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Mon 15 Aug 2022

  • Always Here: telling Queer stories through heritage (Wellington City Gallery)
    Kerryn Pollock, senior advisor at Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, talks about the Rainbow List Project
    Features: Kerryn Pollock, Tina Williams
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 'Don't Say Gay' law confuses some Florida schools
    Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call "Don't Say Gay" — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Queer and disabled rangatahi feature in doco Disabili-Tea
    A new documentary series about young queer New Zealanders with disabilities will start streaming today on AttitudeLive...
    Links: RNZ
  • Exclusive: Rhys Nicholson Serves Non-Binary Realness
    Links: Express
  • Uganda: LGBTQ+ Rights Group Shutdown By Government
    Links: Express
  • World Health Organization Set To Rename Monkeypox
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Aug 2019

  • Winnie Byanyima ‘honoured to be joining UNAIDS’
    The UN programme dedicated to the elimination of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director...
    Links: Scoop
  • Gay penguin couple given egg after failing to hatch stones at Berlin Zoo
    A pair of male king penguins at Berlin Zoo are about to become parents, by adopting an egg abandoned by its mother...
    Links: RNZ
  • Moving On Up!
    Links: Express

Wed 15 Aug 2018

  • Night of firsts as Democrats pick diverse slate of nominees
    ST...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • They do not speak for us
    Many lesbians in Aotearoa New Zealand are very disturbed at the recent publicity given to a group calling itself Lesbian Rights Alliance Aotearoa, and in particular that group’s opposition to moves to make it easier for people to change the gender ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Family First Slam Trans-Friendly Birth Certificate Changes
    Links: Express
  • Fashion: Wearing the Warm Fuzzies
    Links: Express
  • Have Your Say on the future of Auckland Pride
    Links: Express

Tue 15 Aug 2017

  • Hamilton City councillor Garry Mallett apologises for gay slurs
    A Hamilton City councillor who used homosexual slurs in the council chamber has been forced to apologise this morning...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Missouri high school removes gay students' quotes from yearbook
    By Hannah Parry A Missouri high school has removed yearbook quotes from two openly gay students...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • West Auckland pastor preaches gay people should be shot
    WARNING: Content may offend A West Auckland pastor has delivered a sermon calling for gay people to be shot...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The xx Return to NZ and Show Their Support for the...
    Links: Express

Mon 15 Aug 2016

  • A ‘Little’ Birthday Surprise
    Links: Express
  • Family Bar’s Big Eleventh Birthday!
    Links: Express
  • Family’s VIP Birthday Bash
    Links: Express
  • Tongan Swimmer Hits Back at Nico Hines
    Links: Express
  • Akl Transport pulls "transphobic" section of new ad
    Auckland Transport has removed a section of their new ad campaign from cinemas and online distribution after being approached by a concerned group of people who say a portion of the ad was “transphobic”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Community out in force at Family’s 11th birthday
    Family’s birthday spectacular was a fabulous night of big personalities, dancing and drag - celebrating “keeping Krd the gayest road for eleven years”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: GALS The Full Catastrophe
    GALS: The Full Catastrophe Saturday 13 August Michael Park Auditorium, Auckland Something rather good has happened at GALS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unlucky Number's Three
    Yes, there are third parties in US electoral politics, but they have been conspicuously unsuccessful in gaining federal representation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Aug 2015

  • Chelsea Manning Facing Indefinite Solitary Confinement For Reading Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Rugby Ref Nigel Owens: “I Almost Took My Life”
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi world’s first openly-gay boxing judge
    Another barrier has been knocked out in sport - New Zealander Benjamin Watt is believed to be the first ever openly-gay male professional boxing judge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PandR: Tipping Point?
    After sustained coverage of the woes of the Conservative Party over the last month or so, this article focuses on the current activities of Family First...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington to get a taste of Lick
    Hot women’s night Lick will make its Wellington debut next month, and demand is so high the Facebook RSVPs already outstrip venue capacity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Aug 2014

