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Thu 23 Sep 2021

  • Home and Living: New Season Decorating Ideas To Bring Home
    Links: Express
  • Meet All The Guest Judges For Drag Race UK Season 3
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Justin Trudeau Struggles to Say “LGBTQ+”
    Links: Express

Wed 23 Sep 2020

  • Covid's return, trans-rights and anti-lockdown celebrities
    UK correspondent Hugo Gye joins Kathryn to talk the new rules introduced to pubs, restaurants and sporting events as the daily case number rises above 6000...
    Links: RNZ
  • Episode 86 - Mood boards
    Lucy and Compass play 20 questions with Caitlin, Christine and Chaz from Promised Land Books to delve into rainbow representation for children, the process of creating their latest book Raven Wild and all of the mood boards they created along the way...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Episode 86 - Mood boards
    Lucy and Compass play 20 questions with Caitlin, Christine and Chaz from Promised Land Books to delve into rainbow representation for children, the process of creating their latest book Raven Wild and all of the mood boards they created along the way...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Human rights campaigners urge Cook Island MPs to uphold Constitution
    Cook Islands' human rights campaigners are urging MP's to uphold the Constitution and end discrimination against gay men as the Crimes Bill goes before parliament in coming days...
    Links: RNZ
  • Love Island US contestant ditched over alleged gay porn past
    Noah Purvis joined the cast on September 17...
    Links: Stuff
  • Schitt's Creek actor François Arnaud comes out as bisexual ahead of Bi Visibility Day
    Arnaud, who played the ex-boyfriend of David Rose in an episode of Schitt’s Creek, said being silent wasn't helpful to the community...
    Links: Stuff
  • David Seymour Interview: Freedom of Speech’s Thin Line
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express

Mon 23 Sep 2019

  • First survey on NZ trans health, wellbeing released
    Researchers say the first comprehensive survey on the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary New Zealanders reveals serious health inequities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kiwi transgender and non-binary people at higher risk of suicide - survey
    ​Transgender and non-binary Kiwis are at a greater risk of psychological distress, suicidal thinking and suicide attempts, a landmark survey has found...
    Links: Stuff
  • Trans and non-binary health and wellbeing report reveals severe inequities
    Gender diverse people are rarely counted in national statistics - the first comprehensive study on the health of trans and non-binary NZers is a chance to fill the gaps...
    Links: RNZ
  • A Playwright Like Us
    Links: Express
  • POP SUPERSTAR CARLY RAE JEPSEN ANNOUNCES HER FIRST EVER NZ SHOW!
    Links: Express

Sun 23 Sep 2018

  • Mark Fisher Calls for Auckland Pride Centre on Mercury Lane
    Links: Express

Sat 23 Sep 2017

  • The General Election sees at least seven rainbow politicians in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Louisa Wall, Grant Robertson, Meka Whaitiri, Tamati Coffee and Kiritapu Allan (Labour Party); Jan Logie (Green Party) and Chris Finlayson (National Party)
    Links: Gay Express

Fri 23 Sep 2016

  • Dance, Dance, Revolution!
    Links: Express
  • Intersex Genital Mutilation in New Zealand: A Shameful Silence
    Why are medically unnecessary and potentially harmful involuntary 'remedial' surgeries still being carried out on intersex infants in New Zealand?   Last week representatives of the New Zealand government were questioned at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in regards to the rights and care of intersex children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ITANZ: NZ can improve future for intersex children
    The Executive Director of ITANZ (Intersex Awareness New Zealand) says during the 73rd Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, New Zealand representative Dr Patrick Tuohy made comments that seem to point to a confusion between intersex issues and transgender issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mental health film series looking for LGBTI participants
    Attitude Pictures is looking for members of the LGBTI Auckland communities to participate in a project that aims to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and encourage others to talk about mental health in the workplace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PandR: Dead End?
    What is the New Zealand Christian Right up to, and how do we interpret its current behaviour? As noted several weeks ago, Family First is on tour, inflicting Bob McCoskrie on hapless, predominantly rural or provincial parts of New Zealand, which raises some interesting questions about the absence of imported subcultural luminaries from Australia and the United States in this context...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Support group formed for older HIV-positive folk
    A peer support group for older people living with HIV is to be set up in response to the longer lifespans of people with HIV infection and the health and psychological issues which are emerging...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 Sep 2015

