising Standards Authority has made an “excellent decision” in turfing out a complaint about an ad in Get It On!’s ‘Love Your Condom’ series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Referenda and the Religious Right
    Given that Colin Craig wants a referendum on same-sex marriage, someone needs to have a sober and rational look at binding referenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: GALS - Out in the city, Songs for queer Auckland
    Out in the city: Songs for queer Auckland GALS Music Director: Stephen Bowness In a magnificent concert GALS tonight seemed to draw together all the experience and hard work of decades, and song after song hit the spot with the capacity audience showing their full appreciation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Ambassador to speak at charity dinner
    David Huebner The Gay Auckland Business Association will next month host a charity dinner with US Ambassador David Huebner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 23 Jun 2011

  • Kiwis should "celebrate" bravery of gay lib pioneers
    GLBT people should remember and acknowledge the bravery of those who came out in this country in the early stages of what was then termed 'gay liberation,' according to a New Zealand museum curator...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 Jun 2010

  • Ex-Navy man denied compensation
    A former Navy steward has failed in his claim for hundreds of thousands of dollars, over his allegations he was sexually assaulted by another seaman in 1984...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay films galore
    The New Zealand International Film Festival has unveiled a strong line-up of gay-themed films...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hui Takatāpui to focus on health and wellbeing
    An annual gathering to celebrate and strengthen the sexual and gender diversity of Maori will this year be hosted in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay UK in court on rape charges
    Mark Carter A former Mr Gay UK has appeared in a Leeds court on rape and sexual assault charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 Jun 2009

  • Angry Ambach: "I'll kill you," says witness
    Ambach trial Day 2 In a tense moment during day two of the trial of a Hungarian tourist for the murder of an elderly gay Onehunga man, an employer of the accused recalled him angrily responding "I'll kill you!" to a joking anti-gay comment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drug funding delay "putting lives at risk"
    Government drug funding agency Pharmac is deflecting criticism that by not yet funding two new "life saving" HIV drugs it is relegating New Zealand HIV treatment to second class status and putting lives at risk...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drug funding delay "putting lives at risk"
    Government drug funding agency Pharmac is deflecting criticism that by not yet funding two new "life saving" HIV drugs it is relegating New Zealand HIV treatment to second class status and putting lives at risk...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jason Napier has two new gay fans
    Facing life-threatening surgery, Jason Napier is on a Facebook quest for fame...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young bride-to-be caught up in HIV scare
    A young woman just weeks away from marriage and distraught that she might have HIV and have passed it onto her fiance is just one of the heartbreaking situations emerging after the naming of an HIV positive man charged with knowingly exposing others to the virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Jun 2008

  • Ramon premi
    Ramon Te Wake Auckland-based transgender singer-songwriter Ramon Te Wake has premièred six songs on MySpace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Art of Lesbian Television Viewing
    Forget Cold Case, here's Mariska Hargitay! The joys of watching television are many-fold for the lesbian viewer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK paper lists top 101 gays and lesbians
    From businesspeople to authors, the famous (and infamous) to the unknown, the UK's Independent newspaper has listed the 101 gay and lesbian Britons who have influenced the nation over the past 12 months...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 Jun 2007

  • Anti-gay politician outed on Russian TV
    Russian gay activist Nicolas Alexeyev told a live TV audience on Friday that a conservative MP is gay - and also a coward and a liar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 Jun 2006

  • Akl Mayor to host HLR 20th ann. function
    In an unprecedented move, Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard has announced he will host a special event to mark the 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bells, Smells and Candles: Anglo-Catholicism and Gay Men
    For many nineteenth century English gay men, "Anglo-Catholicism" offered an alternative subculture and spirituality that met their needs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sthland LGBT group thrilled with turnout
    Organisers of a new Southland LGBT support group are thrilled with the local response, with almost 40 locals attending the inaugural get-together, including a significant number of under 25-year-olds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 23 Jun 2005

  • HIV/AIDS drugs: we must fight the system
    I commend Body Positive on its response to Pharmac's unacceptable delay with the approval of HIV treatment drug Kaletra...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mystery guest for Gay Ski Week
    Bookings for the third annual Gay Ski Week in Queenstown in September are pumping along, says organiser Mike Sanford, with visitors coming from the Northern Hemisphere as well as across the Tasman and up and down New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board legal advice questioned
    Imposing a 50% Maori quota on the board of the AIDS Foundation is not a legal requirement in its Constitution, says former chair Michael Stevens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF BOARD: Quotas "a big mistake" says former chair Stevens
    Micheal Stevens There's more stinging criticism for an NZAF board proposal to impose a 50% Maori governance quota, as well as two mandated HIV+ positions, and once again it's a former Foundation board chair speaking out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 Jun 2004

  • Debate: Richard... I don't have ESP!
    Richard Randerson "takes Peron to task" and implies that I have less credibility because I allegedly got a few things wrong...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt does poor job of selling CU bill
    The government has done a poor job of selling civil unions to the public, says political columnist John Armstrong...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour MPs against CU named
    The civil union vote in Parliament could be very close, as a number of MPs have expressed major reservations about the bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stop whining about womens wages and privacy!
    News stories and articles on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV current affairs and the CUB debate
    Last Saturday TVNZ's Agenda and Eye to Eye carried two issues of interest to our communities- Peter Dunne on Agenda, and Georgina Beyer and Hone Kaa versus Brian Tamaki and the CHP's Ewen McQueen on Willie Jackson's Eye to Eye Maori debate programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV current affairs and the CUB debate
    Last Saturday TVNZ's Agenda and Eye to Eye carried two issues of interest to our communities- Peter Dunne on Agenda, and Georgina Beyer and Hone Kaa versus Brian Tamaki and the CHP's Ewen McQueen on Willie Jackson's Eye to Eye Maori debate programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Jun 2003

  • Name-heavy Ellis petition to be presented tomorrow
    A retired high court judge is among the latest of the high-profile figures to sign the Peter Ellis petition, which will be presented to Parliament by National MPs Katherine Rich and Don Brash tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scholarship for HIV prevention researcher
    A Massey University graduate has been awarded a Ph D scholarship by the Ministry of Health for his work in the area of HIV research and prevention...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Jun 1996

  • The Dunedin Pride festival takes place (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    The festival runs from 23 June-6 July. The festival begins with a dog show and soccer match and ends with a Masquerade Ball.
    Links: NZ.com

Sun 23 Jun 1974

  • Gay Pride Week takes place in Christchurch (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The week includes: GAS Teach-In at USCR 7.30pm on Thursday 27 June, Gay Pride March on Friday 28 June (assemble Victoria Square 6.45pm) - "Support Homosexual Equality - March for Gay Rights", Gay Pride Dance on Saturday 29 June at Hagley Hall, 22 St Asaph Street

Sun 23 Jun 1912

  • Computer scientist and mathematician Alan Turing is born (London, United Kingdom)

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