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Thu 16 Sep 2021

  • 'Autonomous Bodies' exhibition at Wellington's New Zealand Portrait Gallery platforms art outside traditional male perspective
    An exhibition centring "non-male" perspectives launches today at Wellington's New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pand#363;kenga Whakaata...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Caitlyn Jenner’s Political Ambitions Over Before They Begin, Suffering Embarrassing Loss
    Links: Express
  • Elle Kingsbury: Rallying For Trans Rights
    Links: Express
  • Queens Unveiled For Second Season Of Canada’s Drag Race
    Links: Express
  • Richard E Grant: Queen For A Day
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Sep 2020

  • Emmy First-Timers Club: Why Rain Valdez is creating trans roles no one else will
    As a part of E! News' weeklong celebration of the Emmy First-Timers Club, Razor Tongue's Rain Valdez answered some burning questions...
    Links: Stuff
  • English rugby player and X-Factor star relieved after telling team-mates' he's bisexual
    Levi Davis – who used to play for Bath – claims there are more rugby players who should consider coming out...
    Links: Stuff
  • Facebook bans conservative election ad attacking transgender girls in sport
    A conservative political action committee in the US has slammed an "absurd" decision by Facebook to ban an election ad that attacked transgender girls participating in school sports...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • A Triple Threat
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Sep 2019

  • Prince William shows support for 'courageous' Gareth Thomas as he reveals HIV torment
    The Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Gareth Thomas after the former rugby player said he was blackmailed into revealing his HIV status...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ex Welsh Rugby Player Gareth Thomas Reveals HIV Positive Status
    Links: Express
  • Fight for Adoption Reform Goes to Parliament
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith Asks To Be Referred To As “They” Or “Them”
    Links: Express
  • US State Department Denies Birthright Citizenship To Daughter Of Same-Sex Couple
    Links: Express

Sun 16 Sep 2018

  • Will Hansen (Wellington)
    Will Hansen talks about what drives his passion for LGBTI rainbow history
    Features: Will Hansen
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 16 Sep 2017

  • The pleasure, pain and 40-year wait behind this Kiwi musical spectacular
    It was the spring of 1980 when Rob Tapert first had his mind blown in one of New York's gay clubs...
    Links: Stuff
  • City in US Flips Out After First Ever Drag Show
    Links: Express
  • Indigenous Mexican Third Gender Community Key in Earthquake Cleanup
    Links: Express

Fri 16 Sep 2016

  • Community Institution Wigarama Raises Over $1,600
    Links: Express
  • Plebiscite Presented to Australian Parliament
    Links: Express
  • 12yr old boy tries to block anti-maariage equality rally
    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in a Mexican city over the weekend to protest a proposed marriage equality law and were met by a 12-year-old boy who stood in front of the oncoming crowd begging them to stop...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Documentary maker seeks older Māori gay man
    An aspiring documentary maker is currently looking for a Māori man in his 50s who identifies as gay to be one of the subjects of his latest project...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indonesia to censor LGBTI websites and apps
    Gay websites and apps including Grindr will soon be blocked by the Indonesian government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet LGBTI healthcare advocate Zoe Brownlie
    LGBTI ally Zoe Brownlie is running for the Auckland District Health Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Political Scandal: A Tale of Two Politicians
    Often, political scandals are viewed with annoyance and resentment by political parties and serious political commentators...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Sep 2015

  • Hamilton Highlights New Zealand’s Provincial Pride
    Links: Express
  • Malcolm Turnbull Follows Tony Abott’s Lead, Will Not Allow Free Vote...
    Links: Express
  • Becoming mums: tips for getting started
    Nearly Eight months down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's taonga on display at Te Papa
    Image: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Lesbian Ball coming to west Auckland
    A lesbian ball is coming back to Auckland, and it will be held in the city’s west...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Woman convicted after impersonating man
    A British woman has been convicted of sexual assault after a court found she pretended to be a man to have sex with a female friend over a two year period...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 2014

