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Thu 24 Jun 2021

  • Laurel Hubbard faces 'no-win situation if she succeeds at Tokyo Olympics
    A US expert on transgender rights says Laurel Hubbard might inspire other trans athletes, but could also become a focus for activists who oppose greater LGBTQ rights...
    Links: Stuff
  • Laurel Hubbard faces 'no-win sitution if she succeeds at Tokyo Olympics
    A US expert on transgender rights says Laurel Hubbard might inspire other trans athletes, but could also become a focus for activists who oppose greater LGBTQ rights...
    Links: Stuff
  • Tokyo Olympics: Laurel Hubbard will polarise opinion, expert says
    A US expert on transgender rights and politics says the participation of New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics might inspire other trans athletes but could also become a focus for conservative activists who...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • NZSO Celebrates Matariki and More With Exciting Winter Festival
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: How Kita Mean’s Coronation United Our Community
    Links: Express
  • Theatre That Asks How We Hold On To Our Histories
    Links: Express

Wed 24 Jun 2020

  • Welsh rugby great Gareth Thomas and the stigma of HIV
    Former Welsh skipper feared he was given a "death sentence" but reveals life can still be normal...
    Links: Stuff
  • Blaise Clotworthy: My Sexuality And My Mental Health
    Links: Express
  • Government Confirms Gender Self ID Bill Remains “On Pause”
    Links: Express
  • UK Stabbing Spree Victims All Gay Men
    Links: Express
  • Viral Facebook Post Targets NZ AIDS Foundation Call Centre
    Links: Express

Mon 24 Jun 2019

  • Folau losing support with legal fight fundraiser - FitzSimons
    The Sydney Morning Herald's rugby correspondent Peter FitzSimons says Israel Folau's crowdfunding campaign seeking millions of dollars to fight his legal battle against Rugby Australia has lost him support...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV campaign: eye-catching for a reason
    A new safe sex billboard has caused some consternation from some who have seen it...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBT fundraiser launched to rival Israel Folau's legal cause
    Sacked Australian rugby star Israel Folau has taken to social media to thank people who so far have donated more than $250,000 to fund his legal fight over his dismissal...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rugby: New fundraiser aims at rainbow coloured ball gag for Israel Folau
    Fight fundraiser with fundraiser...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Student suspended from school for saying there are 'only two genders'
    A teenager suspended from a UK school after insisting there are "only two genders" has revealed he spoke out in protest at the "dangerous" views being forced on to pupils...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Panel with Thomas Pryor and Cindy Mitchener (Part 2)
    Fireworks in the backyard with the kids be a thing of the past, if Auckland council gets its way...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Stories for Monday 24 June 2019
    Fewer road deaths, not crashes, the focus of Vision Zero, University staff 'silenced' over racism complaint, Insurance claim denials more common than thought, Memorial service in Christchurch for four victims, LGBT fundraiser launched to rival Israel Folau's legal cause, Prosecution possible after Luxon newspaper ad - Edgeler ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender and non-binary identities to be counted by Stats NZ survey
    The Household Economic Survey will also ask respondents about their sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • GoFundMe Shuts Down Folau Campaign
    Links: Express
  • Has There Already Been A Closeted Gay U.S. President?
    Links: Express
  • Homophobia In Sport: Homophobic Slurs Used By 60% Of Australian Ice...
    Links: Express
  • Political Tension Forces Postponement Of Georgia’s Inaugural Pride Parade
    Links: Express

Fri 24 Jun 2016

  • NZ Young Leader Recognised by the Queen
    Links: Express
  • Brexit: Dregs of Victory?
    I should confess that I prepared two alternative articles on this subject, given that the result was likely to be close...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Father arrested for attempting to kill his intersex baby
    The father of an intersex baby has been arrested for attempted murder after trying to kill his baby three times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • My Life Before HLR: Craig Young
    Michael Stevens and I are almost the same age, but living in different cities seems to have had profoundly different effects on our experience of homosexual law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow AKL gala extravaganza to celebrate HLR
    Rainbow Auckland, formerly known as GABA, are throwing a Rainbow Gala of the Year to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans-Versing the Gap(s)
    Although much LGBTI news focus has been overseas dealing with Orlando, Xalapa and the British and Australian elections, there is the enduring issue of transgender rights in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unitec farewells long-standing Diversity Manager
    Unitec has farewelled a long-standing Equity and Diversity Manager who leaves behind a lasting legacy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Jun 2015

  • Californian Ballot Initiative Calling For Execution Of Gay People Thrown Out...
    Links: Express
  • Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Porn
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride pt3: Tragic and heartbreaking...
    Part three of a multi-part feature series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: You have to be encapsulated
    Sectarianism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NY's Stonewall Inn gets landmark status
    The iconic Stonewall Inn, where the lgbt rights movement was born, has been made an official New York landmark...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peaches is back with a new video!
    After six years, Peaches is back with new single Light in Places – and an album which is due out in September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The 30 Project marks 30 years of the NZAF
    A classic NZAF safe sex poster Three decades of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s response to HIV have been collated in three films which will be released to mark its 30th anniversary next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Jun 2014

