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Tue 11 Jul 2023

  • Greens launch election year manifesto
    It's been a big week for the Greens - the party held its conference over the weekend, and released its election year manifesto...
    Links: RNZ
  • Anti-LGBTQ+ Protesters Disrupt Pride Festival in Georgia’s Capital, Forcing Cancellation
    Links: Express
  • Latvia Makes History as First EU Nation To Elect Openly Gay...
    Links: Express
  • NZ Herald Reveals Prominent Names That Supported James Wallace
    Links: Express
  • The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Open Relationships
    Links: Express

Mon 11 Jul 2022

  • Wellington Community Pays Tribute To Cole Hampton
    Links: Express
  • Welsh Olympic Swimmer Comes Out
    Links: Express

Sun 11 Jul 2021

  • Local Focus: New 'rainbow hub' opens in Tauranga
    Two of Tauranga's biggest transgender and rainbow community groups - Gender Dynamix and Rainbow Youth - are moving into the same building to boost the range of support services they offer...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 11 Jul 2020

  • If you find pronouns 'bewildering', imagine what it's like to be trans
    OPINION: When a person who is dangerously impacted by the thing you’re selfishly, ignorantly, yapping about, tells you you’re hurting them, you don’t bash on regardless...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 11 Jul 2019

  • Girls Rock! Camp improving gender imbalance in music industry
    A school holiday programme is hoping to address the gender imbalance in the music industry...
    Links: RNZ
  • New effort to develop HIV vaccine
    "Cautious optimism" that after decades of failure, new approach could be the one that finally protects against the virus...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sexuality of Noah Schnapp's 'Stanger Things' character Will is 'up to interpretation’
    Fans are torn over whether or not Will Byers' best friend outed him as gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Burning Up Religious Repression
    Links: Express

Wed 11 Jul 2018

  • Britt and Johanna White: When Nope Brings Hope
    Links: Express
  • Oh What a Night Out!
    Links: Express
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Vanjie Coming to Family Bar!
    Links: Express
  • The Four female choreographers giving Royal NZ Ballet Strength and Grace
    Links: Express

Mon 11 Jul 2016

  • 'Celebrate 30 years but let's set some goals'
    Three decades after homosexual acts between men were decriminalised in New Zealand, queer rights advocates share their dreams for the future...
    Links: RNZ
  • Demand for Gender Reassignment Surgery Increasing
    Links: Express
  • Government Dedicates Further Funds to GLBT Youth Initiatives
    Links: Express
  • The Queer Fight Lives On: HLR30 at Auckland Town Hall
    Links: Express
  • Victoria University Pride Week Schedule Announced
    Links: Express
  • LGBTI picks for your NZIFF calendar
    It’s that time of the year again, the New Zealand International Film Festival is upon us and this year there is a great lineup of LGBTI films for you to feast your eyes on...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moral Unpanic
    It isn't hard at all not to feel sorry for Family First's latest fiasco, which is the total and abject failure of their abortive moral panic against transgender school student use of gender appropriate toilets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wgtn. to consider reduced capacity
    Rainbow Wellington is considering working towards becoming a smaller organisation to enable it to continue its work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thai trans inmates to be seperated for protection
    Transgender inmates in Thailand are to be separated from the general prison population in an attempt to ensure their safety...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth Minister pledges further 20k to support youth
    $20,000 is to be put towards the development of resources to support LGBTI young people who are leaving school and entering employment, education or training...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Jul 2015

  • Don't miss: K' Rd Strip's return season
    Okareka Dance Company is taking its breath-taking K’ Rd Strip – A Place to Stand to Edinburgh, but first people in Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton get a chance to see the hit show which delves into Auckland’s one-and-only Karangahape Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Jul 2014

