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Mon 5 Jul 2021

  • Kiri Allan Returns to Parliament Following Treatment for Cervical Cancer
    Links: Express

Sun 5 Jul 2020

  • Turquoise walk tour - Wellington, New Zealand (Wellington)
    Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Turquoise walk tour in Wellington, New Zealand
    Features: Gareth Watkins, Roger Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march
    Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament on Saturday...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lil O'Brien's teenage years become a coming-out memoir
    After telling her coming-out story numerous times to high schoolers Lil O'Brien decided to write the full and often painful story in a memoir...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rainbow community sees red over lack of progress on 'dehumanising' birth certificate law
    Trans and intersex Kiwis will have to wait for a law change making it easier to amend incorrect sex details listed on their birth certificates...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • Heatseekers: Aotearoa’s Hottest Fresh Drag Stars
    Links: Express

Fri 5 Jul 2019

  • Disappointment at delay on LGBTQI protections in New Zealand law
    The Human Rights Commission is disappointed the government is not moving faster to provide explicit legal protection for trans and gender diverse people...
    Links: RNZ
  • Legal protections for LGBTQI a long time coming - Beyer
    The Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says it's regrettable that changes to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and intersex status are not being actioned swiftly...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTQI rights in NZ: Govt still has work to do
    The New Zealand government says it can't immediately provide explicit protection for trans and gender diverse people under the law, despite the United Nations asking for change...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ govt criticised over UN trans and gender rights protection delays
    The Human Rights Commission is disappointed the government is not moving faster to provide explicit legal protection for people with diverse gender identities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Stories for Friday 5 July 2019
    Oranga Tamariki reveals details about the harm and abuse being done to children in its care There are concerns Fonterra could follow Westland Milk Products into foreign ownership...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rainbow Labour Slam NZ Herald Poll On Gay Rights
    Links: Express

Thu 5 Jul 2018

  • Scarlett Johansson slammed for 'trash' response to anger over trans role
    Scarlett Johansson has issued a short and dismissive statement defending her reported new role as a transgender man, sparking anger online...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 5 Jul 2017

  • Creative New Zealand announces writer Paul Diamond is the latest recipient of the Berlin Writers Residency (New Zealand)
    Diamond will spend up to 11 months in Berlin researching and writing a book about former Whanganui mayor, Charles Mackay, who was killed in Berlin in 1929 while working as a journalist
    Links: Creative New Zealand
  • Govt to apologise for historical homosexual convictions
    The Justice Minister will formally apologise to New Zealanders who were convicted for consensual adult activity...
    Links: RNZ
  • Colombia Gets First Polyamorous Family
    Links: Express
  • Get Your Hands Off My Man
    Links: Express
  • Getting Reel
    Links: Express
  • Police Raid Drug-Fuelled Orgy At Cardinal’s Apartment
    Links: Express
  • Snowberry’s Super Serum
    Links: Express

Tue 5 Jul 2016

  • Whangarei School Name “Queen and Queen” at School Ball
    Links: Express
  • Clark to appear at Gala by video clip as planned
    Helen Clark The organisers of this Saturday's grand gala in Auckland to mark thirty years since the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill have confirmed a video recorded by ex-Prime Minister Helen Clark will feature at the event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo Horrors #1: Banks' fixation on sodomy
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law reform this Saturday a few examples of the rancour which spewed forth from the forces of anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo Horrors #1: Banks' fixation on sodomy
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law reform this Saturday a few examples of the rancour which spewed forth from the forces of anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Jul 2015

  • Finland Grants Asylum to Russian Victims of Anti Gay Persecution
    Links: Express
  • Lick Auckland | OITNB vs. Wentworth With Robbie Magasiva
    Links: Express

Sat 5 Jul 2014

  • 4th of July Celebrations – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Animal Companions – Ryan Lightfoot
    Links: Express
  • Klub Kid Take Over – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Pink Link – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Aussie study: kids of gay parents doing well
    An Australian study has found children of same-sex parents are happy and healthy, and in some ways faring better than others, but still face stigma...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Mika's Coffee
    The fun video for Mika's latest song Coffee, featuring Lavina Williams, is out! Watch his ensemble strut their stuff on the streets of Auckland here...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Jul 2013

