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Wed 31 Aug 2022

  • Interview: Bringing a gay love story to light in the movie ‘Punch’
    Punch is the debut feature film by director Welby Ings...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Trans and non-binary well-being survey 'one of the best tools for change'
    Taking part in the Counting Ourselves survey means there is “no longer any excuse to make us invisible or leave us behind”, advocates says...
    Links: Stuff
  • Youth worker seeks health worker input for rainbow youth survey
    A youth worker is calling for healthcare professionals to take a small survey that will help rainbow youth in the Nelson region...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 31 Aug 2021

  • Gay Afghan Beaten and Raped By Taliban While Attempting to Flee
    Links: Express

Mon 31 Aug 2020

  • Australia Capital Territory Bans Gay Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Gay YouTuber Who Believes Youth Should Learn About “Same-Sex Love” Angers...
    Links: Express
  • Polish Gay Couple Ask Pope Francis For Help
    Links: Express

Sat 31 Aug 2019

  • New genetic links to same-sex behaviour found in huge study
    The largest study of its kind has found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behaviour, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Out and About For Queenstown’s Winter Pride | Kickstart Friday
    Links: Express
  • What is Happening with Auckland’s 2020 Pride Month?
    Links: Express

Fri 31 Aug 2018

  • Fraction of eligible people taking anti-HIV meds
    A lack of specialists is slowing the implementation of a HIV pre-exposure pill, which health researchers say could be a gamechanger for New Zealand's HIV epidemic...
    Links: RNZ
  • Petition demands Japanese lawmaker apologize for LGBT remark
    TOKYO — Japanese activists including seven parents of LGBT children have submitted a petition with more than 25,000 signatures to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party, demanding that a lawmaker apologize for saying that sexual minorities...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Roll out of HIV drug not fast enough
    Health researchers are warning the roll out of a pill that prevents people catching HIV isn't happening fast enough, compromising its potential...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 31 Aug 2017

  • 'Who's the dad?' and other things not to say to lesbian mums
    Lisa Melville is a lesbian mother and PhD student at Waikato University where she's looking at the decisions and experiences of lesbian mothers in Aotearoa New Zealand...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • CHILE SIGNS BILL TO LEGALISE MARRIAGE EQUALITY
    Links: Express

Wed 31 Aug 2016

  • GSWQT: Onsie Day at Cardrona!
    Links: Express
  • Volunteers Needed for World AIDS Day Street Appeal
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride 2017 theme begins to take shape
    A final theme beginning to emerge for next year's Auckland Pride Festival, based on themes of diversity, change and carnival, according to the festival's new director...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Appeal filed by Gillman-Harris killers
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris An appeal has been filed by the two young men found guilty of murdering gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris in December 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Caster Semenya awarded Athlete of the Year
    Caster Semenya has been awarded Athlete of the Year and honoured by South Africa’s Minister of Sport with the Recognition of Excellence Award...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Aug 2015

  • Body Positive Forced to Close Wellington Office
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week NZ’s Fluffy Party
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week QT’s Wet and Wild Foam Party!
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive to shut Wellington office
    Just two years after it opened, Body Positive's Wellington office is to be shut down as the organisation faces a financial shortfall of $75,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Positive to shut Wellington office
    Just two years after it opened, Body Positive's Wellington office is to be shut down as the organisation faces a financial shortfall of $75,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Qs King of Cabaret
    Australia’s King of Cabaret Paul Capsis is winging his way to Auckland this week for two shows...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Aug 2014

