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Sat 16 Jul 2022

  • Eve van Grafhorst: The young girl who helped removed stigma people with HIV face in New Zealand
    After being chased out of Australia, a young child with HIV was welcomed into New Zealand with open arms...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • In today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - England and South Africa win down under, NZ Men too good for Silver Ferns and transgender swimmer nominated for women's award...
    Links: RNZ
  • In today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - England and South Africa win down under, NZ Men too good for Silver Ferns and transgender swimmer nominated for women's award...
    Links: RNZ
  • In today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Argentina pip Scotland, win for Kiwi driver and transgender swimmer nominated for women's award...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 16 Jul 2021

  • ‘Tear Down Inequalities’ To End COVID Pandemic: UNAIDS
    A new report issued on Wednesday by the UN agencyleading the fight against HIV/AIDS shows that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus face the double jeopardy of HIV and COVID-19 – as widening inequalities continue to prevent them from accessing ...
    Links: Scoop
  • 1000+ Wellingtonians Gather To Show Support For Trans Community
    Links: Express
  • Fashion: Modelling Without Boundaries and Binary
    Links: Express

Thu 16 Jul 2020

  • Exclusive: Auckland DBH Denies Claims of New Barriers to Accessing PrEP
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Refugees Prioritised By Norwegian Government
    Links: Express
  • Naya Rivera’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning as Actress Who Played Glee...
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Jul 2019

  • Alan Turing revealed as the new face of England's £50 note
    The pioneering British computer scientist and WWII codebreaker, who was taken to court for being gay, wins public vote...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender and gender diverse support services get funding boost
    Transgender and gender diverse people in the Northland and Auckland regions will soon be able to access DHB funded peer-support services provided by two of the country's longest running rainbow organisations...
    Links: RNZ
  • Woman left legally blind after late HIV diagnosis wants better awareness among doctors, women
    An HIV diagnosis came out of the blue for this "middle-aged, married, mother-of-two"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Best In Class: Hybrid Vehicles of 2019
    Links: Express
  • LGBTI Rights Watchdog Mandate Renewed After United Nations Vote
    Links: Express
  • Oh, I Wanna Dance with Somebody | express Chats with Laura...
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH and OUTLine Partner to Widen Support for Gender Diverse People
    Links: Express
  • Saturday Night @ Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • South Korean Military Urged to Remove Consensual Same-Sex Sexual Activity Ban
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Jul 2018

  • Children’s Charity Refuse Funds Raised from Gay Rugby Team Strip Show
    Links: Express
  • London Pride Apologises for Anti-Trans Protesters
    Links: Express
  • The Reality of Reality TV Stardom
    Links: Express

Sun 16 Jul 2017

  • Labour pledges to fund anti-HIV meds
    The Labour Party is accusing the government of dragging its heels on funding a drug which could prevent a large percentage of HIV transmissions...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 16 Jul 2016

  • Peter Wall on Homosexual Law Reform
    First of all, I would like to acknowledge the Tangata Whenua, the people of the land...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Jul 2015

  • Danny - Beyond Rainbows (Auckland)
    Danny talks about stereotypes, aspirations and gay asian representation.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • K Road Strip Will Showcase Auckland’s Best at Edinburgh Fringe
    Links: Express
  • Kenyan Boys School Sends Students Home For Alleged Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Protesters March in Taiwan’s Capital to Demand Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Caitlyn Jenner’s Emotional ESPYs Acceptance Speech
    Links: Express
  • LYC Chargers looking to make history
    Auckland’s lgbti and welcoming touch rugby team the LYC Chargers have made the final of a top-tier Auckland Central competition, and would love community support...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: K Road Strip - A Place to Stand
    As a form of expression, Māori haka is intimately tied to the people, place and land each dance references...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students back RainbowYOUTH's workshops
    A study carried out among Auckland students has found the clear majority think RainbowYOUTH’s workshops should be in all secondary schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans views sought by Family Planning
    Family Planning is looking for transgender New Zealanders to take part in a study on their experiences of sexual health services and sexuality education...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Jul 2014

