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Tue 27 Sep 2022

  • Our Forgotten Epidemic. Part Six - Our future is our past (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about Aotearoa New Zealands response to HIV and AIDS, and some of the many brave individuals who changed the course of history
    Features: Bill Logan, Bruce Richman, Ian Kaihe-Wetting, Jane Bruning, Jason Myers, Joe Rich, Kate Leslie, Keith Robinson, Michael Stevens, Rod Ellis-Pegler, Warren Lindberg
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Wellington Mayoral Candidates Event 2022 (St Peter's church)
    Audio from the Mayoral Candidates event organised by Rainbow Wellington
    Features: Andy Foster, Craig Watson, Ellen Blake, Hamish Allardice, Jeremy Naylor, Kevin Haunui, Paul Eagle, Ray Chung, Tory Whanau, Wayne Jackson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Police can't say how many hate crimes targeted specific groups
    Police still have no reliable way of recording who is being targeted by hate crimes despite funding a dedicated team and hundreds of audits in the last year...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans Bhutan Trail welcomes first hikers in half century on new multi-day walk
    On Wednesday, His Majesty the King of Bhutan officially declares the Trans Bhutan Trail open to the public...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 X BIALETTI MINI EXPRESS 2 CUP IN RED AND MAGRITTE
    Links: Express
  • 2 X TICKETS and CAMPING PASS TO SPLORE FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • 3 X DOUBLE PASSES THE BEER FESTIVAL 2022
    Links: Express
  • Cassie Roma Exits Celebrity Treasure Island
    Links: Express
  • Elton John Presented With National Humanities Medal For HIV/AIDS Work
    Links: Express
  • Hannah Conda: The Lips, The Laughs, The Looks
    Links: Express
  • Kween Kong: Pioneering Pasifika Excellence
    Links: Express
  • Spankie Jackzon – From The Bottom To The Top!
    Links: Express

Mon 27 Sep 2021

  • New book details the lives of young gay men in New Zealand
    Mark Beehre has spent a decade working on his latest book - a collection of photos and stories of 27 young, gay men born after the passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill...
    Links: RNZ
  • Switzerland Overwhelmingly Backs Same-Sex Marriage
    Links: Express

Fri 27 Sep 2019

  • Whistleblower who exposed HIV scandal in China dies
    Dr Shuping Wang lost her job, was attacked, and had her clinic vandalised after speaking out about blood donors being infected with HIV and hepatitis...
    Links: RNZ
  • After 60 Years of Barbie Mattel Launch Gender-Neutral Range of Dolls
    Links: Express
  • Boy George Unfazed By Sexuality Of Actor In Upcoming Biopic
    Links: Express
  • Geovana Peres to Defend Her World Title Against Canadian Boxer
    Links: Express
  • LGBTI Rights Group Blames Trump For Ongoing Violence Against Transgender People
    Links: Express
  • Victory Against Rugby Australia Unlikely For Folau According to Court Documents
    Links: Express

Thu 27 Sep 2018

  • First two expungements for historical homosexual offences
    Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the first two expungements of unjust historical convictions under the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2018...
    Links: Scoop
  • First two men cleared of historical convictions for homosexual sex
    The first two cases of men cleared of unjust historical convictions for homosexual sex have been announced...
    Links: Stuff
  • Man with sought-after blood type barred from donating due to sexuality
    Supplies of O-Negative blood are "down to the last few drops", but Warren Dempsey-Coy's blood still isn't welcome...
    Links: Stuff
  • New Zealand Golf going all out to woo LGBTI, disabled and other minorities
    Golf fairways are about to get a lot smoother for LGBTI members, women and those with disabilities...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 27 Sep 2017

  • Pleasuredome: Lucy Lawless Interviewed
    Links: Express

Tue 27 Sep 2016

  • I Would’ve Published It Too
    Links: Express
  • Perfect Fit Release FTM Specific Pleasure Toy
    Links: Express
  • Queer Icons Culture Club Announce NZ Tour
    Links: Express
  • Boy George to perform in Chch and Ak
    Re-formed Brit band Culture Club fronted by gay singer and DJ Boy George will be performing in Christchurch Auckland in December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay visitors to San Francisco attacked in street
    San Francicso police are looking for a group of men who attacked two gay visitors to the city for the Folsom Street Festival, a gay leather lifestyle festival, hurling homophobic abuse and pepper spraying them in the street...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans women refused entry to Hong Kong
    Hong Kong immigration authorities have again come under fire for their treatment of transgender people after their refusal to allow two transgender women tourists to enter the city state...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Will and Grace vs Trump and Hillary
    The cast of Will and Grace, the TV show that did much to break the gay glass ceiling in American sitcoms, has re-formed ten years on for their take on the Hillary vs Trump USA election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Sep 2015

