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Sat 25 Jun 2022

  • 'This is what family looks like for us': A trans man's pregnancy journey in Aotearoa
    Navigating pregnancy and childbirth can be a minefield for many Kiwis, but for those in Aotearoa's queer, Takatand#257;pui, community that journey can be even more fraught...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Albuquerque salon owner behind 'vampire facials' pleads guilty
    A former Albuquerque spa owner has pleaded guilty to conducting unlicensed "vampire facials" that led to two clients contracting HIV...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • FINA's Transgender Policy - Dr David Gerrard's view
    Dr David Gerrard is the sports medicine professor who won a Commonwealth Games swimming gold, he's been a team doctor and Chef de Mission...
    Links: RNZ
  • Mass shooting in Norway: Two killed, more than a dozen hurt
    Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured early on Saturday in a mass shooting in Oslo, Norwegian police said, as the city was gearing up for an annual Pride parade...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Norway shaken by attack that killed two people during Pride festival
    Norwegian media have named the gunman who opened fire in Oslo's nightlife district early on Saturday local time, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an "Islamist terror...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • US abortion law: With Roe over, some fear rollback of LGBTQ and other rights
    The US Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion has stirred alarm among LGBTQ advocates, who feared the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 25 Jun 2021

  • A message to the first gay All Black, whoever you are
    OPINION: If an All Black decides to follow NFL player Carl Nassib in coming out, support will be there...
    Links: Stuff
  • A message to the first gay All Black, whoever you are
    OPINION: If an All Black decides to follow NFL player Carl Nassib in coming out, support will be there...
    Links: Stuff
  • A message to the first openly gay All Black, whoever you are
    OPINION: If an All Black decides to follow NFL player Carl Nassib in coming out, support will be there...
    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

Tue 25 Jun 2019

  • Gender-reveal cakes to be a thing of the past
    The gender-reveal cake gained traction in 2009 with reality TV stars and everyday couples cutting open cakes dyed pink or blue - which apparently denotes sexuality...
    Links: RNZ
  • Israel Folau: Super Netball and Thunderbirds missed a chance with Maria Folau statement
    Netball bodies missed a chance to say homophobia is not welcome, writes Liz Ellis...
    Links: Stuff
  • Maria Folau "has not breached NNZ policy"
    Maria Folau has not breached NNZ policy...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Panel with Russell Brown and Alexia Russell (Part 1)
    Senior National MP Amy Adams will retire from politics at the 2020 election...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brian Tamaki Says ‘Gender Choice’ is ‘Evil’
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau Feels Discriminated Against After GoFundMe Shutdown
    Links: Express
  • NZIFF Launch Their 2019 Auckland Programme
    Links: Express
  • Self-Proclaimed ‘Prophet’ Says Equality Act Will Lead To Civil War In...
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Jun 2018

  • Kiwi social media star Jamie Curry reveals she's getting married after struggling with sexuality
    Kiwi YouTube star Jamie Curry has revealed she's getting married to another woman...
    Links: Stuff
  • First Ever Pride in Refugee Camp Held in Kenya
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Scene Gets Cut from Latest Jurassic World
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Jun 2017

  • St Peters church service (2017) (St Peter's church)
    Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilsons landmark sermon on homosexuality
    Features: Annette Cater, Bob Scott, Graham-Michoel, Neill Ballantyne
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 25 Jun 2016

  • Fran Wilde to speak at Massey Uni for HLR
    Massey University is celebrating 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform with a talk from the politician who sponsored the bill, Fran Wilde...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific Pride Choir welcome NZ singers
    A Pacific Pride Choir has formed and ahead of taking their voices to the world, are welcoming registrations from New Zealand singers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Jun 2015

  • Auckland Pride controversy: No Pride in Prisons responds
    We’ve asked for community feedback about the Auckland Pride Festival, and in this opinion piece, the protester whose arm was fractured at this year’s Pride Parade speaks out, and calls for the community to build something new, and something better...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride: your feedback
    We asked the community to have its say about what it would like to see from future Auckland Pride Festivals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Clinton celebrates lgbti rights in new video
    One of the couples featured in the video Hillary Clinton has released a new video backing marriage equality, to mark Pride month in the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • STI/HIV health alert issued in Auckland
    Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases are on the rise in Auckland, where gay and bisexual men are being urged to get a sexual health check-up...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Jun 2014

  • Football World Cup Bigotry
    Links: Express
  • The Boys Are Back
    Links: Express
  • Role opens up at Wgtn's School's Out
    Wellington queer and trans youth group School’s Out is looking for a new volunteer coordinator...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Solid start to Black Faggot fundraising
    The team behind the lauded New Zealand play Black Faggot are raising funds to help cover the costs of their upcoming trip to Edinburgh Fringe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Jun 2013

