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Tue 19 Jul 2022

  • Our Forgotten Epidemic - trailer (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealands response to HIV and AIDS
    Features: Bill Logan, Bruce Burnett, Bruce Kilmister, Jane Bruning, Jason Myers, Michael Stevens, Norman Jones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part One - an epidemic arrives (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealands response to HIV and AIDS, and some of the many brave individuals who changed the course of history.
    Features: Bill Logan, Bruce Burnett, Jason Myers, Joe Rich, Kate Leslie, Phil Parkinson, Rod Ellis-Pegler, Tony Hughes
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 40 years of HIV and AIDs Response in Aotearoa
    A new podcast is highlighting New Zealand's world-leading response to HIV and AIDS in a way never heard before...
    Links: RNZ
  • Australia holidays: Why you should visit Queensland's Rainbow Beach
    A friend once described Rainbow Beach as the Queenstown of Queensland...
    Links: NZ Herald

Mon 19 Jul 2021

  • LGBT Athletes at Tokyo Olympics Double That of Last Games
    Links: Express

Sun 19 Jul 2020

  • Deborah Challinor remembers Les Girls in King's Cross
    An insight into the lives of transgender performers and exotic dancers working in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross in the 1960s is offered in the latest novel by best-selling Hamilton-based writer Deborah Challinor...
    Links: RNZ
  • Out and About @ G.A.Y | Now Open Thursdays 
    Links: Express

Fri 19 Jul 2019

  • No clear evidence of trans women athlete advantage - researcher
    By RNZ A suggestion transgender women athletes should compete in their own category to remove any unfair advantage is being challenged...
    Links: NZ Herald

Thu 19 Jul 2018

  • Should gay conversion therapy be banned?
    A Welsh vegan group in the UK has sparked a furore on Facebook with a claim that being gay or transgender is not a natural and healthy lifestyle choice and is caused by synthetic chemical pollutants...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Panel with Janet Wilson and Ganesh Nana (Part 1)
    Calls to ban gay conversion therapy are growing both here and in the United Kingdom, but would doing so actually accomplish anything? Paul Moon joins The Panel with his two cents on recent proclamations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that he wouldn't ban Holocaust deniers from the platform, as doing so would go against his policy of free speech...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Stories for Thursday 18 July 2018
    Thai cave rescue: Boys speak to media for first time, Young politicians want gay conversion therapy banned, NZer abused in Australia, deported, denied compensation, Nurses hope for revised offer at next round of talks, Young diabetics missing insulin shots in bid to lose weight ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Young Labour, Young Greens launch petition to ban gay conversion therapy
    Young Labour and the Young Greens are throwing their weight behind calls for the government to ban gay conversion therapy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Young politicians want gay conversion therapy banned
    Young Labour and the Young Greens are throwing their weight behind calls for the Government to ban gay conversion therapy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Momentum Growing for NZ Gay Conversion Ban
    Links: Express

Wed 19 Jul 2017

  • Gay Asylum Seekers Attacked in German Refugee Camp
    Links: Express
  • Muslim Council Secretary Forced to Resign After Attending Gay Son’s Wedding
    Links: Express
  • Paul Heard’s Departure from NZAF Confirmed
    Links: Express
  • We Cannot Ignore Chechnya’s Purge of Gay Men and Women
    Links: Express

Tue 19 Jul 2016

  • NZIFF: The Handmaiden
    Links: Express
  • HIV activist Bruce Petry farewelled
    Bruce Petry Bruce Petry, a gay man passionately involved in HIV/AIDS activism in the 1990s, has been farewelled after he unexpectedly died early last week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tatryanna Eden LaCroix on HLR30
    Kia orana tatou katoatoa I te aroa maata o te Atua...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Jul 2015

  • "I am truly sorry" – Tim Wilson apologises
    Tim Wilson has apologised on his Newstalk ZB show tonight, over Friday night's talkback session on gender diversity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama may be met by nude homophobes
    An anti-gay Kenyan group is said to be organising a naked rally for the visit of US President Barack Obama, to show him the difference “between a man and a woman”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report: Gay asylum seekers living in fear on Manus Island
    A new report has raised concerns about the treatment of gay asylum seekers who are being mistreated in Australia's detention centre, and who fear their fate if they are resettled in Papua New Guinea - where gay sex is illegal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toilet revamps flush out cruising history
    Auckland Council’s looking for ideas for revamping a number of city toilet blocks, some of which have long histories as cruising spots...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Jul 2014

