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Wed 7 Jul 2021

  • Parliament marks 35 years since gay sex decriminalised
    Parliament has marked 35 years since it passed the Homosexual Law Reform Act by raising the rainbow flag at its forecourt...
    Links: Stuff
  • Review - Dating Amber
    Dating Amber is a twist on the old “let’s not and say we did†plot...
    Links: RNZ
  • BBC Apologises For Airing Homophobia On Its Arabic News Channel
    Links: Express

Tue 7 Jul 2020

  • Brazil: Doctors say experimental treatment has rid man of HIV
    A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Halle Berry criticised for comments about playing a transgender man in new film
    Halle Berry is under fire for declaring her intent to play a transgender man in a new film and for misgendering the character she'd be portraying...
    Links: Stuff
  • AUCKLAND’S ORCHESTRA RAISES THE BATON AGAIN ON 2020 SEASON
    Links: Express
  • Bob The Drag Queen: “Just say it. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
    Links: Express
  • History Lessons
    Links: Express

Sun 7 Jul 2019

  • Nivea is being binned after allegations of homophobia by employees
    Nivea has been spectacularly dumped by its own advertising agency and accused of homophobia after a company executive allegedly rejected an ad pitch saying, "We don't do gay"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The unholy Folau quagmire and the living hell for gay people
    OPINION: If every biblical injunction stood today, Christians would still advocate slavery...
    Links: Stuff
  • UK mum who went on the run with daughter and sperm donor, leaving behind ex-lesbian-lover, are found
    A British mother who ran away from her lesbian ex with their daughter offered police ice cream money for her children as she was arrested after three years on the run...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Fast and Furious: Space, grace, and I-PACE
    Links: Express
  • Istanbul Pride March Met With Tear Gas By Turkish Police
    Links: Express
  • Major Progress Made In Finding A Cure For HIV Following Successful...
    Links: Express

Sat 7 Jul 2018

  • Phillip Peek (Wellington)
    Phillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the 1970s and early 1980s and participating in homosexual law reform activities
    Features: Phillip Peek
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Brendon Urie From Panic! at the Disco Comes-Out as Pansexual
    Links: Express
  • Samoa: Transgender Tale Wins Award
    Links: Express
  • Trans Woman Crowned as Miss Universe Spain
    Links: Express

Fri 7 Jul 2017

  • Andrew Garfield slayed for saying: 'I am a gay man right now'
    Andrew Garfield has drawn criticism from the LGBTQ community for claiming he is a "gay man without the physical act"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Andrew Garfield sparks backlash with 'I'm gay without the physical act' comment

    Andrew Garfield has sparked major backlash with his admission that he's a "gay man right now, just without the physical act"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Have Your Say: Removing convictions for homosexual offences
    Removing historical convictions for homosexual offences: have your say The Justice and Electoral committee is inviting public submissions on the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...
    Links: Scoop
  • MPs apologise, quash historical convictions for gay sex
    "It's unimagineable today that we would criminalise consensual, sexual activity between adults...
    Links: RNZ
  • St Andrew’s welcomes the Government apology
    Press Release St Andrew’s on The Terrace 7/7/2017 St Andrew’s on The Terrace welcomes the Government apology to homosexual men convicted prior to 1986...
    Links: Scoop
  • Woman who made up bogus rape claims against 15 men, including one jailed for two years, convicted
    A fantasist who made up bogus rape and sex assault claims against 15 men in three years just for "attention" today finally faces jail for her "appalling lies"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 100 Men in 94 Minutes
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand’s First Lesbian Web-Series Set to Wow
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Auckland July Mixer
    Links: Express
  • Theia Debuts New Zealand Tour
    Links: Express
  • Vodafone Named One Of Top Global Employers For LGBT+ Staff
    Links: Express

