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Tue 27 Jul 2021

  • Book Critic - Pip Adam
    Today Pip reviews, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom, Things I Learnt at Art School by Megan Dunn and ANTISTATIC an exhibition by Anna Prendergrast and Kelly Prendergrast...
    Links: RNZ
  • Drinks With The Family | Out and About
    Links: Express
  • Getting Sporty at URGE | Out @ About
    Links: Express
  • Tom Daley Wins Olympic Gold ‘Incredibly Proud to Say I am...
    Links: Express

Mon 27 Jul 2020

  • Film about world's first gay rugby club premieres at NZ festival
    Eamonn Ashton-Atkinson used to wish his being gay would go away...
    Links: Stuff
  • Small town boy - Trans actor Elz Carrad
    Elz Carrad is the lead actor in RÅ«rangi, a ground-breaking transgender web series set in a fictional small-town dairying community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Caitlyn Jenner Wants to Be Vice President of America
    Links: Express

Sat 27 Jul 2019

  • Cypriot bishop condemned for telling his congregation that gay people exist because pregnant women commit 'abnormal sex acts'
    A Church of Cyprus bishop has created a storm of controversy after saying gay people exist because pregnant women commit "abnormal" sex acts...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • What is this 'gold-star gay' status that Andy Cohen referred to?
    Andy Cohen wears his "gold star gay" status with pride...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 27 Jul 2018

  • Judges revise ruling, still side with school bathroom policy
    PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court denied a request Thursday for a full court to rehear a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district's policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Man Up hui organiser says position on gay men detracts from their message
    Controversial Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki is in Whanganui tomorrow for a hui which has set off a ripple of concern among the city's gay community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • King of the World
    Links: Express

Thu 27 Jul 2017

  • 'Fired by tweet': Troops, veterans react to Donald Trump's transgender military ban
    A former US naval combat-tested officer says she feels angry that US President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve...
    Links: Stuff
  • An intimate insight into gay history
    Imagine hunting down all the people you have shared an “intimate” moment with, asking him to reflect on their experiences with you and then filming it...
    Links: RNZ
  • Celebrites fire up over Trump's transgender military ban
    President Donald Trump hasn't exactly attracted many fans in Hollywood...
    Links: Stuff
  • Celebrities, politicians take aim at Donald Trump in transgender military ban backlash
    By Victoria Craw Politicians and celebrities have lined up to take aim at President Trump's controversial ban on transgender people serving in the US military after he announced the sweeping policy change on Twitter...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Donald Trump announces ban on transgender people in US military
    US President Donald Trump will ban transgender people from the US military, saying they cost too much to employ...
    Links: Stuff
  • Military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops' medical care
    By Christopher Ingraham President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military cited "medical costs" as the primary driver of the decision...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Protesters speak out against Trump's transgender military ban in front of the White House
     Dozens of people gathered in front of the White House Wednesday night as part of a last-minute protest to decry President Donald Trump's announcement earlier in the day that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military...
    Links: Stuff
  • Real reason behind Donald Trump's transgender military ban
    It appeared to be a sudden snap decision made with little or no consultation...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Sex abuse victims seek help to track ex priest Paul Shanley
    In the 1960s and '70s, Paul Shanley was a popular street priest who counseled gay and troubled youths...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Speeding up progress against HIV among youth
    (Paris, France) – The world has made great strides in reducing the impact of HIV, and AIDS-related deaths are on the decline in every age group – except among adolescents...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Panel with Stephen Franks and Josie Pagani (Part 2)
    A new study has simplified the keys to a healthy life: all things in moderation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trump bans transgender people from military service
    The US president says the military "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trump called transgender troops a costly disruption; an expert says he's wrong
    By Alex HortonUS President Donald Trump said on Twitter today that he "will not accept or allow" transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, reversing a 2015 policy by the Obama Administration to allow openly...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trump just proved he's not an LGBT ally
    OPINION: Things could have been worse for the gay rights community under a Republican president...
    Links: Stuff
  • US army to stop recruiting trans people
    The US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the military will no longer accept transgender recruits...
    Links: RNZ
  • US military 'won't allow' transgender personnel - Donald Trump
    Donald Trump has tweeted that the US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the armed forces in any capacity...
    Links: RNZ
  • US military spends 10 times more on erectile medicines than transgender troops
    US President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military via a Twitter rant, citing "medical costs" as the primary driver of the decision...
    Links: Stuff
  • US transgender ban shocks community and Pentagon
    There has been outrage across the United States following President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people from the military...
    Links: RNZ
  • ‘Double-Bunking’ in Prison Increases Chances of Sexual Assault
    Links: Express
  • Couple on Vacation in Italy Turned Away From Guest House for...
    Links: Express
  • The Greatest Cock I’ve Ever Seen
    Links: Express
  • Trump to Reinstate Transgender Military Ban
    Links: Express

