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Wed 1 Sep 2021

  • Finland Set To Ban Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Have Your Say On Banning Conversion Therapy In Aotearoa
    Links: Express

Tue 1 Sep 2020

  • Need for homosexuality to be decriminalised in Cook Islands
    The head of the body representing the Cook Islands rainbow community is seeking to have the country's laws aligned with its constitution so as to stop discrimination against gay men...
    Links: RNZ
  • Jennifer Lopez Releases Short Film Introducing Her Transgender Nibling Brendon
    Links: Express

Sun 1 Sep 2019

  • Dita Von Teese: The burlesque superheroine on a mission
    Dita Von Teese wants to change the conversation about age, sexuality and performance...
    Links: Stuff
  • OUT and ABOUT FOR QUEENSTOWN’S WINTER PRIDE | OPENING NIGHT PARTY
    Links: Express

Sat 1 Sep 2018

  • Sara Fraser talks about the Queer Avengers (Wellington)
    Sara Fraser talks about the history of the Queer Avengers and some of its activities
    Features: Sara Fraser
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • MAHURU / SEPTEMBER 2018
    Kia ora and welcome to our Mahuru update, full of Pride, parties, conferences, art and activities...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • ‘Blessed Day’ Anika Moa and Natasha Utting Having a Second Baby
    Links: Express
  • Erasing the Law Against Love
    Links: Express
  • Urinal Survey Exposes Homophobia Amongst Straight Men in Christchurch
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Sep 2017

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 September 2017
    Gay detainees fear for their lives and future if Australia close the detention centre on Manus Island; the Supervisor of Elections in Tonga says his office is rushing to get the country ready for a vote a year before schedule, after last week's royal dissolution of parliament was accompanied by an order that elections be held on or before November 16; A two day South Auckland fono aims to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit among Pacific people; CNMI hopes US military plans wont disupt its growing tourism industry; And in sport Fijian Drua aiming high in Australian rugby debut...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay detainees on Manus fear for their future
    Gay men detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island after fleeing their homelands now face being forced to live in a country where homosexuality is illegal...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay detainees on Manus Island are outlaws in PNG
    Gay detainees fear for their lives and future if Australia close the detention centre on Manus Island...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gay detainees on Manus outlaws in PNG
    For gay men who fled persecution in their homelands to seek asylum in Australia, detention on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island offers a special kind of torture...
    Links: RNZ
  • Mahuru / September 2017
    Kia ora and welcome to our Mahuru update, with a topical cartoon from Helen Courtney...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Auckland Live’s International Cabaret Season Shows
    Links: Express
  • Diversity Has To Be More Than Skin Deep
    Links: Express
  • Gay Maori Artists performing at Te Pou Festival
    Links: Express
  • Hello My Endless Love
    Links: Express
  • Hottie: Stephen Williams
    Links: Express
  • Redefining Design
    Links: Express
  • Roger Hall’s Last Legs promises lots of laughs!
    Links: Express
  • September: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Sep 2016

  • Jenny and Jools (Kapiti Coast District)
    Jenny Rowan and Jools Joslin talk to Justin Gregory about marriage equality
    Features: Brian Tamaki, Jenny Rowan, John Banks, Jonathan Young, Jools Joslin, Louisa Wall, Maurice Williamson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Trans surgery waitlists stretch five decades
    Trans people waiting for gender reassignment surgery could be left waiting decades, as the waiting list grows and wait times increase, The Wireless reports...
    Links: RNZ
  • Diversity Day Drag Race at the Remarkables
    Links: Express
  • GSWQT Cabaret Night, Oh My!
    Links: Express
  • Lodge owner pleads guilty to filming male guests
    A Kaitaia backpackers owner has pleaded guilty in the High Court of Whangarei to 42 charges including filming intimate recordings of male guests and drugging and indecently assaulting guests...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet the LGBTI Rio Paralympians
    With less than a week before the Paralympics kick off in Rio, we take a look at the openly queer Paralympians getting set to compete...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigel Owens to speak at Auckland event
    The first openly gay rugby personality, who refereed at last year’s Rugby World Cup, will be speaking in Auckland this October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waitlist for MtF surgery almost 50 years
    With now over 85 people on the waiting list for gender reassignment surgery and taking into account the current rate these surgeries are being undertaken, those on the list are facing a wait of almost 50 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Sep 2015

  • Gay Ski Week NZ’s iHeartRadio Ice Skating Party
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week QT’s Quiz Night
    Links: Express
  • Behind the closure of BP Wellington
    Body Positive's Wellington presence has been housed in this Courtenay Place building...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Behind the closure of BP Wellington
    Body Positive's Wellington presence has been housed in this Courtenay Place building...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GaySkiWeekQT: Days 3and4 - On the slopes
    A light snowfall up top of The Remarkables Time for a post-Cardrona 4WD-wash! TUES 12...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Sep 2014

