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Sun 4 Sep 2022

  • 'Immediate threat to human life' - controversal Kiwifarms forum blocked by Cloudflare
    The online security firm Cloudflare has blocked the controversial online forum KiwiFarms, following a campaign started by a transgender woman targeted by the site...
    Links: RNZ
  • 'Immediate threat to human life' - controversial Kiwifarms forum blocked by Cloudflare
    By RNZ The online security firm Cloudflare has blocked the controversial online forum KiwiFarms, following a campaign started by a transgender woman targeted by the site...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Assoc. Prof Peter Saxton on whether it’s possible to keep the supply of blood safe without excluding men who have sex with men
    How do you balance the demands for keeping a blood supply safe, with the need to minimise shortages, and a policy which excludes gay men from donating blood if they've had sex in the last three months? Assoc...
    Links: RNZ
  • Diversity awards recognise the community efforts of the few for the many
    Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air Samoan artist and proud fa'afafine Lindah Lepou has won the Toi Kand#333; Iriiri Queer Laureate Award - the first of its kind...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Kathryn Burnett's play The Campervan
    Ditching the rat-race to go travelling around Aotearoa in a campervan - for some that sounds like a dream come true, for others - not so much...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tatiana Hotere's new play gets a hostile reaction
    A new play exploring the intersection of grief, faith and sexuality has shocked the playwright when it become the target of a hate campaign...
    Links: RNZ
  • Tatiana Hotere's new play gets a hostile rection
    A new play exploring the intersection of grief, faith and sexuality has shocked the playwright when it become the target of a hate campaign...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 4 Sep 2021

  • Charlotte Bellis: Taliban government inclusiveness "symbolic"
    New Zealand journalist Charlotte Bellis has been on the ground in Kabul this week as Afghanistan recorded its first official day under Taliban rule in nearly two decades amid unconfirmed reports of Taliban members going door to door executing people...
    Links: RNZ
  • I experienced gay conversion therapy. Here's why it should be banned
    OPINION: I experienced gay conversion therapy as a teen in the Exclusive Brethren...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 4 Sep 2020

  • Trauma Cleaner Sandra Pankhurst
    Australian cleaning specialist Sandra Pankhurst has undertaken some of the toughest jobs imaginable...
    Links: RNZ
  • UK ignores critics, makes ex-Australia PM Tony Abbott trade envoy
    The British government appointed Tony Abbott as an unpaid trade advisor, ignoring criticism of the Australian politician's views on women, gay rights and the environment...
    Links: Stuff
  • Indonesian Police Arrest 9 In Anti-Gay Raid In Jakarta
    Links: Express

Wed 4 Sep 2019

  • Conversion therapy centre founder in US says he's gay, rejects 'cycle of self shame'
    US founder of LGBTQ conversion programme says he now realises the harm he has caused as he comes out at as gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Founder of gay conversion ministry McKrae Game comes out
    A South Carolina man who founded one of the nation's biggest conversion therapy ministries has something to say: he's gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Green member’s ‘transphobic’ article sparks outrage among party
    A veteran Green Party feminist and lesbian activist has sparked a storm among party members by warning that MPs' attitudes to transgender issues risks undermining women's rights...
    Links: RNZ
  • Green Party members resign over trans rights-critical article
    The Green Party has gone into damage control mode over a flare up among members about the party's attitude to transgender rights...
    Links: RNZ
  • Green Party members resign over trans rights-critical newsletter article
    An opinion article about trans rights in a Green Party newsletter has sparked outrage and resignations from members on each side of the debate...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sexuality and unrequited passion the driving force of new play
    What does it mean to be a young gay man in modern New Zealand? A new play gives the issue a front seat role...
    Links: Stuff
  • Vice President Pence isn't 'anti-gay' because he lunched with Irish prime minister, who is gay, White House aide said
    A senior White House aide suggested US Vice President Mike Pence's lunch on Tuesday with the prime minister of Ireland and his male partner shows that Pence is not "anti-gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • OUT and ABOUT FOR WINTER PRIDE | MILITARY and PRIDE CRUISE...
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Sep 2018