Wed 27 Jul 2016

  • NZIFF Review: Paris 05:59
    Links: Express
  • FB page claims to be rainbow chapter of Mongrel Mob
    A Facebook page emerged on Monday, claiming to be the rainbow chapter of New Zealand gang, The Mongrel Mob...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Jul 2015

  • Everything's better when you're out – Sir Ian
    Sir Ian McKellen has spoken about how “everything becomes better in your life” once you come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family promises bday party like no other
    Auckland’s gay club Family Bar turns ten this year, and will celebrate with a “birthday celebration extravaganza” next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Duke of Burgundy
    The Duke of Burgundy is bound (...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sky simulcasting I Am Cait premiere
    Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality TV series will screen on the E! Channel from today, with Sky TV screening its premiere as it hits US screens...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Jul 2014

  • John Barrowman Applauded for C’Weath Games Opening Ceremony Kiss
    Links: Express
  • One Night In Rio Masquerade – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Sassy Saturday – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Finlayson ranked 8th on National list
    Christopher Finlayson National’s openly gay MP Chris Finlayson retains a strong place on the party list...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Georgina Beyer to stand for Mana Party
    Georgina Beyer Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer will stand for the Mana Party in Te Tai Tonga, the South Island Maori seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New group to give lgbti Asians a voice
    A new group has been created to lgbti Asian people a voice, support, and a fun social space...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The new kids on the block: EquAsian
    ‘No Asians’...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Jul 2013

  • Aus looks at state by state marriage solution
    New South Wales could be the first state to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia, with a parliamentary committee finding it can be legislated at a state level...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miles' family shattered by prospect of appeal
    Hayden Miles Hayden Miles' family says it's outrageous that an appeal by his killer could ever be entertained...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tutu: I'd prefer hell over homophobic heaven
    South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Jul 2012

  • "Heavenly Creature" breaking long silence
    Anne Perry, better known as in New Zealand as teenage murderer Juliet Hulme, will speak on 60 Minutes this Sunday, ahead of the release of an in-depth biography...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "It's not intelligent to ..."
    One of the meme's doing the rounds Colin Craig’s comments on marriage equality have led to a barrage of merciless mocking on social media with the intro “it’s not intelligent …” It follows a statement from the Conservative Party leader’s Twitter account that it is "not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "It's not intelligent to ..."
    One of the meme's doing the rounds Colin Craig’s comments on marriage equality have led to a barrage of merciless mocking on social media with the intro “it’s not intelligent …” It follows a statement from the Conservative Party leader’s Twitter account that it is "not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay "isn't normal" claims Colin Craig
    Colin Craig says being gay "isn't normal" The leader of the Conservative Party claims it is "not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage not the end of the line, group stresses
    A participant in the Queer Avengers' 2012 Queer the Night march Wellington-based activist group The Queer Avengers is calling for a struggle "beyond marriage", saying while it supports marriage equality, it's not the end of the line for GLBT rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall says churches have nothing to fear
    Louisa Wall has made it clear churches have nothing to fear if same-sex couples are allowed to marry, saying they will not be forced to make any changes to the way they administer the sacrament of marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Jul 2011

  • Fresh hate scrawled on lesbian couple's fence
    The Northland lesbian couple whose bulb business was destroyed in a suspicious arson earlier this year has been hit with another bout of hateful graffiti...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Little surprise at Government's trans stance
    There's little surprise but plenty of frustration from trans rights campaigners TransAdvocates at the Government's stance that it's unnecessary to update the Human Rights Act to ensure trans people can't be discriminated against...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NY challenges Defense of Marriage Act
    US: New York's Attorney General has filed court papers challenging the US Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages, as unconstitutional...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uncharitable Aspirations?
    Last year, the New Zealand Charities Commission won our interest through deregistration of the Exodus Ministries Trust Board, an 'ex-gay' organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Why we love True Blood
    The eye candy Let's start with gratuitous shirtless shots...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Jul 2010

