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Fri 21 Aug 2020

  • The annual National Day of Silence takes place around the country (New Zealand)
    The event is a day of action in which students 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
  • Baseball Broadcaster Suspended After Using Homophobic Slur Live on Air
    Links: Express
  • Drag Race Fans Devastated As Legend Chi Chi DeVayne Loses Battle...
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious | A Sexy Soft-Top For Spring
    Links: Express
  • Wellington’s LGBT Cocktail Lounge at Level Two
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Aug 2019

  • Jan Logie tours the Rainbow Room (Parliament buildings)
    MP Jan Logie tours the newly refurnished Rainbow Room at Parliament.
    Features: Jan Logie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Gay Swans fans urge change
    AFL club accused of hypocrisy for taking Qatari cash while backing Rainbow Pride...
    Links: Stuff
  • Adult Star Facing Backlash After Refusing to Work with HIV Positive...
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Aug 2018

  • “They do not speak for me.” Louisa Wall Slams Anti Trans...
    Links: Express
  • Review: ATC’s Filthy Business
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Aug 2017

  • BANG! Episode 4: Love and Marriage
    Melody Thomas leads a frank and often-entertaining exploration into sex, sexuality and intimacy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Not just side-kicks! Asian Men debunk stereotypes
    Sick of being discriminated against? Asian men debunk and challenge emasculating stereotypes and bare all as they speak candidly about love, dating and more...
    Links: RNZ
  • Television Critic, Melenie Parkes
    Melenie discusses three programmes today: Prime Suspect: Tennison, TVNZ1, Comrade Detective, Amazon Prime, Gay Of Thrones, Amazon Prime, You Tube...
    Links: RNZ
  • Drag Queens Jump in to Help Kiwi Man Attacked in Sydney
    Links: Express
  • Family First Lose Charity Status
    Links: Express
  • Student Life And Experiences: Otago University
    Links: Express

Sun 21 Aug 2016

  • Locker Room Two: Steamier Than Ever!
    Links: Express
  • RUSH 17: A Women’s Dance
    Links: Express

Fri 21 Aug 2015

  • Caitlyn Jenner Could be Facing Manslaughter Charges Next Week
    Links: Express
  • Warwick Rowers Are Back Stripping Off in Support of Gay Rights
    Links: Express
  • "I'm gay" name tag sparks work dispute
    A straight supermarket worker who walked off the job over a spat which began when another employee wrote 'I'm gay' on his name badge has lost his Employment Relations Authority claim...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scotland and the (Dis) United Kingdom
    It may be a 'sleeper' international news item, but according to BBC News, the issue of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is once again back on the front burner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trailer: Carol
    The trailer has been released for Carol, a film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara which is based on Patricia Highsmith's classic 1952 lesbian novel The Price of Salt...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Aug 2014

  • Nikki Kaye Answers our Questions
    Links: Express
  • Scene 2014
    Links: Express
  • Straight Friends Marry To Win Rugby World Cup Contest
    Links: Express
  • Akl Uni to host lgbti pre-election forum
    Kevin Hague and Jamie Whyte have confirmed they will take part An Auckland lgbti pre-election forum will be held next Thursday as part of Auckland University's Pride Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus urged to recognise overseas weddings
    Aussies Jess Lawrence and Kate McClenahan won a Gay Ski Week competition to marry in Queenstown last year Australian marriage equality campaigners are asking their Senate to recognise the marriages of same-sex couples who have tied the knot overseas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lole-Taylor plummets down party list
    Asenati Lole-Taylor A New Zealand First MP who has sparked anger with her comments about transgender prisoners has reportedly sunk to 17th place on her party list...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride week @ Akl Uni
    A pre-election forum, a panel on homophobia in sport and a screening of Priscilla opened by the Vice Chancellor are among the numerous events organised for Auckland University’s Pride Week, which starts on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queenstown's rainbow makeover begins
    Gay Ski Week's Sally Whitewoods with Ziptrek staff A fittingly located ‘Camp St’ store is the first Queenstown business to get into the Gay Ski Week mood, by giving its shop and staff a rainbow makeover...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study has interesting lesbian sex findings
    A new study shows lesbians are significantly more likely to orgasm during sex than straight or bisexual women, while women overall have more varied and less predictable orgasms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Williams in gay role in unreleased film
    In one of the movies Robin Williams filmed before his death he plays a married man confronting his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Aug 2013

  • New blood ready to get OUTLine pumping
    Trevor Easton After a turbulent period, OUTLine has a new Manager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Mr Gay Waikato to be crowned
    The new Mr Gay Waikato will be decided at a pageant at Hamilton’s Shine this Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pro-Futility Movement?
    Family First: Failed to prevent marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russian athlete denies kiss was pro-gay
    Tatyana Firova (l) and Kseniya Ryzhov (r) kiss on the podium...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Aug 2012

