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Sun 26 Sep 2021

  • Switzerland votes to make same-sex marriage legal by near two-thirds majority
    Switzerland has become one of the last countries in Western Europe to legalise gay marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 26 Sep 2019

  • Conversion therapy: one in six trans, non-binary people say a professional tried to change them
    Renewed calls for ban of conversion therapy, as survey shows 17 per cent of trans and non-binary people experienced the practice...
    Links: Stuff
  • Meghan Markle donates baby Archie's lightly used clothes to South Africa charity
    The Duchess of Sussex gifted the wee royal's hand-me-downs to a charity that supports mothers with HIV...
    Links: Stuff
  • PNG in danger of missing HIV targets - UN AIDS
    The director of UN AIDS, Eamonn Murphy, says Papua New Guinea needs to invest more and fix supply chain issues if it is to meet goals to curb HIV...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender man who gave birth to his child denied official register as father
    A transgender man gave birth to his child in 2018 and wanted to be registered on the birth certificate as the child's father, not the mother...
    Links: NZ Herald

Tue 26 Sep 2017

  • Mum's hilarious response to gay teen asking to attend a sleepover
    Mason Barclay, who describes himself as a "very homosexual male", wanted to attend a sleepover at his best friend's house...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 100 LGBT+ people arrested in Azerbaijan
    Links: Express

Mon 26 Sep 2016

  • Drag Wars: Episode Two
    Links: Express
  • Family Friday Goes Off!
    Links: Express
  • Scout Barbour-Evans, Takatāpui Student, Runs for Dunedin Council and Mayor
    Links: Express

Fri 26 Sep 2014

  • Bingham Cup Promoters Challenge NZ Rugby
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Cheesy Italian
    Links: Express
  • Last chance to kick-start careers in film and theatre industry at...
    Links: Express
  • Tamati One of Many GLBT Candidates Left out in the Cold...
    Links: Express
  • Charity supports range of lgbti projects
    Actors from the Silver Rainbow resource video - see it below...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson quiet on talk of leadership bid
    Grant Robertson Grant Robertson is saying little about speculation he will make a tilt for the Labour leadership, with Jacinda Ardern as his suggested deputy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Sep 2013

  • 'HIV treatment/cure' address intrigues HIV group
    An HIV Treatments Update address titled Ending HIV - The Treatment Revolution   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Ambassador to be charity dinner guest
    Duane McWaine and David Huebner The outgoing American ambassador to New Zealand, David Huebner, and his partner, Duane McWaine, will be guests of honour at the Gay Auckland Business Association’s signature charity event on October 20th...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Sep 2012

  • Welby Ings (Auckland University of Technology)
    Welby Ings talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in New Zealand and his films
    Features: Welby Ings
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Hui's 25th jubilee to reflect on harrowing beginnings
    Hui Takatāpui will mark its 25th silver jubilee by reflecting on how far Maoridom has come from the darkest early days of HIV, when some victims were refused burial in their whānau burial ground – or buried half in and half out, out of fear HIV would seep through the land and infect the iwi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love actually is 'the same for all' - Hugh Grant
    Hugh Grant While he’s not a big fan of marriage himself, British actor Hugh Grant has joined a growing list of celebrities backing marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality expected to bring expats home
    Stephen Rainbow believes marriage equality could attract gay people home The Chair of OUTLine believes if we leave Australia in the dust with the passage of our marriage equality bill, it could attract gay New Zealanders back across the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Pink's The Truth About Love
    The beauty of Pink, my girlfriend tells me, is that aside from her uber-hotness, she also puts out albums which manage to sound very different from each other...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Pink's The Truth About Love
    The beauty of Pink, my girlfriend tells me, is that aside from her uber-hotness, she also puts out albums which manage to sound very different from each other...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skjellerup needs your click asap to nab scholarship
    Blake Skjellerup Closet-busting gay Olympian Blake Skjellerup is in second place heading into the final days of voting for a people’s choice $10,000 scholarship that would help him get a step closer to competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge owners to celebrate seven year milestone
    Urge's masks charity night in 2011, one of the many events it's hosted over the years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WeHo gays it up even more with rainbow crossings
    Two rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossings are being built in Los Angeles’ gay hub West Hollywood...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Sep 2011

  • "FAG" among banned licence plate combos
    GAY may be ok, but FAG is one three-letter word you won't see on a car licence plate any time soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • All new Auckland bar guide
    There has been an almighty raft of changes on Auckland's gay scene, with bars changing hands, faces and names left right and centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italian politicians outed as "hypocrites"
    Bloggers have created a storm of controversy by "outing" ten Italian politicians as being secretly gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Sep 2010

