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Sat 4 Jul 2020

  • 'We want to restore humanity back to a loving God' - founders of a new church for LGBTQI believers
    The bisexual daughter of a conservative Christian pastor has teamed up with a gay minister to launch a new church where LGBTI people don't have to hide...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march
    Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament today...
    Links: Stuff
  • Protesters march in solidarity with black, trans lives in Wellington
    Protesters have marched through Wellington's CBD, in solidarity with similar protests in the US and calling for better support for the black transgender and non-binary community in Aotearoa...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 4 Jul 2019

  • Homophobic attack on gay couple followed by road rage assault in Queenstown
    Brett Leigh Donald followed a violent tantrum against a gay couple with a road rage attack...
    Links: Stuff
  • A Rewarding, Life-Changing Experience
    Links: Express
  • PrEP Sees New HIV Cases Drop To Five Year Low In...
    Links: Express

Wed 4 Jul 2018

  • Commonwealth Pacific short story winner shines new light on LGBTQIA community
    The Pacific regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize says she hopes to encourage acceptance and love for the transgender community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lee Suckling: Are you guilty of 'gaybaiting'?
    How do you feel when you get a compliment from a gay person? Many of the straight people I know consider it the highest form of praise...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • #freethenip
    Links: Express
  • Alison Mau and David Farrier Concerned by LGBTI Awards
    Links: Express
  • Billy Elliot Musical Cancelled in Hungary for “Turning Children Gay”
    Links: Express
  • United States Supreme Court Turns Away Anti-LGBTI Florist Case Appeal
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Jul 2017

  • Sportsperson Cory McLennan reveals to the NZ Herald that he almost gave up on the sport due to fears about coming out as gay (New Zealand)
    Aged 19, McLeannan was the youngest person to sail solo from Port Taranaki, New Zealand to Mooloolaba, Australia. He came out in 2015. In 2017 he launched the Rainbow Racing project to promote a message of acceptance and inclusiveness
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 x double passes to Auckland Live’s ‘Cock’
    Links: Express
  • 2 x double passes to Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s ‘Magic of the...
    Links: Express
  • 3 x double passes to Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘Nell Gwynn’
    Links: Express
  • 6 x Snowberry Intensive Renewal Face Serums
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Racing to Champion Diversity in Yacht Racing
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Jul 2016

  • Getting Out of the Cold at Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • James Bennett: The New Face of Pride
    Links: Express
  • Oxford’s Stale Pale Male Portraits to be Replaced with Gay, Female...
    Links: Express
  • Team Rainbow Sleeping Rough for Homeless Youth
    Links: Express
  • Helen Clark's office queries agreeing to gala video
    A spokesperson for Helen Clark says she was surprised to see the news that the former Prime Minister would be sending a video message for the Rainbow Gala in Auckland this Saturday and that it seems “very unlikely that this would happen”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MMP versus STV?
    Which electoral system best keeps unrepresentative sectional microparties out of national parliaments? As Australia's federal election approaches, this represents an opportunity to compare Australia's single transferable vote electoral system with New Zealand's MMP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Very rare triple rainbow brightens the sky
    You may have seen a double rainbow brightening the skies but a triple rainbow is an incredibly rare phenomenon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jul 2015

  • NRL Publicly Backs Marriage Equality in Australia
    Links: Express
  • The Cream of Our Crop – GLBT Picks From the International...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride responds: part three
    In the final part of our chat with Auckland Pride Festival Executive Officer Linda Heavey and Board member Paul Patton just over a week ago, we look back at year’s Festival, including the No Pride in Prisons protest, then look ahead to next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 2014

  • Animal Companions – David Collett
    Links: Express
  • Pride, In the Name of Love
    Links: Express
  • Risque Cabaret at Matariki Festival 2014
    Links: Express
  • Alert over multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea
    Gay and bisexual men are being urged to be vigilant following an alert from Australian health authorities about a new multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea strain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Alert over multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea
    Gay and bisexual men are being urged to be vigilant following an alert from Australian health authorities about a new multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea strain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Behind the scenes: Coffee shoot
    The video for Mika’s latest track Coffee drops tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History to be made at Super 15 match
    Nick Phipps with Jason Fowler of the Sydney Convicts and Donovan Baker of Macquarie University The Highlanders will be part of history in Sydney this weekend, when a gay rugby team plays a curtain raiser to their match with the Waratahs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • L.O.V.E's Bubblegum
    It’s a lady love-in for L...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Slingshot customers get Netflix access
    Orange is the New Black is among the original Netflix content Slingshot customers will be able to access legitimately Slingshot is allowing all its customers to access streaming sites like Netflix, meaning they can watch Orange is the New Black, and endless other glbti content...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zambia: two men freed after a year in jail
    Picture / 76 Crimes Two men have been freed from prison in Zambia after more than a year behind bars, after family members told authorities they were gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Jul 2013