  • ‘Poof’ and it’s Back!
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: The Littlest Restaurant in Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Aus: Second poll backs powerful support
    Carly and Tresne from My Kitchen Rules are among the Australian couples to marry in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ChCh rugby club kicked gay player out
    File Photo A New Zealander who was kicked out of his Christchurch rugby club for being gay is among those who have shared their stories in a global survey looking at homophobia in sport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comic character Archie dies saving gay friend
    Enduring American comic character Archie Andrews dies in the just-released July issue of the Archie comics, taking a bullet to save a gay friend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comm Games pressed to take a stand
    The organisers of next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are being urged to secure pledges of non-discrimination from countries taking part...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Education policy and lgbt concerns
    Education policy is emerging as a major New Zealand election issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP Hauiti breaches spending guidelines
    Claudette Hauiti Lesbian National MP Claudette Hauiti has handed over her parliamentary charge card after she used it to pay for a personal trip to Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF has plenty to offer at AIDS2014
    A team from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation will pop across the Tasman to “show the world what works” and soak up the latest developments at the AIDS2014 conference, which begins this Sunday in Melbourne...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF has plenty to offer at AIDS2014
    A team from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation will pop across the Tasman to “show the world what works” and soak up the latest developments at the AIDS2014 conference, which begins this Sunday in Melbourne...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ponsonby bar's name pops back to 'Poof'
    An Auckland bar has changed its name back to Poof, after overwhelming feedback in favour of the move...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sleeping Beauty Syndrome
    A still Melancholia by Lars Von Trier ‘Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair” – I caught my boyfriend clued to the screen watching one his favourite fairy tales when I came home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Paquin talks True Blood, bisexuality
    Kiwi actress Anna Paquin discusses the end of True Blood, and talks about being a “happily married bisexual mother”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Jul 2013

  • Air NZ to marry same-sex couple in the air
    Air New Zealand is taking marriage equality to new heights, running a competition to give a same-sex couple a wedding in the sky...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dream Home couple hit back at hateful trolls
    The Fail-Blair family Mitre 10 Dream Home couple Jay Blair and Amanda Fail says they were shocked by the backlash from internet trolls about their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • England and Wales on cusp of equal marriage
    Equal marriage supporters at a Stonewall rally outside the House of Lords...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Finalists found in The Edge's wedding comp
    The final four pairings have been announced in a radio station’s Same Sex Wedding competition, where a gay couple and a lesbian couple will be married simultaneously at Rotorua Museum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former Kamo/DNA space to be straight bar
    After years as a gay space, the former home to Kamo and DNA on Auckland's Karangahape Rd is being turned into a mainstream bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harassed Christchurch teen awarded $35,000
    File Photo A Christchurch teenager who was bombarded with workplace sexual harassment such as “It’s Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hope Lords’ support will pressure Aus MPs
    Rodney Croome Tireless campaigners for same-sex marriage in Australia believe the House of Lords’ support for marriage equality leaves Australian politicians with no excuses for not supporting the reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New OUTLine General Manager appointed
    OUTLine has appointed Trevor Easton as the new manager of its phone support and counselling services...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Jul 2012

  • [name withheld 7] - Q12 (Waikato)
    [name withheld] talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Dylan - Q12 (Waikato)
    Dylan talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Wgtn coming out group attracts men of all ages
    Men aged from 18 to 60 have been reaping the benefits of Gay Wellington's fortnightly coming out support group Newcomers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What’s with the straight hate?
    Chaz Harris "Straight acting" is for losers who have a problem with embracing who they really are...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Jul 2011

  • Longoria takes on lesbian mayor role
    Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has taken on the role of a lesbian Mayor in an upcoming comedy film Without Men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Circumstance
    Director: Maryam Keshavarz Year: 2011 Country: France, Iran, Lebanon, USA Running time: 105 mins Censor Rating: R16 - violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes Director/Screenplay: Maryam Keshavarz In Farsi with English subtitles Audience Award (Dramatic), Sundance Film Festival 2011 Being a woman and falling in love with another woman in Iran is never going to be a recipe for an easy life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Circumstance
    Director: Maryam Keshavarz Year: 2011 Country: France, Iran, Lebanon, USA Running time: 105 mins Censor Rating: R16 - violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes Director/Screenplay: Maryam Keshavarz In Farsi with English subtitles Audience Award (Dramatic), Sundance Film Festival 2011 Being a woman and falling in love with another woman in Iran is never going to be a recipe for an easy life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Jul 2010

