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On This Day: 29th August

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Sun 29 Aug 2021

  • Kiwis in Lockdown: Peter Jennings
    Links: Express
  • Queer Kiwis in Lockdown: Luke Bird
    Links: Express

Wed 29 Aug 2018

  • Crazy Rich Asians: A movie far too reliant on empty spectacle and cliché
    Crazy Rich Asians...
    Links: Stuff
  • Malaysian Women Facing Caning For Same-Sex Relations
    Links: Express

Tue 29 Aug 2017

  • Two lawsuits challenge Donald Trump transgender military service ban
    Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits challenging US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on transgender people serving in the US military...
    Links: Stuff
  • Having The Chat: Cody Jarvie
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Aug 2016

  • 3 x Double Passes to Billy Elliot
    Links: Express
  • Acid Attack at Popular Sydney Sex Club
    Links: Express
  • GSWQT Gets Wet at Wakatipu
    Links: Express
  • First days of GSWQT a huge success
    Gay Ski Week QT kicked off on Saturday with opening party like none that have come before it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Historic Offences: A Submission Guide
    After Wiremu Demchick organised a petition on the issue, the Justice and Electoral Committee will take submissions over the next six weeks on the issue of historic homosexual offences...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man fills gay sex club lube dispenser with poison
    A 62-year-old man has been arrested and charged in Sydney after he allegedly filled a lube dispenser in a gay sex club with hydrochloric acid - a chemical that can cause burns...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mika returning to Ak Pride "like a tidal wave"
    Mika Glbti entertainment icon Mika says he is elated that Julian Cook will be doing another stint as director of the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans activists block Manchester Pride police float
    Trans activists protested at the Manchester Pride Parade over the weekend, speaking out against the treatment of trans prisoners and the inclusion of the Police department in the Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 Aug 2015

  • Linda Evans - homosexual law reform (Paekākāriki)
    Linda Evans talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform.
    Features: Linda Evans
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Unsettled Diasporas - Auckland Zinefest (Pitt Street Methodist Church)
    Audio from Unsettled Diasporas - a panel discussion on Asian feminism from contributors to Mellow Yellow, a local Asian feminist zine.
    Features: Meng Zhu Fu, Wai Ho
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Dolphins and Birthdays
    Links: Express
  • GaySkiWeekQT: Days 1and2 - Recovery and foam
    SUN 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Aug 2014

  • 2014 GLBT General Election Priorities
    Links: Express
  • Gay European Tourism Association launches First Ever Nude Hotel Guide for...
    Links: Express
  • ACT leader outlines stance on lgbti issues
    Jamie Whyte speaking at last night's debate ACT Leader Jamie Whyte has reiterated his party’s standpoint that how people identify shouldn’t matter in policy, but also made it clear it believes the government should never discriminate, on any grounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bingham Cup: Falcons day 1 match report
    The mighty Falcon haka...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week tickets are in hot demand
    Gay Ski Week organisers Mandy and Sally Whitewoods Tickets are being snapped up for Gay Ski Week events with tomorrow night’s opening party nearly sold out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • IRB applauds "inspiring" Bingham Cup
    IRB boss Brett Gosper says the Bingham Cup is a symbol of the power of sport to drive social change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ivy Bar assault accused a no-show at court
    A man charged with the assault of the manager of Wellington's Ivy bar failed to turn up to court today and a warrant has been issued for his arrest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd's Legend embraces "Wrecking Ball"
    The gay bar with one of the best views in Auckland is to close while the building it's in undergoes structural work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love Your Condom wins marketing award
    Joe Rich and Lisa Thomson from LYC with the award The New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s safe-sex promoter has been honoured at the TVNZ Marketing Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Falcons just beaten in close thriller
    The Falcons slot a penalty In a gritty performance, the NZ Falcons have just gone down 11-8 to the San Francisco Fog who kicked a late penalty to take out the close Bingham Cup encounter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Falcons win rainy first encounter
    The New Zealand Falcons have won their opening match at the Bingham Cup in pouring rain in Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Q-town man admits punching 'homophobe'
    A Queenstown man has been convicted of injuring by an unlawful act and fined $500 after admitting he punched an Australian man who mocked him and called him a faggot when he was dancing in a bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Aug 2013

