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Wed 10 Aug 2022

  • New Zealanders donate money to plant over 23,000 trees in Uganda
    Uganda is poor, rural and ravaged by the Aids epidemic, and deforestation is a major problem...
    Links: Stuff
  • Only three of 14 funded surgeries for transgender people performed this year but hundreds on waiting list
    Hundreds of people are waiting to be able to start the process for gender-affirming surgery after Covid-19 delays...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 10 Aug 2021

  • National's factions strained over gay conversion therapy ban
    The National Party's liberal and conservative factions are strained as the party reckons with voting against a ban on gay conversion therapy...
    Links: RNZ
  • F1 Driver Sebastian Vettel Reprimanded After Not Removing ‘Same Love’ Shirt...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Champagne Spilling @ G.A.Y’s Second Birthday
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Happy Birthday G.A.Y!
    Links: Express
  • Sports Commentator Suspended In Belgium For Homophobic and Misogynistic Comments On...
    Links: Express
  • Tom Daley Hits Back At Homophobic Russian Media
    Links: Express

Mon 10 Aug 2020

  • 2020’s Rainbow Celebration GALA
    Links: Express
  • Dating: Download, Uninstall, Repeat!
    Links: Express
  • Director Confirms ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy Had A Hidden Transgender Story
    Links: Express
  • Prison Sentence for Homosexuality Upheld In Tunisia
    Links: Express

Sat 10 Aug 2019

  • Gay penguins at Berlin Zoo wait to be dads
    Two gay emperor penguins at Berlin Zoo prepare for the patter of tiny feet after staff gave them an egg to adopt...
    Links: Stuff
  • Scourge of homelessness adds to hardships for LGBT youth
    GENEVA (9 August 2019) – On the occasion of International Youth Day, the UN’s Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, and the Special Rapporteur ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Friday Night @ G.A.Y and Family Bar
    Links: Express

Fri 10 Aug 2018

  • Birth Certificate changes welcomed
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today’s announced changes to the process for amending gender markers on birth certifciates are welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people...
    Links: Scoop
  • Fracas triggered by homophobic abuse: Stokes
    England cricketer Ben Stokes has told a jury he joined a fracas after hearing two revellers shout homophobic abuse at two gay men in Bristol...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thousands Attend Jerusalem Pride Despite Security Threats
    Links: Express

Thu 10 Aug 2017

  • Lawsuit opposes Trump's ban on transgender military service
    NEW YORK " Two LGBT-rights organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's tweets declaring he wants a ban on transgender people serving in the military...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tell me about your thesis
    Dr Nicola Surtees of Canterbury University tells us about her thesis Narrating connections and boundaries: Constructing relatedness in lesbian known donor familial configurations...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tonga Leitis Association working to reform current laws
    The president of the Tonga Leitis' Association wants the criminal offences act of 1988 to be looked at, to avoid it being used against the LGBT community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tonga Leitis Association working to reform current laws
    The president of the Tonga Leitis' Association wants the criminal offences act of 1988 to be looked at, to avoid it being used against the LGBT community...
    Links: RNZ
  • US transgender military members sue Donald Trump over their looming ban
    Five members of the US armed forces are suing President Donald Trump and top military brass, seeking to stop them from banning transgender people from serving "in any capacity"...
    Links: Stuff
  • UK Man Stalked Murder Victims on Gay Hook-up Apps
    Links: Express

Wed 10 Aug 2016

  • Duncan/Ferns' Rio chances hanging by a thread
    Katie Duncan The chances of lesbian soccer player Katie Duncan competing for medals at the Rio Olympics hang by a thread as the Football Ferns have lost to France this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FF Targets Comprehensive Antibullying Efforts
    Wholly predictably, Family First thinks it can have a 'bob' each way, expressing concern about school bullying, while attacking LGBTI students rights to education access because they are supposedly "lobbying for a political agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Panel highlighs Māori and Pasifika queerandtrans stories
    Māori and Pasifika queer and trans stories were highlighted last night during the Auckland Museum’s first installment of AM Late for the season...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rower Manson out of Rio gold contention
    The race for Olympic gold at Rio ended overnight for gay rower Robbie Manson after he and crewmate Chris Harris finished fourth in the semi-final of the mens' double sculls...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • S/sex married couple competing at Olympics
    History will be made on Sunday when the first married same-sex couple to compete together at an Olympic games take the field at Rio de Janeiro...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans activist runs for Dunedin mayoralty
    Transgender activist Scout Barbour-Evans has confirmed their Dunedin mayoralty bid...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 10 Aug 2015

