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Sat 24 Jul 2021

  • Gay law reform: a tactics masterclass
    Thirty five years later, Fran Wilde and Trevor Mallard discuss the campaign, strategy and tactics involved in the 1985-86 campaign to legalise gay sex...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay law reform: a tactics masterclass
    The House: Thirty five years later, Fran Wilde and Trevor Mallard discuss the campaign, strategy and tactics involved in the 1985-86 campaign to legalise gay sex...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 24 Jul 2020

  • Coronavirus: Third of disabled or LGBT youth felt 'unsafe in their bubbles'
    LGBTQI+, Māori, Pacific, and disabled youth fared worse during lockdown than other young people, study finds...
    Links: Stuff
  • Playing rugby with pride - Eammon Ashton-Atkinson
    In 1995, while sitting in a London pub, a bunch of men formed the first gay inclusive rugby club, the King's Cross Steelers...
    Links: RNZ
  • All Blacks Promote Gay Rugby Documentary While Shutting Down Homophobic Troll
    Links: Express

Wed 24 Jul 2019

  • A horror movie-themed website told readers to 'hunt' gay people. Then an activist was stabbed to death.
    The frightening Russian website promoted it as a "game" - identify gay people, upload their photos and information to a database and then proceed to hunt them down and torture them, like the gruesome "Saw" movies that inspired the...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Drunk patron pulls down pride flag, abuses performers at gay event in Dunedin
    A drunk man pulled down a pride flag and others hurled abuse at performers during a queer event at a Dunedin student bar on Saturday night...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Overseas Correspondent - Canada
    Peggy Revell joins us once again from Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada with the latest news and views including gay conversion "therapy" and Canada's latest success in the NBA...
    Links: RNZ
  • Russian website told readers to 'hunt' gay people, then an activist was stabbed to death
    Activist killed after appearing on website database that prompted users to identify and torture gay people...
    Links: Stuff
  • Wanaka's White House bar owner refuses to serve couple cocktails, says go to 'gay bar'
    The owner of a bar in Wanaka has been criticised after refusing to serve cocktails to a couple, instead directing them to a "gay bar" if they wanted to enjoyed a mixed drink...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Best In Class: Luxury Vehicles of 2019
    Links: Express
  • Britain’s New PM Boris Johnson’s Homophobic History
    Links: Express
  • Russia Fined For Discrimination On The Grounds Of Sexual Orientation
    Links: Express

Tue 24 Jul 2018

  • Ending AIDS, the Dutch way
    Ending AIDS, the Dutch way Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) • Photograph of Alphonsus Stoelinga, Netherlands Ambassador to India: http://bit...
    Links: Scoop
  • Aussie woman accused of axe attacks denies anger
    A Sydney woman who attacked three people with an axe has denied she was very angry after perceiving she had been rejected because she was transgender...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hate crime victim claims police failed to solve case because he's gay - police disagree
    The victim of a hate crime who was forced to watch a sex act at gun point claims police have failed to make more arrests in his case because he is gay...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 24 Jul 2017

  • Hopes for HIV cure revived by South African child in remission for years
     A South African child born with HIV has surprised experts by appearing to be effectively cured of the AIDS virus after just a year of treatment followed by eight and a half years drug-free...
    Links: Stuff
  • Investing in Apartments?
    Links: Express
  • James Laverty Violently Assaulted on K’ Rd
    Links: Express
  • Nigel Owens Encourages Men to Speak About Disordered Eating
    Links: Express
  • NZSO Performs Berlioz
    Links: Express
  • Our Gay Man Who Could be the Next Minister of Finance
    Links: Express

Sun 24 Jul 2016

Fri 24 Jul 2015

  • Artists support InsideOUT with exhibition
    InsideOUT is holding a fundraising art exhibition in Wellington next month, which will feature work donated by a range of artists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Courtney Barnett to tour NZ in November
    Aussie indie rocker Courtney Barnett will be back in New Zealand in November for shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Studies support earlier HIV treatment
    Researchers and advocates say results from two landmark studies have bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Studies support earlier HIV treatment
    Researchers and advocates say results from two landmark studies have bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trailer: Ellen Page and Julianne Moore in Freeheld
    Starring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore, Freeheld tells the true story of New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester and her partner, Stacie Andree, and their battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Jul 2014

