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Sat 8 Aug 2020

  • Never too late: Grandfather, 90, comes out as gay, opens up about his long-lost love
    Kenneth Felts is the ultimate proof it is never too late to start living your truth...
    Links: NZ Herald

Thu 8 Aug 2019

  • Inspired by Mario Lopez, RHONY alum Cindy Barshop revealed one of her 9-year-old twins is transgender
    After Mario Lopez publicly apologised this week for remarks he made in June about parents of transgender children, Cindy Barshop was motivated to speak out...
    Links: Stuff
  • Fast and Furious: Jinba Ittai – Drive Beautifully!
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: Two Very Different EV’s Coming Out of Britain
    Links: Express
  • G.A.Y Set To Return This Friday From 10pm
    Links: Express
  • Winter Pride 2019 is Coming
    Links: Express

Wed 8 Aug 2018

  • ACC’s sexuality education won’t protect young Māori
    Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion organisation Te Whāriki Takapou is highly critical of the decision by ACC to spend $18...
    Links: Scoop
  • Ben Stokes swore at bouncer and mocked gay men, court told
    A nightclub bouncer was abused by England cricketer Ben Stokes, who also mocked two gay men and flicked a cigarette at them, a court has heard...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ben Stokes was also abusive to niteclub bouncer
    Ben Stokes was abusive to a bouncer before mocking two gay men leaving a nightclub, a court has heard...
    Links: RNZ
  • League referee sends NSW Cup player off for 'homosexual slur'
    A NSW Intrust Super Premiership player has been charged with contrary conduct after being sent off for dissent that was described by referee Kasey Badger at the time as a "homosexual slur"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Man stalked former partner and discovered she had lesbian lover
    A jealous father-of-two placed a tracking device on his ex-girlfriend's car so he could follow her to a secret date she was having with another woman...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Mother, 49, of transgender son reveals she donated her uterus
    Silvia Park no longer needed her uterus...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • New CCTV footage captures England cricketer Ben Stokes 'mocking' gay men
    A nightclub bouncer was abused by England cricketer Ben Stokes, who also mocked two gay men and flicked a cigarette at them, a court has heard...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ngā Taonga: History of transgender culture in New Zealand media
    In today's visit to the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision with Sarah Johnston, we will hear sound recordings about how and when transgender lives appeared in the media in the past...
    Links: RNZ
  • Petition to ban gay conversion therapy presented to Parliament
    A few weeks after coming out as pansexual, Teri O'Neill was offered the chance to speak with a priest at her Catholic high school to make sure her "strong values" did not "go away"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Petitions to ban gay conversion therapy handed to parliament
    Two petitions with a combined 20,000 signatures, calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy were handed to parliament this afternoon...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman for The CW
    NEW YORK — Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Shortland Street introduces first intersex character
    Shortland Street's newest arrival, a baby who is born intersex, is the latest storyline attempting to "explore social change through fictional characters", according to the show's producer...
    Links: Stuff
  • Should we have a discussion about hateful "acts" as well?
    Opinions are flying about the free speech issue like shrapnel - but acts that could be perceived as "hateful" - such as gay conversion therapy - have thus far avoided the free speech spotlight...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Panel with Andrew Frame and Niki Bezzant (Part 1)
    Massey University Students' Association president Ben Schimdt says the student body is disappointed at the decision to rescind an invitation to Don Brash to speak about his time as National leader...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Sex Files: The sex position question you should stop asking
    Warning explicit content "Top or bottom?" It's a question LGBT people get asked all the time...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Apple CEO Reaches Out to LGBTI Youth at LoveLoud Festival
    Links: Express
  • Court Told Ben Stokes Mocked Gay Men Before Alleged Assault
    Links: Express
  • Pride Protest Shut-down by Police in St Petersburg, Russia
    Links: Express

