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Thu 19 Aug 2021

  • Anti-Gay Law Rejected In Uganda
    Links: Express
  • Human Trials of HIV Vaccine Could Start As Early As Tomorrow
    Links: Express

Wed 19 Aug 2020

  • Auckland on shortlist with Brisbane and six others for multi-million dollar Gay Games
    A nine-day event, the Gay Games are estimated to inject US$100 million (NZ$152m), into the economy...
    Links: Stuff
  • Exploring the Gay Man’s True Nature
    Links: Express
  • Robbed, Beaten And Left For Dead : Trans Women Attacked As...
    Links: Express

Mon 19 Aug 2019

  • Captain Mau – Ali is Our Kiwi #MeToo Marvel
    Links: Express
  • Tom Sainsbury to Run for Mayor of Auckland as Alter Ego...
    Links: Express

Sun 19 Aug 2018

  • 'The king and his husband': The gay history of British royals
    Ordinarily, the wedding of a junior member of the British royal family wouldn't attract much global attention...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Free speech battle brews between feminist and trans-activist groups
    A company has pulled posters commemorating women's suffrage after pressure from LBTGI youth groups who say the feminist blogger behind the poster campaign holds transgender exclusionary beliefs...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ Lesbian Group Against Gender Self-Identification Bill
    Links: Express

Fri 19 Aug 2016

  • Auckland Seminar to Demystify HIV
    Links: Express
  • Review: Bright Beyond Belief
    Links: Express
  • Chch writers fest event to raise funds for LGBTI youth
    An event at next week’s WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival will raise funds for LGBTI youth organisation, Q-topia, helping them to continue advocacy, support and education work with LGBTI youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nearly half of all s/s marriages are overseas couples
    Nearly half of all same-sex marriages in New Zealand have been couples who have traveled from overseas to wed in our corner of the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One of London's oldest gay pubs to close its doors
    One of the longest-standing gay bars in London will be closing its doors after over 50 years in business...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Puāwai Festival back again for World AIDS Day
    This World AIDS Day the Puāwai Festival will once again help to reduce the stigma of HIV through performance, laughter and song...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Mating in Captivity
    Only a couple of generations ago, getting married in your late teens or early twenties was the norm...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Aug 2015

  • Auckland OutGames WILL Proceed
    Links: Express
  • Elton John Blasts “Boorishly Bigoted” Italian Mayor Over GLBT Book Ban
    Links: Express
  • President Obama Appoints First Ever Transgender White House Staff Member
    Links: Express
  • "People are not marrying their pets" - Hague
    One of the MPs who was crucial to New Zealand securing marriage equality says two years on, businesses are not being forced to close and nobody is marrying their pets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Advance Australia fair
    Today marks two years since marriage equality came into effect in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dr Peter Saxton: It's time for health equality
    Two years on from marriage equality, Dr Peter Saxton from the Gay Men’s Sexual Health research group says it’s time to assert our right to health equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dr Peter Saxton: It's time for health equality
    Two years on from marriage equality, Dr Peter Saxton from the Gay Men’s Sexual Health research group says it’s time to assert our right to health equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First insurance company gets Rainbow Tick
      Sovereign has become the first insurance company to score a Rainbow Tick, which marks it as a welcoming workplace for lgbti staff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How far have we come? Not very.
    “While trans women fought shoulder to shoulder with homosexuals for rainbow rights, there are many who see trans issues as having been thrown under the bus by a community blinded by its own fabulosity,” writes lawyer and TransAdocates member Kelly Ellis, in our two years on from marriage equality in NZ series...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP who helped clinch Law Reform dies
    George Gair, a former senior National MP who played a key role in the passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Since marriage: How far have we come?
    Today marks two years since the first same-sex couples married in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Aug 2014

  • 926 Same Sex Marriage One Year On.
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Guilty Kiss
    Links: Express
  • A year on: 0ver 900 same-sex marriages
    Richard Taki and Shane Scally married in Auckland Figures released to mark one year of marriage equality in New Zealand show there have been 926 same-sex weddings in New Zealand since August 19, 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Celebrating a year of marriage
    Three married couples tell us how life has been since they wed, and what being married means to them - the magic of being able to say "wife" and "husband"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Star WNBA couple get engaged
    After a whirlwind two month relationship, two opposing WNBA players are engaged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall praises application of marriage law
    "I’m proud of our continued progression to full equality under the law," Louisa Wall says...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Aug 2013