  • Aussies sought to "make history" in NZ
    Tim Burgess Tourism New Zealand is on the hunt for a same-sex couple to be the first Australians to marry in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-marine takes out Mr Gay USA title
    A former Marine has taken the title of Mr Gay World USA...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Janeece Gunton: Herstory
    A gay couple who want a baby sure pick the wrong woman to help them in Janeece Gunton, a pointedly gross exaggeration of a stereotype, whose 'herstory' is on stage at The Basement in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No response to request for NZRU interview
    The New Zealand Rugby Union has not responded to a request for a sit-down interview to canvass the issue of homophobia in the sport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen gets behind WTF campaign
    Actor Sir Ian McKellen has backed Rainbow Youth’s WTF NZ campaign, happily posing behind a ‘So F*cking Proud’ poster...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Texas: Shot teen makes incredible recovery
    Kristene Chapa has made a miraculous recovery from the shooting which claimed the life of her girlfriend Mollie Olgin A Texas teenager has made a miraculous recovery from severe injuries she suffered in a shooting which claimed her girlfriend’s life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tickets to heroine-themed La Balle "selling fast"
    Organisers say tickets are selling fast for the glamour event of the Auckland lesbian calendar, La Balle 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Colorado school slated over toilet ban
    Coy Mathis The family of an American six-year-old has fought and won its battle against a school which banned her from using the girls' toilet...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Jun 2012

  • Lana Lawless (San Francisco)
    Lana Lawless talks about growing up, transitioning and becoming the 2008 womens world long drive golf champion.
    Features: Lana Lawless
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Fundraising champion" sought by NZAF
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is looking for “an enthusiastic and professional fundraising champion”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ask Our Expert: the first time
    A reader has asked: “I’m ready to try having sex with a guy for the first time, but TBH I don’t really know what to expect or what to do...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ask Our Expert: the first time
    A reader has asked: “I’m ready to try having sex with a guy for the first time, but TBH I don’t really know what to expect or what to do...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF comms boss departing for private sector
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is losing its National Communications Coordinator to the private sector after four years spent shaping the organisation's communications strategy and messages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sallies apologise over 'miscommunication'
    Major Andrew Craibe The Australian Salvation Army is in damage control mode after a senior official said he believes gay people should be put to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Jun 2011

  • Sitaleki Koloamatangi attacks Trevor Kaukau leaving him severely brain damaged. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Koloamatangi is later sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.
    Links: GayNZ, NZ Hearld
  • Changes to Family will double venue's size
    The old Rock 'N' Bull has all but gone Big changes are underway at Karangahape Road's gay venues, including the expansion of Family bar into neighbouring premises...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage bill passes in New York
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harawira regains seat in Parliament
    Hone Harawira MP 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo-hating Capill's parole bid turned down
    Homo-hating pedophile Graham Capill has been refused parole two thirds of the way into his nine year sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow's top politicians at odds over gays
    **image1***A split over homosexuality has emerged at the highest levels of politics in one of Europe's most homophobic cities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NY senate to vote on legalising gay marriage
    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US pilot broadcasts homophobic rant
    An American commercial airline pilot has been stood down after making homophobic and misogynistic rants wyhich were accidentally broadcast through the air traffic control radio system...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Witnesses sought as man injured on K' Rd
    Police are seeking witnesses to a mystery incident on Auckland's Karangahape Rd, where a man was found seriously injured in the early hours of this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Jun 2010

  • Chauvel appointed to global HIV commission
    Charles Chauvel Labour MP Charles Chauvel has been appointed as a Commissioner to a new UN department seeking to challenge the legal hurdles to HIV justice and equality, which is being spearheaded by former Prime Minister Helen Clark...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Helen Clark's full statement
    Helen Clark Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has launched the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in Geneva...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hope new Australian PM will create change
    Julia Gillard Australian same-sex marriage campaigners have wasted no time in pushing the cause with new Prime Minister Julia Gillard...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexuality wasn't the issue says Carter
    Chris Carter Gay MP Chris Carter now says his sexuality was not behind media and political pressure to come clean about over-spending and misuse of his ministerial credit card...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The global fight for HIV equality
    Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is spearheading a new UN department which seeks to challenge the legal hurdles to HIV justice and equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The global fight for HIV equality
    Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is spearheading a new UN department which seeks to challenge the legal hurdles to HIV justice and equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Jun 2009

