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Fri 9 Jul 2021

  • Gay married couple in Australia told to separate, be celibate to keep job in church
    Australian same-sex married couple say they were discriminated against in an Anglican church...
    Links: Stuff
  • Heroes helped decriminalise gay sex, but equity is still a long way off
    "Young people don’t really know gay relationships were illegal...
    Links: Stuff
  • LAGANZ Transcribathon
    The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ), Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa are running an online Transcribathon event from 10 to 24 July for volunteers across Aotearoa New Zealand...
    Links: RNZ
  • Christchurch: Sex Workers of Aotearoa’s ‘A Day In The Life Of’...
    Links: Express
  • Fran Wilde on 35 Years of Justice
    Links: Express
  • History: 35 Years Of Homosexual Law Reform
    Links: Express
  • Lula’s To Host Born This Way – Big Bottomless Brunch
    Links: Express

Thu 9 Jul 2020

  • Corrections worker waiting to find out if he got disease after being spat on during lockdown
    A Corrections officer who was spat in the face by a prisoner during the Covid-19 lockdown has spent months waiting to find out if he now has a serious disease...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Rest Is History: Homosexual law reform
    It's time for our regular Thursday look into the past, The Rest Is History...
    Links: RNZ
  • Challenging Perceptions One Artwork At A Time
    Links: Express
  • Love Has No Borders… Well It Does Now!
    Links: Express
  • Original Pokemon Head Writer Says Professor Ivy Was a Lesbian
    Links: Express

Tue 9 Jul 2019

  • Best In Class: Electric Vehicles of 2019
    Links: Express
  • Transphobic Hate Crimes Rise 81% In The UK
    Links: Express

Mon 9 Jul 2018

  • Warkworth baker refuses to make wedding cake for gay couple
    A gay couple say a New Zealand baker refused to make them a wedding cake because of their sexuality...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Cake Maker Refuses to Serve Same-Sex Couple
    Links: Express
  • British Government to Ban Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Early Māori Had Liberal View on Sexual Fluidity
    Links: Express
  • Mr. Gay World Jordan Bruno’s Journey
    Links: Express

Sun 9 Jul 2017

  • Krys Baker talks about MALGRA (Te Manawa Museum)
    Krys Baker talks about the early years of the Manawatu Gay Rights Association (MAGRA), its development into the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MALGRA) and then talks about the Associations future
    Features: Krys Baker
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • MALGRA welcomed to Te Manawa Museum (Te Manawa Museum)
    Audio from the welcoming ceremony for the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MALGRA) to Te Manawa Museum
    Features: Andy Lowe
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Matt talks about MALGRA (Te Manawa Museum)
    Matt talks about the early years of the Manawatu Gay Rights Association (MAGRA), its development into the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MALGRA) and then talks about its move to Te Manawa
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rachel Hoskin - Butch: a photographic exploration (Te Manawa Museum)
    Rachel Hoskin talks about Butch: A Photographic Exploration, a social project of reaction to Butch women
    Features: Rachel Hoskin
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • In a radio interview National MP Chester Borrows says he has changed his mind on same-sex marriage (New Zealand)
    The departing Member of Parliament talks about how, after voting against Marriage Equality, now supports it. As celebrant he has married a gay couple
    Links: RNZ
  • Kiwi appears on first gay episode of UK dating show
    The first ever LGBT couple on Blind Date have been paired up together on the hit dating show in the UK...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The curious case of Charles Mackay
    Former Whanganui mayor Charles Mackay, who served six years in prison for shooting a man who was blackmailing him, was the first New Zealander to come out as homosexual, says Wellington historian Paul Diamond...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 9 Jul 2015

  • Flashback to homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    A short video highlighting some of the people and actions during homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (1985-1986).
    Features: Bill Logan, Glenda Gale, John Banks, Linda Evans, Norman Jones, Patricia Bartlett, Tighe Instone
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Flashback to homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    A short video highlighting some of the people and actions during homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (1985-1986).
    Features: Bill Logan, Glenda Gale, John Banks, Linda Evans, Norman Jones, Patricia Bartlett, Tighe Instone
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • ‘Straight Pride’ Logo Unveiled in Russia, Amid Reports The Rainbow Flag...
    Links: Express
  • 29th Anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform Marked
    Links: Express
  • Invitations to Submit Work For Rainbow Poetry Anthology Now Open
    Links: Express
  • The Gay is Gone – GABA Tweaks Its Name
    Links: Express
  • Comment: Understanding the transphobic movement
    What lies at the diseased roots of Family First's latest transphobic diatribe? I've tracked down several US Christian Right websites that explain quite a lot about "Girl Boy Other...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Counting down to 30 years: Flash Back - Homosexual Law Reform
    Fran Wilde, the Bill's sponsor Today marks 29 years since Homosexual Law Reform passed in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The 30 Project: Part 2
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the second episode of the 30 Project, to mark its 30th anniversary commemorations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The 30 Project: Part 2
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the second episode of the 30 Project, to mark its 30th anniversary commemorations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Women's events on the way for Wellington
    A mid-winter women’s dance and pair of film screenings are coming up in Wellington this month, and all women are welcome...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Jul 2014

