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Wed 5 Aug 2020

  • Conversion Therapy - NZ Association of Counsellors (Wellington)
    Christine Macfarlane, President of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors, talks about the associations new (2020) policy on conversion therapy
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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