  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Kevin Hague.
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Maryan Street.
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Richard Hills.
    Links: Express
  • Barclay nabs another Gay Games gold
    Barclay with his fellow medal winners New Zealander Don Barclay has continued his fine sporting form, winning gold in the 60-64 age group shot put while competing in his eighth Gay Games...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ian McKellen helps man propose!
    Wanna see something adorable? Look no further than this proposal which came with the help of Ian McKellen himself! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Integral Body Positive CEO to retire
    After more than 20 years of service, Body Positive CEO Bruce Kilmister will retire at the end of the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Pasifika youth project launching
    A performance and creative arts programme for Pasifika rainbow youth is being launched at Auckland’s Mangere Arts Centre tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tributes rush in for "tireless" Kilmister
    Bruce Kilmister will retire at the end of the year Retiring Body Positive CEO Bruce Kilmister is being described as a man with "tireless commitment" and "incredible achievements", in tributes from some of the many people he's worked alongside over the years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tributes rush in for "tireless" Kilmister
    Bruce Kilmister will retire at the end of the year Retiring Body Positive CEO Bruce Kilmister is being described as a man with "tireless commitment" and "incredible achievements", in tributes from some of the many people he's worked alongside over the years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay man dies after Castro beating
    Bryan Higgins Life support has been turned off for a gay man found beaten and left for dead in San Francisco's Castro District...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: TransMormon
    This short documentary looks at a Mormon family whose daughter is transgender, and about to have gender reassignment surgery...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Aug 2013

  • Mums of three to marry on Air NZ flight
    Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau An Auckland lesbian couple with three children will tie the knot on Air New Zealand’s wedding flight on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Packed gathering farewells Lady Penelope
    Simon Blomfield was this afternoon remembered as "flamboyant, colourful and larger than life" by family and friends who gathered this afternoon for his emotional funeral service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: William Yang: My Generation
    William Yang: My Generation NZ International Film Festival Director: Martin Fox Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Aug 2012

  • Mr Gay Wellington to be crowned next month
    Mr Gay Wellington 2011 Marcus Fenson The search has begun for Mr Gay Wellington 2012, who will take the sash in a ‘glitz and glam’ themed competition at Bodega next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans man takes out Big Brother UK
    Luke Anderson A 31-year-old FTM chef has won Big Brother in the UK after taking out the public vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Aug 2011

  • Ex-student chats with principal over use of 'gay'
    Luke Hinkley A former Marlborough Boys' College student has met with the school's principal because he is unhappy with the school leader's response over the negative use of the word gay among youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwi short film nominated for Iris Prize
    A gay New Zealand short film has been shortlisted for the Iris Prize, the world's largest short film award...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The keys to Salvation
    Marty Roberts More than eight years on from his first event, Salvation promoter Marty Roberts reflects on what drove him to start promoting gay dance parties in Auckland and what keeps him, his partner and the team driven to continue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The keys to Salvation
    Marty Roberts More than eight years on from his first event, Salvation promoter Marty Roberts reflects on what drove him to start promoting gay dance parties in Auckland and what keeps him, his partner and the team driven to continue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Starbucks boss cans church speech
    Starbucks founder and CEO Howard Schultz has cancelled a planned speech at a church which has previously supported gay conversion therapy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Anti-gay presidential contender wins poll
    Michelle Bachmann A conservative politician who has described being gay as "personal despair" has won an influential poll in the run-up to selection of the Republican candidate for president of the USA at the next general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Aug 2010

  • Being gay today: the journey
    Douglas Jenkin Ben Barratt-Boyes In something of a quest to gain a better understanding of the worlds of gay men, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diverse acts sought for Auckland Fringe
    The organisers of Auckland Fringe are seeking diverse acts for their 2011 festival, calling for anything that "doesn't break any laws and can be considered art"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thousands march for marriage in Australia
    The Equal Love campaign Australians have taken to the streets in the biggest-ever rallies for same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Aug 2009

  • Peter Taylor, living legend
    Peter Taylor is nothing short of a living legend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Aug 2008