  • Dance Your Heart Away!
    Links: Express
  • Nancy Wijohn
    Links: Express
  • The Same Sez Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Anti-gay developer may start Akl school
    John and Alma Sax The property developer behind an infamous anti-civil union letter which made false claims about gay couples abusing and even killing their children has announced a major South Auckland housing project, which may include a school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cox makes history with Emmy nomination
    Laverne Cox has become the first transgender person ever nominated for an Emmy award, for her work on Orange is the New Black – which has 12 nominations in all...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Jul 2013

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    20/20, ref: TZP434367.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Review: GALS Love and Marriage
    GALS: Celebration of Love and MarriageWestern Springs College, Auckland Conductors: Stephen Bowness and Margaret Robertson July 6, 2013 Soloist Margaret Robertson backed by GALS Celebrating Love and Marriage with gusto, the weekend's GALS concert was spot on, and not just because of the topical subject...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shared bed ban stands at Whangarei lodge
    Pilgrim Planet Lodge: gay couples still not welcome...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shorty gets with the programme
    Phylesha Brown-Acton has made a special appearance on Shortland St, playing a trans woman who faces discrimination from a paramedic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth diversity hui coming to Wellington
    Youth aged 13-22 from the lower North Island are being invited to ‘PatchwerQ’ a hui being run by the QSA Network Aotearoa and School’s Out in Wellington later this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Jul 2012

  • Men Alone - Men Together
    Wellington photographer and oral historian Mark Beehre’s upcoming exhibition tells the stories of 45 gay men: 14 couples, 14 singles, and one trio - and how their lives’ journeys have, for the moment, led them towards or away from a relationship with another...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tickets to NZ premiere of '8' snapped up
    Robyn Malcolm is among the actors who will be on stage tonight It will be a full house for tonight’s Auckland reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8, a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Episcopal bishops authorise gay blessing‎s
    File photo The US Episcopal Church is about to become the first major religion in the nation to approve a rite for blessing gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UV brilliance nabs lesbian artist second place
    (L-R) Georgie Goater, Magdalena O'Connor and Amelia Hitchcock Auckland lesbian artist Magdalena O’Connor has placed second in the world in the UV effects section of the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria, the first category to be judged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UV magic at bodypainting worlds
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vicar takes stand for gay couples at Synod
    “Heterosexuals do not have a monopoly on Christ-like love, on the love we hold up as an ideal in matrimony...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington the next pull-in for LYC on Tour
    Tess Tickle takes LYC on Tour Get It On’s travelling dance party LYC on Tour will pull in to Wellington on Friday 3 August, and tickets are moving quick...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Jul 2011

  • Pam Ann to touch down in New Zealand
    Gay favourite Pam Ann has pledged to wing her way into New Zealand next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two words: Pam Ann!
    Pam Ann has announced she will perform in New Zealand in August 2012! Here is a little teaser from the world's most hilarious flight attendant for you to enjoy in the meantime...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 11 Jul 2010

  • "Do tell", urges US military gay survey
    Gay rights groups are expressing disgust at a US Defense Department survey which asks members of the military questions such as whether they have shared the showers with someone they believe is gay or lesbian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cologne Calling: Buckwheat
    Around 50 New Zealand athletes and performers will represent our community at Gay Games Cologne, which open on 31 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV breakthrough could lead to vaccine
    Antibody VRCO1 (blue and green) binding to HIV (gray and red)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV breakthrough could lead to vaccine
    Antibody VRCO1 (blue and green) binding to HIV (gray and red)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 11 Jul 2009

  • Rockstar Drinks reacts to LGBT boycott
    The energy drink brand with the co-founder who claims he "wants to puke" when he sees a same-sex couple kissing, is now affirming its support for LGBT people and plans to donate US$100,000 (NZ$159,000) to gay organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Triangle TV plans gay 'Sunday Night Out'
    A Sunday evening festival season of iconic NZ-made gay and lesbian films and documentaries is coming to Triangle and Stratos TV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Jul 2008