  • Kamp GOGO Queens – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Klub Kids – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Local Hot Spot – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • AIDS 2014: Listening, learning and advising
    While the deaths of as many as one hundred HIV researchers and clinicians en route to the World AIDS Conference has cast a dark shadow over the event its organisers say the conference will continue and amongst those assembled in Melbourne is a twelve-strong team from the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS 2014: Listening, learning and advising
    While the deaths of as many as one hundred HIV researchers and clinicians en route to the World AIDS Conference has cast a dark shadow over the event its organisers say the conference will continue and amongst those assembled in Melbourne is a twelve-strong team from the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS conf to lead 'moment of remembrance'
    A memorial in Perth UPDATED: The organisers of AIDS2014 are mourning the “devastating” loss of friends and colleagues aboard MH17, and will lead a global moment of remembrance tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Emotional start to gay part of HIV conf
    The gay and bi men's section of the World AIDS Conference has begun emotionally as co-chair Don Baxter noted the weekend’s programme was now missing at least one speaker who perished on flight MH17...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV workers "martyrs" says Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton says the tragedy is "sickening"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Jul 2013

  • A Death in the Family
    Peter Wells and Stewart Main made this ground-breaking 1986 drama, which screened here on primetime TV, the year the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A Death in the Family
    Peter Wells and Stewart Main made this ground-breaking 1986 drama, which screened here on primetime TV, the year the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Church found for ZM's Fabulous Gay Wedding
    Auckland Unitarian Church Auckland Unitarian Church has stepped in to ensure a radio station's same-sex wedding winners have a venue for their service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Crisp coming back to life on Auckland stage
    A play based on the life and writings of Quentin Crisp is coming to Auckland’s Basement Studio next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Justice demanded for slain rights campaigner
    Eric Ohena Lembembe Human Rights Watch and the United Nations have condemned the killing of a prominent GLBTI rights and HIV awareness activist in Cameroon, and are urging authorities to bring whoever is responsible to justice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian sex and violence threats against US author
    Melissa Anelli A New Zealand woman has been accused of sexual and violence cyber-threats against a female American author who has written a book on the Harry Potter books and film series and who runs an associated website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oz couple picked for Tourism NZ wedding
    Trent Kandler and Paul McCarthy The winners of Tourism New Zealand's same-sex wedding competition are a vet and a teacher from Newcastle, who were picked from 300 other entries...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Jul 2012

  • Mark - Q12 (Rotorua)
    Mark talks about being young, transgender and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Skye - Q12 (Rotorua)
    Skye talks about being young and lesbian in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A body built from pain
    Aaron Comis Mr Gay NZ 2011 and utter sweetheart Aaron Comis has poured his heart out in a Facebook post, in which he shares the strength he has found getting out of his ‘bad places’ in training, and from friendships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barnett returns to NZ for key Labour role
    Former Christchurch Central MP Tim Barnett has returned to New Zealand to take up the post of Labour Party General Secretary...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Jul 2011

  • AGM looms for new Aotearoa Rainbow Alliance
    The inaugural AGM for an emerging body which aims to act as an umbrella organisation for the nation's various queer groups is being held this coming weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Le Mesurier working for NZAF on Pacific project
    Ex-NZ AIDS Foundation Chief Executive Rachael Le Mesurier is returning to work for the organisation to assist with a project targeting Pacific Islanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Festival may start small until Council is ready
    The proposed Auckland Pride Festival may kick off early next year in a small initial format without financial backing of Auckland Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sixty percent of Kiwis support gay marriage
    A new poll shows a majority of New Zealanders are in favour of same-sex marriage, which researchers say shows attitudes are ahead of legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Penis size study declared "wacky"
    A conservative Christian group in the US has declared public funding for a study which examined the correlation between a man's penis size and his sex life as 'wacky' and a waste of money...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Jul 2010

