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Fri 24 Sep 2021

  • Breaking down barriers: How an online event aims to improve transgender people's access to healthcare
    Not once did Sam Tabak hear the words “transgender” or “non-binary” during their nursing degree...
    Links: Stuff
  • Polish Region Backs Away From Anti LGBT Motion After EU Warning
    Links: Express

Tue 24 Sep 2019

  • The first Counting Ourselves report is released (New Zealand)
    Links: Counting Ourselves
  • Survey shines a light on trans and non-binary New Zealanders
    The first comprehensive report on the health and well-being of trans and non-binary New Zealanders was revealed at a community event in Auckland last night...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBT+ Aucklander’s Face Stark Choice For Auckland Mayor
    Links: Express
  • Youth Challenging Court to Legalise Homosexuality in Mauritius
    Links: Express

Mon 24 Sep 2018

  • Chicago archbishop removes priest who burned rainbow banner
    CHICAGO — The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Grindr Launches New Guidelines to Combat Transphobia and Racism
    Links: Express

Sat 24 Sep 2016

  • ITANZ submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child
    Submission from the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ) to the Committee on the Rights of the Child...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH hiring for first out of Auckland role
    RainbowYOUTH is currently seeking applications for a newly created role that serves the Bay of Plenty and Hauraki regions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Sep 2015

  • Glenda Gale - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Glenda talks about the gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform and the support group Breathing Space.
    Features: Glenda Gale
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Can The Rainbow Advisory Panel Be Effective?
    Links: Express
  • Former Pride Parade Director Breaks Silence on Why he Left, With...
    Links: Express
  • Village Where Girls Become Boys at Puberty Discovered
    Links: Express
  • 30 years on: The "Nuremberg Rally"
    Today marks 30 years since one of the most vile days in our community's history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Calls to support service OUTLine double
    OUTLine's General Manager, Trevor Easton, says the support organisation has seen a substantial increase in the number of incoming calls...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • IOC hosting contract adds 'sexual orientation'
    The International Olympic Committee has specifically included references to sexual orientation in its non-discrimination clause within the contract the host city for the 2024 games will sign, a move being welcomed in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safety concerns behind Taki's Pride departure
    Richard Taki has revealed he decided not to reapply to be Auckland Pride Parade director after receiving no feedback on his recommendations to the Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Sep 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Market Stall of the Month
    Links: Express
  • Nova-Starr bids Adieu – Ivy Bar
    Links: Express
  • Torch Song Never Smelled as Sweet
    Links: Express
  • Bisexuals "among the most invisible"
    NZ celeb Anna Paquin often speaks out about being bi and corrects misconceptions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coming soon: PattyBoy's Introspective Illusions
    Cover design by Coby Zutt Art – he and PattyBoy are both fans of each other’s work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd group urged to be 'ambassadors'
    Police are encouraging the K’ Rd Community Safety Working Group to take more of an ‘ambassador’ role rather than setting up a ‘patrol’ on the busy Auckland strip...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street: Difficult years ahead for gay issues
    Maryan Street Lesbian former MP Maryan Street says the next three years are going to be "extremely difficult" for progressing glbti issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Abuse ruins gay couple's wedding
    Picture / ABC 10 News A gay couple says a homophobic heckler took “a day of joy” away by shouting “go home faggots” and other abuse as they married in a California park...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Sep 2013

  • Ask our expert: First timers
    “Me and my boyfriend are both virgins and we are planning on having sex soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ask our expert: First timers
    “Me and my boyfriend are both virgins and we are planning on having sex soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Birth Certificate Bill submissions close Friday
    Public submissions on the Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill, which seeks to sort out a rare anomaly on the birth certificate of a young woman with two mothers, close at 5pm this Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Sep 2012

  • Accused conman Nepia Carroll facing raft of charges
    David Nepia Carroll (picture: NZ Police) An accused conman who has left a trail of alleged victims throughout the upper North Island gay community has been remanded in custody for another month, due to the large number of charges still being laid against him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine's new "Rainbow Suite"
    OUTLine GM Timothy McMichael and Chair Stephen Rainbow at the Rainbow Suit opening OUTLine has officially opened its spacious new base in Auckland, which it hopes will become a hub for glbti community organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Sep 2011

  • The Queer Avengers march on
    "Queer our Schools" is the first campaign to be born from Wellington-based group The Queer Avengers, which emerged from the Queer the Night march in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Queer Avengers march on
    "Queer our Schools" is the first campaign to be born from Wellington-based group The Queer Avengers, which emerged from the Queer the Night march in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Sep 2010

  • Lesbian Programme (Wellington)
    Prue Hyman talks about the Lesbian Programme which has been broadcasting since the mid-1980
    Features: Prue Hyman
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Concern raised about cruising on island
    Rabbit Island beach A Nelson resident is up in arms about the "public sexual activities of gay men" on Rabbit Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Employer stands up for Mama Tere
    Mama Tere Strickland Mama Tere Strickland's employer has come to her defence, following stinging criticism of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's decision to honour her with Life Membership...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Only 1.5 percent of Brits gay or bi, survey shows
    The first ever count of Britain's gay population has found that just 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Portia De Rossi becomes Mrs DeGeneres
    Actress Portia De Rossi has officially changed her name to Portia DeGeneres, with a judge signing an order granting the name change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamaki's "spiritual father" in gay sex scandal
    Eddie Long The American evangelical church leader whom Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki has described as his "spiritual father" has been accused of sexually assaulting three young men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The human rights report card
    Joy Liddicoat The Human Rights Commission is pretty chuffed with the response to a thorough look into how the nation is doing when it comes to issues relating to gender identity and sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Sep 2009