  • Boobs on Bikes row raises Hero doubts
    Auckland City's row over the controversial 'Boobs on Bikes' parade has raised concern as plans are advancing to resurrect the Hero Parade in 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catholic advice "odd" says lesbian parents
    Advice from New Zealand's Catholic bishops urging voters not to support parties who approve of same-sex parenting is seen as "odd and surprising" by an Auckland lesbian couple who say the most important thing about parenting is providing unconditional love, regardless of the gender of their caregivers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Disillusioned Beyer looks to Australia
    New Zealand may lose its highest-profile transgender activist, as ex-Labour MP Georgina Beyer says she's considering a move to Australia early next year to find work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ man awarded $6,000 over dismissal
    The Employment Relations Authority has awarded $6,000 to a man diagnosed with HIV for his 'humiliation and loss of dignity' at being constructively dismissed by his employer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • JD Samson plays Wgn and Akl this weekend
    Ohio-born musician JD Samson – a respected 'dykecon' worldwide – is visiting New Zealand this weekend for one-off DJ gigs in Wellington and Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmania: "Gay blood safer than old blood"
    An expert witness in the Anti Discrimination Tribunal regarding gay blood donation in Tasmania claims that blood over 14 days old is far more dangerous than blood from gay donors, reports PinkNews...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Aug 2007

  • Auckland Gayline to become 'OUTLine NZ'
    'Gayline', Auckland's LGBT community counseling and information telephone service, will soon be renamed ‘OUTLine NZ', and a competition to design a new logo is now open, says Auckland gay and Lesbian Welfare's General Manager Neil Denney...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barrymore's trendy AKL apartment for sale
    Out entertainer Michael Barrymore, now based in London again after a four-year stay in Auckland, is selling his trendy Auckland City apartment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton club boss dead of heart attack
    The man who gave the Auckland gay scene 'Flesh' nightclub and Hamilton's Victoria Street 'Venom' club died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian soldier's partner attack 'repugnant'
    A lesbian soldier who gave her partner a "repugnant" and cruel prolonged beating on Valentine's Day faces an uncertain future in the army, but may save the relationship, reports the Dominion Post...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender Awareness Day events in WGN
    Today is Transgender Awareness Day, and the Wellington branch of trans social and support organisation Agender seek to remind Kiwis that "Sex is between the legs, Gender is between the ears...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's week of capital campness
    Tuesday afternoon on Cuba Street, 7th August 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Aug 2006


  • This Friday's opening of the award winning play ‘Take Me Out', starring Fasitua Amosa of Sione's Wedding fame, will benefit the Cartier Bereavement Trust, which assists friends and families of people who have died from HIV/AIDS with funeral expenses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dwarf Nation?
    When I read a recent book about Australia's John Howard, I realised aspects of Australia's current federal government are hauntingly similar to the repressive seventies on our own side of the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dwarf Nation?
    When I read a recent book about Australia's John Howard, I realised aspects of Australia's current federal government are hauntingly similar to the repressive seventies on our own side of the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio Live: balanced views not required
    Radio Live has defended John Tamihere's right to express his opinions on homosexuals, saying talkback hosts are not required to strike a balance between different views...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Aug 2005

  • CHNZ: Nats weak on morals
    The low-polling anti-gay Christian Heritage NZ party says the National party's inclusion of an openly gay man in a high position on their election candidate list is just one of several reasons Christians cannot to rely on National to progress a family values agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Playing with numbers?
    Why is it that the so-called 'conscience votes' replies section of nzvotes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Aug 2003

  • Destiny Television investigated
    TVNZ is to launch an inquiry into the fundamentalist broadcast Destiny Television, following complaints from viewers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same sex families "ridiculous"
    An Auckland woman yesterday told a parliamentary committee hearing submissions on the proposed Families Commission said that same sex families were a "ridiculous modern ideology" and should not be represented by the Commission...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Aug 1999

  • Johnny and Peter (Wellington)
    Johnny Croskery and Peter Kooiman talk about their relationship - how they met and their life together.
    Features: Johnny Croskery, Peter Kooiman
    Links: PrideNZ.com

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