  • HIV Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight
    Links: Express
  • Book preview: The Adventures of Jonathan Dennis
    A new book is being launched in Wellington tonight telling the story of the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive (now Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision), out and proud gay man Jonathan Dennis...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA Auction returning to the Hilton
    The Gay Auckland Business Association’s annual charity auction will return to the Hilton on Princes Wharf in November and the group is calling for items to go under the hammer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV drug is subsidised in New Zealand
    UPDATED: US company Turing Pharmaceuticals has backed down on drastically raising the price of an HIV drug...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • InsideOUT not bothered by name clash
    Queer-straight alliance network InsideOUT says it’s excited and fully behind a new educational resource which bears a nearly-identical name...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Linda Villumsen takes out first world title
    New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen has claimed the individual time trial at the Road World Cycling Championships, nabbing the coveted rainbow jersey...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 Sep 2014

  • Classical Brass Returns to Vogue
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Carb Loading
    Links: Express
  • Ivy’s 5th Birthday – Ivy Bar Wellington
    Links: Express
  • Julia Gillard changes tune on marriage
    Julia Gillard Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has declared marriage equality is “inevitable” after inflexibly opposing it while in office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender teen co-writes kids' book
    A transgender teenager has co-written a children’s book which she hopes helps other trans youngsters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV show generating buzz: Transparent
    A new web-only TV series which revolves around a Los Angeles family as a parent comes out as transgender is gathering rave reviews in the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Ending blood ban would save lives
    A UCLA study says allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood in the US could help save a massive number of lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Sep 2013

  • "The perfectness of it all"
    Jess Lawrence and Kate McClenahan are settled back into their Newcastle, Australia, home now, reflecting on the dream wedding which saw them flown to Queenstown, just days after Gay Ski Week, for the best day of their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Positive interested in Pride Centre concept
    Bruce Kilmister Although HIV positive people's organisation Body Positive has yet to be approached about an Auckland 'Pride Centre' proposal it is keen to look into the idea...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bright colours for Taylor service this afternoon
    A colourful memorial service will be held this afternoon for the late Peter Taylor, who died a week ago after a two-decades fight to stay well despite two debilitating infections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Help for HIV children given in Taylor's name
    Rodney Coleman and Joan Taylor with Peter Taylor's hibiscus-planted ashes A series of scholarships are to be given out to assist children in Africa affected by HIV, those attending the service of thanksgiving for the late Peter Taylor heard this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Labour line-up includes gay and pro-gay MPs
    Shadow Leader of the House, gay MP Grant Robertson Three gay MPs and several of their proven pro-gay colleagues are in Labour's new shadow cabinet after changes were announced by new party leader David Cunliffe this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow soccer laces campaign draws criticism
    A campaign to encourage support form programmes to stop abuse of glbti people may have backfired after boxes of sponsored rainbow laces were dropped off at UK soccer clubs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Sep 2012

  • Dancer's graceful Black Swan excites NZGT judges
    Christopher Olwage's Black Swan outfit Gay Auckland dancer Christopher Olwage has made it through to the next round of New Zealand’s Got Talent after a sexy tutu-clad take on the Black Swan...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Regress Australia Unfair?
    A snapshot from an Australian marriage equality ad In Australia's federal Parliament, both houses rejected marriage equality this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 Sep 2011

  • Aroha Mardi Gras ready for kick off
    Mika with Haka Punks Mika is taking over downtown Auckland tonight for an explosion of culture and diversity in the wide-ranging Aroha Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harder to find sperm donors for lesbians - expert
    Dr Richard Fisher would welcome an 'army' of gay donors A leading fertility expert says it's harder to find donors who are willing to allow their sperm to be used by lesbian couples, and his team would be delighted if there was a rush on gay men willing to help out with the situation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 23 Sep 2010

  • Candy Bar to close, monthly night planned
    The original Candy Bar crew on launch weekend in April Auckland lesbian venue Candy Bar is to close, due to low attendance since winter began, however a new monthly night is being planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter claims he's still a Labour MP
    Chris Carter Chris Carter has issued a statement from his office at Parliament, saying he still considers himself a Labour MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Florida's ban on gay adoption struck down
    A Florida appeals court has ruled there is no rational reason to prevent gay people from adopting children, in a ruling which upheld a gay man's adoption of two young boys...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couple allege anti-gay meddling by CYF
    A gay Upper Hutt couple fostering a troubled teenage relative allege they have been discriminated against by Child, Youth and Family because of their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couple allege CYF discrimination
    File photo A gay Upper Hutt couple have lodged a Human Rights Commission complaint, alleging they have been discriminated against by Child, Youth and Family because of their sexuality, something CYF denies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF slammed over "deeply hated" honouree
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF to honour Mama Tere and past chairs
    Sir Anand Satyanand 12...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 Sep 2009

