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Thu 18 Aug 2022

  • Brisbane mum of transgender girl slams school for discrimination
    The mum of a transgender girl who had her application rejected by an all-girls school has launched a discrimination battle against the institution...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Event: Grief – Sex – Race
    Comedian Jess Karamjeet navigates the loss of her dad alongside Sophie Gibson, a bereaved up-and-coming singer/songwriter...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 19th August 2022
    Florida and#8216;donand#8217;t say gayand#8217; law anti-LGBTQ rhetoric surged 400% online Anti-LGBTQ hateand#160;surgedand#160;onlineand#160;following the passage of a Florida law thatand#160;limits classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity, aand#160;new report found...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Northland principal apologises for 'disturbing' sexuality education handout
    WARNING: Sexual content A Northland mum wants sex education in the classroom reviewed after a "disturbing" school handout stole her 12-year-old daughter's innocence, she says...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 13 Reasons Why Star Tommy Dorfman Admits The Series Held Back...
    Links: Express
  • Isle of Man Set To Remove Gay Blood Ban Following Heartstopper...
    Links: Express
  • Jenn Jones: Designing Drag
    Links: Express

Wed 18 Aug 2021

  • Lil Nas X Says He Knew He Was Gay At The...
    Links: Express
  • Rich Lister Convicted of Multiple Indecent Assaults Gets Bail Ahead of...
    Links: Express
  • Tom Daley’s Knitting “Obsession” Inspired By Husband
    Links: Express

Tue 18 Aug 2020

  • Disney will have its first openly bisexual lead character in The Owl House
    Luz’s attraction to recurring female character has been explored in the two most recent episodes, while her attraction to males was shown earlier...
    Links: Stuff
  • AUCKLAND SHORTLISTED FOR 2026 GAY GAMES
    Links: Express
  • End of the Shanghai Rainbow – Chinese Pressure Forces Pride Shut...
    Links: Express
  • Out on the Shelves Celebrates Rainbow Stories for the Third Year...
    Links: Express
  • Three Ellen Producers Sacked Over Toxic Workplace Accusations
    Links: Express

Sun 18 Aug 2019

  • Dr Lauren Rosewarne - Sex and Sexuality In Modern Screen Remakes
    Dr Lauren Rosewarne from the University of Melbourne has written a new book, Sex and Sexuality In Modern Screen Remakes which raises questions about how women are seen on screen now...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV Positive Parents Being Separated From Children Under Trump Administration’s Refugee...
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Bathroom Rights Victory In United States
    Links: Express

Sat 18 Aug 2018

  • Drew Hadwen (Wellington)
    Drew Hadwen talks about the development of the Devotion dance parties/festivals, and the Beacons of Hope services in Wellington in the 1990s
    Features: Drew Hadwen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Trans Student Excluded From Event And Told She’s “Not A Female”...
    Links: Express

Fri 18 Aug 2017

  • Dr David Lim is sentenced to five years in prison for indecently assaulting five male patients (New Zealand)
    Dr Lim was sentenced in the Napier District Court
  • Police say Pastor Logan Robertson committed no criminal offence with his hate speech (Auckland, New Zealand)
    In a sermon on 23 July, Robertson from the WestCity Bible Baptist Church in Avondale said "I'm not against [homosexuals] getting married as long as a bullet goes through their head the moment they kiss...that's what should happen". Police issued a statement to Newshub stating "no criminal offence has been committed".
    Links: Newshub
  • The National Day of Silence is held (New Zealand)
    The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, name-calling and harassment in schools.
    Links: Day of Silence
  • Government committee: let people choose gender
    A transgender boy is among those celebrating a win for people whose gender does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth...
    Links: Stuff
  • Hamilton Councillor Uses Homophobic Slurs in Meeting
    Links: Express
  • Police Investigate Homophobic Assault of Teenagers
    Links: Express

Thu 18 Aug 2016

  • Auckland Transgender Ball Postponed
    Links: Express
  • Filipino President’s Homophobic Remark to US Ambassador
    Links: Express
  • Indian Film Maker Calls for Collaboration with Canada to End Discrimination
    Links: Express
  • OUTLine Reaches Out For Community Feedback with Survey and Workshop
    Links: Express
  • UN’s Egyptian Envoy Boycotts Mandate to Monitor Anti-Gay Violence
    Links: Express
  • Homophobia also reported in Otago Uni Halls
    An Otago University survey has indicated that some students in the Halls of Residence at the University have been on the receiving end of homophobia and it is suggested that a better response to incidents of harassment and homophobia is needed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indonesia: Getting Darker...
    When I last wrote about Indonesia in March 2016, it was obvious that there was a major 'moral panic' underway against LGBT Indonesians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI youth project is seeking Project Manager
    LGBTI youth initiative Outerspaces are currently looking to hire an experienced Project Manager for a short term project in the Wellington region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students advised to take complaints to Uni and Police
    Auckland law firm Ryken and Associates say that depending on the situation, University students facing harassment or assault within a halls of residence may need to make a formal complaint to Police...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Talk show host responds to allegations of racism
    Ellen DeGeneres has responded to accusations of racism after she posted a meme on her Twitter account that shows her on Olympian Usain Bolt’s back...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Māori, Indigenous and South Pacific HIV and AIDS Foundation
    The Māori, Indigenous poverty, housing, addictions, incarceration and access to health services with out stigma and discrimination - mentioned in the UNGASS HLM Political Declaration as an issue for Indigenous Peoples - places Whānau living with and affected by HIV as a very vulnerable community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Aug 2015