  • A New Mr Gay Europe Has Been Crowned
    Links: Express
  • New Rainbow Youth Board Elected
    Links: Express
  • US Imposes Strict Sanctions on Uganda
    Links: Express
  • "Hello mum" - recovering Angel speaks
    Anahera Rangitaawa is known to friends as Angel Anahera “Angel” Rangitaawa is “on the up and up” her delighted mum says, after her daughter spoke to her for the first time since she was hospitalised with severe injuries she sustained on a Palmerston North street...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family "sincerely sorry for causing panic"
    Anahera Rangitaawa has severe injuries from the fall A member of severely injured transgender woman Anahera Rangitaawa has apologised for ‘causing panic’, saying they were advised she had been attacked...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Questions raised over TPP with Brunei
    Rainbow Wellington will lobby the Government over Brunei being involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in light of the nation’s plans to phase in laws allowing gay men and lesbians to be stoned to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rangitaawa was injured in fall from tree
    Anahera Rangitaawa is recovering in hospital Police have found Angel Rangitaawa’s injuries are not suspicious, but were caused by a fall from a tree...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report from Mr Australasia Bear 2014
    Earlier this month, Mr Urge NZ Bear representative for 2014, Gary Edwards, travelled to Melbourne to compete at Southern Hibearnation for the title of Mr Australasia Bear 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans woman shot, burned in Florida
    Yaz'min Shancez was 31...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Jun 2013

  • Huhana Hickey (Auckland)
    uhana Hickey talks to Kathryn Ryan about indigenous disabled human rights and social justice advocacy
    Features: Huhana Hickey
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Bumper snow season forecast for Gay Ski Week
    Organisers Mandy and Sally Whitewoods With Queenstown's Winter Festival underway the organisers of Gay Ski Week 2013 say they are well into planning the gayest winter sport event in the southern hemisphere and are expecting a bumper snow season...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Equality House hosts wedding
    A lesbian couple has married at Equality House, a rainbow-painted building across the road from the HQ of hateful church Westboro...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GALS concert to celebrate Love and Marriage
    Auckland’s Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) will celebrate the passage of marriage equality in their upcoming concert, where Louisa Wall will be a special guest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unity Books readying for another page turner
    Tilly Lloyd Rainbow Wellington’s annual book review is returning to Unity Books next month, with another ‘high octane’ night of fun promised for book lovers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Jun 2012

  • Maggie Munford (Auckland)
    Maggie Munford talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Maggie Munford
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Improved glbti mental health support needed
    New Zealand's mental health services need to be beefed up to be more accessible and more friendly towards glbti people, a just-released report says...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Jun 2010

  • Boy Scouts win case over "no gays" stance
    A US federal jury has ruled Philadelphia can't evict a Boy Scouts group for refusing to admit gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Helen's twin?
    New Australian PM Julia Gillard Finally, Australia has its first female federal Prime Minister, former ALP Deputy PM Julia Gillard...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In the Navy: the official story
    The failed compensation case of a man who claims he was sexually assaulted in the Navy during the 1980s has revealed interesting aspects of life at sea for gay men, or men suspected of being gay, before the Homosexual Law Reform and change of Navy rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New seats added to Rainbow Youth board
    From the Rainbow Youth AGM The number of seats on the Rainbow Youth board has been increased to 10, to add specific places for Maori and transgender representatives...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Jun 2009

  • Auckland ranked 15th gayest city in world
    The latest international Spartacus guidebook puts Auckland in the top 20 cities ranked by number of gay businesses per million of population...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Frustration building over Obama's inaction
    USA gay rights advocates are beginning to express frustration that President Obama has not moved on his pre-election promise to repeal the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, which prohibits homosexuals from serving openly in the American military...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury views Ambach's erratic behaviour
    Ambach trial Day 3 Closed Circuit TV footage played to the jury in the Ambach trial today showed the accused behaving in a very animated fashion in a liquor shop while the gay man he is charged with subsequently murdering purchased beer and Coke...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queens of a parallel Universe - look out Wellington!
    How far will the 40 pageant 'girls' go to win that most glamourous of titles - The Queen of the Whole Universe - this Saturday in Wellington's St...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Jun 2008

  • GABA's surprise guest - the Prime Minister
    The Gay Auckland Business Association has made a surprise announcement about their Annual General Meeting next week - Prime Minister Helen Clark will be there to speak and answer questions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ HIV advice applauded at United Nations
    New Zealand has been applauded at the United Nations after telling representatives of 140 nations that successful HIV prevention work can only happen if they institute human rights legislation to destigmatise affected groups and enable accurate data collection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Should Ben follow his heart... to Florida?
    Young Aucklander Ben has met a lovely guy online, but there's one problem - his dream man lives in Florida...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Jun 2007

  • Maryan Street:
    Maryan Street Just recently I was party to an email conversation about supporting gay and lesbian candidates for the upcoming local body elections...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Jun 2006