  • DNA Gay Ski Week QT to Host Queenstown’s Biggest Ever Dance...
    Links: Express
  • Expressions of Interest Open for Mardi Gras Working Groups
    Links: Express
  • Nikki Lee Carlson
    Links: Express
  • Comm Games kiss an equality statement
    Openly-gay Doctor Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman has kissed a man as part of the widely-televised Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Commonwealth slammed over lgbti rights
    Dr Paula Gerber The Commonwealth of Nations is being blasted by an Asia Pacific group which is questioning participation in an international body where the majority of countries can jail, if not kill, gays...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week party to be biggest yet
    Adam Love and fellow Sydneysider Kate Monroe will DJ Gay Ski Week organisers are promising Queenstown’s “biggest ever” dance party, with the “party to end all parties” closing the annual event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays "possessed by fart demons" - pastor
    An American pastor has come up with the theory that gay people are possessed by fart demons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hauiti makes further spending confession
    Claudette Hauiti has admitted she also misspent taxpayer cash on petrol...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turia bows out, shares respect for Beyer
    Tariana Turia's views on lgbti rights changed later in her career Tariana Turia has paid a brief tribute to friend and former Labour colleague Georgina Beyer in her valedictory speech...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Jul 2013

  • Awhina Centre remaining closed for the week
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s Wellington Awhina Centre is being assessed following the quakes, and will remain closed for the rest of the week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Euthanasia Law Reform: Too Soon?
    Maryan Street Out lesbian Labour List MP Maryan Street is under pressure to withdraw her End of Life Choices Bill private members bill, given that the Labour Party is concerned about alienating more social conservative voters from the party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd users asked to fill out safety survey
    The K’ Rd Community Safety Group has a survey up and running which it would love users of the street to fill out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seeking your vote: Jess and Rachel
    Bay of Islands couple Jess and Rachel are among the final four couples in The Edge’s Same Sex Wedding competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Jul 2012

  • Board explains use of 'transvestite' in report
    The Chair of an Auckland local board says there was no intention to be discriminatory in a report about prostitution, which refers to transgender street workers as ‘transvestites’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QWU victory a family affair for Miss Spain
    Miss Spain after her victory Campbell Gordon’s winning Queen of the Whole Universe entry was a real family affair, with Miss Spain’s set designed and built by his dad and costume created by his mum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Space-blazing Ride leaves behind female partner
    Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, has died following a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, and her death has thrown up the revelation she had a long-time female partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The out few
    There are 20 openly gay or lesbian athletes who will compete at the London Olympics, which begin this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Twenty openly-gay athletes line up for London
    Aussie Matthew Mitcham will be one of just 13 out athletes in London Updated: There will be 20 openly gay or lesbian athletes at the upcoming London Olympics, just three of whom are men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Jul 2011

  • Bill Logan Pt.1: "It was a good ride!
    For many New Zealanders in 1985 and 1986 Bill Logan became the voice and face of Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bill Logan Pt.1: "It was a good ride!
    For many New Zealanders in 1985 and 1986 Bill Logan became the voice and face of Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Monthly gay film nights move to new home
    Christopher and His Kind will premiere on 18 August Auckland's gay film nights have a new home at Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket, and the first flick at the new location will be a New Zealand premiere of a movie which looks at the flourishing gay culture in pre-Nazi Berlin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Winehouse "a seminal artist" - Elton John
    Amy Winehouse has died aged just 27 Elton John is among the many shattered admirers around the world who are paying tribute to troubled songstress Amy Winehouse, who has been found dead in her north London home at the age of just 27...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Jul 2010

  • Intergenerational talk - Charlotte Museum (Charlotte Museum)
    Audio from an intergenerational queer women-focused talk held at the Charlotte Museum in July 2010
    Features: Aorewa Mcleod, Jules Radford-Poupard, Phoebe Balle
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Double life" of gay priests exposed
    An Italian magazine has published an investigation into the double life of gay priests in Rome, which captures men of the cloth visiting gay clubs and bars and having sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Puppet to assassin: Mitchell Butel
    Mitchell Butel From a gay puppet to the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, Australian actor Mitchell Butel is finding plenty of diverse roles in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Slim down sparks representation worries
    A referendum has passed heavily in favour in cutting back the size of the Otago University Students' Association executive, a vote queer students fear will see glbt issues swept under the carpet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trauma link to sexuality "inappropriate"
    Dr Mark Henrickson The lead researcher in a comprehensive gay, lesbian and bisexual study says it would be inappropriate to link childhood trauma with a tendency to same-sex sexual identity based on a just-published study...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Jul 2009

