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Fri 3 Sep 2021

  • ABBA Create ‘Abbatars’ for New Concert Tour as They Release First...
    Links: Express
  • President of Ukraine Promises To Fight For LGBTQ+ Rights
    Links: Express
  • Russian World Number Two Praises US Open Tennis Pride Day
    Links: Express

Thu 3 Sep 2020

  • Star Trek: Discovery casts first nonbinary, transgender characters in franchise history
    The Star Trek franchise has been going nearly 60 years - and it's still making history...
    Links: Stuff
  • World Rugby's trans women ban proposal slated by academic group
    Academics' letter says there is no peer-reviewed, scientific evidence to justify a ban which would only be harmful to trans and gender-diverse people...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 3 Sep 2019

  • Felix Donnelly dies: Renegade priest was also broadcaster, novelist, and Youthline founder
    "Treasured" and controversial polymath cleric Felix Donnelly challenged prevailing church views on sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • YouTube stars sue the platform for discrimination
    Eight gay content creators in the US are suing YouTube for what they say amounts to discrimination...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 3 Sep 2018

  • Chelsea Manning Still Visiting NZ After Australia Refuses Her Visa
    Links: Express
  • Pansexuality – Don’t Limit your Desires to Fit the Frame
    Links: Express
  • Speaking Up!
    Links: Express

Sun 3 Sep 2017

  • Bogus psychiatrist Linda Astor is wanted over the death of elderly Polish patient
    A bogus psychiatrist who released a schizophrenic patient in Wellington who later beheaded his girlfriend, is under investigation in Poland over the death of an elderly man...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gong for inspirational 'casualty' of HIV
    She had sheets burnt after she slept in them, was told she would die, was told she would live, and was part of a historic trial against the man who gave her HIV...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 3 Sep 2016

  • GSWQT: Getting Wet at Desperados Foam Party!
    Links: Express

Thu 3 Sep 2015

  • Agender President resigns amid kink debate
    Lynda Whitehead says she feels her credibility and reputation have been tarnished The President of Agender has resigned after being criticised over comments she made three years ago about a picture of someone cleaning in a kinky maid’s uniform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames gone but event still planned
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    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames gone: GLISA Statement
    The following statement, though not yet provided to the gay media, has appeared in the public domain and is understood to be genuine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Rainbow Panel members announced
    The inaugural members of the Auckland Council Rainbow Advisory Panel have been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chinese Autumn?
    A rainbow kite (tongzhi) There are signs that the new Chinese Premier, Xi Jinping, wants to reassert the power of the Communist Party of China...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GaySkiWeekQT: Days 5and6 Caluzzi girls! Lisa! Karoke!
    Judges Kola, Lilly and Miss Cinnamon Thursday, 10PM: Karaoke is in full swing up the top of the stairs at at Sky City Casino...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames decision - behind the scenes
    The Auckland Outgames 2016, scheduled for February, will not now happen, not as an official Outgames anyhow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Williamson apologises for offensive MC gig
    The MP who made news around the world for his speech in favour of marriage equality has apologised over an event he MC'd which included a homophobic joke...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Sep 2014

  • Anika Moa Sings – Gay Ski Week Queenstown
    Links: Express
  • Legend closes – for now!
    Links: Express
  • Simpson Grierson First NZ Organisation Awarded the Rainbow Tick
    Links: Express
  • 'Sisters Reunited' fundraiser for Hamilton
    A special fundraising night will be held in Hamilton on Friday to raise cash for UniQ Waikato: Sisters Reunited will be held at Altitude Bar and Nightclub...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unmasking the Conservative Party?
    One troubling 3 News (27...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Sep 2013

  • Coroner H Brandt Shortland finds a teenager bullied for being "feminine", committed suicide. (New Zealand)
    Marvin Te Maunga Te Kotahitanga Peihopa died on 5 April 2009.
    Links: Stuff
  • Phillip Edwards is arrested after a child was abducted in August and later found abandoned. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    In 2003 Edwards was found guilty of the manslaughter of interior decorator David McNee.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • BP Wgtn Quiz Night raises $1500
    Just on $1500 has been raised to help the new Wellington office of HIV peer support and advocacy organisation Body Positive pay the bills...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Sep 2012

  • Gay Ski Week attracts more than 1,000
    Opening Night - picture thanks to Jacqui Gay fron Still Vision The renewed Gay Ski Week has wrapped up, with more than a thousand people taking part in the Queenstown event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Porirua City Council gives thumbs up to equality
    Porirua City Council has adopted a notice of motion in favour of same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange
    Crooner, and lover of men and women, Frank Ocean is probably one of the most intriguing musicians we’ve come across...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Sep 2011

  • Accused Syrian confesses to killing Jones
    CCTV footage caught the killing suspect A former Syrian commando has reportedly confessed to the fatal stabbing of gay Westport man Charles Jones in an apartment in the Thai resort of Pattaya...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • California gay teen killing case ends in mistrial
    Brandon McInerney and Larry King An eight-week trial into the killing of a gay Californian teenager has ended in a mistrial after the jury was unable to decide whether the accused was guilty of murder or manslaughter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Date set for opening of new Auckland gay bar
    A date has been set for the unveiling of Auckland's newest gay bar, DNA...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mourners say goodbye to much-loved Bear
    Around 150 mourners have farewelled much-loved gay community member Eric Szczerba at a mixed culture and mixed language ceremony in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scope of investigation into Mills revealed
    Glenn Mills The scope of the police investigation into Auckland train driver Glenn Mills has been revealed by the officer who led the case, who has detailed the mountain of information they had to wade through for evidence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Sep 2010

