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Fri 12 Aug 2022

  • Exclusive: Michelle Visage – Ru’s Judge Judy
    Links: Express
  • Footnote Dance’s Dry Spell
    Links: Express
  • Pope Francis Meets With Trans Groups In The Vatican
    Links: Express

Thu 12 Aug 2021

  • Ghana: Anti-LGBTI Draft Bill A “Recipe For Violence” – UN Experts
    GENEVA (12 August 2021) – UN human rights experts* urged Ghana’s Government to reject a proposed ‘family values’ bill, saying it seeks to establish a system of State-sponsored discrimination and violence against the LGBTI community...
    Links: Scoop
  • National Votes in Favour of Gender Self-ID Law, While Still Opposing...
    Links: Express
  • Prêt-à-Porter: Billy is ready to POSE!
    Links: Express

Wed 12 Aug 2020

  • AGONY UNCLE ELI ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS
    Links: Express
  • Are Queer Kiwis Still Flying The Coop?
    Links: Express
  • Study Suggests 10% Of Gamers Are LGBT+
    Links: Express
  • Words From The Windy City
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Aug 2019

  • Pop Matters With Miss Geena
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Aug 2018

  • Body Art - the human canvas
    The human body is the canvas of choice for artists here and overseas who are feverishly practising their designs for the upcoming 10th New Zealand Body Art Showcase...
    Links: RNZ
  • Returning offender with history of violence overseas avoids jail for assault on gay men
    A man barred from Australia for a series of violent offences  has narrowly avoided being jailed again for an assault on two gay men - because a judge ruled it wasn't a hate crime...
    Links: Stuff
  • Burlesque Battle at Phoenix Entertainment
    Links: Express

Sat 12 Aug 2017

  • 'I'm a footballer, who just happens to be a transgender woman'
    Growing up as a boy in country Victoria, Australia, Aussie rules football used to be the masculine mask that transgender woman Emily Rowe could hide behind...
    Links: Stuff
  • Row erupts after newspaper labels Prince George a 'gay icon'
    By Katie French A row has erupted after an LGBT newspaper published an article speculating whether Prince George was a 'gay icon'...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Medical Centre Lists Transgender as Sexual Orientation
    Links: Express

Fri 12 Aug 2016

  • Family Bar Turns Eleven!
    Links: Express
  • Hamilton Pride Announces Full Event Schedule!
    Links: Express
  • UN to Declassify Transgender as Mental Illness
    Links: Express
  • Calls to OUTLine continue to rise
    OUTLine is continuing to see a rise in call volume, with calls so far this year between 50-60% higher than last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GALS' The Full Catastrophe
    Auckland's GALS choir hits the stage tomorrow afternoon in a concert titled The Full Catastrophe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ministry: call increase may equal m/health awareness
    The Ministry of Health says while it isn’t able to comment on the work of specific organisations, the increase in calls to OUTLine may “be a follow on from the sector’s efforts to have mental health issues more widely recognised and accepted in our community”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pasifika rainbow narratives head to China
    A photographic snapshot of Māori and Pasifika urban culture, including the work of two queer artists, is heading to China for an international photography festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight journalist uses Grindr to out Olympians
    A straight married male writer has attempted to lure gay closeted Olympians in the Olympic Village using apps such as Grindr in order to out them publicly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Aug 2015

  • GLBT Equality Bills Set to be Introduced in Israel Following Jerusalem...
    Links: Express
  • John Walker Mocks Caitlyn Jenner Saying “If I saw him, I’d...
    Links: Express
  • Tony Abbott Binds MPs Against Marriage Equality After Marathon Coalition Room...
    Links: Express
  • US State of California Agrees to Pay For Transgender Inmate’s Sex...
    Links: Express
  • Aus marriage bill doomed by no free vote
    Any hope for cross-party marriage equality bill has been scuttled, with the Coalition voting against allowing MPs a free or conscience vote on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • InsideOUT has high hopes for art exhibition
    Paintings, jewellery, sculpture and photographs will be up for grabs at an exhibition in Wellington next week to support InsideOUT’s mission to make New Zealander a safer place for our youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jerusalem Pride stabber to have psych tests
    The man who stabbed six people at Jerusalem Pride, including a 16-year-old girl who later died, has been sent to a psychiatric ward to see if he is fit to stand trial...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LYC filling sex ed info gap with new site
    Love Your Condom’s (LYC) website has been redeveloped to act as a one-stop-shop for sex ed for young gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Olympian: "I'd still call 'him' Bruce"
    Former New Zealand Olympian Sir John Walker says if he saw Caitlyn Jenner he would use male pronouns, and her former male name...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Aug 2014