  • Editorial – The Election Issue
    Links: Express
  • Gaydar Strippers Night – Gay Ski Week Queenstown
    Links: Express
  • Labour’s Rainbow Promises
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay World Won By Mr Gay UK
    Links: Express
  • NZ Falcons Win Bingham Bowl
    Links: Express
  • Flying Falcons "gave it everything"
    The New Zealand Falcons will be staggering home from Sydney full of pride after proving they were truly the dark horses in their first ever Bingham Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays are like 'cold water over nipples'
    Blogger and commentator Cathy “Cactus Kate” Odgers appears to say gay people are “f*cking gross” and their appearance at a bar next door was like “having cold water poured over ones nipples” in the latest release of hacked conversations between the players in Dirty Politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Goulter silent on reason for departure
    Jevan Goulter (r) with Mana MP Hone Harawira Mana Party senior parliamentary staffer Jevan Goulter will not clarify the reasons behind his departure from the position, saying it is "none of GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legend may return after three months
    Legend staff on Saturday night including Grady Elliott, right Auckland's Legend bar and nightclub may be back in three months' time, according to owner Grady Elliott...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay NZ, Oz pulled out of Mr Gay World
    Mr Gay New Zealand Troy Williams As mystery continues to surround the last-minute withdrawal of Mr Gay New Zealand from the Mr Gay World contest, a sponsor of the Australian contestant has explained his reason for also pulling out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Falcons fly in final
    See the Falcons and their almighty haka in action in this video from the Bingham Bowl final at the Bingham Cup in Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Sep 2013

  • Review: La Cage Aux Folles in Queenstown
    Rutene Spooner as Albin/Zsa Zsa La Cage Aux Folles Book by Harvey Fierstein Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman Directed by Bryan Aitken for Showbiz Queenstown 1 - 7 September 2013, for Gay Ski Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Towards LGBT Antibullying Laws in NZ
    Comprehensive anti-bullying legislation is probably the last frontier for LGBT rights in New Zealand, after the passage of comprehensive human rights protections for the transgender community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WINZ to use 'std. criteria' for HIV people's homes
    Many people battling HIV currently live in HNZ units such as these in central Auckland Housing New Zealand says that gay men living with HIV will be assessed using the same criteria as is used for other groups that are in need of state housing, under the new merging process undertaken by both Housing New Zealand and Work and Income New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Sep 2012

  • "That's so gay" has lasting impact, study finds
    File photo US: Research from the University of Michigan says queer students who hear phrases such as "that’s so gay" more often are more likely to suffer headaches, eating problems and feelings of isolation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One-man play to pay tribute to Carmen
    A tribute to the late Carmen Rupe is being held at the Museum of Wellington City   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stand of Northland teacher applauded
    NIgel Studdart on Close Up The Queer Avengers are condemning the suspension of a Whangarei teacher who backed students who stood up for marriage equality in the face of their principal’s opposition, at a Catholic school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The “M” word
    Dr Peter Saxton from the AIDS Epidemiology group has responded to an opinion piece from a religious history lecturer, who has cited the group’s research in his piece “Fidelity in marriage an issue for gay men”, to argue against gay men being allowed to marry their partners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The “M” word
    Dr Peter Saxton from the AIDS Epidemiology group has responded to an opinion piece from a religious history lecturer, who has cited the group’s research in his piece “Fidelity in marriage an issue for gay men”, to argue against gay men being allowed to marry their partners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The “M” word
    Dr Peter Saxton from the AIDS Epidemiology group has responded to an opinion piece from a religious history lecturer, who has cited the group’s research in his piece “Fidelity in marriage an issue for gay men”, to argue against gay men being allowed to marry their partners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge to go blue for prostate cancer tonight
    Urge has been fundraising for Blue September for five years Auckland gay bar Urge is once again asking its patrons to help support the Prostate Cancer Foundation, with a fundraiser tonight for its Blue September appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Sep 2010

  • Bring on summer!
    Spring is sprung! At that means after another yucky winter, summer is right around the corner! From short shorts to BBQs, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Film nights to launch with NY comedy
    A comedy about a 'fruit-fly' looking for a 'fag stag' will be the first in a series of films which will be screened in a new monthly gay movie night in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay oral history projects win funding
    A block from the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt Funding has been granted to two projects which will preserve New Zealand's gay and lesbian history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New gay reality series for US TV
    New gay reality TV series The A-List: New York, will premiere on the 4th of October on US LGBT TV network Logo...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New reality series The A-List: New York
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmania to recognise same-sex unions
    Laws recognising same-sex marriages and civil unions registered in other states or countries have been approved in Tasmania's Lower House of Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Sep 2009