  • Lesbian couple in Malaysia caned in public as punishment
    Two women in Malaysia have been caned in court in front of family members for attempting to have consensual sex with each other...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment
    Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sexual relations were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by rights activists as a grave miscarriage of justice...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment
    Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by lawmakers and rights activists as a form of torture...
    Links: Stuff
  • Malaysian women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex
    Two Malaysian women convicted of attempting to have lesbian sex in a car have been caned in a religious court...
    Links: RNZ
  • Meet the Judging Panel for the Inaugural New Zealand LGBTI A
    The votes are in and the countdown has begun for the first New Zealand LGBTI Awards...
    Links: Scoop
  • Community Hero Richard James Dies
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Sep 2017

  • BANG! Episode 6: Fifty Shades of Grey
    Melody Thomas leads a frank and often-entertaining exploration into sex, sexuality and intimacy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lesbian couple Susan Johnston and Nikita Ringdahl to wed as cancer takes over
    The couple racing to get married before cancer claims one of their lives have been donated almost everything they need for the wedding...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 1 x Schwarzkopf Men’s Hair Care pack
    Links: Express
  • 2 x double passes to Tempo Dance Festival’s Why Chromozone
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Double Passes To The Topp Twins
    Links: Express
  • 4 x Double Passes to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Travels in...
    Links: Express
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
    Links: Express
  • Falling In Love With Romeo
    Links: Express
  • Twelve Years of Family
    Links: Express

Sun 4 Sep 2016

  • GSWQT: Heroes and Villains Finale Party!
    Links: Express
  • GSWQT: Express Magazine’s Round-up!
    Links: Express
  • Nicholas Chamberlain Comes Out as the First Openly Gay C of...
    Links: Express
  • No Mere Mayor: The Race for Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Unfunny Jokes
    Links: Express

Fri 4 Sep 2015

  • Ak Outgames rescue team 'ran out of time'
    Craig Watson The team trying to rescue the Auckland Outgames 2016 ran out of time able to satisfy the Outgames governing body that they had enough preparations solidly in place, including Council funding support, for the event to go ahead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Outgames rescue team 'ran out of time'
    Craig Watson The team trying to rescue the Auckland Outgames 2016 ran out of time able to satisfy the Outgames governing body that they had enough preparations solidly in place, including Council funding support, for the event to go ahead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manson and Harris near Olympic qualification
    Robbie Manson and rowing partner Chris Harris are one race away from guaranteeing a spot at the Rio Olympics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Motel murder-accused teen denied bail
    Beauen Wallace-Loretz One of the teenagers accused of murdering a gay Auckland man at a motel will remain behind bars until he stands trial...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Purchas Cup: Who will claim the silverware?
    Can our Falcons tame the Aussies? Here's a look at the teams which have descended on Auckland for the gay and inclusive equivalent of the Bledisloe Cup – the Purchas Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Replacing the Outgames - a fresh start
    After explaining how the rescue team's attempt to salvage the Auckland Outgames 2016 was ultimately unsuccessful Craig Watson now looks forward, to how a new sporting event will rise from the ashes of the Auckland Outgames...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: An Evening with the Incredible Mr Capsis
    An Evening with the Incredible Mr Capsis Presented by Auckland Live for the Auckland International Cabaret Season Live at Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall Thursday 03   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Clerk jailed for homophobic stance
    The homophobic US county clerk still refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples has been jailed for contempt...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Sep 2014

  • Attack at Wellington’ Ivy Bar
    Links: Express
  • GABA Mixer – Empire Tavern
    Links: Express
  • Gibbston Valley presents Life Is A Cabaret – Skyline Queenstown
    Links: Express
  • Help Rupert Find The Man Of His Dreams
    Links: Express
  • Queen With Adam Lambert – Vector Arena
    Links: Express
  • Beyer gets warm Gay Ski Week reception
    Georgina Beyer and Gay Ski Week organiser Sally Whitewoods...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • City and organisers commit to Outgames
    Damian Strogen and Barry Taylor look on as Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse adds her signature Auckland City, international sports body GLISA and the bid team for the Asia Pacific Outgames 2016 have this evening formally kicked off the creation of what promises to be the biggest gay sporting event the country has ever seen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GSW: Businesses vie for makeover title
    Eight Queenstown businesses have given their stores the rainbow treatment for Gay Ski Week and are now in the running for the Gay on the Bay competition – with the winner decided by public votes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ivy assault accused gets new court date
    The man accused of assaulting Ivy Bar manager Steven Mawhinney has been re-arrested, and given a new court date...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames agreement being signed today
    Members of Team Auckland Masters Swimmers were involved in the bid The licence agreement for the 2016 Asia-Pacific Outgames will be signed at the Auckland Council Chambers today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Readying for Outgames 2016
    Damien Strogen Auckland will host the Asia Pacific Outgames in 2016 and there is much to be done! Damien Strogen from the organising team talks about the logistics of hosting such a major event and tells us what has already been set in stone...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waiter bares heart in search for man
    An Auckland waiter has served up an appeal on social media in the hope it will help him find a man who clearly made a big impact when he came into the pizzeria where he works...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Sep 2013

