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Sat 8 Jul 2023

  • Rainbow Warrior: Murder in the Pacific: TVNZ's BBC docu-series looks at the night international terrorism came to Aotearoa
    REVIEW: Featuring new engaging, enlightening interviews with key players, the director's Man on Wire-esque approach results in compelling viewing...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rainbow Warrior: Murder in the Pacific: TVNZ's BBC docu-series looks at the night international terrorism came to Aotearoa
    REVIEW: Featuring new engaging, enlightening interviews with key players, the director's Man on Wire-esque approach results in compelling viewing...
    Links: Stuff
  • Las Vegas: Debauchery Has Never Been So Romantic
    Links: Express
  • Palm Springs: Discovering Gay Heaven
    Links: Express
  • San Francisco: Good For The Soul 
    Links: Express
  • Travel: Is LA More Fun Than New York?
    Links: Express
  • Travel: Is Los Angeles More Fun Than New York?
    Links: Express

Fri 8 Jul 2022

  • Australia PM commits to reviewing status of NZers in country
    There's been a breakthrough in what's a been a major point of contention in the trans Tasman relationship - the rights of New Zealanders living in Australia...
    Links: RNZ
  • Hello Handsome! Pictures from G.A.Y Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Hottest Pictures From Family Bar, K Road
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian thriller Make Up: Haunted With Desire
    Links: Express
  • NZ History: 36 Years of Homosexual Law Reform
    Links: Express

Thu 8 Jul 2021

  • 35th anniversary panel discussion on homosexual law reform (Parliament buildings)
    Fran Wilde, Trevor Mallard and Kevin Haunui reflect on the campaign for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s
    Features: Chris Bishop, Elizabeth Kerekere, Fran Wilde, Judy O'Brien, Kevin Haunui, Trevor Mallard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Episode 92 - Queer media
    Sophie and Compass kōrero about movies and shows with queer representation...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Episode 92 - Queer media
    Sophie and Compass kōrero about movies and shows with queer representation...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • New Zealand marks 35 years of legalized gay marriage
    It's 35 years since New Zealand passed the Homosexual Law Reform Act...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Zealand marks 35 years since gay law reform
    It's 35 years since New Zealand passed the Homosexual Law Reform Act...
    Links: RNZ
  • Otago Polytechnic to study 'inadequate' trans and non-binary maternity care
    Lead researcher says that maternity care for trans and non-binary people is often "unsafe and inadequate"...
    Links: Stuff
  • 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
  • Video: Homosexual law reform supporters celebrate 35-year milestone
    Decriminalisation of sex between men aged over 16 was passed 35 years ago, in a conscience vote that is being celebrated by politicians and campaigners...
    Links: RNZ
  • 3 Arrested Following Homophobic Murder Of Samuel Luiz
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Cabaret Season Closes in Spectacular Style
    Links: Express
  • Parliament Raises Rainbow Flag to Mark 35th Anniversary of Homosexual Law...
    Links: Express

Wed 8 Jul 2020

  • UN Expert Calls For Global Ban On Practices Of So-called 'Conversion Therapy'
    Practices known as “conversion therapy” inflict severe pain and suffering on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse (LGBT) persons, often resulting in long-lasting psychological and physical damage, a UN expert told the Human Rights ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Blenheim’s Hotel d’Urville: Cosmopolitan Accommodation In Marlborough’s Heart
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious | The Gran Coupe Has Never Felt Fresher 
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Words From The Windy City
    Links: Express
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin Mocks Pride Flag Amid Calls to Ban...
    Links: Express

Mon 8 Jul 2019

  • Auckland’s Iconic Rainbow District Of K Road To Host Ed Sheeran...
    Links: Express
  • How Times Have Changed – Our Rainbow History
    Links: Express
  • NIVEA Facing Global Boycott Following Homophobia Allegations
    Links: Express
  • The Fresh Price of Shortland Street
    Links: Express

