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Sat 20 Aug 2022

  • New WHO guidelines: Monkeypox could be classified as an Sexually Transmitted Infection
    Monkeypox may be reclassified as a sexually transmitted infection by the World Health Organisation (WHO), The Telegraph understands...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Shaneel Lal: Manly players pick and choose when it suits them to be Christian-like
    OPINION: Three Manly Sea Eagle players who refused to wear the Pride jersey have had no qualms about supporting their colleague after he stabbed a Mormon church youth leader...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 20 Aug 2021

  • Exclusive: Nikki Kaye Urges National to Reconsider Opposition to Conversion Therapy...
    Links: Express
  • POSE Season 3: Elektra’s Arc
    Links: Express
  • Sexuality and Success: How Lil Nas X Changed The Game
    Links: Express
  • Watch: The Queens of Drag Race UK Season 3 Ruvealed
    Links: Express

Thu 20 Aug 2020

  • Baseball commentator just kissed his career goodbye with on-air gay slur
    Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has been suspended from working Cincinnati's games after using an anti-gay slur on air, prompting the team to apologise for the "horrific, homophobic remark...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Homophobic Couple Who Pointed Guns At BLM Protesters To Speak At...
    Links: Express

Tue 20 Aug 2019

  • Extensive supervision order granted to strictly monitor 'high risk' HIV positive recidivist child sex offender
    An Extended Supervision Order has been granted by the court to strictly monitor a repeat child sex offender who threatened to give "many people HIV, HEP C"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • High-risk child sex offender Laken McKay to be monitored after release from prison
    HIV positive paedophile who assaulted multiple children will be back on the streets next month...
    Links: Stuff
  • High-risk child sex offender to be strictly monitored after September release
    A HIV positive repeat child sex offender will be released from jail next month, but will be heavily monitored by the Department of Corrections for seven years...
    Links: RNZ
  • Australian Police Formally Apologise to Rainbow Community for Historical Prosecution
    Links: Express
  • Yungblud Discusses Being Sexually Fluid And Breaking Gender Norms
    Links: Express

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Sun 20 Aug 2017

  • Montreal Apologises for Historic LGBT+ Raids
    Links: Express
  • Officers Provoke Inmates to Attack Psychologist Reporting LGBT+ Abuse
    Links: Express
  • OUTLine Sees Drastic Increase in Call Volume
    Links: Express

Sat 20 Aug 2016

  • August Drag Wars: Season Two!
    Links: Express
  • Police entrapment of gays in Egypt
    Police entrapment using hook-up apps are just one of the fears gay Egyptians must now face following the reigning in of the relatively trusted army and the resurgence of the hated police...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Aug 2015

  • Auckland Pride Seeks New Parade Director as Richard Taki Declines to...
    Links: Express
  • Tiffany and Co. to Open Store in Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Trans Personality Mary Haddock Staniland to Feature on New Zealand Version...
    Links: Express
  • Watch: The Inspiring Story of Magic Stormers – Uganda’s Transgender Basketball...
    Links: Express
  • $20,000 needed to secure Auckland Outgames
    Some kind of sporting competition will be held in Auckland next February – but for it to be the Asia Pacific Outgames, $20,000 needs to be secured...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Akl Pride seeking new Parade Producer
    Auckland Pride is looking for a new Pride Parade Producer for the 2016 event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Announcement on Outgames expected soon
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Door open to Outgames or alternative event
    While acknowledging there is a big challenge ahead, GLISA Asia Pacific is keeping the door wide open for the Asia Pacific Outgames to go ahead in Auckland in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Park to be a full week festival
    Out in the Park will mark 30 years since Homosexual Law Reform and its own 30th anniversary with a week-long festival of events in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Richard Tankersley: Our journey is ongoing
    Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley reflects back on some of our milestones, and looks ahead to what still needs to be achieved...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Aug 2014

