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Fri 21 Jul 2023

  • Gemmah’s transgender story: From Carmen and sex work to the Big Gay Out
    Gemmah tells her story as part of the Herald's TransGenerations series...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • TransGenerations: Trans New Zealanders, young and old, tell their stories
    Brady Peeti goes in search of the trans history of Aotearoa...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Posie Parker “Coming Back To New Zealand”
    Links: Express
  • Sabby Jey: Standing Strong
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Jul 2022

  • Bitch: debunking female animal stereotypes
    Lucy Cooke is an award-winning zoologist, broadcaster, filmmaker, and author...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former smelter boss wants 'pride restored' in Invercargill City Council
    Tom Campbell reckons the Invercargill City Council is an embarrassment to the city...
    Links: Stuff
  • Former smelter boss wants 'pride restored' in Invercargill City Council
    Tom Campbell reckons the Invercargill City Council is an embarrassment to the city...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gender diverse people missing cervical screenings due to health software setup
    Trans men and non-binary people are missing cervical screenings because some health software systems are not set up to notify them...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 22 July 2022
    Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina comes outand#160; Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina (pictured above right),and#160;hasand#160;criticisedand#160;her countryand#8217;s attitude to homosexuality after coming out as gay and also called for an end to the war in Ukraine...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Trans men, non-binary people missing cervical screening notifications
    Trans men and non-binary people are missing regular cervical screenings because some health software systems are set up to only notify patients recorded as female...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans people missing cervical screening notifications
    Trans men and non-binary people are missing regular cervical screenings because some health software systems are set up to only notify patients recorded as female...
    Links: RNZ
  • Russia’s So-Called ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Set For Expansion
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Jul 2021

  • Stop The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project
    Protect Indigenous Peoples Rights and the Environment As early as 2018, First Nation communities have fiercely resisted the Trans Mountain Pipeline and its expansion project...
    Links: Scoop
  • Britney Spears Takes More ‘Aggressive’ Steps In Battle Against Her Father
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Jul 2020

  • NZ Rugby loathe to ban transgender athetes
    New Zealand Rugby is loathe to ban transgender athletes from the women's game despite World Rugby investigating a move to do so...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ Rugby reviewing guidelines as World Rugby finds trans-athletes pose physical risk in women's game
    Transgender athletes could face restrictions when participating in rugby, following a review of guidelines by World Rugby and NZ Rugby...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ Rugby seeking local feedback on trans athletes
    New Zealand Rugby is loathe to ban transgender athletes from the women's game despite World Rugby investigating a move to do so...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sports News for 22 July 2020
    New Zealand Rugby is loathe to ban transgender athletes from the women's game despite World Rugby investigating a move to do so...
    Links: RNZ
  • Suggestion trans athletes should be banned from women's rugby 'complete nonsense' - player
    New Zealand Rugby is loathe to ban transgender athletes from the women's game despite World Rugby investigating a move to do so...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans women face ban from playing women's rugby
    Safety concerns and risk of legal action could prevent trans women participating in women's tournaments...
    Links: Stuff
  • CEO Of BMW Russia Hits Back Over Criticism of Support for...
    Links: Express
  • Sudan Repeals Death Penalty for Same-Sex Relations
    Links: Express

Sat 21 Jul 2018

  • Jason Mraz gets candid about his sexuality and his experiences with men
    Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has spoken candidly about his sexuality in a new interview...
    Links: Stuff
  • Mid-July 2018 at Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Mid-June Festivities at Caluzzi Bar and Cabaret
    Links: Express
  • MSM Sexual Health Clinic to Open In Zimbabwe
    Links: Express

Fri 21 Jul 2017

  • A Gay NZ Citizen Not Wanted Here
    Links: Express
  • Still No Transgender Action Plan From Corrections
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Jul 2016