  • McNee's killer back behind bars after abduction
    Phillip Layton Edwards The man who killed gay Auckland interior decorator David McNee in 2003 is back behind bars following his arrest yesterday in connection with a child abduction case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Avengers action to support Manning
    Chelsea Manning Wellington's Queer Avengers are to picket the US Embassy this Saturday to express their solidarity with imprisoned US military intelligence whistleblower, transwoman Chelsea Manning Manning is currently imprisoned in a male military detention facility with the US military saying it is unable to provide facilities or support for her transition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Sep 2012

  • Donald Stenhouse - Older Gay Men (Auckland)
    Donald Stenhouse talks about what its like to be an older gay man in 2012
    Features: Donald Stenhouse
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • By popular demand: Bill Logan’s speech
    Tireless gay rights campaigner Bill Logan was among those who stood atop Parliament’s steps and spoke to the many who marched for equality ahead of the first reading of the marriage equality bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • City of Sails given rainbow treatment with Pride logo
    The logo for the Auckland Pride Festival has been unveiled, bringing a dash of rainbow to the City of Sails...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fa’afine artist wins major Wallace Art Trust prize
    Shigeyuki Kihara with her winning work Fa’afine artist Shigeyuki Kihara has won the 2012 Wallace Art Trust Paramount Award with a tsunami memorial piece...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Key shrugs off Craig's "too gay" quote
    “We live in a world where equality is pretty important,” is John Key’s response to Colin Craig’s claims the Prime Minister is “too gay” for his Helensville electorate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality: Traditional vileness
    Wholly predictably, the New Zealand Christian Right is already using faulty and erroneous US Christian Right propaganda when it comes to opposition to marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mockery of youth suicide "bad taste" and "tacky"
    Bob McCoskrie Family First is being slammed for “making light of youth suicide in New Zealand” within a blog post which compares the fight for marriage equality to rugby and soccer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ponsonby confirmed as home of Pride Parade
    The route (Google Maps) The Auckland Pride Parade will be held in Ponsonby the late afternoon of Saturday 16 February, and will travel from Three Lamps to Western Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skjellerup in race for golden scholarship
    Gay Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup is battling for a $10,000 AMP People’s Choice Scholarship to help him in his dream of winning a medal in 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two major Pride Festival roles announced
    Julian Cook is no stranger to event management Experienced event manager and marketer Julian Cook will take the helm of Auckland’s Pride Festival, with Queen of the Whole Universe creator Jonathan Smith to run the Parade aspect of the February event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wonder apologises over gay confusion theory
    Stevie Wonder is back-pedaling on comments he made that singer Frank Ocean, and other gay people, might be "confused" about their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Sep 2011

  • Police reveal drug rape claims against Mills
    Police have revealed they were investigating allegations of drug rape against Glenn Mills when he died in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Glenn Mills case, uncovered - part 2
    Glenn Mills As Glenn Mills was found dead in prison, it has emerged police were investigating claims of drug rape...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Glenn Mills case, uncovered - part 2
    Glenn Mills As Glenn Mills was found dead in prison, it has emerged police were investigating claims of drug rape...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US armed forces to allow gay mag on bases
    The day 'don't ask, don't tell' is officially wiped in America, queer members of the armed forces will be able to read their first-ever gay-themed magazine at Army and Air Force bases...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Sep 2010

  • Christchurch residents left shaken by quake
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Club survives quake, damaged in aftershock
    The building frontage (Picture - Rouyden Lake) 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Quake: Gay venue damage in Christchurch
    Earthquake damage to a Lichfield Street building...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Quake: Locals left picking up the pieces
    UPDATE 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Sep 2009