  • GABA AGM – Empire Tavern
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Jan Logie.
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Robert Moore.
    Links: Express
  • A year on: a snapshot of NZ couples
    Cambridge photographer Beverley Ashburner has put together a slideshow featuring New Zealand couples and families to mark a year of marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cheers as Carnegie voted GABA president
    Heather Carnegie The country's largest glbti business group has a woman president for only the second time in its three-decades long history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Criticism of "insulting" contest continues
    File Photo One of the groups which campaigned for marriage equality says a radio competition asking two straight friends to get married is “insulting”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Key, Hackergate and the National Party list
    Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager Why did concern arise over the Prime Minister's stance on marriage equality and what about his attitude to other LGBT legislative reforms and social issues? The answer is blowing in the wind...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New stories sought for Legacy Project
    After a brilliant first outing at Auckland Pride Festival in February, fresh scripts are being sought for the Legacy Project 2015...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Africa: Lesbian raped and murdered
    An 18-year-old lesbian has been brutally raped and murdered in South Africa, in what is suspected to be a case of “corrective rape”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two candidates vie for GABA Presidency
    Skot Barnett and Heather Carnegie have both been nominated as President Current Gay Auckland Business Association President Skot Barnett is being challenged for the role by Executive Member Heather Carnegie, with the vote to be held at the organisation’s AGM tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda criminalises HIV transmission
    Uganda President Yoweri Museveni President President Yoweri Museveni has signed a bill which introduces fines and prison sentences for the transmission of HIV in Uganda...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Aug 2013

  • Mr Gay World arrives home minus stolen trophy
    Olwage arrives at Auckland International Airport Chris Olwage, Mr Gay New Zealand and Mr Gay World 2013, has just arrived back in the country after his triumphant win in Antwerp, minus one of his hard-earned trophies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pre-weddings Wgtn lunch raises over $3,000
    (Pic: Jenny O'Connor) A “family” lunch in Wellington held on Sunday to celebrate the legalising of same-sex marriage has raised more than $3000 for queer youth support group, School’s Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UN office comdemns Russia's anti-gay laws
    Claude Cahn The United Nations human rights office has urged Russia's president to consider the welfare of glbti people in Russia and to repeal laws banning 'homosexual propaganda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weddings coverage "affirming" for glbti people
    The extensive and positive media coverage of yesterday's first legal same-sex weddings affirms that everybody has the right to choose the partner who is right for them, says national counseling and support organisation OutlineNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whistleblower journalist's gay partner detained
    David Miranda and Glenn Greenwald The gay partner of the journalist who first interviewed US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has been detained at Heathrow Airport and questioned under the UK's Terrorism Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Aug 2012

  • Columnist George gets on anti-equality bandwagon
    Garth George Conservative Christian columnist Garth George has questioned marriage equality in his latest opinion piece, and claims that while he expects to be labelled a homophobe he has “no phobias about homosexuality, male or female”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayOk! hits Hawke's Bay
    File photo We’re told Hawke’s Bay is a pretty tough place to be a young gay, lesbian, bi or trans young person...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Justice Minister now pro gay equality, marriage
    Hon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Michigan: Defamed gay student wins compo
    Chris Armstrong The University of Michigan's first openly-gay student body president has been awardedUS$4...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Aug 2011

  • Arie case: call for an apology from the top
    Arie Smith-Voorkamp An advocate for Asperger's sufferers is so disgusted at the case against gay Christchurch couple Cornelius Arie Smith-Voorkamp and Michael Davis he is calling not only for it to be quashed, but also for the Prime Minister to personally apologise to the couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aural Pleasure: Marty Roberts
    DJ Marty will be in action at Phoenix Trade on 10 September DJ and promoter of the upcoming Phoenix Trade party in Auckland Marty Roberts shares the five tracks that are heating up his decks right now! Get a Phoenix taster here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teacher suspended over Facebook post
    Jerry Buell A Florida teacher has been suspended after he ranted on Facebook that the news gay marriage had been legalised in New York almost made him vomit...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Aug 2010

  • Adoption agency loses bid to discriminate
    A Roman Catholic adoption charity in the United Kingdom has lost its appeal to be allowed to discriminate against gay men and women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family to celebrate five years on K' Rd
    Family Bar and Club will this Sunday mark five years as the hot beating pulse of Auckland's gay nightlife with a party to remember...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Longtime staff member parts ways with NZAF
    Jenkin (left) was a judge at the recent Mr Urge Leather contest The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's National Campaigns Co-ordinator Douglas Jenkin has has parted ways with the organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Aug 2009

