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Sat 7 Aug 2021

  • 'We are gay, is that a problem?': Quiet romance flourishing after five decades
    By Simon Henderson of The Star It has been about 50 years since the birth of gay liberation in New Zealand, but throughout all the battles one Dunedin couple have been quietly living their own truth...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Chris Mosier - the trailblazing transgender athlete
    Chris Mosier was the first transgender athlete to represent the United States in international competition, after earning a spot on Team USA's sprint duathlon men's team in the 2016 World Championship...
    Links: RNZ
  • GOAT in a boat - and a trans trailblazer in Tokyo
    While Lisa Carrington struck gold and set records, Laurel Hubbard struck out in competition but still made history and headlines as our first ever transgender Olympian...
    Links: RNZ
  • Living with undetectable HIV: The virus is no longer a death sentence, but some stigma remains
    HIV isn't the death sentence it once was, but people with the virus still face discrimination and stigma...
    Links: Stuff
  • National youth wing takes fight to Judith Collins over conversion therapy at party conference
    The National Party's youth wing, the Young Nats, has used a speech at the party's conference to express its dismay at the party's decision to vote against a ban on gay conversion therapy...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 7 Aug 2020

  • 1 x Family Pass to Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 
    Links: Express
  • 2 x VIP Twin Tickets to Trilogy Bar’s Drag Brunch 
    Links: Express
  • 4 x Tickets to L.A.B in Concert 
    Links: Express
  • A Freak For 50 years
    Links: Express
  • August’s Queer History
    Links: Express
  • Close Your Eyes and Think Of England
    Links: Express
  • Miss Con-Juju-ality
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Drag Brunch Hosted By Crystal Quartz
    Links: Express
  • The Category is: High Fashion Extravaganza
    Links: Express
  • Tonight at Family Bar: Kita Mean’s Fabulous Fridays – Club Carangi
    Links: Express

Wed 7 Aug 2019

  • Celebrate the Winter Blues Away
    Links: Express
  • Cyprus Bishop Who Claimed He Could Smell Homosexuals Facing Persecution
    Links: Express
  • SkyCity Leads the Way on Workplace Inclusivity
    Links: Express

Tue 7 Aug 2018

  • Ben Stokes on trial over 'significant violence'
    The New Zealand born cricketer Ben Stokes faced trial for affray in England, with prosectuors claiming he mocked two gay men and knocked another two men unconscious...
    Links: RNZ
  • England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay man before a fight
    England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay man and threw a cigarette butt at his head before knocking two other men unconscious in a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sports News for 7 August 2018
    A Britsh jury has heard that England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay man and threw a cigarette butt at his head before knocking two other men unconscious in a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol...
    Links: RNZ
  • WORLD SPORTS at 2300 GMT
    TOP STORIES:CRI--ENGLAND-STOKES TRIALBRISTOL, England — Ben Stokes, one of the world's most expensive cricket players, knocked two men unconscious in a street brawl after flicking a cigarette end at gay men he mocked outside a...
    Links: NZ Herald

Mon 7 Aug 2017

  • Great sexpectations for Gay Ski Week QT
    The world’s number one condom brand Durex is pulling out all the stops to ensure the LGBTQI community has the most enjoyable Gay Ski Week QT yet...
    Links: Scoop
  • Irish PM: 'Matter of time' for N. Ireland and gay marriage
    LONDON " Ireland's prime minister says it is "only a matter of time" before same-sex marriage is legalized in Northern Ireland " the only part of the United Kingdom where it still is banned...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Celebrities Take a Stand for Trans Equality
    Links: Express
  • PM’s Chief Science Advisor Releases Report on Youth Suicide
    Links: Express
  • Same-Sex Weddings Offered at Sea
    Links: Express
  • UN: Australian Marriage Law Breaches Human Rights
    Links: Express

Sun 7 Aug 2016

  • Doco reveals transition's impact on a friendship
    A new short documentary tells the story of two friends in their 50s who are in the process of redefining their friendship after one of them comes out as transgender...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay NZ rower Manson through to Rio semi-finals
    In choppy conditions which have seen at least one rowing crew tipped into the waters of the Rio de Janiero Olympic rowing course, gay NZ rower Robbie Manson is through to the semi-finals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young, gay, vulnerable... and targeted
    Designer, Auckland Pride board member, model and performer Zakk d'Larte is a stand-out figure around the Auckland glbti scene...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zakk d'Larte hospitalised after attack
    Zakk d'Larte Auckland Pride board member, designer and performer Zakk d'Larte is recovering from an attack which saw him hospitalised...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Aug 2015