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Pet Seperation
    Links: Express
  • Meet Your Community – Amanda Tito
    Links: Express
  • World Cup – Homosexual Abomination
    Links: Express
  • Ancient gay graffiti found on Greek isle
    Picture / Helena Smith...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: In Whose House?
    One of the chief issues of the current New Zealand general election is the vexed question of housing policy and affordability...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Decades on ... still fighting for clarity
    The derailing of the latest move to clearly and specifically ensure protection from discrimination on the basis of gender identity has been met with a giant sigh of frustration...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iran's Modern Family not so modern
    Iran: Modern Family, a popular American television sitcom is now available in Iran but without the gay couple, in keeping with the harsh anti-gay laws that punish same-sex couples with flogging and execution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National MP denies being homophobic
    Jami-Lee Ross says he's not homophobic, and voted for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Penny Wong to speak at Wgtn lecture
    The first openly-lesbian member of the Australian Senate, Penny Wong, will be the special guest speaker at this year’s Peter Fraser Memorial Lecture...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 Jul 2013

  • Cardy moving from St-Matthew to St Lukes
    Glynn Cardy St-Matthew-in-the-City’s vicar Glynn Cardy is moving jobs, and denominations, to become the leader of another gay-friendly church - St Lukes Presbyterian in Remuera...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Di and Liz: smoother sailing
    After a long battle to conceive their beautiful twins, things were much smoother after the Harding family doubled in size...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 Jul 2012

  • Allia - Q12 (Auckland)
    Allia talks about being young and pansexual in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Antica - Q12 (Auckland)
    Antica talks about being young and lesbian in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Application denied
    An Iranian hairdresser came to New Zealand last year claiming he was repeatedly interrogated and tortured because authorities thought he was gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iranian hairdresser's torture claims don't wash
    File photo An Iranian hairdresser has been denied refugee status in New Zealand because the Immigration and Protection Tribunal does not believe his claims he was repeatedly interrogated and tortured because authorities thought he was gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lush and Legalise Love to stage "kiss in"
    Cosmetic company Lush has joined forces with marriage equality campaigners Legalise Love to stage a “kiss in” this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 9 Jul 2011

  • Half of MP's fears "have not come to pass"
    A former Labour MP who was one of the most fervent opponents of the Homosexual Law Reform has conceded that 25 years on: "Half the fears I had have not come to pass...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • July 9, 1986: The "poofs" have it!
    Wednesday 9th July 1986 A week ago senior National party politician and North Shore MP George Gair voted against Parliament deciding immediately on the Homosexual Law reform bill, thus tipping the scales in favour of deferring the vote until tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • July 9, 1986: The "poofs" have it!
    Wednesday 9th July 1986 A week ago senior National party politician and North Shore MP George Gair voted against Parliament deciding immediately on the Homosexual Law reform bill, thus tipping the scales in favour of deferring the vote until tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students' role in law reform remembered
    David Do The role tertiary students played in Homosexual Law Reform is being remembered on the 25th anniversary of the vote in Parliament which allowed sex between men to be decriminalised...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Woman admits stabbing ex's new partner
    A woman has reportedly admitted trying to kill a woman she found in bed with her female ex-partner, immediately after being released on bail by police...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 Jul 2010

  • Craig Hoyle: One year on
    Craig Hoyle It's been a huge 12 months for Craig Hoyle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay bishop snub stokes unholy row
    Very Rev...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glee leads gay tide of Emmy nominations
    Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer Gay favourites Glee and Modern Family lead the pack in the Emmy Award nominations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glee leads gay tide of Emmy nominations
    Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer Gay favourites Glee and Modern Family lead the pack in the Emmy Award nominations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Open invite issued for Out Wellington's AGM
    Civic Square The group which organises Wellington's gay and lesbian fair Out In The Square will hold its AGM in August, and is encouraging people to come along and get involved...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Victory for gay rights in Massachusetts court
    In a victory for gay rights in the United States, a district court judge in Massachusetts has ruled that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Williams caves in over C of E gay nomination
    Dr Jeffrey John The Church of England has abandoned the latest chance to appoint its first openly gay bishop after the Archbishop of Canterbury apparently caved into pressure from church conservatives in the UK and developing nations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 9 Jul 2009