  • 'Mana Takataapui' unveiled at Parliament
    Labour MPs Grant Robertson and Louisa Wall with Elizabeth Kerekere (centre) and her work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A trans woman's story of prison abuse
    A transsexual woman has shared horrific accounts of the physical and sexual abuse she has suffered in custody...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections policy "should be challenged"
    Auckland University’s Equal Justice Project has found the rights of trans prisoners are being ignored by Corrections policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Days of 'turning a blind eye' on prisoners over
    File Photo The lawyer who called for a report into Corrections policy on trans prisoners says its findings “undoubtedly” send a message to the Government, which can no longer turn a blind eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get It On! ad complaints dismissed, again
    The latest ad to get homophobes riled up Further homophobic complaints about Get It On! Love Your Condom bus shelter and billboard ads have been kicked to the kerb by the advertising watchdog...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hijacking Manukau?
    Asenati Lole-Taylor What is the Manukau Ministers Network and why is it not frontlining its support for the Manukau City (Regulating Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill? On Thursday June 6, I noted that the Manukau Courier had popped up an article on one Stephen Miller of the Manurewa New Life Church on the Stuff Fairfax newspapers website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP hopes for speedy change in prison policy
    Jan Logie There’s hope a new report which finds transgender prisoners’ rights are being ignored will speed up the Government’s work to ensure their safety...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Swinton unfurls rainbow flag at Kremlin
    British actress Tilda Swinton has defied Russia’s new anti-gay law by boldly standing in front of the Kremlin holding a rainbow flag...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender prison policy is being reviewed
    Anne Tolley Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has confirmed the policy to house transgender prisoners based on the sex on their birth certificate is being reviewed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender prisoners' rights ignored
    The Equal Justice Project at Auckland University has found Corrections policy on trans prisoners "is not only inadequate to address the needs and welfare of transgendered prisoners, but also contrary to international obligations, and should be challenged on a number of grounds"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Jul 2012

  • Pride around the world
    We have gathered pictures capturing the colour and pageantry of pride all over the globe, as we count down to the return of a parade and festival to Auckland in 2013! New York Tel Aviv Los Angeles Paris Sao Paulo Shanghai Toronto Durban GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth adds a Straight Ally to Board
    Rainbow Youth’s Board has had a makeover, with six new members, a fresh leadership team and its first ever Straight Ally...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singer Frank Ocean says first love was a man
    Frank Ocean Frank Ocean, an R  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tipping Point?
    As opinion polls start to turn against the Key administration, what does the future hold for New Zealand's LGBT communities? National is the architect of its own misfortunes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Jul 2011

  • Snapshot of life with HIV to be shared
    Research using photography to give an insight into the lives of gay Auckland men who live with HIV will be shared in the next edition of a New Zealand AIDS Foundation's seminar series tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Jul 2010

  • Television current affairs: where is the support for people living with AIDS in Papua New Guinea?
    Native Affairs, ref F200347.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • C of E nominates gay man as bishop
    Dr Jeffrey John The nomination of an openly gay man to be a Bishop in the Church of England has revived fears of an international split between pro- and anti-gay elements of the church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Complaint dismissed over cream entendre
    Colin Mathura-Jeffree The Broadcasting Standards Authority has refused to uphold a complaint about a claimed "tasteless gay sex double entendre" host Colin Mathura-Jeffree made on a TV cooking show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ireland passes civil partnership bill
    Irish same-sex couples will be able to have civil partnerships for the first time from next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ladies: we give you Joan Jett
    The Runaways Director: Floria Sigismondi Year:2010 Running time: 109 mins Censor Rating: R16 -drug use, sex scenes, offensive language  Festivals: Sundance, SXSW 2010 I am a music nerd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Liberace tribute to tour New Zealand
    Bobby Crush as Liberace The world's most flamboyant entertainer will be brought back to life on stages across New Zealand in the show Liberace, Live From Heaven...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Slacklash?
    Why do social conservatives hate mainstream science so much? And what has, what will it cost them? How is this relevant to us? Let's take the current example of climate change denial...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Jul 2009

  • Over a million marchers in London Pride
    Over a million people marching through central London yesterday made this year's Pride London event the biggest ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Jul 2008