  • Book review: Journey to a Hanging – Peter Wells
    Links: Express
  • Sorry boys! Gay Olympian Blake Skjellerup To Marry
    Links: Express
  • Actor Robin Williams dies, apparent suicide
    Robin Williams (r) and Nathan Lane in The Birdcage Robin Williams, the American comedian and actor who brought warmth and depth to the role of a gay man trying to juggle his straight past with his gay life, has died, an apparent suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland confirmed 2016 Outgames host
    Auckland Museum lit up for Pride Auckland has been confirmed as the host city for the 2016 Asia Pacific Outgames...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate profile: Richard Hills
    Gay Aucklander and passionate political hopeful Richard Hills is standing for Labour in Northcote...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Olympian Blake Skjellerup gets engaged
    The pic which came with Skjellerup's tweet Kiwi Olympian Blake Skjellerup has announced he and boyfriend Saul Carrasco are engaged...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Aug 2013

  • Grateful playwright nails funding target
    Robert Gilbert is incredibly thankful The creator of a play exploring life for trans New Zealanders has hit his fundraising target, with a massive last-minute rally getting the project over the line...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jamaica: trans teen murdered by mob
    Jones was also known as "Gully Queen" A transgender Jamaican teenager has been killed by a mob, which beat, stabbed, shot and ran over the 17-year-old who had turned up at a party in women’s clothing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nelson's Q-Youth seeking new home
    Nelson’s queer youth group Q-Youth is looking for a new home because the building it shares has been permanently closed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New gay event company ready to party
    Joe Rich and Jordan Eskra A brand spanking new gay event company has been formed and will splash onto the scene in style, with a grand arrival party in October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Paperwork ready a week out from big day
    New marriage forms have been released, on schedule for the first same-sex weddings to take place on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phillip Layton Edwards still on the run
    A picture of Edwards taken last year (supplied by NZ Police) Police are still hunting for gay-killer Phillip Layton Edwards, who is accused of snatching a child from an Auckland home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rudd makes 100 day marriage pledge
    Kevin Rudd Current Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised to introduce marriage equality legislation in the first 100 days of his term, should a Labor Government be re-elected...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Aug 2012

  • Accused gay conman arrested at bar
    A man accused of ripping off a number of gay businesses has been arrested...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Pride
    After watching the opening of Silo Theatre’s The Pride at The Herald  I needed cake...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Aug 2011

  • First glbt retirement village for Aus revealed
    Work is set to begin on Australia's first-ever gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender retirement village next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Milne leaving NZAF for Waikato DHB role
    Hamish Milne After three and half years working for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Hamish Milne is moving to new pastures...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF grappling with Ministry funding cutback
    Shaun Robinson The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has had to tighten its belt following a ten per cent drop in funding from the Ministry of Health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plans for Hamilton Pride heating up
    Hamilton's main street Rocky Horror statue The preliminary schedule has been released for Hamilton Pride, which will be held from September 17-25...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six Months In: where to from here?
    New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Shaun Robinson has passed the six month mark in a role leading an organisation which is crucial for the health of the gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six Months In: where to from here?
    New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Shaun Robinson has passed the six month mark in a role leading an organisation which is crucial for the health of the gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Aug 2010