  • Christian leaders hit back at Catholics over letter
    A group of Christian leaders have slammed a letter from Roman Catholic bishops to youth condemning marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New leadership team elected by LegaliseLove
    As the first reading of Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill looms, Wellington-based lobby group LegaliseLove has elected two new co-chairs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Aug 2010

  • Complaints about McDonald's ad dismissed
    Complaints that a McDonald's ad promoted homophobia have found no favour with the Advertising Standard's Complaints Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian Hooters waitress for Next Top Model
    Kayla One of the finalists in the upcoming series of America's Next Top Model is a lesbian Hooters waitress and soccer player...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Aug 2009

  • Same-sex couple adoption? Don't hold your breath
    Removing legal barriers to same sex couples adopting children will not happen any time soon, according to the gay and lesbian MPs polled today by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Aug 2008

  • Audience ballot to decide Mr. Gay Waikato
    Hamilton's Shine nightclub is bringing back the popular Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Florida school sued over 'gay witch hunt'
    When a Floridian high school senior told her principal that students were taunting her for being a lesbian, he told her homosexuality is wrong, outed her to her parents and ordered her to stay away from children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Forum reveals parties staying true to form
    There were few surprises at tonight's Rainbow Wellington pre-election Candidates' Forum, with most political party representatives either stressing their parties' proven commitment to glbt issues or expressing personal views in lieu of party policies, and with the Greens, Progressive and Labour most clearly articulating their glbt-friendliness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planning Auckland's new LGBT Centre
    Auckland needs a central place for LGBT people to meet and get support and information, says Rankine's research Since K' Road's Pride Centre closed in 2004, central Auckland – generally regarded as the gay capital of New Zealand – has been without an LGBT headquarters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmania: "Kissing qualifies as sex" claim
    Tasmania's blood supply agency has clung to AIDS myths dispelled more than 20 years ago to defend its blood ban in the anti-discrimination case brought by 25-year-old gay man Michael Cain...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Aug 2007

  • "Village People clich
    A professor at a UK University has accused Gaydar and other online community websites of using "Village People clichés" to categorise gay men into stereotypical groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wellington to fund local groups
    Rainbow Wellington has raised funds to share with GLBT groups within the Wellington region, and is asking for applications from groups planning "a one-off project which is of direct and demonstrable benefit to the GLBT community"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Aug 2006

  • NZAF Board: Accountability is the key
    Late last year the NZAF embarked on a Constitutional review, caused by what some have described (rightly or wrongly) as the autocracy of certain members of the Board telling all the staff - and everyone else - what they ought to do...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review deadline looms for HIV+ Fund
    HIV-positive people have just one week left to make submissions on the review of the Wellness Fund, which is administered by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and provides grants for care and support within the HIV-positive community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Bishop of Bling is Revolting...
    Yes, the Bishop of Bling, Brian Tamaki, is stirring to life once again, and this time, he's revolting...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Aug 2005

  • NZ film premieres on world stage
    A New Zealand gay-themed comedy, Quiet Night In, is one of only twelve feature films to have been selected from around the world to screen at the Stratford-Upon-Avon International Digital Film Festival next weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Aug 2004

  • Libertarianz condemn TV church march
    Brian Tamaki and his television church marches are the work of "mean-spirited ayatollahs", according to the Libertarianz Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Real Christians take stand against TV church
    Mainline Christians on Monday will take a stand against the telechurch politics of Brian Tamaki and the Destiny Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Aug 2003

  • First feature for Max Currie
    Former Queer Nation host and ex-pat Kiwi Max Currie is set to shoot his first feature, The Rooftop, in New York this October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Medical Marijuana: Palliative Pot and PLWA's
    Two weeks ago, the Health Select Committee released its long-awaited report on the health status of marijuana...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Medical Marijuana: Palliative Pot and PLWA's
    Two weeks ago, the Health Select Committee released its long-awaited report on the health status of marijuana...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Aug 2002

  • The Hero Incorporated Society is wound up. (Auckland, United States of America)
    The Society was responsible for Auckland's Hero parties and parade.
    Links: Queer News Aotearoa
  • Beyond The Lavender Ceiling
    Political columnist Doreen Agassiz-Suddens continues to examine the new Parliament through gay-tinted glasses, wondering how Auckland Mayor Banks and Minister of Local Government Carter will co-exist and pondering on the political power of the word "lesbian...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Aug 1986

  • Newspaper report: an interview with Terry and Marge (born in New Zealand) (San Francisco, New Zealand)
    Both had come to the United States as war brides and now lived together. Marge was born in Auckland on 8 September 1921.
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

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