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Sat 6 Aug 2022

  • Welby Ings on Punch (Embassy Theatre)
    Writer/director Welby Ings talks about his feature film Punch
    Features: Welby Ings
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 6 Aug 2021

  • Focus on Politics: Conversion therapy (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    RNZs Focus on Politics discusses the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. The programme was broadcast a day after the Bill had its first reading in Parliament
    Features: Chris Penk, David Seymour, Heather du Plessis-Allan, Judith Collins, Katie Scotcher, Kris Faafoi, Max Tweedie, Paul Stevens, Simon Bridges
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Focus on Politics: Conversion therapy
    Legislation banning gay conversion therapy, a practice described as monstrous and traumatising, is making its way through Parliament but not everyone is on board ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020: Transgender athlete Quinn wins historic gold medal for Canada
    Canadian footballer Quinn has become the first openly-transgender athlete to win an Olympic medal...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • “Unreleased Studio Gems” Barbra Streisand Releases New Album ‘Release Me 2’
    Links: Express
  • Laurel Hubbard Hints at Retirement
    Links: Express
  • National Votes Against Conversion Therapy Bill
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: The GAYest Birthday Ever
    Links: Express

Tue 6 Aug 2019

  • Transgender support for Government Initiative
    Transgender support for Government Initiative Agender NZ, a New Zealand trans support group, has welcomed Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin's announcement that costs for changing sex on a birth certificate will be waived...
    Links: Scoop
  • School Under Fire For Allowing Homophobic Pastor To Preach In Assembly
    Links: Express

Mon 6 Aug 2018

  • Gay priest says ordination offers hope to LGBT Christians
    A Russell man who has just become the first openly gay Anglican to become a priest says others can take heart from his ordination...
    Links: RNZ
  • Russell Anglicans welcome first gay priest
    History's been made in the Bay of Islands over the weekend...
    Links: RNZ

Sun 6 Aug 2017

  • Scene: Labour’s Rainbow Policy Launch
    Links: Express

Sat 6 Aug 2016

  • Kiwi short film makes Indiewire’s Project of the Month
    Links: Express
  • Syrian Man Beheaded and Mutilated in Possible Homophobic Attack
    Links: Express
  • 30-year wait is attracting attention
    The appallingly long wait our transgender people are having to wait for gender reassignment surgery in NZ is starting to attract international attention, such as this article in the UK-based Guardian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • S home badly damaged by fire
    The owners of Wellington's S  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stripper confirms gay slurs incident prompted her
    As a second woman has now come forward to say she was treated badly at a Chiefs rugby team function when hired to be a stripper, the first woman hired for the function this year has decided to go public with complaints has confirmed she was prompted to do so by the way the 'gay slur' incident a few days earlier was handled...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Aug 2015

  • August’s GABA MIxer
    Links: Express
  • Uganda’s GLBT Community Prepares to Celebrate Pride – in Secret
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Stonewall Trailer
    Links: Express
  • Comment: Focus on Transphobia
    Family First anti-transgender 'research report' author Glenn Stanton works for the US Christian Right pressure group Focus on the Family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: It's time to step up to starting line
    Preparations for the Auckland-hosted Fourth Asia-Pacific Outgames in February next year may have stumbled but the organisers are not out for the count...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: It's time to step up to starting line
    Preparations for the Auckland-hosted Fourth Asia-Pacific Outgames in February next year may have stumbled but the organisers are not out for the count...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Overseas couples keep flocking to NZ to wed
    More overseas residents had same-sex marriages in New Zealand in the June quarter than local couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trailer: Stonewall
    UPDATED: The trailer has been released for Stonewall, a fictional drama about a young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall helps launch Pacific equality campaign
    Louisa Wall has helped launch a new UN campaign for lgbti equality in the Pacific...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Aug 2014

  • It’s a Party Night Every Night at Queenstown Gay Ski Week.
    Links: Express
  • Real Estate’s Golden Boy
    Links: Express
  • Ugandan Lawmakers Call to Restore Anti Gay Laws
    Links: Express
  • Armatrading to visit NZ in final world tour
    Joan Armatrading will perform three ‘intimate’ shows in Auckland Wellington and Christchurch in her final ever world tour in December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Turning Point?
    After much deliberation, I have decided to focus this column on the controversial subject of David Cunliffe's Labour leadership-although one recent opinion poll demonstrated that the election result may not be as clearcut a victory for National as others previously indicated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay candidate third on United Future list
    Gay United Future candidate Damien Light has been ranked third on the party list, behind only the party’s Leader and President...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Listen: DJ James Leuii's winter playlist
    Auckland DJ James Leuii's Winter 14 mix BEARDREAMS is out, and available for you to download...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sara Bareilles to perform in Auckland
    “Brave” singer Sara Bareilles will perform in New Zealand for the first time in September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda: homophobes push for fresh law
    File Photo A push is already underway to restore Uganda’s anti-gay law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warm Edinburgh response for gay NZ faves
    Salon Mika and Black Faggot are turning heads as part of a massive New Zealand line-up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Aug 2013

  • Lights, camera... Chris!
    New Zealand and the world learned yesterday morning that Chris Olwage has become the second Kiwi in a row to take the Mr Gay World title...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MFAT issues travel warning for Russia
    A man protests the Russian anti-gay propaganda gag law New Zealanders are being warned about travelling to Russia, as a result of its anti-gay propaganda law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taylor to cease treatment after celebration
    Peter Taylor Auckland’s adored community inspiration Peter Taylor has revealed he will ‘let go’ of his ‘tired and painful body’ after the Cartier Trust’s grand celebration of his life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Chris wins Mr Gay World
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Aug 2012

  • Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Parenting: The Real Evidence
    What arguments might Family First and the Christian Right make against the prospect of marriage equality? In this article, I'll investigate the likeliest rhetoric that we have already heard and can expect to hear...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tariana Turia pays tribute to Mama Tere
    Tariana Turia has paid tribute to Mama Tere Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has paid tribute to Mama Tere Strickland as someone “not afraid to be outspoken, to challenge but also always to act with compassion and love”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vietnamese get on their bikes for Pride
    Picture: AFP Vietnam's first-ever gay pride parade has taken place in Hanoi, where cyclists rode though the city streets with balloons and rainbow flags...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Aug 2011

  • The Govt on bullying
    For some time Rainbow Wellington has been trying to get a definitive statement out of the current government coalition on homophobic bullying in schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Aug 2010

  • Appeal filed against Prop 8 decision
    Anti Proposition 8 campaigners The dust has barely settled on the decision to strike down Proposition 8 in California, and already an appeal has been filed by anti-equality campaigners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Denis Phillips murder-accused back in court
    Denis Phillips The teenage boy accused of murdering temporary sworn police officer Denis Phillips has reappeared in court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proposition 8: the reactions
    Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling striking down the voter-backed ban on gay marriage in California has provoked responses from everyone, from Ellen DeGeneres to the guy buying bagels at a West Hollywood deli...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Aug 2009

  • Gay nominees further strain US church
    Nomination of six gay and lesbian American priests as candidates to become suffragan bishops have ramped up tensions in the Episcopal church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Major NZ HIV study available for viewing
    The most far-ranging study of the factors behind the rise in new HIV diagnoses amongst gay and bi New Zealand men is being previewed to people with an interest and involvement in gay men's health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Woman fined, judge rules "faggot" offensive
    A Polish woman has been fined 3,750 euros ($NZ8,000) for  harassing a gay neighbor including repeatedly calling him a faggot in public places, in his apartment building and on the street...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Aug 2008

  • Ahead of the Olympics, are China's gays in trouble?
    In March 2008, The UK Gay Times reported that as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games draw closer, there have been several raids on Beijing and Shanghaigay venues and cruising grounds, as well as arrest of independent HIV prevention activists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HRC: "Avoid LGBT questions in interviews"
    Employers should avoid asking questions or seeking information about the sexual orientation of job applicants, recommends the Human Rights Commission in a pre-employment guideline booklet released this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Melbourne case highlights HIV risks - NZAF
    The case of the Melbourne man who was convicted last week of knowingly spreading HIV to several men at orgies is a potent reminder of the risks of unsafe sex, and steps are being taken to ensure officials can act quickly if a similar case was discovered in New Zealand, says the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Lover charged in murder mystery
    The middle-aged gay lover of Sydney man Matthew Leveson, who disappeared late last year, was yesterday charged with his murder, reports the Sydney Morning Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Aug 2007

  • "Gov't ignores LGBTdomestic violence"
    10AM: The manager of a leading LGBT New Zealand advocacy and support organisation has hit out at the Government for "sweeping the same-sex domestic violence issue into the closet"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Buckwheat bows out after 9 years' service
    Edward Cowley, also known as internationally-renowned drag diva Buckwheat, is to leave his role at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation on 5th October, after nearly nine-and-a-half years of service to the Auckland LGBT community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High demand for rapid HIV testing
    The introduction of a new rapid HIV test which gives a result in only 20 minutes has seen people flocking to AIDS Foundation centres around New Zealand in record numbers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Aug 2006

  • NZAF Board: Modifying men's sexual behaviour is the key
    The NZ AIDS Foundation's Constitutional Review must aim for an organisation that is, above all, effective in stemming the transmission of HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Games: Kiwi tally at 45 on final day
    Kiwi athletes notched up a further 12 medals on the final day of competition at the World's 1st Out Games in Montreal, bringing the total tally to an impressive 45...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stevan Eldred-Grigg:
    "Age, no problem!" reads Stevan Eldred-Grigg from his new novel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Aug 2005

  • HIV testing for more migrants
    The Labour Department is increasing the number of migrants who require HIV tests before entering New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Killing of Sister George
    THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Dir: Robert Aldrich UK, 1968, 2hrs 20mins Starring: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne Until recently, Robert Aldrich's movie The Killing of Sister George was dismissed as a poisonous load of homophobic crap...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Aug 2004

  • Community wants more input into NZAF
    The community has spoken – it wants more input into the AIDS Foundation's prevention and education campaigns, and the Foundation says it will work harder to ensure this happens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny using haka against C. Unions
    Fundamentalist Destiny Church says it has mounted a 120-man strong kapa haka group as part of its anti-civil unions rally on Parliament on 23 August...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere has a go at Carter
    Self-proclaimed heterosexual John Tamihere has had a swipe at fellow Labour MP and Conservation Minister Chris Carter over his public stance on the Civil Union bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Aug 1991

  • Television news report: police want to be warned if they are dealing with a person with Hepatitis B, HIV or AIDS (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Lance Corcoran, Graham Harding and Warren Lindberg. Holmes, ref F105524
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 6 Aug 1985

  • American Presbyterian Pastor Louis P. Sheldon warns New Zealand about homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Sheldon founded the Traditional Values Coalition in 1984. He is invited to New Zealand in 1985 to oppose law reform.
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Television news report: blood test kits are made available to test for the AIDS virus (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F57699.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the visiting Rev. Lou Sheldon warns about homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F85163.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports blood testing kits are now available to test for AIDS (New Zealand)

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