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Sat 17 Sep 2022

  • Gareth Watkins and Roger Smith - Chrissy WItoko and Carmen Rupe memorial seats (Wellington)
    Karen Harris from QUILTED BANANAS talks to Gareth Watkins and Roger Smith about the background to the Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe memorial seats
    Features: Gareth Watkins, Roger Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Triplets graduating together at AUT the pride of immigrant parents from Sri Lanka
    The parallel milestones keep ticking over for the 22-year-old Samaratunga triplets who tomorrow will graduate at Spark Arena, watched over by their "very excited" parents...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Drag Race Down Under Season 2’s Winner Is
    Links: Express

Fri 17 Sep 2021

  • Episode 94 - Bisexual Unboxing Review
    Ashleigh and Neo kōrero about Mental Health Awareness Week, and then Emlyn and Lucy talk about Bisexual Awareness Week and their experiences being bi...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Episode 94 - Bisexual Unboxing Review
    Ashleigh and Neo kōrero about Mental Health Awareness Week, and then Emlyn and Lucy talk about Bisexual Awareness Week and their experiences being bi...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Tanea Heke: Cousins star ushering in new wave of storytellers
    It's been a big year for actor Tanea Heke with roles in critically acclaimed feature films Cousins and The Justice of Bunny King...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 17 Sep 2020

  • Book review - Real Life by Brandon Taylor
    Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews Real Life by Brandon Taylor, published by Daunt Books...
    Links: RNZ
  • Home and Living: Tips for Selling Your Home
    Links: Express
  • Tamati Coffey’s Family Values
    Links: Express
  • What Chlöe Wants
    Links: Express

Tue 17 Sep 2019

  • Maori students report most discrimination by teachers
    An Education Ministry report shows racism in schools is more likely to come from teachers than from students, and Maori and Pasifika teenagers are bearing the brunt of it...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Three T’s Leading This Season’s Trends
    Links: Express

Mon 17 Sep 2018

  • NZ’s First Openly Gay Priest: “We are now fully included and...
    Links: Express

Sun 17 Sep 2017

  • Mr Gay Syria highlights plight of gay Syrian refugees
    As the winner of the inaugural Mr Gay Syria, Husein Sabat shouldered a heavier burden than most pageant winners...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 17 Sep 2016

  • Lack of early HIV treatment funding "outrageous"
    Jason Myers The continuing inability of HIV-positive to begin drug treatment as soon as their physicians would recommend has been called "outrageous" by the new Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Replacement sought for departed parade producer
    The Auckland Pride Parade is looking for a new parade producer after the departure of this year's producer, Nick Davion...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Sep 2015

  • Gay and Asian and a New Zealander
    Links: Express
  • Kremlin Denies Elton John’s Claim That Vladimir Putin Called to Discuss...
    Links: Express
  • "Putin's" call to Sir Elton was a crank
    Sir Elton John's supposed phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin was actually a gag by a prank caller...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A gay Princeton football player's story
    Princeton offensive lineman Mason Darrow is the latest US college athlete to come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catholic stance on gay people "alienating"
    A New Zealander selected to represent local Catholics at a discussion on marriage and family, led by Pope Francis at the Vatican, believes the church’s attitude towards gay people is “harmful” and “alienating”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pressure goes on for PrEP in Australia
    Experts are calling for wider availability of PrEP in Australia, with experts saying it could halve the nation's transmission rate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turnbull holds Abbott's marriage line
    New Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull is backing a plebiscite, or public vote, on the issue of marriage equality, despite earlier backing calls for Coalition MPs to be allowed a free vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Sep 2014

  • Avoiding The Immigration Minefield
    Links: Express
  • Kate Monroe
    Links: Express
  • Kiss and Tell: What Keeps the Rumour Mill Spinning
    Links: Express
  • Hope surgery waiting list will be reduced
    File photo There's hope the waiting list for gender reassignment will see a significant reduction, with the retirement of New Zealand’s only specialist surgeon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Norfolk Island makes marriage push
    Cam Christian and Paul Gilmour hope to marry on Norfolk Island Australia’s smallest territory, Norfolk Island, is moving to introduce marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The HIV epidemic - where are we at?
    Over the next four weeks, the NZAF's Shaun Robinson will talk about the latest trends in the HIV epidemic, the vital behaviour of condom use, developments in testing and diagnosis, impact of treatment on prevention and the emerging findings about Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The HIV epidemic - where are we at?
    Over the next four weeks, the NZAF's Shaun Robinson will talk about the latest trends in the HIV epidemic, the vital behaviour of condom use, developments in testing and diagnosis, impact of treatment on prevention and the emerging findings about Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans people did "heavy lifting" Ellis says
    Kelly Ellis Labour candidate and TransAdvocates co-founder Kelly Ellis is rejecting the Green Party’s claims it did the “heavy lifting” on the issue of where trans prisoners are housed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Sep 2012

