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Sun 2 Jul 2023

  • 'He said yes': First openly gay All Black, Campbell Johnston, engaged
    All Black No...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 2 Jul 2022

  • Remembering the Evergreen Coffee House and Chrissy Witoko (Wellington Museum)
    A very special event to paying tribute to Chrissy Witoko and the Evergreen Coffee House
    Features: Chanel Hati, Des Cooper, Drew Hadwen, Fiona Lam Sheung, Gaye Hawkins, Jacquie Grant, Kay'la Riarn, Kevin Haunui, Leilani Sio, Pasi Daniels, Renee Paul, Tīwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Couples wed as Swiss same-sex marriage law takes effect
    Lesbian and gay couples in Switzerland rejoiced as they legally tied the knot on Friday, when the rich Alpine nation formally joined many other western European countries in allowing same-sex marriage, with some saying better late...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Covid 19: Five out of 24 Labour ministers have escaped Covid-19. Here's how they did it.
    It is probably a point of pride for Covid-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall – the expert in infectious diseases – to be able to outlast and outwit a very infectious disease...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Covid 19: Six out of 24 Labour ministers have escaped Covid-19. Here's how they did it.
    It is probably a point of pride for Covid-19 Response Minister Ayesha Verrall – the expert in infectious diseases – to be able to outlast and outwit a very infectious disease...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 2 Jul 2021

  • 'Denigrating and demeaning': Mand#257;ori haka appropriated in Spain for LGBT pride day
    A Mand#257;ori haka appropriated by the Spanish Ministry of Equality to celebrate LGBT pride has been labelled "denigrating and demeaning"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • I'm not a fan of phoney Pride capitalism, but Ikea understood the assignment
    OPINION: These lesbian, bisexual and pansexual couches might be a marketing stunt, but they put my aggressively heterosexual vinyl couch to shame...
    Links: Stuff
  • Save Women's Sport group falls foul of NZ Cricket, NZ Football over image use
    Sports bodies request Save Women's Sport Australasia remove images featuring NZ women's teams from a website that promotes transgender exclusion in women's sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • Save Women's Sport group falls foul of NZ Cricket, NZ Football over image use
    Sports bodies request Save Women's Sport Australasia remove images featuring NZ women's teams from a website that promotes transgender exclusion in women's sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • Save Women's Sport group falls foul of NZ Cricket, NZ Football over image use
    Sports bodies request Save Women's Sport Australasia remove images featuring NZ women's teams from a website that promotes transgender exclusion in women's sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • Save Women's Sport group falls foul of NZ Cricket, NZ Football over unauthorised image use
    Sports bodies request Save Women's Sport Australasia remove images featuring NZ women's teams from a website that promotes transgender exclusion in women's sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elton John Opens Up About His Mother’s Homophobia
    Links: Express
  • Kita Mean: You’re A Winner Baby!
    Links: Express

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

  • LGBTI people invited to end of Ramadan meal
    The LGBTI community in Ireland has invited to a community Iftar, the meal to mark the end of the daily fast for Ramadan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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
  • Ak Pride to apply for charitable status
    Auckland mayor Len Brown kicks off the 2015 Ak Pride Parade Auckland Pride Festival Inc...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride responds: part one
    On Friday GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cross-party marriage bill coming for Aus
    A cross-party marriage equality bill will be introduced when Australia’s Federal Parliament resumes on August 11, and Liberal MPs will debate allowing a free vote on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames to host Asia Pacific youth hui
    Planning has begun for an Asia Pacific LGBTIQ Youth Hui which will be held as part of the Human Rights Conference at the Outgames in Auckland next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Seven Sharp, ref: TZP447817.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Man with The Edge
    Links: Express
  • The Work of Art
    Links: Express
  • Comment: Material Boys (and Girls)
    Help, I'm a six-packed professional gay stereotype with high disposable income! It would seem that the current New Zealand election campaign seems to be focusing significantly on material need questions, such as housing, unemployment, health and education...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Films, films and more films: Steve's Out Takes review
    Steve Farrow watched an impressive number of films at the Out Takes Film Festival in Wellington, and a couple from the Documentary Edge Festival too...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt allots $60,000 to lgbti youth sector
    Nikki Kaye The Government has allocated $60,000 in funding for the lgbti youth sector...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key in, Cunliffe out for 'Forum on the Family'
    Yes and No: Key will attend, Cunliffe has other priorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama reveals trans worker protections
    Barack Obama has made the surprise announcement that he will sign an executive order protecting all federal workers from gender identity discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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