  • Another strip club coming to Karangahape Rd
    Scorpio Club will soon be Mermaids Business magnates the Chow brothers are moving their Mermaids Strip Club from downtown Auckland to Karangahape Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dream Home bins "PC madness" chatter
    The Fail/Blair family The producer of Mitre 10 Dream Home has dismissed criticism that a lesbian couple making the final two is “PC madness” as rubbish...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Constitution Conversation
    Rainbow Wellington has made a submission to the Constitution Conversation, primarily on strengthening our Bill of Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jul 2012

  • Auckland Pride Festival Board announced
    The Board's co-chairs Gresham Bradley (left) and Timothy McMichael (right) The new head of OUTLine Timothy McMichael and the Chair of the Gay Auckland Business Association’s charitable arm Gresham Bradley will share the leadership of the Auckland Pride Festival Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Head found in park may be killed gay student
    Jun Lin Montreal police are investigating whether a human head found in a city park is the missing head of slain gay Chinese student Jun Lin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre box to be named in Sir Ian's honour
    Sir Ian McKellen Gay thespian Sir Ian McKellen has raised more than $350,000 to help with the repairs to an historic Christchurch theatre, which will now name a box in his honour...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Jul 2011

  • Champagne chilled for 25 year celebrations
    Events are being planned across the country to mark 25 years since a pinnacle moment in New Zealand's gay history: Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Faafafine are "glorious miracles" - Samoan PM
    Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Samoa's Prime Minister has made a compelling and humorous statement in support of faafafine at the opening of a workshop being held on Government grounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Jul 2010

  • British soap introducing trans character
    Jason Costello Long-running British soap Hollyoaks is adding a storyline about a trans boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cologne Calling: Kevin Hudson
    Around 50 New Zealand athletes and performers will represent our community at Gay Games Cologne, which open on 31 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi contingent readies for Cologne
    Ron Judd and two members of the choral team The countdown has begun for the Kiwis who will join around 10,000 people from more than 70 countries at Gay Games Cologne 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jul 2009

  • UniQ Conference, Ball 80's Party planned
    The capital will host this year's UniQ Conference next weekend, along with a Burlesque Ball on Saturday night, and an '80's themed party to celebrate 23 years since Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 2008

  • Mates and Lovers, a History of Gay New Zealand by Chris Brickell is launched (New Zealand)
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "It's a girl!" for pregnant transgender man
    A US man who was born a woman before undergoing gender reassignment surgery has given birth to a baby girl, US media reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Priscilla' breaks NZ box-office record
    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has broken the box-office record for the most successful live musical staged in New Zealand during a six week period...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Budapest: Firebomb attacks on gay venues
    A gay sauna in the Hungarian capital of Budapest has been targeted with a firebomb, in the week's second attack on gay businesses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christian website turns athlete Homosexual
    A right-wing Christian news organisation in the USA has blundered in its attempt to remove the concept of 'gay' from its news service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellness Fund's $100,000 for HIV+ NZers
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says its new Wellness Fund has proven to be extremely successful, with many HIV positive people using it to access much needed dental and facial restoration for conditions caused by the complications of living with HIV and long term use of antiretroviral medication...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jul 2007

