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Thu 5 Aug 2021

  • Parliament: first reading of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the first reading of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by Justice Minister Kris Faafoi on 5 August 2021
    Features: Adrian Rurawhe, Ayesha Verrall, Barbara Kuriger, Chlöe Swarbrick, Chris Penk, Elizabeth Kerekere, Glen Bennett, Kris Faafoi, Louisa Wall, Louise Upston, Marja Lubeck, Nicole McKee, Rawiri Waititi, Shanan Halbert, Simon Bridges, Tāmati Coffey, Trevor Mallard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Conversion therapy ban legislation passes first reading at Parliament
    New Zealand is a step closer to banning gay conversion therapy, with legislation criminalising the practice passing its first hurdle in Parliament this afternoon...
    Links: RNZ
  • Legislation to ban gay conversion therapy passes first reading
    Legislation to ban gay conversion therapy passes first reading [embed] https://players...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ministry of Health seeks elimination strategy for blood-borne diseases and viruses
    The Ministry of Health has launched a new working group to tackle the spread of sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases and viruses, including syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C...
    Links: Stuff
  • National out on its own voting against conversion therapy ban
    New Zealand is a step closer to banning gay conversion therapy after legislation criminalising the practice passd its first hurdle in Parliament...
    Links: RNZ
  • Aotearoa’s LGBTQ+ History: Winters of Discontent
    Links: Express
  • Family’s Founding Drag Queen Miss Ribena
    Links: Express

Wed 5 Aug 2020

  • Conversion Practices - NZ Association of Counsellors (Wellington)
    Christine Macfarlane, President of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, talks about the associations 2020 policy on conversion practices
    Features: Christine Macfarlane
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • One of Sweden’s Biggest Pop Stars, Darin, Just Came Out
    Links: Express
  • Republican Party In North Dakota Condemned Following Anti-LGBT+ Rhetoric
    Links: Express

Mon 5 Aug 2019

  • British sports star set to publicly announce they are HIV positive
    An international British sports star is set to publically announce that they are HIV positive...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • British sports star set to publicly announce they are HIV positive
    An international British sports star is set to publically announce that they are HIV positive...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Valentina Sampaio is reportedly Victoria's Secret's first transgender model
    The news comes amid the company's rebranding efforts and follows controversial comments that chief marketing officer Ed Razek made about including more diverse models...
    Links: Stuff
  • Victoria's Secret hires first transgender model ever
    Lingerie empire Victoria's Secret has signed its first-ever transgender model after an executive for the company publicly made transphobic remarks last year...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Israel Folau Announces Legal Action Against Rugby Australia For ‘Unfair Dismissal’
    Links: Express
  • Keegan’s Drag Diary | August 2019
    Links: Express
  • Our Rainbow History | August 2019
    Links: Express
  • Peter Ellis One Step Closer to Clearing His Name but Time...
    Links: Express
  • President Of Zambia Says He Won’t “Impose” Gay Rights on His...
    Links: Express

Sun 5 Aug 2018

  • New research analyses what it's like to 'come out' later in life
    Alan Thomson's sons were teenagers when he told them he was gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Nicholas Sheppard's novel about rugby and sexual identity
    Wearing an All Black jersey is still the dream of many a Kiwi boy but in Nicholas Sheppard's new novel Broken Play, a talented young player's sexuality might derail his career...
    Links: RNZ
  • Apology from Alaska Airlines After Separating Gay Couple in Favour of...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Board Chair Resigns
    Links: Express

Sat 5 Aug 2017

  • Journalist who worked on Chechnya story faces deportation
    Links: Express

Fri 5 Aug 2016

  • Conversion Therapy Banned in Seattle: Yes, it Still Exists!
    Links: Express
  • Mufti Gets Progressive, Pope Goes Back in Time
    Links: Express
  • Gay Syrian refugee beheaded in Turkey
    A gay Syrian refugee has been found beheaded in Istanbul, two days after his disappearance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay teen executed in Iran in violation of intl law
    A teenage boy in Iran has been executed after he was convicted of the rape of another boy, during a trial in which he had no legal representation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Katie Duncan injured in Rio Olympics soccer match
    New Zealand openly queer Olympian Katie Duncan was injured during her first match in Rio de Janeiro...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet your NZ queer Olympians
    This year there are 43 out athletes competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, three of these athletes are New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tanzania: New Barriers to HIV Prevention:
    Tanzania's Health Minister is about to ban lubricants, given that they are said to 'facilitate' gay sex in a country where it is illegal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans woman to make history at Olympics
    A transgender supermodel will be featured among other local celebrities in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games this year, making her the first trans person to participate in such an event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda Pride raided by Police
    Police have raided Uganda Pride and arrested LGBTI activists, including prominent activist Frank Mugisha...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Aug 2015

