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On This Day: 25th September

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Fri 25 Sep 2020

  • Body Positive Offering Immediate Access to PrEP
    Links: Express
  • Express x Resene: Spring’s Colour and Décor Trends
    Links: Express

Wed 25 Sep 2019

  • Survey shines a light on trans and non-binary New Zealanders
    The first comprehensive survey on the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary New Zealanders has revealed serious health inequities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Organisers Forced to Cancel Pride in Jamaica Following Political Blockade
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Furry Friday @ The Garage Project
    Links: Express
  • Unrepentant Folau Attempts Shock Return to League After Homophobia Controversy
    Links: Express

Tue 25 Sep 2018

  • 11-Year-Old Drag Performer Puts Right Wing Homophobic Website in its Place
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Sep 2017

  • A same-sex couple are denied a church wedding by St Peter's Anglican Church (New Zealand)
    The Anglican Church denies Alexandra Saunders and Sara Rimmer the right to marry at St Peter's in Paekakariki. The churches nationwide position is to "uphold Christian marriage as a union of a man and a woman". Priests are not allowed to officiate same-sex marriages.
    Links: Stuff
  • Australian Woman with Down Syndrome Denied Right to Vote
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Guides for Schools Released
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH appoint new Executive Director
    Links: Express
  • Seven Rainbow Candidates Make it to Parliament
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Sep 2016

  • Kathy Baldock (Wellington)
    athy Baldock, a straight Evangelical Christian LGBTI ally, talks about the current marriage equality debate in Australia, the changing nature of the Salvation Army in New Zealand and how some groups in the United States are exporting hate.
    Features: Kathy Baldock
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Orlando gunman was tormented gay, ex-wife says
    The ex-wife of the gunman who shot dead 49 people and injured 53 more in an Orlando gay nightclub says he was gay and carried out the attack to impress his homophobic father...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Sep 2015

  • Pharmaceutical Boss U Turns On Increasing HIV Drug by 5000%
    Links: Express
  • Vladimir Putin Calls Elton John To Discuss GLBT Rights – For...
    Links: Express
  • "Let me show you around Coronation Street"
    A visit to the culture-rich UK city of Manchester in 2015 isn't complete without stepping onto the city's most famous cobbles, home to decades of dramatic, hilarious and unforgettable soap opera moments...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: The End of Canada's Conservatives?
    They've governed Canada since February 2006, but even conservative Canadian media outlines suggest that Canada's centre-right Harper administration is ailing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Girl Guides NZ accused of transphobia
    The Wellington Young Feminists group is calling for Girl Guides NZ to hand over organisation of the upcoming Take Back the Night event following what they describe as a series of transphobic actions and a general lack of an inclusive policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian history walks in Auckland
    Lesbian history will be celebrated at the Auckland Heritage Festival this year, with the first event taking place this Saturday, 26 September...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PrEP a 'reasonable option' for some NZ men
    A local infectious diseases specialist says HIV prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a reasonable option for protecting New Zealand gay and bisexual men, who aren't using condoms, from HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PrEP a 'reasonable option' for some NZ men
    A local infectious diseases specialist says HIV prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a reasonable option for protecting New Zealand gay and bisexual men, who aren't using condoms, from HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tweet powered sculpture challenges blood ban
    A tweet-activated liquid rainbow sculpture highlights the current gay blood donor restrictions in the UK which only allows gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they have not had sex in 12 months...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Sep 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Sexy Spaniard
    Links: Express
  • Fundraising to Boast Hui Takatapui Expreience for All
    Links: Express
  • Patty Boy’s Latest EP Introspective Illusions Release Date Announced
    Links: Express
  • Not Our Enemies?
    Why is it that New Zealand LGBT communities tend to have better relationships with Kiwi Muslims than our counterparts elsewhere in the world? Witness the situation in Australia at the moment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Some of Maryan Street's greatest hits
    She’s sharp, she’s passionate and she’s witty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taki returning as Pride Parade Director
    Richard Taki (right) at this year's Pride Parade with his husband Shane Richard Taki has been reappointed Auckland Pride Parade Director, while the 2015 event will start slightly later and have a ‘Gods and Monsters’ theme...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Mary Lambert’s Secrets
    Check out the video for lesbian musician Mary Lambert's Secrets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Sep 2013

  • Correction Minister Anne Tolley announces that transgender prisoners will be housed according to their legal sex. (New Zealand)
    At the time of the announcement there were nine transgender offenders in the prison system.
    Links: Stuff
  • Anglicans 'should prepare for gay marriage'
    The Anglican Church will conduct same-sex marriages as early as 2016, according to a prominent liberal Church cleric, and he believes the Church should start pre-preparing liturgy now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Sex Work, Moral Panic and the Manukau Bill
    New Zealand First List MP Asenati Lole-Taylor continues to engage in distortion and trying to foment moral panic against vulnerable South Auckland whakawahine, fa'afafine and cisgender street sex workers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hallelujah
    - 25th September 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender prisoners policy to change
    In a major and long-awaited victory for transgender rights campaigners the government is changing Corrections' rules to in future assign prisoners to the prison that matches their actual gender, not the gender or sex they were born with...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Sep 2012