  • "Poofter" comments spark calls for apology
    The logo for Banks' Facebook group There are growing calls for More FM to apologise over an exchange where there word "poofter" was used on its Tauranga breakfast show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cabaret beyond the boundaries
    The boundaries won't just be pushed in Wellington on Saturday night, by all accounts they'll be shoved so far into the hinterlands there might as well be no boundaries at all...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Customs officers get jobs back
    Christchurch Airport Two Customs officers have been given their jobs back, after they were fired for allegedly leaking claims about a gay colleague to a newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • I have no secrets!
    YouTube - 12th August 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • O'Brien to feature in NZ Rocky production
    Richard O'Brien After supporting his battle to become a New Zealand citizen, fans of Rocky Horror creator Richard O'Brien are to get something of a reward...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six injured in "anti-gay" Oxford St bashings
    Sydney's 'gay golden mile' Oxford St Sydney police have arrested a man over a sequence of 'anti-gay' bashings on Oxford St which has left two people in hospital with serious injuries...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Aug 2009

  • Dismissed altar server fights back
    A gay Canadian dismissed as an altar server has launched a human rights complaint, seeking compensation from a Catholic bishop and parishioners who he says launched a smear campaign against him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meeting will air lesbian health issues
    A public meeting this Saturday will give lesbians the opportunity to discuss current health issues including reluctance to consult doctors and invisibility in health statistics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Aug 2008

  • Cartier Trust gives thanks after busy year
    The Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust has had a busier-than-usual year funding three funerals, and would like to publicly thank the gay community for its support...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catholic voters' guide rejects gay parenting
    New Zealand's Catholic bishops have urged their flock to oppose political parties which support parenting by same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Games crew salutes out Beijing athletes
    As the Games of the XXIX Olympiad continue in Beijing, the Federation of Gay Games has offered its best wishes to the International Olympic Committee for successful Games and salutes the eleven openly gay athletes competing at the Games...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Supporting our sisters in the Pacific
    Geoff Rua'ine (left) with members of Te Tiare Association at their launch Taking part in the recent launch of Rarotonga's first gay peer support group was "an amazing opportunity," says New Zealander Geoff Rua'ine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Aug 2007

  • More Gay Ski Week activities announced
    A Downhill Dash for Cash, karaoke night, steamship dinner cruise, retro dress-up evening, and lots on for adrenalin junkies - Gay Ski Week 2007 has a variety of new events on offer, says the organiser...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Aug 2006

  • Wgtn bar goes gay to fill the gap
    A Wellington nightclub is set to step into the breach, providing a "safe, hassle-free space" for the local LGBT community, just days after Pound closed its doors, and the announcement by Monkey Bar that it is also closing down...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Aug 2005

  • Tamaki spits tacks over radio interview
    Christchurch talk radio host Mike Yardley says he won't be bullied out of asking the hard questions of political figures following a barrage of off-air abuse he received post-interview from Destiny Church's anti-gay "Bishop" Brian Tamaki...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Aug 2004

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    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Everyone but killer blamed for McNee death
    The man who bludgeoned David McNee until blood sprayed his bedroom has been not guilty of murder by a High Court jury...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murderers have more rights than gay couples
    Heterosexual immigrants and murderers have more rights than law-abiding gay New Zealand citizens, a male couple has told the Justice   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Observations on the ambivalent past
    Should we stop thinking about lesbian and gay issues in terms of "repression" and "liberation?" This may seem an odd question when Annemarie Jagose has just won this year's Montana Fiction Award for her exploration of William Yates' life, Slow Water...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sorry David, it was all your own fault!
    A 55-year-old man picks up a 24-year-old on the side of the road...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sorry David, it was all your own fault!
    A 55-year-old man picks up a 24-year-old on the side of the road...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Aug 2002

  • AIDS Foundation continues to put pressure on Dunne
    AIDS Foundation Executive Director Kevin Hague today explicitly rejected the response of Peter Dunne to the call to "come clean" about the beliefs and affiliations of his new MPs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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Thu 12 Aug 1965

  • Tuini Moetu Haangu Ngawai dies (New Zealand)
    Ngawai was a prolific Ngati Porou songwriter, composer, teacher and shearer who had close relationships with women. One of Ngawai's most famous songs Arohaina mai became the unofficial hymn of the Maori Battalion.
    Links: Te Ara

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