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Wed 4 Aug 2021

  • Library of Congress archives PrideNZ.com (Wellington)
    The United States Library of Congress has selected the pridenz.com website for preservation in the Library of Congress Web Archive.
    Features: Gareth Watkins
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Auckland gym City Kickboxing apologises for transphobic social media post
    By RNZ A prominent Auckland gym has apologised for an Instagram post seen by many as transphobic...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland streetwear company owner criticised for post about transgender Olympic weightlifter
    Steve Hodge from Illicit Clothing made an Instagram post misgendering athlete Laurel Hubbard...
    Links: Stuff
  • Prominent Auckland gym apologises for Instagram post
    A prominent Auckland gym has apologised for an Instagram post seen by many as transphobic...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard hints at retirement after making Games history
    Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has hinted at retirement in the wake of her groundbreaking appearance at the Tokyo Olympics this week...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gold Medallist Facing Backlash Over Laurel Hubbard Tweet
    Links: Express
  • Lady Gaga Confirms New Album Dropping This October
    Links: Express
  • Matt Damon Says He Only Stopped Using F Slur For Gay...
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Aug 2020

  • 'Human Ken Doll' Jessica Alves' jaw-dropping bikini photo after $55K butt lift
    Jessica Alves, also known as the "Human Ken Doll", has revealed her new look in a plunging black swimsuit, leaving her 1 million followers in awe...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Conway Beg named chair of Fiji Rugby to replace controversial Francis Kean
    Former coach takes over after Francis Kean - once convicted of manslaughter - was accused of homophobia and interfering with team selections...
    Links: Stuff
  • Midday Sports News for 4 August 2020
    Halfback Blake Green has been released by the Warriors with immediate affect...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ellen DeGeneres Threatens to Cancel Show After Being Forced to Apologise...
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Syrians Facing Extreme Oppression From Both Government And ISIS
    Links: Express
  • Pride Walks: The Gay Liberation Trail
    Links: Express
  • Voting Enrolment Forms to Include ‘Gender Neutral’ Option
    Links: Express

Sun 4 Aug 2019

  • Transgender designer slams Fashion Week's 'inclusivity' goal after it got her name wrong
    A transgender Korean-Kiwi fashion designer is questioning the NZ Fashion Week's ability to be inclusive and diverse after organisers got her name wrong on its official programme...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 4 Aug 2018

  • Existence of civil society is under threat
    (CNS): The increasing repression of civil society was a major theme that emerged during the recently concluded 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam...
    Links: Scoop
  • Refugee escapes genocide to be given HIV 'death sentence' in New Zealand
    Judith Mukakaynge survived genocide by hiding under dead people while killers with machetes prowled her village's streets...
    Links: Stuff
  • Venus Envy Podcast: Are We There Yet in the sex industry?
    In the forth part of Venus Envy - made in association with Are We There Yet?, the new women's suffrage and equality exhibition at Auckland Museum - Damaris Coulter, Annah Pickering and Nunu Davey talk about sex work and the law, activism, being trans in NZ, and the #metoo movement- why it doesn't apply to everyone...
    Links: RNZ
  • Australian Study Highlights Greater Difficulty for Bisexual People to Come Out
    Links: Express
  • The California Girl is Coming
    Links: Express

Fri 4 Aug 2017

  • Born this way? Researchers explore the controversial science of gender identity
    While US President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity...
    Links: Stuff
  • TV's Man In An Orange Shirt takes on Britain's 'disheartening social history'
    The emotional conflicts of a homosexual man in the 1940s and 50s being torn between a traditional family life and his love for another man are explored in the drama Man In An Orange Shirt...
    Links: Stuff
  • Census without sexuality and gender question reflects “false reality”
    Links: Express
  • Cook Islands set to decriminalise homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Retired Generals and Admirals protest trans troop ban
    Links: Express
  • Snickers Launch New Rainbow Label to Promote LGBT+ Acceptance
    Links: Express
  • Youth and Health Strong Focus of Labour’s New Rainbow Policy
    Links: Express

Thu 4 Aug 2016

  • "Here come the gays! Come on my face!"
    Brendan Barraclough Brendan Barraclough, based in Cambridge, is a gay man who works in the Waikato equestrian sector providing body treatment therapy to horses which ranges from working on aches and pains to trimming hooves...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen traffic light to be unveiled next week
    A traffic light in honour of Carmen Rupe, is being unveiled on Cuba Street on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In/Operational?
    After reading Sarah's excellent article on No Pride in Prison's concerns over strip searches, I decided to have a look at the Department of Corrections' Prison Standard Operations Manual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride car launched in UK to deter hate crime
    To show support for the LGBTI community, Police in Norfolk and Suffolk in the UK have launched a rainbow coloured patrol car...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Story of gay WW2 soldier up for intl. recognition
    The short film telling the story of a gay New Zealand World War Two solider is in the running to be named Project of the Month on the leading independent film site, IndieWire...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Aug 2015