  • Gay and trans pastors reinstated
    The Lutheran church has reinstated seven gay and transgender pastors in San Francisco's Bay Area...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay snow wknd planned for Mt Ruapehu
    It will be gay ski bunny heaven on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in September...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Jul 2009

  • Author Chris Brickell wins the Best First Book Award for Non-fiction at the Montana Book Awards (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Brickell wins for Mates and Lovers, a History of Gay New Zealand.
    Links: Tararua District Library
  • 5th diagnosis follows alleged contact
    Glenn Mills (pic: Otago Daily Times - ODT Online) Following more complaints in the Mills' case, another man testing positive for HIV is the 5th to be diagnosed with the disease after allegedly coming into contact with the accused...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • M2F Transgender kept in male prison
    'Prisoner A' is legally female, and being held in a men's prison A trans woman, serving a life-sentence for manslaughter and attempted rape claims the court denying her application for residence in a women's prison violates her human rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ulterior Motives?
    Do abolitionists have ulterior motives? I say in my case, yes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Jul 2008

  • Art auction raises $10,360 for NZAF
    An auction last week of ten Helmut Newton-inspired reproductions has raised $10,360 for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay.com owner has lost US$100 million
    Gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Board invigorates Rainbow Youth
    New Zealand's highest profile LGBT youth network Rainbow Youth gained what the organisation says is a strong new Executive Board and was "inspired" by guest speakers at their Annual General Meeting last weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Jul 2007

  • An Inclusive Islam?
    Recently, Jeff Whittaker published an interesting in-depth look at the lives of LGBT Muslims, which raised some provocative questions about the existence of an inclusive Islam...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussies' day of action against Homophobia
    Plans are underway around Australia for a national day of protest against homophobia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi men texted porn pics to teen
    Two men tried to lure a teenage boy into a threesome by sending him porn images from their mobile phones, a Canberra court was told today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi men texted porn pics to teen
    Two men tried to lure a teenage boy into a threesome by sending him porn images from their mobile phones, a Canberra court was told today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Porn debate: Bareback reality bites
    As pornography featuring unsafe sex becomes more and more prevalent through the efforts of video producers in the USA and eastern Europe, the debate over its morality and dangers is heating up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unsafe sex a concern for Wellington Pride
    Proud '07, Wellington's Queer Pride Week, has commissioned its own safe sex print campaign after an HIV-information absence caused worry for some of the event's organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Jul 2006

  • Beyer to address global LGBT conference
    Georgina Beyer, the world's first transgender MP, will address the first International Conference on LGBT rights, which opened in Montreal, Canada, last night, in association with the inaugural Out Games...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Removal imminent for Faggs billboard
    After mysteriously reappearing in Auckland after a two-year absence, a controversial billboard, that has offended many in the LGBT community, will be removed, following some "confusion...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Jul 2005

  • DOMB dead!
    It appears that erstwhile United Future MP Larry Baldock has abandoned his attempt to get the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill*, which tried to ban New Zealand same-sex marriages, into Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage bill in Parliament today
    Government will vote today on the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Update: Marriage Bill Delayed
    United Future MP Larry Baldock's private members bill, aimed at amending the Marriage Act to specify that it can only be a union between a man and a woman; has been pushed back from debate in Parliament until after the election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Jul 2004

  • Goodbye Mr Wishart!
    Homophobic broadcaster and publisher Ian Wishart is to leave Radio Pacific next month following a reshuffle of the talk radio network's line-up that has left New Zealand's favourite gay-soy theorist homeless...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maxim's child exploitation slammed
    The Maxim Institute has been slammed for encouraging children to make submissions to Parliament against the Civil Union bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee accused claims homosexual panic
    Phillip Edwards, the man accused of murdering interior designer David McNee, says his frenzied attack – described as so vicious that McNee's blood splattered the bedroom ceiling – was sparked by McNee's homosexual advances...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Jul 2003

  • CYFS taking legal advice over Ellis transcripts
    Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is taking legal advice over publisher Barry Colman's plans to publish testimonies given by children accusing Peter Ellis of abuse in the Christchurch Civic Creche case...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Jul 1985

Fri 27 Jul 1928

  • The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall is published (United Kingdom)
    The lesbian-themed novel is later judged obscene by a British court and banned.
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past

Tue 27 Jul 1909

  • Writer and poet Charles Brasch is born (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

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