  • Louisa Wall Delivers Power Speech at Launch of The UN Campaign...
    Links: Express
  • Director: Stonewall film honours real activists
    The director of upcoming flick Stonewall is promising it "deeply honours the real-life activists who were there"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall's speech to Pacific Free and Equal campaign
    Labour MP Louisa Wall joined Fiji's President in launching the Pacific Free not under the control of another...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames progress update, August 7, 2015
    Outgames Update, Aug 7 - 189 days to go A scene from the closing plenary of the 2011 Outgames human rights conference GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames progress update, August 7, 2015
    Outgames Update, Aug 7 - 189 days to go A scene from the closing plenary of the 2011 Outgames human rights conference GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Aug 2014

  • House Hunter with Michael Coote
    Links: Express
  • Our Outrageous Icon
    Links: Express
  • Trans Tasman Gay Badminton Tournament to be held in Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Akl to host gay badminton tournament
    Auckland will host a trans-Tasman gay badminton tournament in November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA Pres positive ahead of AGM
    Skot Barnett says some amazing events are already being planned for the new year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Garth McVicar standing for Conservatives
    Garth McVicar thinks gay people getting married will increase the crime rate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay pair and minister collide in new series
    A gay Australian couple who tied the knot in New Zealand will move in with a minister who is against same-sex marriage, in the first episode of a new 'Wife Swap' style TV series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GC series star denies Mana Party support
    Alby Waititi as he appears in the video endorsing Georgina Beyer A gay star of The GC reality TV series is distancing himself from what he feels is an inference that he supports the Mana Party in the lead-up to the general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Massive day for marriage equality push
    An American court has heard challenges to same-sex marriage bans from four different states, in one landmark sitting...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Aug 2013

  • Eight years of keeping K' Rd G.A.Y.
    K’ Rd institution Family Bar will celebrate its eighth birthday on Sunday the 25th of August, and of course, it will make a huge fuss...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay ChCh fave The Honeypot Cafe closes
    A Big Bear Weekend event at The Honeypot Cafe One of Christchurch’s gay-favourite venues The Honeypot Café has closed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwi strikes a chord at Aus X Factor
    Ofisa Toleafoa A New Zealander who moved to Australia after his mum turned her back on him for being gay has made it through first round of X Factor across the Tasman, after an incredibly emotional audition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Limited tickets left for Falcons fundraiser
    The New Zealand Falcons are readying for a fundraising auction this Thursday night, to help them with their bid to get to the Bingham Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall backs law to right legal wrong
    Rowen and her mums Louisa Wall is pushing a special one-off law that would allow a 20-year-old Upper Hutt woman to have both her mothers listed on her birth certificate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage could be a hot topic at Aus election
    File Photo Tireless battlers for marriage equality are promising to make it a key issue at next month’s Australian election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Zealand remains silent on Russia
    UPDATE: The Queer Avengers have just announced they will hold a protest outside the Russian Embassy on Friday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliament supportive of birth certificate bid
    The Sullivan-Shields family There has been overwhelming support in Parliament for an Upper Hutt woman’s quest to have the names of both her mothers stated on her birth certificate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russian teen dead after torture: report
    There are reports a gay teenager has died after being kidnapped and tortured in Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Solidarity action to target Russian Embassy
    The Russian Embassy in Wellington The Queer Avengers will hold a protest in solidarity with Russian LGBTI communities outside the Russian Embassy in Wellington on Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Aug 2012

  • Caring, confrontational Strickland farewelled
    Around 400 friends and whanau have attended a tangi for 'Mama' Tere Strickland, with her complex and at times confrontational nature being acknowledged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Avengers look beyond marriage
    The Queer Avengers have launched a new website highlighting the limitations of marriage and adoption law, and while supporting the call for marriage equality, it also underlines that it’s not the end of the line for LGBT struggles...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Why we love the Olympics: Accidental homoeroticism
    The Olympics have been a gold mine for ‘what the?’ pictures that have us wondering whether the event we’re watching is the Summer Olympics or the Gay Games! We’ve found some of the best accidentally homoerotic pictures floating around for your laughing pleasure! "Oh hey, do you need a hand?" A new meaning to giving head:  But can he stay on his skates when he is done, is what we really want to know ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Aug 2011

  • Fang candy
    You voted and you like the bad boys and the bad girls...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guilty plea in McDonald's transwoman bashing
    Teonna Brown has pleaded guilty over the attack US: A 19-year-old woman has pleaded guilty over the brutal beating of a transgender woman in a McDonald's in Baltimore...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Aug 2010

  • Carter will be disciplined over letter
    Chris Carter The Labour Party's council has ruled that embattled gay MP Chris Carter has a case to answer to under its disciplinary rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cologne: conquered
    They came, they saw, they conquered...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayor dons a dress for gay pride launch
    Jon Gnarr Reykjavik's mayor has done his part in proving Iceland is perhaps the world's most gay-friendly nation, dressing up in drag for the opening of city's gay pride festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Mr Urge Leather "speechless" after win
    Jamie Gates A 35-year-old IT consultant has won the title of Mr Urge Leather 2010 and will represent New Zealand at the annual Mr Australia/NZ Leatherman contest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Aug 2009