  • Body Positive’ CEO Bruce Kilmister To Retire.
    Links: Express
  • Close encounters – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Ending An Era – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week Daily Diary: Day One
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week Opening Party – The Find
    Links: Express
  • "I need a cup of tea," - new Mr Gay World
    Mr Gay UK Stuart Hatton Jr is the new Mr Gay World...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Chin up, you're a hero' - Skjellerup to Sam
    Openly-gay football player Michael Sam Gay New Zealand Olympian Blake Skjellerup has a message of “chin up” to Michael Sam, who has been released by NFL team the St Louis Rams...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bingham Cup: Day 2 highlights
    An update on day two of play - and video highlights of Day 2 from the Bingham Cup, featuring a few familiar Falcons' faces! (Some a little worse for wear!) What a pass! Picture / Leif Wauters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falcons fly into Bingham Bowl final
    Picture / Bingham Cup The New Zealand Falcons have soared into the Bingham Bowl final with a 34-7 win over US team the Royal Bucks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MKR flatmates Sam and Dan speak out
    Dan Freeman and Sam Sutherland My Kitchen Rules team Sam Sutherland and Dan Freeman have again pointed out they are not a couple, in the face of continued homophobic slurs and questions about their sexuality from viewers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rugby: Sydney win cup, NZers win bowl
    The New Zealand Falcons have won the Bingham Bowl 25-19 over an Irish-American side in a show of grit and determination in an exhausting encounter at the Bingham Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ski Week "stunning" on and off slopes
    Little Miss Cinnamon (centre) with Gay Ski Week's organisers Mandy and Sally Whitewoods (among others) at the opening party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 Aug 2013

  • A quiz night raises $1,500 for the new Body Positive office in Wellington. (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Gay NZ
  • An event to honour Peter Taylor is held at St Matthew-in-the-City. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Taylor, who has been unwell for a number of years, tells media that he will stop medical treatments after the event.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Big and small prizes for Wgtn quiz night tonight
    Large and small items will be up for grabs tonight as Body Positive Wellington runs its' first ever quiz night fundraiser at Wellington's Rush Bar from 6pm to 10pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dance party then musical kick off gay Ski Week
    Chris Olwage and Mandy Whitewoods warm up over a hot chocolate Gay Ski Week kicks off tonight with the More FM Opening Dance Party, heralding eight days of sporting, social and adventure activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Emotional Taylor says he won't be dying alone
    Peter Taylor deep in thought as the tribute progresses 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opening night party packs Queenstown venue
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Packed crowd prepares to honour Peter Taylor
    The stage is ready...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tearful Taylor pays tribute to partner of six years
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth groups guide
    If you are a young person looking for support, or know one who is, here is an updated run-down of the many amazing GLBTI youth groups across the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 31 Aug 2012

  • Love has been in the air at Gay Ski Week
    The happy couple! An action-packed Gay Ski Week has had everything from a Remarkables civil union to a sky dive for equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality progresses in Tasmania
    Rodney Croome Tasmania is on course to become the first state in Australia allowing same-sex couples to marry, after an historic vote in  its lower house...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Laramie Project: Ten years later
    Coming from a small town in Northland New Zealand means that I have to have some sort of shorthand to help people figure out where the hell I’m talking about...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teacher suspended over newsletter row
    Nigel Studdart on Close Up A Northland teacher has been suspended for supporting students who are pro marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Aug 2010

  • 25 Years: A mysterious killer
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is marking 25 years since its formation in September 1985...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 25 Years: A mysterious killer
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is marking 25 years since its formation in September 1985...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 25 Years: A mysterious killer
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is marking 25 years since its formation in September 1985...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay porn inspires Conchords star
    Jemaine Clement in Dinner for Schmucks Jemaine Clement imitated gay porn poses in a Greek park to get ready for his latest film role...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud Mary brings the punk to K' Rd
    Street Chant It will be all about the punk at the September installment of alternative girls' night Proud Mary...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wife in shock as Tory MP comes out
    Crispin Blunt The wife of a senior British Conservative MP is said to be 'completely traumatised' by his admission he is gay, which has ended their marriage of almost 20 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Aug 2009

  • Gay shows for new Fruit TV web channel
    A new online TV and radio channel will be launch later this year with a variety of new shows, including a documentary about the UK's Queer as Folk drama ten years after it premiered...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton couple get hitched on TV
    Waikato lesbians Beth and Lisa have shared the joy and drama of their civil union day with TV3's Hitched show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr. Gay Waikato was shocked to win
    23-year-old Rye Drummond, who was crowned the new Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Aug 2008

