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Wed 4 Oct 2023

  • QUEEN: IT’S A KINDA MAGIC BRINGS FREDDIE’S CHARISMA TO NZ
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Oct 2022

  • Homosexual acts are illegal in Solomon Islands. New Zealand hosted the country's foreign minister in Parliament's 'rainbow room'
    Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in the Solomon Islands...
    Links: Stuff
  • Same-sex acts are illegal in Solomon Islands. New Zealand hosted the country's foreign minister in Parliament's 'rainbow room'
    Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in the Solomon Islands...
    Links: Stuff
  • Chris Davis wins World of WearableArt Award
    Links: Express
  • G.A.Y Auckland Gearing Up For Halloween
    Links: Express
  • Kim Petras Becomes First Trans Artist To Top Global Charts
    Links: Express
  • The Beer Festival Returns To Auckland’s Cloud In 2022
    Links: Express
  • USA: Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Gay Teen In Grindr Murder...
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Oct 2021

  • “I Honestly Felt Like I Might Die” Tom Daley Opens Up...
    Links: Express
  • Laurel Hubbard Wins Sportswoman Of The Year
    Links: Express

Sun 4 Oct 2020

  • Gay couples reclaim far-right group 'Proud Boys' hashtag
    The hashtag used by members of far-right group Proud Boys has been hijacked by gay men filling Twitter with photos of their partners and families...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay men take over Proud Boys hashtag on Twitter
    A hashtag used by the far-right US group on Twitter was flooded with photos and stories from gay men after a suggestion from actor George Takei...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 4 Oct 2019

  • Lessons From the Past | October 2019
    Links: Express
  • Massey University Could Have Rainbow Tick Removed If ‘Feminist’ Event Goes...
    Links: Express

Thu 4 Oct 2018

  • Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case
    WASHINGTON — The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district's policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a "hostile environment" for a...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 4 Oct 2017

  • RainbowYOUTH open first drop-in centre outside of Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Review: God’s Own Country
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Oct 2016

  • Archives New Zealand (Wellington)
    Donal Raethel, a senior archivist at Archives New Zealand, talks about some of the "wonderous treasures" held in the archive relating to rainbow communities
    Features: Donal Raethel
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • OUTLine celebrates corporate partnership
    Links: Express
  • UK Scientists May Have Found HIV Cure
    Links: Express
  • More 'HIV cure' headlines, from UK study result
    UK researchers are generating headlines by being being optimistic that a cure for HIV might be possible after one of the people using their therapy targeting dormant cells harbouring the virus has had his viral level go undetectable...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trump would forbid transgender people in military
    USA presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested he would roll back "ridiculous" regulations which allow transgender people to serve in the US military...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Oct 2015

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP465642.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Family’s Sexy Saturday
    Links: Express
  • Polish Priest Comes Out as Gay and is Immediately SACKED by...
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Inmate Allegedly Raped at Serco Prison
    Links: Express
  • Recent students sought for gender diversity study
    A university researcher is seeking people who have recently been involved in tertiary education and self-identify within the gender diverse community for a new study...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Oct 2014

  • Funky Friday w/ Miss Ribena – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Hella Gay! – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Patty Boy Album Release Party – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Comment sought on diversity standard
    Public feedback is being sought on a ground-breaking bid to create a formal standard for gender and sexual diversity in the workplace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Doco preview: Last Chance
    Amnesty International is hosting free Auckland and Wellington screenings of a documentary about people forced to seek refuge due to who they are – which will be followed by talks by two such people who have since found homes in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • If I have gay children:Pastor's viral blog
    “Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children” writes North Carolina pastor John Pavlovitz in a blog beautiful blog post which has become a global sensation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Oct 2013