  • How does that figure?
    Gay Britain according to the ONS The new estimate that just 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Long allegations: Oral sex with teen in Auckland
    Eddie Long Destiny church's leader has spoken publicly regarding allegations that his close friend, mentor and "spiritual father" is a sexual predator who coerced teenage boys into having sex, including one such liaison in Auckland two years ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Brian Donnelly 1949-2008
    Brian Donnelly In an otherwise mostly stygian social conservative party, Brian Donnelly was a man of principle and compassion...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Sep 2009

  • $5K cash and support pledges for OUTLine
    UPDATED 9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV vaccine "helps prevent infection"
    Researchers in Thailand claim that the combination of two experimental HIV vaccines can reduce the risk of infection "by a third"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV vaccine "helps prevent infection"
    Researchers in Thailand claim that the combination of two experimental HIV vaccines can reduce the risk of infection "by a third"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tormenting the bereaved OK, says US court
    A USA Appeals Court judge has upheld the right of fundamentalist Christians to torment grieving families as part of an anti-gay crusade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Gay man blackmailed on dating site
    Cops in the British town of County Durham have arrested two men who posed as police officers to blackmail a man they met via a dating website, reports the BBC...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Sep 2008

  • 12 guys up for Sunday's Mr. Gay Auckland
    A dozen gay guys will show themselves off on stage at Family nightclub this Sunday evening – but only one will become Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barnett's farewell speech honours partner
    Parliament wrapped up yesterday, so it was time for long-serving gay Labour MP Tim Barnett to say goodbye, in an uplifting valedictory speech which recognised the support of his partner Ramon Maniapoto...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bosnia's gay week cancelled after attacks
    The organisers of Bosnia's first-ever gay pride festival have cancelled all their planned events this week, following attacks at the opening ceremony at which eight people were injured...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fundraising manager departs NZAF
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is losing the services of another senior staff member, with the resignation of national Fundraising and Marketing Manager Les Hill after barely a year in the job...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Sep 2007

  • 'Queer Quest' search is on for LGBT talent
    Singers, songwriters, dancers and other performance acts are invited to join the 'Queer Quest' contest to find and expose the hottest new upcoming LGBT talent for 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • English calls lawyers over GayNZ story
    National deputy leader Bill English says he is consulting his lawyers after a GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Last orders for Our Bar this Saturday
    After several quiet wintery months and resulting financial woes, the manager of Our Bar says she must now close the Wellington LGBT venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On desperately trying to justify one's existence?
    Evidently, the ailing Society for Promotion of Community Standards is so desperate for any media coverage at all that it has resorted to taking facile homophobic potshots at our communities, rather than substantive censorship court or tribunal cases...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Anglican church halts gay ordinations
    The US Episcopal Church today agreed to halt the ordination of gay clergy and the blessing of same-sex unions until a broader global consensus is reached...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: 'Concerned women' anger at bear fest
    A Christian Activist group called 'Concerned Women for America' says the poster for an upcoming leather fetish street festival in San Francisco is 'despicable', 'shocking' and 'ofensive'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Sep 2006

  • Bad news for the Brethren
    New Zealand-based Exclusive Brethren businesses could be in for a shake up, says the Minister of Labour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Book: Metro by Alisdair Duncan
    Duncan is an award winning young Queensland writer, whose Sushi Central (2003) revealed a dark mind at work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: Brad Schmidt
    Brad's a Wellington-based writer, performer, media analyst and now our new opinionater...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ponsonby Road gets new gay bar:
    Auckland's Ponsonby Road now has a new gay bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Sep 2005

  • Chris Finlayson MP
    Chris Finlayson National's first openly gay MP candidly discusses his views on his party's election campaign, social engineering, political correctness, mainstream New Zealand – and gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UF obsessed with gays, says former MP
    United Future is a party "obsessed with homosexuality", says one of its outgoing MPs, Marc Alexander...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Sep 2004

  • Comment: Leave those penguins alone!
    (Before reading Craig Young's riposte to the fundie view of gay-like penguin behaviour at New York's Central Park zoo you might like to first read the original fundie outburst from the NZ Maxim Institute's favourite researcher...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man's body found on West Coast
    Nelson police believe they have found the body of a gay Westport man who has been missing for almost five years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Green MP against church HR exemption
    An human rights legislation exemption allowing churches to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation is to be challenged following moves by the Presbyterian Church to ban future leaders who are in homosexual or de facto relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Sep 2003

  • 'Up' enters national gay media
    Wellington's gay monthly newspaper, Up, is set to go national this Monday, putting it in direct competition with well-established national gay newspaper Express...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Sep 1986

Thu 26 Sep 1985

Thu 26 Sep 1974

  • Television: author Witi Ihimaera wins the Watties Book of the Year Award for his novel Tangi (New Zealand)
    The South Tonight, ref: TZP359531.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 26 Sep 1936

  • Phillip Stewart is arrested in an Auckland hotel "dressed as a girl" (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Papers Past

Wed 26 Sep 1860

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