  • Jeremy - Q12 (Napier)
    Jeremy talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Joseph - Q12 (Napier)
    Joseph talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague - Rainbow Politicians (Wellington)
    Kevin Hague from the Green Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Kevin Hague
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Oklahoma judge refuses trans name changes
    Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves A Bible-spouting Oklahoma judge is refusing to allow transgender people to change their names, claiming they are making changes for “fraudulent” purposes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Swimming club planning "mini Outgames"
    Something of a “mini Outgames” is being planned for Wellington next January...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington helpline considers ringing changes
    File photo Wellington’s gay helpline may merge with Auckland-based OUTLine’s national 0800 help service...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Sep 2011

  • Britain to legalise gay marriage before 2015
    Lynne Featherston is vowing to be a personal champion for gay rights The personal intervention of David Cameron will see gay marriage legalised in Britain before 2015...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How do we make it better?
    A powerful report released by out Green MP Kevin Hague at Hamilton Pride this afternoon makes it clear New Zealand is still a hostile environment for vulnerable queer youth, something which is said to primarily stem from to the common public assumption everyone is straight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Sep 2010

  • "Don't vote for me for mayor" - Jevan Goulter
    Jevan Goulter Wanganui mayoral aspirant Jevan Goulter has taken the incredibly unusual campaign step of asking people not to vote for him - for mayor that is...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 25 Years: the watershed period
    You'd be hard pressed to find many people, these days anyway, who have remained in the same job or with the same company for 25 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 25 Years: the watershed period
    You'd be hard pressed to find many people, these days anyway, who have remained in the same job or with the same company for 25 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Apology offered over anti-gay cricket abuse
    Wellington's Westpac Stadium Westpac Stadium has issued an apology after a Rainbow Wellington member complained about an outbreak of homophobic abuse during a cricket match...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus military embraces transgender soldiers
    The head of the Australian Defence Force has announced that transgender people will no longer be barred from serving in the nation's military...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jail over drugs hidden in "gay lube oil" bottles
    Mark Rainbow A former bodybuilder has ridden a slippery slope to jail, after importing medicines from Thailand in bottles marked "Gay Lube Oil"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Presentation to students includes porn surprise
    Norwin High Students at a Pennsylvania high school have been accidentally shown gay porn pictures during a school assembly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Sep 2009

  • The Broacasting Standards Authority dismisses a complaint against TVNZ (New Zealand)
    The complaint related to a Close Up story that reported on a 40-year-old man had been accused of knowingly infecting people with HIV
    Links: BSA
  • Anika Moa has a Mexican adventure
    Kiwi songstress Anika Moa couldn't pack her favourite guitar for her trip to Mexico and Guatemala, but she managed to find one almost as soon as she was off the plane...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dorothy's Sister bar will move next month
    The crew at Ponsonby Road's camp café Dorothy's Sister will soon click their ruby slippers together and 'follow the yellow brick road' to a new home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Killer Ambach to be sentenced tomorrow
    The killer of elderly gay Onehunga man Ronald Brown will be back in the Auckland High Court court tomorrow to be sentenced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Islanders booked for Dunedin's L Ball
    The organisers of Dunedin's L Ball, planned for this Saturday night in the Savoy Hotel, are thrilled with the numbers of women booking from around the South Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: 1st gay couple for TV 'Newlywed Game'
    Star couple ex-Star Trek star George Takei and his businessman partner Brad Altman will become the first-ever gay couple to appear in long-running TV gameshow The Newlywed Game when it returns soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Sep 2008

  • Gay social worker joins Human Rights Com.
    Longtime gay equality advocate and social worker Richard Tankersley will now work part-time as a Human Rights Commissioner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays more prone to depression, says study
    A new study published by a leading journal of psychiatry suggests that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are twice as likely as straight people to have suffered depression or anxiety disorders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Newly available HIV drug renews hope
    A new HIV medication now approved for use in New Zealand is giving renewed hope to people fighting HIV infection and AIDS, according to a leading HIV physician and the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Record number of NZAF life memberships
    This November the New Zealand AIDS Foundation will award Life Memberships to six people – the highest number ever in one year – in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the organisation's mission...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • West Auckland police hunt anti-gay tagger
    Police in West Auckland are seeking information about a yellow spray paint tagger who has been leaving gay-related slogans on vehicles and buildings in New Lynn...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Sep 2007

