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Tue 6 Jul 2021

  • Takatāpui taonga at Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Mātauranga Māori curator Isaac Te Awa talks about takatāpui taonga held in the Mātauranga Māori collection at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
    Features: Isaac Te Awa
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Dislike Ikea's 'bisexual couch' all you want, but don't confuse hate speech with free speech
    OPINION: This week, I received a rather unpleasant email, subject line: "Depraved homosexuality promotion...
    Links: Stuff
  • Dislike Ikea's 'bisexual couches' all you want, but don't confuse hate speech with free speech
    OPINION: This week, I received a rather unpleasant email, subject line: "Depraved homosexuality promotion...
    Links: Stuff
  • Man in court for abusing strangers has a history of racism and homophobia
    Man with extensive history of behavioural offences told two people to go back to where they came from, and threatened a 72-year-old he had never met before...
    Links: Stuff
  • Out and About: Opening Night of Everything After
    Links: Express

Mon 6 Jul 2020

  • DJ Spencer Brown: “I’m gay. Now it’s a lot easier said...
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Louisa Wall Speaks Out
    Links: Express
  • Louisa Wall Speaks Out On Homophobia In the New Zealand Labour...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Not That I’d Kiss A Girl Book...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Rainbow Auckland: We Are Ready! 
    Links: Express
  • Turkish President Launches Fresh Attack on LGBT+ Community
    Links: Express

Sat 6 Jul 2019

  • Marvel's first openly trans actor calls for more transgender portrayals
    Spider-Man: Far From Home actor Zach Barack, Marvel's first openly trans actor, wants more trans representation...
    Links: Stuff
  • Prof. Howard Gendelman - Eliminating HIV from the DNA of mice
    This week, researchers from Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) announced they had been able to eliminate HIV from the DNA of infected mice - a proof of concept the researchers say demonstrates that the disease is curable, and possibly eventually curable in human beings...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 6 Jul 2018

  • Australian police charge Pastor Logan Robertson after allegedly harassing worshippers at two Brisbane mosques (Australia)
    Robertson faces deportation back to New Zealand. In July 2017 the Pastor called for gay people to be shot through the head.
    Links: RNZ
  • Cider-fuelled spit-fest: 'I have Aids and I'm going to spit on you'
    A woman who went on a cider-fuelled spit-fest at a Dunedin police station has been ordered to undertake counselling...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rubber Bullets and Pepper Spray: Istanbul Pride Shut-down by Police
    Links: Express
  • The Maori Option
    Links: Express

Thu 6 Jul 2017

  • Parliament: first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill
    Features: Amy Adams, Annette King, Chris Bishop, David Carter, Denis O'Rourke, Grant Robertson, Jan Logie, Jono Naylor, Louisa Wall, Marama Davidson, Marama Fox, Paul Foster-Bell, Sarah Dowie, Trevor Mallard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Sian Torrington on the Topp Twins exhibition (Wellington)
    Sian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston North
    Features: Sian Torrington
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Parliament apologies for the hurt and stigma caused by the historic criminalisation of consensual homosexual activity (New Zealand)
    During the first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill, Justice Minister Amy Adams read the following apology "Today we are putting on the record that this house deeply regrets the hurt and stigma suffered by the many hundreds of New Zealand men who were turned into criminals by a law that was profoundly wrong, and for that, we are sorry."
    Links: PrideNZ.com, Parliament.nz
  • The first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
    The Bill unanimously passes its first reading.
    Links: PrideNZ.com, Parliament.nz
  • Historic moment for NZ gay community
    A Bill introducing a scheme to wipe convictions for historical homosexual offences passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams...
    Links: Scoop
  • ACT welcomes expungement of homosexual convictions
    ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the introduction of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...
    Links: Scoop
  • Apology for convicted Homosexuals long overdue
    Today in Parliament, Amy Adams, Minister for Justice will formally apologise to around 1000 men who were convicted for homosexual acts...
    Links: Scoop
  • Apology for gay sex convictions long overdue
    Opinion - Growing up gay in New Zealand before the Homosexual Law Reform Act in 1986 was to grow up with fear, writes David Herkt...
    Links: RNZ
  • Apology to men convicted of historical homosexual offences
    I move, that the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill be now read a first time, I nominate the Justice and Electoral Committee to consider the bill...
    Links: Scoop
  • Emotion as Parliament apologises to men convicted for homosexuality
    An apology from Parliament to men convicted for homosexuality more than 30 years ago has passed unanimously after some passionate speeches in Parliament...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay men to get apology for past convictions
    Justice Minister Amy Adams will formally apologise to gay men who were convicted for consensual sexual activity in the past...
    Links: RNZ
  • Govt apology for gay men.
    The Justice Minister Amy Adams is to apologise to 1000 men who were convicted of homosexual crimes 30 years ago...
    Links: RNZ
  • Green MP Marama Davidson speaks of the harrowing impact of homophobia on family
    Green MP Marama Davidson used a harrowing example of the impact on her family of homophobia, remembering a young gay man who was killed by Davidson's uncle in the 1980s...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Men convicted for homosexual activity receive apology from govt
    The Justice Minister has formally apologised to New Zealand men who were convicted in the past for consensual homosexual activity...
    Links: RNZ
  • Parliament apologises to gay men convicted for consensual sex
    Men convicted for consensual homosexual activity under old laws have finally received a formal apology from Parliament...
    Links: RNZ
  • Statement for Homosexual Convictions Apology
    Rainbow Wellington, as a representative of the LGBTQIAP+ community in New Zealand, welcomes the apology from the government to those affected by convictions for consensual homosexual activity before the Homosexual Law Reform Act was introduced in 1986...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Bernard Hickey (Part 1)
    The victorious Team New Zealand sailors have been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in Auckland today who turned out to see the America's Cup...
    Links: RNZ
  • Government Apologises For Historic Homosexual Convictions
    Links: Express
  • How To: Hawaii
    Links: Express
  • Police Break Up Istanbul Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Travelling NZ In Winter
    Links: Express