  • Anna - South (Nelson)
    Anna talks about living in Nelson and being attracted to women.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Paki - South (Nelson)
    Paki talks about growing up in Nelson and being gender fluid.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A P-Town gaycation
    At the very tip of Cape Cod, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus pursuing cross-party marriage plan
    File Photo Australian marriage equality advocates are pursuing a cross-party model in the hope it will be the answer in their on-going struggle for progress...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay slurs not welcome on NZ radio or TV
    *Content warning File Photo Two homophobic slurs are among the top ten words New Zealanders find most offensive on radio or TV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Ponsonby Road gay bar opens tonight
    Putting the final touches to the new bar's decor Auckland's gay scene will have more bars and licensed premises than ever before with the opening of a new gay bar tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three more jailed over Rotorua park killing
    A man and two teenagers have been jailed over the killing of gay Polish tourist Roman Skorek, bringing the total number of people behind bars in relation to the crime to four...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans prisoners need access to HRT - group
    A student-run justice advocacy group is welcoming the government’s impending improvements to trans prison policy, but says access to HRT is among other issues which need to be dealt with...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Oct 2012

  • Craig concedes no impact on own marriage
    Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says that while gay couples being able to marry will not have any impact on his own marriage, and he doesn't know what impacts it will have on society, he still wants the right reserved for straight couples only...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sacked teacher to battle on, as thanks pours in
    Nigel Studdart (Close Up) As Nigel Studdart arms up to fight his sacking from a Whangarei Catholic school, he’s revealed the thanks he’s received from gay young people from the school and across the country, one message which even brought both him and his wife to tears...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Serbian officials to prevent gay pride, again
    A gay pride parade has once again been banned in Serbia, a move officials say is about trying to stop bloodshed, rather than being an attack on civil rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three seats available on NZAF Trust Board
    Nominations are open for three elected positions on the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s governing body, and people with expertise in law or Maori tikanga are being sought, as are HIV positive people, female, transgender, Pacific Island, African or Asian nominees...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What drives Colin Craig?
    Colin Craig Throughout the marriage equality debate, Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been the voice of opposition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Oct 2011

  • Adoption/marriage not on National's agenda
    John Key is in when it comes to attending the Big Gay Out, but it's quite the opposite when it comes to adoption and same-sex marriage While all parties agree wide-ranging changes are needed for outdated adoption laws, the party which leads the incumbent Government is making it clear updating the legislation sits very low on its list of priorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Trust Board farewelling Trustees
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Trust Board is about to farewell some of its Trustees, opening the door for new representatives on the governing body...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SA: serial killer may be targeting gay men
    Murder victims Oscar O’Hara and Barney van Heerden There are fears a serial killer may be stalking and murdering gay men in Johannesburg, where four gay men have been killed in the same brutal way over the past ten months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Apprentice's hardwoman to dispense advice
    Catherine Livingstone The Gay Auckland Business Association has cooked up a treat for its October Fruits After 5 gathering in the form of special guest speaker Catherine Livingstone, a business and employment expert who was a contestant on The Apprentice New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Village People are on their way
    The Village People are bringing their catchy camp disco to New Zealand in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Well-heeled divas
    Buckwheat (left) and Tess Tickle (right) Buckwheat and Tess Tickle are delving into the depths of Auckland's drag world for a special 'living history' show in the Late at the Museum series...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Oct 2010

  • "Powerhouse" conference line-up revealed
    The first of the keynote speakers have been announced for the AsiaPacific Outgames Conference in Wellington in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's big on Sydney streets
    The face of trans-Tasman trans icon Carmen Rupe is splashed across Sydney's streets, as the city celebrates its diversity through art...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Naval and Family to remain a gay venue
    The rainbow flag will keep flying above the Naval and Family Despite the many rumours flying to the contrary, K' Rd bastion Naval and Family is to remain a gay venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Oct 2009

  • Album review: La Roux
    It's been nearly 20 years since the 80's ended, but on electropop duo La Roux's debut album, they seem more than happy to let it live on… and damn do they do an amazing job...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stephen Fry meets a horny Kakapo in NZ
    When British wit Stephen Fry came to Kiwiland to visit a rare parrot, his crew had a very close encounter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tasmania will recognise gay marriages
    Same-sex couples in Tasmania will be able to make their marriages official from 1 November, its government has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington drag queen will confess at BATS
    The creator of a new show for BATS Theatre next month says audiences can look forward to a night full of "colour, style, laughs, maybe some tears and lots of glamour and fun...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Oct 2008