  • “It Feels Like Coming Home”: NZAF Welcomes New Executive Director
    Links: Express
  • Catholic Church in Scotland Want to Help Curb Homophobia in Schools
    Links: Express
  • HIV/AIDS Activist Bruce Petry Farewelled
    Links: Express
  • Blood on the crescent
    Turkey is currently experiencing the aftermath of a coup attempt and reprisals by Islamist President Erdogan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Conflicting reports given at Tuivaiki inquest
    *Content may upset some readers* An inquest into the death of 20-year-old Jeanine Tuivaiki has revealed conflicting reports as to the extent of her injuries...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Courtney Place art project to tell the tales of HLR
    A Wellington based artist has revealed her latest project that celebrates the 30 year anniversary of homosexual law reform and tells the stories of queer activism in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diversity and Inclusion in sport
    The national sports bodies of New Zealand have come together to fight discrimination and encourage diversity and inclusion in sport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoa Observer once again misgenders Tuivaiki
    The Samoa Observer has once again misgendered the 20-year-old fa’afafine woman who was found dead in a church in Apia last month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tuivaiki's death investigated as possible homicide
    The death of Jeanine Tuivaiki is being investigated as a possible homicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Jul 2015

  • Dates For Shortened Sydney Mardi Gras 2016 Announced
    Links: Express
  • Glasgow Pride Event Bans Drag Queens
    Links: Express
  • "Huge concern" for gay men on Manus Is.
    A New Zealand Green Party MP says resettling gay asylum seekers in a country where homosexuality is illegal is “taking them out of the frying pan and putting them into the fire”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More homophobia from ex Top Gear hosts
    Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have stirred controversy once again, now making a joke about being ‘fudge packers’ while on tour in Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Jul 2014

  • 20th International AIDS Conference – Tributes paid to lost colleagues aboard...
    Links: Express
  • Meet Your Community: Songstress of the Slopes Anika Moa
    Links: Express
  • Shower Power With Miss Tess Tickle – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • We Own The Night – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • World Premier of The Dark Horse – Civic Theatre
    Links: Express
  • 'Victor Victoria' actor James Garner dies
    Garner's mobster romances 'Victor' Hollywood actor James Garner, who notably played a gay-friendly mobster in the movie Victor Victoria has died, aged 86...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS 2014: The sad plight of many gay men
    Paul Semugoma receives his award from Michael Kirby...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nats deal with Craig less and less likely
    It's not looking good for Colin Craig's hopes of a deal John Key is pouring more cold water on doing a deal with anti-gay Conservative Party leader Colin Craig in East Coast Bays...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pastor leaves 'gay obsessed' Anglicans
    Another pastor is leaving the Anglican Church over the 'irksome' issue of homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM's marriage equality stance unchanged
    The Prime Minister's stance on marriage equality remains the same...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sprinter banned over testosterone levels
    Dutee Chand An Indian sprinter has been banned from the Commonwealth Games due to naturally-occurring high testosterone levels...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Suspected gay-killer arrested in NJ
    Ali Muhammed Brown A man has been arrested over the murders of two gay men in Seattle, and is alleged to have targeted one of them because he had a “Muslim sounding” name...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Jul 2013

  • Bangkok young gay HIV infection rate soars
    A reported surge in the prevalence of HIV amongst young gay men in Bangkok is being fueled by the increasing numbers of casual sex websites and cheap bars facilitating sexual encounters, often through prostitution, according to HIV Foundation Thailand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cameroon urged to act
    Human Rights Watch says Cameroonian authorities should immediately conduct an effective and thorough investigation into the torture and killing of Eric Ohena Lembembe, an activist and journalist who was found dead at his home in Yaoundé on the evening of 15 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Couples planning vows advised to be organised
    Jeff Montgomery With less than a month until new marriage equality laws come into effect, the Registrar-General of Marriages is encouraging same sex couples intending to get married from 19 August to find out about the marriage process so everything goes smoothly on the day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Jul 2012