Sun 8 Jul 2018

  • Celebrating Takatapui this Matariki
    Links: Express

Sat 8 Jul 2017

  • Andrew Garfield says he's gay 'without the physical act'
    LONDON " Andrew Garfield is getting criticized for saying he's gay, but without the "physical act...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Britain's first pregnant man gives birth to a baby girl after conceiving using a sperm donor he met on Facebook
    By Tom Payne of The Daily Mail Britain's first pregnant man has given birth to a girl, the Daily Mail can reveal...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Striving for a more acceptable future
    OPINION -As a young gay man, what was it like to hear the government apologise to men prosecuted for consensual homosexual activity before 1986? Jeremy Brankin shares his thoughts...
    Links: RNZ
  • Mark Latham Claims Not Enough Gay Couples in Australia for Marriage...
    Links: Express

Fri 8 Jul 2016

  • "The time is right" for overturning historic convictions
    The Human Rights Commission is supporting the call for historic homosexual convictions to be overturned and the human rights of those convicted restored...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Central Auckland ablaze with rainbow flag colours
    On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill a number of Auckland landmarks have burst into the colours, or almost the colours, of the glbti rainbow flag...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo Horrors #4: A danger to society and themselves!
    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 #4: A danger to society and themselves!
    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
  • NPIP offers support following sexual assault
    No Pride in Prisons Ōtepoti are offering their support to an alleged sexual assault offender who has been described by Police and the media as a “man dressed as a woman”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Orange lighting
    Clearly, I support the provision of retrospective pardons for gay men who were convicted of what are now acts of consensual, legal gay sex under the Crimes Act 1961 before the Homosexual Law Reform Act passed in 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Please Explain, Australia
    Yes, I'm afraid that this article is about the Australian federal elections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Star Trek's Sulu to be gay in homage to Takei
    One of the Star Trek TV and movie franchise's best-known characters, Hikaru Sulu, will be revealed to be gay in the next movie...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Jul 2015

  • Contentious Constitutional Changes Proposed For GABA AGM
    Links: Express
  • GLBT Japanese File Human Rights Complaint in Bid For Same Sex...
    Links: Express
  • PRESS COUNCIL RULE COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD
    Links: Express
  • GABA to vote on changes to constitution
    GABA President Heather Carnegie The Gay Auckland Business Association will tonight vote on a number of proposed changes to its constitution, including sorting issues with couples’ voting rights and moving from being about ‘gay business people’ to ‘lgbti’ people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA votes to 'de-gay' its name
    Auckland's glbti business networking group is to adopt a more inclusive version of its name in an effort to attract more, and more diverse, members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Jul 2014

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Te Karere, ref: TZP447936.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Kiss and Tell – Bathroom Escapades and Gay but Straight?
    Links: Express
  • Saucey Saturdays – POP On Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Convicts Go Professional
    Links: Express
  • Candidates to be grilled on lgbti issues
    All are welcome to come along and be part of the forum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans people "thrown under the bus"
    Kelly Ellis A transgender rights advocate says Justice Minister Judith Collins has thrown trans people under the bus in blocking a move to include gender identity in the Human Rights Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UPDATED: Woman hurls paint at gay sauna
    The paint left a mess at the sauna's entrance UPDATED with image and video...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: The Sydney Convicts make history
    Picture / Rod Spark Photography The Sydney Convicts have become the first gay rugby team, and only the second gay team in the world, to play at a professional sporting event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Jul 2013

