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Wed 21 Sep 2022

  • Interview: The story of a black lesbian couple adopting a child comes to the stage
    Po Boys and Oysters is a new play opening in Auckland 27th September 2022 that tells the story of two black women trying to adopt a child in New Zealand...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside

Tue 21 Sep 2021

  • Thailand urged not to deport trans woman charged in Malaysia
    A human rights group has urged Thailand not to deport a transgender businesswoman to her home country of Malaysia, where she is charged under Islamic laws for insulting Islam by cross-dressing...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Queer Kiwis in Lockdown: Bianca Hartley
    Links: Express
  • RuPaul Makes History at Emmys
    Links: Express
  • Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu Equates Homosexuality and Paedophilia
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Sep 2020

  • FAST and FURIOUS | MINI’s Electric Revolution Arrives In NZ
    Links: Express
  • Justice Minister Signals Change to “Highly Moralistic Adoption Act”
    Links: Express

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Thu 21 Sep 2017

  • Facial recognition software: brilliant or dangerous?
    With the introduction of the iPhone X, Apple brought to the forefront facial recognition technology, or what they call FaceID - a way for users to be able to unlock their phone just by looking at it...
    Links: RNZ
  • Concerns Regarding Security of Postal Vote
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Sep 2016

  • Did You Know It’s Bisexual Awareness Week?
    Links: Express
  • Diversity Rules Emmy Awards
    Links: Express
  • Green MP Kevin Hague Says Farewell
    Links: Express
  • October: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • 40+yr delay for trans ops "about right" - Minister
    Health minister Jonathan Coleman believes waits of over forty years for transgender people to have operations aligning their bodies with their gender is "about right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Arquette died of heart attack underscored by HIV
    Trans actress Alexis Arquette, who died ten days ago, suffered a cardiac arrest following a bacterial infection after battling HIV for 29 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague highlights LGBTI issues in Valedictory speech
    Kevin Hague addressed the House yesterday for the last time as he gave his valedictory speech, bidding farewell to politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama chides cultures which attack gays
    In his final speech to the United Nations, US president Barack Obama has told the world that continuing persecution gay people will undermine the gains of civilisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Succession and Strategy
    The current parliamentary term has seen a reduction in the number of 'rainbow'/LGBTI Members of Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Succession and Strategy
    The current parliamentary term has seen a reduction in the number of 'rainbow'/LGBTI Members of Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Sep 2015

  • Las Vegas Holds Pride Parade as America’s Pride Season Wraps Up
    Links: Express
  • Passion, Politics and Pace: NZ Opera’s Tosca
    Links: Express
  • Participants sought for lgbt marketing study
    Doritos is the latest brand to use lgbt marketing A University of Canterbury student is looking for lgbt people to take part in a study on how they respond when companies use lgbt themes in marketing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Hamilton Pride closing night
    It's a wrap for Hamilton Pride! Check out Camera Man's video from the closing night party: GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Sep 2014

  • All About That Bass – Family bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • GLBT MP Numbers Dwindle in 2014 General Election
    Links: Express
  • Hot Mess Dress Up Party – Lick Auckland
    Links: Express
  • "A hard three years ahead" - Kelly Ellis
    Kelly Ellis at one of many pre-election forums “Regroup, regather, renew” is the mantra of Kelly Ellis this morning, who is happy she made a dent in the gap between Labour and National and in her Whangarei electorate – and is also paying tribute to Maryan Street...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colin says Conservatives aren't done
    Anti-gay Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is vowing to make another tilt for Parliament in 2017, despite spending more than a million dollars on this election campaign and coming up short...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election 2014: Dark clouds and silver linings
    To say last night's New Zealand general election took many political commentators by surprise is an understatement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election 2014: Dark clouds and silver linings
    To say last night's New Zealand general election took many political commentators by surprise is an understatement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election 2014: What does it all mean?
    The left has been dealt a stinging blow, with National romping to an easy victory...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Result spells "trouble" for students
    Kevin Hague The move towards charter schools, which are significantly funded by public money but run by groups such as anti-gay religious orgasations, will inevitably pick up momentum due to the general election outcome and spells trouble for some glbti students, according to senior Greens MP Kevin Hague...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson open to leadership bid
    Gay Labour MP Grant Robertson says he "can’t deny" interest in being Labour’s leader...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Sep 2013

