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Sat 30 Sep 2023

  • Election 2023: Labour releases Rainbow Manifesto, addressing adoption laws; blood donations and refugee support
    Hipkins claimed other parties were using the Rainbow community to sew division...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Election 2023: Labour releases Rainbow Manifesto, addressing adoption laws; blood donations and refugee support
    Hipkins claimed other parties were using the Rainbow community to sow division...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Labour releases Rainbow Manifesto, promising reformed surrogacy laws and LGBTQ+ refugee quota
    The party also wants to look at possibly removing the stand-down period for blood donation men who have sex with men currently face...
    Links: RNZ
  • Reclaiming Crip Culture
    Just released, Henrietta Bollinger’s debut essay collection, Articulations published by Tender Press speaks to their experiences as queer, disabled and as a twin...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 30 Sep 2022

  • Jacquie Grant ONZM (Wellington)
    Jacquie Grant talks about teenage years in Sydney, her time in Wellington in the 1960s and 1970s and her friendships with Carmen Rupe and Chrissy Witoko
    Features: Jacquie Grant
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • How the Mankad got its name - and why it's unfair on the great Indian allrounder
    Having something in sport named after you is usually a matter of immense pride - but not for the great Indian allrounder...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ Rugby wins 'rainbow excellence' award for work to foster LGBTQIA+ inclusion
    Four in five Kiwis have witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • The day Vinoo Mankad went down in cricketing history for all the wrong reasons
    Having something in sport named after you is usually a matter of immense pride – but not for the great Indian allrounder...
    Links: Stuff
  • Justice Minister Kiri Allan Engaged
    Links: Express

Thu 30 Sep 2021

  • Love Stories – From Beginning To End
    Links: Express
  • Poem: “It Will Be Okay” by David Stock
    Links: Express

Wed 30 Sep 2020

  • IAS Bids Sad Farewell To Timothy Ray Brown, The 'Berlin Patient'
    It is with a profoundly heavy heart that IAS – the International AIDS Society – today mourns the passing of Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV...
    Links: Scoop
  • Japan Airlines' LGBT statement passengers won't understand
    From tomorrow Japan's national carrier is banishing the term "ladies and gentlemen" from its planes...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Queer History Zine
    "Queer History Zine" is a collaboration between LAGANZ (Lesbian and Gay Archives New Zealand) and Wellington Zinefest giving people the opportunity to delve deep into LAGANZ archives, and reflect upon what queer material archives mean for queer communities today...
    Links: RNZ
  • Timothy Ray Brown, the first known person cured of HIV, dies of cancer
    "Very sad situation" as Timothy Ray Brown, who made history when he was considered cured of his HIV infection, has died after cancer returned...
    Links: Stuff
  • 72% of Kiwis Want Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Eric Trump Confirms He’s Not LGBT+ After Accidentally “Coming Out” On...
    Links: Express

Mon 30 Sep 2019

  • 2 x Tickets to Carly Rae Jepsen’s The Dedicated Tour
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Les Misérables
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to RNZB’s Hansel and Gretel
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | K-POP Night @ Staircase Bar
    Links: Express

Sun 30 Sep 2018

  • 2 x TICKETS TO ATC’S SHORTLAND STREET THE MUSICAL
    Links: Express
  • 2 x TICKETS TO SILO THEATRE’S HERE LIES LOVE
    Links: Express
  • 2 x TICKETS TO TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION TOUR
    Links: Express

Sat 30 Sep 2017

  • 'Evie' now lives in fear in Jakarta slum - Obama's nanny
    The former nanny who helped care for a young Barack Obama now lives her days in a shelter for transgender women...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • UN rights office on treatment of LGBTI employees
    UN rights office issues business standards on treatment of LGBTI employees; major companies on board ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Cabaret Season Launch
    Links: Express

Fri 30 Sep 2016

  • Attend to Me
    Links: Express
  • Matt Akersten takes on new role
    Links: Express
  • Donation page set up following teacher's death
    A Give a Little page has been set up by a close friend to assist with expenses incurred when a notable lesbian secondary school teacher died while returning from an overseas visit to family in Canada...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's official: Wonder Woman is at least bisexual
    A writer for DC Comics has confirmed that the iconic comic book, television and movie character Wonder Woman has loved and had relationships with other women, but says the concept of being 'gay' or 'lesbian' isn't applied in her all-women Amazonian homeland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remembering Carol: teacher, glbti advocate, friend
    In 2011 when Juliet Leigh and Lindsay Curnow's Northland business Blooming Bulbs was burned to the ground and their home sprayed with anti-lesbian abuse, in a homophobic hate crime for which the perpetrator has never been identified, one of the first to rush to their assistance was long-time friend Carol Bartlett...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 Sep 2015

