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Thu 29 Jul 2021

  • Gay conversion therapy ban - next steps to be announced by Government
    Legislation has been drafted to ban so-called gay conversion therapy by the end of the year, the Herald understands...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay conversion therapy to become criminal offence, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announces
    Practices intended to change or suppress someone's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, also referred to as gay conversion therapy, will become a criminal offence under legislation announced today...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay conversion therapy to become criminal offence, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi announces
    Practices intended to change or suppress someone's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, also referred to as gay conversion therapy, will become a criminal offence under legislation announced today...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Salvation Army Supports Proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill
    The Salvation Army is supporting the proposed Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which will outlaw this unethical practice...
    Links: Scoop
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC medical chief Richard Budgett praises Laurel Hubbard's journey to becoming Games' first transgender athlete
    The International Olympic Committee's medical chief has praised New Zealand transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's bravery as a trailblazing athlete at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tokyo Olympics: IOC medical chief praises transgender athlete's Laurel Hubbard's courage
    Dr Richard Budgett declares: 'Everyone agrees that trans women are women' and Kiwi weightlifter meets Olympic qualification rules...
    Links: Stuff
  • Law Commission: “It’s Time The Law Caught up With The Reality...
    Links: Express
  • Rapper DaBaby Claims HIV “Will Make You Die in Two to...
    Links: Express
  • You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar: Jaguar Dream Car Quiz
    Links: Express

Wed 29 Jul 2020

  • Extra Time: Should transgender players be allowed to play women's rugby?
    In Extra Time ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Actors Who Play Emmerdale ‘Brothers’ Find Off-Screen Romance
    Links: Express
  • Black Trans Army Veteran Suing NYPD After “Dehumanising” Treatment
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Jul 2019

  • 'Coming out made life much better': Former A-League player opens up
    Openly gay footballer Andy Brennan says that overcoming his fears has had a positive impact on his life...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ex-staffers call out racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia
    Former US President Barack Obama, who doesn't often comment on current politics, seemed to yesterday endorse an op-ed written by 148 African Americans who served in his administration that called out President Donald Trump for recent...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Feminists fire over Hubbard
    Kiwi transgender weightlifter's controversial win prompts feminist group to call for defence of women's sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • a-ha Announce First-Ever NZ Tour!
    Links: Express
  • Australian Politician Urged To Resign After Calling Deputy Mayor A “Poof”
    Links: Express
  • Bulgarian Court Makes Historic Ruling By Recognising Same-Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • express Hits The Gym With Dan @ 9Round Auckland CBD
    Links: Express
  • President Of Palau Announces Support For Marriage Equality
    Links: Express

Sun 29 Jul 2018

  • Barry Humphries: “Transgenderism” is a “Fashion”
    Links: Express

Sat 29 Jul 2017

  • Tiwhanawhana celebrates Matariki (National Library of New Zealand)
    Audio from the Tiwhanawhana Celebrates Matariki event held at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on 29 July 2017
    Features: Ani Waapu, Ariana Tikao, Kevin Haunui, Paul Diamond, Tiwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • LGBT community mourns loss of campaigner Virginia Burns
    Virginia Rose Burns, LGBT events organiser and campaigner: b Hastings, August 3, 1977; p Jac Lynch; d Wellington, June 18, 2017, aged 39...
    Links: Stuff
  • Nigel Owens on his sexuality, suicide attempt and bulimia battle: 'Yes, I would swap everything I have achieved for a normal life'
    By Ian Herbert of the Daily Mail Nigel Owens has travelled more than 2,000 miles in the past two weeks but he's still a long way from home...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 29 Jul 2016

  • August Hottie of the Month: Luke Bird!
    Links: Express
  • Males Under 26 to be Included in HPV Vaccinations
    Links: Express
  • P2P’s Craig Watson Receives Medals of Commendation
    Links: Express
  • Commisioner:HLR heroes should be knights, dames
    A Human Rights Commissioner is calling for the heroes of Homosexual Law Reform to be honoured with damehoods and knighthoods...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parata considering LGBTI student safety, wellbeing
    The Education Minister says she has received the letter sent to her by the Cross Party Rainbow Parliamentary Network regarding the implementation of LGBTI student safety and wellbeing as a National Evaluation Topic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prisoner correspondence beneficial for mental health
    The Mental Health Foundation says the new Prisoner Correspondence Network will benefit both the mental health of prisoners and those who are in correspondence with them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tanzania bans lube to stamp out homosexuality
    The government of Tanzania has banned the importation of sexual lubricants in a bid to stamp out homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “Big gay rainbow” MP to retire
    The National MP known for his viral “big gay rainbow” speech that he delivered during the marriage equality campaign, has announced he will retire at next year’s election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Jul 2015