  • Buffy and Bimbo, Queen City drag duo
    Buffy and Bimbo: Bringers of joy, humanity and colour Who are you and what's your background? Lovable drag artistic duo and sophisticated suburbanites discovered in the 1997 Hero Parade - started out as dogs and now living bitches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Faeces, paedophilia and the fight against bigotry
    Part one of a two part feature, in which David Parrish looks back to the mid-1980s and reveals the most often-used arguments against decriminalising homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Faeces, paedophilia and the fight against bigotry
    Part one of a two part feature, in which David Parrish looks back to the mid-1980s and reveals the most often-used arguments against decriminalising homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Jun 2005

  • The first Trans Day of Action is held (New York, United States of America)
    Pride weekend begins with a 1,000 strong march led by TransJustice demanding rights for trans and gender non-conforming people.
    Links: Workers World
  • Destiny school likely to win computers
    The likelihood of Destiny Church's primary school receiving a range of high-end computer and electronic equipment in a major shopping mall competition is striking a sour note with some glbt Aucklanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo "hit list" seeks applicants
    The National Front is assisting in the authoring of a homosexual and multicultural "hit list", which aims to create a database with photos, contact numbers and names of associates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Liability Church?
    In the latest National Business Review, David Young and Ben Thomas argue that Destiny Church might turn out to be a threat to the Labour Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe schools conference well attended
    A conference focussing on safety in schools for GLBT students and teachers earlier this month was well attended, with many important issues raised and plans for action formulated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sarah Waters: Pulling the wool over our eyes
    Sarah Waters With the two-part BBC adaptation of the lesbian novel Fingersmith screening on TVNZ this Sunday night (26 June) and a week later, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sarah Waters: Pulling the wool over our eyes
    Sarah Waters With the two-part BBC adaptation of the lesbian novel Fingersmith screening on TVNZ this Sunday night (26 June) and a week later, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Jun 2004

  • "Sodomite" relationships evil
    De facto and "sodomite relationships" are evil, according to an extremist Catholic group in New Zealand lobbying MPs over civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Phobewatch- CUB Phobe Log Week 1
    In this article, I'll investigate what local and imported phobes have been saying or doing about the impending Civil Union Bill over the last week or so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CU Bill still discriminates says PrideAlliance
    The Civil Union Bill which passed its first reading this afternoon falls far short of what we should be expecting from a country that used to be a world leader on human rights, says a gay offshoot of the Alliance party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homosexuality is a meaningless eroticism
    Civil Union Bill and Human Rights Demands Maxim Institute Director Bruce Logan presented the following lecture to the Society for the promotion of Community Standards (Pat Bartlett's old group) last week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Number of gay couples "infinitesimal"
    The "question of homosexuality" has been brought back out into the open where it belongs by the civil union debate, says Herald columnist Garth George...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliament votes to accept Civil Unions Bill
    The Civil Unions Bill has been accepted and passed to a parliamentary select committee after its first reading...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Testing Labour's bottle
    As parliament this afternoon considers the Civil Unions Bill which confers legal status on non-marriage straight and same-sex relationships Labour and the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill there is an uneasy feeling that the Labour government may not have the numbers to push them through to becoming law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Williamson confused over civil unions
    National MP Maurice Williamson appears to be confused over civil unions – he voted for homosexual law reform in the 1980's, but can't understand why gays and lesbians want their relationships recognised...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Jun 2003

  • Goff unmoved by Ellis petition presentation
    Over 800 signatures were presented in support of an inquiry into the Peter Ellis conviction today on the steps of Parliament, but Justice Minister Phil Goff remains unmoved on the issue, reiterating that he would require new evidence for another inquiry to take place...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi TV show for Barrymore
    Plans for troubled gay entertainer Michael Barrymore to relaunch his TV career in New Zealand are at an advanced stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Jun 2002

  • No room for complacency
    Chris Carter, MP for Te Atatu, has a personal message for GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Jun 1998

  • Television drama: an HIV story-line on Shortland Street (New Zealand)
    Shortland Street, ref F36149.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sat 24 Jun 1995

  • The first Man to Man Gay and Lesbian Writing Festival is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The festival is New Zealand's first gay and lesbian writing festival. It is held at the Auckland College of Education and features Paula Boock, Witi Ihimaera, Renee, Noel Virtue and Peter Wells.
    Links: NZ.com

Wed 24 Jun 1987

  • Television current affairs: moral panic surrounding AIDS (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Norman Jones, Dr Richard Meech, Paul East and Dr Micheal Bassett. Eyewitness news, ref F92935.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 24 Jun 1974

  • Television current affairs: Gay Pride week (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with a gay man (and his father) in Coromandel preparing to march solo in solidarity with other pride marches. Look North, ref TZP2100. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sun 24 Jun 1973

  • Gay Pride Week activities are held (New Zealand)
    Activities are held throughout New Zealand. In Dunedin the week runs from Sunday 24 - Saturday 30 June.
    Links: National Library

Thu 24 Jun 1920

  • Albert Edward McGurk is released from New Plymouth Prison (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
    McGurk had been convicted in 1915 of committing an unnatural offence and had been jailed for 7-years with hard labour.

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