  • Ak Town Hall rainbow flag plan backed by Hulse
    File photo Auckland’s Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse is backing a call for the rainbow flag to be flown above the city’s Town Hall during the Auckland Pride festival next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get ready for glam
    Fair Go host Ali Mau Fancy a private viewing of Fair Go’s taping, with Ali Mau as your hostess? How about a walk-on role on Shortland St? Or dinner at the home of same-sex marriage champion Louisa Wall? GABA has you covered with the adventures it's putting under the hammer at the 2012 Deluxe edition of its signature charity auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get ready for glam
    Fair Go host Ali Mau Fancy a private viewing of Fair Go’s taping, with Ali Mau as your hostess? How about a walk-on role on Shortland St? Or dinner at the home of same-sex marriage champion Louisa Wall? GABA has you covered with the adventures it's putting under the hammer at the 2012 Deluxe edition of its signature charity auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton Pride going from strength to strength
    At the launch of Legalise Love Waikato (picture by Camera Man) Hamilton Pride organisers are heartened at the strength their community has shown with its support for what they say was another very successful week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK study: Drug use much higher in gay community
    File photo Research out of England and Wales suggests gay people there are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Sep 2010

  • "It Gets Better"
    Billy Lucas It's a story that is distressingly all too common in our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One in five gay men in US has HIV
    A study has found one in five sexually active gay men in the United States is HIV positive, and almost half of those who carry the virus do not know they are infected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phoenix landing again with 'Spring Fling'
    Sizzling gay dance party Phoenix is returning to central Auckland venue Pyramid with a 'Spring Fling' party on 15 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pro-civil union, ex-NZ First MP dies
    Ex-MP Brian Donnelly, the only NZ First MP to vote in favour of New Zealand's Civil Union Bill, died this afternoon, Party leader Winston Peters has told Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students outraged as bill endorsed
    Angry students are accusing National of failing to listen, after a select committee has endorsed a bill that would make student union membership voluntary...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Sep 2009

  • Television news report: breakthrough in stopping the spread of HIV (New Zealand)
    Nightline, ref F195226.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Chch awards night set for Labour Weekend
    The red carpet will roll out again in Christchurch for its annual LGBT awards ceremony - but this year the night will have a new name and look...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Mates and Lovers at BATS Theatre
    Book your tickets because you won't want to miss this...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Sep 2008

  • Review: NZ Opera's Jenůfa
    Review: Jenůfa, an Opera in 3 acts by Leos Janacek, libretto by the composer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sohomo makes birthday and Wellington plans
    After one year of fortnightly events on K' Road, popular Auckland alternative clubbing night Sohomo will celebrate its first birthday with a popular Australian DJ troupe, and has regular plans for Wellington event nights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV crew wants to film a civil union
    An Auckland-based TV crew producing a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about weddings are hoping to film a same-sex couple's civil union...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay rape serial killer gets life
    A Louisiana man who raped and murdered eight young men over a ten-year period has been sentenced to eight consecutive life terms in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Violence at Bosnia's first gay festival
    Dozens of young homophobic hooligans have attacked participants of Bosnia's first-ever gay festival in Sarajevo, leaving at least eight people injured, including a police officer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Sep 2007

  • Iran President: "We don't have homosexuals"
    Appearing at Columbia University yesterday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answered a question about the treatment of homosexuals in Iran by saying: “We don't have homosexuals like you do in your country," - a statement met with much laughter and booing from the crowd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kapiti Coast may get lesbian mayor
    Openly-lesbian candidate for mayor of Kapiti Coast, Jenny Rowan, says she's passionate about politics, helping the local community, and addressing climate change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russell Brown: "Banks is a bully and bigot"
    Respected media commentator and left-wing blogger Russell Brown has spoken out against Auckland Mayoral hopeful John Banks, calling him "a nasty little bully and a bigot" for his comments against the gay community on radio talkback...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tough. Love?
    Elements of the so-called 'exgay movement' in the United States have their origins in the highly suspect 'tough love' adolescent behavioural modification corner of fringe psychotherapies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Sep 2006

  • Brethrengate II: Australasian Storm?
    During the weekend, New Zealand entered the preliminary stages of what might come to be known as "Brethrengate II...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Sep 2005

  • NZ feels impact of church's gay ban
    Since the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's strict ban on gay men training as priests, members of the Catholic Church in New Zealand are afraid that liberals and homosexuals are being scared away...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The 'book' that never was...
    Garnet Milne's bogus anti-civil union website really should check its sources...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Sep 2004

  • Mixed reactions to Presbyterian decision
    MP Tim Barnett believes churches may not end up being a safe place for gays after a controversial ruling by the Presbyterian Church General Assembly to ban gays and straights in defacto relationships from its clergy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Sep 1985

Sun 25 Sep 1983

Sun 25 Sep 1921

  • Prime Minister Robert Muldoon is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    As Prime Minister, Muldoon accuses MP Colin Moyle of having been picked up for homosexual practices. Moyle resigned from Parliament in 1977.
    Links: Te Ara

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