  • Age catches up with Tolliver and Maupin
    Review: Michael Tolliver Lives, by Armistead Maupin Michael Tolliver is no longer in the first, or even second, bloom of life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stupid thinking Christians
    Bishop John Shelby Spong I was most amused to see the fundamentalist "Christian News" attack me after I wrote a recent article about retired US Episcopalian Bishop John Spong...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: New calendar shows nude trans men
    Beefy firemen, hunky cops and French Rugby players have all famously stripped off for cheeky nude calendars...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 17 Sep 2006

  • Kiwifruit's Ginny and Barb
    Love 'em or hate 'em, these two softies have been our late-night telly lesbians for two years now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: Don Gone?
    Don Brash is probably doomed as Leader of the Opposition, and his own party appears to have been the architect of its erstwhile leaders demise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rumour debunked: "PM's husband not gay"
    A "mystery man" pictured in the latest Investigate magazine embracing Peter Davis, the husband of Prime Minister Helen Clark, has scotched suggestions Davis is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Sep 2005

  • Election Night 10.30PM: Jitters; young liberal voters; four races; new glbt MPs
    Sat 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election Night 10.45PM: New MP Street says pro-gay stance has hurt Labour
    Labour's embracing of glbt issues during its past six years in government has clearly given conservative parties a rallying point against it, according to Labour's new lesbian list MP Maryan Street, and she says the glbt fear mongering is likely to continue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election Night 11.03PM: Casualties and Survivors, Heroes and villains
    What has happened to some of Parliament's most virulently anti-gay MPs, and some of our greatest supporters, based on current results? ACT has been saved from oblivion by leader Rodney Hide's victory in Epsom, but their party vote has been decimated, meaning Stephen “gays are riddled with pathologies” Franks and Muriel “homosexual agenda” Newman are gone...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election Night 11.35PM: National gets first openly gay MP
    The National Party looks set to have its first openly gay MP in barrister Chris Finlayson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election Night 11.40PM: Indecision '05
    It looks like an indecisive outcome, given that Labour has a one seat majority (50-49) over National, without special votes being counted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election Night Midnight: GLBT MPs could double in number
    Having more openly gay candidates then ever before has translated into a definite five, possibly six, openly gay MPs, up from the pre-election three...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herne Bay House: "Get over it"
    Auckland City Mission CEO Dianne Robertson has said a large number of the gay community opposed the closure of its AIDS hospice Herne Bay House because of strong emotional connections to it, but that essentially people need to get over it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Sep 2004

  • Peter Wells writes about the killing of David McNee (New Zealand)
    Wells writes an article for the Listener about the trial of Phillip Layton Edwards who killed David McNee in Auckland. The article begins "Listening to a dead person being made responsible for their own violent death is an odd sensation." Later in the article Wells makes the point "It is impossible in New Zealand - and many other countries - to murder a homosexual. It is possible to be found guilty of manslaughter. The underlying message is that any homosexual's life is of little value."
    Links: Listener
  • Bigotry and barbed wire: John Banks revisited
    Banks, Behind the Mask...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bigotry and barbed wire: John Banks revisited
    Banks, Behind the Mask...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Barbed wire, lipstick and pantyhose
    Three particular comments by incumbent Auckland mayor John Banks during and after the GABA Mayoral Candidate Debate last week caught our attention and seemed to need following up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Methodists compromise on gay ministers
    Gay and lesbian people can be ordained in the church, but gay ministers may still be kept out of parishes where they are not welcome, the Methodist Church of New Zealand has decided...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Sep 2002

  • Gay MP concerned after Utd Future clams up
    Gay MP Tim Barnett has reiterated his concern about the personal religious beliefs of United Future's new MPs after they refused to answer a short GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United Future Timeline
    A GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Sep 1994

  • The Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre (LILAC) opens (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Centre is for women-oriented women and holds the largest accessible collection of lesbian books and other materials in New Zealand.
    Links: LILAC

Tue 17 Sep 1991

  • Television news report: Hollywood stars raise money for AIDS research (United States of America)
    TV3 news, ref F106019.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Wed 17 Sep 1986

Tue 17 Sep 1985

  • Television news report: anti-homosexual law reform petition results for each electorate will be passed onto MPs (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F87202.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: Coalition of Concerned Citizens will each MP the number of people opposing homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Top Half, ref: TZP135904.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: condoms can be sold in supermarkets - but maybe not in Christchurch (New Zealand)
    The Mainland Touch, ref: TZP133352.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 17 Sep 1982

Fri 17 Sep 1976

  • Gay Liberation Wellington take part in an abortion march to mark Suffrage Day (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The group marches under the banner "Free Our Sisters - Free Ourselves"
    Links: Saliant

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