  • Positive Women (Auckland)
    Jane Bruning talks about the history and services offered by Positive Women
    Features: Jane Bruning
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Queen of the Whole Universe documentary (Aotea Centre)
    A documentary that follows participants in the last Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant
    Features: Alison Bell-Allen, Alison Mau, Andreas Derleth, Campbell Gordon, David Reeves, Ed Jenner, Jennifer Hills, Johnny Givins, Jonathan Smith, Kevin Baker, Maggie Munford, Pauline Wood, Sarah Boocock, Shaughan Woodcock, Steve Farrow
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "One Million Moms" on the rampage over new show
    A group of homophobic American mothers are calling for a boycott of a new TV series from Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, which features a gay couple having their first child through a surrogate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cloudburst gets an extra run at Paramount
    The fan favourite at Out Takes 2012 is being screened in a special extended season at Wellington's Paramount...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italian footballer fined $22,800 for gay slur
    Antonio Cassano Italy striker Antonio Cassano has been fined 15,000 euros (NZ$22,800) by football’s governing body UEFA for saying during Euro 2012 that he hoped there were no gay players in his national side...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jevan makes a loud return
    He has been quietly beavering away at Parliament for some time now, but it seems Jevan Goulter couldn't hold his tongue any longer, and has made a typically outspoken music video with gay pop artist Patty Boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jevan makes a loud return
    He has been quietly beavering away at Parliament for some time now, but it seems Jevan Goulter couldn't hold his tongue any longer, and has made a typically outspoken music video with gay pop artist Patty Boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Spain takes Queen Of Whole Universe title
    Miss Spain (centre) performs 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZIFF: Five queer docos
    The New Zealand International Film Festival is now underway and the GLBT content is stunning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Speed-talking Stephen Ira
    Stephen Ira, the 20-year-old transgender son of actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, has released a video where he talks (incredibly quickly!) about his supporters and his role models...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Speed-talking Stephen Ira
    Stephen Ira, the 20-year-old transgender son of actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, has released a video where he talks (incredibly quickly!) about his supporters and his role models...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp twin to marry in country hoe-down ceremony
    Lynda Topp   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Jul 2011

  • Forum to arm communities against suicide
    As suicide continues to hurt deeply in the glbt community, the Mental Health Foundation is planning a prevention forum in Auckland aimed at arming people and communities with basic and practical ways of keeping their loved ones safe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week company in voluntary liquidation
    "Absolutely devastated doesn't come close to describing how I am feeling," Mike Sanford...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GSW: Destination Queenstown's hands tied
    There is little Destination Queenstown can do as the company which runs Gay Ski Week has gone into voluntary liquidation, leaving the event cancelled unless a miracle investor comes forward...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hotel offers discounts after bookings canned
    Gay Ski Week host hotel Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is offering a special price to people who have lost bookings after the company which runs the event has gone into voluntary liquidation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No hand-holding at Gertrude Stein exhibition
    Gertrude Stein was a lesbian writer, poet and art collector In a case of extreme irony, a lesbian couple has been told to stop holding hands at an exhibition celebrating the life of Gertrude Stein, in San Francisco...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nooooo!
    We could cry like babies at the news one of our favourite events is on thin and cracking ice, but instead while we wait and hope a gay Daddy Warbucks comes along to save the day, let's stop and celebrate what we adore about Gay Ski Week: The location Queenstown has its reputation as a tourist Mecca for good reason: it's stunningly beautiful, there is plenty to do and the dining and nightlife is top notch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Some Gay Ski Week events will be salvaged
    There is snow on the mountains, and work is underway to ensure a number of non-skiing events still go ahead in Queenstown for those who have already booked flights and accommodation for Gay Ski Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Jul 2010

  • A tale of transition
    "What happens when who you are on the inside clashes with what you are on the outside?" That's the question posed on the cover of trans novel f2m: the boy within, which has its New Zealand launch in Wellington tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian teen wins payout over prom snub
    Constance McMillen The American teenager who hit the headlines all over the world when she took her school district to court over a cancelled prom has been awarded nearly $50,000 (US$35,000) in damages in a precedent-setting case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow 'tweens' sought to front TV show
    The creators of a kids' TV show are looking for confident 'tweens' from Rainbow families to present a special episode...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sacked gay coach "never felt so small"
    **UPDATED**A man who was sacked as a netball coach at a Christchurch Christian school because he is gay says he "has never felt so small" in his life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Jul 2009

