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Thu 15 Sep 2022

  • Out of the Ashes (Taiwhanga Kauhau, National Library)
    Audio from the event Out of the ashes: celebrating queer histories
    Features: Ben Black, Chris Szekely, Elizabeth Kerekere, Gavin Young, Kevin Haunui, Richard Tankersley, Sage Garrett, Sandy Gauntlett, Will Hansen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 16th September 2022
    Australian Elder Uncle Jack Charles diesand#160; Australian national icon, Gay Victorian Aboriginal elder, actor and musician Uncle Jack Charlesand#160;passedand#160;away on Tuesday morning aged 79...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Why Jennifer Coolidge matters so much to her gay superfans
    OPINION: She often plays a women on the verge of nervous breakdown: but why is it that gay men often feel such an affinity to protagonists in these conditions?...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 15 Sep 2021

  • Gay conversion therapy: Churches at odds over banning therapy in oral submissions
    By Russell Palmer, RNZ Church groups making oral submissions on the bill banning conversion therapy have offered a range of views about it, some calling for it to be scrapped outright and others in firm support...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • John Boyne - writing satire in a highly strung world
    After being the victim of relentless trolling by people who objected to his last book, Irish writer John Boyne has turned the tables on them in his new satirical novel, The Echo Chamber...
    Links: RNZ
  • Coming Out: Patience Can Pave A Path To Acceptance
    Links: Express

Sun 15 Sep 2019

  • Ex-Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV
    Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas reveals he is 'living with HIV'
    Former Wales rugby skipper Gareth Thomas says it is not stopping him living life to the full...
    Links: Stuff
  • Portrait of Wellington transgender legend Carmen Rupe to join national gallery collection
    A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rugby: Former Wales and Lions wing Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV
    Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive, declaring via Twitter that he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby: Former Wales and Lions wing Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV
    Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive, declaring via Twitter that he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • James Malcolm Explores The Gender-Blind Equality Agenda
    Links: Express
  • Kate Elliott Comes Out 
    Links: Express
  • Kristen Stewart Speaks-Out On Being Out in Hollywood
    Links: Express
  • Religious Leaders Plan To Ramp Up Conversion Therapy In Ethiopia
    Links: Express

Sat 15 Sep 2018

  • Britain calls them nerve agent hit men. Russians ask whether they are gay
    When Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov went on Kremlin-backed channel RT this week to defend themselves from British allegations that they attacked a former Russian double agent and his daughter with a nerve agent on British soil, the interview wasn't only about whether they poisoned anyone...
    Links: Stuff
  • Kate Camp
    Kate Camp is the author of six collections of poetry published by Victoria University Press, the most recent of which is The internet of things (2017)...
    Links: RNZ
  • “A Proud Product of South Auckland”
    Links: Express
  • Look How Far We’ve Come
    Links: Express
  • Out and About with Express: Mr. Burns Opening Night at Q...
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow New Zealand Expands and Seeks New Trustees
    Links: Express
  • Top Interior Design Trends
    Links: Express

Fri 15 Sep 2017

  • Australian church cancels wedding because couple supported gay marriage on Facebook
    An Australian church has refused to marry a young couple and cancelled their wedding plans because the bride-to-be expressed support for same-sex marriage on Facebook...
    Links: Stuff
  • Battle of the Sexes' Billie Jean King hits out at Margaret Court's anti-LGBT comments
    Openly gay tennis champion Billie Jean King has spoken out against Margaret Court for not supporting the LGBT community in Australia...
    Links: Stuff
  • It’s Election Time, Here’s What You Need to Know
    Links: Express
  • Resignation of UN LGBT+ Expert Causes Concern
    Links: Express
  • TOP Candidate Election-Eve Wedding to Promote Marriage Equality in Aus
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Sep 2016