  • Mates and Lovers play by Ronald Trifero Nelson premieres at Bats Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Theatre Review
  • Akld's 'Out Fest to unite singers
    Gay and lesbian choirs from Cairns, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Auckland, Wellington and North America will perform in a mass concert in Auckland at Easter 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mills held over for November hearing
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pop star Mika: "Call me bisexual"
    Normally cagey about his sexuality, Lebanese pop sensation Mika has now told a gay Dutch magazine to "just call me bisexual"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 Sep 2008

  • 'Rainbow room' launched in Parliament
    A select committee room in Parliament has been dedicated to New Zealand's LGBT history, and a sizable group which included some of the country's recent queer history-makers met in Parliament yesterday evening for its launch event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA starts LGBT student scholarship
    The Gay Auckland Business Association is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a talented LGBT student, in a move welcomed by young people's support service Rainbow Youth and labeled as "skirting discrimination" by the NZ Listener magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com goes live with winning logo
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NSW lesbian mothers gain legal rights
    An estimated 1,000 same-sex parent families in the Australian state of New South Wales have been granted legal rights under new laws which came into affect yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Sep 2007

  • 'Mika' times three - What's in a name?
    UK pop star Mika has been threatened with a lawsuit over the use of his stage name by another 'Mika' - a female Belgian reggae star - and now our local gay Maori artist Mika has also revealed a legal battle to use his name...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Argentina: Gay Soccer World Cup kicks off
    Latin America is hosting the Gay Soccer World Cup for the first time in the tournament's 16-year history as the event kicks off this weekend in Buenos Aires...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Opposition's 'gay dirt' on minister
    An ugly fight between Australia's Federal Government and Opposition is in danger of spinning out of control with fresh allegations that a Coalition Minister regularly visits gay bath houses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exgays?... Really??
    As the Yarhouse/Jones gay conversion study Exgays? nears its official launch date, concerns are rising about whether or not it actually provides as much as the US Christian Right are boasting about their case for the 'changeability' of sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 Sep 2006

  • Wellington
    UniQ Victoria — the representative group for LGBT students at Victoria University — has announces the details of Proud 2006, Wellington's queer pride week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 Sep 2005

  • Fa'afafine supreme winner at Style Pasifika
    Fa'afafine fashion designer Lindah LePou has been named the supreme winner at this year's Style Pasifika Fashion Awards in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nat MP in candid anti-gay TV moment
    Former National MP for Epsom Richard Worth has been caught on camera in a candid anti-gay moment from his election night party, broadcast last night on the Holmes TV programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 23 Sep 2004

  • First trans-Tasman gay rugby match
    The first trans-Tasman gay rugby match is to be held this Saturday in Auckland between the Ponsonby Heroes and the Brisbane Hustlers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay link to child abuse dismissed
    Leading local authorities in the field of psychology have dismissed claims of a link between homosexuality and child abuse by a Christian lobby group as misleading, homophobic, and containing inferences of poor scientific methodology...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moderate Maxim vs Diehard Destiny
    Gay families came under fire from Destiny, and were partially defended by the Maxim Institute last night on TV One's Insight programme on the New Zealand family, which endeavoured to look at the family in all its forms...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Psychologists rubbish gays/paedophilia claim
    New Zealand Psychological Society responds to: "The link between homosexuality and child sex abuse", a 17 September 2004 press release from the Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc, the Christian-based lobby organisation previously headed by the late Patricia Bartlett...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Diversity without depth on State of the Family
    Last night TVNZ screened a debate entitled State of the Family, which is to be commended for its pluralist and inclusive stance toward New Zealand families in all their varieties...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 Sep 2003

  • First female director at AIDS Foundation
    Rachael Le Mesurier will be the first woman to become Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation, taking over from Kevin Hague on 10 November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Male teachers afraid of Ellis syndrome
    A new study blames the "Peter Ellis syndrome" for the low proportion of males among primary school teachers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Sep 2002

  • SF health authorities and NZAF warn against spermicide
    San Francisco is considering a ban on personal lubricants containing the spermicide Nonoxynol-9...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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