  • "Drive your own life" advises frail Peter Taylor
    Peter Taylor As the final days of his life start to count down, illness-plagued Auckland gay community icon Peter Taylor is urging glbti people to set their own goals and expectations and to not be hostage to others' expectations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny's anti-gay message at King event
    Destiny members perform on the Lincoln Memorial steps Destiny Church members performing at the Martin Luther King commemoration event in Washington yesterday struck a discordant note on gay equality, jarring with the theme of the day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ministers happy to marry s/sex couples listed
    Fionnaigh McKenzie and her partner Ellen Murray Christian clerics who are happy to marry same-sex couples have been listed on a new resource started by a Wellington queer woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Dated and heavy-handed 'Vicious'
    Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as Freddie and Stuart Vicious Starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi TV One 9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sth Auckland union members against Robertson
    "I don't like gay people, I don't like him" An anti-gay groundswell against Labour's deputy party leader Grant Robertson becoming leader may be emerging amongst union members in South Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Aug 2012

  • Parliament: first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill
    Features: David Clark, Jami-Lee Ross, John Hayes, Kevin Hague, Lockwood Smith, Louisa Wall, Nikki Kaye, Paul Hutchison, Su'a William Sio, Tim Macindoe, Winston Peters
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Participants in Marriage Equality march (Wellington)
    Participants talk during the Marriage Equality march through the streets of central Wellington
    Features: Broden Packer, Courtney Phillips, Jan Logie, Kassie Hartendorp, Virginia Parker-Bowles
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Photographs from the Rally for Marriage Equality (Wellington)
    Images from the Rally for Marriage Equality - 29 August 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rally for Marriage Equality (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the rally for Marriage Equality, held on the steps of Parliament, 29 August 2012
    Features: Bill Logan, Clare Brockett, Conrad Reyners, Helen Kelly, Kevin Hague, Kevin Haunui, Louisa Wall, Margaret Mayman, Rangimoana Taylor, Tau Henare, Tiwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Speeches before Marriage Equality march (Civic Square/Te Ngākau)
    Audio of the speeches before the march for Marriage Equality on 29 August 2012
    Features: Andrew Cunningham, Brooklynne Kennedy, James Sleep, Joseph Habgood
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Good luck to Louisa Wall," - Anika Moa
    Anika Moa Musician Anika Moa has issued a thank you to lesbian Labour MP whose marriage equality Bill will have its first reading tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We stand strong" Louisa Wall tells rally
    Louisa Wall addressing the crowd Dubbed today “New Zealand's Rosa Parks”, lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall has told an estimated 2,000 people who gathered on Parliament's steps her legislation to create marriage equality is about ending discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • At least a thousand gathered in Civic Square
    12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bill passes first reading
    A bill which will allow gay couples to marry has passed its first reading in Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Craig admits defeat, claims "failure of democracy"
    Colin Craig will be in Auckland today Anti-gay wannabe politician Colin Craig has conceded defeat ahead of tonight’s first reading of a Bill which will allow same-sex couples to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Finlayson to vote "no" in first reading tonight
    Gay National MP Chris Finlayson will vote against the first reading of a Bill on marriage equality tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First snaps!
    We have tonnes of photos on the way from today's equality rally, but here's a first glimpse at some of the fabulousness! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How MPs voted
    Marriage equality: how MPs voted FOR: 80 National Amy Adams, Chris Auchinvole, Maggie Barry, Paula Bennett, Jackie Blue, Gerry Brownlee, Cam Calder, David Carter, Jonathan Coleman, Judith Collins, Jacquie Dean, Craig Foss, Paul Goldsmith, Jo Goodhew, Tim Groser, Tau Henare, Paul Hutchison, Nikki Kaye, Steven Joyce, John Key, Murray McCully, Ian McKelvie, Hekia Parata, Jami-Lee Ross, Scott Simpson, Lockwood Smith, Chris Tremain, Nicky Wagner, Kate Wilkinson, Maurice Williamson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage " a personal thing" John Key says
    Prime Minister John Key Heading into today’s first reading of the marriage equality Bill, Prime Minister John Key is adamant no straight people will be disadvantaged if it passes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Passionate debate precedes successful vote
    Louisa Wall at Parliament tonight It was a mostly polite and often passionate debate in Parliament ahead of the successful first reading of a bill to legalise marriage between gay couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rousing speeches set tone for equality march
    Brooklynne Kennedy Marriage Equality will mean more people experience happiness and joy, according to one of the features speaker and the pre-march rally in Wellington's Civic Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spirits high as marchers descend on Parliament
    Chanting "Hey hey, ho ho, homophobia's got to go" and "2-4-6-8, Love does not discriminate" over two thousand people have marched from Wellington's Civic Square to Parliament in support of the Marriage Equality Bill which will be introduced to the house tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St Matthew's readies new pro-equality billboard
    Auckland’s pro-equality St-Matthew-in-the-City is getting ready to erect a new billboard in support of Louisa Wall’s Bill, which shows the top of a wedding cake with two women in bridal gowns and states “We don’t care who’s on top...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students stand up to Principal over marriage
    Students at a Northland Catholic school are protesting their Principal's comments against marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Support for marriage Bill continues to grow
    Rainbow flags were raised at Parliament during a rally for the Bill this afternoon 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “An historic moment,” – Louisa Wall
    Louisa Wall at today's rally ahead of her Bill being read “Tonight is an historic moment for New Zealanders and a step toward the legal recognition that loving couples, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to marry,” Labour MP Louisa Wall says after the successful first reading of her marriage equality Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Aug 2011