  • Tony Abbott’s Lesbian Sister Speaks Out on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Ak Outgames future to be decided tonight
    The fate of the 4th Asia Pacific Outgames, scheduled to be held in Auckland in February, hangs in the balance today with a decision due to be made tonight on whether it will go ahead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames future to be decided tonight
    The fate of the 4th Asia Pacific Outgames, scheduled to be held in Auckland in February, hangs in the balance today with a decision due to be made tonight on whether it will go ahead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames: Inflexibility and lack of communication
    Lack of communication from the board of Auckland Outgames 2016 Inc...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames: Inflexibility and lack of communication
    Lack of communication from the board of Auckland Outgames 2016 Inc...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Half of young Brits not completely straight
    Half of the young Brits who have taken part in a new national survey say they are not 100 per cent heterosexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singer abused at NZ vs Aus basketball game
    A gay Australian opera singer has sparked a rainbow tie campaign after a crowd member shouted he was a “faggot” for wearing one, after he sang the national anthems at the New Zealand vs Australia basketball game over the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Aug 2014

  • Jacinda Ardern Answers our Questions
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Kelly Ellis.
    Links: Express
  • Portia Wows Wife Ellen For Their 6th Wedding Anniversary
    Links: Express
  • "Cleaver" sent to Russian penal colony
    Maxim 'Cleaver' Martsinkevich A gay-hating Russian Neo-Nazi who filmed gay men being assaulted and humiliated, driving at least one to later commit suicide, has been sent to a Russian penal colony for five years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Out in the Park" - a bigger Wgtn fair day
    Waitangi Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A look at Dirty Politics
    Among the many claims of murky behaviour in Dirty Politics is that a political strategist has been colluding with blogger Cameron “Whale Oil” Slater to carry out “persistent negative attacks” to get conservative, hard right and ultimately anti-gay MPs into National’s ranks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aduba wins Emmy for "Crazy Eyes" role
    Actress Uzo Aduba has won an Emmy for her role as oddball lesbian Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Orange is the New Black...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Palmy Pride hits the Manawatu airwaves
    Manawatu has a new glbti radio show, which airs every Wednesday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report: seven murders in rural Uganda
    A purported victim of a Ugandan mob who is said to have later died from head wounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Star Aussie couple to get married in NZ
    Aussie showbiz couple Tim Campbell and Anthony Callea are to marry in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Aug 2013

  • 'Diamond Lil' dies, relatives sought
    Marcus Craig...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Presbyterians ask ministers to hold fire
    The Presbyterian Church is asking its ministers who have agreed to conduct same-sex weddings to hold fire to preserve the unity of the Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World-wide interest in NZ same-sex marriage
    World-wide interest in the availability of same-sex marriage, which becomes legal in New Zealand tomorrow, is growing with applications being downloaded from a number of overseas countries, particularly Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Aug 2012

  • GLBTI Asians to share stories at diversity forum
    This experiences of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex and Asian will be among the topics discussed at the first day of New Zealand Diversity Forum in Auckland this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queenstown ready to glam it up for Gay Ski Week
    Mandy and Sally Whitewoods A week out from the start of Gay Ski Week, the wife-and-wife team behind it say all indicators are pointing to an outstanding event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: Pussy Riot members jailed for two years
    Three members of punk band Pussy Riot have been jailed for two years prison in Russia for on hooliganism charges and, among other things, peddling “homosexual propaganda”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Aug 2011

  • An appreciation: Sir Paul Reeves RIP
    t Sir Paul Reeves, the religious and civic leader and ex-Governor General, who will be buried today, leaves a remarkable legacy for our gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • An appreciation: Sir Paul Reeves RIP
    t Sir Paul Reeves, the religious and civic leader and ex-Governor General, who will be buried today, leaves a remarkable legacy for our gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Criminal Justice Policy and LGBT Concerns
    Rehabilitation and punishment have always been the twin poles of criminal justice policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hope grows 'looting' charges will be dropped
    Arie Smith-Voorkamp was branded 'the face of looting' A gay couple will appear in court again next week over the theft of two light bulbs and a light fitting in the aftermath the February Christchurch earthquake, as supporters wait in hope that charges will be dropped...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Levine slams Idol for 'masking' gayness
    Adam Levine A spat has broken out between Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and an American Idol Producers over whether contestants are told to mask their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Aug 2010