  • Australian Labor Promises to Introduce Marriage Equality Bill Within First 100...
    Links: Express
  • Crowds Gather to See ISIS Throw Gay Man to His Death...
    Links: Express
  • Lick’s Prom Themed Throwback
    Links: Express
  • NZ Scouts Backs US Decision Allowing Gay Leaders
    Links: Express
  • Health and wellbeing: your views needed
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Palm. North toilets to go gender neutral
    Palmerston North City Council is leading the way on gender neutral toilets – its staff are researching appropriate signage for facilities throughout the city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Penny Wong's marriage equality speech
    Lesbian Australian Labor Senator Penny Wong delivered an emotional speech on same-sex marriage at the party’s national conference, telling those gathered “there is nothing to fear from equality”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TPPA set to impact HIV meds cost, choice
    The Prime Minister has confirmed concerns the costs of medicines are likely to rise, and choice could be limited, under the Trans-Pacific Partnership - something which could impact key HIV medications...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “Straight pride” proves a complete flop
    A man who tried to hold a ‘straight pride’ event was the only person who turned up...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Jul 2014

  • Honolulu Pride!
    Links: Express
  • Save The Dates! Auckland Pride Festival 2015 Dates Confirmed
    Links: Express
  • UFC Fighter Kyle Kingsbury In Support of The Gay Community
    Links: Express
  • Catching up with diving judge Simon Latimer
    When the diving (finally!) gets underway at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night, gay New Zealander Simon Latimer will be among the judges...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Jul 2013

  • Baron-Cohen drops out of playing Mercury
    Freddie Mercury One of the best recent examples of spot-on bio-pic casting has dissolved with the announcement that Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled out of portraying the late, gay superstar Freddie Mercury...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Controversial sexuality researcher dies
    Dr Virginia Johnson A ground-breaking researcher into human sexuality, whose published work supported the view that gays could be turned straight, has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vodka maker backs protests at Russian laws
    One of the companies which makes Stolichnaya-branded vodka has lent its support to the condemnation of Russia's recently intensified anti-gay laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Winners of double wedding comp found
    The winners of a radio station’s double same-sex wedding are a lesbian couple from the Bay of Islands and a gay couple from Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Jul 2012

  • Amazon founder donates to pro-gay marriage fight
    MacKenzie   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV3 reporter and Am. Cup yachtie's son a couple
    David Farrier and Grayson Coutts TV3 reporter and blogger David Farrier has come out as bisexual and has revealed that he is in a relationship with the son of America's Cup yachting hero Russell Coutts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Jul 2011

  • Claim filed over 'discriminatory' adoption laws
    A group has filed a claim with the Human Rights Review Tribunal against New Zealand's adoption legislation which it says is discriminatory on a number of grounds, including sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour MP to table adoption bill next week
    Labour MP Jacinda Ardern is to put forward a bill which would push for New Zealand's "antiquated and discriminatory" adoption laws modernised and updated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police appeal for help in Blooming Bulbs case
    Police are appealing for public help in finding out who is responsible for repeated graffiti attacks and an arson at the Mangawhai Heads property of a lesbian couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police investigator to speak on HIV prosecutions
    The police officer who headed up the high profile 2009 enquiry into the man who became dubbed the 'HIV Predator' is amongst the guest speakers at a national seminar on HIV next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skjellerup named Gay Games ambassador
    New Zealand Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup has been made a Gay Games Ambassador alongside out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Jul 2010

  • Anika Moa nominated for Silver Scroll
    Anika Moa Anika Moa has received her third nomination for the nation's leading songwriting prize, this time for Running Through the Fire (Storm)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter explains secretive 'coup' letters
    A defiant Chris Carter says he wrote letters warning of a leadership coup in his party because he does not believe it is possible for Phil Goff to win the next election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter has "no future" with Labour Party
    Chris Carter **UPDATED**Chris Carter has been suspended from the Labour Party caucus and his future with the party is on incredibly shaky ground, over letters which were delivered to members of Parliament's press gallery this morning claiming Phil Goff would face a leadership challenge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cologne Calling: Ron Judd
    Around 50 New Zealand athletes and performers will represent our community at Gay Games Cologne, which open on 31 July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man's killer loses appeal attempt
    The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal application of a hitchhiker who murdered a gay man he claims made sexual advances towards him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • iPhone public toilet app will help HIV+ people
    A soon-to-be-launched iPhone guide to the locations of New Zealand's public toilets will be a welcome resource for people with HIV, according to two leading HIV positive support advocates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • iPhone public toilet app will help HIV+ people
    A soon-to-be-launched iPhone guide to the locations of New Zealand's public toilets will be a welcome resource for people with HIV, according to two leading HIV positive support advocates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Payout for man denied access to dying partner
    Scull and Greene in younger days A Northern California county has agreed to pay an elderly gay man US$600,000 after social workers prevented him from seeing his dying partner in hospital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Jul 2009

  • AUS: No to gay marriage
    Same-sex marriage not on the cards for aussies Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd has said that although his office welcomes debate on the subject of gay marriage, the Australian Federal government will not support a change in legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hawkes Bay toilets under watch
    Public Toilets: Not the place to go for hookups Hawkes Bay Police have been dealing with a number of public complaints in regards to the use of the Lee Road Public Toilets in Taradale Napier, as a meeting place for men for sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ troops' reminder of sadistic gay deaths
    New Zealand troops currently patrolling Kabul in Afghanistan face a regular reminder of the sadistic deaths meted out to homosexuals by the extremist Muslim Taleban regime which they are helping to push back...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seven more formal complaints against Mills
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Jul 2008