  • Christophe Jannin's Original Digital
    Christophe Jannin As rugby fans flock to Eden Park for the first Rugby World Cup game they will be confronted by a burly, ball carrier, which is artist Christophe Jannin's take on the New Zealand rugby player...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christophe Jannin's Original Digital
    Christophe Jannin As rugby fans flock to Eden Park for the first Rugby World Cup game they will be confronted by a burly, ball carrier, which is artist Christophe Jannin's take on the New Zealand rugby player...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Aug 2010

  • Blue SeptemBEAR returns to K’ Rd bar
    Auckland's Urge Bar is once again raising funds to combat a disease which claims the lives of 600 men in New Zealand every year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaga's scorching alter-ego
    Everyone's raving about Lady Gaga's sexy turn as male model alter ego Jo Calderone, which graces the cover of Japanese Vogue:   In the accompanying interview, 'Calderone' claims to be a mechanic who is a friend of the pop icon: Where are you from? Palermo, Sicily How would you describe what you do / your occupation? Mechanic for my dad’s business...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaga's scorching alter-ego
    Everyone's raving about Lady Gaga's sexy turn as male model alter ego Jo Calderone, which graces the cover of Japanese Vogue:   In the accompanying interview, 'Calderone' claims to be a mechanic who is a friend of the pop icon: Where are you from? Palermo, Sicily How would you describe what you do / your occupation? Mechanic for my dad’s business...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian leads Manchester Pride
    Sir Ian McKellen Sir Ian McKellen has served as the Grand Marshal of the 2010 Manchester Pride Parade, in which thousands of people took to the streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 Aug 2009

  • 'Broadway' Lesbian Ball tonight at Hyatt
    Tonight's the night - the annual Auckland Lesbian Ball returns with a Nights on Broadway theme and brand new venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Week is ready to rock
    "It's going to be a fantastic week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Georgina Beyer to launch Hamilton Pride
    Transgender icon and former MP Georgina Beyer will officially open Hamilton's 2009 Pride Week on Sunday 13 September, it has been revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SA: Three tried for 'corrective' rape/murder
    The trial has begun of three South African men charged with the rape and murder of the lesbian former star of that country's national female soccer squad...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Search for an underwear model: The young folks
    Here's two more guys who entered our SEARCH FOR AN UNDERWEAR MODEL competition and instantly won a pair of Lex Collection underwear...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Aug 2008