  • Facebook to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Real Name Policy
    Links: Express
  • RNZB Appoints New Artistic Director
    Links: Express
  • Candidate catch-up: Damian Light
    Gay Aucklander Damian Light is third on the UnitedFuture list, meaning if his party can rake in enough party vote, he’d be an MP on the back of leader Peter Dunne retaining his seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More charges likely for lodge owner
    The Mainstreet Lodge in Kaitaia Police have 16 officers working on the investigation into a Kaitaia lodge owner who is accused of drugging and indecently assaulting male tourists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No replacement found for MtF surgeon
    Dr Peter Walker No plastic surgeons have stepped up to fill the shoes of the nation's only gender reassignment surgeon, who has retired...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police to target Auckland cruising spot
    Police in Auckland are asking men to “think twice” about using a Flat Bush park as a cruising spot – and warn they will be “cracking down” on sexual activity in the area...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study shows more NZ youth are 'out'
    File photo Auckland University researchers have found significantly more ‘sexual minority’ youth are ‘out’ than just over a decade ago, however has been no progress between on bullying, depression and suicide attempts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Urzila Carlson's TED Talk
    Urzila talks about her life, how she came to be a comedian plus her philosophy on giving things a go and having no regrets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Sep 2013

  • Peter Taylor, a well known Auckland personality dies. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Taylor died shortly after stopping treatments for long-term HIV and leishmaniasis infections.
    Links: GayNZ.com (1), GayNZ.com (2)
  • Cher refuses Russian Olympics gig
    Music megastar Cher has refused to perform at the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to Russia's increasing persecution of gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton Pride discusses gay political agenda
    Hamilton Pride is well under way with a variety of events staged over the weekend and a high-powered forum tonight exploring "the lgbt political agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF acknowledges "poster boy" Peter Taylor
    Peter Taylor 3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taylor a "beautiful brother, incredible man"
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taylor's memorial service to be Monday 23rd
    A memorial service for the late Peter Taylor, who lost his battle with twin infections diseases and exhausting treatments will be held next Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tributes paid to "inspirational" Peter Taylor
    Peter Taylor 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Sep 2012

  • Ben (b) - Q12 (Napier)
    Ben talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ryan - Q12 (Napier)
    Ryan talks about being young and bisexual in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 16 Sep 2011

  • A quick word with Zowie
    New Zealand's very own pixie of electro-pop Zowie is gathering hype across the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Museum event to explore "otherness"
    Media commentator and blogger Russell Brown is curating an edition of Late at the Museum with the the theme "Life in the Margins: Otherness in New Zealand", which will include what's set to be a memorable and intimate performance by drag royals Buckwheat and Tess Tickle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus passport changes "a huge step forward"
    Advocates say allowing transgender Australians get passports in their preferred gender without the need for a sex change will save them from needless embarrassment and delays...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Sep 2010

  • Jonathan OBrien (Wellington)
    Jonathan OBrien talks about growing up and doing drag
    Features: Jonathan O'Brien
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth (Auckland)
    Thomas Hamilton and Sam Shore talk about the history and aims of Rainbow Youth in Auckland.
    Features: Sam Shore, Tommy Hamilton
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Critics' Choice winners to rock girls' night
    A three-piece who are bringing their raucous sound to alternative lesbian night Proud Mary tomorrow have just picked up a brand spanking new Tui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaba calls for applications for grants
    Candy Lane and Steven Gray at the gaba auction in July After raising $18,500 with its charity auction in July, the gaba Charitable Trust is now looking for people and groups who need a helping hand to apply for a slice of the pie...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russian activist arrested, disappears
    Nikolai Alekseev One of Russia's highest-profile gay rights activists has disappeared after being arrested just before boarding a flight from Moscow to Geneva...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Sep 2009

  • Bringing Mates and Lovers to life
    The lovingly-created and lavishly-illustrated book won a Montana Book Award this year, and now Mates always have been," he says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay team set for Auckland 5K walk
    A team of more than two dozen LGBT walkers are signed up for the Heart Foundation 5K walk on Auckland Marathon day Sunday 1 November, and more people are invited to join them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iraq anti-gay atrocities spread via internet
    Religious fanatics in Iraq have begun using the internet to lure gays to their deaths in an escalating wave of homophobic atrocities which began after the US-led invasion of that country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 2008