Thu 7 Jul 2016

  • Justice for Gay Men Not Worth the Hassle
    Links: Express
  • New Ponsonby Countdown Top Express Site
    Links: Express
  • Chelsea Manning facing difficulties in military jail
    Chelsea Manning Lawyers for transgender US soldier Chelsea Manning say they are being denied contact with their client after she was briefly hospitalised two days ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo Horrors #3: What would Jesus say?
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform this Saturday a few examples of the rancour that spewed forth from the anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo Horrors #3: What would Jesus say?
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform this Saturday a few examples of the rancour that spewed forth from the anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague's thoughts - 30 years on
    It's a couple of months old but Greens MP Kevin Hague's reflection on 30 years since the Homosexual Law Reform bill was passed is a great read...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Petition tabled to address 'blighted lives'
    Wiremu Demchick collects signatures at the Big Gay Out A petition has been tabled in parliament calling on requesting a law change allowing the reversal of historic convictions for consensual same-sex encounters stemming from pre-Homosexual Law Reform laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reversing convictions a difficult process - Minister
    Justice minister Amy Adams has repeated her stance that she would consider quashing historical convictions for gay sex on a case by case basis but warns that it would be "a very difficult process...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tribute paid to Wilde and other HLR supporters
    Wellington last night marked the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law reform with a glittering and colourful gathering at Parliament, outside which the rainbow flag had flown throughout the day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Jul 2015

  • Federated Farmers Dismisses Australian Agriculture Minister’s Claim Gay Marriage Would Hurt...
    Links: Express
  • Iranian Movie Star Reprimanded For Tweeting His Support For Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • President Obama Will Raise GLBT Rights During Kenya Visit, Despite Protests
    Links: Express
  • Soccer star's adorable embrace with wife
    After winning the World Cup, US women’s soccer star Abby Wambach sent a chorus of ‘awwws’ around the world when she sprinted over to hug and kiss her wife...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Jenny's Wedding trailer
    Katherine Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy fame and Alexis Bledel from Gilmore Girls play a couple in the upcoming flick Jenny’s Wedding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youthline answering more lgbti calls
    Youthline says its support teams need to learn more about cultural competency for working with gay and transgender young people, as it receives increasing calls for advice on sexuality and gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Jul 2014

  • Bring the Beats Back – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Shower Power – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Community Still Out In The Cold
    Links: Express
  • Chch bar owner attacks community orgs
    The owner of Christchurch’s only gay bar has upset local community members by ripping into a volunteer group set up to help glbti people reconnect after the devastating earthquakes, as well as numerous people running events and organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag divas to help Coffey with fundraiser
    Tamati Coffey Tamati Coffey is dragging in a couple of friends for his gala fundraiser to help his bid to become Rotorua’s next MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gender identity knock-back "an insult"
    Louisa Wall says Collins has contradicted herself and let down the community A disappointed Louisa Wall says Justice Minister Judith Collins’ scuttling in of her bid to have gender identity specifically included in the Human Rights Act is an “insult” to the community, and is promising a Labour government would sort it out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride: Roman Style
    Aucklander Steve Berry-Smith was lucky enough to be in Rome for Pride in June...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Labour update
    It’s been a busy weekend for the Rainbow Labour team at the party’s Congress in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Jul 2013

  • Adopted boy sexually abused by fathers
    An Australian man has been jailed for 40 years over an international paedophile network, where a child he and his partner bought from Russia was abused...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Questions for Anne Tolley
    Anne Tolley The group Transsexuals of New Zealand has added its voice to the din calling for Corrections Minister Anne Tolley to speed up action over the treatment of trans prisoners: Dear Ms Tolley, I am writing on behalf of Transsexuals of New Zealand concerning the treatment of Transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Jul 2012