  • Meet the new Mr Gay Waikato, Levi Bloor
    Levi Bloor As Hamilton Pride winds up with a grand party tonight it's a good time to get to know Mr Gay Waikato, who was crowned, or at least 'sashed' just as Pride kicked off...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nearly two same-sex couples a day marry
    Mara Milano and Whitney Keller say their vows...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pope reiterates more humane stance on gays
    Pope Francis A move towards a more humane approach to homosexuals is considered likely after Catholic church leader Pope Francis restated his view that people should not be confined to 'moral ghettoes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Sep 2012

  • "Courageous" sacked teacher commended
    Glyn Cardy The Vicar of Auckland’s equality-embracing St-Matthew-in the-City has commended the courageous example of a Whangarei school teacher who stood up for marriage equality, and condemned the actions of the Catholic school which has fired him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condoms "most important" prevention tool - NZAF
    File photo Commitment to condom use will remain by far the most important tool in the fight against the spread of HIV amongst New Zealand men who have sex with men, according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Experts push for earlier access to HIV meds
    Shaun Robinson and Bruce Kilmister New Zealanders with HIV, the overwhelming majority of whom are gay and bi men, should be put on to health-saving medications earlier after being infected than they are at present, according Body Positive, the NZAF and a visiting Sydney expert on HIV treatment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Not so straight over 50s emerge in survey
    A new survey of New Zealanders over 50 shows nearly 18 per cent of those who identify as “heterosexual” have had a sexual encounter with someone of the same sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ gay and bi men's condom use remains high
    Dr Peter Saxton Eighty percenty of gay and bi New Zealand men are still maintaining a high level of condom use for anal sex, according to new research results released by Otago University today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Day After Night
    It’s not often New Zealand gets to watch a home grown musical and even less often that one is written based on the trials and tribulations of a life lived out in Auckland’s gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Day After Night
    It’s not often New Zealand gets to watch a home grown musical and even less often that one is written based on the trials and tribulations of a life lived out in Auckland’s gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School board mostly mum on teacher's sacking
    The school board which sacked a teacher who stood up for marriage equality has issued a brief statement saying it wishes him well for the future, but is refusing to comment further about his firing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Web hook-ups blamed for syphilis outbreak
    An "incredible rise" in he incidence of syphilis amongst young gay and bi men in Christchurch is likely to be a result of often anonymous sexual hookups arranged over the internet with an accompanying lack of sexual health messages reaching at-risk men, according to a Christchurch sexual health expert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What "Slippery Slope?" Same-Sex Marriage vs "Consensual Adult" Incest
    As well as polygamy, the Christian Right would like the rest of us to believe that introducing same-sex marriage will lead to 'consensual adult' incest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Sep 2011

  • "Dad, I'm gay" - US soldier phones home
    The nervous soldier about to call his dad A US soldier serving in Germany has called his father to tell him he is gay and posted the conversation on YouTube, as gay and lesbian soldiers mark the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in a multitude of ways...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From Kamo to DNA
    From Kamo to DNA, our photographer Andrea takes us on the journey from transforming one of Auckland's much-loved grand old gay dames into a brand new nightclub and cocktail lounge, which has its full opening night this Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbt students get ready to Glow Out
    "Glow like the jewel you are" is the enlightening message being sent out to Auckland's younger glbt community through a dance party where glow sticks and UV paint are a must-have...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hunt underway for Wellington's next queen
    Wellington's Next Top Drag Queen will be crowned in what's probably the campest event on the capital's calendar, at Garden Club on Sunday 23 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Sep 2010

  • A letter from the Mental Health Foundation
    Judi Clements, Mental Health Foundation chief executive We read Michael Stevens' The Gay Blade blog entitledCan We Talk? with great interest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A letter from the Mental Health Foundation
    Judi Clements, Mental Health Foundation chief executive We read Michael Stevens' The Gay Blade blog entitledCan We Talk? with great interest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bi freezing worker guilty of stepson's murder
    A 37-year-old bisexual freezing worker has been found guilty of murdering his stepson, by stabbing him with a boning knife...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cut-off looms for conference presenters
    Time is running out for anyone who wants to make a presentation at the second AsiaPacific Outgames Conference in Wellington in March, to register their interest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaga rallies against USA's Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Lady Gaga Pop diva Lady Gaga is stepping up her commitment to helping repeal the US military's hated Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy against gays in the armed services, by fronting a rally today in Portland, Maine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Sep 2009

