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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
    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
  • 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
  • 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...

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
  • 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...

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
  • Rainbow Labour update
    It’s been a busy weekend for the Rainbow Labour team at the party’s Congress in Wellington...

Sun 7 Jul 2013

  • 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...

Sat 7 Jul 2012

  • Hui Putahi is held at Tapu te Ranga Marae (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The hui runs from 7-10 July.
  • 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...

Thu 7 Jul 2011

  • 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...

Wed 7 Jul 2010

  • 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...

Tue 7 Jul 2009

  • 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...

Mon 7 Jul 2008

  • 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...

Sat 7 Jul 2007

  • 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...

Fri 7 Jul 2006

  • 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...

Thu 7 Jul 2005

  • Pride Centre fraud hearings in November
    A November date has been set for depositions hearings in the long-running Auckland Pride Centre fraud scandal...

Wed 7 Jul 2004

  • 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...

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...

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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