Wed 6 Jul 2016

  • 30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act (Grand Hall)
    Audio from 30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act event, held in the Grand Hall, Parliament on 6 July 2016.
    Features: Bill Sutton, Fran Wilde, Grant Robertson, Helen Clark, Kura Moeahu, Nikki Kaye, The Glamaphones (Wellington), Trevor Mallard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The rainbow flag is flown for the first time at Parliament (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The rainbow flag is flown for the first time on the forecourt of Parliament to mark the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform.
  • Petition to be Tabled in Parliament to Pardon Wrongful Homosexuality Convictions
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Flag Raised in NZ Parliament Grounds
    Links: Express
  • Homo Horrors #2: Think of the children!
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform a few examples of the rancour that spewed forth from the anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo Horrors #2: Think of the children!
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform a few examples of the rancour that spewed forth from the anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow flag flying at Parliament
    Photo: Jac Lynch A rainbow flag has this morning been raised in the grounds of Parliament to mark the anniversary of the passing of the landmark Homosexual Law Reform legislation on July 9, 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Jul 2015

  • Blake Skjellerup Weds Partner in Hawaii
    Links: Express
  • GABA AGM to be Held This Wednesday
    Links: Express
  • "Grumpy Cripple" on Melbourne quest
    “Grumpy Cripple” Thane Pullan is hoping to head over to the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and needs a little public support so he can make it across the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NRL supports equal marriage in Australia
    The NRL has backed marriage equality in Australia, with one of its stars saying "It's ignorant and old-fashioned [to think] if you're male you can only love a female...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skjellerup ties the knot in Hawaiian wedding
    Former New Zealand Olympian Blake Skjellerup has married partner Saul Carrasco on a beach in Hawaii...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The early days of HIV - Warren Lindberg
    In a speech delivered at Wednesday night's function in Auckland marking the 30th anniversary of the creation of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Warren Lindberg briefly reflected on the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The early days of HIV - Warren Lindberg
    In a speech delivered at Wednesday night's function in Auckland marking the 30th anniversary of the creation of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Warren Lindberg briefly reflected on the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Jul 2014

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Boycott The Wedding
    Links: Express
  • Kiss and Tell – Slick Ricks and A Boyfriend Basher?
    Links: Express
  • Single with Cats?
    Links: Express
  • Labour deputy proud of party's diversity
    Deputy Leader David Parker Labour Deputy David Parker has expressed pride in being part of a “liberal and diverse party” is his speech to the Labour Party Congress in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lastest gender ID protection bid scuttled
    Louisa Wall’s current bid to get gender identity protection specifically covered in the Human Rights Act is a no-go...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigel Latta on same-sex parenting
    We just stumbled across a gem of a blog from popular psychologist Nigel Latta, who offers some heartwarming words of common sense on the issue conservatives like to beat their drums so loudly about...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigel Latta on same-sex parenting
    We just stumbled across a gem of a blog from popular psychologist Nigel Latta, who offers some heartwarming words of common sense on the issue conservatives like to beat their drums so loudly about...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Jul 2013

  • Pilgrim Planet's owners apologise over bed ban
    The owners of a Whangarei lodge have apologised to a lesbian couple who they refused a double bed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wellington appoints Hon. President
    Tony Simpson After standing down as Chair, Tony Simpson has quickly been made the inaugural Honorary President of Rainbow Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Jul 2012

  • Anglicans gather in Fiji as gay issues swirl
    Representatives of the Anglican Church have gathered in Nadi, Fiji, for their General Synod, where the topics of marriage equality and ordination of gay priests will be discussed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police confirm head belongs to gay killing victim
    Jun Lin Montreal police have confirmed that a head found in a city park belongs to a slain gay Chinese student allegedly killed by another gay man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Silo bringing lauded gay play to the stage
    Silo Theatre is bringing time-warping gay play The Pride to the Auckland stage, for its New Zealand premiere...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Jul 2011

