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Thu 28 Jul 2022

  • Diving star condemns homophobia in Commonwealth
    Britain's Olympic diving champion Tom Daley has condemned homophobia across Commonwealth nations on the eve of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 29th July 2022
    Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally Police haveand#160;arrestedand#160;a leading gay rights campaigner in a violent pushback against young people during a rally against the upcoming referendum on the Tunisian president’s newly proposed constitution...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • NRL: Manly Sea Eagles players plan to end pride jersey boycott
    The owner of the Manly Sea Eagles says the players who have boycotted tonight's match against the Roosters have agreed to wear a pride jersey next season, as long as they are consulted...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • NRL: Maria Folau blasts ARL Commission boss Peter V'landys over pride jersey 'hypocrisy'
    Silver Ferns legend Maria Folau has blasted ARL Commission boss Peter V'landys amid the Manly pride jersey scandal following his comments backing the boycotting players for their stance...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Panel with Ali Jones and Scott Campbell (part 1)
    Today on The Panel, Wallace and panellists Ali Jones and Scott Campbell speak to protesters outside a Wellington rental company and the president of the Principal's Federation about a string of bomb threats made to schools...
    Links: RNZ
  • The week that was
    Comedians Te Radar and Kathryn Burnett look back on the stories that made them laugh this week...
    Links: RNZ
  • Drag Race Down Under Interviews: Pomara Fifth
    Links: Express
  • Making The World Go Round | Chocolate and Coffee @ The...
    Links: Express

Wed 28 Jul 2021

  • Actress Rima Te Wiata opens up about the pain of losing her mum to dementia
    Icon of stage and screen Rima Te Wiata speaks to Aroha Awarau about flipping the script on dementia, standing up for trans rights and what Matariki means to her...
    Links: Stuff
  • US Democratic donor convicted on drugs for sex jabs leading to 2 deaths, other overdoses
    A federal jury convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Passanger Removed From Aircraft After Homophobic Disney Rant
    Links: Express
  • Passenger Removed From Aircraft After Homophobic Disney Rant
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Family Talks Surrogacy And The Growing Families NZ Seminar
    Links: Express

Tue 28 Jul 2020

  • Third of Young LGBT+ Kiwis Felt Unsafe During Lockdown
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Jul 2019

  • Gay Chinese find a place to be themselves on 'Rainbow Cruise' to Vietnam
    On the deck of a cruise ship in southern China, two grey-haired men stood in silence, shoulders touching, looking out to sea, as other passengers bustled on board and settled in for the journey to Vietnam...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Wanaka Bar Owner Says Direction For Couple to go to ‘Gay...
    Links: Express

Fri 28 Jul 2017

  • Controversial Real Housewives star Julia Sloane is making a documentary about sexuality
    Former professional Auckland television housewife Julia Sloane is presenting a documentary about sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples
    COLUMBIA, S...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Five-year-old's reaction to older brother coming out as gay is perfect
    A five-year-old boy has reacted in the best way ever to his older brother coming out as gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Swokowski: I served 34 years in the US Army and I'm transgender; Trump is wrong
    OPINION: US President Donald Trump says allowing transgender people to serve in the military would bring "disruption" that could stand in the way of the "decisive and overwhelming victory" our armed forces must strive for...
    Links: Stuff
  • The dark truth about Diana's boyfriend Dodi Fayed
    Princess Diana's lover Dodi Fayed was a cocaine fiend who trawled illegal gay clubs at dawn looking for hedonistic highs, an astonishing new book claims...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces
    WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby Star Says Most of the Hate Towards His Relationship Comes...
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Jul 2016

  • Auckland Pride Supports Gay Ski Week QT
    Links: Express
  • Kristen Stewart on Dating Women: “I’m much happier now”
    Links: Express
  • Making an Impact: Prince Harry’s Live HIV Testing Video
    Links: Express
  • New President for Rainbow Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Anti-gay Aus cardinal faces more child abuse claims
    Police child abuse investigations are turning up the heat on a senior Australian Catholic Church figure who was a vocal opponent of equality for glbti people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FB page deleted after distancing itself from gang
    As quickly as it appeared, the satirical Facebook page claiming to be the rainbow chapter of New Zealand’s Mongrel Mob gang has disappeared...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Genital cancer vaccine free at last, from Jan 1st
    An important vaccination which will help eliminate anal and penile cancers in gay and bi men will now be made available free to young NZ men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Letter network to link LGBTI prisoners w outside world
    Members of the queer community in Auckland are launching a letter-writing programme connecting LGBTI prisoners with the outside community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murder of trans woman investigated as hate crime
    A Mexican transgender woman has been brutally murdered in what is being investigated as a hate crime...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Praise for PCN and call for LGBTI specific research
    An organisation of young people pushing for change in the criminal justice system say they are excited to hear about the new Prisoner Correspondence Network to connect LGBTI prisoners with LGBTI people on the outside and highlight an urgent need for research into the experiences of LGBTI people in prisons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Romania and Marriage Equality
    Romania has had the usual inertial drag problems that many other Eastern Europe societies have with LGBTI rights and now things may be getting worse there once more...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Jul 2015