  • 'Rude' couple turned violent when ejected - bar
    It was a packed night at Family (File Photo) Management at Auckland’s Family Bar say the gay couple who have pulled out of a radio wedding competition turned violent when they were removed due to their behaviour, and were not victims of any kind of hatred...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie lesbian couple offered catwalk wedding
    A New Zealand designer has launched a competition offering a catwalk wedding to an Australian lesbian couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Couple pulls out of ZM comp after 'violence'
    Te Mete and Joseph One of the gay couples in ZM’s Fabulous Gay Wedding competition has pulled out over fears for their own safety, following a violent incident in an Auckland gay bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Director driven to bring trans life to the stage
    Robert Gilbert A Christchurch director and playwright needs a helping hand to get a play exploring the lives of transgender New Zealanders off the ground...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lawyer: "Prison is a living nightmare for trans women"
    Lawyer Kelly "K1" Ellis is spearheading the movement for transgender women to no longer be placed in custody with men, where they are being raped and assaulted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lawyer: "Prison is a living nightmare for trans women"
    Lawyer Kelly "K1" Ellis is spearheading the movement for transgender women to no longer be placed in custody with men, where they are being raped and assaulted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mugabe spouts fresh homophobic hatred
    Zimbabwe’s gay-hating President Robert Mugabe says he would like to imprison gay and lesbian couples for not being able to have children...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Jul 2012

  • Campbell Gordon - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    In this podcast, recorded before he won Queen of the Whole Universe as Ms Spain, Campbell Gordon talks about performing in the beauty pageant.
    Features: Campbell Gordon
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Crowds turn out for scaled-back London Pride
    Marchers in London Pride London's "World Pride" has ended up an early-finishing affair, missing vehicles and floats, after it was scaled down due to funding shortages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • End to AIDS epidemic "within grasp", report finds
    Charles Chauvel was a member of the Commission A landmark global report will be released tomorrow, which says an end to the global AIDS epidemic is within grasp...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turnbull pushes for civil unions as a "bridge"
    High profile Australian Liberal Party MP Malcolm Turnbull has called on parliament to legislate for gay civil unions as a bridge to marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Jul 2011

  • Capital schools lack books on gay parenting
    A Victoria University researcher says Wellington schools are reinforcing the image of traditional families by not stocking books about gay parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Conservative groups gather in Auckland
    Bob McCoskrie from Family First Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader Phil Goff will today be grilled by the self-styled spokesman for New Zealand families at a conference which brings together the conservative Christian right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coronation Street branded "too gay"
    Brian Sewell A British writer has been slammed after labelling Coronation Street "the Sodom of the North", saying it has morphed from its "gritty, working-class" Lancashire roots to "shoddy, tinsel-edged glamour"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gillard may ignore party on gay marriage
    Julia Gillard has left gay marriage advocates deeply disappointed Australian marriage equality advocates are expressing deep disappointment at indications from Prime Minister Julia Gillard that she may not respect a motion at December's National Labor Conference in favour of allowing same-sex marriages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM stays mum on gay adoption issue
    The Prime Minister has made no commitments when pressed on the issue of gay adoption at a conservative Christian conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Jul 2010

  • Capital team counting down to Cologne
    Don Barclay proudly sporting his Wellington shirt A small team of dedicated athletes will wave the flag for Wellington at the Cologne Gay Games, which open at the end of this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Draft guidelines for body searches uncovered
    Police have put together a draft policy which includes proposed guidelines for body searches of transgender and intersex people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Groundbreaking asylum decision in UK
    The UK Supreme Court Two gay men have won the right to asylum in the UK, after claiming they faced persecution in their own countries; Cameroon and Iran...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch Maori TV's new GLBTI show Wero
    Click here to check out the first episode of Maori TV's new GLBTI programme Wero "Wero, is a magazine lifestyle programme profiling the outrageously flamboyant, socially marginalised, gloriously exuberant, politically shunned, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Jul 2009

  • Ambach jury asks judge about intent
    Ambach trial Day 11 The jury in the trial of Ferdinand Ambach has retired for the night after asking for guidance on intoxication and intent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cartier Trust grateful for Drag Bingo cash
    Last month's glamourous Black Tie Drag Bingo night at Auckland's Hopetoun Alpha venue raised $7,032 for the Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust - and the Trustees are "thrilled to bits" with the response to the new event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayor Banks to attend gay business meet
    The Hon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Auckland City money for gay groups
    Auckland City Council has given out over $262,000 in its Community Group Assistance Fund for 2009, but all four applications from LGBT community groups have been declined...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Postmortem: Why did the Medicinal Cannabis Bill fail?
    When I heard that Metiria Turei's private members bill to decriminalise medicinal cannabis derivatives had fallen at first hurdle, I was briefly annoyed - until I realised that perhaps there were underlying flaws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Washington DC recognises gay marriages
    A law recognising same-sex marriages performed in other US states and counties has taken effect in Washington DC, where a councilman says the next step is a Bill which will allow gay-marriage ceremonies in the district...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Jul 2008