  • AKL: Gay History author hosts book event
    The author of Mates   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greens "still committed to gay adoption bill"
    Green MP Metiria Turei's private member's bill aiming to legalise adoption by same-sex couples has not been withdrawn, but is unlikely to he heard in Parliament before the General Election, says her Executive Assistant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Historic K' Road corner turns gay this Friday
    This Friday 1 August, one of Auckland's most iconic public houses, The Naval   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key: "I'm more liberal than I look..." Yeah, right...
    Looking liberal: Jaquie Brown quizzes John Key at NZ's music awards (Photo: NZ Herald) In an annoying series of New Zealand Heraldpuff pieces about the Leader of the Opposition, one particularlyridiculous article was a reference to his relative social liberalism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nike drops 'homophobic' ads
    Sports shoe company Nike says it would pull its ads for its new Hyperdunk basketball shoes, responding to bloggers' criticism that they fed homophobic views...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Student called "smartass fag" for Rice stunt
    Auckland University's outspoken and openly gay Students Association President David Do has received several angry homophobic emails from America after the Association called for the citizen's arrest of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Earthtalk @ Awhitu
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 4 August: Earthtalk@Awhitu on the southern entrance to the Manukau harbour is a politics-in-action property and the home of Charmaine Pountney and Tanya Cumberland, two pakeha lesbians, whose life and actions reflect their desire to help nurture and heal the land and their commitment to honour the Treaty of Waitangi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Gay sex is a sin, say most Protestants
    Most Protestant Christians in Britain believe gay sex is a sin and that practising gays should not be ordained, according to a new survey...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Jul 2007

  • 'Gay Gore' not homo-friendly?
    Despite the 'Gay Gore' reputation, Census New Zealand results have revealed that there are just three lesbian couples, and no gay male couples living together in the South Island town...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Celebrating Proud '07 in Wellington
    The Glamazons Proud '07 is organised by UniQ Victoria and takes place between 4 and 11 August 2007, with a whole range of activities and events on the Kelburn campus of Victoria University and throughout the Wellington CBD...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth makes plans for growth
    Youth Co-ordinator Robert Marshall's report at Rainbow Youth's Annual General Meeting yesterday suggested the new Board is in for busy year, as the organisation hopes to increase its influence in schools and expand into the greater Auckland region...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 Jul 2006

  • Buffy and Bimbo's Cancelled World Tour
    I was frightened at an early age by a drag queen - a high school mate took some of us along to the Montmartre (a small night club opposite what is now the library) and one of the artistes picked on one of our party to 'interact' with...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kinky Passions of the Leather Christians!!!
    What else incriminating can possibly be said about Passion of the Christ? Why not have a look at the special effects involved in the prolonged flagellation and crucifixion scenes and have some fun at the fundies expense? Remember 2004? The world's fundamentalist population salivated copiously at all the whips, chains and bloodletting, letting the rest of us hear their opinions that violence was either acceptable or appropriate in this context, which is curiously lacking every other time they pontificate about media censorship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poster boys: Their health is their greatest asset
    Simon Latimer and Don Barclay Two gay New Zealand athletes, competing in this year's 7th Gay Games in Chicago and the inaugural Out Games in Montreal, are baring almost all, in a new AIDS Foundation campaign aimed at appealing to body conscious gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere's World: Homophobes keep on keeping on
    John Tamihere On the weekend commencing July 7, 2006, while New Zealand gays and lesbians marked our freedoms and equalities stemming from Homosexual Law Reform in 1986, John Tamihere and his talkback 'callers' vented their spleens on Radio Live...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Jul 2005

  • Ashraf Choudhary on the stoning of gays
    Ashraf Choudhary MP Do Labour MP Ashraf Choudhary's claims that his infamous stone-the-gays TV interview was doctored hold water? We examine the interview transcript...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Victim
    VICTIM UK, 1961, 1hr 40mins Dir: Basil Dearden Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Sims Forty four years ago, Victim became the first British film to publically address the issue of contemporary gay criminality, which led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality under the UK Sexual Offences Act 1967...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Jul 2004

  • "Out of control" McNee sex life
    A court has heard details of an "out of control" sex life at the murder trial of interior designer David McNee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brownlee taunts Tamihere over sexuality
    Cabinet Minister John Tamihere is planning an attack on "politically correct" critics of "red-blooded heterosexual men", while National's deputy leader Gerry Brownlee has taunted the Minister over his own sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Jul 2003

  • David McNee laid to rest
    Celebrity designer David McNee was laid to rest in Waikanae yesterday, farewelled by 200 family and friends, including his mother...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queenstown Gay Ski Week
    An exciting new event with the potential to develop into a key international happening on the gay calendar gets underway in Queenstown next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Jul 1970

  • Television current affairs: a look at the "problem" of homosexuality (New Zealand)
    The South Tonight, ref TZP86813. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: TVNZ

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