  • Hui Putahi is held at Tapu te Ranga Marae (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The hui runs from 7-10 July.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • GABA asks for input from wider community
    The Gay Auckland Business Association is asking for feedback from non-members as it seeks to continue the process of rebuilding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phloss plans sweet treats for Ball
    Queerlesque founder Miss Phloss will perform one of her infamous burlesque shows at tonight’s Auckland Lesbian Ball, along with her troupe of Drag Princes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Melissa Etheridge
    Melissa Etheridge Civic Theatre, Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Venue and performers ready for Lesbian Ball
    Urzila Carlson Auckland's Pullman Hotel is all set up and ready for tonight's Lesbian Ball, which will be hosted by comedian Urzila Carlson and feature entertainment from The Mermaids and a show by Miss Phloss and her troop of Drag Princes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Jul 2011

  • Capacity and Conservative Christians
    Why else are the Christian Right so interested in welfare privatisation and retrenchment? One answer might be capacity building...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heart to play first-ever New Zealand show
    A band which was notoriously hounded by lesbian incest rumours and bit back with rock n' roll venom is to perform in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homosexuality "a disease" - Indian health minister
    Ghulam Nabi Azad India's Minister of Health is under fire after telling rural Indian leaders that sex between two men is “completely unnatural,” and that homosexuality is a "disease...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Limbo over as court rules DADT must end
    A US appeals court has ordered the ban on allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military to end immediately, as the Pentagon continues drafting new rules to bring the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' into force...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamaki opposition not about anti-gay views
    Tamaki says her detractors think she is "too glamorous" for the role...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans killer's sentence reduced upon appeal
    A man who bashed Upper Hutt transsexual Diksy Jones to death in 2009 has had his sentence reduced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington lesbian trust calls for applications
    Bea Arthur and Bette Armstrong Applications are open for the next round of funding grants for a Trust which celebrates the lives and love of a lesbian couple who were together for 57 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Jul 2010

  • Album review: Kylie's Aphrodite
    It's no secret that the gays hold a special place in their hearts for the pint-sized pop princess, one Kylie Minogue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lindsay Lohan gets 90 days jail
    Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan has been jailed for 90 days for violating her probation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police arm community with rainbow bands
    Police-issue rainbow wristbands are being handed out in the nation's gay communities, in an effort to share the message that the Diversity Liaison Officers (DLOs) are approachable and ready to listen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer cabaret Risqué to heat up Wellington
    A queer cabaret is set to raise a few eyebrows when it graces the stage in Wellington next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans woman wins discrimination case
    Vandy Beth Glenn A transgender American woman has won a case she took after being fired for telling her boss she would come to work dressed as woman, as she transitioned...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Jul 2009

  • Ambach trial jury to reconvene tomorrow
    Ambach trial Day 10 4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First gay smooch in Marvel Comic
    In a first for Marvel Comics, the latest issue of an X-Men spin-off comic features a gay pash...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herkt tells of stroke, support and recovery
    Gay journalist and poet David Herkt has spoken out about his road to recovery after a severe stroke, and his partner's total support...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Jul 2008

  • A workout fit for a drag queen!
    Cackling all the way to the gym: Felisha from Finale Calling all drag divas… Be the best 'cock in a frock' you can be with our fitness guru Julz Darroch's workout tips for trannies! This morning I learnt that if you google 'drag queen workout' you will discover that Kelly Osbourne is planning to release a 'campy' workout DVD, and that if you click on anything after google search 'drag queen workout' page 9 it's just like being Gerald on Shortland Street! Overall, very slim pickings on the world wide web for a girl in need of a bit of a makeover...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A workout fit for a drag queen!
    Cackling all the way to the gym: Felisha from Finale Calling all drag divas… Be the best 'cock in a frock' you can be with our fitness guru Julz Darroch's workout tips for trannies! This morning I learnt that if you google 'drag queen workout' you will discover that Kelly Osbourne is planning to release a 'campy' workout DVD, and that if you click on anything after google search 'drag queen workout' page 9 it's just like being Gerald on Shortland Street! Overall, very slim pickings on the world wide web for a girl in need of a bit of a makeover...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland: More Fag-Tagging coming soon
    The first 'Fag-Tag' event last night at The Paddington bar in Auckland's Parnell attracted two dozen gay guys and their friends for quiet drinks – with the organiser pleased with the turnout and hoping to build numbers for further Fag-Tags in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Death of an old monster: Jesse Helms: 1921-2008
    Jesse Helms Although few New Zealanders will have heard of him outside HIV/AIDS circles, I imagine that few LGBT Americans will mourn the passing of the late former US Republican Senator for North Carolina, Jesse Helms, who died at 86...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com Forum hit by Turkish hackers
    New Zealand's busiest LGBT Internet Forum is offline for a few hours today while GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK:Scrub clearance disturbs gay sex in park
    Scrub clearance work on the Downs area of Bristol in South West England has been delayed because of complaints from gay men who use the area for sex, reports the BBC...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Jul 2007