  • $15K prize pool for Queen of Universe show
    The total prize pool for this year's Queen of the Whole Universe 'queer beauty pageant' in Auckland is now worth over $15,000, confirms the event's creative director...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Free haircuts today after K' Road HIV test
    Aucklanders who visit the K' Road Clinic for a free, confidential HIV test today – Saturday 4 October – can then visit to Playle Hairdressing in nearby Canada Street for a free hair cut and style...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay issues in Vice-Pres debate (+VIDEO)
    At their only US Vice-Presidential Debate yesterday, Democratic VP nominee Joe Biden and Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin took the same stance on gay marriage, but not in a way LGBT voters might like...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Oct 2007

  • "Who are we?" Iranian gays ask President
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's contention during a speech at Columbia University that there are no homosexuals in Iran has drawn a swift rebuke from human rights organisations, with one activist challenging the president to explain how he, a gay Iranian, exists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Darling!' a double winner at Doco Awards
    New Zealand director Julian Shaw's extraordinary film about gay South African political satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys has been awarded twice at the DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL: Shakespeare farce gets camp re-telling
    A new production by the University of Auckland of a classic Shakespeare comedy features men dressing as women, women dressing as men, and "a definite camp feel to it" says the director...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Asteroid named after gay Star Trek star
    It's being tipped as the universe's first gay asteroid - openly gay Star trek actor George Takei this week had the asteroid formerly known as 1994 GT9 named after him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Responding to our critics
    Southland Times front page headline last week It's been just over a week since our phones started ringing with urgent requests for media interviews and statements regarding the story GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hastings man "wasted police time"
    Hawke's Bay runaway Cameron Dormer has been remanded without plea on charges of wasting police time, after his disappearance at the weekend led to a search spanning much of the North Island...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The out-of-kilter Kill the Bill campaign
    'Kill the Bill' poster When I heard there was a website opposed to the Electoral Finance Reform Bill, I was curious and had a look...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Oct 2006

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Breakfast, ref: TZP326291.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Te Karere, ref: TZP329476.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

  • The Metropolitan Community Church is shocked and saddened to hear of the decision of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand to not allow openly homosexual persons and heterosexual people in de-facto relationships to serve in positions of authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Polari - The Tongue of Queens!
    What was so distinctive about Polari, the subcultural 'tongue of queens' that characterised underground gay communities until the sixties? In the seventies, I wiled away the unhappy and overly long Muldoon era by tuning in the National Programme (as it then was), and relishing the popular vintage BBC radio comedy series, Round the Horne (1965-68)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ transgender inquiry a world-first
    The Human Rights Commission is currently holding an inquiry into discrimination and human rights issues for transgender people, believed to be the first of its kind worldwide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • When Godbots Break?
    Early October doesn't seem to be an overly happy time for the New Zealand Christian Right...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Oct 2005

  • Young Nats vote against gay adoption
    Young Nats, the National Party's youth wing, have voted against supporting gay adoption at their annual conference in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Oct 2004

  • Destiny's ex-gay therapy
    Pastor Brian Tamaki has confirmed that Destiny is running an ex-gay programme to convert gays into heterosexuals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: The "Anyone but Banks" strategy
    A series of quick and fairly random chats with glbt Auckland City voters indicates that many have been holding back their voting forms until this week, the last days before voting closes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Oct 2003

  • AIDS genetic history traced to find cure
    Scientists in Auckland and Seattle have recreated part of the original ancestor of the HIV virus as part of new research into a cure for the disease...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former creche children sign new Ellis petition
    A second petition has been started calling for an enquiry into the Peter Ellis case, this time signed by former creche children, their parents, and more prominent New Zealand figures, including one of this country's most famous victims of the justice system, Arthur Alan Thomas...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Oct 1996

Fri 4 Oct 1991

  • HIV Alive '91 is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The two week event includes specialist workshops, seminars, celebrations and fundraisers. It also includes the first public unveiling of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Wed 4 Oct 1989

Sun 4 Oct 1987

Fri 4 Oct 1985

Sat 4 Oct 1980

  • The first Lesbian Librarians' Week is held (New Zealand)
    Events take place in Wellington and Christchurch.

Sat 4 Oct 1975

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