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Thu 3 Aug 2023

  • MP Elizabeth Kerekere's Human Rights Amendment Bill is drawn from the ballot (New Zealand)
    The Human Rights (Prohibition of Discrimination on Grounds of Gender Identity or Expression, and Variations of Sex Characteristics) Amendment Bill is drawn from the member's ballot and will be debated in Parliament.
    Links: Legislation, Ballot
  • Football Fern finds FIFA loophole to support rainbow community
    New Zealand's Football Ferns may be out of the World Cup, but they certainly made a splash during the tournament's pool stage, which winds up today...
    Links: RNZ
  • Members bills drawn: Rainbow protections, prescriptions and Samoan citizens
    Three new members' bills have been drawn from Parliament's biscuit tin...
    Links: RNZ
  • The week that was with Te Radar and Kathryn Burnett
    Comedians Te Radar and Kathryn Burnett with a few laughs...
    Links: RNZ
  • Christchurch Community Mourns Adriaan Beddie
    Links: Express
  • The End of Wellington International Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • VIDEO: AI Creates The Most Handsome Man from Every Country in...
    Links: Express

Wed 3 Aug 2022

  • Health advocates want action on monkeypox
    Leading health advocates are pleading for better action on monkeypox, saying New Zealand could see the same failures as other countries if the government doesn't act now...
    Links: RNZ
  • Midweek Mediawatch with Colin Peacock
    Scurrilous rumours hit NZME in the pocket; Mini-doco about gay cricketer sparks debate; TV News themes -- Bill Bailey's BBC apocalyptic rave; and MPs in harmony - literally...
    Links: RNZ
  • Doctor Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Patients Deported
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand’s First Gay Black Cap
    Links: Express
  • Top Five Pride Events Around The World This Month
    Links: Express

Tue 3 Aug 2021

  • Laurel Hubbard press conference (Tokyo)
    Excerpts from Laurel Hubbards press conference the day after she competed at the Tokyo Olympics
    Features: Laurel Hubbard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Laurel Hubbard admits feeling intense spotlight at Olympics
    Laurel Hubbard has admitted she's felt the intense spotlight on her, but hopes her Olympics appearance encourages young trans people...
    Links: RNZ
  • Laurel Hubbard's Olympic debut: 'Trans athletes don't feel safe with the media'
    An unsafe media climate for trans athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard puts the discussion of trans inclusion in sport at risk of being dehumanising and based on ill-informed fears, says an expert in transgender health...
    Links: RNZ
  • Advocating for Intersex: Mani Mitchell MNZM
    Links: Express
  • AOTEAROA’S RAINBOW VOICES TO BE PRESERVED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
    Links: Express
  • Laurel Hubbard’s Olympics Dream Ends, Praises “Inclusive Games”
    Links: Express

Mon 3 Aug 2020

  • 'I wish society would be more accepting'
    The man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women's rugby says he hates that his work has created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats...
    Links: RNZ
  • 'I wish that society would be accepting'
    The man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women's rugby says he hates that his work has created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats...
    Links: RNZ
  • 'I wish that society would be accepting'
    The Detail - The man who helped write guidelines on transgender players in women's rugby says he hates that his work has created a platform for people to attack transgender people as cheats...
    Links: RNZ
  • The science of transgender women in sport
    The science on transgender women in sport, from the person whose scientific work informed World Rugby's controversial new proposed policy ...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 3 Aug 2019

  • 2 x Tickets to ATC’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Chelsea Handler Stand-Up Comedy Tour
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Royal NZ Ballet’s Bold Moves
    Links: Express

Fri 3 Aug 2018

  • Feeling The Burn
    Links: Express
  • My Heart will Dion
    Links: Express
  • Research Suggests that “on-demand PrEP” Could Work for Gay Men
    Links: Express