  • Drug s gay/lesb
    A Massey University analysis of national health data suggests that gay, lesbian and bisexual people (GLBP) are significantly higher users of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs than the heterosexual population – and researchers now hope the Government will target GLBP with new health interventions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT leaders met at busy UniQ conference
    Organisers of this year's UniQ conference say last weekend's two full days of workshops and panel discussions were well attended, with LGBT leaders from around New Zealand debating key issues and telling their personal stories...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mark Thomas becomes GABA
    Johnny Givins handed over his Presidency of the Gay Auckland Business Association at their 2007 Annual General Meeting tonight, to Civil Union celebrant and gay ‘Speed Dating' organiser Mark Thomas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nelson
    Nelson's premier dance party for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community and friends is back this October, Nelson's Spectrum group has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Same Sex Marriage: Only a Formality?
    Courtesy of Sweden's impending same-sex marriage legislation, the local same-sex marriage debate has sputtered back into life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Travolta denies Scientology is homophobic
    Movie actor John Travolta has hit back at a gay journalist's assertion that Scientology advocates ‘curing' homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: TV
    The pilot episode of US gay cable channel Logo's new animated series ‘Rick    Ref: Happiest Gay Couple, Towleroad (m)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington rallies around for Our Bar
    Management of Wellington LGBT venue ‘Our Bar' says community support has helped get them through difficult times as winter sets in and business slows down, and further special events are planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Jul 2006

  • Defensiveness and diplomacy at homophobic conference
    Rachael Le Mesurier, executive director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, reports on the remarkably homophobic 2006 UNGASS meeting on HIV/AIDS in New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HLR: Sallies apologise for hurting gays
    On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform, the head of the Salvation Army has apologised to the gay and lesbian communities for the Sallies' decision to administer the petition opposing law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New study supports
    A new study has shown that the more older brothers a male has, the more likely he is to be gay – the first such study to link sexuality solely with biological factors, excluding environmental or cultural determinants...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Jul 2005

  • "This is not a sham" - NZAF Board
    NZAF deputy chair Simon Robb is working to convince members that the NZAF Board has an open mind over proposals to impose race- and HIV- based board quotas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Bishop' Tamaki's tour against 'the radical homo agenda'
    The moment he is ordained and elevated before his adoring accolytes (this morning in South Auckland) "Bishop" Brian Tamaki launches a new website, modestly named after himself...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-gay preachers linked with Capill
    ACT MP Deborah Coddington has delivered a stinging attack on anti-gay Christian conservatives in the wake of the shocking conviction of former Christian Heritage leader Graham Capill on child rape charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian AIDS conspiracist visits NZ
    Controversial lesbian feminist Tammy Bruce, who believes children are being seduced into "warped" gay behaviour and a gay conspiracy to spread AIDS to the "mainstream", has been imported from the United States for a series of talks and media engagements in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United Nations praise NZ's HIV record
    New Zealand's success in managing the HIV/AIDS epidemic is being hailed internationally as an example to follow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Jul 2004

  • Local film wins at Out Takes
    NZ-made short film Straight Hike For The Butch Dyke has taken out the audience award for best narrative short at this year's Out Takes film festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Snowfalls a-plenty for Gay Ski Week
    Snowfall is looking good for this year's Gay Ski Week in Queenstown, with the Coronet Peak ski area reporting one of their best early season snowfalls in years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 2003

  • $100,000 buys truth for Ellis
    Publisher Barry Colman says he has at least 10 leads on new information in the Peter Ellis case after offering a $100,000 reward for people to come forward...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny New Zealand launches Friday
    he Destiny Church's party political offshoot, Destiny New Zealand, is to launch on Friday, promising to fill a “moral vacuum” in Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High ratings for lesbian sex doco
    TV One's controversial documentary The Truth About Lesbian Sex pulled in approximately 382,000 viewers in its Wednesday night screening, in the all-viewers rating group...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jul 1992

  • Radio Gay Nelson begins broadcasting (Nelson, New Zealand)
    The programme broadcasts on the local community radio station (later called Fresh FM). In 1994 the programme changed its name to Gaytime FM.
    Links: NZ.com

Mon 4 Jul 1983

  • Television: Gay rights activist urges homosexual men to continue donating blood (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP126004. Auckland gay rights activist urges gay men to keep donating blood until legal prohibitions on homosexuality are relaxed.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 4 Jul 1982

  • Gay Radio (4 July 1982) (Wellington Access Radio)
    This Gay Radio programme contains an interview with Chris about the Gay Community Centre in Wellington.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 1975

  • Crimes Amendment Bill (1974) - second reading (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from part of the second reading of the Crimes Amendment Bill (1974).
    Features: Bill Birch, Gavin Downie, Jim Bolger, Joe Walding, Jack Marshall, Keith Holyoake, Ken Comber, Logan Sloane, Venn Young
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Crimes Amendment Bill 1974 is defeated 34 votes to 29 (with 23 abstentions) (New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com, Hansard (1), Hansard (2)

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