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Tue 8 Sep 2020

  • Covid 19 coronavirus: Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader Patriarch Filaret contracts virus after blaming gay people for pandemic
    Leading Ukrainian religious figure Patriarch Filaret has contracted coronavirus, after blaming gay people for the disease...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Guidelines Need Implementation To Make Meaningful Change
    Family Planning says the release of the new sexuality education guidelines today is welcome - but without nationally consistent implementation, our young people are not being well-served...
    Links: Scoop
  • New relationship and sexuality guidelines announced to make schools more inclusive
    The guidelines are in response to calls for schools to take action against bullying, violence and child abuse...
    Links: Stuff
  • New relationship and sexuality guidelines announced to make schools more inclusive
    The guidelines would help schools promote inclusivity, and tackled issues facing an online generation...
    Links: Stuff
  • New sex ed guidelines emphasise consent, inclusion, gender
    An emphasis on informed, enthusiastic and ongoing consent, inclusion, and shifting social norms in relation to gender will be some of the things teachers share with students when teaching sexuality and relationships in schools...
    Links: RNZ
  • New sexuality and relationship education guidelines emphasise consent, inclusion, gender
    An emphasis on informed, enthusiastic and ongoing consent, inclusion, and shifting social norms in relation to gender will be some of the things teachers share with students when teaching sexuality and relationships in schools...
    Links: RNZ
  • School sex ed update tackles consent, inclusion, online porn
    An emphasis on informed, enthusiastic and ongoing consent, inclusion and shifting social norms in relation to gender will be some of the things teachers share with students when teaching sexuality and relationships in schools...
    Links: RNZ
  • Schools told to let students choose their gender identities and names
    Schools have been told to let students choose their own gender identities and names...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 17-Year-Old Beauty Influencer and YouTuber Ethan Is Supreme Has Died
    Links: Express
  • Dictionary.com Erases the Word Homosexual
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Kebab Shop Forced to Apologise After Posting Violent Homophobic Meme...
    Links: Express

Sun 8 Sep 2019

  • Anger lingers over 'transphobic' article in Greens Party magazine
    An article published in the Greens' official magazine has been condemned by transgender rights groups, while those on the other side are criticising the party for later taking it down and what they say was a pile-on on to the 80-year-old...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Brazilian mayor stopped from banning gay kiss comic
    A Brazilian judge has blocked attempts by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to ban a Marvel comic showing two men kissing...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ahurei Atawhai Takatāpui
    Links: Express
  • Former Homophobic Tyrant Robert Mugabe Confirmed Dead
    Links: Express
  • I Wanna See An American Idiot!
    Links: Express
  • Out and About For Winter Pride | Propaganda White Party
    Links: Express

Sat 8 Sep 2018

  • Activist Chelsea Manning holds a speaking engagement at Q Theatre (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Manning is interviewed by Georgina Beyer. Manning toured both Australia and New Zealand.
    Links: Stuff.co.nz, Think Inc
  • Lately With Karyn Hay for Friday 7 Sept
    It's Friday, and the Supreme Court in India have made an auspicious ruling: gay sex is no longer a criminal offence ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lizzie Marvelly: Holiday headaches when your sexuality is immoral
    COMMENT: I tend to think of sex as an act of love...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Chelsea Manning Dismisses Significance of Russia’s Pro Trump Interference in US...
    Links: Express

Fri 8 Sep 2017

  • Auckland man creates drag persona to overcome past struggles
    Spencer Papali'i first realised being gay was considered different at intermediate school...
    Links: Stuff
  • Pierre Berge, magnate and Yves Saint Laurent's partner, dies
    PARIS " Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his longtime lover Yves Saint Laurent, has died...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby bad behaviour not problem at Auckland Grammar - headmaster
    An independent report is warning rugby is at risk of losing its exhalted status and place in New Zealand culture because of player misconduct including sexual harrassment, violence, alcohol abuse and homophobia...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV Positive Man Jailed for Having Unprotected Sex
    Links: Express
  • Machines Better at “Gaydar” Than Humans!
    Links: Express
  • NZSO’s Musical Journey to Italy
    Links: Express

