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Tue 16 Aug 2022

  • Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Three - our communities take action (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealands response to HIV and AIDS, and some of the many brave individuals who changed the course of history.
    Features: Bill Logan, Bruce Kilmister, Catherine Healy, Fran Wilde, Jason Myers, Joe Rich, Norman Jones, Phil Parkinson, Richard Meech, Tighe Instone, Tony Hughes, Warren Lindberg
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Independent review paints damning picture of Arise Church abuse allegations
    Allegations of racism, sexual assault, homophobia, bullying and actively discouraging victims from going to the police are contained in a leaked copy of an investigation into Arise Church...
    Links: RNZ
  • Independent review paints damning picture of Arise Church abuse allegations
    By Jonty Dine of RNZ Allegations of racism, sexual assault, homophobia, bullying and actively discouraging victims from going to the police are contained in a leaked copy of an investigation into Arise Church...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Independent review paints damning picture of Arise Church abuse allegations
    Allegations of racism, sexual assault, homophobia, bullying and actively discouraging victims from going to the police are contained in a leaked copy of an investigation into Arise Church...
    Links: RNZ
  • Racism, sexual assault, homophobia alleged in Arise report
    Allegations of racism, sexual assault, homophobia, bullying and actively discouraging victims from going to the police are contained in a leaked copy of an investigation into Arise Church...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 16 Aug 2021

  • Gender Matters in Writing (Taiwhanga Kauhau, National Library)
    am Orchard talks to writers Emma Barnes, Jackson Nieuwland and Jiaqiao Liu about the complexities and beauty of writing about gender in Aotearoa today
    Features: Chris Szekely, Emma Barnes, Jackson Nieuwland, Jiaqiao Liu, Paul Diamond, Sam Orchard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Bisexual Olympian Jack Woolley Left Battered By Gang Of 12
    Links: Express
  • Disney Star Joshua Bassett Opens Up About Coming-Out And Homophobia
    Links: Express
  • Olivia Coupe Is Queer As F***
    Links: Express
  • Taliban Plan to Crush Gay Men to Death as They Close...
    Links: Express
  • Tennis Legend Marries Partner In Secret After 40 Year Relationship
    Links: Express

Sun 16 Aug 2020

  • Queensland Becomes First Australian State to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Taylor Swift’s Betty Starts Bisexual Rumours
    Links: Express
  • United Kingdom on Verge of Legalising Poppers
    Links: Express

Fri 16 Aug 2019

  • Halsey's boyfriend Yungblud is 'very fluid' about sexuality
    It's about connection for the 22-year-old singer...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 16 Aug 2018

  • First transgender nominee for governor picked in US
    A former energy executive in Vermont has taken a major step towards becoming the first transgender governor of a US state...
    Links: RNZ
  • First US transgender governor nominee picked
    Christine Hallquist defeated three other candidates, including a 14-year-old boy, to win the Democratic Party nomination...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kyle MacDonald: Why gay conversion therapy should be banned
    COMMENT: Last week two petitions with a total of over 20,000 signatures were presented to the Government calling for "gay conversion therapy" to be made illegal...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The naked truth about Shortland Street's new gay doctor
    Alex Tarrant won't forget his Shortland Street debut anytime soon...
    Links: Stuff
  • Free HIV testing in Queenstown for Winter Pride
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Aug 2017

  • Lee Suckling: Nine questions you shouldn't ask a gay person
    Whenever somebody asks about my "partner", I have no idea what they're talking about...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Police investigating NZ preacher who said gay people should be shot
    The West Auckland pastor who posted a sermon clip online calling for gay people to be shot is being investigated by police...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rachel Smalley: Anti-gay preacher is inciting violence - he must be referred to police
    You may have read the story about the pastor in West Auckland who's taken aim at the gay community and Jacinda Ardern as a woman leader...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Day of Silence to Raise Noise About LGBT+ Bullying
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Aug 2016

  • Kiwi Call for Action Against Transphobia in the Media
    Links: Express
  • Open Day at Rainbow Tick Certified University
    Links: Express
  • "Homophobic" bullying in uni halls causes concern
    A number of queer students at an Auckland University hall of residence are concerned for their wellbeing as they believe a series of incidents involving an aggressive homophobic student have not been dealt with adequately...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Tongan Olympian tells journalist to f**k off
    An openly gay Tongan athlete has bared his bum and told a gay-baiting American journalist to "kiss it and fuck off...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • IOC condemns writer who tried to 'out' athletes
    The writer who attempted to out gay Olympians in Rio, and who posted descriptions of a number of athletes in an online article, has left Rio...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ps Pride Assault
    And so, Uganda is back in the international LGBT news spotlight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Untold stories of war, pt2
    In the second part of our interview with filmmaker Welby Ings, he talks about his unique process of film-making, evident in his new project Sparrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Aug 2015

