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Sat 2 Oct 2021

  • Laurel Hubbard wins University of Otago sportswoman of the year award
    Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been named University of Otago sportswoman of the year at the Blues awards earlier this week...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 2 Oct 2020

  • Queer Archives Zine launch (National Library of New Zealand)
    Audio from the launch of the collaborative zine The Archive is Alive, 2 October 2020.
    Features: Ailish Wallace-Buckland, Caitlin Lynch, Ciara O'Callaghan, Compass Wilts-Ramsay, Kiefer Hunt, Roger Swanson, Will Hansen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Election 2020: Andrew Little steps in to stop abuse of gay Labour candidate
    A senior Labour MP stepped in and called out a debate-goer’s prejudice when he accosted a New Plymouth candidate over his sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • 2 X Double Passes to the Chocolate and Coffee Show 
    Links: Express
  • 5 X Candle Crush Soy Scented Candles 
    Links: Express
  • Calls On NZ Government To Prioritise Rainbow Communities
    Links: Express
  • Cook Islands Further Delays Plans to Legalise Gay Sex
    Links: Express

Wed 2 Oct 2019

  • Review: Testostrogen
    Links: Express
  • Rockstar of the barista world lands in New Zealand
    Links: Express

Tue 2 Oct 2018

  • Pride And Prejudice
    Lesbian art collective PulseArt was formed in 1999 and while only one of the original artists remain in the group, their objective remains; ...
    Links: Scoop
  • 20 years of Gay Rugby in New Zealand to Be Celebrated...
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Oct 2017

  • 'Germany celebrates first same-sex weddings after law change
    Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples...
    Links: Stuff
  • Donald Trump willing to sleep with Princess Diana - after an HIV test
    Donald Trump said he would have made Princess Diana take a HIV test before sleeping with her...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Germans celebrate first gay marriage
    Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany...
    Links: RNZ
  • Germany celebrates first same-sex weddings after law change
    Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings Sunday, after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hef 'did an incredible thing for those times' - trans supermodel
    A transgender supermodel is defending Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died last week, and thanking him, saying he fought for her when no one else would...
    Links: Stuff
  • All LGBT+ content to be banned from Indonesian TV
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class 2017: Holden Astra Hatch RS
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class 2017: Jaguar XF SD
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class 2017: Land Rover Discovery
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class 2017: Mini Countryman Hybrid
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class 2017: Skoda Fabia Wagon Sport
    Links: Express
  • First same-sex wedding takes place in Germany
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • Online harassment on the rise, young LGBT+ among most at risk
    Links: Express
  • The Style Column
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Oct 2016

  • Colin Craig: The Anti-Wilde?
    In 1895, Oscar Wilde tried to sue the Marquis of Queensbury, the antigay father of his lover "Bosie" for defaming him- but the trial boomeranged and ended up in Wilde's own conviction for 'gross indecency' (gay male non-anal sex)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Oct 2015

  • Caitlyn Jenner Will Not Be Charged in Deadly Car Accident
    Links: Express
  • Call Made For NZ Doctors to Ask About Sexuality During First...
    Links: Express
  • Legacy Project For Auckland Pride 2016
    Links: Express
  • Early HIV meds start guideline welcomed
    A World Health Organisation recommendation that people newly-diagnosed with HIV should be started on anti-retroviral medications immediately have been welcomed by HIV-positive people's support and advocacy organisation Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Funders questioning BP claim incorrect
    Body Positive chair Ashley Barratt A claim by the chair of Body Positive that concerned funders had been ringing the organisation asking questions prompted by a members' no confidence in the board petition appears to be untrue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Half of GPs unaware of patients' sexuality
    New research shows half of New Zealand GPs may be unaware of their patients sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet the new elected leaders of OverWatch
    The New Zealand Defence Force Overwatch group have announced a new Chair and Deputy Chair ahead of their AGM on Monday 5 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nepal leads the way with constitutional change
    Nepal’s constitution now formally includes protection for sexual and gender minority rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pair of sports added to Proud to Play line-up
    Dancesport and volleyball have been added to the sports line-up for next February’s Proud to Play games in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Signatory: 'Scaremongering' bullying' at BP
    One of the men behind the members' petition of no confidence in Body Positive's board is accusing the organisation's chair of scaremongering and says bullying tactics are being used against some signatories...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Oct 2014