  • Boy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Leaders
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Barack Obama Clashes With Kenyan President on Gay Rights
    Links: Express
  • Anti-gay columnist Garth George dies
    Conservative Christian columnist Garth George, who rallied against gay rights throughout his career, has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Health: cervical screening for trans men
    A World Health Organisation Report is calling for regular and respectful cervical cancer screening for transgender men, something which is part of official advice from the Ministry of Health here in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prisoner vote decision important for us too
    Rainbow Wellington says a landmark court decision on prisoner voting rights is important to our communities, because it shows how protections for minority groups can be cast casually aside...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Jul 2014

  • All Male Acapella Group Sings Shakiras’ Hips Don’t lie
    Links: Express
  • Aquarius Party – Saloon Bar
    Links: Express
  • Knowledge Sharing for Team NZAF at AIDS2014 Melbourne
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Festival 2015 dates out
    The opening of the 2014 Auckland Pride Parade The dates have been released for a longer 2015 Auckland Pride Festival, while Council funding has been secured for the Pride Parade for the next two years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Breaking Bad actress comes out
    The Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights actress now appears in The Bridge Emily Rios of Breaking Bad fame has come out, as she plays a lesbian role on another TV drama...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colin Craig deal appears a clear no-go
    National MP Murray McCully will stand in his electorate It appears certain there will be no deal with the anti-gay Conservative Party in the East Coast Bays seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: The Flat Blue Line?
    The Conservative Party's electoral prospects...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four new members for Akl Pride Board
    The Auckland Pride Parade is a cornerstone event in the Festival The Auckland Pride Festival Board has four new members, from a variety of backgrounds and with a mixture of skills...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From Queer Nation to the big screen: Max Currie
    Since being a host on Queer Nation, Max Currie has been a busy screenwriter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key officially rules out a deal with Craig
    John Key at this afternoon's media conference John Key has confirmed National will not do a deal with the Conservative Party in East Coast Bays, where Colin Craig is standing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Festival to widen arms to Pacific
    Brown-Acton helped organise the stunning Best Float winner in the 2014 Auckland Pride Parade, by Pasefika LGBTQI Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Jul 2013

  • A complex question: Why aren't we speaking up?
    Waikato University Master’s Thesis candidate Peter Patlakas has looked at barriers gay and bisexual men face in reporting sexual assaults to police...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Campaigners not convinced about Olympics vow
    Chad Griffin The Human Rights Campaign says "mere verbal assurances" from Russia that Winter Olympians and their supporters will not be impacted by the nation's anti-gay laws are not enough...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mugabe's revolting anti-gay threats intensify
    Zimbabwe's President has taken his vile rhetoric to a new level, threatening to chop off the heads of gay men because they can't reproduce together...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Under-reporting of male sexual abuse queried
    File Photo A Waikato University Master’s student has found there are no easy answers to the under-reporting of sexual assaults by gay and bisexual men, as the barriers are complex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Jul 2012

  • Manly Affections preview
    Small-town Wairarapa in the late 1800s might be the last place you'd expect to find a hotbed of manly affection, but through the lens of gay photographer Robert Gant, Mates   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Jul 2011

  • Anika and Azaria welcome twin boys
    Anika Moa and her civil union partner Azaria Universe are the mums of twin babies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Community urged to speak up over hate attacks
    Juliet Leigh and Lindsay Curnow at this year's Big Gay Out Residents and visitors of the popular Northland holiday destination of Mangawhai are being urged to come forward if they know anything about what is being described as the 'grotesque' harassment of a lesbian couple, who are even more determined to leave town as fresh juvenile hate speech has been scribbled on their fence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay priest quits as AUT cash goes missing
    An Anglican gay rights advocate and former partner of ex-MP Tim Barnett has resigned from his role as a senior executive at the Auckland University of Technology after "accounting discrepancies" involving hundreds of thousands of dollars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italian anti-homo/transphobia measure fails
    A vote in Italy's Parliament has seen a bid to protect the nation's glbt people from discrimination rejected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Cossacks are coming
    Those of you who have not seen viral sensation Kazaky yet, I suggest you check them out now...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Jul 2010