  • Addressing a culture of gay-bashing violence
    As Parliament began debating the first reading of the Government-sponsored Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill which seeks to strike down what has become known as 'gay panic defence,' Greens MP Kevin Hague stood up as a gay man to explain to the House why the old legislation must be changed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay and defacto adoption bill still in ballot
    UPDATE 2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legal surrogacy to include same-sex couples
    Same sex couples in Queensland will soon be allowed to become parents through altruistic surrogacy, the state Premier has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transsexuals win right to be deemed men
    Two Australian female-to-male transsexuals have won the right to be considered men without having to undergo surgery on their reproductive organs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Aug 2008

  • 'Trannylicious' Venus deMars tours NZ
    UPDATED 30 August 2008 - deMars' Auckland concert has now been cancelled...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brian McFadden says he's not homophobic
    Homophobic comments by ex-boybander Brian McFadden on Auckland's MoreFM earlier this month were a 'joke' and his thoughts on men wearing the colour pink should not be taken out of context, says the singer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brown murder accused will face High Court
    Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach, accused of the late December killing of gay Onehunga man Ron Brown, is now scheduled to face trial next year at Auckland's High Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag queens will ride with Boobs on Bikes
    Today's tits-out parade in Auckland CBD will again feature a car load of drag queens, as the queen city's tranny divas are keen to lend their support to the controversial event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Lesbian stalker "a danger to women"
    A British lesbian has been sentenced to an indeterminate term in a mental facility after pleading guilty to stalking, threatening to kill and intimidating her former lawyer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Aug 2007

  • Manawatu's LGBT group to celebrate 30yrs
    "30 Years and still going strong...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Natalie Imbruglia's cousin in sex-op stand
    A transgender cousin of Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia says new federal laws will force Australians seeking sex-change operations overseas to risk humiliating body cavity and strip searches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remembering Nicholas Morgan 1948-2007
    It's no surprise that the funeral of Nicholas Morgan was well-attended...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sharia Law: Lesbians, gays and... Islam?
    In many Muslim dominated societies, conservative Muslims believe that 'sharia law' justifies the execution of lesbians and gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen in Chekov's The Seagull
    Sir Ian McKellen with Richard Goulding The Seagull by Anton Chekov Royal Shakespeare Company of Great Britain Dir: Trevor Nunn ASB Theatre, The Edge, Auckland In its own way, “The Seagull” stands as important a work from the nineteenth century as Shakespeare's “King Lear” from the seventeenth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Aug 2004

  • Auckland gay Christians' CU service
    Lesbian Presbyterian minister Margaret Mayman will be the star turn at a church service and discussion for gay Auckland Christians following the progress of the Civil Unions debate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Excitement builds for Q'town Gay Ski Week
    "Last year, there was a young local Queenstown guy who emailed me at the end of the week to say he hadn't had so much sex in his life!" laughs Mike, organiser of Gay Ski Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maxim and "Toleration"
    In its latest Real Issues, Maxim accuses the LGBT communities of stretching "passive" public acceptance of homosexuality "too far" over the Civil Union Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Muslim faith taken into account for gay killing
    The homosexual panic defence has again been used to reduce a murder charge to manslaughter, but more disturbingly, the killer's Muslim beliefs were also taken into account in considering his sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Aug 2003

  • NZer opens Belfast's first gay sauna
    New Zealand-born Andre Graham has opened Belfast's first gay sauna, in a move welcomed by police who have since noticed a marked decline in local men cruising in parks and toilets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Aug 1976

  • Television news report: Gay Pride Week (New Zealand)
    Looks at the Gay Liberation Movement's Gay Pride Week. Tonight, ref: TZP3871.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Bruce Mason on "Courting Blackbird" (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP2031.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 20 Aug 1972

  • Gay Liberation holds activities during the University Arts Festival (Auckland, New Zealand)

Fri 20 Aug 1909

  • Artist Rodney Kennedy is born (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

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