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Sat 1 Oct 2022

  • Unveiling of the memorial seats for Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe (Scotty and Mal's Cocktail Bar)
    Audio from the unveiling of the memorial seats for Chrissy Witoko and Carmen Rupe
    Features: Andy Foster, Chanel Hati, Glenda Hughes, Grant Robertson, Jacquie Grant, Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan, Richard Tankersley, Selena Pirika, Sye Witoko, Tīwhanawhana, Virginia Lum
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Shaneel Lal: National is set upon erasing gay and trans people
    OPINION The Kantar Poll shows that Christopher Luxon could be the next Prime Minister...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 1 Oct 2021

  • “It Made Me Feel Like I Actually Belonged” Trans Teen Elected...
    Links: Express
  • Pictures: UK’s First LGBTQ Affirmative Retirement Community Opens
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Oct 2020

  • Cook Islands defers decision on decriminalising gay sex
    As a child, Sonya Apa Temata was surrounded by unconditional love...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 1 Oct 2019

  • Is New Zealand Ready for a Gay All Black?
    At the height of Rugby World Cup Fever, All Black TJ Perenara sits down for an exclusive interview with New Zealand’s leading LGBTQ+ publication for over 28 years, express magazine ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Is New Zealand ready for a gay All Black? TJ Perenara has his say
    ABs halfback certainly hopes so as he discusses how they've embraced diversity...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ruby Rose doesn't shy from Batwoman's sexuality in new TV show
    Playing the caped cousin of the iconic Batman was a double-edged sword for actress Ruby Rose...
    Links: Stuff
  • TJ Perenara speaks to Express on whether New Zealand is ready for a gay All Black
    At the height of Rugby World Cup Fever, All Black TJ Perenara has spoken out about his support for the Rainbow community and answers the age-old question ? are Kiwis ready for a gay All Black?In an exclusive interview with New Zealand's...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Botswana Government Attempting to Overturn Historic Homosexual Decriminalisation Ruling
    Links: Express
  • Our All Black Ally
    Links: Express

Mon 1 Oct 2018

  • Gay pride parade held in Rio de Janeiro
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of revelers are dancing and singing in Brazil's second-biggest city to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's 23rd Gay Pride Parade...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Michael Kirby
    Early last month - news came through that the India's Supreme Court had ruled that sex between consenting male adults did not constitute a crime...
    Links: RNZ
  • Whiringa-ā-nuku / October 2018
    Kia ora and welcome to our Whiringa-ā-nuku update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • “Personal. Innovative. Sporty”
    Links: Express
  • Drive
    Links: Express
  • Start Your Engines
    Links: Express

Sun 1 Oct 2017

  • Kiwi documentary explores challenges faced by gay rugby players
    New Zealand's only gay and inclusive rugby team has opened up on some of the prejudice its players face - including an opposition player who refused to shake their hands post-match after finding out about their sexual orientation...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 x double passes to APO’s The Dust Palace’s Midnight
    Links: Express
  • 2 x double passes to NZSO’s Janine Jansen Plays Sibelius
    Links: Express
  • 3 x double passes to BRIEFS: Close Encounters
    Links: Express
  • Having The Chat: Gaylene Hawley-Simmonds
    Links: Express
  • Hottie: Lewis Rowe, Entrepreneur and Socialite
    Links: Express
  • Kathy Griffin and Crazy Stories
    Links: Express
  • October: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Personalities: Grayson Coutts
    Links: Express
  • Political Involvement Doesn’t Stop at The Voting Booth
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Oct 2015

  • Body Positive Wellington Closes Its Doors “It’s a Sad Loss, It’s...
    Links: Express
  • UN Secretary General Reaffirms Commitment to Global GLBT Rights
    Links: Express
  • Ban Ki-moon commits to fighting LGBT discrimination
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the a high level LGBT core group event, reaffirming his dedication to fighting LGBT discrimination...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Calls to boycott “transmisogynist” event
    The Wellington Young Feminists are calling for the public to boycott the upcoming GirlGuiding NZ event Stop the Violence - formerly Take Back the Night - and say many are unaware of the organisers' “transmisogynist behaviour”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: The Turnbull question
    Now that Malcolm Turnbull has won power, what has happened to his social and constitutional liberalism? Good question...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legacy Project returns to Q Theatre
    The Legacy Project will be back for another year and is offering emerging writers the opportunity to have a new work performed on stage as part of the 2016 Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pope has secret meeting with homophobic clerk
    Pope Francis has met with US homophobic clerk Kim Davis while on tour in the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Oct 2014