  • African Anschluss?
    In a recent Economist, further concern has been expressed about the implications of the spread of militant Pentecostal fundamentalist Christianity in Africa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anika Moa 'life pass' auctioned for refuge
    Anika Moa Lesbian songstress Anika Moa is teaming up with Women's Refuge to help raise awareness of its annual appeal week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Film Review: Howl
    Howl Director: Rob Epstein Year: 2009 Running time: 90 mins Censor Rating: M – Content May Disturb Festivals: Sundance, Berlin 2010 James Franco as Allen Ginsberg It is so much easier to review a film or book that one dislikes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kylie to play tattooed lesbian rocker
    Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue is set to play a heavily tattooed lesbian 'rock chick' in the film Jack and Diane...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Project seeks to preserve stories for posterity
    Work has begun on a new project which aims to capture the many stories of "courage, compassion - and sorrow and loss" since AIDS erupted into the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Throwback: The Runaways in 1977
    In 1977 all-girl band The Runaways pulled out a now infamous performance of their track Cherry Bomb in front of a Japanese audience...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Jul 2009

  • Vatican newspaper loves Oscar Wilde
    The official newspaper of one of the world's most homophobic places has heaped praise upon flamboyant 19th century playwright Oscar Wilde...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Jul 2008

  • USA: Bill will remove ban on HIV+ travellers
    The United States Senate has approved a new bill that includes clauses that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waipouri murderer co-accused was "proud"
    Convicted murderer Ashley Arnopp has told the Palmerston North High Court his former acquaintance Andre Gilling had never shown any remorse and was "proud" of his role in the killing of gay man Stanley Waipouri...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Jul 2007

  • Chris Olwage
    That incredible hunk who is probably the most photographed gay boy in Auckland is called Chris...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Duncan Korsten of Ink'd Underwear
    Duncan Korsten Duncan Korsten is the man behind New Zealand's unique Ink'd underwear range...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay scene flourishes in the Waikato
    Hamilton's LGBT venues are doing well, and plans are in place for the city's first Pride Week in December, say locals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Much Ado About Pizza
    The New Zealand Christian Right is in hibernation, apart from a few odd exceptions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific Games gay sex ban trashed
    The organisers of a major sporting event in Samoa have said they will change guidance that banned gay and lesbian competitors from having sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa: Church leaders and fa
    A meeting between Samoa's National Council of Churches and the Fa'afafine Association to discuss HIV/AIDS-related issues, taking place in Apia this week, is a significant step forward for human rights, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa: Church leaders and fa
    A meeting between Samoa's National Council of Churches and the Fa'afafine Association to discuss HIV/AIDS-related issues, taking place in Apia this week, is a significant step forward for human rights, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Jul 2006

  • Beyer likely to retire before next election
    Transgender Labour MP Georgina Beyer has said she expects to retire from politics before the next general election, reports the Dominion Post...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Representing New Zealand at the Games
    Over 100 gay and lesbian athletes from New Zealand have headed to Chicago and Montreal this month to compete in two major international LGBT sporting and cultural events...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa: church calls for gay marriage ban
    The head of Samoa's Council of Churches is calling for the government to ban same-sex marriages...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Jul 2005

  • New AIDS cases in New Zealand more than double
    New Zealand has experienced a blowout of AIDS diagnoses in the first six months of this year, with figures for January to June more than doubling last year's figures for the same period...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ AIDS diagnoses more than double
    AIDS diagnoses in the first six months of this year have more than doubled last year's figures for the same period, with anecdotal evidence indicating that more and more people are only discovering they have HIV when they become ill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rebel Without A Cause
    REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE Dir: Nicholas Ray USA, 1955 35mm, 111 mins Rebel Without A Cause is a powerful classic, from the days when the watchful eyes of the Catholic censors forced film-makers to speak in code...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Jul 2004

  • Queer TV's uncertain future
    The future of queer television in New Zealand still hangs in the balance as TVNZ denies reports of Queer Nation's cancellation, but is unable to provide any timeframe for the show's replacement...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Jul 2003

  • Gay couples welcome civil union bill
    Vocal opposition to New Zealand's proposed civil union bill has not dampened enthusiasm from gay couples, or the bill's political supporters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Nation's Steven Oates
    After four years of working with Rainbow Youth and hosting 95bfm's Sunday night gay radio show, Steven Oates is the latest addition to the Queer Nation presenting team...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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