  • The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013 is enacted (New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia
  • 10.10AM: OZ couple change CU to marriage
    Whitney and Mara A thrilled Australian and Italian couple have just emerged from the Auckland registry office, having changed their Civil Union status to become a married couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 11.20AM: Lesbian couple wed at 30,000 feet
    An Auckland-based couple has this morning celebrated the legalisation of same sex marriage in New Zealand by saying "I do" in an Air New Zealand aircraft at 30,000 feet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 7.15AM: Radio promo weddings ready to go
    Tash Vitali and Melissa Ray 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 7.45AM: Male flowergirl at Rotorua weddings
    Richard Rawstorn and Richard Andrew A male flower girl is to be a feature of a dual same-sex wedding ceremony which will kick off soon in Rotorua...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8.15AM: "It's just like a normal wedding!"
    ZM, Air NZ and an Aussie couple are first in line for licenses at the Auckland Registry Office 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8.25AM: Weddings underway, awaiting papers
    The happy ZM courier guy ready to rush to the Auckland wedding 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8.45AM: Paperwork all done for first weddings
    Three same-sex marriage licenses have been collected from the Auckland registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages the moment the doors opened...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8.55AM: Three couples now legally hitched
    Richard Rawstorn and Richard Andrew 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie and Kiwi couples ready to tie the knot
    The Australian couple 9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Australian men wed at Te Papa marae
    Two Australian men have been married today as part of a promotion mounted by Tourism NZ and Te Papa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Birth, adoption certificates also change today
    Jeff Montgomery Marriage license forms are just the tip of the iceberg of changed paperwork which has been set in place by Births Deaths and Marriages staff at the Department of Internal Affairs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa's poem: Touched by an Angel
    Lesbian MP Louisa Wall with Unitarian Church minister Rev Matt Tittle Moments before Tash Vitali and Melissa Ray spoke their vows and became legally married this morning at the Ponsonby Unitarian Church, marriage equality campaigner Louisa Wall MP read out Maya Angelou's classic love poem...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mel s surreal "wife and wife" moment
    "It was  really surreal," says Tash Vitali of the moment when Unitarian minister Rev Matt Tittle proclaimed her and Melissa Ray "wife and wife...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Minimum of 15 same-sex couples wed today
    Jess Ives and Rachel Briscoe, one of the couples married in Rotorua this morning A minimum of fifteen same-sex couples married around the country today, the first day that same-sex marriages became legal, according to figures released minutes ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NIne same-sex registry weddings today
    Nine same-sex couples are booked in to have registry office weddings around the country today, the first day same-sex marriages become legal in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tash and Mel's wedding: the pics!
    Pics of Tash and Melissa's wonderful Ponsonby Unitarian Church wedding...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Aug 2012

  • Gay Talk Tonight: Sam Shore
    On Andrew Whiteside's new online series Gay Talk Tonight, Sam Shore talks about the anti-homophobia campaign WTF...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moscow bans pride parades for 100 years
    Moscow's top court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russian anti-gays trying to sue Madonna
    Madonna displaying the message "No Fear" at her St Petersburg concert A group of Russian anti-gay activists are trying to sue Madonna for US$10 million (NZ$12...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Aug 2011

  • Blindfolded hotel meet-up story unveiled
    A bizarre tale has emerged from Wellington of a man being blindfolded in a hotel sex meet-up with a 'mystery' woman, who turned out to actually be a man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Aug 2010

  • Get your Cho on!
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hikoi marches on towards grand finale
    The Hikoi hits Christchurch, Miss Ribena is on the right The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Hikoi on Heels has already raised around $5,000 heading into its final stop in Wellington this Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian cut from yearbook for wearing tux
    Ceara Sturgis A Mississippi teenager is suing her school district, after she was left out of her school yearbook for wearing a tuxedo in her photo...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More FM host will not apologise
    More FM Tauranga's breakfast show host will not apologise for using the word 'poofter' on air...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Swift hunt for new OUTLine GM
    It has brand new offices and now Auckland-based phone support organisation OUTLine is seeking a new General Manager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The roller derby revival
    I walk into an over-a-couple-of-beers interview with two of the Pirate City Rollers girls with the dopey misconception roller derby is 'a lesbian sport'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Aug 2009