  • Stonewall Director Says Film Needed a ‘Straight Acting’ Hero
    Links: Express

Sat 27 Sep 2014

  • Dancefloor Realness – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Friday Frivolity – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay NZ Troy Williams Cyber Bullied by Gay Facebook group
    Links: Express
  • Nightlife Seduction – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Aural Pleasure with Adam Love
    Sydney’s DJ Adam Love will spin at gay Auckland dance party Propaganda next Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Sep 2013

  • A national conference on HIV is held. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The conference heard about the growing evidence of links between HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhoea and the HPV virus.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Paul Findlay resigns as a board-member of youth group Q-topia. (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    A sexting conversation was publicized in the media allegedly between Findlay and a person identifying themselves as a fifteen-year-old.
    Links: NZ Herald, GayNZ
  • Gay candidate resigns after 'underage' phone sex
    Paul Findlay A Christchurch gay youth group board member and local body election candidate has stood down after pictures of him interacting erotically on a phone app with a young man who may be under 16 years of age were posted online...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Neglectful health system is "killing gay men"
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson Gay men's vital health needs are being ignored by a health system that is homophobically arrogant, according to the boss of the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UNAIDS homophobic and arrogant says NZAF
    Dr Luis Loures of UNAIDS International organisations such as the United Nations AIDS agency are homophobic and arrogant in their disregard for men who have sex with men, according to the head of the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Winter Olympics: We should speak up, not walk out
    The Russian LGBT Network explains why it believes it 'proactive participation' at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, rather than a boycott...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Sep 2012

  • Andreas Derleth - Mr Gay World (Auckland)
    Andreas Derleth talks about growing up, moving to New Zealand and winning Mr Gay New Zealand and Mr Gay World 2012
    Features: Andreas Derleth
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Amanda Palmer heading back downunder
    Amanda Palmer is heading downunder once again Rip-rollicking performer Amanda Palmer is returning to New Zealand for shows in both Auckland and Wellington in January, and is bringing her “Grand Theft Orchestra”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Billionaire tries to find husband for lesbian daughter
    Gigi Chao seems to find it all pretty amusing A Hong Kong billionaire is offering tens of millions of dollars to any man who can woo his lesbian daughter into marriage, a move she says is “quite entertaining”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage poll reveals NZ's "fairly liberal" attitude
    File photo A new survey shows 64 per cent of people either support marriage equality, or don’t care either way whether gay people are allowed to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Sep 2011

  • L Word star kicked off flight for kissing gf
    Actress and musician Leisha Hailey is outraged The L Word star and talented musician Leisha Hailey is demanding an apology from an American airline which threw her off a flight for kissing her girlfriend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Re-valuing our votes?
    The Christian right's Family First pressure group has put out its latest "Value Your Votes" guide online, so I decided to investigate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight man complains about "gay gene" cartoon
    The Broadcasting Standards Authority has thrown out a complaint that an episode of Family Guy where a main character is infected with a "gay gene" degraded straight men by suggesting they get drunk and go out and sleep with women...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Sep 2010

  • Gareth Watkins - Rainbow Touchstones (Wellington)
    Gareth Watkins talks about Rainbow Touchstones - a mental health digital storytelling project.
    Features: Gareth Watkins
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Busy October line-up for Charlotte Museum
    A busy few weeks are ahead for Auckland's Charlotte Museum, with a series of events celebrating lesbian history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Euthanasia: Going Nowhere?
    Across the Tasman, the euthanasia debate seems to be rumbling back into life again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage advocate voted Labour leader
    Ed Miliband Gay marriage advocate Ed Miliband has been voted as the new leader of Britain's Labour Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay men and ageing
    Peter Robinson An Australian academic is to visit New Zealand next month and wants to interview gay men about their experiences of age and ageing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board taking complaint "very seriously"
    Mama Tere Strickland The New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board says it's taking a complaint about the decision to award Life Membership to Mama Tere Strickland very seriously...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stories shared online in mental health project
    A series of online videos looking at mental health experiences in New Zealand's LGBT communities has been launched...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamaki's mentor will fight sex coercion claims
    Long prepares to speak today Followers of Brian Tamaki's "spiritual father" have cheered as he today vowed to fight allegations of sexual coercion leveled at him by four young men from his congregation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Sep 2009