  • A 3am shut-down for K' Road?
    K' Road: All out at 3am? Auckland's gay hotspots would be forced to close at 3am every night if a Police plan to get tough on violent crime is accepted by the council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL: Urge bar auctions leather gear tonight
    The late gay GP Matt Wildbore's collection of leather gear will be auctioned and raffled off tonight at K' Road's Urge bar, to raise funds for HIV+ people's support network Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brown murder accused pleads not guilty
    12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police want all K' Road bars shut at 3am
    K' Road gay hotspot Family bar would be forced to close at 3am every night if a Police plan to get tough on violent crime is accepted by the council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gay man sues Bible publishers
    A gay Michigan man is suing two Bible publishers over the inclusion of passages that call homosexuality sinful...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 11 Jul 2007

  • Our picks from the NZ International Film Festival
    The Witnesses It’s Paris, 1984...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tori Spelling
    Tori Spelling, star of 90's TV teen drama ‘Beverly Hills, 90210' is now available for weddings and same-sex unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN to mark 21 years since Law Reform
    Wellington LGBT nightclub Imerst will celebrate twenty-one years since Homosexual Law Reform this Saturday night (14th July) with a special party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 11 Jul 2006

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Kiwifruit, ref: TZP325912.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Family life
    New gay Labour MP, Charles Chauvel, who has a 1-year-old son, has said his family life is “private” and not up for public consumption, reports the New Zealand Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Honours for heroes and heroines of Law Reform
    Wellington gays and lesbians who contributed to the Homosexual Law Reform campaign have been listed in a Roll of Honour presented at a celebratory cocktail party held on Sunday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hui to address Maori HIV issues
    14 per cent of new HIV diagnoses for gay men are among Maori, an alarming statistic that has prompted the first national hui on Maori-related HIV issues, to be held in Auckland on Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lawyer, company director and now... NZ's newest gay MP
    Charles Chauvel New Zealand's LGBT representation in Parliament increased this week, with the entry of long-time Labour Party stalwart and openly gay Wellington lawyer, Charles Chauvel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 11 Jul 2005

  • A world without terror, hate and intolerance
    The operators of a tongue-in-cheek watchdog website aimed at publicising through humour the excesses of the fundamentalist Christian movement in New Zealand have publicly voiced their disgust at a Wellington speech by Destiny Church guru Brian Tamaki...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Saris and Dust: India's Hijras
    India's hijra gender minority featured on a Prime Television documentary on Tuesday evening (12 July 2005)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
    THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE Dir: Steve Bendelack UK, 2005 35mm, 91 mins Although this is a film that is unlikely to mean much outside fans of the cult British comedy The League of Gentlemen, judging by the huge crowd at Auckland's Civic Theatre last night this is a surprisingly large group for a show that has been basically invisible on our shores...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 11 Jul 2003

  • Gay character and actor for Shortland Street
    For the first time in its history, long-running local soap Shortland Street has an openly gay major character being played by an openly gay actor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-Sex Marriage: Unity, Absurdity and a Progressive Vision
    The great-grandfather of all sayings is, "If you don't stand up for something, you'll fall for anything...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 11 Jul 2002

Fri 11 Jul 1997

Tue 11 Jul 1995

Mon 11 Jul 1994

Sun 11 Jul 1993

Fri 11 Jul 1986

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    6:30pm News, ref: TZP11466.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television item (Auckland, New Zealand)
    6:30pm News, ref: TZP141447.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: 35 year old man sleeps with a 15 year old male (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F91974.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: two MPs wavered in their vote on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F91974.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television talkback on the passing of homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Guest - Peter Wall. Newsline, ref F58083.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Burnett Clinic is opened by Health Minister Dr Michael Bassett (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Burnett Clinic is named after Bruce Burnett and is the first HIV/AIDS clinic in New Zealand.
  • The Homosexual Law Reform Act (1986) is signed into law by the Governor General (New Zealand)
    Links: LAGANZ, Queer History

Thu 11 Jul 1985

  • Television news report: Accidental Phantasies - a new play on the issue of pornography (Wellington, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13372.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 11 Jul 1976

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