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On This Day: 25th August

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Wed 25 Aug 2021

  • Gay Volleyball Coach Forced To Resign From Christian High School In...
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Level 4 Lockdown: Ray Wedlake
    Links: Express

Tue 25 Aug 2020

  • Call to Decimalise Homosexuality in the Cook Islands
    Links: Express
  • Call to Decriminalise Homosexuality in the Cook Islands
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Aug 2019

  • To some, this queer couple looks straight. For him, that's okay. But for her, it feels 'like a lie'.
    When Kate Murray and Andy Arnold first started dating in their early twenties, they were part of a tight knit group of lesbian friends in Washington, DC...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Locker Room – The NZ Falcons Strip!
    Links: Express
  • Study Highlights Disturbing Global Reach Of ‘Conversion Therapy’
    Links: Express

Sat 25 Aug 2018

  • Launch of the ILGA World Conference 2019 (Wellington)
    Audio from the launch of the ILGA World Conference 2019, held at the National Library of New Zealand on 24 August 2018.
    Features: Andre du Plessis, Elizabeth Kerekere, Georgina Beyer, Helen Kennedy, Kevin Haunui, Tīwhanawhana, Tony Nightingale
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Chelsea Manning - Traitor or hero?
    Chelsea Manning is an activist, politician, and former US army solider...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lizzie Marvelly - Growing up feminist in Aotearoa
    Lizzie Marvelly is a musician and multi-media writer and producer...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 25 Aug 2017

  • Lesbian who invented 15 rapes, sexual assaults jailed for 10 years
    By Victoria Ward A fantasist who invented rape and sexual assault allegations against 15 men to get attention from her girlfriend has been jailed for 10 years...
    Links: NZ Herald

Thu 25 Aug 2016

  • Concepts Matter: A Game of Two Halves in The Absurdity of...
    Links: Express
  • Diversity a Key Theme at Gay Ski Week QT
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi GLBT Leader in Germany Diagnosed with Cancer
    Links: Express
  • Calls for LGBTI community to address homelessness
    With no mention of LGBTI-specific issues at the first national Homelessness Inquiry held in Auckland - despite 26% of LGBTI youth who come out to family becoming disowned and homeless - an Auckland-based local body representative calls on the LGBTI community to step up, saying we play an important role in addressing these issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GSWQT opening party sells out
    The Gay Ski Week QT opening party has sold out, three days before the largest LGBTI Winter Pride in the Southern hemisphere kicks off...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI community leader diagnosed with cancer
    Friends and family of prominent LGBTI community leader Daniel Chorley are reaching out to the community for support after he was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphatic cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New events added to Gay Ski Week QT lineup
    The countdown is on until Gay Ski Week QT and organisers have just announced that three new events have been added to the lineup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Over $4k raised for RY at tattoo flash day
    Two Hands Tattoo have raised over $4000 today for queer and gender diverse youth support organisation, RainbowYOUTH...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliament call for submissions on historic convictions
    Parliament's Justice and Electoral Committee have announced it will be taking submissions over the next six weeks on a petition calling for historic homosexual convictions to be overturned...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two Hands Tattoo fundraise for LGBTI youth
    An Auckland based tattoo parlour is encouraging people to drop by today and be tattooed to show their support for LGBTI youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What to expect at Gay Ski Week QT
    The sun is shining in Queenstown today and the final preparations are underway for Gay Ski Week QT - we chat to organiser Sally Whitewoods about what to expect in the week ahead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WikiLeaks outs gay Saudi men, endangering safety
    WikiLeaks has outed gay men in Saudi Arabia - a country in which homosexuality is punishable by death - by publishing government data online...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Aug 2015

  • Exclusive: Fabulous, Famous and a Queen
    Links: Express
  • Family Celebrates 10 Years! (Part 2)
    Links: Express
  • United Nations Security Council Holds First Ever Meeting on GLBT Rights
    Links: Express
  • Historic church could host same-sex vows
    A Bay of Plenty man who has bought a picturesque local church is considering using it as a venue for same-sex couples who want to tie the knot in a chapel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jerusalem Pride stabber charged with murder
    The Ultra-Orthodox Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at Jerusalem’s Pride parade has been charged with murder...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Released letters show Turing's "turmoil"
    Alan Turing A family member has allowed the publication of three letters Alan Turing wrote to a friend after he was sentenced to chemical castration...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Aug 2014