  • 'Sporty' Sydney Sleaze Ball now on sale
    "We'll be celebrating the sexiest, sleaziest aspects of the world of sport," Sydney's Sleaze Ball crew has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ambach trial jury now into overtime
    Ambach trial Day 12: 5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ambach verdict: Manslaughter, not murder
    Ambach trial Day 12 - The verdict 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: The Ambach trial and 'gay panic' defence
    From the first day police released information in early December 2007 about the disturbing killing of an elderly gay man in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis say 'Fuck You!' to homophobia
    New Zealand's own Big Gay Anti-Hate Video is now complete and ready to roll on YouTube...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Jul 2008

  • Brown was "a nice guy," and "a gentleman"
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Distressed police describe attack scene
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lindsay Lohan 'inseparable' from girlfriend
    Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan has confirmed rumours about her sexual orientation, confirming her relationship with UK DJ Samantha Ronson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe Sex websites to be closed down
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is closing down several of its safe sex and HIV information websites, in a "routine house-keeping" move, aiming to "reduce clutter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six picks from the 2008 NZ International Film Festival
    The NZ International Film Fest starts in Auckland this week, and then heads across the country to 15 other locations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 Jul 2007

  • Judaism and LGBT Rights
    In today's Melbourne Age, a gay Jewish couple is celebrating their commitment ceremony before an unspecified rabbi and denominational congregation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tuesday TV's gay, lesbian and intersex stories
    A look at the issues affecting intersex people, an exploration of gay rural life in Northland, and a TV presenter decks himself out in leather – tomorrow night's television features stories from several walks of local LGBTI life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 Jul 2006

  • Television news report: 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include David Hindley, Fran Wilde and Metiria Turei. One news, ref F93717.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • A Church At War: Anglicans and Homosexuality
    Review: A Church At War - Anglicans and Homosexuality, by Stephen Bates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A Church At War: Anglicans and Homosexuality
    Review: A Church At War - Anglicans and Homosexuality, by Stephen Bates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fiji now safe for gays, reports MP
    The Fijian High Commissioner says gay men will not be arrested for consensual sex in Fiji, allaying the fears of Labour's Rainbow Caucus, which arose after the Out Takes Reel Queer Film Festival offered a prize of a trip for two to Fiji...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philip Patston on
    I suppose I should have my twopence worth on the 20-year anniversary of gay liberation and legitimacy in NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Standing ovation for Law Reform MP
    A cheering, stamping and whistling standing ovation for Fran Wilde, and the first ever mayoral welcome for gays and lesbians to a formal civic occasion in their honour, marked the 20th Anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform in Auckland last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The night everything changed for gay New Zealand men
    As the clock inched past 10pm on 9 July 1986 Parliament was abuzz with anticipation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn: packed house for HLR party
    Pound nightclub in Wellington reverberated to the synthesized hits of the 80s, as over 500 revellers celebrated the 20th anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 Jul 2004

  • Television news report: New Zealand ranked worst in OECD for its small contribution to the global fight against HIV/AIDS (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Bruce Waldin and Marian Hobbs. One news, ref F83489.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • 10 reasons to support the CU and Relationships bills
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Jul 2003

  • Eddie Izzard - 'Sexie'
    Eddie Izzard may have been hailed as one of the foremost stand-up comedians of his generation by straight and gay fans alike, but there's one thing he, as a straight man, has in common with gay audiences that most "ordinary folk" have no experience with - coming out, in his case, as a transvestite...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Once Were Warriors meets The Rocky Horror Show
    "Once Were Warriors meets The Rocky Horror Show" is a bold tagline for a show, even for internationally-renowned local king of cabaret Mika, whose new show Mika Haka starts a limited run in Auckland from this Saturday 12 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Jul 1986

  • Part 1 of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill is narrowly passed by Parliament, 49 votes to 44 (New Zealand)
    Part 2 of the Bill dealing with anti-discrimination measures was lost on 16 April 1986.
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Television news report: the final vote for the Homosexual Law Reform Bill happens tonight (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include, Fran Wilde, Norman Jones and George Gair. Eyewitness news, ref F58077.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 9 Jul 1974

  • Television report: the Prime Minister Norman Kirk will not support homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    NZBC news, ref TZP86612. Kirk says he won't support any legislation that treats homosexuality as normal behaviour. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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