Thu 3 Aug 2017

  • In a Heartbeat: touching animated short about same-sex crush, goes viral
    The world is going gaga over a Pixar-esque short film about a closeted gay boy who anxiously comes to terms with his crush on a fellow schoolmate...
    Links: Stuff
  • Six things straight couples can learn from gay couples
    By Rose Wilby When I embarked on the seven-year journey that would result in a trilogy of comedy shows and my first book, I had no idea what a huge part sexual orientation would play...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • US President Donald Trump's transgender tweets put nation to the test
    OPINION: Back in 2010, I went to jail twice in the lead-up to the repeal of the US military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy...
    Links: Stuff
  • Here’s How Marriage Equality in Australia Could be a Reality Within...
    Links: Express
  • Tom Daley Opens Up About the Age Gap in his Relationship
    Links: Express

Wed 3 Aug 2016

  • Chiefs Player Issues Public Apology After Homophobic Slur
    Links: Express
  • Zumba Instructor Dances Again After Recovering From Orlando Shooting
    Links: Express
  • Beyond the Parliamentary campaign for Law Reform
    The following is based on a speech Bill Logan, a significant player in the success of the Homosexual Law Reform campaign thirty years ago, gave to last week's HLR celebration event in Christchurch, where it received a standing ovation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chiefs player apologises for shouted anti-gay slur
    A high-profile rugby player has apologised for an anti-gay slur overheard by  agay man at a hot pools complex in the Waikato...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falcons: “There’s a lot we could teach each other”
    LGBTI rugby team, the NZ Falcons say if homophobic attitudes within sport are to change, it will only be with the help of high profile sports players...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans advocate returns to AKL Pride Board
    Lexie Matheson has been announced as the newest addition to the Auckland Pride Festival Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Aug 2015

  • 16 Year Old Stabbed at Jerusalem Pride Dies
    Links: Express
  • Updated: 2016 Outgames Will be Scaled Down if it Proceeds as...
    Links: Express
  • "Let them know they are loved"
    “There are a thousand realities about your children that you have no control over...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames face axe without urgent help
    The organisers of the Auckland Outgames are appealing for community support due to a raft of resignations and urgent need for funding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Crunch time for Ak Outgames
    At the Darwin Outgames in 2014 a group of Auckland participants got together to decide whether to pitch for Auckland to host the event in February 2016...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Crunch time for Ak Outgames
    At the Darwin Outgames in 2014 a group of Auckland participants got together to decide whether to pitch for Auckland to host the event in February 2016...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wellington launches new site
    Rainbow Wellington’s new website is live, packed with information about its campaigns and links to local community groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen girl stabbed in Pride attack dies
    A 16-year-old girl stabbed in an attack on participants at Jerusalem’s Pride march has died in hospital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Aug 2014

  • Adore Delano Rocked Auckland’s Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Tuesday 19 August One Year of Marriage Equality – the Stats:
    Links: Express
  • Will Auckland Host the 2016 Outgames?
    Links: Express
  • Daley cleans up competition in 10m
    Gay English diver Tom Daley pulled off a couple of near-perfect dived to win the men’s 10 metre individual platform at the Commonwealth Games this morning, by a country mile...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Square moving to new home
    Anika Moa on stage at this year's Out in the Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QWU’s return canned, Aus show in works
    Queen of the Whole Universe may get an Australian run The planned return of Queen of the Whole Universe has been cancelled due to a lack of key performers and sponsorship cash...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report: Copeland running for Conservatives
    Gordon Copeland's former leader says he's a "serial nutter" The man who compared same-sex marriage to apartheid will reportedly stand for the Conservative Party again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda: campaigners face death threats
    Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera Ugandan glbti rights campaigners who led the charge against the nation’s anti-gay law are receiving death threats...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What the?!
    In the first edition of an occasional GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Aug 2013