  • Home and Living: Home Finance Options
    Links: Express
  • Home and Living: The Benefits of Building a New Home
    Links: Express
  • Home and Living: When it Comes to Renovating – Leave it...
    Links: Express
  • Re-Introducing Tom of Finland
    Links: Express
  • Russian Police Round up and Detain Dozens of GLBT Activists
    Links: Express
  • Games resignations over lack of confidence?
    Ashley Barratt says the Outgames can still go ahead The Board of Auckland’s Asia Pacific Outgames is believed to have resigned en masse due to a lack of confidence in the Executive Committee to deliver...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Aug 2014

  • Award-Winning Young Talent
    Links: Express
  • Editorial: Our Outrageous Icon
    Links: Express
  • Failure to Protect GLBT Kids in our Schools
    Links: Express
  • AIDS 2014 delegates seek Aus asylum
    A number of delegates to Melbourne’s World AIDS conference are now seeking asylum in Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aucklanders: Your pics are needed!
    Auckland Council is in need of photos from various rainbow communities in Auckland, to assist with the illustration of a strategic framework the result of several "not your usual" hui held throughout Auckland last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Making HIV notifiable won't impact privacy
    Shaun Robinson says the proposed law is very clear about confidentiality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Making HIV notifiable won't impact privacy
    Shaun Robinson says the proposed law is very clear about confidentiality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nepal wants to recriminalize gay sex
    Nepal has drafted a new law that would recriminalize gay sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Aug 2013

  • A Mr Gay World snapshot
    Mr Gay NZ Chris Olwage is stretching the competition in Antwerp! The competitors have been busy so far - check out some of our favourite pics from the competition!     GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Aug 2012

  • "Aroha" from NZAF as Strickland mourned
    Mama Tere died yesterday from a suspected heart attack The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is sending "thoughts and aroha" to all those mourning one of its Life Members, "Mama" Tere Strickland, who died in Auckland yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Homosexuality isn't a choice Colin," Wall explains
    Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been given a schooling from Louisa Wall after claiming gay people are more likely to have been abused as children and being gay is a choice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: Randa
    Auckland rapper and alternative beatmaker Randa tells us all about himself to mark his show at the August Edition of queer women's night Proud Mary, where he is on the bill alongside The Larnach Monster and Alion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Strickland to lie at Otara's Whaiora Marae
    Mama Tere Strickland will be laying at the Whaiora Marae in Otara from 5PM, as her family discusses whether she will be buried in Manukau or Kaikohe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmanian Premier makes marriage vow
    Lara Giddings Tasmania's premier Lara Giddings has pledged to enact laws allowing same-sex couples to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Aug 2011

  • Adoption laws not a priority for Power
    Justice Minister Simon Power says updating adoption laws is not a priority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charges laid over missing AUT funds
    A 53-year-old man has been charged with false accounting and using a document, following a complaint of misappropriation of Auckland University of Technology funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kirkpatrick to plead guilty to AUT fraud
    Jonathan Kirkpatrick The former partner of ex-Labour MP Tim Barnett has indicated he will plead guilty to $666,000 of fraud from Auckland University of Technology...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kylie: Your top 5
    Event Cinemas are showing Kylie's 2011 Aphrodite Les Folies tour in 3D (check out www...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Voluntary student membership Bill could pass
    As Labour makes last gasp attempts at filibustering, ACT's Heather Roy may leave behind a legacy of voluntary student union membership after all...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Aug 2010

  • Ambach appeal adjourned - full court report
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ambach appeal adjourned - full court report
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ambach's appeal hearing starts this afternoon
    Ferdinand Ambach - NZ Herald 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaga says she was born to make gay vids
    Lady Gaga Lady Gaga says God put her on Earth to make gay videos...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “I am not homophobic or aggressive" - Ambach
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Aug 2009

  • The Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill is introduced in Parliament (New Zealand)
    The Bill is introduced by the Minister for Justice, National MP Simon Power.
    Links: Parliament
  • "Our Sophie" vs that horny old fag
    The unsuccessful use of the provocation defence greatly moved the public and politicians yet a successful case against a gay-killer remained invisible...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Aug 2008