  • Major Corporations Form Group to Push For GLBT Rights Globally
    Links: Express
  • "Sky is the limit" for new drag comp
    An 'anything goes' alternative drag competition begins in Auckland this weekend, and the organisers plan to make it a regular community event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A new gay bar on the way for K' Rd
    Auckland’s famous strip is about to get another gay bar - Twist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Concerns raised at UN Human Rights Council
    LGBT rights have been raised as an issue of importance during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council which is currently taking place in Geneva...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dunedin Pride kicks off this weekend
    The week of celebrations kicks off this Saturday with the Pride Opening Party at Sammy’s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's time to get writing
    Lgbti New Zealanders are being urged to get their creative juices flowing for The Wallace Arts Trust Prize short fiction contest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 30 Sep 2014

  • Alternative Bindings express Magazine Short Story Competition – Meet the Judges
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: Are Dating Apps Just Hook-Up sites in...
    Links: Express
  • Beckham Takes AIDS Stand
    Links: Express
  • Robertson: I would be PM!
    Links: Express
  • Something for Everyone: APO New Season Launch
    Links: Express
  • Try Vietnam for Something Fresh
    Links: Express
  • ASB awarded Rainbow Tick certification
    ASB has become the first bank to be awarded a Rainbow Tick...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Grant Robertson's gay. Get over it.
    Cue the music, dim the lights, here we go again with another round of the popular game show “Is New Zealand Ready for a Gay Prime Minister!” It’s already begun...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Local lesbian legend dies in Wellington
    Porleen Simmonds at the Lilac Library stall at Out in the Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sio makes support for Cunliffe clear
    Su'a William Sio One of the few Labour MPs to vote against marriage equality has insinuated Grant Robertson’s personal life will have an impact on support from Pasifika Labour members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Supreme Court discusses marriage
    The US Supreme Court’s nine justices have met to discuss whether they should take up the issue of marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 Sep 2013

  • A public meeting is held to discuss safety on Karangahape Road. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The meeting follows an increase in violence towards rainbow people in the Karangahape Road area.
    Links: K Road Community Safety
  • Aunty Wai was "wise, earthy, compassionate"
    Aunty Wai Mason as she appeared in a safe sex promotional video Aunty Wai Mason, the NZ AIDS Foundation kaumatua who died at the weekend in Auckland, is being remembered as compassionate, knowledgable and as the possessor of an earthy sense of humour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay men's health - it's time to get angry!
    Shaun Robinson In a major speech on gay men's health, delivered on Friday, NZ AIDS Foundation boss Shaun Robinson highlights the health issues where gay and bisexual men are over-represented but which New Zealand's health system ignores...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd safety public meeting tonight
    A community meeting in Auckland tonight will enable the K'Rd Community Safety group to report back on the progress of initiatives to address violence against people on and around Auckland's gayest street...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More changes for transgender prisoners needed
    While commending the Corrections minister for the change in policy on housing transgender prisoners, a leading advocate for the change says there are more changes needed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More focus needed on gay and bi men's health
    Nigel Dickson More health system resources and more regular sexual health checkups for gay and bi men are urged by two leading HIV and health experts, with one likening the NZ health system's lack of focus on gay health to that faced "by women and Maori back in the 1970s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF kaumatua Aunty Wai Mason dies
    Aunty Wai Mason Faith Christine Takuwai Makiri Mason, aka Aunty Wai, the NZ AIDS Foundation kaumatua who has led formal ceremonies for the organisation for many years, has died in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Still no complaint received in Findlay case
    Paul Findlay Christchurch police say they became aware of the controversy surrounding gay political contender and youth group board member Paul Findlay after an allegation had appeared on a blog site and was subsequently reported by the media...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Sep 2012

  • "We need marriage equality"
    The team at marriageequality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We need marriage equality"
    The team at marriageequality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HK lesbian urges dad to drop "marriage bounty"
    Gigi Chao Hong Kong lesbian Gigi Chao is urging her billionaire father to dump his offer to pay any man who can win her heart a $78 million “marriage bounty”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay couples could get deportation reprieve
    File photo US immigration officials have been ordered to recognise same-sex partners as family members in deportation cases...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 Sep 2011

  • Hip hop collective to spew homophobia at BDO
    A much-hyped and much-defended California hip hop collective is bringing its bagful of homophobic, misogynistic and violent lyrics to the January Big Day Out, led by a frontman who says he is not homophobic but uses the word faggot because it "hits and hurts people"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 Sep 2010

  • Elizabeth Taylor and PM donate to charity auction
    A personally autographed photograph of movie goddess Elizabeth Taylor will be a headlining item in an upcoming auction raising funds for the Cartier Bereavement Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gillard rules out gay marriage conscience vote
    Julia Gillard Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has already ruled out a conscience vote on same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLBT workers worried about 90-day rule
    The Council of Trade Unions is warning the 90-day rule could be used to discriminate against GLBT employees...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
    It's not often you walk out of a show thinking 'I want everyone I know to go and see this'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen takes own life after cyber-bullying
    Tyler Clementi A New Jersey university student has taken his own life, after two of his roommates secretly filmed him having sex with another man then posted it on the internet...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 Sep 2009