  • Canberra Airport Lights up to Support Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Carl Van Den Berg, Mr Gay World 2010, Dead Aged 33
    Links: Express
  • Finalists Announced For Wallace Art Awards
    Links: Express
  • Art sought for Dunedin Pride exhibition
    The Dunedin Pride collective is calling for proposals from artists who want to be part of an upcoming exhibition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canberra Airport lit up in rainbow colours
    MPs flying into Canberra are being met with the city’s airport lit up in rainbow colours and the message ‘#WeCanDoThis’, with cross party marriage equality legislation on the cusp of being introduced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former Mr Gay World dies, aged 33
    The 2010 Mr Gay World Charl van den Berg has died at age 33, just a day after being diagnosed with lymphatic cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Help fund Two Steps Behind
    Two film students are trying to raise the $600 they need to carry out their final project – a short film about a young man with a gay older brother, who has to make a choice between conforming, or having his brother’s back...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Aug 2014

  • Dance Antics – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Legend’s First Birthday Bash – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Lick Auckland – Libertine
    Links: Express
  • 'Lady Penelope' burial "beautiful but sad"
    The ashes of the late Auckland drag personality Lady Penelope, aka Simon Blomfield, have been interred in a "beautiful but sad" graveside ceremony...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A brave celebration: Uganda Pride
    Brave Ugandans, many wearing masks, have held Uganda Pride in the wake of an empowering court ruling there are already moves to challenge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Blake at the Gay Games
    Kiwi speedskater Blake Skjellerup is at the Gay Games in Cleveland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Support sessions available for HIV+ men
    Gay and bi men with HIV who have little contact with others infected by the debilitating virus are being encouraged to take part in an eight-week peer support group being held in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Aug 2013

  • New OUTLine volunteers almost ready for calls
    The new OUTLine intake The latest round of recruits has finished a training course to prepare for volunteering at OUTLine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rest home campaign focusing on GLB first
    File photo The creators of a new rest home campaign raising awareness about gay, lesbian and bisexual residents say elderly trans people have not been included yet because they decided to first concentrate on sexual minorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans Tasmin: Rally needed to hit target
    Robert Gilbert will get the play off the ground, no matter what...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Aug 2012

  • Ethan - Q12 (New Plymouth)
    Ethan talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Royale - Q12 (New Plymouth)
    Royale talks about being young, bisexual and panromantic in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Shaun - Q12 (New Plymouth)
    Shaun talks about being gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Express editor moving on to food writing gig
    Hannah Jennings-Voykovich has been at Express since 2008 (Picture: gayexpress...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP O'Connor urged by daughter to vote yes
    Damien O'Connor Conservative West Coast Labour MP Damien O’Connor, infamous for his “gaggle of gays” description of his own party list, has been urged by his daughter to vote for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexy Melbourne DJ to make NZ debut
    DJ Kam Shafaati Rising Melbourne DJ Kam Shafaati will play gigs in Auckland and Christchurch next weekend, in his New Zealand debut...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Support dents conservative claims, group says
    Bill Logan is a long-time GLBT rights campaigner The Queer Avengers say popular support for marriage equality undermines the claims of its opponents, and is urging the issue to be treated as a matter of principle...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Aug 2011

  • I'm a union man (or woman)
    If the Key administration is elected, what happens to our workplace and employment rights under the Human Rights Act 1993? To find out, I had a look at the Council of Trade Unions' Out at Work network page...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Law Reform: raising the cash
    Bruce Kilmister The fight for Homosexual Law Reform, to decriminalise sexual relations between consenting adult men and to help reduce institutionalised stigma and discrimination against other sexual minorities, took energy, bravery, strategy, determination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Married gay Aussie faces deportation from US
    Anthony Makk and Bradford Wells The US Government is kicking a gay Australian man who is the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted husband out of the country after denying the couple immigration benefits...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Ball to return to Tongariro in 2012
    After a successful inaugural outing, the Central North Island's Bayview Chateau Tongariro is set to turn pink once again next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Aug 2010