  • "Political Correctness" or Populist Cant?
    Whenever the Christian Right, other social conservatives or fellow travellers get upset with social change, out comes the hackneyed catchphrase "politically correct...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate watch: Simon Prast
    One thing is clear about Simon Prast...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Census becomes trans-inclusive
    A trans group is welcoming a move giving transgender people the right to tick the box in Census forms which reflects the sex they actually are...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Filmmakers seek help 'outing' Colonel
    Andy Jalfon and Christopher Banks The filmmakers behind award-winning gay shorts Teddy and Communication have extended their number eight wire ethic to their search for funding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Idol reject sues for 'discrimination'
    Ian Bernando An American Idol cast-off is seeking US$300 million from the show's producers, claiming he was discriminated against for being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Jul 2008

  • "My first time at Family"
    No stranger to gay clubbing: Andy Boreham   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brethrengate '08?
    Flip-flopping: John Key According to politics writer Nicky Hager, Exclusive Brethren 'Elect Vessel" Bruce Hales visited Wellington incognito recently...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London's G-A-Y closes with Minogue sister
    One of London's most famous gay nightclubs said goodbye at the weekend, but despite speculation that Kylie Mingue would perform at G-A-Y's send-off, her sister Dannii Minogue was there instead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysia: 16 trannies nabbed at pageant
    Sixteen transvestites, detained by Islamic officials in Malaysia for taking part in a beauty pageant, could be facing six month jail sentences...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police name man found dead near Lateshift
    The man found dead in an Auckland street near Lateshift cruise club early on Friday morning has been named as Gregory Brice, aged 43, from Freeman's Bay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Jul 2007

  • Italy: Gays detained for kiss at Colosseum
    Italian police detained two gay men for kissing outside the Colosseum and accused them of "lewd conduct", sparking protest from gay equality groups and calls for an apology from a government minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour MP plans Civil Union for November
    Rainbow Labour MP Tim Barnett has set a November date for his Civil Union to long-term partner Ramon Maniapoto...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New USA gay spy film shot in Auckland
    A gay American cable TV network has been filming a spy thriller in and around Auckland, it has been revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Jul 2006

  • Breakfast on Pluto
    Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto Any movie that can make hit parade fodder such as Sugar Baby Love and Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (or is that 'cheap'?) sound deep and meaningful has to be quite some movie...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Jul 2005

  • An hour of 'filthy pervert gays' and other Bankstatements
    Former Auckland mayor John Banks desperately tried to put his homo-hating past behind him during last year's local body election campaign, in which he failed to retain the Auckland mayoralty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Banks: Filthy gays should be executed
    Former Auckland mayor John Banks has suggested that three men arrested in a Timaru public toilet for having sex last year, whom he described as "filthy" and "perverts", should have been put to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF BOARD: Official statement on meeting outcome
    Press release: 27 07 05 NZAF Board affirms its commitment to community input in constitutional debate On Saturday 23 July the NZAF Trust Board met to consider the developments since the Board issued its proposed Governance changes re the Treaty of Waitangi and the composition of the Board, and its subsequent withdrawal of that proposal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth benefit concert this Sat
    There's been plenty of support this year for the annual Rainbow Youth benefit concert from sponsors, entertainers and other volunteers, but organisers say support from punters at the box office is sadly down on previous years at a time when it's needed more than ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Jul 2004

  • Double gay honours at book awards
    Two queer authors have taken out top honours at this year's Montana Book Awards, both with gay-themed historical novels...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Jul 2003

  • Arrest in McNee murder
    UPDATE 8PM: A 23-year-old unemployed man from Hawkes Bay has been arrested and charged with the murder of David McNee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police visit gay bars in McNee inquiry
    Police visited gay bars in Auckland over the weekend in the hunt for David McNee's killer, according to an NZPA report...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Jul 1993

  • The Human Rights Bill is passed (New Zealand)
    Among other things, the Bill outlaws discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. The Government is exempt until 31 December 1999.

Mon 28 Jul 1986

Wed 28 Jul 1982

Thu 28 Jul 1977

Tue 28 Jul 1970

  • The National Party's annual conference decides to seek liberalisation on the law relating to homosexuality (New Zealand)
    The decision was applauded by the Homosexual Law Reform Society - as noted in an Evening Post article on 28 July.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Fri 28 Jul 1967

  • The Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalises homosexual acts in England and Wales (United Kingdom)
    The age of consent is set at 21.

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