  • 'Crystal clear sky at Ski Week
    Yesterday was one of the best days of the ski season, with crystal clear skies and great conditions, says an Aucklander down in Queenstown for Gay Ski Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay fans get frisky at Lady GaGa concert
    Pop sensation lady GaGa didn't seem to mind hearing that two guys were spotting having sex at her recent concert in New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Triangle TV's Sunday Nights Out continue
    After one week off, Triangle TV's Sunday evening festival of iconic Kiwi-made LGBT films and documentaries continue this weekend with some short docos about transgender New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Sep 2008

  • Tim Barnett's remarkable journey
    When Tim Barnett announced in February that he would not be standing again for Parliament it signaled the departure of New Zealand’s most openly activist gay MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What's up with NZ's gay media?
    Media7 host Russell Brown Russell Brown's Media7 programme discusses how well New Zealand's gay media is serving its community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Sep 2007

  • 'Winter Wonderland' at Gay Ski Week
    A big dump of snow overnight means Queenstown's ski fields are now a 'Winter Wonderland', says an Australian visitor there for Gay Ski Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland: Waring to speak on gay marriage
    Professor Marilyn Waring will show the DVD of her Professorial Lecture on equality, dignity    Ref: AUT (m)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Face2Face: All Blacks Vs. Drag Queens
    New Zealand's favourite brick-shaped cereal Weet-Bix is taking its role as supporter of the All-Blacks very seriously this year, and has spared no expense to bring Kiwis clearly the most worthy internet-and-phone-based project ever… bringing our nation face-to-face with rugby's broken-nosed best...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Lesbians hide sexuality in job interviews
    Lesbians frequently hide their sexuality in job interviews by changing the way they dress, a British study has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Sep 2006

  • Body Count: How They Turned AIDS into A Catastrophe
    If a latex condom and lube are all that you need to prevent the transmission of HIV, why have millions died from that epidemic over the last two decades? And why are they still dying? If you thought that the destructive effect of US Christian Right 'abstinence' propaganda and junk science was only restricted to the English speaking world, then you may be shocked when you read this book...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Count: How They Turned AIDS into A Catastrophe
    If a latex condom and lube are all that you need to prevent the transmission of HIV, why have millions died from that epidemic over the last two decades? And why are they still dying? If you thought that the destructive effect of US Christian Right 'abstinence' propaganda and junk science was only restricted to the English speaking world, then you may be shocked when you read this book...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Hot spit roasting gets medieval!
    In the Italian Renaissance, explicit depictions of 'spit roasting' for gay men were not uncommon - unfortunately, though, they tended to be contained within moralist Renaissance pictorial art...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Sep 2005

  • Parties rein in 'gay' policies
    This year's election shows a reining-in of left-wing 'rainbow' policies, while right-wing parties are using "moral issues" as a focus point for policy and debate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thinly disguised theocracy?
    Who is Raymond de Souza, and why should we be wary of him? He recently appeared in the context of ACT's fundamentalist pamphlet and the furore around it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Sep 2004

  • Destiny to stand against Barnett
    The political arm of the Destiny Church will be standing a candidate against Christchurch Central MP Tim Barnett at the next election, in an attempt to return the electorate to "family values"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police probe Maxim email fraud
    Police have been called in to investigate a series of anti-gay email forgeries perpetuated through the Maxim Institute's online letter wizard...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Sep 2003

  • Television news report: Zimbabwean refugee charged with willfully passing on HIV (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Winston Peters and Kevin Hague. TV3 news, ref F59896.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Taking penises seriously
    Today is National Penis Day, a New Zealand AIDS Foundation initiative aimed to encourage men to talk more openly about their sexual health and wellbeing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Sep 1993

  • Darren Horn dies (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Horn was an early convener of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt. In 1992 he wrote "All the quilts speak of love, compassion and memories. Each is composed of recollection, sadness, acceptance and letting go. The quilts help us to learn and accept. They are a guide to the future of coming generations."
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, Te Papa

Tue 4 Sep 1979

Wed 4 Sep 1957

  • The Wolfenden report is published (United Kingdom)
    One of the recommendations in the report was that "homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private should no longer be a criminal offence."
    Links: Wikipedia

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