  • Review: Holding the Man
    Holding the Man By Tommy Murphy from the book by Timothy Conigrave Silo Theatre, director: Shane Bosher Starring Dan Musgrove, Charlie McDermott, Alison Brice, Andrew Laing, Matt Whelan and Michelle Blundell Herald Theatre, 7-29 August, 2009 Many things, small or large, understood or misunderstood, can turn a relationship into a roller-coaster ride which only love can possibly keep on the rails, and Tim Conigrave brought more highs and lows to his partnership of love than most men could ever handle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gay killings surge to decade high
    The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans killed in bias-motivated incidents increased by 28 percent in 2008 compared to 2007, according to a USA national advocacy group...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Aug 2008

  • Anglicans delay decision on gay unions
    The world's Anglican bishops ended their decennial Lambeth Conference last night by declaring themselves in 'wide agreement' on a moratorium on blessing homosexual unions despite a complaint by Canada's Anglican primate that his church's views on the issue had not been given an adequate hearing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Express "will be out as usual next week"
    Despite the recent loss of its editorial team, the publisher of long-running Auckland-based LGBT magazine Express says there will be an issue out next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week's Mike Sanford
    Mike Sanford Born in New Zealand but now resident in Sydney, Mike brings us Gay Ski Week each year, and now Kiwi 'Fag Tag' events...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Tango classes come to Auckland
    New Zealand's Tango Champion in 2005 and 2006 Alison Fiddler says she's thrilled to bring gay Tango classes to Auckland beginning this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herceptin Heroines lose drug funding battle
    Pharmac has decided not to increase its funding of the breast cancer fighting drug Herceptin, despite a legal challenge by eight breast cancer patients, dubbed the 'Herceptin Heroines', who include lesbian health campaigner Chris Walsh...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Potbelleez set for Sleaze Ball
    Dance music sensation and Mardi Gras 2008 show-stoppers The Potbelleez will headline this year's Sleaze Ball in Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Aug 2007

  • Big changes to NZAF HIV prevention team
    The department of the NZ AIDS Foundation charged with convincing gay men to avoid HIV is getting its biggest shake up in years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Vote for me (you filthy deviants/perverts/creeps)!
    John Banks is back again, making all the right noises about openness, inclusiveness, consultation and funding for public transport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaming website bullied by anti-gay hackers
    GayGamer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iran: Paper banned for lesbian interview
    Authorities in Iran have shut down leading moderate daily Shargh for the second time in less than a year after it published an interview with a woman accused of being a homosexual activist, its staff members said...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr. Gay Europe crowned in Budapest
    Hannes Eilers from Germany became Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe-sex ad budget blowout on NZ Dating
    Gay Men's Health safe-sex advertising in gay media has decreased markedly as the NZ AIDS Foundation increases spending on click-through ads on the 'NZ Dating' website, it has now been revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Aug 2006

  • Low turnout for NZAF AKL review meeting
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NBR and National's Dilemma
    The National Business Review has picked up questions that speculate about the National Opposition's leadership problems...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philip Patston on... Tamihere (again) and hypocrisy (again)
    Philip Patston I couldn't contain the little swell of cynical outrage that rose in my throat while watching John Tamihere and Pita Sharples disclose and confess their connections with domestic violence on 60 Minutes last Monday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Submissions invited for NZAF road show
    NOON: The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is launching a nationwide constitutional review road show today, with meetings scheduled for Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tears flow as Pound shuts its doors
    For one final fling, Pound nightclub was filled to capacity on Saturday night, with revellers waiting up to two hours for entry into the iconic gay Wellington club's Bon Voyage party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Aug 2004


  • The Crown has made chilling allegations of "bash for cash" in the David McNee murder, of which part-time rent boy and homeless 24-year-old Phillip Edwards is accused...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Make gays illegal says Tamaki in hate march
    Homosexuality should be made illegal again, and moves to legalise gay unions should be stopped...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Aug 2003

  • Witi Ihimaera honoured by university
    Author Witi Ihimaera has been honoured by Wellington's Victoria University with an honoroary doctorate in literature, which he will receive at the university's graduation ceremonies in May next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Aug 1999

  • Moments with Johnny Croskery (Wellington)
    A selection of memories from Johnny Croskery, who was active in Wellingtons drag scene from the 1960s
    Features: Johnny Croskery
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Shall We Drag (Wellington)
    Johnny Croskery and Colin McLean (aka Pollyfilla) talk about drag performance.
    Features: Colin McLean, Johnny Croskery
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Mon 7 Aug 1995

  • The University Of Canterbury Gay Pride Week is held (Canterbury region, New Zealand)
    The week is advertised as a "celebration of lesbian, gay and bisexual sexuality." It takes place in the Student Union Building, and runs from 7 - 11 August.
    Links: NZ.com

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