  • Chinese Student Activist Lodges Suit Against Textbooks
    Links: Express
  • Taranaki Sexual Offender Charged
    Links: Express
  • Eggplants and peaches and condoms, oh my!
    Sexting is the talk of the town and the way so many of us are communicating our interest in someone else...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legacy Project 4 submissions now open
    The Legacy Project is back for its forth year and submissions are now open...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Student sues Chinese MoE over textbook
    A student in China has taken the Ministry of Education to court because her University textbooks refer to homosexuality as a disorder, despite it being declassified as a mental illness in 2001...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taranaki man guilty of 33 sexual assualt charges
    A Taranaki man has been found guilty of 33 sex offences, spanning over 20 years, committed against 15 young males...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trump and the "Alt Right"
    One of the reasons that Donald Trump is distrusted by many Republicans and religious social conservatives is his association with a tiny, right-wing network of vocal populist opponents of liberal immigration laws, religious diversity, feminism and ethnic minority civil rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Truvada and Access: A Further Update
    The ongoing saga of Truvada/Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) regulation and access concerns within the United Kingdom and Australia continues to unfold...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Sep 2015

  • Anti-equality Abbott rolled as Aussie PM
    The stridently anti marriage equality Tony Abbott has been rolled by as Australia’s Prime Minister by Malcolm Turnbull, who has expressed support for same-sex marriage in the past...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Breaking the Abbott
    And so it ends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Breaking the Abbott
    And so it ends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Hamilton Pride launch party video
    The Hamilton lgbti community’s resident photographer Camera Man has put together a video from the opening night of Hamilton Pride, which went off! There is still plenty ahead for Hamilton Pride week – on Wednesday night UniQ Waikato sex educator Louise Bourchier will host a workshop on pleasure, promising to teach “the ins and outs of sexual anatomy to better understand how everything works, and to maximise pleasure”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Sep 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Get Fishy
    Links: Express
  • Hurricane Bianca Storms Auckland!
    Links: Express
  • Steamworx and Rush Bar close, events moved to Ivy and Fringe
    Links: Express
  • Welsh Photographer “Blinded” in Homophobic Petrol Attack
    Links: Express
  • 'Questioning' group for women starting
    A group which supports women who are questioning their sexuality and need a safe space to talk about same-sex attraction is about to begin again at Auckland Women’s Centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Clash over Facebook 'real name' policy
    Among those impacted: Polly Filla Drag queens and performers are locked in a battle with Facebook over its insistence they use their 'real' names...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man blinded in one eye by attack
    Wales: A 20-year-old gay man has been left blinded in one eye after being called a ‘faggot’ and having petrol thrown in his face...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Now showing: Undertow
    Acclaimed Peruvian lgbti film Undertow is showing free across the country as part of the Latin America   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students in China petition for equality
    China: Student activists have petitioned 112 key universities urging them to incorporate equality on campus and curb discrimination against LGBT people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ Waikato 2014 Pride guide
    Pride Week begins at UniQ Waikato with a screening of the film Intersexion, and also includes a ‘Stitch ‘n Bitch’ event, a sex talk and a quiz night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington venue closes over rent hike
    The opening night of Rush Bar last year Another of the nation's gay venues is to close, with Wellington's Steamworx and Rush Bar calling it a day due to a substantial hike in rent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Sep 2013

  • Comment: King thereafter?
    Grant Robertson MP And so, David Cunliffe has won the Labour leadership contest decisively, with a little over half (51...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cunliffe new Labour leader, Robertson second
    Robertson, Jones and Cunliffe on the campaign trail 3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Peter Taylor, 1953 - 2013
    Obituary: Peter Taylor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peter Taylor dies, peacefully
    Peter Taylor, photographed at the This Is Your Life tribute dinner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Sep 2012

  • James - Q12 (Napier)
    James talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "We'll only do it together," Wall tells Pride opener
    Marriage equality bill author and Labour MP Louisa Wall at tonight's launch of Hamilton Pride Louisa Wall is urging the community to get writing and make submissions on her marriage equality bill, telling the opening of Hamilton Pride: “this is something that we will achieve - but we will only do it together...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton Pride rolls into action in rainbow fashion
    Rainbow was in vogue at Roller-Tron Skaters dolled up in all the colours of the rainbow have got Hamilton Pride off to a bright start at the Melville Skate Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysia holds seminars on spotting gay kids
    Malaysia’s government is holding seminars on how parents can spot “signs of homosexuality” in children, such as boys "liking large handbags"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scholarship offered for trans/intersex project
    Victoria University Law School is seeking applicants for a scholarship to help work on human rights issues for trans and intersex people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Sep 2011

