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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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Quake: Locals left picking up the pieces
    UPDATE 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Sep 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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