  • Comedian Carlson’s Big Girly Wedding
    Links: Express
  • Editorial: Welcoming Spring, Lighter Evenings and a new Business Manager
    Links: Express
  • Georgie Goater
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Hosts The Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend
    Links: Express
  • Chris Brickell's latest treasure
    Chris Brickell’s beautiful new work looks at gay men in the 40s, 50s and 60s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chris Olwage joins NOH8-ers
    New Zealand’s 2013 Mr Gay World Chris Olwage has taken part in the NO H8 campaign, a photo blog which began in 2008 against California’s anti-equality Proposition 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington to host sport and culture wknd
    Members of Different Strokes Wellington swimming team Wellington will host a Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend from 23-25 January, which organisers say will be an informal and friendly event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 1 Oct 2013

  • Nathan Verhelst, a Belgium transsexual, dies through euthanasia
    Verhelst told media "None of these [gender reassignment] operations worked as desired ... I do not want to be a monster."
    Links: Stuff
  • Solicitor General Mike Heron declines a request for a second Coronial Inquiry into the death of Corporal Douglas Hughes. (New Zealand)
    Hughes committed suicide in Afghanistan shortly after being questioned about a situation with a subordinate soldier.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • 1.00PM: Gay soldier's death: No second enquiry
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aunty Wai - a very personal tribute
    Whaea Wai, Nanny Wai, Aunty Wai, regardless of what people called her, she was known as the grandmother of all people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd safety: patrols out, 'ambassadors' in
    A small group meets to hear the K Rd Safety proposals A comprehensive range of initiatives to increase safety in Karangahape Road was unveiled last night but the centrepiece proposal, for community patrols, has been downsized after it did not gain police support...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Hughes 2nd inquiry: Solicitor Gen. explains
    Corporal Dougie Hughes 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF salutes Aunty Wai's "amazing legacy"
    The NZ AIDS Foundation has paid tribute to Aunty Wai Mason, its kaumatua and adviser, who died at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SKY's Wilkinson to MC GABA Dinner and Auction
    Alistair Wilkinson Award-winning gay journalist and SKY News Director and presenter Alistair Wilkinson has been confirmed as the MC for the upcoming GABA Dinner and Charity Auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Oct 2012

  • Richard Galloway - Older Gay Men (Auckland)
    Richard Galloway talks about what its like to be an older gay man in 2012.
    Features: Richard Galloway
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Anna Guy puts gay rumours about husband to bed
      Ewen Macdonald Anna Guy has laughed off rumours her estranged husband Ewen Macdonald was having an affair with a man prior to his arrest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • California banning "gay cure" psychotherapy
    File photo California is banning “gay cure” psychotherapy which aims to make gay teenagers straight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Council forum: A transsexual's response
    Racheal McGonigal A Transsexual’s comment on the...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Let Them Out Or Let Me In
    From MEN: On October 1st 2012 at 11am Moscow City Court will hear the appeal of the sentence Masha, Nadia and Katja...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Men Like Us coming to Wellington's Paramount
    Insightful documentary Men Like Us will screen in Wellington on Wednesday and Sunday this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New passports policy delayed, but coming
    File photo Internal Affairs’ more flexible passport policy for transgender and intersex people is on the way, however implementation has been delayed for a couple of weeks to ensure a smooth ride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Northland teacher considering legal action
    Nigel Studdart (Close Up) Sacked Whangarei teacher Nigel Studdart is considering taking legal action over his dismissal from Pompallier Catholic College after he supported a gay rights protest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Oct 2011

  • Chaplains allowed to perform gay weddings
    America's military bosses are allowing military chaplains to officiate same-sex weddings, on or off military bases, in states where they are allowed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love Life Fono to foster safe sex champions
    It's hoped the next Love Life Fono will help leaders develop the skills needed to be safe sex champions within their communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Serbia bans gay pride over violence fears
    Interior Minister Ivica Dacic says preventing the parade will prevent major chaos Serbian officials have banned this Sunday's gay pride parade in the capital Belgrade, because they fear it will end in violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weekend perve: sexy players and teams
    Condom-maker Durex has released the results of its "sexiest rugby players survey" and it shows New Zealanders really are a nationalistic bunch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Oct 2010

  • Help Out in October events guide
    October has been declared "Gay Crisis Month" and we're all being asked to get our thinking caps on, to help hardworking community groups who are struggling to survive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TV show to feature gay man's battle with depression
    The Nutters Club host Mike King The story of a gay man's battle with depression will feature on Maori Television's The Nutters Club tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 1 Oct 2009