  • Another complaint about safe-sex ads scrapped
    Yet another gay-hating objection to one of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's billboards has been thrown out, with the latest bigot objecting to 'promotion of homosexuality'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Patchwerq a smooth success
    Young people passionate about Queer Straight Alliances have walked away from a Wellington hui buzzing with pride, and ideas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia bans single NZers from adopting kids
    File Photo Single New Zealanders have been banned from adopting Russian children because of New Zealand’s marriage equality laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Aug 2012

  • Auckland Lesbian Ball to return in 2013
    The Lesbian Ball was held at the Pullman last month The organisers of Auckland’s Lesbian Ball are delighted with the success of its return and say thanks to all the support it will be back in 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Councillor adds to complaints about booklet
    Cathy Casey An Auckland councillor has joined a number of members and allies of the trans community in complaining to the Human Rights Commission about a “discriminatory” booklet on prostitution in South Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mama Tere Strickland mourned by friends
    Mama Tere Strickland Tributes are rolling in for "Mama" Tere Strickland, who died this afternoon in Auckland after a suspected heart attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Signs of the times
    The battles for gay rights and against homophobes across the globe have produced some incredible wit and humour in the form of protest signs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Signs of the times
    The battles for gay rights and against homophobes across the globe have produced some incredible wit and humour in the form of protest signs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Aug 2011

  • GABA at a "time of change" going into AGM
    Lindsay Rea is stepping down after four years on the GABA executive As she steps down after four years on the Gay Auckland Business Association Board, outgoing Vice President Lindsay Rea is urging new blood to come forward as the group faces a time of change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay contender cans bid for Irish presidency
    David Norris says he made a "human error" A gay contender for the Irish presidency has pulled out of the race after controversy over a letter of support for a former partner who was convicted of raping a 15-year-old boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • I Love You Bro
    Everything your parents are afraid of about the internet probably comes true in the latest Silo offering I Love You Bro, a play which delves into the warped worlds of a clever but lonely teenage chat room junkie, who convinces the boy he falls for to try to murder him through a web of fake identities and bizarre deceit...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Aug 2010

  • Blue - Rainbow Touchstones (Wellington)
    Mary talks about growing up and dealing with depression.
    Features: Mary O'Hagan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Indian company makes condom for gay men
    A condom especially for gay men is being made by one of India's leading condom manufacturers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your guide to Hamilton Pride
    It won't so much be "The Tron" or "H-Town" from this Thursday, in fact Waikato's metropolis will be something more akin to Gayville...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Aug 2009

  • Anti-provocation Bill cautiously welcomed
    7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt. will table anti-gay panic defence Bill
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK Quakers call for same-sex marriage
    The United Kingdom arm of the Quakers, a highly influential Christian religious group, say full-fledged marriage equality should be bestowed upon gay and lesbian families...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Aug 2008

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    The Unauthorised History Of New Zealand, ref: TZP355260.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • AKL: New group for youth on North Shore
    Rainbow Youth has crossed Auckland's Harbour bridge with a new social and support group for queer young people who live on the North Shore...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Castration call for Swedish transgenders
    A new proposal to introduce castration as a prerequisite for those undergoing gender reassignment surgery in Sweden has been met with outrage by a leading gay and transgender equality organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Design our new logo and get a WALL-E iPod Touch!
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Aug 2007

  • AUS: No overseas kids for gay couples?
    The Australian Federal Government is moving to stop gay couples from adopting children from overseas -- with legislation that would deny the children visas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christina's gay fans can drown their sorrow
    Christina Aguilera's cancelled Auckland concerts have disappointed her many New Zealand gay fans -- and now Urge bar invites Christina's would-be concert-goers for a free drink tonight to commiserate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fletcher: qualified support for Banks
    The most gay-friendly ex-mayor of Auckland, Christine Fletcher, has given a tentative endorsement to the incessantly homophobic Auckland mayoral candidate John Banks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FONO '07: Safe sex for Pacific people
    Registrations have now opened for LOVE LIFE 2, the Sexual Minority Groups of Pacific Peoples FONO 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FONO '07: Safe sex for Pacific people
    Registrations have now opened for LOVE LIFE 2, the Sexual Minority Groups of Pacific Peoples FONO 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ groups to set Wellness Fund agenda
    HIV-positive peer support networks will play a key part in determining criteria for NZAF's revised Wellness Fund, which provides grants for care and support within the positive community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Aug 2006

