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Tue 12 Jul 2022

  • All Whites great Vaughan Coveny's son takes first step to Australian football selection
    His dad wore the All Whites shirt with pride, but Melbourne-born Luka Coveny could be on a pathway leading to the Socceroos...
    Links: Stuff
  • Monkeypox: Fears stigma around gay and bisexual men could stop people getting tested
    Part of the problem is people do not understanding the reason why gay and bisexual men are more at risk of getting monkeypox, an advocate says...
    Links: Stuff
  • Officer who broke detainee's ankle used excessive force, IPCA rules
    The Independent Police Conduct Authority also ruled custody officers at the Counties Manukau station did not provide appropriate care when the trans woman complained of pain...
    Links: RNZ
  • “We’re All Queer” – Taika Waititi Opens Up About The Importance...
    Links: Express
  • OPINION: Befriending your Ex
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Jul 2021

  • Gary Lawson stays in NZ bowls team, in spite of allegations
    Top New Zealand bowler Gary Lawson stays in the Blackjacks, even after allegations of homophobia, sexism, verbal abuse and threatening behaviour...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gary Lawson stays in NZ bowls team, in spite of allegations against him
    Top New Zealand bowler Gary Lawson stays in the Blackjacks, even after allegations of homophobia, sexism, verbal abuse and threatening behaviour...
    Links: Stuff
  • London Calling: Rich Preston
    In her weekly cross to the BBC World Service, Karyn will catch up with senior journalist Rich Preston about global news in the coming week including lawmakers voting on a draft bill for LGBT rights in Italy, Indian food giant Zomato's launching its IPO this week, and an international view on the rise in Covid-19 cases and vaccinations rates around the world...
    Links: RNZ
  • Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre to be lit in transgender flag colours
    Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre will be lit up in the colours of the transgender flag while the controversial group Speak Up For Women holds an event there...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 3 New Judges Announced For Canada’s Drag Race
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Woman Speaks of Shock in Discovering She is Intersex in...
    Links: Express
  • Hungarian and Polish Leaders Met With LGBTQ+ Protests During Visit To...
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Jul 2020

  • Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in Africa
    As Covid-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 12 Jul 2019

  • Man who admitted 'gay bashing' assault of Auckland journalist fails to appear in court
    A man who attacked Auckland reporter Aziz Al-Sa'afin has not shown up to be sentenced...
    Links: Stuff
  • Too many straights in gay bars
    Are there too many straight men going to gay bars, and is that a problem? ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard loses name suppression after driving charge
    By Luisa Girao for Otago Daily Times Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has lost the right to keep her name suppressed after been discharged without conviction in relation to a driving charge...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • An Estimated One Million People Celebrated Madrid Pride in 2019
    Links: Express
  • Hottie Of The Month: Janet Mock
    Links: Express
  • Man Charged With Homophobic Attack in Auckland Was “offended” By Sight...
    Links: Express
  • Openly Gay Rugby Player Featured In Rugby Australia’s New #partofMore Campaign
    Links: Express
  • Sipping: Notable Tipples to Tickle Your Palate
    Links: Express

Wed 12 Jul 2017

  • Alison Mau is announced as a finalist in the Women of Influence awards (New Zealand)
    Established in 2012, the awards are run by Fairfax Media
    Links: Stuff
  • Names Revealed of Slaughtered Men in Chechnya as Gay Purge Continues
    Links: Express

Tue 12 Jul 2016

  • Christchurch to Celebrate HLR30 with Dinner and Dance
    Links: Express
  • Gender Varient App Set to Launch Worldwide
    Links: Express
  • Aussie 'end of AIDS' claims dangerous - researcher
    An HIV virus attacking a healthy blood cell A official claim that Australia has beaten AIDS has been labelled misleading and dangerous by a prominent HIV/AIDS researcher this side of the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Breaking Britain?
    How things can change in a mere fortnight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chelsea Manning suicide attempt confirmed
    Chelsea Manning Lawyers for Chelsea Manning, the transgender American woman who leaked more that 700,000 classified US military secret documents to Wikileaks, have confirmed she has attempted suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The fight for gender recognition
    Over the past few weeks signatures have been gathered on a petition to get the issue of identity documentation before the Government and Administration Select Committee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans representation and activism AKL Zinefest topic
    Auckland Zinefest is hosting a panel discussion exploring trans activism and representation in media The panel will discuss how representation as activism, social media, independent publishing have become invaluable tools in working for equal rights of trans people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Jul 2015