  • Apology, Tamihere counseled and Molloy out
    Talkback host John Tamihere has been reigned in, his recent co-host, restaurateur Leo Molloy, forbidden from hosting any further Radio Live programmes and the station's owner has apologised for the pair's offensive broadcast about gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Long Yang Club's founder dies
    The founder of one of Auckland's longest-running gay social groups has died after a long struggle with cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton set for Pride Week this September
    Hamilton's third annual Pride Week has now been confirmed for 12-20 September, with its organisers saying their mission is to "together celebrate and support the diversity of Hamilton's Rainbow community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homo-killing video game taken offline
    An internet game where the player must shoot gay men before they can 'rape' you has been removed from a Georgian website after pressure from gay groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin - from Broadway to Auckland
    Two of Broadway's greatest and most venerated stars - Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin - are hosting a once-in-a-lifetime musical event at Auckland's Aotea Centre next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Jul 2008

  • AUS: Out Olympic diver slams Rudd's views
    "I'm not happy with Kevin Rudd," says openly gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Double murder victim not transsexual
    Mounting concerns that one of the victims of Saturday morning's double killing in a downtown Auckland apartment might have been a transsexual appear to have been ruled out by information released this afternoon by the police...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ NZers will be allowed travel to USA
    A leading NZ HIV+ support network is "delighted" that the United States Senate has approved a new bill that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the USA...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim and the Abuse of 'Sodomy' Laws
    Anwar Ibrahim Malaysia is rapidly turning into the homophobic black spot of the Asia/Pacific region, after repeated allegations of gay sex against Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian Opposition leader...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Gay protestors 'annoyed' pilgrims
    A devil, a drag queen and a pink alien were among the colourful crowd that assembled in east Sydney's Darlinghurst on Saturday afternoon before the pilgrims' march towards Randwick Racecourse, where the Pope held mass for an estimated 400,000 people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Joy of Running
    New Zealand sprinter James Dolphin will go for gold at the Beijing Olympics Ah running! Those who are not fans of running struggle to see the point...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Joy of Running
    New Zealand sprinter James Dolphin will go for gold at the Beijing Olympics Ah running! Those who are not fans of running struggle to see the point...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Jul 2007

  • Bledisloe Cup referee is openly gay
    Tonight's crucial Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations decider – All Blacks vs Wallabies test at Eden Park – will be refereed by Welshman Nigel Owens, the game's only openly gay professional referee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag contest to boost South AKL scene
    A new drag competition will bring together performers in the South Auckland area and help promote safe environments for all GLBT communities there, say organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smooching scrummers in Paris rugby ad
    The scene: A packed stadium for an international rugby event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Jul 2006

  • Akl HLR event funding riles city councillor
    Right-wing Auckland city councillor Scott Milne, has been accused of prejudice and ignorance for claiming the Council spent $20,000 on the recent anniversary celebrations for Homosexual Law Reform, hosted by Mayor Dick Hubbard in Auckland's Town Hall...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Jul 2005

  • Discriminatory Don and SOP 336
    On 9 March, the Leader of the Opposition, Don Brash, voted for an extremist Supplementary Order Paper that would have made draconian interventions into personal morality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Jul 2004

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    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
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    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • God saves the gay campers
    Devastating floods that ripped through the Manawatu region earlier in the year have taken their toll on the Vinegar Hill campsite, which is sad news for enthusiasts of what has become an annual New Year's pilgrimage for many...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero Parade for AK05 in doubt
    Confusion reigns over the future of the Hero Parade and the AK05 festival following the departure of festival director Simon Prast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homosexuality compared to violence
    Homosexuality has been compared to violent behaviour and alcohol abuse by the justice spokesman of the Christian Heritage Party, Matthew Flannagan, in an op-ed piece entitled "Defence of homosexual conduct inadequate" for the Otago Daily Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More than enough: Who are Destiny's allies?
    On their website, Destiny Church's "Enough is Enough" rally - which aims to get thousands of people into Parliament's grounds to protest Civil Unions - lists four co-sponsors for the gathering...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Jul 1994

Tue 21 Jul 1987

Mon 21 Jul 1980

  • Enzo Francone attempts to chain himself to the railings in front of the Kremlin in Red Square (Moscow, Russia)
    Francone is protesting Article 121 of the Russian penal code, and for the release of two imprisoned gay men. He is beaten by police.
    Links: ILGA

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