  • Miss Ribena Exposed
    Links: Express
  • Review: Not Psycho
    Links: Express
  • Rugby League Star Keegan Hirst Becomes First British Player to Come...
    Links: Express
  • Bringing slasher to the stage
    After his all-male Titus and time-jumped The Importance of Being Earnest, gay Auckland director Benjamin Henson is taking his boundary-bashing work into the slasher genre with new show Not Psycho...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Aug 2014

  • Kamp Queens – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Live Bands on Thursdays – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Shower Power w/ Miss Ivy League – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay NZ 2014 to be farewelled in Akl
    Mr Gay New Zealand Troy Williams will be given a toga-style send-off tonight, in a farewell event which will also raise cash for Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Aug 2013

  • Ardern's adoption bill still waiting in the wings
    Jacinda Ardern Labour MP Jacinda Arderns' member's bill on gay adoption is no longer on hold but it is still waiting for its first reading in parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Athletes' fingernails support glbti Russians
    Swedish athletes at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow have courted controversy by a visible show of solidarity with oppressed glbti Russians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Capital venues shaken, not stirred, by quakes
    Traffic banks up as Wellingtonians rush to leave the central city this afternoon (Pic: Nick Chapman) This afternoon's series of earthquakes have not affected the capital's downtown gay venues other than to startle a sauna's tropical fish...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Channelling Crisp
    Auckland theatre stalwart Roy Ward is having fun transforming himself into the Quentin Crisp, bringing the divisive gay eccentric (and his filthy apartment) to stage in his nonagenarian glory...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jacquie Grant contesting Coast mayoralty
    Mayoral Hopeful Jacquie Grant The West Coast's gay community icon Jacquie Grant has launched a campaign to become the Westland District's next mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Katy Perry chides Abbott over anti-gay stance
    Katy Perry US pop star Katy Perry has taken Australian opposition leader Tony Abbot to task over his opposition to marriage equality for glbti Australians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality banners auction for charity
    A pair of commemorative 'banners' marking the passing of the Marriage Equality bill in April are being auctioned to raise funds for the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee's family critical of Edwards trial jury
    Phillip Layton Edwards The family of the late gay interior decorator David McNee, who was killed by Philip Layton Edwards, have lashed out at the jury which found Edwards not guilty of murder and opted for the lesser verdict of manslaughter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uptake slow but steady for marriage directory
    File Photo Creators of a new Same Sex Wedding Directory say uptake has been slow; leading them to believe that while the law may be changing soon, attitudes will take longer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Aug 2012

  • [name withheld 8] - Q12 (Whanganui)
    [name withheld] talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Amber - Q12 (Whanganui)
    Amber talks about being young, straight and in a relationship with a transgender person
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Dan - Q12 (Whanganui)
    Dan talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • David - Q12 (Whanganui)
    David talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Jamie - Q12 (Whanganui)
    Jamie talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Jayden - Q12 (Whanganui)
    Jayden talks about being young, straight and transgender in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Mahs - Q12 (Whanganui)
    Mahs talks about being young, demisexual and panromantic in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Akl Pride Parade route to be revealed soon
    File photo The Auckland Pride Festival Trust is nearing an announcement on the route of the inaugural Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Love is the Cure
    Love is the Cure (on Life, Loss and the End of AIDS) Sir Elton John Hachette RRP: $39...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Aug 2011

  • Sir Paul's dedication to be forever cherished
    Sir Paul Reeves The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is paying tribute to its Vice Patron Sir Paul Reeves, who died on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Six Months In: on a personal note
    Shaun Robinson is enjoying the role 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: on a personal note
    Shaun Robinson is enjoying the role 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

Mon 16 Aug 2010

  • Backgrounder: The Australian Greens
    After covering the repulsive antics of the federal Australian Liberals and ALP last week, it is far more pleasant to profile the federal Australian Greens instead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Being gay today: urges on the edges
    Douglas Jenkin Ben Barratt-Boyes In part two of our series looking at 'being gay today' Douglas Jenkin and Ben Barratt-Boyes from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation delve into the sexual culture of men who have sex with men, particularly those who live around the edges of the vibrant openly-gay 'scene'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gillard urged to come clean on gay marriage
    Julia Gillard Australian same-sex marriage advocates are calling for Prime Minister Julia Gillard, to come clean about whether "the power of the churches" is holding the nation back from allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More FM Tauranga replays 'poofter' clip
    The More FM breakfast show in Tauranga has this morning replayed a clip where the word 'poofter' was used by a host and caller, and is asking for listeners to vote on whether it should apologise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • O'Brien granted New Zealand residency
    Richard O'Brien Richard O'Brien has been granted New Zealand residency...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Aug 2009

