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Tue 28 Jun 2022

  • Queer Liberation - Vernon Tile Vamaua (Kirk building)
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the first Gay Liberation Front groups in New Zealand in 1972, activist Vernon Tile Vamaua to talk about the early years of queer liberation
    Features: Vernon Tile Vamaua
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 'Institutional homophobia': More state-funded Christian schools with anti-queer policies identified
    Three more state-funded Christian schools have been identified as having anti-queer policies, prompting advocates to call for a full-scale education inquiry...
    Links: Stuff
  • Book Critic: Catherine Ross
    This week librarian at Diocesan School for Girls, Catherine Ross, looks at books for younger readers with an LGBTQIA+ theme...
    Links: RNZ
  • Crime survey shows Māori, disabled, rainbow communities most at risk
    About 1...
    Links: RNZ
  • Crime survey: Third of adults a victim, Mand#257;ori, disabled, rainbow communities most at risk
    By Jake McKee of RNZ About 1...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • How I write: Screenwriter Kathryn Burnett on why a writing career is a marathon not a sprint
    The award-winning playwright and public speaker says the best piece of advice she has received is that a writing career is a marathon, not a sprint...
    Links: Stuff
  • Just 2% of adult Kiwis experience 39% of all crime, survey finds
    Those experiencing more crime were mostly young adults, Māori, bisexual people, the unemployed and people renting government accommodation...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender inclusion a top priority for community football, badminton
    NZ Football says it wants to encourage trans athletes to participate at community sport level, but elite level policies are governed by Fifa...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ministry of Education Investigating Bethlehem College Tauranga
    Links: Express
  • World Swimming Creates New Category For Transgender Swimmers
    Links: Express

Mon 28 Jun 2021

  • 'Remarkable': Transgender woman creates history after being crowned Miss Nevada
    Kataluna Enriquez will become the first openly transgender woman to compete in Miss USA after stunning onlookers in Las Vegas...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Calls to Kick Hungary out of EU Over Anti LGBT Policy
    Links: Express
  • Drag Race UK Season 3 To Include Cis Gender Female In...
    Links: Express
  • WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing Honoured on British Bank Notes
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Jun 2020

  • Yellow walk tour - Wellington, New Zealand (Wellington)
    Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Yellow walk tour in Wellington, New Zealand
    Features: Gareth Watkins, Roger Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Black trans model Jari Jones fronts Calvin Klein 2020 Pride campaign
    Jari Jones is making history...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 28 Jun 2019

  • Blenheim-born trans singer launches pop hit for Pride Month
    "I didn't feel that I mattered, so I wanted to find a way to make myself matter and other people like me feel like they matter...
    Links: Stuff
  • R.Kelly's child Jay Kelly has opened up about their fluid sexuality
    R...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Grindr grifter: Love rat swindles men he met on gay dating app
    Elie Bumba hooked up with men with the intention of fooling around...
    Links: Stuff
  • UNAIDS calls for removal of HIV-related travel restrictions
    GENEVA, 27 June 2019 —UNAIDS and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are urging countries to keep the promises made in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS to remove all forms of HIV-related travel restrictions...
    Links: Scoop
  • American Crime Star Connor Jessup Comes Out Via Instagram
    Links: Express
  • Troye Sivan Announces Support For RainbowYOUTH Ahead Of NZ Tour
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Jun 2018

  • Compelling TV: Grenfell and Nanette
    Lara Strongman reviews Grenfell, the profoundly moving feature-length documentary about the fire that engulfed a London tower block, which screened on TV1 last Sunday at 8:30pm...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 28 Jun 2017

  • Bill Logan - historic convictions (Wellington)
    Bill Logan talks to Bryan Crump about the campaign to expunge convictions for consensual homosexual activity prior to homosexual law reform in 1986.
    Features: Bill Logan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Love Between The Covers
    Links: Express
  • Silo Theatre Delivers With Hudson and Halls Live!
    Links: Express

Tue 28 Jun 2016

  • Corrections in Transition
    Links: Express
  • Former NZ Idol Star’s Gender Journey
    Links: Express
  • HLR in Print: Remember, Celebrate, and Educate.
    Links: Express
  • Iana Grace: The Next Big Thing!
    Links: Express
  • Invisible Communities: Rural Queer Youth in NZ
    Links: Express
  • Thirty Years of Change in Pictures
    Links: Express
  • Winter Wellness – Be a Winter Warrior
    Links: Express
  • Call for UN sexual orientation/gender identity expert
    601 NGOs from 147 countries are supporting a call for an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to be created by The Human Rights Council to ensure a systematic and institutionalised response to human rights violations against LGBTI people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Jun 2015