  • By all means come out, just don't fall in..
    I watched with tense amusement the item on60 Minutes (entitled Is Gay the New Black?) regarding the increase in NZ teens coming out of the proverbial closet, and experimenting with friends of the same sex just for the hell of it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fed-up flight attendant makes dramatic escape
    Steven Slater on MySpace Like something out of a movie, a fed-up JetBlue flight attendant has been arrested in New York after swearing at passengers over an intercom, grabbing a stash of alcohol, making a dashing escape via an inflatable emergency slide … then driving home to have sex with his boyfriend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lawyer to discuss landmark adoption case
    Claudia Geiringer A barrister who won a landmark case which could pave the way for same-sex couples to adopt will speak at a Rainbow Wellington function next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mika promotes 'health gain' with new series
    Mika is bringing a longtime dream into fruition with his new TV show kā life, which looks at health and fitness from a holistic perspective...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 10 Aug 2009

  • Carter says sexuality is behind media fuss
    Gay MP and ex-Labour cabinet minister Chris Carter believes he is being singled out in the MP's expenses affair because his partner is a man and not a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coffey live from Rainbow Youth Tues AM
    Televison weatherman and patron saint of Rainbow Youth, Tamati Coffey, will take his TV crew to the youth groups' headquarters tomorrow morning to present the TV One weather live and announce how much cash his Dancing With The Stars win raised to assist glbt youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Aug 2008

  • UK: Police website's gay porn link gaff
    Police in South East England have accidentally encouraged residents to visit a website offering links to hardcore gay pornography and police strippers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Aug 2007

  • Irish campaigner claims Jesus was gay
    A leading campaigner for gay equality in Northern Ireland has hit back at criticism of a placard carried at last weekend's Belfast Pride by stating he is convinced Jesus was a gay man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tim Barnett: Time for reflection
    Tim Barnett MP In November this year, my partner Ramon Maniapoto and I will be celebrating our civil union...
    Links: GayNZ.com
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    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WLG Proud: Camp karaoke and short shorts
    Two of the most popular mid-week events on Wellington's Proud Week 2007 took place last night – a collection of queer short films showing at The Film Archive, and ‘Queer Idol ‘07' at Imerst...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Aug 2006

  • GABA membership up in
    An increased membership, greater participation by women, and a number of headline events, have contributed to a ‘boomer year' for the Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Monkey Bar to close in Wellington
    12noon: Monkey Bar – Wellington's last gay bar – is set to close its doors just one week after the scene's mainstay club, Pound, hosted its Bon Voyage Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Aug 2005

  • "School safety issues must be dealt with"
    Making schools safer for young GLBT people is not PC nonsense, and must be dealt with in the next term of Parliament, says Labour Party list candidate Tony Milne...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA hosts dinner with PM next week
    The Gay Auckland Business Association is to host a dinner with Prime Minister Helen Clark next Thursday evening, where the PM is scheduled to make an address and answer questions from the audience...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The kiwi who helped Egale fly
    John Fisher For those gays and lesbians who dream of full equality in the eyes of the law, the last decade has been an exciting time to be Canadian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The kiwi who helped Egale fly
    John Fisher For those gays and lesbians who dream of full equality in the eyes of the law, the last decade has been an exciting time to be Canadian...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Aug 2004

  • "No violence against Jews/gays" says CHP
    Christian Heritage leader Ewen McQueen maintains there is no evidence whatsoever that New Zealand has a problem with violence being publicly incited against minority groups, despite media reports of widespread physical and verbal abuse against gays and lesbians in the Lavender Islands survey, and desecration of Jewish cemeteries...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge recalls McNee jury
    UPDATED 5PM: Over a day has passed since the jury retired in the David McNee murder trial, but still no verdict...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury is out in McNee trial
    The jury retired at 10pm last night in the David McNee murder trial, and will resume again this morning at 9, having been unable to come to a decision after eight hours of deliberation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Strange Bedfellows
    Somewhere someone must have thought it would be a good idea to spin a yarn about two country codgers pretending to be a gay couple to get a tax break...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui: Dental dams, luscious lesbians and tongue-twisters
    The birth of New Zealand's first television programme for the Maori queer community has not been an easy one, with opposition to the very idea of the programme coming from all corners...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Aug 2003

  • Marshall and Herkt launch tabloid
    Sacked Queer Nation staffers Jonathan Marshall and David Herkt have launched what they are calling a celebrity tabloid news website, which includes excerpts from a personal email between Mike Hosking and his estranged wife discussing care of their children...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Aug 2001

  • Would I really have wanted to grow up like Peter Sinclair?
    So, Peter Sinclair is dead...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Aug 1984

  • AIDS Awareness roadshow continues in Christchurch (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Bruce Burnett from the newly formed AIDS Support Network continues a one person roadshow to educate at risk communities about HIV/AIDS. The roadshow lasts a month and covers Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North(?), Rotorua and Auckland.

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