  • American Samoa Holds Out Against Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Father Who Beat Daughter he Thought Was Lesbian Jailed
    Links: Express
  • Life is Beautiful
    Links: Express
  • Out From The Cold at Family
    Links: Express
  • Packed Eagle Bar Celebrates The Weekend
    Links: Express
  • DHBs seek feedback on trans healthcare
    Community forums will be held in south, west and central Auckland for input on a proposal to improve health services for transgender people in the northern region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manson makes strong start to rowing season
    UPDATED: Robbie Manson and his new double sculls partner Chris Harris have made a good start to their international season...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jul 2014

  • Fame – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Fun With Miss Kita Mean – Pink Link
    Links: Express
  • Join The NZAF Crew and Run The Auckland Marathon
    Links: Express
  • Klub Kids – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Shower Power – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Mixed messages on marriage questioned
    John Key in Mangere on Tuesday The Green Party says John Key needs to clarify where he stands on marriage equality, after leaving a Pacific Island church audience with the impression he will repeal it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF warns against HIV home testing
    Although Australian health authorities have given HIV home-test kits the go-ahead, New Zealand's primary HIV awareness and prevention organisation remains opposed to them being used in this country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF warns against HIV home testing
    Although Australian health authorities have given HIV home-test kits the go-ahead, New Zealand's primary HIV awareness and prevention organisation remains opposed to them being used in this country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZDF silent on action since soldier's death
    Corporal Dougie Hughes Changes or improvements made to the NZ Defence Force's operations and policies following the self-inflicted death of a gay soldier remain hidden under a veil of secrecy with the NZDF's top soldier saying that divulging such information would compromise a coroner's order...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-sex ballroom dancing faces chop
    Members of the British Dance Council are considering limiting the definition of a couple for professional and amateur dance competitions to be only "one man and one lady...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Jul 2013

  • Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison
    This 2006 documentary by Janet Baus and Dan Hunt looks at the reality of being a woman in a men’s prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falcons kicking off fundraising this weekend
    The New Zealand Falcons rugby team are warming up their fundraising efforts to get to next year’s Bingham Cup with a Sports Kit night at Auckland's Urge this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lords holding key marriage vote on Monday
    The crucial third reading of England and Wales’ marriage equality bill will happen in the early hours of Tuesday morning, New Zealand time, in the House of Lords...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tickets on sale for Peter Taylor celebration
    Peter Taylor Tickets are on sale for an August event to celebrate the life of Auckland gay icon Peter Taylor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: lesbian couple bashed in hate attack
    Police have arrested one man, and are hunting nine others, over a homophobic attack on a lesbian couple in Chicago...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jul 2012

  • Lesbian rights group "LPAC" launched in US
    Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE Jane Lynch A group of high profile lesbians have launched a political action committee, LPAC, which is dedicated to raising cash and campaigning on gay and women's rights issues in America...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Packed Pride Week revealed by UniQ Vic
    David Huebner Wellington’s UniQ Victoria will host an event with gay US Ambassador David Huebner as part of an impressive array of Pride Week events from 23-28 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: NZ premiere of '8'
    ‘8’ written by Dustin Lance Black The Maidment Theatre, July 11 Starring Robyn Malcolm, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Bruce Phillips, Peter Elliott, Stuart Devenie, John Davies, Heath Jones, Ben Barrington Director: Kacie Stetson On paper this really shouldn’t have worked...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jul 2011

  • "What a gay story" tweets National MP Henare
    As a teacher has launched a crusade to remove the negative use of the word "gay" from schoolyard speak, National MP Tau Henare has raised outrage by tweeting "what a gay story" in response...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mother Monster drops into Oxford St!
    ***image1***Lady Gaga has left her Sydney gay fans utterly breathless after dropping into Oxford St's Nevermind bar to perform a live show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP urged to apologise for "gay story" tweet
    While he may have been intending to have a laugh, the MP dubbed "Minister of Twitter" Tau Henare is being urged to apologise and broaden his horizons a little after tweeting "what a gay story" about an article discussing the use of the word 'gay' as a derogatory term within New Zealand schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ritchie's "powerful story" to screen tonight
    The passionate work of a woman known to many Takataapui simply as "Mother" will be marked on Maori Television tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Top or Bottom?... Why not both?
      It was a dark and stormy night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wannabe president's husband 'cures' gays
    Marcus Bachmann US: The husband of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is denying he has tried to turn gay people straight by 'curing' them...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Jul 2010