  • Family Bars 9th Birthday Part One – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Family Bars 9th Birthday Part Two – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • LYC Chargers Vying For Top Spot In Mixed Grade Touch Tournament.
    Links: Express
  • Labour for 'gays, lesbians' and 'loony left'
    Cliff Lyon, NZ First's Epsom candidate A New Zealand First candidate says Labour is a party for "gays, lesbians and the loony intelligent left"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MKR NZ cooks up a sexuality storm
    After the first episode of New Zealand’s My Kitchen Rules, the sexuality of a pair of “social media buddies” is, kinda weirdly, as hot a topic as the food...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Progress celebrated at Uni pride launch
    “We’ve come a long way” was the message from Auckland University’s Queer Rights Officer as he helped launched the institution’s first-ever Pride Week this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall to launch Akl Uni's Pride Week
    Louisa Wall with supporters at last night's birthday party for Family Bar Auckland University’s first-ever Pride Week will be launched this afternoon, with Labour MP Louisa Wall as a special guest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Aug 2013

  • Gay-friendly MP polling well for leadership
    Jacinda Adern Although she has ruled herself out contention for the Labour leadership, gay-friendly MP Jacinda Ardern is polling remarkably well according to research results released on TVNZ's Q+A programme this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson, Jones, Cunliffe are in the race
    Grant Robertson 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Williams: Robertson's sexuality a problem
    Grant Robertson Grant Robertson's homosexuality could work against him in his bid to become the next leader of the Labour party, according to a past president of the party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Aug 2012

  • Changes made to Gay Wellington's board
    Gay Wellington has elected two new co-chairs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week is ready to roll
    Sally and Mandy Whitewoods It's the opening day of the inaugural Gay Ski Week QT and organisers Sally and Mandy Whitewoods have had a pretty calm build up to today's launch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week is ready to roll
    Sally and Mandy Whitewoods It's the opening day of the inaugural Gay Ski Week QT and organisers Sally and Mandy Whitewoods have had a pretty calm build up to today's launch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rufus Wainwright gets hitched in New York
    Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt Musician Rufus Wainwright has married his long-time partner Jorn Weisbrodt in Long Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Aug 2011

  • Adoption laws: a dog's breakfast
    Victoria University Law Lecturer, law blogger and London School of Economics PhD candidate Dean Knight says in a nutshell, our adoption laws are outdated and a complete dog's breakfast: Much of the focus is on the question of who is entitled to adopt - or not...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Adoption laws: a dog's breakfast
    Victoria University Law Lecturer, law blogger and London School of Economics PhD candidate Dean Knight says in a nutshell, our adoption laws are outdated and a complete dog's breakfast: Much of the focus is on the question of who is entitled to adopt - or not...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mika's Aroha Mardi Gras set to entertain
    A bit of gay culture will be thrown into the melting pot of entertainment that is on the boil for Mika's Aroha Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Aug 2010

  • Actor/Dancer looking for Mate and Lover
    Paora Taurima and Ronald T Nelson (background) - picture by Gareth Watkins Wellington director Ronald Trifero Nelson is on a quest to find the perfect man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter has no immediate plans to quit
    Chris Carter Chris Carter says he has no immediate plans to quit Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter may resign from Parliament - report
    Chris Carter Chris Carter is reported to be considering resigning from Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: 25 years on, has the NZAF lost the plot?
    It's increasingly clear that the changes in structure and management of the NZ AIDS Foundation in recent years, particularly its HIV prevention services, have not been for the best...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay bars voice concern about 4am spill
    Owners of some of the nation's gay bars have been reading the Government's proposed liquor law reforms with interest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Goulter flatly denies Laws' accusations
    Wanganui mayoral candidate Jevan Goulter is categorically denying he approached the five-year-old daughter of broadcaster and current Mayor Michael Laws as she left school, in an attempt to serve legal papers on her...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Soldiers don’t want gay roommates
    General James Conway The top US Marine General James Conway claims most soldiers would prefer not to share a room with a gay colleague...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Aug 2009

  • Allegation of sexual assault at Family
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dunedin's Pride Week is well underway
    Dunedin Pride: The Mardi Gras Street Parade on Friday "We've been doing rather well… for Dunedin," said Pride Week's organiser South Murdoch when GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay 'Survivor' winner back in jail
    The winner of the first 'Survivor' TV adventure game show has again been sent to prison, just three months after he served a three-and-a-half-month sentence for tax evasion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis won 14 medals at World Outgames
    The Kiwis who travelled to Copenhagen recently for the World Outgames did New Zealand proud, taking away 14 medals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • This Top Model contestant has a little something extra
    "Some people might say I'm transgender, some people might say transsexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whangai: The Maori Stake in Adoption Reform
    Why shouldn't any reform of the Adoption Act 1955 incorporate Maori values and family structures? We'll have to face this question when the reform takes place, so I thought I'd help shift the discussion forward now...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Aug 2008