  • 'Stop Press' on Britain's Pink Paper
    The producers of Britain's free LGBT Pink Paper are blaming the economic downturn for pulling the plug on its print edition after the latest issue - but say the news service will continue via its website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ambach describes self as regular, "normal"
    Ambach trial Day 4 "Normal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay MPs gifted Milk movie on DVD
    New Zealand's six LGBT Members of Parliament have each been sent a free copy of the Academy-Award winning story of assassinated gay US Politician Harvey Milk on DVD...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google marks Pride month with rainbows
    Google search words like 'gay', 'lesbian' and 'transgender' this month, and your results come with a subtle celebration of LGBT Pride Month - a little rainbow bar appears at the top of the results page...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iranian Tragedy
    Thirty years after Iran's Islamic Revolution, it isn't only lesbians and gay men who are suffering, as students riot after a stolen presidential election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi earns 'Grizzly' prize in Aussie contest
    Auckland's Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere defends radio rants: "Harden up!"
    Radio Live talkback radio host John Tamihere admits his off-sider Leo Molloy "got a bit carried away" during a recent on-air rant about accused HIV+ man Glenn Mills, but has defended his comments against the gay community and now advises his critics to "harden up!" "Harden up" says shock-jock John Tamihere Tamihere and Molloy shocked gay listeners to Radio Live on Tuesday 16 June, drawing harsh conclusions about promiscuity amongst gay men, and taking callers who described gays as "bummers" who "treat their bodies like fairgrounds"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youngest orchestra conductor Brent John Stewart
    Brent John Stewart A lifelong passion for music led 24-year-old Brent John Stewart to become Australasia's youngest Principal Conductor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Jun 2008

  • AKL: Taboo screening postponed again
    Auckland drag cabaret bar Finale's fundraising screening of Boy George's Taboo was embarrassingly cancelled at the last minute on Sunday 22 June...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Dr. Matt Wildbore, 1963 - 2008
    Yesterday afternoon a large gathering of family and friends joined together in Rotorua to pay their last respects to Matt Wildbore, who died alone in his Auckland apartment last Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Akl 'White Trash' gay play premi
    Gay theatre writer/director Patrick Graham is bringing his new play White Trash Omnibus to an Auckland stage this week for a one-off première performance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney's 'No To Pope' condom protest
    Catholic pilgrims in Sydney during Pope Benedict XVI visit there next month will be handed condoms in a protest against the Pope's opposition to contraception and homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Heinz pulls gay TV ad (+VIDEO)
    Food brand Heinz has withdrawn its Deli Mayo ad - which featured a gay couple sharing a kiss - from UK television, and apologised to viewers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ plans sexy Wellington dance party
    Sexual Re-Orientation, a dance party organised by Massey University's UniQ group for next month, aims to be one of Wellington's biggest gay parties of 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Jun 2007


  • Judith, Jan   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In bed with Nunny State?
    Lindsay Perigo What's a libertarian like Lindsay Perigo doing on Muriel Newman's webpage? After all, it's not as if Newman is a libertarian herself...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • July date to decide Burnett Centre
    NZ AIDS Foundation management has confirmed it is considering closing their Burnett Centre HIV-testing and counselling site, situated just a block from K' Road – the heart of Auckland's gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Jun 2005

  • Aspin not standing for Maori Party
    New AIDS Foundation chair Clive Aspin has denied rumours that he is standing as a candidate for the Maori Party, or any other political party, at this year's general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF BOARD: are proposals PC madness or PC maturity?
    Before I commence this article I would like to explain to those people who have questioned my intentions as to why I am challenging the AIDS Foundation Board over the already approved constitutional changes when I am a life member, ex-chairman and are presently working with the organisation on a major fundraiser...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rain, by Titirangi Theatre
    Rain by John Colton and Clemence Randolph (adapted from Somerset Maugham's short story "Sadie Thompson") Titirangi Drama Lopdell House, Auckland, until 2 July Our very own Bishop Brian is strutting his stuff up at Lopdell House in a timely and thoughtful production of Rain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St Matthews celebrates being gay
    St-Matthew-in-the-City celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Auckland Community Church next weekend, as part of its own 100 year celebrations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Jun 2004

  • CU vote - MPs named
    The names of MPs who voted for and against the first reading of the Civil Union bill have been released...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Salvation Army: CU will lead to goat weddings
    Civil unions will lead to people marrying their goats, if representatives of the Salvation Army are to be believed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United Future vows continued fight
    United Future MPs have vowed to continue their fight against civil unions following yesterday's close vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Jun 2003

  • The Prostitution Reform (Bill 2003) is read a third time, voted on and passed (New Zealand)
    The Bill was introduced into Parliament by Tim Barnett (Christchurch Central, Labour Party). It passes its third reading 60-59.
    Links: Handsard, Parliament
  • Disappointment over Goff reaction to Ellis petition
    Author Lynley Hood is disappointed in Justice Minister Phil Goff's reaction to the petition she presented on the steps of Parliament yesterday, signed by over 800 people who want a top-level inquiry into the Peter Ellis convictions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ's transgender history displayed in Sydney
    A photographic exhibition in Sydney celebrating New Zealand's tranvestite and transgender history is getting rave reviews, in stark contrast to the controversy created 25 years ago on its original display in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Jun 1991

  • Television news report: Eve van Grafhorst makes it to Disneyland (New Zealand)
    Nightline, ref F105192.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 25 Jun 1985

  • Television news report: Blood transfusion service will soon be able to test for AIDS (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17667.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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