  • Auction raises $50,000 for HIV prevention
    Picture courtesy NZAF An auction of works from some of New Zealand's most accomplished artists is thought to have raised more than $50,000 for HIV prevention initiatives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Book review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson By John Green and David Levitihan Can you even imagine being at high school and having your incredibly giant and incredibly gay best friend writing a musical with you as a feature character? This is the reality that faces Will Grayson #1 in the book Will Grayson, Will Grayson, a cute piece of gay teen fiction which looks at the very different lives of two teenagers who share the same name...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian Ball welcomes younger crowd
    Glammed up for the Lesbian Ball Organisers of Auckland's Lesbian Ball are delighted with a large turnout of younger women, saying it shows "you don't have to be a nana" to enjoy the event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian family flick draws critical acclaim
    Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right A film featuring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as lesbian mothers has won the critics over upon its release in the United States...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Red Swathe of the Rainbow?
    Justice Minister Simon Power has said that any imminent parliamentary discussion of adoption reform is 'off the schedule' and 'not a government priority...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Jul 2009

  • USA: Kissing couple handcuffed, questioned
    A gay couple caught kissing on a plaza owned by the Mormon church in Salt Lake City, Utah, were shocked to find themselves handcuffed and interrogated by police...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jul 2008

  • Dot's party after business win and 700th chemo
    Peter Taylor, owner and star of Ponsonby Road's campest bar Dorothy's Sister, has been named 'Up   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Frocky Horror a "shocker" - Waikato Times
    With technical errors, poor organisation, and most of the audience leaving at the interval, the Hamilton Fuel Festival's Frocky Horror Show last weekend was a shocker, reports the Waikato Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Man assaults wife and her lesbian lover
    A Reading man who was furious when his ex-wife started a lesbian relationship has been convicted of assaulting both women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge Leather NZ nets $800, patrons whipped
    Last night's Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jul 2007

  • Declaration, Discourse and the Lone Stranger
    Is one branch of New Zealand fundamentalism succumbing to what I could mischievously label "Footballers Wives" Christianity? All right, yes, it does sound like an oxymoron...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italy: Pope in drag yanked from art show
    Organisers of an Italian exhibition on the relationship between homosexuality and art said on Wednesday they were removing a controversial sculpture depicting Pope Benedict in drag...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth
    Auckland-based LGBT organisation Rainbow Youth is holding it's 2007 Annual General Meeting later this month, and warmly invite all interested people to attend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Jul 2006

  • Govt 'considering' gay adoption Bill
    The government is considering its position in relation to Green MP Metiria Turei's gay adoption Bill, and is “talking about” whether or not to introduce its own legislation, reports the NZ Press Association...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lavender Scare, by David Johnson
    In the fifties, the United States went on an anticommunist and antigay witch-hunting spree...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF appoints new media manager
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has appointed a new media manager to ensure the HIV epidemic remains newsworthy and the safe-sex message is promoted...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jul 2005

  • NZAF Whakawahine rep appointed
    When it comes to gender, Selena Pirika feels she got the best of both worlds growing up, something that has stood her in good stead for her new role as the AIDS Foundation's Whakawahine (Maori male to female transgender) Health Promoter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two plus two equals... Five??
    Do National's tax cuts propaganda and New Zealand First's binding citizens initiated referenda bottom line add up? Why has no-one in the straight media bothered to ask this basic question about one of key preconditions of any policy agreement on the centre-right? Be that as it may, I'm asking it now...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Jul 2004

  • Television news report: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan warns Asian leaders about the explosion of AIDS in the region (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F81995.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Brash affirms vision of gay-inclusive NZ
    In his leader's speech at the weekend's National party conference Don Brash has clearly articulated his vision of a gay-tolerant society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Come back to church says gay bishop
    The world's first openly gay Episcopal bishop this weekend urged gays, lesbians and transgendered people to return to the church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Auckland man's violent death
    Police are mystified by the violent death of a 55-year-old gay Auckland stamp collector who was found dead in a pool of blood with multiple injuries at his Laud Ave house around 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maxim takes control
    In an idle moment and out of curiousity, I decided to have a look at Focus on the Family NZ's anti-CUB website...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jul 2003

  • Civil unions "considered", Clark tells BBC
    Prime Minister Helen Clark has told BBC News that civil union legislation is being considered in New Zealand to “give gay and lesbian partners equal rights”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jul 1986

  • Gay BC (12 July 1986) (Wellington Access Radio)
    This Gay BC radio programme contains recordings from the third reading debate of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.
    Features: Annette King, George Gair, Ian Kember, John Banks, Jon Lusk, Norman Jones
    Links: PrideNZ.com

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