  • 'Gay jibes' employer denies he's anti-gay
    The boss of a Ponsonby publishing company - who must pay a gay ex-employee $7,000 after a complaint to the Employment Relations Authority - says he's not homophobic, and is upset about being portrayed as anti-gay in media reports of the case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay jibes prove costly for employer
    An Auckland publishing company employee who was repeatedly teased about his sexuality has been awarded more than $7,000 for hurt feelings and unjustifiable dismissal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Onehunga's 'GAY tagger' signs offend
    Four bright yellow signs which offer a $1,000 reward for the name of a 'GAY tagger' who left their mark on the side of a building in Auckland's Onehunga have angered gay drivers in the area...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Up for bids
    Equality Now, a human rights organisation that works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, is auctioning a walk-on part for the final season of The L Word to the highest bidder...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Aug 2007

  • Community forums to discuss burning issues
    The impact of “bareback” porn and community responses to how health professionals should act when a person with HIV is accused of deliberately infecting others will form the basis of discussions at this year's community forums for gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton
    A full house at last Wednesday's benefit performance of the rock musical RENT in Hamilton saw well over $3,000 raised for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Wellness Fund, supporting people living with HIV and AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Board ready for 2008 HERO Festival
    Auckland's HERO Festival has a new official Trust Board, and plans for a vibrant and dynamic festival for February 2008 are well underway...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Staff 'no confidence' attack on NZAF boss
    Indications that a letter of no confidence in the Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation has been tabled by a number of the organisation's staff have been deflected by the NZAF, with a clear implication that employment issues are at the root of the attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Senator "not gay" after toilet affair
    A right-wing Republican US Senator said yesterday he was not gay and had made a mistake in pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following his arrest in June in a men's toilet at Minnesota airport...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Aug 2006

  • Dunedin HIV workshop targets older men
    An HIV workshop is being held in Dunedin, targeting middle-aged gay and bisexual men, who have been “overlooked” by previous HIV prevention resources, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay men's netball team set to compete
    An Auckland netball team comprised of gay men, is seeking to build a women's team, and is anticipating a hectic schedule of competition both home and in Australia, in the coming months...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Aug 2005

  • Avoiding Islamophobia
    Are we oversimplifying Islamic political and social attitudes, and might this backfire on our communities? The London bombings have led to potential for misunderstanding, fed by the far right and gutter tabloid media...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny standing against gay MPs
    Electorate and party list nominations released last week show Destiny Party's certainty that voters are concerned about "moral issues", as they are running their candidates against the two current gay MPs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ will share impact of HIV epidemic in the Pacific
    New Zealand will not be isolated from the impact of a surge in HIV in our neighbouring Pacific nations, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation warns...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific AIDS "storm"esp.Papua New Guinea
    Otago University's Epidemiology Group has highlighted growing cases of HIV infection in the Pacific Islands, an area which they say has been largely overlooked...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Aug 2004

  • At least I'm not gay say Destiny poor
    The exclusivity of Destiny Church offers a "bizarre kind of comfort" to its poor, says the Sunday Star-Times in today's editorial, and that comfort is "I may be poor, but at least I'm not gay"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com's Cameron Awards and the "scourge of porridge"
    If you think our MPs are paid too much, you may think again after the following, which represents the 'best' of ten hours worth of anti-civil union petitioning at Auckland's Justice and Electoral Select Committee hearing on Monday 23 August...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jesus at the Hero Parade
    Destiny's focus is all wrong, says talkback host Kerre Woodham, and if the second coming happens, Jesus would be more likely to join a Hero Parade than "link arms with Destiny's bovver boys"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Aug 2003

  • No more "lesbian dads"
    Opposition parties are taking credit for an amendment to a clumsily-worded line in the proposed Care of Children Bill, calling it a "victory for common sense"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ at gay rugby world cup
    New Zealand will be represented at the Bingham Cup, an international rugby competition for gay and bisexual men, in London next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Aug 2001

  • Me, My Dick and You
    Really, I suppose if you do want to know about the penis, the having and the not-having, you should always go to transsexuals...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Aug 1972

  • Television news: (silent) footage of the first National Gay Liberation Conference (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP87787. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: TVNZ

Thu 29 Aug 1946

  • Dana de Milo is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sun 29 Aug 1943

  • Amy Bock dies (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    Bock dies at Bombay, south of Auckland, and is buried in the Pukekohe cemetery.
    Links: Te Ara

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