  • Mr. Gay Wellington set for Labour weekend
    The iconic Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Provocation's defenders!
    Unbelievably, some members of the social conservative fringe are trying to preserve the existence of the provocation defence (Section 169 of the Crimes Act)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twins movie is NZ's #1 doco film ever
    The film documentary about true-blue Kiwi legends the Topp Twins has become the highest-grossing documentary feature ever released in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK churches perform 'gay exorcisms'
    The UK's best known gay equality campaigner is sure that some British churches are performing 'gay exorcisms' and wants a police investigation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Jul 2008

  • Lesbian character to hit Coronation Street
    After 48 years on TV, popular British soap Coronation Street looks set to get its first lesbian character...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth announces Alternative Ball
    Auckland-based LGBT youth advocacy group Rainbow Youth is planning a ball where "it doesn't matter who your date is - or who wears the dress!" "So if your school won't let you have a same sex partner – who cares! Or if you are no longer at school – aged up to 20 - and want that Ball experience than The Alternative Ball is just for you," say the team of Rainbow Youthers behind the recent Prism youth dance parties...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Jul 2007

  • Spain:"Go straight or surrender kids" -judge
    A Spanish judge has ordered a woman to either enter a relationship with a man or turn her children over to her former husband after the court was told the woman is a lesbian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Homeless gay men give sex for beds
    Young homeless gay men in the UK are selling themselves for sex on the internet to get a bed for the night because of perceived homophobia in hostel accommodation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Jul 2006

  • Columnist: anti-gay 'discussion' not phobic
    Rosemary McLeod, the journalist who last week lambasted the government for paying too much attention to gays while overlooking the ‘working class', has published the content of “overwhelmingly supportive” emails in defence of her position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF: no problem with Spillane
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation say they had no grounds for concern with regard to their employment of Garreth Spillane...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philip Patston on... John Tamihere’s fascination with gay sex
    Philip Patston TO: John Tamihere @ Radio Live FROM: Philip Patston DATE: 18 July 2006 SUBJECT: Your fascination Dear John I was reading a transcript of a conversation you had with talkback callers on homosexuality recently...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Jul 2005

  • "Chasm" between Board and stakeholders
    A growing chasm between the NZ AIDS Foundation Board and its staff, and the job it was mandated to do, is one of the reasons the Board has found itself in a row with many of its stakeholders, says Bruce Kilmister of Body Positive Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF BOARD: A 'chasm' between the Board and its stakeholders
    2...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Jul 2004

  • Kids encouraged to submit against CU bill
    The Maxim Institute have moved into overdrive to get submissions into Parliament against the Civil Union and Relationship bills, sending out sample letters through their mailing list and an anti-civil union video which has been sent to all churches...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Jul 2003

Mon 24 Jul 1995

  • The third annual Waikato University Gay Pride Week takes place (Waikato region, New Zealand)
    The week is organised by the Waikato Student Union and Queers on Campus.
    Links: NZ.com

Thu 24 Jul 1986

  • Newspaper report: Pia Coletta Rudowski from New Zealand wins third place in the Queen of the Orient contest (San Francisco, New Zealand)
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

Wed 24 Jul 1985

  • Television news report: the first locally contracted case of AIDS (disputed) (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F85012.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports New Zealand's first locally-contracted case of AIDS (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Health Department says the man from Wellington hadn't been overseas - but this is disputed by a Gay Task force spokesperson.

Sun 24 Jul 1977

Sat 24 Jul 1976

  • Nine members of Gay Liberation Wellington picket the National Party conference (Rotorua, New Zealand)
    MP Venn Young tells one of the protesters, Alan Seymour, "You people are doing more harm than good to your cause. Why don't you just go away?" Seymour would later write an impassioned letter in Saliant magazine about the exchange: "No Mr Young we will not just go away, back into our closets to lead an oppressed existence. We refuse to put up with the humiliation of the pallid tokens of liberal tolerance any longer..."
    Links: Saliant

Wed 24 Jul 1974

  • National MP Venn Young introduces the Crimes Amendment Bill 1974 (New Zealand)
    The Bill is the first parliamentary attempt at homosexual law reform in New Zealand. The age of consent is set at 21.
    Links: Hansard, NZ Legal Information Institute
  • Television news report: the Crimes Amendment Bill 1974 has been introduced to Parliament (New Zealand)
    The Bill seeks to legalise homosexual acts between consenting adults in private. The age-of-consent is set at 21. NZBC news, ref TZP86611. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Thu 24 Jul 1845

  • Mary Taylor arrives in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Taylor is a life-long friend and some say lover of writer Charlotte Bronte. She returns to England in 1860.
    Links: Te Ara, GayNZ.net

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