Tue 8 Aug 2017

  • Day camp for transgender and 'gender fluid' kids to accept four-year-olds
    A San Francisco day camp for transgender and gender fluid children as young as four is spearheading education a and awareness of gender expansion...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Petition calls for sex education in schools to include LGBT
    A petition calling for "better, more consistent" sex education in secondary schools has been handed to Parliament...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender day camp among first to include 4-year-olds
    EL CERRITO, Calif...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Wondering if your child is transgender? Here are some tips
    EL CERRITO, Calif...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • ‘Only a Matter of Time’ Before Northern Ireland Legalises Gay Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Liberal Bill Paves the Way for Marriage Equality in Australia
    Links: Express
  • New LGBT+ Bar Opening in Auckland
    Links: Express

Mon 8 Aug 2016

  • Launch of Carmens traffic light (Cuba Street, Wellington)
    Audio from the launch of Carmen Rupes traffic light, which can be seen on the corner of Ghuznee and Cuba Streets, Wellington.
    Features: Amanduh la Whore, Celia Wade-Brown, Dana de Milo, Grant Robertson, Kevin Haunui, Tiwhanawhana, Trevor Morley
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride Board Member Attacked
    Links: Express
  • Villumsen finishes 23rd in Olympics womens cycling
    Linda Villumsen has finished in 23rd place in the Olympics women’s road race this morning [NZT]...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Aug 2015

  • Australian Television Networks Refuse to Air Anti Same Sex Marriage Ad
    Links: Express
  • Street in Iceland given a rainbow makeover
    Never mind a crossing, an entire street has been painted in rainbow colours for Reykjavik's Pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Aug 2014

  • Kiss and Tell: Wannabes and a Two knee Salute
    Links: Express
  • Reading the Small Print
    Links: Express
  • Wallpaper Revamped
    Links: Express
  • RW Forum: Maurice Williamson
    While Labour and the Greens representatives were able to speak on behalf of their parties, National’s Maurice Williamson basically reiterated his personal pro-lgbti views and pledged we’ll have his vote on conscience issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Aug 2013

  • Stephen Fry on Russia
    "I am gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Aug 2012

  • Labour MP wants marriage bill dumped
    Su'a William Sio Labour MP Su'a William Sio has slammed the marriage equality bill of his colleague Louisa Wall, saying it should be dumped entirely...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Aug 2011

  • Stephen Fry tweets up a storm in the capital
    Stephen Fry is in New Zealand for a role in The Hobbit Gay British actor Stephen Fry may keep being mistaken for Top Gear presenter James May, but that isn't dampening the fun he is having in Wellington where he is filming a role in The Hobbit...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Aug 2010

  • No ordinary kitty
    Ben and Andrew with Cruz "He's the only pussy we'll ever love...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Aug 2009

  • Rugby captain jailed for eight years
    An eight year prison sentence has been handed out to the Ashburton rugby club captain found guilty last month of sexually assaulting a player in his bed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Aug 2008

  • The Girls of the Games
    It involved hours of painstaking research, but Kitten Power has now decided on her Top Ten Hottest Women of the 2008 Olympics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Aug 2007

  • Poison Moon: The Unification Church and antigay politics
    Why should we be that concerned about the Unification Church/Moonies, given that they only have an estimated three hundred New Zealand members? Because their power outweighs their numbers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Aug 2006

  • New safe sex website popular with MSM
    A new website offering safe sex information for gay, bisexual or bi-curious men has proved popular in its first week online, with over 1000 visitors each day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Aug 2005

  • Peter Ellis Enquiry Rejected
    After two years of deliberation by Parliament's justice and electoral select committee, Peter Ellis' request for a royal commission of enquiry has been rejected...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Aug 2004

  • Stand up against the "bad people"
    Taking a leaf out of the Maxim Institute's book, Brian Tamaki and the Destiny Church have taken to exploiting children in their fight against gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Aug 1986

Sun 8 Aug 1976

  • Gay Pride Week takes place, 8-14 August (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Activities attract nearly 300 people and receive media publicity.
    Links: Saliant

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