  • Cash crisis hits OUTLine
    Although through 37 years of helping LGBT people experiencing torment and confusion OUTLine, formerly known as Auckland Gay and Lesbian Welfare and Gayline/Lesbianline, has never been flush with funds, its now in desperate straits...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diva Beaver's diet surgery for TV doco
    K' Road's Caluzzi cabaret bar drag diva Beaver Brown - also known as Marc Thomas - has been on a life-saving diet journey while TVOne's cameras captured every moment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney plans Big Gay Flash Mob
    A team of creative gay Sydneysiders are encouraging a large number of people to be part of Australia's first Big Gay Flash Mob in November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three's not a crowd?
    "Me and both my boyfriends" American 20-somethings Jim, Tom and Chris are in a cosy relationship all together - but local gays hate them for it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Sep 2008

  • Akl and Wgn are ready for Peaches
    Bisexual electronica musician and gay icon Peaches will land in New Zealand this week for a concert in Auckland and sell-out show in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • George Michael arrested with drugs in toilet
    Out gay multi-millionaire singer George Michael is in trouble again, as London police arrested him on Friday in a public toilet and found him in possession of cannabis and crack cocaine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • India may finally legalise gay sex
    This week India may finally scrap a 148-year-old law which criminalises gay sex, LGBT equality activists hope...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Sep 2007

  • AUS: Lesbian couple sues over twin births
    A lesbian couple is suing a Canberra doctor after one of them gave birth to twins instead of just one child...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BBC edits George Michael from HIV doco
    UK pop star George Michael's appearance in new BBC documentary Stephen Fry: HIV and Me has been removed at his request...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prize-winning gay writer releases new novel
    Award-winning openly-gay author and film director Peter Wells says his new novel, released today, was inspired by Sound Archive tapes of World War II soldiers talking about their experiences in and after the war...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: NBR New Zealand Opera's Turandot
    Review: Turandot, Opera in 3 acts by Puccini/Alfano NBR New Zealand Opera Margaret Medlyn, soprano as Turandot Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor with Auckland Philharmonia, Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus This production of Puccini's last and, some say, greatest opera was originally devised by Welsh National Opera in 1994 and directed by Christopher Alden...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Secret location for Family's pre-Xmas party
    Auckland's Family nightclub boss Wayne Clark says he's booked a brand new and top secret location for the popular gay bar's special VIP pre-Christmas party on Sunday 2 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Triangular loves of desperate Christians
    Taito Phillip Field (photo: NZ Herald) "Triangular loves?!!" For yes, despite being betrothed to the clammy clutches of Destiny New Zealand, Gordon Copeland longs for another co-leader - Taito Philip Field...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two gay Iraqis win asylum in UK
    Two gay victims of attempted assassinations by Shia Islamist death squads in Iraq have been granted asylum in the UK following an appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Sep 2006

  • 'Lesbian PM' picture offensive, says Brash
    A picture on the Young Nats website portraying Prime Minister Helen Clark as Star Wars character Darth Vader is to be withdrawn after a request by National leader Don Brash...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Brethrengate Australia?
    The Exclusive Brethren are trying to hijack another election- but this time, it's across the Tasman, during preparations for Victoria's state election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge bar owners celebrate anniversary
    The owners of Auckland's longest-running gay bar Urge on K' Road, Paul Heard and Alan Granville, are celebrating their first anniversary in charge this Saturday with a massive party for all their regulars...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Sep 2005

  • Gay issue focus at AIDS conference
    The voices of men who have sex with men (MSM) will be a strong component of the upcoming Pan Pacific Regional HIV/AIDS conference 2005, being held in Auckland in October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tony Milne - Waving the red flag
    Tony Milne Labour's youngest candidate this election was an openly gay man standing in the rural electorate of arch-homophobe Nat MP Brian Connell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV2's Outhouse presenter Andy Curtis
    Andy Curtis Outhouse's Andy Curtis hopes the world one day understands, learns from and accepts people's differences rather than alienating and persecuting others for being different...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Sep 2003

  • Presence And Absence: The Photography of Fiona Clark
    "Mayor shocked by dancing pictures" may seem like a quaint newspaper headline now, but it would seem the work of one of New Zealand's most accomplished photographic artists is no more welcome in some circles now than it was in 1975...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Sep 2002

  • NZ: STDs relatively common for gay men
    Contracting sexually transmitted diseases is a relatively common experience for New Zealand gay men, according to a report on research conducted by the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases - 2002 Report
    More than one third of NZ gay men have experienced Sexually Transmitted Diseases...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Sep 2000

  • The Prostitution Reform Bill is introduced into Parliament by Labour MP Tim Barnett (New Zealand)

Sat 21 Sep 1996

  • The Riding the Rainbow '96 conference takes place (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The Pink Health conference's theme is self esteem.
    Links: NZ.com

Sun 21 Sep 1986

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