  • Adam Lambert to Return to New Zealand in January
    Links: Express
  • Home and Living: The Legal Considerations of Buying Property
    Links: Express
  • Jamaica Holds First Ever Gay Pride Festival
    Links: Express
  • UK Labour Leadership Frontrunner Threatens Economic Consequences For Anti Gay Countries
    Links: Express
  • Adam Lambert will be back in January
    As he visits New Zealand for a one-off free show, Adam Lambert has announced he will be back in January for another concert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Adam Lambert: "Let's just take away all the BS and keep it real"
    We are the champions, no time for losers, ’Cause we are ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jamaica Pride signals a changing tide
    Jamaica’s first ever Pride celebrations are underway, and organisers believe the event marks a turning point in the nation with an abysmal record on lgbti rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: RainbowYOUTH's Morgan Butler
    Morgan Butler had an upbringing which offers a unique perspective on culture, family, religion and acceptance, something which is helping the passionate youth worker relate to a wide range of queer and trans youth in the role as RainbowYOUTH’s Support Coordinator...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suicide reporting rules set to be relaxed
    MPs are backing more open rules for New Zealand media reporting on suicides...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Aug 2014

  • An Unmissable Week of Sun, Snow and Slopes
    Links: Express
  • Home, Living and Interior Design
    Links: Express
  • Jordan Mooney, Eli Matthewson, Oscar Wilson
    Links: Express
  • Anna Paquin backs Norman and Greens
    Bisexual New Zealand celebrity Anna Paquin is backing brother-in-law Russel Norman and the Green Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anna Paquin explains bisexuality to Larry King
    "I don't think it's a past tense thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From the Rainbow Wellington Forum: Kevin Hague
    Gay Green MP Kevin Hague addressed a few issues close to his heart at the Rainbow Wellington pre-election forum: health, trans rights, homophobic bullying and HIV prevention...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kirby launches new law student group
    Michael Kirby Openly-gay former Australian High Court Justice Michael Kirby has helped launch a new glbti law students’ group at Auckland University...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-sex civil unions in stark decline
    File Photo There were 202 same-sex marriages in the June quarter, 39 of which were transfers from civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Aug 2013

  • "It's been quite a crazy night" - Chris Olwage
    Olwage with Tom Linn, who helped him get to Antwerp through sponsorship from his company Wireless Nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chris' path to Mr Gay World
    New Zealand’s Chris Olwage is the new Mr Gay World...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ's Chris Olwage wins Mr Gay World
    9AM: New Zealand's 'Black Swan' Chris Olwage has won Mr Gay World...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sad and excited Mayman heading to Sydney
    Margaret Mayman St Andrews on the Terrace’s much–loved trailblazing senior minister Reverend Margaret Mayman is moving to Sydney to be minister of the Pitt St Uniting Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Aug 2011

  • Last gay concentration camp survivor dies
    Rudolf Braza The last-known gay man to survive a Nazi concentration camp where he was sent because of his sexuality has died at the age of 98, in France...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Number 8 bringing bear artist's story to screen
    Christophe Jannin Number 8 Films has announced its first feature-length film will be the life story of acclaimed French bear artist and Auckland resident Christophe Jannin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: I Love You Bro
    Being a teenager is hard at the best of times, but somehow Silo Theatre/Second Cousin Production's I Love You, Bro makes surviving life as a teenager seem like a near impossible feat...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Aug 2010

  • 2010 International AIDS Conference update
    New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier was part of a New Zealand delegation at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • California's ban on gay marriage struck down
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis haul in the medals in Cologne
    New Zealand athletes have claimed a pile of medals so far at Gay Games Cologne, led by almighty efforts in the pool and on the running track...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proposition 8 Overturned: California
    Given Argentina's recent approval of same-sex marriage proper, California now seems to be back in the Western Hemisphere progressive mainstream, after a US federal judge overturned Proposition 8, a statewide same-sex marriage ban, today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proposition 8 Overturned: California
    Given Argentina's recent approval of same-sex marriage proper, California now seems to be back in the Western Hemisphere progressive mainstream, after a US federal judge overturned Proposition 8, a statewide same-sex marriage ban, today...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Aug 2009