  • 'Out' workers perform better
    Gays and lesbians who feel able to be out at work - and are well supported by their employers - report that they are significantly more effective, more motivated and built better working relationships with colleagues, a UK study has found...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Commission seeks LGBT couple pics
    The Families Commission is looking for photos of genuine LGBT couples to help illustrate a new research results publication due out soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Court starts Brown depositions tomorrow
    Tomorrow sees the start of the depositions hearing in the Ronald Brown murder case, with a large amount of evidence expected to be presented to the Auckland court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family bar drag winner gets Sydney trip
    K' Road's Family bar was busy with wigged and frocked divas on Sunday night competing for the prize of a trip to Sydney on next February's Pink Flight to Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SoHomo is city's "big gay night out" - Metro
    K' Road's fortnightly event SoHomo has been dubbed "Auckland's undisputed big gay night out" in the latest issue of Metro magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Lesbian Bands
    "I do look back and think there's not many of us left" - the late Mahinarangi Tocker The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 14 July: Back in the 80s when the clubs were full of live bands, lesbian performers took to the stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Welcome to Torchwood
    Captain Jack: Ready for whatever gender comes his way Separate from the government, outside the police, and beyond the United Nations, Torchwood sets its own rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Jul 2007

  • Anti-gay riot mars Hungary
    Several hundred skinheads and right-wing activists threw rotten eggs and smoke bombs at people participating in a gay rights parade in Hungary's capital yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Jul 2006

  • HLR: young and old attend Nostalgia Night
    Celebrations for the 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform kicked off last night with 140 people attending the Nostalgia Night at Auckland's Rydges Hotel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Jul 2005

  • Board in retreat over Aspin comments
    The AIDS Foundation board has moved to distance itself from comments made by its chair, Dr Clive Aspin, that suggested opposition to its cancelled 50% Maori board member quota proposal is racist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bouncing with Billie at Bats Theatre
    "I'm listening closely, it takes all of me, every ounce and all my focus to hear" Theatre Militia presents ‘a play on the words of Fergus Collinson' - “one of Wellington's best loved artists, the indefinable jazz painter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Koran's 'stone gays' stance justified
    Massey University Religious Studies Coordinator Christopher van der Krogt has defended the comments made by MP Ashraf Choudhary regarding Islamic law and the stoning of gays...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Public "weary" of childless gay lawmakers
    Last month, she mocked lesbian parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Jul 2004

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Qn, ref: TZP298647.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The NZ Christian Right and Islamophobia
    I have had enough of the anti-Muslim bigotry directed against Labour Muslim list MP, Ashraf Choudhary...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Jul 2003

  • Dunedin Pride Week becomes fortnight
    Two weeks of LGBT pride celebrations kicked off in Dunedin on Friday night with an art exhibition at the Community Gallery...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Jul 2001

Wed 8 Jul 1998

Mon 8 Jul 1996

Sun 8 Jul 1990

  • Radio Gala (8 July 1990) (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    A rich collection of audio actuality from the 1985-86 period of homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Glenda Gale
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Mon 8 Jul 1985

Thu 8 Jul 1982

  • Television: profile of the Topp Twins as they busk on Queen Street, and at their Auckland home (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP358684.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 8 Jul 1943

  • Vice Squad Detective Trevor Morley is born
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 8 Jul 1921

  • Psychologist John Money is born (Stratford, New Zealand)
    Money was born in Stratford but lived much of his life in the United States
    Links: GoodTherapy

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