  • Colingate: Scandal's End?
    It may finally be all over with the Conservative Party's Colin Craig scandal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suzi Fray to be farewelled next weekend
    A memorial service for Suzi Fray will be held in Nelson next Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Jun 2014

  • Call Me Crazy – Legend Bar and Nightclub
    Links: Express
  • Confessions from the Dance Floor – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Former Gaba President Goes Homeless For a Cause
    Links: Express
  • Friday Funday – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Pride, In the Name of Love
    Links: Express
  • Uniformed Police will march in 2015 Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Winter Warm Ups – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Abuse from Mexican fans 'not homophobic'
    FIFA has cleared Mexico over complaints its fans chanted homophobic slurs at opposing team members at the World Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brushing with Destiny Pt2: Taking the heat
    Brushing with Destiny Pt 1: Making friends Carmen and Goulter on the eve of the An Evening of Glamour fundraiser Jevan Goulter, Mana party Parliamentary staffer and self-professed friend of Destiny Church's leaders, says their friendship is underpinned by the Tamakis' warmth towards him, something he says he has rarely experienced from the glbti community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Don't do a deal with Colin Craig - poll
    Colin Craig A poll shows 60 per cent of all voters are against National doing a deal with the Conservative Party, while almost 50 per cent of National voters feel the same...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Jun 2013

  • Gay couples can now adopt in Tasmania
    File Photo Tasmania has passed a law allowing same-sex couples to adopt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manukau, Moralism and Media: No Consensus
    Come September 30, which way will this bill go? And why won't this be the end of matters related to street sex work? It seems as if the New Zealand Herald is sceptical about the merits of the proposed Manukau anti-soliciting bill, which may not bode well for its already doubtful chances of success...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: Adam Moorhead
    We get to know another of the talented up and comers on the theatre scene, 21-year-old director Adam Moorhead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warning over banning same-sex ball dates
    File Photo The Secondary Principals Association has warned schools that they could breach the Human Rights Act if they prevent students taking same-sex partners to their school balls...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Jun 2012

  • "Work with us" mental health sector urged
    Rainbow Youth is welcoming further research pointing out the gaps in New Zealand’s mental health services when it comes to glbti people, and urging consultation between the sector and community groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cloudburst wins Best Feature at Out Takes
    Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker in Cloudburst Lesbian romp Cloudburst has been voted Best Feature Film at the 2012 Out Takes festival Audience Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Texas killing: police yet to interview survivor
    A makeshift memorial at the killings scene Police in the Texas town of Portland are yet to formally interview the survivor in the shooting of a lesbian couple in a park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three accused in Rotorua killing plead not guilty
    Three of four people accused of the murder of a gay man in a Rotorua park have pleaded not guilty...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Jun 2011

  • Antisocial and Unjust
    As if to highlight the Cameron/Key axis, Iain Duncan-Smith is going to be a Maxim Institute speaker at the Sir John Graham Lecture on July 22...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GALS to sing about the birds and the bees
    GALS is taking inspiration from nature with its upcoming concerts The Birds and the Bees...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hilton says youth suicides changed him
    Perez Hilton The world's most famous celebrity blogger Perez Hilton says while gay men used to be embarrassed by him, he's a changed man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Waters bringing one-man show to NZ
    John Waters Gay filmmaker, writer and stand-up extraordinaire John Waters is bringing his one man show to Auckland and Wellington in October and November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride around the world
    It's gay pride season in the more northern parts of the world, where all eyes have been on New York following the passage of gay marriage legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Jun 2010

  • Age effects coming on earlier for HIV+ people
    As people increasingly live longer with HIV, there are signs the effects of old age are coming on earlier...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Blake's stand against H8
    New Zealand Winter Olympian Blake Skjellerup is featuring in the "NOH8" campaign, a movement against California's gay marriage slayer - Proposition 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fane apologises to NZAF, is suspended
    David Fane Broadcaster and comedian David Fane has been suspended for a week and has sent the New Zealand AIDS Foundation a written apology, after making a joke that HIV-positive people deserved to be 'roasted'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen killed in San Francisco Pride shooting
    The corner of Market and Castro streets A teenager is dead after a triple shooting in the centre of San Francisco's Castro district during the city's ‘Pink Saturday' Pride celebrations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Jun 2009