  • Joseph's new cocktail-mixing contraption
    Oops I did it again: Joseph Herscher We were captivated and delighted by Joseph Herscher's fantastical egg-creaming machine back in April and since then, he's been busy in his garage working on a new contraption - this time working with kiwi liquor legends 42BELOW...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students link up at UniQ Conference
    Auckland UniQ president Clint Woolly says last weekend's UniQ Conference in Otago was a great opportunity to increase links between LGBT groups in New Zealand's tertiary institutes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Longtime gay foe Jesse Helms dies
    Former Republican Senator Jesse Helms, who built a career along the fault lines of racial politics and battled gays, liberals, communists and the occasional fellow Republican during 30 conservative years in Congress, died on the fourth of July aged 86...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Jul 2007


  • Police in Palmerston North are urging people to be aware that a man – possibly gay – could be prowling the streets in his car late at night looking to commit sex crimes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couples shunning Australia
    Gay couples are increasingly turning their back on Australia because their relationships are not being recognised, reports the Sydney Star-Observer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week: New event plans unveiled
    Around 500 gay and lesbian skiers are expected to celebrate the fifth birthday of Gay Ski Week NZ 2007 in Queenstown in the first week of September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ:
    Current health policy and practices do not take into account the requirements of the gay community, new local research suggests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Photo celebration of global Pride online
    A new online exhibition of photos of LGBT celebrations from cities around the world aims to celebrate people's pride in their sexuality and identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Outlook so far: Our community reports back
    Oliver Hall, Richard Todd and Owen Allison Two episodes of TV2's new late-night foray into our New Zealand LGBT world has shown us Georgina Beyer, a young couple at Christchurch Pride Week, a gay dancing star, a lesbian battling Pharmac over a vital breast cancer drug, a look at the new generation of drag wannabes, and Asian gay men talking about their lives… oh, and bits and pieces from a small publishing office in Ponsonby...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK survey: Shocking ignorance of HIV
    UK people are still alarmingly ignorant about HIV, finds a survey published yesterday by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) to mark the 25th anniversary of Terry Higgins' death with what was then Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (now AIDS) in St...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Jul 2006

  • Review: Camp classic - Babes In Arms
    Babes In Arms by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Youth Theatre Production Auckland Music Theatre, Motions Road, Western Springs Until 15 July 2006 MTQs (music theatre queens) and anyone who loves a solid slice of entertainment make your way to that metallic barnlike edifice down by the zoo...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Jul 2005

  • A Load of Pibble
    According to the US Christian Right and their local satellites, civil unions will lead to the imminent decriminalisation of polygamy, interspecies sex and child sexual abuse...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stone the homos
    Stoning gays to death is OK in some countries – just not in New Zealand, Muslim MP Ashraf Choudhary has suggested...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warning for gay travellers to Fiji
    A rise in homophobia and violence against gay holidaymakers in Fiji has caused the British Foreign Office to warn lesbian and gay tourists visiting the island to take extra care...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Jul 2004

  • "Nervous nellies" in Labour Caucus
    Bringing in civil unions is the "morally right" thing to do, says Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope, despite some "nervous nellies" in the Labour caucus...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waikato MPs react to name-calling
    Waikato MPs who had their faces plastered across the cover of Express and labelled homophobes have reacted with a mixture of pride and indifference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Jul 2003

  • All Quiet on the Fundie Front?
    After the Prostitution Law Reform Act's passage, there has been an unnatural hush from the Christian Right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First brothel application in Beyer electorate
    A council within MP Georgina Beyer's electorate has received its first application for a brothel, prompting cries of doom from conservatives before it has even been considered...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Jul 1996

  • The Presbyterian Church rules that lesbian and gay people may not be licensed or ordained as elders or ministers or put in positions of leadership (New Zealand)
    The decision was to be reviewed again in 1998.

Thu 5 Jul 1973

  • Television news report: review of Gay Liberation week (Auckland, New Zealand)
    On Camera, ref TZP126533. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sun 5 Jul 1936

Sun 5 Jul 1931

Mon 5 Jul 1920

  • Eugenia Falleni (a.k.a Harry Crawford) is arrested over the death of wife Annie Birkett (Sydney, Australia)
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past

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