  • Getting married?
    Jeff Montgomery The Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages is getting everything ready for the first same-sex weddings in New Zealand on 19 August...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton couple seeks birthday nuptials
    The second finalists in ZM’s Fabulous Gay Wedding competition are a civil unioned couple from Hamilton who don’t consider themselves married, yet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian couple to build Dream Home
    A Christchurch lesbian couple is one of the final two teams in the 2013 edition of Mitre 10 Dream Home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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
  • Get ready "lesbitarians!"
    Urzila Carlson is the MC at this Saturday's Auckland Lesbian Ball...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get ready "lesbitarians!"
    Urzila Carlson is the MC at this Saturday's Auckland Lesbian Ball...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School's Out hosting self-defence classes
    File photo Wellington queer youth organisation School’s Out will run the first of two self-defence lessons this week, and has opened the event up to the wider community...
    Links: GayNZ.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

  • "Gay-dar" billboard vandalised overnight
    The damaged billboard Vandals have ripped a cross from a "Gay-dar" meter billboard outside liberal Auckland church St Matthews-in-the-City and the church believes it's likely to be deliberate sabotage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anne Lister flicks pick up Out Takes awards
    A lesbian diarist has stolen the hearts of moviegoers, with films based on her life taking out two of the Out Takes 2011 Audience Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • July 2, 1986: Parliament on decision night
    Wednesday July 2, 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • July 2, 1986: Parliament on decision night
    Wednesday July 2, 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Jul 2010

  • Impasse in claims of anti-Carter vendetta
    Labour MP Chris Carter A he-said, he-said battle between two media bigwigs over an alleged vendetta against gay MP Chris Carter appears to have reached a stalemate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • League club fined over anti-gay chants
    Gareth Thomas UK rugby league club Castleford Tigers have been fined £40,000 ($87,000), because fans shouted homophobic abuse at openly-gay Crusaders player Gareth Thomas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine finds a new home in Ponsonby
    OUTLine has found new premises, in the heart of Ponsonby...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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

  • GABA's quick AGM confirms new Board
    It took the Gay Auckland Business Association only half an hour to present its President's report, the Treasurer's accounts and confirm its new Executive Board at yesterday evening's Annual General Meeting in Newmarket's Urban Café...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • India's court strikes down 'Sodomy' law
    The Delhi High Court has ruled that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code can no longer be used to treat consensual homosexual conduct between adults as a criminal offence - so effectively gay sex is now decriminalised across India...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour's Carter welcomes India's gay ruling
    Gay Labour MP Chris Carter has welcomed a landmark court decision which he says will make a huge difference to the lives of gay and lesbian people living in India...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere challenged as complaints mount
    The NZ AIDS Foundation has thrown down the gauntlet to homophobic talkback host John Tamihere, suggesting that if he is serious about the need to stem the spread of HIV he is welcome to meet with NZAF staff to discuss ways that he could assist the Foundation in its work against HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere challenged as complaints mount
    The NZ AIDS Foundation has thrown down the gauntlet to homophobic talkback host John Tamihere, suggesting that if he is serious about the need to stem the spread of HIV he is welcome to meet with NZAF staff to discuss ways that he could assist the Foundation in its work against HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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
  • 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

  • Aussie gay couples 'renting wombs' in USA
    More than 100 gay Australian couples have paid AUS$80,000 (NZ$100,825) to create a baby using rent-a-womb women in the United States, a fertility clinic says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter to announce anti-bullying plan
    Education Minister Chris Carter is tomorrow expected to announce a major new initiative to combat bullying against LGBT people in schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Adoption Bill is "off the ballot" - Clark
    Green MP Metiria Turei's private member's bill aiming to legalise adoption by same-sex couples has been taken out of the parliamentary ballot, Prime Minister Helen Clark advised tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philippines: Spurned man castrates lover
    A Manila man who discovered his boyfriend had an affair with a woman is accused of castrating his lover in a jealous, alcohol-fuelled rage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tracking down Mates and Lovers - Pt2
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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

  • Conference to tackle LGBT safety at school
    Speakers at the second annual Safety in Schools For Queers (SS4Q) Conference will highlight ways schools can make the changes necessary to make NZ's LGBT students safer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sweden
    New legislation which looks set to be passed in Sweden early next year will allow gays to marry in the Lutheran Church, and Auckland lawyer George Ireland says given the New Zealand government's track record it is more than likely a similar arrangement will be introduced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sweden
    New legislation which looks set to be passed in Sweden early next year will allow gays to marry in the Lutheran Church, and Auckland lawyer George Ireland says given the New Zealand government's track record it is more than likely a similar arrangement will be introduced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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

Fri 2 Jul 1999

Mon 2 Jul 1990

Wed 2 Jul 1986

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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