  • Express editor and team made redundant
    The staffing of long-running Auckland-based LGBT magazine Express is in flux as sources close to the publication advise that the entire editorial team has been made redundant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kick up your heels for Dorothy's Sister
    Look out, Doreen! It's been a full-on year of high camp at Ponsonby's fruitiest destination, so it's time to celebrate a first birthday with three nights of fabulosity… Party #1 – Friday 8 August 2008 Dress like Doreen Night! We're all jealous of Dorothy's Sister hostess Doreen and her effortless glamour – but who knew it was so easy to steal her look? GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Record profit for Sydney Mardi Gras
    Sydney's Mardi Gras will announce a stunning profit of almost AUS$500,000 from event over the last year and a range of community donations at its upcoming Annual General Meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Aug 2007

  • "Shut down the internet" - Sir Elton John
    Sir Elton John -- always ready with a shocking statement -- has done it again, telling the UK's Sun newspaper he'd like the entire internet closed down for a trial period...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barebacking and the Ghettoised Gay
    Quite by coincidence, I was reading a book about medieval and Enlightenment eraJewish ghettos in Eastern Europe recently...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...
    The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have been lumbered with an $8000 bill after unsuccessfully taking their case against C4's "Bloody Mary" episode to the High Court and losing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moments of Gay Movie Magic
    When a recent GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Aug 2006

  • Dunedin Pride set to
    This year's Dunedin Pride Week kicks off on Saturday 26 August, promising a jam-packed schedule of fun, discussion and performance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Games: medals keep flowing for Kiwis
    Kiwi athletes continue to add to their impressive haul at this year's Out Games in Montreal, Canada...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Aug 2005

  • Big growth for Chch Out Takes Festival
    The Out Takes gay and lesbian film festival has had another successful year, particularly in Christchurch, where an expanded programme and new venue saw a 35...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Flesh fire still being investigated
    The cause of a fire which devastated Auckland gay nightclub Flesh just before New Year's has still not been determined, although the blaze continues to be investigated by Auckland Central police...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Synergy Queer Dance Party
    A dance party with an entry fee under twenty bucks? Outside of a blue light disco (do they still have those?), it's not likely you'll find one, particularly one specifically targeted at gays and lesbians, but the organiser of this weekend's Synergy Party in Auckland, John Christie, has managed to do it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Aug 2004

  • Dunne still gay-bashing to no effect
    United Future leader Peter Dunne is continuing his anti-gay 'pink think' rhetoric, despite the ideology doing nothing to lift his Christian-tinged party in the polls...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero Fest's a goer but parade is looking doubtful
    A newly-formulated Trust will soon take over Auckland's Hero Festival, but confusion over negotiations with AK05 means the much put-off Hero parade stands only a 50/50 chance of going ahead next February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Irreversible revisited
    In June last year, I reviewed a film which I described as "the most brutally homophobic film ever released" and "provocative, dehumaning trash"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murder accused's transsexual secrets
    The man accused of murdering David McNee worked as a rent boy and had been in an eight-month relationship with a transsexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Name suppression lifted in Hunt case
    Police want to know more about the teenager accused of murdering 55-year-old stamp collector Robert Hunt in a frenzied stabbing attack at his home earlier this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Aug 2003

  • Television news report: anger in South Africa about access to AIDS drugs (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F59275.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Jury knew about testimonies, says Goff
    Justice Minister Phil Goff said last night that the jury was aware of the existence of "bizarre and fanciful" childrens' testimonies in the Peter Ellis case, even though the trial judge ruled against playing excerpts of those particular tapes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Website for Ellis transcripts
    Publisher Barry Colman is setting up a website this week which will make available transcripts of all of the childrens' testimonies from the Peter Ellis case...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Aug 1988

  • Photographer Brian Brake dies (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia

Mon 4 Aug 1958

  • Politician Tim Barnett is born (Warwickshire, United Kingdom)
    While in Parliament Barnett introduced the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 and was also heavily involved in the Civil Union Act 2004.
    Links: PrideNZ.com, Wikipedia, Parliament

Sat 4 Aug 1917

  • The NZ Truth reports on homosexuality in Germany (Berlin, Germany)
    The newspaper reports that 30,000 people with homo-sexual inclinations reside in Berlin, and that 90% of the males in the city have at one time or another, been afflicted with the "sexual disease".
    Links: Papers Past

Tue 4 Aug 1908

  • The Crimes Act 1908 is enacted (New Zealand)
    Section 153-154 (p.598) states that everyone is liable to life imprisonment with hard labour if convicted of buggery, and upto ten-years imprisonment with hard labour for a male convicted of indecently assaulting another male.
    Links: Early New Zealand Statutes

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