  • Blue September fundraiser to be Celtic affair
    In this garb, Mel Gibson would fit right in at Urge's charity night Auckland men's bar Urge is once again turning blue to raise money for prostate cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
    Elizabeth Futral and Andrew Glover in Pagliacci...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Riff Raff statue to be covered in rainbow knitting
    The focal point of Hamilton's gay pride will once again be the statue celebrating the father of Rocky Horror, which will be covered with knitted rainbow wraps to mark the start of Hamilton Pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tongzhi HK
    While mainland China has a hesitant perspective toward its tongzhi communities, Hong Kong has a thriving LGBT community of its own...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay rights pioneer Arthur Evans dies
    American gay rights pioneer Arthur Evans has died from a heart attack at his home in San Francisco, at the age of 69...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Sep 2010

  • Charlotte Museum (Auckland)
    Miriam Saphira and Jenny Rankine talk about the Charlotte Museum.
    Features: Jenny Rankine, Miriam Saphira
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Homosexual past" raised in murder trial
    The "homosexual past" of a Wanganui man accused of murdering his step-son has been raised at his trial, as the Crown alleged a sexual motive in the killing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • George Michael jailed over drug crash
    George Michael George Michael has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison, after he admitted crashing his car under the influence of cannabis...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queens in the making
    It's full steam ahead for Queen of the Whole Universe rehearsals for the next show in Auckland in November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge raises $1,500 with Blue SeptemBEAR
    The Urge crew, with co-owners Paul Heard and Alan Granville left and centre Patrons of K' Rd bar Urge have dug into their leather pockets, helping raise over $1,500 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation with its initiative Blue SeptemBEAR...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Sep 2009

  • "Kiwi men think clothes are a gay thing"
    Kiwi men dress badly so that people don't think they're gay, a leading design and fashion commentator has told The Listener magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 2 new mid-week events in Wellington's bars
    A fundraising series of quiz events and regular pizza and movie evenings are both starting this week in Wellington's queer bars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Amie s Civil Union at Dot's Sister
    Their day: Amie GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton comes out for Pride Week launch
    The organisers of Hamilton Pride say the launch on Sunday night of their week's worth of LGBT social events refutes the Springboks trainer's claim "there is nothing in Hamilton"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Elton 'too old' to adopt boy
    Sir Elton John's hoped of adopting 14-month-old Ukrainian boy 'Lev' with his partner David Furnish have been dashed by the Ukraine's minister for family affairs, is the Piano Man is too old and not 'traditionally married'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thai boxer banned over gay mag photos
    Thailand's boxing silver medalist at the Athens Olympics has now been banned from competing for three months after he was spotted on the cover of a local gay mag...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • VIDEO: The GET IT ON! launch at Family bar
    Pimp my ride: Dallas please do check out Get it On!, your new guide to safer sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • VIDEO: The GET IT ON! launch at Family bar
    Pimp my ride: Dallas please do check out Get it On!, your new guide to safer sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Sep 2008

  • Television mini series: Love Patrol
    Looks at HIV/AIDS in the Pacific. Ref F109798.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Departing MP gets 'Pink Wellington' award
    Outgoing Labour MP Tim Barnett has received a new award designed to celebrate services to Wellington's LGBT communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Law "catching up" with naked Kapiti Coast
    Kapiti Coast beaches north of Wellington may soon become official nudist beaches, which local gay residents see as "the law catching up with reality"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ministry for Whose Families?
    As Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson observed, the National Party seems to have a different 'family' policy each day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sth Africa: Dodgy AIDS-cure man defeated
    A vitamin entrepreneur who persuaded South African AIDS patients to stop taking their prescribed medication in favour of his pills which he said would 'cure AIDS' has dropped a libel action against the UK's Guardian newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Gays plan wedding in synagogue
    Despite gay marriage being illegal in New South Wales, a male Jewish couple have spoken about their plans to wed in a Sydney synagogue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Sep 2007