  • Canada's HIV criminalisation Impasse?
    How can HIV criminalisation charges be erased from Canada's judicial landscape? Dale Smith explored these issues in a recent article for the Xtra LGBT newspaper there...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coming soon to TV: Glee!
    TV3 has confirmed it'll play America's newest smash hit drama in November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Digital doco maker looks to mental health
    An award-winning gay Kiwi documentary producer is seeking LGBT stories for a new digital series about mental health issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysia: Truly Awful
    Malaysia is one of the world's unacknowledged human rights blackspots and the situation of LGBT Malaysians is no exception...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Mamma Mia at the Civic
    Seen by over 40 million people around the world and celebrating its tenth birthday, Mamma Mia had them dancing in the aisles at the Civic on opening night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK gays: 22% claim they've had celeb sex
    A survey by MTV has found that almost a quarter of British gays and lesbians claim they've had sex with someone famous...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Sep 2008

  • Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild
    The sequel to Another Gay Movie is out in the US – again featuring a cast full of hunky young dudes and a script full of lame jokes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iraqi gay leader gunned down by militias
    27-year-old Bashar, a leading gay activist in Iraq, has been assassinated, says Peter Tatchell of Human Rights group Outrage! "He was the organiser of the safe houses for gays and lesbians in Baghdad...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Wellington Musical Theatre's The Sound of Music
    Watching The Sound of Music is like putting on your favourite pair of slippers - a comfortable, warm experience...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Sep 2007

  • AUS: 'Alcohol damaging gay community'
    The LGBT community's traditional bar and nightclub meeting places mean alcohol abuse is an ongoing issue in our community, say experts in Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Deadly STI may have no symptoms - gay GP
    A gay Auckland GP says there's definitely been an upsurge of syphilis amongst gay and bisexual men, but admits it can be difficult to identify and diagnose the sexually-transmitted infection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Direct link between GLBT bullying and suicide
    Young people confused or bullied about their sexuality are most vulnerable to suicide, a new American study has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The facts about LGBT youth suicide
    Homophobic bullying and confusion about sexuality head the list of reasons that young gay, lesbian or bisexual people attempt suicide at six times the rate of the rest of the population, according to a study released this week by University of Washington researchers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Sep 2006


  • Researchers at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute in Illinois are the latest to try to find a genetic link to the origins of homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Long-running AKL women
    Lesbian event organiser Toni Farrow has decided to finish her monthly ‘Girl Spot' nights with a final event in October...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Sep 2005

  • Editorial: Scapegoating gays because of kiddyfiddling priests
    There comes a point when writing about some gay issues that one's journalism becomes very environmentally friendly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Sep 2004

  • Heroes beat Hustlers 22-5
    The first trans-Tasman gay rugby match has ended in victory for New Zealand, with the Ponsonby Heroes scoring a 22-5 win over the visiting Brisbane Hustlers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lid lifted on domestic violence
    Experts believe gays and lesbians are being trapped in violent, abusive relationships by a code of silence around same-sex domestic violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Sep 2002

  • The general assembly of Presbyterian Church rejects a motion to investigate the church's position on gay ministers. (New Zealand)
    The motion is put forward by the Wellington Presbytery.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • It's in Hansard!
    Since the last election most of our attention has been focused on the United Future MPs and their views on homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police harassment claims at Auckland park
    A number of Auckland gay men are complaining of police harassment late at night at Western Springs Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Presbyterians avoid gay issue again
    The Presbyterian Church has rejected a motion from the Wellington Presbytery that it set up a committee to investigate the church`s position on gay ministers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Sep 1985

Sun 27 Sep 1981

  • Newspaper report: protests around the world (including in New Zealand) against homophobic US immigration policies (San Francisco, United States of America)
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

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