  • Can the all-new Batwoman defend Gotham?
    Review: Detective Comics 854 Written by Greg Rucka, art by J...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ireland: Partnership rights for gay couples
    Ireland's Civil Partnership Bill, tabled in Parliament on Friday, improves the legal rights of same-sex couples, but stops short of recognising gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: GALS' recession-busting fun
    Review: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Gay and Lesbian Singers Centennial Theatre, Auckland Grammar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: QWU Wellington - A loud, proud thriller
    Review: Queen of the Whole Universe Saturday 27 June St James Theatre, Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Jun 2008

  • Facebook tightens up on gender grammar
    Popular social networking website Facebook will soon press members to declare whether they are male or female, but transgender and intersex people will still be able to 'opt-out' and leave their gender as blank...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tracking down Mates and Lovers - Pt1
    Chris Brickell Historian and author Chris Brickell, whose epic book Mates and Lovers, A History of Gay New Zealand, will be officially launched this Friday after three and a half years of research, was initially a shy Hutt Valley kid, “and a pretty nerdy one!” Nerdy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Presbyterians vote: Drop gay clergy ban
    The Presbyterian Church's General Assembly has voted 54% to 46% to drop the requirement that would-be ministers, deacons and elders live in "fidelity within the covenant of marriage between and a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN Bi Women's Group marks 20 years
    The 20th anniversary party for Wellington's Bisexual Women's Group will be a trip down memory lane with past and present members, and is also an opportunity for new women to get involved...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Jun 2007

  • George Michael refuses HIV test
    George Michael has revealed he is refusing to take an HIV test because he fears the result could come back as positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Melbourne Outgames seeks NZ champions
    The team planning Melbourne's inaugural gay and lesbian multi-sport event are looking for ‘Champion' New Zealanders to serve as ambassadors for the games...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Jailed gay-foe rejects
    Hate preacher Abu Hamza has refused any more treatment from his prison nurse after finding out the man is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Jun 2006

  • Polyfilla schedules swansong for Chch
    Iconic New Zealand entertainer and drag diva Polyfilla is bringing her first ever comedy solo act to Christchurch, shortly before she leaves for Australia to pursue her showbiz career...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Jun 2005

  • Capill Guilty: 20 year sentence possible
    Disgraced Christian ex-politician Graham Capill could face up to twenty years jail after pleading guilty to further child sex charges which span a decade – almost the entire tenure of his leadership of the Christian Heritage Party, during which he repeatedly linked homosexuality with paedophilia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Feedback meetings: Proposed board changes
    The NZ AIDS Foundation Board has confirmed venues, dates and times for a series of feedback meetings about proposed changes to the organisation's governance arrangements...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wood's gay poll comments "unwise"
    Close Up host Susan Wood's comments on an unscientific poll on gay relationships conducted by her programme have been deemed "unwise" by the Broadcasting Standards Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Jun 2004

  • Dads delight at CU first victory
    The male couple who founded CUBSS, the Civil Union Bill Supporters Society, are delighted the bill has passed its first hurdle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dunne not homophobic enough
    United Future leader Peter Dunne has been attacked for not being anti-gay enough by a Christian interest party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Jun 2003

  • The Prostitution Reform Act (2003) is enacted (New Zealand)
    Links: Parliament
  • Creche girl signs Ellis petition
    One of the original child complainants in the Peter Ellis case has signed the petition called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into his convictions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Male prostitutes bigger targets for arrests
    Figures show that over half of the prostitutes arrested for soliciting over the last five years were male, and half of the overall arrests were made up of Maori or Pacific Island People...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Jun 2001

Sat 28 Jun 1986

  • Gay BC (28 June 1986) (Wellington Access Radio)
    This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast on the anniversary of Stonewall, and just before the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 July 1986)
    Features: Peter Nowland
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sun 28 Jun 1981

  • Possibly the first-ever (by/for/about) gay radio broadcast takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Gay Radio programme is broadcast on Wellington Access Radio - New Zealand's first community access radio station. It is produced as part of Gay Pride Week 1981.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 28 Jun 1969

  • The Stonewall riots take place (New York, United States of America)
    Links: Wikipedia

Fri 28 Jun 1918

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