  • Adoption Reform: We Need Readiness
    Let's assume that Kevin Hague's adoption reform bill is pulled from the ballot box within the next few weeks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Akld Central MP to speak at GABA meet
    Auckland Central's National Party MP Nikki Kaye is scheduled to speak and take questions at tomorrow's Gay Auckland Business Association meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fast response to anti-gay poem praised
    New Zealand's largest gay business association has reacted positively to the rapid removal from supermarket shelves last week of a stationery product illustrated with a homophobic poem...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The search for an undies model ends this Sunday
    Each weekend recently we've been showing you two more contestants in the running for Lex Collections' SEARCH FOR AN UNDERWEAR MODEL 2009 - and now it's almost time for the final! UPDATE 3 September: Two more guys have entered the contest - see them here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The search for an undies model ends this Sunday
    Each weekend recently we've been showing you two more contestants in the running for Lex Collections' SEARCH FOR AN UNDERWEAR MODEL 2009 - and now it's almost time for the final! UPDATE 3 September: Two more guys have entered the contest - see them here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: BBC green-lights new lesbian drama
    The BBC has announced it has commissioned a new TV series about the sex lives of 20-something lesbians living in Glasgow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Sep 2008

  • 120 Pacific HIV+ people gather in Auckland
    HIV positive people from throughout the Pacific are today arriving in Auckland to discuss issues relating to combating stigma and discrimination and gaining access to treatments in Pacific Island nations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ING Insurance dumps gay sex questions
    ING Insurance's decision to remove policy application questions which may be offensive to gay men is being hailed as a significant victory by LGBT advocacy network Rainbow Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PI health boss: Isolate HIV people on colony
    A suggestion by Niue's Director of Health that Pacific Island people with HIV should be locked up in a colony to isolate them from the general population has disgusted HIV education and support workers throughout the Pacific...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN: A High School Ball Prom for all ages
    For those who couldn't take their same sex partner to their High School Ball, UniQ in Wellington is staging a High School Prom Ball in two weeks' time as an opportunity to fill the gap...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Sep 2007

  • A pleasantly plump remake of Hairspray
    It was a film, then a Broadway musical, and now it's a film again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay and lesbian film festival on Triangle TV
    Triangle Television's popular gay and lesbian film and documentary festival, 'Sproquets', will screen for an eight-week season starting on 7 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays should remain primary NZAF focus
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation will be required to continue to primarily focus its efforts and resources on men who have sex with men under conditions included in the draft of a new Deed of Trust which received provisional backing from members this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Anti-gay group blocked from hotel
    'Americans for Truth', an organisation from Naperville, Illinois dedicated to "confronting the homosexual activist agenda," will have to find a new hotel to host its annual fund-raiser on 6th October...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Sep 2005

  • Choirs to appear in Trans-tasman team-up
    The Sydney Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dis/United?
    On current polling, Peter Dunne will be alone again after the next general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pragmatic Conservatism? Why Colin James is Wrong
    Like the NBR, Herald columnist Colin James seems to think that Labour is in trouble with its traditional constituencies over 'political correctness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suffering Sappho!!!
    Fundamentalists have attacked popular culture since time immemorial...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transsexual criticises media "bigots"
    73 year old transsexual Vicki Harvey has lashed out at the public after being denied her sex change surgery, blaming "bigoted correspondents" to the Taranaki Daily News using her case as a "political weapon"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Sep 2004

  • Anti-Civil Unions "expert" Whitehead slammed by researchers
    The winner of GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Little boys in black shirts... again
    When Destiny Church unleashed its "Enough is Enough" contingent, many observers were shocked to see the presence of very young children in the march...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Many glbt folk are parenting... and schoolyards are a worry
    Thirty-seven percent of women and 14% of men responding to the Lavender Islands national survey of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people report having some kind of parenting relationship with children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayoral wannabes in gay forum
    With gay-friendliness in the mayor's office being an issue for Auckland's gay and lesbian population it's perhaps appropriate that the first public forum of Queen City Mayoral candidates has been orgaised by the gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ten bad arguments "against" glbt relationship equality
    In this week's US Christianity Today magazine, Robert Benne and Gerald McDermott provided some questionable "rebuttals" of claims made to advance the cause of lesbian and gay relationship equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tim Bray's Foibles
    Tim Bray FOIBLES Written and presented by Tim Bray Directed by Amanda Rees Herald Theatre till 11 September...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Sep 2003

  • My family has been threatened, says Holmes
    Paul Holmes is incensed that his address and phone numbers have been published on NZ Tabloid...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Sep 1993

  • Nicki Eddy becomes the first full-time paid worker for the New Zealand [AIDS Memorial] Quilt Project (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Eddy is the National Convenor for the quilt
    Links: NZQP newsletter

Sat 1 Sep 1984

  • The Wellington Gay Task Force is formed (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The group is formed by John McDavitt, Bill Logan and others.
    Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)

Fri 1 Sep 1916

  • A Bill is introduced to allow females to wear male clothing and take a male first name (Melbourne, Australia)
    The Colonist newspaper reports the move as "freak legislation in Victoria".
    Links: Papers Past

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