  • "I want more than just friendship"
    "Surprise!" 'In Love' writes: How do you tell someone who's a friend that you feel more for them than just friendship… without sounding like a complete twat? Bill Logan comments: It's odd, isn't it, that we fear revealing feelings as wonderful as love, even where there is already a good, warm mutual connection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Air NZ plans 'Pink Flight' from San Fran
    Following the success of Air New Zealand's 'Pink Flight' from Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras back in February, the airline will now also offer the themed flight from San Francisco to Sydney for next years' Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL: OUTline's new 'Outer Space' gathering
    Auckland-based LGBT phone counselling service OUTline's new social event will be an opportunity to learn more about what the local LGBT community has to offer, say organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barking Madness and Same Sex Parenting
    Investigate editor Ian Wishart It was with a strong stomach that I ventured into the mire of Investigate's "Briefing Room" blog, better known to its detractors as the "Barking Mad Room," focusing on the bizarre parallel universe that its readers inhabit when it comes to same-sex parenting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Exgays?
    Review: Exgays? by Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse (2007) Predictably, the US Christian Right has come out with yet another so-called corroborative volume for the gay 'conversion' /exgay movement- but is it all that meets the eye? I should note that its authors, Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse, are a pair of fundamentalist social scientists, and that they have published an earlier volume, entitled Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Churches Moral Debate (2001)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda tabloid headline: 'Homo Terror!'
    Sunday Pepper headline A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has printed lists of local people it says are gay - under the headline "HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Sep 2006

  • History: Societies for Reformation of Manners
    History: The Societies for Reformation of Manners: 1690-1738 Organised conservative Christian moral 'crusades' are nothing new...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rev. Margaret Mayman speaks out against hate stickers
    'GAYS ARE A CANCER IN OUR CHURCH', said bumper stickers sent out to the Presbyterian Assembly's 500 NZ members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Sep 2005

  • Clark won
    Prime Minister Helen Clark promised Kapiti's Grey Power yesterday that if re-elected, the Marriage Act will not be amended to allow same-sex couples to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Fasten your seatbelts!
    With just a couple of days to go before we hit the polling booths it is worth a quick reflection on how this election might affect glbt New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maori Party candidate denies assault allegations
    A transgender Maori Party candidate is denying historical allegations of assault made against her in an official complaint to Counties-Manukau police this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Millionaire anti-gay campaigner takes out ads
    Millionaire businessman John Sax is to spend thousands of dollars on a newspaper ad campaign encouraging voters to vote against the government because of their support for same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No time for tolerance at Maxim forum
    Progressive MP Matt Robson found himself double-teamed yesterday when he tried to defend the gay and lesbian community at a political forum held by the Christian think-tank Maxim Institute...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Sep 2004

  • Pope should get over CU bill
    The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists is urging the Government to tell the Pope to stay out of New Zealand's business, following a statement made by the pontiff to visiting New Zealand bishops that recognising relationships outside of heterosexual marriage violates God's plan for humanity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Sep 2003

  • Fag hags investigated
    Gay men are to the modern woman what dogs were to the pioneer man - the ultimate companion, the perfect accessory, according to Sunday Star-Times writer, Megan Nicol Reed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Sep 2002

  • Kiwifruits fundraising calendar is launched. (New Zealand)
    The community calendar is a fundraising project for gay touch rugby players heading to the Sydney Gay Games.
    Links: Gay NZ

Thu 15 Sep 1988

  • Carmen Rupe's autobiography is published (New Zealand)
    "Carmen - my life - as told to Paul Martin" is released on 15 September 1988. An OUT! magazine advert (January 1989) reads "My life, from schoolboy to successful businesswoman as told to Paul Martin. Buy my book and read all about me."

Thu 15 Sep 1983

Wed 15 Sep 1982

  • Television: interview with Richard O’Brien about his youth in Hamilton and Rocky Horror (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP106773.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 15 Sep 1954

  • A committee chaired by Lord Wolfenden begins looking into homosexual offences and prostitution (United Kingdom)
    The resulting report is published in 1957.
    Links: Wikipedia

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