  • Meet John Kingi
    Rainbow Youth's new Chair knows just what it's like to come out as a teenager and is passionate about keeping up the fabulous work the queer youth support group is doing for others who are walking the same path...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opera canned over gay reference row
    Lee Hall An opera company denies homophobia is at the heart of its decision to abandon a work by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer students to gather in Hamilton
    Queer university students will gather in Hamilton this weekend with the issues of voluntary student membership nagging at the front of their minds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rosslyn Noonan stepping down from HRC
    Rosslyn Noonan Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan, who has recently been vociferous in support of gay rights, is to step down after ten years in the role...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Saying it in Te Reo
    It's Maori language week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Jul 2010

  • Two films lead strong gay line-up at festival
    I Love You Phillip Morris As the New Zealand International Film Festival is about to open, festival director Bill Gosden says I Love You Phillip Morris and Undertow are two gay films he is particularly proud to have landed this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Jul 2009

  • Ambach 'provoked by attempted rape?'
    A high court jury today heard that attempted rape by an elderly man whose homosexuality was a "dark secret" may have triggered Ferdinand Ambach's brutal attack which left Ronald Brown dying on his stairs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charities supportive after QWU's small loss
    Tight economic times have led to the most recent Queen of the Whole Universe pageant operating at a loss, but the charities which had hoped to receive shares of the proceeds remain supportive of the event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defence: Did rape attempt trigger Ambach's attack?
    Ambach trial Day 9 The possibility that an elderly man tried to rape the young tourist who then killed him in a frenzied attack was raised in court today as the prosecution and defence summed up their cases in the Ambact trial before a High Court jury...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dunedin Pride Week returns this August
    Dunedin Pride Week is set to return next month with a Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Should you go to Bruno?
    Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) at his Paris premiere "Some backbiting guys in ze gayvorld say Bruno's a bad spokesman for us - but you don't hear ze astronaut community bitching about Buzz Lightyear!" - Bruno...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Jul 2008

  • GayNZ.com Quick Quiz: The Movies
    Ten quick questions to test your LGBT movie knowledge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London Mayor gets behind Pride March
    The Mayor of London has said that Pride London will have his support in future years, after he took part for the first time yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The British Debate on Barebacking
    In New Zealand, we're fortunate that our own erotic DVD entertainment industry is tiny -and there seems to be no bareback product on the gay market from our own shores...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TriangleTV seeks a world of gay 'Sproquets'
    Triangle Television and Stratos Television will again hold their gay television festival Sproquets in September, and have contacted television producers worldwide for entries...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Jul 2007

  • Buffy, Bimbo and Queenie return to Europe
    New Zealand's iconic drag triple of Buffy, Bimbo and Queenie Aotearoa (or BBQ as they are affectionately known) are about to leave for a three week European adventure to revisit some of their most memorable venues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen hospitalised but out of danger
    Wellington transsexual icon Carmen, now resident in Sydney, has been rushed to hospital after collapsing from a diabetic attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com's juicy guide to sexual lubricants
    It has always surprised me that NZ supermarket shelves present a meagre offering of sexual lubricants...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opera: Prima Donna from the Steppes
    Elvira Fatykhova in 'Lucia di Lammermoor' (Photo: Neil Mackenzie) Elvira Fatykova is diminutive, and when we meet I can imagine her as the ideal 16-year-old Bride of Lammermoor from Sir Walter Scott's gothic novel of the same name...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV's
    Openly-gay cinema and DVD reviewer Steven Gray has been asked to co-host TVOne's lifestyle programme ‘Good Morning' for a two-week stint while regular co-host Sarah Bradley is away...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK:
    The decision by the UK's Minister for Children to unequivocally criticise broadcasters' acceptance of homophobic language has delighted gay activists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge
    Mr Urge Bear 2007 Anton Cronje wowed the crowd at Southern HiBearnation in Melbourne but narrowly missed out on a title at the largest gathering of bears in the Southern Hemisphere...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Jul 2006

  • HLR: Party likes it
    Pound nightclub is returning to the 80s on the eve of the 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform, with hourly drag shows and prizes for best 80s outfits...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Doug: voted against but favoured HLR
    Twenty years after the successful passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, then-National MP for Remuera, Douglas Graham, who voted against the bill, says “he was pleased that it passed” as he “personally favoured” the bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Jul 2005

  • Aspin: Racism shows in board opposition
    Opposition to a proposed 50% Maori quota for AIDS Foundation board members has been cited as an example of the racism that exists in New Zealand society towards takatapui by NZAF board chair Clive Aspin...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Jul 2004

  • Destiny would make gays illegal
    It's official – homosexuality would once again be illegal if Destiny Church political offshoot Destiny New Zealand came to power...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays are bullies, says SPCS
    Gays are bullies, says the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards in response to an Express cover which labels 49 MPs ugly homophobes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Jul 1996

  • The Gays and Lesbians Everywhere in Education (GLEE) National conference is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The theme of the conference is: empowering lesbians and gays in education.
    Links: NZ.com (1), NZ.com (2)

Wed 6 Jul 1988

  • The first meeting of the Wellington Bisexual Women's Group is held (Wellington, New Zealand)

Mon 6 Jul 1981

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