  • A tribute to Dana DePaul
    Dana at the Gofta Awards in 1987 A Wellington legend will be missed for her glamour as much as her wonderfully brutal honesty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beyer pulls out of Masterton mayoral race
    Georgina Beyer Georgina Beyer has pulled out of the contest for the Masterton mayoralty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter to be "treated as independent"
    Chris Carter Parliament's Speaker has ruled Chris Carter will be treated as an independent MP, although he is still technically a member of the Labour Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Goulter to focus solely on Whanganui
    Jevan Goulter The gay political candidate who has barely been out of the papers in recent days has announced he is no longer running for the Wellington City Council to focus on his bid for Whanganui Mayoralty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mexico adds adoption rights for gay couples
    Human Rights Watch says a landmark ruling by Mexico's Supreme Court recognising the right of same-sex couples to adopt children in Mexico City upholds the core principle of equality for LGBT people in all aspects of their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Aug 2009

  • The first reading of the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: Parliament
  • Anti-provocation bill passes 1st reading
    Despite fears that the anti-provocation Bill's first reading would be delayed until later this week it has passed through Parliament with a unanimous vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: David Milne, aka, Dorabella
    OBITUARY: David Milne, (Dorabella) 1955 - 2009 David Milne David Milne, aka Dorabella, a long-term supporter, employee and friend of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation passed away from pneumonia in Brisbane last Thursday 13 August 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Aug 2008

  • Ellen and Portia marry in white (+pic)
    In the biggest celebrity union since California legalized same-sex marriage, Ellen DeGeneres, 50, and Portia de Rossi, 35, wed on Saturday night in an intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kitty Glitter and fresh snow for Gay Ski Week
    The international guest DJs are confirmed, and fresh snow has been dumped on Queenstown – with much more expected in coming days – so it's all looking good for Gay Ski Week 2008, says organiser Mike Sanford...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Aug 2007

  • Canadian official wiped 'Gay' on Wikipedia
    A computer in a Canadian government office was used to remove Wikipedia's homosexuality listing and replace it with religious anti-gay slurs, a new website has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Flowers and mirrorballs at Morgan's funeral
    Almost 200 people gathered to remember and celebrate the life of Auckland and Hamilton nightclub owner Nicholas Morgan yesterday at Hamilton Gardens' Pavilion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda rejects gay equality call
    Uganda will not give equal rights to gays and lesbians nor has it plans to legalise homosexuality, Ethics Minister James Nsaba Buturo has said...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Aug 2006

  • Rainbow Youth concert
    The ‘We Are Family' Rainbow Youth concert was “well supported” by gay and straight performers, and attracted MPs from both sides of the political divide, say organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Aug 2005

  • Anti-gay vandals' guerilla-style electioneering
    The hoardings of heterosexual Labour MPs are being targeted with spraypainted anti-gay abuse, but religious opponents are having problems of their own...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch launch for Cocksure campaign
    Just because you're gay and over 40 doesn't mean you're sexually unattractive or "over the hill" says a new innovative health campaign by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Gay Men's Health programme that is being launched in Christchurch this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Making the pitch: Candidates take the podium in Wellington
    The following addresses were made by a variety of political candidates on behalf of their parties at the recent GAP organised election forum...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Aug 2004

  • "Homosexual panic defence must go"
    The homosexual panic defence must go, says Dr Alison Laurie in the wake of the David McNee verdict...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second group joins anti-Destiny protest
    A second group has joined the Rally for Human Rights in standing up to Brian Tamaki's Enough is Enough hate march to Parliament on 23 August...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Aug 2003

  • McNee murder accused had been on parole
    It has been revealed that the man accused of murdering David McNee was freed from prison less than a month before the killing, having served only half of a two-year prison sentence for an unknown crime...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Aug 2002

  • A man is arrested in connection with the killing of John Rogers. (Tauranga, New Zealand)
    Rogers was found near a public domain toilet block in central Tauranga.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Tauranga murder suspect charged
    A 34 year old Auckland man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing murder of a Tauranga gay man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Aug 1991

  • A television debate is broadcast on whether there should be ordained homosexual ministers in the Christian Church (New Zealand)
    The debate was broadcast on TV1.

Sat 18 Aug 1990

  • A lesbian ball is held (Auckland, New Zealand)

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