  • Disgraced Field was against Civil Unions
    Disgraced ex-MP Taito Philip Field, found guilty yesterday of accepting bribes and acting corruptly whilst in Parliament, was amongst those MPs who voted against the introduction of Civil Unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Aug 2008

  • Fire at 'God Hates Fags' church (+VIDEO)
    Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, known for its vocal condemnations of homosexuality, website GodHatesFags...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com still NZ's #1 glbt website
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: 'Trans Kid'
    Mani Mitchell The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 11 August: Dianne gave birth to a beautiful baby girl called Samantha in 1981...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN: Drag queens kicked out of new club
    Three drag queens out enjoying Wellington's nightlife at the weekend say they were aggressively manhandled and thrown out of a nightclub for no reason – but the club's General Manager insists his bouncer was attacked and is considering pressing charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Aug 2007

  • Amsterdam explodes with Gay Pride colour
    Amsterdam's gays and lesbians put on their brightest plumage, and a rainbow fleet sailed through the city's historic canals on Saturday to celebrate their annual Gay Pride festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay MPs cut Wellington Proud '07 ribbon
    Proud '07, Wellington's queer pride week kicked off with the 'High School Prom' queer ball at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in central Wellington last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rupert Everett: 'Lewd' comment on BBC
    Out Hollywood actor Rupert Everett has found himself in hot water after making 'inappropriate' comments of a sexual nature on a live BBC broadcast...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Aug 2006

  • Beyer: LGBT conference was "inspiring"
    A global LGBT rights conference, held in Montreal last week, was an “empowering” and “most inspiring experience”, reports Labour MP Georgina Beyer, who contributed to both the LGBT Politicians Workshop and the Asia and Pacific Plenary Session...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Games: yet more medals for Kiwis
    Kiwi athletes at the World Out Games in Montreal have added four medals to their tally, in squash and race walking, bringing New Zealand's medal count to 31...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Aug 2005

  • Gay MPs hoardings defaced
    Gay MP Chris Carter has had three of his hoardings defaced in his electorate of Te Atatu...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Half-full house for Rainbow Youth
    Despite lower-than-expected numbers, GLBT youth charity Rainbow Youth say its benefit concert held last week in Auckland was still a success in both raising funds and awareness...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Aug 2004

  • (Dis)honesty is the best (Maxim) policy
    The Maxim Institute has been called out on the carpet by no less than the Government minister responsible for the Civil Union Bill, Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lavender Islands
    NZ's own gay and lesbian 'Census' results are in, and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM attacked over gay support
    The Prime Minister has been attacked at Question Time over her government's support for the GLBT communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexual arrangements of McNee murder accused
    David McNee's alleged murderer says he prayed for forgiveness after bashing the interior designer to death in McNee's bedroom...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Aug 2003

  • Lindah E first in fashion
    Singer/songwriter and fashion designer Lindah E is a winner in the Innovation category in the semi-finals of this year's Modus Operandi Fashion Awards, securing her a place in New Zealand Fashion Week later this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Aug 2002

  • Bea Arthur dies (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    Links: Billion Graves
  • Nutrition and Diet Tips for People With HIV
    The nutrition that goes into your mouth, from both food and nutrient supplements, can have a powerful impact for those wishing to live long and well with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Aug 2001

  • Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis B causes inflammation (swelling) of the liver which can cause permanent damage to the liver or cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • STI's: Gonorrhoea (the clap)
    Gonorrhoea is caused by an infection which can affect the urethra, cervix, anus or mouth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Aug 1998

  • Hamilton District Court rules a lesbian is liable for maintenance of a child born to her ex-partner during their relationship (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    There are no corresponding custody rights

Wed 5 Aug 1992

  • Former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon dies (Auckland, New Zealand)
    In 1976 Muldoon revealed in Parliament that prominent Labour MP Colin Moyle had been questioned by the police in regard to possible homosexual soliciting. Moyle subsequently resigned from Parliament in 1977.
    Links: Te Ara

Thu 5 Aug 1971

  • The Evening Post reports that the National government will not reform the law relating to homosexuality (New Zealand)
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Wed 5 Aug 1936

  • Eric Mareo's death sentence is commuted to life in prison (New Zealand)
    Mareo was earlier found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Thelma Mareo.
    Links: Papers Past

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