  • Family Court calls for same-sex adoption
    New Zealand's highest-ranking Family Court judge wants the law changed so same-sex and de-facto couples can adopt children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More sexy undies photo winners!
    We're bringing you more guys showing off their undies to win hot fashion undie prizes! Thanks for the great photos, and we're still accepting more! Each guy we publish instantly wins a pair of fun Lex Collection underwear, plus an invite to appear on stage at SEARCH FOR AN UNDERWEAR MODEL 2009 Family Bar, Auckland, 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The parties' stances on 'loathsome' law
    The Parliamentary bill to have 'gay panic' defence struck from the lawbooks passed its first reading with unanimous support last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Aug 2008

  • Britain needs gay spies
    The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation, in a move that reflects dramatic changes in the attitudes of the British establishment over the last decade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hollow Men II? The Christian Right 08
    What role will the New Zealand Christian Right play in the forthcoming general election? By my estimate, there are four central Christian Right organisations- and in the case of the anti-abortionists Voice for Life and Right to Life New Zealand, their attention is focused predominantly on RTLNZ's court case against the Abortion Supervisory Committee, now headed for the Court of Appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radical Queers plan protest at Temperance
    In protest at the treatment of three drag queens who were forcibly removed from Wellington's Temperance bar earlier this month, a group of 'Radical Queers' in the capital are planning a 'dress-up party' protest at the bar this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Salvation's 5 years of big tunes and bright lasers
    Salvation Party recipe: Get hot DJs (some from Sydney if available)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Bisexuality
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 25 August: Hinemoana Baker This programme is the story of two people, Hinemoana Baker and Sandra Dickson who are confident in their skin as bisexual women...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Aug 2007

  • Brazil to pay for gender-change operations
    Brazil's government says the country's public health care system will cover the cost of sex-change operations, after a federal court ruled the procedure was a constitutional right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canada: Power pack sees gay MP wed
    As heavy rain poured down on this picturesque Nova Scotia community, Liberal MP Scott Brison married his same-sex partner on Saturday, with many former and current MP friends in attendance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hell Man!
    Helen Medlyn “Hell Man” is advertised as the last of Helen Medlyn and Penny Dodd in their surefire cabaret forms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen in Shakespeare's mighty King Lear
    Sir Ian McKellen and Sylvester McCoy Review: King Lear, by William Shakespeare Sir Ian McKellen and the Royal Shakespeare Company of Great Britain Directed by Trevor Nunn ASB Theatre, The Edge August 18 On a globe that is changing faster than its occupants or their domain can adapt, it's perhaps somewhat comforting to know that some things never change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Why aren't gays using condoms? - NZ study
    Researchers want to find out why gay and bisexual men tend not to use condoms for sex despite the trebling of new HIV cases in New Zealand in the past seven years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Aug 2006

  • J Kirby delivers 'home truths' on gay rights
    Australia's most well-known gay judge, Justice Michael Kirby, has urged gays to help break the “spell of silence” and continue to fight to eradicate homophobia and discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • While America screeched?
    Recently, I read a most regrettable anti-Muslim book that was written by an otherwise thoughtful gay man who should know better - US gay conservative Bruce Bawer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Aug 2005

  • Our lives are a Moral Issue!
    Homosexuality is no more a moral issue than menstruation, but the Sunday Star-Times "morals debate" wants New Zealanders to believe otherwise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suffer, scientific validity...
    Even if we're in the midst of a general election campaign, the US Christian Right is still transmitting propaganda to its satellites...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Aug 2004

  • "Destiny should be allowed to promote hate"
    David Benson-Pope has been branded a "fundamentalist leftie" using "dirty politics" for his publicly-expressed concern over the Destiny Church hate marches by NZ Herald columnist Garth George...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil Unions Campaign boycotts hate march
    The Campaign for Civil Unions will not be attending the Destiny Church hate march to Parliament on Monday, instead holding a media briefing at St Andrew's on the Terrace for later in the afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Aug 2003

  • Darren McDonald speaks out
    Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald has spoken publicly for the first time about his homosexuality, and his addiction to drugs which cost him his job as a newsreader...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellis case expert discredited
    A Christchurch psychiatrist who helped convict Peter Ellis has been discredited for her evidence in another sexual abuse case, which has seen a court of appeal order a retrial...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Aug 1998

  • National Government introduces a Human Rights Amendment saying it will bring Government into line with HRC Act (with some exceptions) (New Zealand)

Sat 19 Aug 1995

  • The fifth annual AIDS Benefit Concert for the Hamilton branch of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation takes place (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    The concert is hosted by broadcaster Lianne Clarke and held at the Trustbank Community Theatre. The Governor General Dame Catherine Tizard attends in her capacity as patron of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.
    Links: NZ.com

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