  • 'Sexercise' keeps GayNZ.com readers fit
    A straw poll of almost 300 GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cleveland chosen for 2014 Gay Games
    The city of Cleveland, Ohio has been chosen to host 2014's Gay Games, with 15,000 athletes and 28 events expected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Flight to Mardi Gras will return
    Air New Zealand has confirmed its Pink Flight from Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras will return next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 30 Sep 2008

  • AUS: 'Public confidence' in gay blood ban
    A senior HIV researcher says Tasmania's ban on blood donations from gay men is "conservative" but maintains "public confidence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cheers to the volunteers!
    Fun    Matt Akersten - 30th September 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First: Wrong, Key
    Value Your Vote: Family First's new website is a strategic nightmare Have Family First bungled their "values voters" website launch? Logically, for a Christian Right organisation, they would be trying to maximise social conservative influence within the next Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google says no to same-sex marriage ban
    Web-searching success story Google has taken a public stand against Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage measure on the November ballot in California...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warwick Broadhead film gets Rialto release
    Rubbings From a Live Man, the movie of the life of 'out' Kiwi entertainer Warwick Broadhead that bewitched audiences at this year's NZ International Film Festival, will be released in Rialto cinemas around New Zealand this November...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Sep 2007

  • George Michael regrets early career in closet
    UK pop singer George Michael has revealed how years of hiding his homosexuality from the public took a deep psychological toll - but he did it so his mother wouldn't have to worry about AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: 'Angels in America' at Downstage
    Angels In America by Tony Kushner At the Downstage Theatre, Wellington until October 6, 2007 Director: Willem Wassenaar Running time: 3 hours and 30 minutes, including two intervals of 20 minutes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Students and teachers say gays feel unsafe
    95% of New Zealand students believe their gay, lesbian and bisexual classmates feel unsafe in their own schools, according to an Otago University study - and their teachers almost exactly reflect that view...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 Sep 2006

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Marae, ref: TZP326994.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • AKL Church responds to Presbyterian vote
    Auckland's LGBT Community Church will respond to the Presbyterian Church General Assembly decision regarding gay, lesbian and unmarried people in ministry, with a special sermon tomorrow evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Burning Rainbow Farm
    In late August 2001, Michigan rural gay couple Tom Crosslin and Rollie Rohm were gunned down at their Rainbow Farm home after escalating hysteria about their advocacy of cannabis decriminalisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NSW
    Crystal meth use has reached crisis point, warns police and health professionals in New South Wales this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF forums get gay male feedback
    Engagement with communities of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men is crucial in both the fight against HIV, and ensuring the general wellbeing of these communities in society...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 Sep 2005

  • Capill supporter rejects calls to quit
    Christian Heritage Party board member and policy director Mark Munroe has rejected calls to resign for openly supporting convicted pedophile Graham Capill, and saying the former leader's crimes did not meet the biblical definition of rape...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outhouse presenter Greg Mayor
    Greg Mayor TV2's Outhouse co-presenter Greg  is a Ngati Pukenga, Ngati Pikiao and Chitty Malacca (Malaysia) army brat "who grew up all over the shop...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 Sep 2004

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Qn, ref: TZP299408.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television programme: Takataapuhi (New Zealand)
    This episode looks at AIDS. Takataapuhi, ref F82563.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Insults continue at select committee
    The litany of fear and insults continue at the select committee hearings on civil unions, with opponents trotting out the same message – civil unions will lead to incest, bigamy, and paedophilia, and homosexuality is "unnatural"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Readers letters slam beauty queen
    NZ Herald readers have hit back at former beauty queen Sharee Adams proclamation that the Civil Union Bill would undermine society...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 Sep 2002

  • Cleo cool with gay "bachelor" entrant
    An openly gay man is getting media attention as he competes to become the Cleo Bachelor of the Year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day - 2002
    WHEN TO START TAKING HIV DRUGS Summary: Toxic side effects associated with protease inhibitors, one of the main drug categories used to control HIV] are leading international medics to start treatment later, rather than soon after infection...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 Sep 1995

  • The third annual Hamilton Pride Party takes place (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    The party takes place in the Quadrangle next to the gay Next Door Bar. The theme is Greek gods and goddesses.
    Links: NZ.com

Wed 30 Sep 1992

Sat 30 Sep 1989

Tue 30 Sep 1986

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    6:30pm News, ref: TZP139135.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: a world authority says HIV can survive in untreated water (New Zealand)
    The Health Department asks public swimming pool operators to guard against the spread of AIDS. Interviewee John Kingi. 6.30 news, ref F131768.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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