  • Sister Paula Brettkelly dies (New Zealand)
  • A sunny start for 200 Gay Ski Weekers
    Around 200 people have arrived in Queenstown to enjoy Gay Ski Week, and already competition was fierce today between Kiwi and Aussie speed skiers, says the event's organiser Mike Sanford...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • England wins Gay World Football Champs
    England team Stonewall Lions FC won the Gay World Football Championship yesterday in London's Matchroom Stadium...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family's singing star Cindy of Samoa
    Cindy of Samoa She was born in Samoa as one of six boys – but she didn't quite fit in on the male side of the family! Cindy recently wowed New Zealand with her turn is Tina Turner on TV's Stars in Their Eyes – she even got through to the final show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV advocate Sister Paula Brettkelly dies
    Sister Paula Brettkelly, a noted early worker for the rights of people with HIV in New Zealand, has passed away this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Bats and The Belfry
    A panel from Chick's 'The Birds   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 31 Aug 2007

  • Event to unite Auckland's "third sex" citizens
    There is a growing divide between “third sex” communities in central and south Auckland which needs to be addressed, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Pacific Peoples Project...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Final countdown to Gay Ski Week
    Gay Ski Week begins tomorrow, and bookings indicate it's going to be a record turnout for this year's LGBT alpine festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Good feedback but Outlook future uncertain
    Despite being encouraged by generally good feedback and ratings, the producer of TVNZ's late-night LGBT programme can't yet confirm if the show will return for more episodes in the future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iowa gay marriage ban overturned
    A Des Moines judge has stuck down the state's law that prevents same-sex couples from marrying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mormons and LGBT Issues
    In New Zealand, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints hasn't been a frontline opponent of LGBT rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge bar supports Daffodil Day
    Auckland's gay and bisexual 'bear' bar will support Daffodil Day by giving 50 cents from each drink sold this evening towards Prostate Cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Women lose battle for breast cancer drug
    Eight breast cancer patients, including lesbian campaigner Chris Walsh, have lost their High Court case to force Pharmac to fund year-long treatment of the drug herceptin...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 Aug 2006

  • Claudia McKay
    Claudia McKay Transsexual woman Claudia Mckay appreciates the willingness of people in the lgbt community to go into bat for others, such as transsexuals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays descend on Qtown for ski week
    About 450 gays and lesbians are expected to arrive in Queenstown from today, for the Southern Hemisphere's biggest LGBT alpine party, which will include a wide range of events from dance parties to drag shows and mountain picnics, wine tours, cabaret, and skiing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 31 Aug 2005

  • Lesbian newsreader awarded $16,000
    The Employment Relations Authority has ordered Maori Television to pay newsreader Ngarimu Daniels $16,000 after their news and current affairs manager made homophobic remarks, leading to the resignation of Daniels' partner and Maori Television board member Leonie Pihama...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vote for us: Political Parties talk to GayNZ.com
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Aug 2004

  • Television news report: a man who is HIV+ pleads guilty to knowingly having unprotected sex with four women (New Zealand)
    TV3 news, ref F83527.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Destiny's lurch: The anti-anti-gay backlash?
    Will history show that Brian Tamaki's ill-advised Destiny Church "Enough is Enough" rally was the turning point in favour of lesbian and gay relationship equality? If one read INL/Fairfax newspapers, one could be forgiven for thinking so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny: "painted antigay by media"
    The Destiny Church has abandoned plans for a 150-strong public haka in a Tauranga shopping mall for fears it will upset people, with leaders saying the television church has been painted by the media as anti-gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SPCS uses GayNZ.com in film ban quest
    Christian activist group the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards have taken to quoting GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Aug 1986

Tue 31 Aug 1976

  • Television news report: reaction in Raglan to NZ Truth's articles outing MP Marilyn Waring (New Zealand)
    Tonight, ref: TZP3854.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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