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: How Do I know my Partner Loves...
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class – Audi S1 Quattro : Stunning!
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class – BMW X4 : OTT!
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class – Ford Eco Sport: Maybe?
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class – Honda Jazz RS : Gorgeous
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class – Mazda 3 : Absolutely!
    Links: Express
  • Best In Class – Skoda Octavia RS : Definitely!
    Links: Express
  • GABA October Mixer – Empire Tavern
    Links: Express
  • "So what" - business leader on sexuality
    Michael Barnett Auckland business leader Michael Barnett has spoken out against the ongoing chat about Labour leadership contender Grant Robertson’s sexuality, saying “so what” about the fact he is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Academy launches film nights with Pride
    Auckland’s Academy Cinemas are launching a monthly lgbtq movie night, which will start with an advanced screening of buzz-generating flick Pride on 11 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Artist spotlight: Courtney Barnett
    Among the exciting artists who have been revealed for January’s Laneway Festival is a rising star: out Aussie rocker Courtney Barnett...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Facebook sorry over 'real name' issues
    Tess Tickle (right), pictured here with fellow diva Buckwheat, was among the Kiwi queens impacted Facebook has apologised specifically to drag artists, trans people and the lgbt community over its ‘real name’ policy which saw accounts all over the world suspended...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight husbands reject shared bed
    Two straight men who married for a radio competition have spoken of their horror at turning up for their honeymoon in Rarotonga and finding they were expected to share a bed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Oct 2013

  • Alicia - South (Nelson)
    Alicia talks about growing up and fluid bisexuality.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Group 1 - South (Nelson)
    A group of young people in Nelson talk about growing up, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA).
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Comment: The politics and ethics of solidarity
    At the moment, LGBTI (and other forms of) solidarity are much in vogue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fresh lesbian/bi fiction
    We have hunted and scoured and found the latest books featuring women who love women, or written by bi or lesbian authors, which are creating buzz among readers around the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian couple jailed in Bangladesh
    A lesbian couple has been jailed under colonial era anti-gay laws in Bangladesh...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Michelle Rodriguez: "I've gone both ways"
    “Men are intriguing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Oct 2012

  • Busting down barriers
    Joey Macdonald (left) and Michael Stevens (right) Two Aucklanders are paving the way for a change in mental health and addiction services, in an effort to make them much friendlier the many from our communities who need their help...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Busting down barriers
    Joey Macdonald (left) and Michael Stevens (right) Two Aucklanders are paving the way for a change in mental health and addiction services, in an effort to make them much friendlier the many from our communities who need their help...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fear and hatred motivate bill opponents - Wall
    Debate team leaders Louisa Wall and Colin Craig Some opponents campaigning against the Marriage Equality bill currently before Parliament are motivated by "fear and hatred," according to lesbian MP Louisa Wall as she and two other gay people this evening argued for the bill against a team of religious conservatives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • For and against: The Ak University Marriage Equality debate
    Debate team leaders Louisa Wall and Colin Craig Almost five hundred energetic supporters and opponents of Louisa Wall's Marriage Equality bill packed a large lecture hall at Auckland University Library last evening, with an overflow crowd watching in a nearby lecture room via video link, as two diametrically opposed teams debated the motion that 'This house supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • For and against: The Ak University Marriage Equality debate
    Debate team leaders Louisa Wall and Colin Craig Almost five hundred energetic supporters and opponents of Louisa Wall's Marriage Equality bill packed a large lecture hall at Auckland University Library last evening, with an overflow crowd watching in a nearby lecture room via video link, as two diametrically opposed teams debated the motion that 'This house supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage debate hitting Auckland Uni tonight
    Colin Craig (right) will attempt to take Louisa Wall on once again Auckland University will tonight host what promises to be a cracker of a debate with the moot: “This House supports the legalisation of same-sex marriage”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twins releasing second children's book
    The nation’s favourite lesbian twins have perhaps made it a little easier to figure out what to get the rug rats in your life for Christmas, in releasing their second children’s book...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington gets ready for weekend of woof
    Wellington is the place to be for a bear hug this weekend (file photo - no sadly we don't have their numbers) “Cubs and bears and anyone in between” are being welcomed with open (and perhaps hairy) arms to Capital dehiBEARnation 2012 in Wellington this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Oct 2010

  • Actor encourages gay youth to be proud
    Neil Patrick Harris Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris has sent MTV a personally-made video in which he aims to give strength to young people facing bullying because of their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Rd bears to go on the hunt in Christchurch
    K' Rd's Urge Bar is hitting the road for a special one-off foray into the Garden City...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malawi's Chimbalanga seeks asylum in Canada
    Tiwonge Chimbalanga, one half of the Malawian queer couple that was sentenced to 14 years in prison and then released, is seeking asylum in Canada...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street takes up creative new role in fabrics
    Robert Street High profile Auckland scene personality Robert Street has parted company with the NZ AIDS Foundation to take up a position in the fabric industry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Te Papa exhibition has strong glbt presence
    A new exhibition at Te Papa, illustrating the dramatic ways in which New Zealand changed in the 20th century, has a significant glbt presence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Oct 2009