  • Argentina legalises same-sex marriage
    Argentina has become the first Latin American country to legalise same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Melbourne DJs to headline Proud Mary
    Auckland's alternative night for queer women Proud Mary is going from strength to strength, with female Melbourne duo The Undercutters headlining tonight's third instalment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer student groups under threat
    The future of queer student groups is under threat from a proposed law which would make student union membership voluntary...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Raurimu gunman was struggling with bisexuality
    Stephen Anderson is arrested after a manhunt following the 1997 shootings Raurimu massacre gunman Stephen Anderson says that in the lead-up to the 1997 attack his mental state was impaired partially because he was struggling to come to terms with his bisexuality against the negative influences of a strongly Christian family upbringing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Silence on campus?
    Many of the sharpest weapons in the nation's GLBT rights battles have been forged on the university campus, but the future of the groups where queer students have always found solidarity, support and debate is now under threat...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Jul 2009

  • Can you really get 'addicted' to porn?
    In a recent self-selected poll on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harry Potter star: Gay rumours "awesome"
    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says he doesn't mind if people think he's gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda: Homophobia and History
    Why does Uganda persecute its lesbian and gay citizens when it has so many other woes? Here's a brief look at Uganda's history… According to BBC History's David Keys, there are two primary linguistic and cultural communities in Uganda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN: It's undies and drag kings this Saturday
    Two unique parties in Wellington this Saturday will feature gender-bending fun, DJs and prizes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Jul 2008

  • Dance royalty ready to leap into spotlight
    Two of New Zealand's best-known and highly acclaimed Takataapui dancers are set to launch their new company Okareka Dance Company with a premiere performance at Tempo New Zealand Festival of Dance this October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New ice cream flavour tribute to Sir Elton
    American ice cream makers Ben   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Jul 2007


  • The ‘Almost a Bird' Theatre Collective is bringing epic and award-winning play ‘Angels in America' to Wellington's Downstage Theatre from 29th September until 6th October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Debate over Burnett Centre
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr. Gay AKL is 34, tall, blonde and German
    12:30AM: Thirteen gay Aucklanders competed on the Family bar stage tonight for the Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opera review: Lucia di Lammermoor
    Review: Lucia di Lammermoor Opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Cammarano after Sir Walter Scott NBR New Zealand Opera Conductor Andrea Licata Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, chorus master John Rosser Elvira Fatykhova, Jason Howard, Yvan Momirov, Carmel Carroll Aotea Centre, Auckland, Thursday 12 July Opening night jitters seemed to plague this production of the most popular of Donizetti's operas about ill-fated women...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Jul 2006

  • Buffy and Bimbo: Learning to walk a fine line
    After a year in Europe, Buffy and Bimbo, aka Jonathan Smith and Kevin Baker, are back, a little sooner than anticipated, and have produced another in their series of comedy drag shows, this time called Buffy and Bimbo's Canceled World Tour...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Jul 2005

  • Writer and commentator David Herkt
    David Herkt (Photo: Fryderyck Kublikowski/JACK Magazine) Writer, poet, editor and commentator David Herkt is the creative force behind High Times, a TV3 documentary series on NZ drug culture starting Thursday 21st July at 8:30pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Jul 2004

  • Bennett's radio future in limbo
    The future of gay-baiting Radio Pacific afternoon host Mark Bennett is in some doubt following the announcement this week that Pacific's breakfast host Paul Henry will be moving to an afternoon slot from next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colin, Chris and the Christian Right
    Over the last week or so, the New Zealand Herald and the Independent assessed the status of the Christian Right over the course of the Civil Union Bill debate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Live and let live
    Richard Epstein (First published in the Wall Street Journal) Two recent developments have returned same-sex marriages to center stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No answers from Maxim
    Discrimination against same-sex couples does not exist, according to a public statement from the Maxim Institute, but they're not prepared to discuss the matter in depth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Jul 2003

  • Civil unions to be brought forward?
    A report in this morning's Herald claims that the Government is going to bring forward its plans for civil union legislation for same-sex and de facto couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New faces at Queer Nation
    Livingstone Productions today officially announced two new members for the Queer Nation production team...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Jul 1985

  • Television news report: Former MP Marilyn Waring presents a seminar Women, Politics and Power (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP125107.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: new AIDS blood screening programme delayed (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP125111.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 16 Jul 1972

  • The first Gay Liberation Wellington meeting takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    A public meeting is subsequently held on 30 July

Thu 16 Jul 1925

  • A report into Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders is tabled in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: Hansard, Report

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