  • 111 staffer "pestered caller for oral sex"
    A 34-year-old male has quit his role as a call-centre employee at the police's National Headquarters following allegations he pestered a male 111 caller for oral sex and used a confidential police database to browse for hook-ups with men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay comedian plans Diverse Dads talk
    Gay and disabled comedian Philip Patston says he's about to delve into the experience of the men we may not always think of as fathers – disabled and gay dads...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis "relaxed and accepting"
    The new Lonely Planet guide to New Zealand says Kiwis are "fairly relaxed and accepting about homosexuality," but notes that homophobia does still exist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians bring home Olympic medals
    As well as out Australian Matthew Mitcham scoring gold with sensational diving, six of the 13 out lesbian and bisexual women competing at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing ended up winning gold, silver, or bronze medals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Mark Morris Dance Group's Mozart Dances
    The Mark Morris Dance Group's Mozart Dances with The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same sex marriage in doubt says Barnett
    The retiring MP who spearheaded the successful campaign to legally acknowledge same sex relationships in New Zealand, via the controversial Civil Unions legislation, has tonight thrown doubt on whether legal same-sex marriage will become available to glbt Kiwis any time soon, or ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Aug 2007

  • AUS: Candidate's husband now a woman
    Janet Rice, a Green Party candidate from Maribrynong in the small South Australian centre of Williamstown, has revealed her husband's decision to become a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay and lesbian living legends
    Aorewa Mcleod receives her award from Mayor Hubbard On 28 June 2007 Aorewa Pohutukawa McLeod received a Mayoral Living Legend award from Auckland's mayor Dick Hubbard...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP Collins questions 'Buckwheat's' new role
    National MP Judith Collins is upset over what she describes as drag queen Buckwheat's future role as motivational trainer for the Ministry of Social Development...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen's Shortland Street plan
    Out and proud actor Sir Ian McKellen may have a cameo role on Shortland Street, if he doesn't decide to head to bed instead, reports the NZ Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Aug 2006

  • Chch gay bar embroiled in sex case
    A barman from a Christchurch gay bar has been convicted of having non-consensual sex with a 22-year-old male patron, after allegedly plying him with alcohol and putting him to bed on the premises...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Mika show hits primetime TV
    A new television series hosted by Auckland performer Mika, hits New Zealand primetime television this Sunday evening at 8pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Aug 2005

  • Brash quizzed on civil unions
    At a Grey Power meeting in Kapiti yesterday, National Party leader Don Brash was quizzed about his party's views on homosexuality, family values and prostitution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brash: "I am not a feminist"
    After being labelled a "gentleman" by supporters for claiming he "went easy" on Prime Minister Helen Clark because she is a woman, Don Brash has now commented on women's rights, asserting "Let me assure you, one thing that I am not is a feminist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA members dine with PM
    GABA members and friends turned out in force for a very glamorous and special event on 18th August at Sorrento Restaurant in One Tree Hill, joining the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, for dinner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Living the gay life, Queenstown-style
    When the idea of Gay Ski Week was first mooted in Queenstown, apparently the local police weren't too keen on the idea, or so goes a rumour I heard while I was there...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Aug 2004

  • The Dominion Post publishes a Tom Scott cartoon mocking the Enough is Enough march (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The text on the cartoon reads "I know this is not the right place or time, Kev, but you're really hot in those black pants".
    Links: Alexander Turnbull Library
  • From under a slimy rock, hissing... and some support too
    Wednesday 25 August: "It was good to see Geogina Beyers manifesting in the parliament grounds yesterday You see satan does not like the true word of God and cannot bear to hear the name of Jesus so he manifests just like what happened yesterday! Its about time that some of the population are going to stand up for what is right, I know that I am, and I will not tollerate homosexuals and lesbians anywhere They are a sick lot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School hires hall to TV church
    Students at Wellington High are sickened by their school prostituting itself to Destiny by hiring out its hall to the television church at weekends...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Aug 2003

  • Hone Edwards new Maori adviser for TVNZ
    Hone Edwards has been appointed a role as kaihatu at TVNZ, in a job where he will advise the network on its Maori content...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rise and Shine - The Graeme Kennedy Story
    At 24 years of age, Graeme Kennedy had just experienced the death of his partner after a long illness...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Aug 1991

  • Singer Sue Dunlop performs at the North by Northwest cafe (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Dunlop's performance includes Better than normal.

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