  • 170 gather for takataapui HIV hui
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 24-hour collection for OUTLine kicks off
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Success for India's 1st trans beauty parlour
    India's first-ever Queer Beauty Parlour in Delhi is proving a runaway success with Delhi's transgender citizens, reports The Times of India...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Oct 2008

  • A new gay musical Outing for Wellington
    The Outing could well be the only dose of truly gay theatre Wellingtonians will get this year – and what an injection it promises to be...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Building collapse in Bangkok 'gay' street
    A building in one of Thailand's busiest 'gay' streets has partially collapsed onto the street below, causing chaos in what is one of Asia's most popular LGBT districts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Government funding for Sydney Mardi Gras
    The government of New South Wales has come to the party with funding for Sydney's annual Mardi Gras Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington lessie ping-pong and pool popular
    Monthly lesbian pool and table-tennis meetings have proven popular in Wellington, with the co-organiser saying the events have helped from new friendships – along with several new relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Oct 2007

  • Concerns grow for missing Hastings man
    Hastings man Cameron Dormer has not been seen since he text-messaged his partner of four years Clinton Hughes on Saturday to say that a car was following him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwi denied 1st C/wealth Sec. Gen. post
    One of New Zealand's most respected post-WW2 diplomats, the secretary for external affairs who created the NZ Foreign Service, was most likely kicked out of the running to become the first Secretary General of the re-vamped Commonwealth because of his homosexuality, research by James McNeish has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV rise brings wave of other sex diseases
    New Zealand's HIV epidemic shows no sign of slowing down, with 84 new diagnoses reported by the AIDS Epidemiology Group for the first half of 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi music star Anika Moa: "I prefer women"
    "I never know who I'm going to fall in love with - but I do prefer women," musician Anika Moa told the NZ Herald's Canvass magazine last weekend - in her first 'coming out' interview...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Money taken from missing man's account
    6:30PM: Police have revealed that money was withdrawn from the bank account of missing Hastings man Cameron Dormer in Waihi, shortly before his car was torched at nearby Katikati...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Africa: Huge march for lesbian safety
    A massive march calling for greater protection for South African gays has erupted on the streets of Soweto following the murder of two lesbians last July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington farewells Our Bar
    Our Bar patrons Our Bar in Wellington's Cuba St had everything going for it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Oct 2006

  • Bottle attack at Hamilton club celebration
    A bouncer and a drag performer standing outside Hamilton's Next Door Bar were hit with a flying bottle from a passing car on Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brethrengate II: Wide Arc
    Where does one begin to recount what's been happening over the Brethrengate II story arc over the last fortnight? In Australia, the story might be leaking through to affect the electoral prospects of the conservative Coalition state parties within Victoria, while federal PM John Howard has candidly stated that he met with members of that sect...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Oct 2004

  • McNee killer's blackmail jail letters
    David McNee's killer is hoping to expose other high-profile men who paid him for sex, casting serious doubts on the homosexual panic defence used to get him off a murder charge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZers mostly happy to see CU bill pass
    More than half of New Zealanders accept the provisions of the Civil Union Bill as it applies to same-sex couples, according to both a Herald DigiPoll survey, and extensive on-street discussions with the public by reporters...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Oct 2003

  • BBC decision highlights homophobic broadcasting in NZ
    The BBC has been warned by industry watchdog the Broadcasting Standards Commission, following a complaint from a member of the public over the use of the word "pansy" in a satirical news programme on radio...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexual honesty and the fear factor
    Over a third of New Zealanders have fantasised about a same-sex experience, yet most have never acted on it, plagued by the fear factor - and not in a hot Joe Rogan kinda way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Gay Welfare Group honoured
    Wellington's gay switchboard has received a commendation in the 2003 Wellington City Community Awards, presented last Tuesday by Wellington City Mayor Kerry Prendergast at the council chambers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Oct 1985

  • Actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS-related complications (Los Angeles, United States of America)
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    6:30pm News, ref: TZP14092.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: the Select Committee votes to end public hearings on homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F57735
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The Select Committee investigating the Homosexual Law Reform Bill votes to end public hearings (New Zealand)
    The Committee ends public hearings despite 85 people still waiting to be heard.

Sun 2 Oct 1983

  • Television: The second of three plays by Bruce Mason (New Zealand)
    ref: TZD1026. Edith and Daphne's calm lives are disrupted when Edith has an affair with a younger man.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 2 Oct 1925

  • Kenneth James Dell is arrested on Queen Street and charged with behaving in a disorderly manner (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Dell is seen walking on Queen Street wearing woman's shoes, a hat, veil and neck scarf.
    Links: Papers Past

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