  • AKL diver wins double gold in Montreal
    Aucklander Simon Latimer has overcome tough competition from American divers, securing two gold medals for diving at the Out Games, currently being staged in Montreal, Canada...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP: Blue Libs group not seeking gay vote
    Openly gay National Party MP, Chris Finlayson, has denied that the new liberal National group, the ‘Blue Libs', is designed to court the gay vote, contrary to rumours abounding in cyberspace and on the radio waves...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Board: A process of rebirth and review
    Last October's Annual General Meeting of the NZ AIDS Foundation Trust board was a function few attending would ever want to see repeated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Board: Keep the gay heart, let them speak
    What a unique organisation the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opera: Don Pasquale, a whimiscal operatic Gem
    Chubby chasers - and opera chasers - keep your eyes peeled! The rotund and adorable Don Pasquale is headed your way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Paul Heard of Urge bar
    Paul Heard (L) and partner Alan Urge Bar's 'senior partner' has a background in the hospitality and liquor industry, along with the motor industry, property, and events management...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Without Condoms
    Michael Shernoff has written a recent book on why US gay men are barebacking (having unprotected anal intercourse)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Aug 2005

  • AIDS airline tax proposed
    The New Zealand government should support a tax on international airfares to combat AIDS and other diseases, says PrideAlliance, the LGBT network of the Alliance Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mental Health: "Macho Culture" To Blame
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation have commented on the Otago University study which revealed that young gay men have five times the mental health problems of young heterosexual men; saying our country's "macho culture" may be to blame...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer beauty pageant expands
    The country's queerest beauty pageant, Queen of the Whole Universe, is expanding to a venue three times the size of last year's to keep up with demand from both punters and a larger number of contestants...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Aug 2004

  • Arrest in stamp man murder
    An 18-year-old Mangere student has been arrested for the murder of 55-year-old gay stamp collector Robert Hunt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee accused only recently out of jail
    The man accused of bashing David McNee to death was released from prison only two weeks before the killing, a jury has been told...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New location working well for Rainbow Youth
    Amid the problems facing the Auckland Pride Centre (see feature story) there is a silver lining, for the new tenant at the Pride Centre's old K Rd shopfront, Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Aug 2003

  • Goff again says no to Ellis inquiry
    Justice Minister Phil Goff has again said no to a commission of inquiry over the Peter Ellis case, saying that the childrens testimonies published in nationwide Sunday papers this morning contain nothing that wasn't either heard by the jury or cross-examined...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ MPs react to Vatican document
    MPs in New Zealand are reacting to the Vatican's latest anti-gay document, which urges Catholic MPs to oppose any legislation granting rights to gay and lesbian couples, and repeal any existing laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Care of Children Bill
    The proposed Care of Children Bill will make it possible for lesbian or gay biological parents to name their coparent partner as a child's legal guardian after their death, and provides rights and responsibilities to lesbian partners of biological mothers who have used assisted reproductive technologies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The enormity of AIDS
    Kevin Hague was a political activist since his student days, but it was the enormity of the AIDS epidemic and an opportunity to help the gay community that brought him to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, which he leaves on 12 September after five years as Executive Director and a further five years prior to that as a research officer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Aug 1999

Sat 3 Aug 1996

Thu 3 Aug 1995

Fri 3 Aug 1984

  • AIDS Awareness Roadshow begins (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Bruce Burnett from the newly formed AIDS Support Network begins a one person roadshow to educate at risk communities about HIV/AIDS. The roadshow lasts a month and covers Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North(?), Rotorua and Auckland.

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