  • Bruno movie banned in Malaysia
    Because Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno movie highlights gay life and contains gay sex scenes, it has been banned in Malaysia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four guys compete in Mr. Gay Bay of Plenty
    The first-ever Mr Gay Bay of Plenty competition this Saturday is shaping up to be a big night for Shampers, Rotorua's 'rainbow' bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay parties 101: Full production?
    Experienced gay DJ Karl Moser is glad to hear there's plenty of LGBT events announced for 2010 - but hopes there'll be a commitment to decent production values...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's OUTLine October!
    UPDATE 1 NOVEMBER 2009 We've done it! "It's at times like these that we really realise the strength and spirit of our community", says OUTLine NZ's chairperson as October's $30,000 fundraising target for the LGBT phone support network is reached...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine honours departing manager
    Last night's emotional farewell to OUTLine General Manager Lesley Belcham saw the LGBT phone support service's board, volunteers and supporters thank her for her groundbreaking work strengthening New Zealand's LGBT communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Oct 2008

  • "Only gay in village" gets Wonderland role
    Gay British comedian Matt Lucas – well-known as "Only gay in the village" Daffyd Thomas in Little Britian, is set to play Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Tim Burton's 3-D movie version of Alice in Wonderland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Religious homophobia divides families"
    LGBT New Zealanders are over twice as likely to have given up their Christian faith than the general population, the author of the most in-depth study ever into the lives of non-straight Kiwis told the audience at last night's premiere of the documentary For the Bible Tells Me So at St Andrew's on the Terrace Presbyterian Church in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sculpting the perfect posterior
    Bottoms up: Your guide to getting the best butt Those with a less gifted rear end have been enjoying winter's extra clothing layers to cover their catastrophic caboose (from the general public at least)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sculpting the perfect posterior
    Bottoms up: Your guide to getting the best butt Those with a less gifted rear end have been enjoying winter's extra clothing layers to cover their catastrophic caboose (from the general public at least)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 1 Oct 2007

  • AKL couple have NZ's 1,000th civil union
    An important milestone has been reached with the registration of New Zealand's 1,000th civil union by Births, Deaths and Marriages, says Tim Barnett, Labour MP and instigator of the Civil Union legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beyer: "No" to granny role in film life story
    Transsexual former MP Georgina Beyer says she was offered a cameo role as her own grandmother in a planned biopic of her life - but politely turned it down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay security 'Angels' to patrol Sydney streets
    Frustrated by a lack of official action on homophobic violence, Sydney's gay and lesbian community will organise its own security patrols at popular events and party venues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Melbourne: Bomb threat stops Priscilla bus
    The Melbourne opening night of Priscilla: The Musical on Friday turned into even higher drama than planned when an anonymous caller rang the theatre and warned of an explosion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peter Wells' new novel 'Lucky Bastard'
    Lucky Bastard, by Peter Wells: Vintage Books/Random House $27...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Pink Rider of the Apocalypse?
    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse While reading a recent book on fundamentalist end of the world obsessives, I was amused to discover that one prominent huckster thinks the Antichrist is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 1 Oct 2006

  • ACC: A sermon on the Presbyterian vote
    A summary of the sermon by Dr Peter Lineham, delivered at the Evening Service of the Auckland Community Church, Sunday 1st October 2006 at 7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Sex, Scandal and the Seventeenth Century
    King James VI/I (1567/1603-1625) presided over a tarnished court, and standards of sexual ethics weren't particularly high, no matter what sexual orientation one was, by modern standards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 1 Oct 2005

  • Church misuses NZAF poster
    An Invercargill church has used part of a New Zealand AIDS Foundation inclusiveness poster in an anti-gay advertisement published in the Southland Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 1 Oct 2003

  • HIV+ researcher Michael Stevens
    Michael Stevens Michael Stevens is a researcher, activist and one-time HIV+ Chair of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ihimaera calls for Holmes resignation
    Author Witi Ihimaera has lent his name to a petition calling for the resignation of Paul Holmes over the "cheeky darkie" controversy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 1 Oct 1993

  • Gilbert Smith - New Zealands AIDS Memorial Quilt (Auckland)
    Gilbert Smith talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand and promotes an upcoming silent auction fundraising event.
    Features: Gilbert Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Nicki Eddy and co - New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt (1993) (Auckland)
    Nicki, Audrey and Beverly talk about the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt and promote an upcoming silent auction fundraising event
    Features: Beverly Jelicich, Nicki Eddy
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Tue 1 Oct 1985

Wed 1 Oct 1980

  • Television news report: a Wellington lesbian group is not able to advertise on Wellington buses (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Town Clerk said it may encourage vandalism, ref: TZP5006.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 1 Oct 1929

  • Leonard Hollobon is arrested and charged with indecently assaulting a male (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Norris Davey (a.k.a Frank Sargeson) is the other party. Both are charged, with Davey later testifying against Hollobon.
    Links: Papers Past, Te Ara

Thu 1 Oct 1925

  • Peter Stratford (a.k.a. Deresley Morton) marries Elizabeth Rowland (United States of America)
    Links: Papers Past

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