  • Boreham nabs second place in film fest
    A scene from Lost and Found in Bangkok A short film by gay Wellingtonian Andy Boreham has won second place in an online film festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kookaburra's life gay no more
    A Melbourne principal has conceded he was probably 'hypersensitive' in replacing the word 'gay' in classic kids' song Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Music review: Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
    From Christian rock beginnings to mainstream pop success, it took nine years, a mention from Madonna, and a titillating song about bi-curious leanings to rocket Katy Perry into the charts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Style heroes to compete for fashion glory
    2009 Pasifika Hero winner by Jo Odgers Style Pasifika will continue its long history of inclusiveness when the culture and fashion extravaganza returns to Vector Arena in Auckland tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Sep 2009

  • AIDS Quilt website project takes shape
    A cyber-home for New Zealand's AIDS Memorial Quilts is beginning to take shape following the donation of cash and a professional photographer's expertise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS Quilt website project takes shape
    A cyber-home for New Zealand's AIDS Memorial Quilts is beginning to take shape following the donation of cash and a professional photographer's expertise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hugh Hefner was a gay rights pioneer
    A new film about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's life claims the blonde-loving bachelor was an early advocate for gay equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians 101: The Ex Files!
    Wouldn't it be great if women came with instruction manuals, with handy chapter headings and top tips for keeping her healthy and happy? Julz Darroch Let's face it, by the time we've broken one girlfriend in it's merging central and we're off to find our next one and only...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nikki Kaye pledges support for gay parents
    When Auckland's Central MP Nikki Kaye was asked last night if she favoured law reform which would allow same-sex couples to adopt, she replied simply: "I'm supportive - end of story...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Sep 2008

  • 'Good, wise and loyal' nun remembered
    Sister Paula Brettkelly was this afternoon remembered as a woman with a "fantastic heart," who was staunchly loyal to the people and causes she believed in and who always put others first...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Youths sexually abused by elders in PNG'
    Sexual abuse by village elders is often young Papua New Guinean mens' introduction to same sex activity, according to a PNG delegate to the Pan Pacific Gathering for HIV+ People currently under way in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Ski Weekers pampered while it rains
    It's a grey rainy day in Queenstown today, so around 300 Gay Ski Weekers are taking the opportunity to relax and pamper themselves while hoping for better conditions tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greens speak out for LGBT students
    New Zealand's education system is failing in its fundamental duty to lesbian, gay and bisexual students, say the Green Party's spokespeople on Rainbow Issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NYC: Man confesses in gay student murder
    A suspect has confessed to the murder of a 19-year-old gay student in his Manhattan apartment at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall's seat in Parliament looking shaky
    It's a tight call whether lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall will return to Parliament after the general election if recent polls showing Labour getting around 37% of the vote reflect voting patterns on election night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Sep 2007

  • 'Lady boy' war erupts in Thailand
    Scores of teenage "lady boys"and male prostitutes have been involved in a three day "gay war" on the Thailand resort of Pattaya...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton: Venom renovates and celebrates
    Central Hamilton's LGBT bar/nightclub has closed its doors this week to renovate the interior - but its drag hostess assures GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New York City nightclub bust - 32 arrested
    New York City police officers raided a popular East Village gay club on the weekend, arresting 32 people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thank God for the Atheists?
    An atheist poster Positive atheism is primarily about removing the tyrannical effects of unquestioned religious philosophy from culture and public policy, insofar as it cultivates the oppression of vulnerable social groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Sep 2006

  • Queen of the Universe event announced
    The date for Auckland's Queen of the Whole Universe pageant has been announced, with tickets on sale from September 13...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Sep 2005

  • Dead Europe, by Christos Tsiolkas
    DEAD EUROPE By Christos Tsiolkas Vintage: 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay MP targeted in smear campaign
    An anonymous letter distributed to mailboxes throughout Tim Barnett's Christchurch Central electorate accused the openly gay MP of "warped policies" and "social engineering" and a "hidden agenda"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unintelligent Designs? Creationism and Homophobia
    Creationism has resurfaced, as Focus on the Family New Zealand has mailed out 'intelligent design' material to schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Sep 2004

  • Peters raises hell over McNee killer
    NZ First leader Winston Peters is pumping up the volume in Parliament in his attempt to get answers on why David McNee's killer was not arrested for another violent attack he allegedly committed days before killing McNee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Undue stress placed on same-sex families
    Unreasonable stress is being placed on same-sex and defacto families with the failure of the law to recognise their relationships, says Relationship Services...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ accused of strip protest activism
    UniQ Otago are horrified at false allegations that they planned to organise a strip protest outside the Destiny Church in Dunedin using student funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Sep 2002

  • New Zealand AIDS Foundation is blocked from erecting penis billboards. (New Zealand)
    The billboards were to promote National Penis Day on 5 September.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Drag Kings explore the male psyche and physique
    You've seen drag queens galore...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Karl Moser comes out
    Karl Moser, the son of an Opera Singer can trace his musical roots back to his childhood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF penis billboard campaign blocked
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has expressed exasperation that it is being blocked from erecting billboards that feature men's penises to mark National Penis Day, Thursday 5 September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peter Wells: Telling Tales
    Although Peter Wells is not yet 50, his memoir tells stories of a vanishing world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Sep 1995

  • Pianist Michael Houston performs a benefit concert for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The performance takes place at the School of Music, University of Auckland.
    Links: NZ.com

Tue 3 Sep 1991

  • Television news report: condom sales are dropping (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Margaret Durden, Margaret Sparrow, Krista Blake and Adie Davis. TV3 news, ref F105875.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Tue 3 Sep 1985

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