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Tue 2 Jul 2019

  • UN rights experts urge more protection for LGBTI refugees
    GENEVA (1 July 2019) States and other actors involved in refugee protection must recognise the unique vulnerability and specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and gender diverse (LGBTI) asylum-seekers and refugees, the UN Independent ...
    Links: Scoop
  • 1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020
    More than 1...
    Links: Scoop
  • Q+A: Alfred Ngaro interviewed by Jack Tame
    National MP Alfred Ngaro wouldn’t be drawn on Israel Folau’s views on gay people but told Q+A’s Jack Tame that, “all people who do not have a genuine relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ … will be committed to hell...
    Links: Scoop
  • Reclaim Pride: Further still to go say LGBTQ travellers, after New York WorldPride march
    WorldPride festival concluded in New York this weekend marking 50 years since the Manhattan Stonewall riots...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tongan church conference avoids homosexual issues
    The annual General Conference of Tonga's biggest church denomination has closed without addressing its issues around homosexuality, promising to raise them at next year's conference instead...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 2 Jul 2018

  • 40 UK schools ban skirts completely from uniforms
    At least 40 secondary schools in the UK have banned girls from wearing skirts in a bid to cater for transgender pupils, it has emerged...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • BANG! Season 2 Episode 6: Takatāpui
    Meet non-binary Auckland teenager Kahi, and hear what sex, sexuality and gender identity looked like in Te Ao Māori before Pākehā arrived...
    Links: RNZ
  • Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand
    In response to: www...
    Links: Scoop
  • Takatāpui: Gender and sexuality in Te Ao Māori before colonisation
    Meet non-binary Auckland teenager Kahi, and hear what sex, sexuality and gender identity looked like in Te Ao Māori before Pākehā arrived...
    Links: RNZ
  • RainbowYOUTH’s Annual Report Released
    Links: Express
  • Tamati Coffey Wants Minister for Rainbow Issues
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Jul 2017

  • Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • July: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s
    Links: Express
  • STYLEXPRESS: Jarrad Godman, Fashion Designer
    Links: Express

Sat 2 Jul 2016

  • Marriage equality issue hovers over Aus. elections
    The vexed issue of same-sex marriage hovers in the background as Australians go to the general election voting booths today, with current prime minister Malcolm Turnbull saying he will, if elected, put the issue to a national referendum...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Jul 2015

  • The Beat Goes On at TAP
    Links: Express
  • U.S Episcopal Church Approves Religious Same Sex Marriages
    Links: Express
  • Winter Activities: Find Warmth in Art and Culture
    Links: Express
  • Winter Activities: Hit The Slopes at Gay Ski Week
    Links: Express
  • Winter Activities: Join Our Great Gay Rugby Team
    Links: Express
  • Winter Activities: Relax in Rarotonga
    Links: Express
  • US: Episcopalians accept marriage equality
    The US wing of the Anglican Communion has voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Jul 2014

  • The Man with The Edge
    Links: Express
  • The Work of Art
    Links: Express
  • Watch: don't mess with Mama Tits!
    “You have no power here, be gone before someone drops a house on you!” Seattle Pride Parade MC Mama Tits had sure had enough of extremist Christian protestors disrupting the start of the event! Things were getting heated at Seattle Pride this weekend as anti-gay protestors shouted Bible verses, while people attending the parade locked arms to make a ‘wall of love’ – with police lining up between the two groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Jul 2013

  • Preparations solid for NZ's historic day
    Jeff Montgomery The Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages says everything is on track for the first same-sex weddings in New Zealand on 19 August...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Jul 2012

  • AJ - Q12 (Auckland)
    AJ talks about being young and bisexual in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Josh - Q12 (Auckland)
    Josh talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • UK: Gay peers' partners may get titles too
    David Furnish and Sir Elton John Britain may extend equality to its honours system, so partners of gay knights or lords, and the husbands or lesbian partners of dames, could receive a title too...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Jul 2011

  • July 2, 1986: Parliament on decision night
    Wednesday July 2, 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Jul 2010

  • Queer students converge on Christchurch
    Queer students from across the country have converged on Christchurch for the annual UniQ Conference, where they will discuss everything from equal representation to BDSM...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Jul 2009

  • Wellington guys quizzed on condoms
    "Did you know last year saw the highest number of new HIV diagnoses in New Zealand history? Always use condoms and lube - they're the best way to keep you and the people you care about safe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Jul 2008

  • Work begins on capital's gay 'Club Ivy'
    The leaseholder of Wellington's former Imerst nightclub plans to open a new two-level gay club there next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Jul 2007

  • Website tribute to
    An exciting Team New Zealand victory in an America's Cup race last week saw our Kiwi yachting boss Grant Dalton make a comment he might now regret...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Jul 2004

  • Dunne miffed over homophobe tag
    United Future leader Peter Dunne is not happy about being branded a homophobe over his stance on civil unions, and has told Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope to grow up...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Jul 1980

Mon 2 Jul 1979

  • Television: homosexual employees of the Defence Department will be discharged (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP1031.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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