  • Being 'gay' isn't our candidates' only qualification
    Doreen Agassiz-Suddens Is Maryan Street implying that we should consider not voting for openly gay candidates who might only be interested in gay issues? Should they stay closeted? Recently I wrote a column for GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jack magazine team working on 8th edition
    The long-awaited eighth edition of local gay magazine ‘Jack' is on its way, the publication's art director Julian Haldane assures GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Jul 2006

  • Fran Wilde: The MP who fronted the fight for our freedom
    “I felt it was wrong for New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HLR celebrations unfold around NZ
    New Zealand's LGBT community is gearing up for a weekend of celebration for the 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Jul 2005

  • "Bad character" gay bookseller booted
    Gay Auckland bookstore owner and US immigrant Jim Peron has been labelled of "bad character" and given his marching orders by the Immigration Service following controversy over his links to a paedophile magazine in the 1980's...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kyle Chapman returns to politics
    Former National Front leader Kyle Chapman has announced his return to politics, joining the far-right Direct Democracy party as its candidate for Christchurch East...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board quota prop dumped
    The AIDS Foundation board have dumped proposals for a 50% Maori quota for board members following overwhelming opposition from stakeholders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Centre fraud hearings in November
    A November date has been set for depositions hearings in the long-running Auckland Pride Centre fraud scandal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Jul 2004

  • Award for Straight Hike for the Butch Dyke
    Butch dykes, lippy dykes, flannel shirts and man-haters…lesbians sure cop their fair share of stereotypes, but Wellington film-maker Robyn Paterson doesn't have a problem with stereotypes – in fact she somewhat enjoys playing with them – so much so that she's based an entire short film project, Straight Hike For The Butch Dyke, around the simultaneous celebration and subversion of them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SPCS tries to ban gay-themed film
    One man's annual crusade against the festival film-going public of New Zealand is on again –an injunction taken out against a gay-themed film in this year's International Film Festival by David Lane of the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Jul 2003

  • Television news reports: AIDS in Uganda and a potential split in the Anglican church (New Zealand)
    Contains a story about AIDS in Uganda and an openly gay Anglican clergyman not accepting a position of Bishop because of the potential to split the church. TV3 news, ref F58930.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Fa'afafine first for national radio network
    Rising star and singer/songwriter Lindah E has made local history by becoming the first fa'afafine personality to have a regular segment on a nationwide radio network...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Jul 1991

Sat 7 Jul 1984

  • MP Fran Wilde meets with members of the gay community to discuss law reform options (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: LAGANZ

Mon 7 Jul 1980

  • Lesbians and gays again picket the Russian embassy in protest at oppression in the USSR (Wellington, New Zealand)

Thu 7 Jul 1977

  • The Human Rights Commission Bill Committee reports back to Parliament (New Zealand)
    Between 23 February and 8 June 1977 the Committee held 13 meetings and received 127 submissions (oral and written). The Committee was asked to include, among other things, sexual orientation in the list of prohibited forms of discrimination. However all of these new grounds were rejected by the Committee who instead wanted the new Human Rights Commission to recommend additions to the Act.
    Links: Hansard

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