Thu 8 Sep 2016

  • Auckland Council adopts Guidelines for Dealing with Rainbow Communities
    Links: Express
  • Brian Ng appointed Co-Editor of Express
    Links: Express
  • Mayoral Debate to Highlight Rainbow Issues
    Links: Express
  • The community spirit of Wigarama
    Wigarama is back for its ninth year running, with a star-studded lineup and more entertainment than you can bat your eyelashes at, all proceeds from the night will help the Cartier Trust continue its important work in the community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Sep 2015

  • ESPN Presenter Israel Gutierrez Reveals He’s Gay
    Links: Express
  • Fabricated Vision
    Links: Express
  • How I Lost 35 Kgs in Just Six Months!
    Links: Express
  • Michael Kirby to Speak in Auckland on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Outing violence in our communities
    A new project has been launched with the aim of creating rainbow communities without violence, and getting our communities to talk about how to stop it happening...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Sep 2014

  • Ego Boosting – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Fabulousity and Funky Beats – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Launch of GenderNeutral.co.nz
    Links: Express
  • Open Letter to the Electoral Commission
    Links: Express
  • Power Stepping – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith announces Auckland show
    Man of the moment Sam Smith is coming to New Zealand for a show at Vector Arena on Thursday 23 April...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Sep 2013

  • Sri lanka steps up anti-gay persecution
    The Commonwealth nation of Sri Lanka, which the United Nations is warning is turning into an authoritarian state, has begun to step up its repression of its glbti citizens, according to human rights workers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Sep 2012

  • Nicholas - Q12
    Nicholas talks about being young and bisexual in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • School's Out getting the message out in Wellington
    File photo Wellington youth group Schools’ Out estimates it’s had 160 participants in its programme in the 2011/2012 year, but has been in contact with more 500 young people through its class visits and assembly talks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Sep 2011

  • Aucklanders 'making a difference' celebrated
    A special interview series with people who are making a difference in Auckland's queer communities has been published online...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Sep 2010

  • NZAF seeks feedback on online dating
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is carrying out a survey on internet dating and is asking men who have sex with men to take part...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Sep 2009

  • Money matters make drama for gay couples
    New Zealand's same-sex couples are most likely to argue about money, their ex's, alcohol use and issues with friends, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Sep 2008

  • Venus dazzles in white at Pasifika Awards
    Gay Samoan designer, stylist and makeup artist James Leuii's Victorian-style white dress dazzled the judges to win the Hero category at Friday night's Westfield Style Pasifika pageant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Sep 2007

  • Christchurch City Council candidate Tony Milne
    Tony Milne Tony used to feel like Invercargill's "only gay in the village", but now, at 26, he's planning his civil union, and campaigning to become a Christchurch City Councillor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Sep 2006

  • LGBT themes feature in Doco festival
    Documentaries of particular interest to the LGBT community, touching on topics from drag to living with HIV, will screen at this year's New Zealand Documentary Film Festival, which opened in Auckland last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Sep 2005

  • The curtain falls on Herne Bay House
    After a decade and a half of service, Auckland's Herne Bay House is to officially close within the next four weeks, the Auckland City Mission has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Sep 2004

  • RNZ censured over Ellis broadcast
    Radio New Zealand has been censured by the BSA for spreading further unsubstantiated allegations against Peter Ellis on Linda Clark's Nine To Noon programme on National Radio in August 2003...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Sep 2003

  • HIV+ man escapes from institution
    Former male prostitute Christopher Truscott has been fined for escaping for the sixth time from an institution he has been kept in for the last four years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Sep 1985

  • Activist Alison Laurie appears on television to debate homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Laurie is responding to Barry Reid, a staunch opponent of law reform. The programme airs on TV1 at 9.30pm.

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