  • Provocation and Hallucination
    How might the classic work of Sigmund Freud bring some light to the provocation defence abolition debate?   Sigmund Freud When I read Freud's classic paper on "The Uncanny," I realised that there was some applicability to our current political debates...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Aug 2008

  • Ellen and Portia to wed this weekend - report
    Now that gay marriage is legal in California, Hollywood's most high-profile lesbian twosome, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, will apparently wed in a small ceremony this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-Westlife star's Kiwi radio homophobia
    Homophobic comments by an ex-boyband star have angered gay listeners to Auckland's More FM and concerned LGBT youth advocacy group Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Questions and answers for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth
    The world can be a tough place for a teenager...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Aug 2007

  • 'Camp it Up' to remember Venom boss
    Hamilton's Venom club owner Nicholas Morgan will get a send-off to remember tomorrow with a funeral at Hamilton Gardens and an evening of "fabulousity and tributes" in his nightclub...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Art Aid Auction: Bidding this Saturday
    97 pieces of art are up for grabs this Saturday at the first annual Grand Art Aid Auction on Auckland's North Shore, and hundreds of people have visited the Depot Artspace in Devonport to take a look at the works...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigerian bill "off the agenda" says Peters
    A Nigerian Bill which could criminalise the expression of gay sexuality in there seems to have been taken off that country's political agenda, says New Zealand's Foreign Minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigerian bill "off the agenda" says Peters
    A Nigerian Bill which could criminalise the expression of gay sexuality in there seems to have been taken off that country's political agenda, says New Zealand's Foreign Minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Online access boosts HIV survey numbers
    Responses generated online have increased the number of participants in a survey of HIV positive people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Aug 2006

  • JACK mag nominated for design award
    Gay magazine ‘JACK', in its second year of publication, has been nominated as a finalist for a prestigious design award...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Aug 2005

  • Catholics oppose National Front logo
    Representatives from the Catholic Church have complained to the Electoral Commission about the use of a cross in the National Front Party's logo...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: More squeaking from the Christian right
    It looks like the Christian Right parties are going to be the cheap entertainment during this election campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: The homophobic genesis of the Lange years
    In a LGBT-related piece of political irony of Shakespearean proportions, the infamous Sir Robert Muldoon sowed the seeds of his own political destruction when he unwittingly paved the way for his nemesis, David Lange, to enter the political ring...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay youth: A mental health crisis borne out of persecution?
    Gays and lesbians in NZ are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, says a new Otago University paper, but how can we dig deeper into the root causes? Less than twenty-four hours had passed since the findings of an Otago University paper were announced showing gay and lesbian youth are at much higher risk of developing mental health disorders than their heterosexual counterparts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Go Go GlamSlam boys wanted
    The organisers of Wellington's GlamSlam are on the hunt for some spunky go-go boys for their dance party on 17 September 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian rockers coming to Auckland
    Canadian identical lesbian twins Tegan and Sara are coming to New Zealand to play a one-off concert on 24 August, at Shadows bar, Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: David Lange (1942-2005)
    David Lange Unlike most of the other obituaries I've written over the last couple of years, this one affects me deeply...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Paul Adams: the MP God ignored
    The list MP who fasted in the hope God would stop the Civil Union Bill is quitting the party that put him in power...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Aug 2004

  • Destiny
    Destiny New Zealand leader Richard Lewis is unconcerned about including children in hate marches against gay marriage, as he believes none of them are or will turn out to be gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Edwards 'admitted burglary' at judge's house
    David McNee's killer was involved in the violent burglary of a judge two years ago that was hushed up, according to TV3's 20/20 programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Aug 2003

  • Being Gay and Catholic
    Representatives of the Catholic Church, particularly recently, have been very vocal in the media with their condemnation of same-sex marriage, same-sex families, and human rights legislation that protects gays and lesbians - at least internationally...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Aug 2002

  • Gay gains are safe, says Tim Barnett
    The seemingly unholy alliance between the Labour government and United Future, which seems to be awash with conservative Christians, is sounding warning bells in gay minds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Aug 1985

  • Television news report: Dunedin Botanic Gardens are attracting flashers (indecent exposure) (New Zealand)
    The South Tonight, ref: TZP125256.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 16 Aug 1979

Sat 16 Aug 1919

  • A youth is arrested in female attire (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Evening Post reports that Norman (last name not published) had been arrested in well-made female attire. The probation officer told the court that the youth who went by the name Ada Reeve "exercised a disturbing influence over other inmates in the probation home".
    Links: Papers Past

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