  • Community rallies to help 'Save OUTLine'
    A variety of gay organisations, individuals and venues doing their bit to help embattled LGBT phone help service OUTLine stay afloat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scissor Sisters tour DJ to visit Galatos
    The Scissor Sisters' tour DJ Sammy Jo will play a special one-off gig at Auckland's Galatos venue next week, featuring live music from Charlie Ash and Manthyng...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Simon's story: Surviving cancer
    Cancer survivor: Simon Clark When outgoing gay guy-around-town Simon Clark, now 26, noticed a small lump on one of his testicles last year, he had no idea it would lead to a year-long medical and emotional roller-coaster...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two Sydney gay bars will close
    Well-known Sydney gay venues The Flinders Hotel and the upstairs club at The Midnight Shift will close next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Sep 2008

  • AUS: Car sticker "incites anti-gay hatred"
    Queensland's Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has found a notoriously homophobic gun lobbyist guilty of 'inciting hatred against homosexuals' with his car bumper sticker which reads: "Gay Rights? Under God's law the only rights gays have is the right to die...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election '08: The Christian Right gets ready to rumble!
    The Christian Right is knuckling down for involvement in the latest election campaign, as usual, pathologically opposed to the Labour Party, Greens and social liberal politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Idol pop singer (finally) comes out
    Ending years of speculation, gossip and denials, US Idol's most successful runner-up Clay Aiken has come out in a cover article in the latest People magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Sep 2007

  • Anti-gay webpage linked to Nat MP's son
    Gay and lesbian support groups are shocked that the son of a high ranking New Zealand politician has been discovered apparently posting and hosting extreme homophobic and other abuse on a public website, and continues to do so with his father's knowledge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch City Council candidate Matt Morris
    Matt Morris Matt's a gay 'greenie' in the Shirley Papanui ward, who says he's keen to assist Christchurch become a sustainable city, create more grassy spaces, and help set up a queer-friendly space for young people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Publish and be damned?
    The decision on whether to highlight the appallingly homophobic abuse posted in the name of a son of a leading New Zealand politician has not come lightly to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New gay music festival for Sydney
    Sydney is to get a new LGBT music festival this year, featuring three different entertainment areas and a broad variety of entertainment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Not Panicking...
    While there's controversy about an Australian lesbian couple who are suing a Canberra based IVF doctor for unplanned twins (story here), it doesn't seem to have crossed the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Primetime slot for TV's 'Sparkle on Sunday'
    Local alternative music broadcaster Alt TV has again shifted the timeslot of New Zealand's only live gay chat and music show - this time to the primetime slot of 6pm Sunday evenings...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Sep 2006

  • Brand new kiwi Boyband: Spot the gay one
    The Edge radio station's nationwide search for boy band members got well over 1,000 wannabe stars respond – among them was Wellington postie Robert Arnold...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTrageous dance party returns to Nelson
    It's now official - Nelson's gay, lesbian and friends dance party will return for 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Talkback regular sparked Davis' gay rumour
    The man whose actions pushed rumours about the Prime Minister's husband into the public domain has outed himself...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: HIV testing for all?
    The United States government has recommended testing nearly the entire American population for HIV, because too many people with the virus don't know they have it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Sep 2005

  • Hasta Luego Espana and hello Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    Buffy and Bimbo The Fabulous Makeover Girls are about to hang up their stilettos and castanets as their six month professional season in Spain is about to come to an end...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Sep 2004

  • The Presbyterian Church votes to prevent lesbians, gays or people in defacto relationships from becoming church leaders.
  • Banks has "matured and progressed"
    Auckland mayor John Banks has "matured and progressed" since his headline-grabbing anti-gay rhetoric of the early to mid 1990s, according to his spokesperson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beyer changes her mind
    MP Georgina Beyer has decided she won't be standing down from Parliament after all, the second time she has reversed a decision not to stand for re-election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Presbyterians will fight on
    Gay Presbyterians and straight supporters at the General Assembly were shocked that the Assembly yesterday rejected gay and lesbian people, and people living in de facto relationships, as ministers and elders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Presbyterians say no to gay leadership
    The Presbyterian Church has spoken – it will no longer accept gays or unmarried straights in leadership positions if they're in relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whiteside leaving Queer Nation
    After nine years co-hosting Queer Nation, presenter and producer Andrew Whiteside decided to leave the programme as it nears what may well be it's final season...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Sep 2003

  • "Bog scene" discredits murder victim
    The opening of the murder trial for 52-year-old Tauranga man John Rogers has seen the court given extensive details about Rogers' penchant for frequenting public toilets looking for other men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Videotape teacher resigns
    The Takapuna Grammar teacher accused of supplying drugs to teenagers and videotaping their use at his house has resigned...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Sep 1987

  • Television news report: research continues into HIV (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90371.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Tue 24 Sep 1985

  • Television news report: presentation of the anti-homosexual law reform at parliament and blood donor testing has been delayed (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with MPs Fran Wilde and Graeme Lee. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F87267.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: scuffles during the presentation of the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F87268.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The Coalition of Concerned Citizens present an anti-homosexual law reform petition to Parliament (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The petition reportedly has 800,000 signatures, but this is later discredited.
    Links: Te Papa

Mon 24 Sep 1945

  • Police interview two women about their recent marriage to each other (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Evening Post headline reads "Strange Masquerade, Woman as Man."
    Links: Papers Past

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