  • AKL: Free haircut day to help chop HIV
    Aucklanders can get a free haircut along with an HIV test at a special all-day event planned for Saturday 4 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Gay Out 2009 set for Waitangi weekend
    The ever-popular Big Gay Out fair day in Auckland's Coyle Park will be back next year, with organisers hoping the Waitangi weekend date will draw in more visitors from outside the city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lindsay Lohan slams Palin on MySpace
    Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is a "narrow minded, media obsessed homophobe" says actress Lindsay Lohan on her MySpace page...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out and about with Louisa Wall
    A busy few months: Louisa Wall Labour MP Louisa Wall reports back from a busy few months of events connecting with the LGBT communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Star Trek's Takei weds long-term partner
    Original Star Trek actor and long-time gay activist George Takei has married his partner of 21 years in a ceremony in Los Angeles...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Village People get star on Hollywood Bvd.
    Camp '70's disco band The Village People have been honoured with their own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Sep 2007

  • Israel: Madonna criticised for Kabbalah faith
    Some outspoken gays in Israel are criticising Madonna for taking part in a conference in Tel Aviv put on by Kabbalah - since Israeli leaders of the mystic Jewish secthave been vocal in their opposition to homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Catholic dating website excludes gays
    A new website aims to find love matches for single Catholics - as long as they're straight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Who will govern NZ's gay capital?
    Research suggests almost half NZ's gay men live in central Auckland - and we know there's a huge number of lovely lesbians based in the area too...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Who will govern NZ's gay capital?
    Research suggests almost half NZ's gay men live in central Auckland - and we know there's a huge number of lovely lesbians based in the area too...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Sep 2006

  • Our gay guide to NZ's Fashion Week
    Robert Haddock Robert Haddock, fashion reporter for the Radio Network, gives us his insider view on our Fashion Week and shares his style tips for Spring...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Sep 2005

  • ACT candidate 'vomits' over gays
    An ACT party candidate who pretended to vomit when talking about gays at a public meeting and says he doesn't "morally support the act of sodomy" says society should be tolerant towards gays...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-gay Labour attack website gone
    The identity of the persons behind an anti-gay Labour parody website remain a mystery, with the contact details provided to the domain name registration service proving to be false...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Divisive Don dogwhistles the "mainstream"
    National leader Don Brash has spent the last 24 hours of his election campaign once again making veiled references to "mainstream New Zealanders", insisting that Helen Clark and her government are not part of it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National "marries" gay and lesbian couples
    A nationwide letter drop by the National Party has unwittingly "married" gay and lesbian couples, by addressing their letters to "Mr and Mrs", united under one surname...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queenstown school attacked by church
    The AIDS Foundation is defending a Queenstown school that has come under fire from a Southland church for its policy of promoting tolerance towards glbt students...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Sep 2004

  • 9 years, probably less, for McNee's killer
    The man who killed gay Auckland interior decorator David McNee with approximately 40 blows to the head has been sentenced to nine years in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • David Irving, a gay perspective
    Holocaust denial "historian" and anti-Semite David Irving has been denied access to New Zealand, but is trying to attract attention through a cheap immigration stunt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny outnumbered at own rally
    Destiny New Zealand's Richard Lewis found himself on the backfoot last weekend as a 70-strong group of protesters disrupted the Destiny Church offshoot's first political rally in Dunedin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Naughty NZAF poster wins award
    A controversial New Zealand AIDS Foundation poster and billboard campaign in the South Island has received honours in the recent New Zealand Best Design awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 2003

  • Bent can opener for Goff
    Justice Minister Phil Goff has the dubious honour of being the inaugural winner of the Bent Can Opener Award from the New Zealand Skeptics, owing to his refusal to revisit the Peter Ellis case...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Sep 2002

  • The Free Spirit of the DJ booth
    We discover in a brief chat that Stephen Allkins, about to hit Wellington and Auckland with The [love] Tattoo Tour parties, is a bit of a mystery, a free spirit who enjoys winging it and doing his own thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Free Spirit of the DJ booth
    We discover in a brief chat that Stephen Allkins, about to hit Wellington and Auckland with The [love] Tattoo Tour parties, is a bit of a mystery, a free spirit who enjoys winging it and doing his own thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Sep 1992

  • Nicki Eddy and co - New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt (1992) (Auckland)
    Nicki Eddy and Allan (a pseudonym) talk to Mike Bakers on Radio Pacific about the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt
    Features: Nicki Eddy, Warren Butler
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 1980

  • Arthur Ball is found not guilty of murdering Miles MacFarlane (on the grounds of insanity) (Wellington, New Zealand)

Fri 16 Sep 1977

Sat 16 Sep 1882

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