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Wed 5 Oct 2022

  • Scooby Doo character Velma can finally be revealed as a lesbian
    It is a scene that finally reveals on-screen what the show's creator wanted to but was never able to...
    Links: Stuff
  • Russia Fines TikTok For ‘Promotion Of LGBT Propaganda’
    Links: Express

Tue 5 Oct 2021

  • How I Write: Mark Beehre dreams of uncovering treasure of a queer forbear
    In 'A Queer Existence', Beehre used uses photographic portraiture and biographical interviews to document the experiences of a younger generation of gay and queer men...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 5 Oct 2020

  • Election 2020: Labour vows to end gay conversion therapy and pour $4 million into Rainbow youth mental health services
    If returned to Government, Labour will pass a law banning gay conversion therapy and make it a criminal offence to advertise, offer or perform the controversial practice...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Greens Welcome Labour’s Commitment To Ban Conversion Therapy; Want Office For Rainbow Communities
    The Green Party is pleased to see Labour commit to a long-standing Green stance of banning gay conversion therapy, as part of its Rainbow policy released today...
    Links: Scoop
  • Labour pledges to ban gay conversion therapy if re-elected
    Gay conversion therapy will be banned by Labour if it is re-elected to government...
    Links: RNZ
  • Labour promises ban on conversion therapy, rainbow mental health funding
    Labour will ban conversion therapy, work with schools to provide gender neutral bathrooms and make sure healthcare is responsive to the needs of trans, intersex and gender diverse people if it is elected...
    Links: RNZ
  • Labour Takes Pride In Rainbow Policies
    Ban conversion therapy Invest $4 million in existing Rainbow youth mental health services Ensure healthcare is responsive to the needs of trans, intersex and gender diverse people Work with schools to provide gender neutral bathrooms Review adoption ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Exclusive: Jacinda Ardern Commits To Banning Conversion Therapy In New Zealand
    Links: Express

Sat 5 Oct 2019

  • States must act to stop bullying of LGBT students
    GENEVA (4 October 2019) – UN human rights experts have expressed their grave concerns about bullying, harassment and exclusion of LGBT people at schools, universities and other educational institutions, and called on States to prohibit and prevent ...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 5 Oct 2018

  • Switzerland Set to Send Homophobes to Prison
    Links: Express

Thu 5 Oct 2017

  • Gay teachers put forward case for gender-neutral toilets, uniforms
    First-year teacher Ruby Grant has had homophobic graffiti written on her classroom wall...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Macklemore is Returning to Our Shores
    Links: Express
  • UN condemns death penalty for same-sex relations
    Links: Express

Wed 5 Oct 2016

  • DC’s Strongest Female is Totally Queer!
    Links: Express
  • Preparing for PrEP
    Links: Express
  • Q and A with Michael Parmenter
    Links: Express
  • HIV prevention: Groping in the dark
    Nick Laing Just when the fight against the spread of HIV amongst gay and bisexual men enters one of its most difficult phases, when controversial prevention strategies such as PrEP are being considered and the annual number of new HIV diagnoses reaches its highest level ever and looks set to continue increasing, the Ministry of Health has effectively blindfolded efforts to get the epidemic back under control...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Agents of YIELD
    The Australian marriage equality debate continues to rattle onward, with some intriguing differences from our own situation, mostly resultant from Australia's national, political and social idiosyncracies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MOH drops HIV research at 'worst possible time'
    As HIV diagnoses soar amongst men who have sex with men the most important ongoing research conducted in this country into the nature of the changing HIV epidemic has come to a halt after being denied funding by the Ministry of Health...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Oct 2015

  • 2016 Auckland Pride Festival Team Announced
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Announces Community Forums
    Links: Express
  • New Akl Pride Parade Producer announced
    Auckland Pride has announced the team which will spearhead the event in 2016, with Ta’i Paitai returning as Festival Curator and a new Parade Producer appointed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PandR: Serco and transgender prisoner safety
    Serco, the British-based private prison facilities corporation, has been involved in another apparent case of operational failure, following the alleged rape of a transgender prisoner at Auckland South Corrections Facility...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PandR: Serco and transgender prisoner safety
    Serco, the British-based private prison facilities corporation, has been involved in another apparent case of operational failure, following the alleged rape of a transgender prisoner at Auckland South Corrections Facility...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Powerful UN statement a historic first
    In an unprecedented move, 12 UN agencies have issued a call to action on ending violence and discrimination against LGBT and intersex people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Fest announces community forums
    Auckland Pride Festival Inc will hold forums this month and next month to give the community a chance to have its say on the event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prison rape and beating allegations spark rally
    A rally will be held in Auckland this Saturday to condemn the alleged beating and sexual assault of a transgender woman in a men’s prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ugandan activist wins ‘alternative Nobel Prize’
    A Ugandan out lesbian and LGBT rights activist has won the international Right Livelihood Award - widely known as the ‘alternative Nobel Prize’...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Oct 2014

  • Funky Fresh – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Making Jesus Relevant
    Links: Express
  • Pleasure Trip – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Final results confirm Street's departure
    Final Election results have confirmed lesbian Labour MP Maryan Street will not return to Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Italian Ambassador welcomed to NZ
    Carmelo Barbarello The new Italian Ambassador has been welcomed to New Zealand by Rainbow Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Philadelphia attack victims speak out
    The accused trio: 26-year-old Kevin Harrigan, 24-year-old Kathryn Knott and 24-year-old Philip Williams...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Oct 2013

  • Kennedy - South (Nelson)
    Kennedy talks about pan-sexuality, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA).
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Peter Wells profile (Napier)
    Peter Wells talks about the journey as a film maker and writer.
    Features: Peter Wells
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Spencer - South (Nelson)
    Spencer talks about identifying as butch and gender queer.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Tony Smith profile (Napier)
    Tony Smith talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s.
    Features: Tony Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Singapore: sodomy law challenge dismissed
    The High Court of Singapore has dismissed a constitutional challenge against the nation's anti sodomy law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • You go grandad!
    A grandfather’s powerful letter reproving his daughter for disowning her gay son is going viral...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Oct 2012

  • Anti-marriage equality churches up the ante
    File photo A group of church leaders who are dead set against marriage equality are asking for a letter against the bill to be read out in churches across the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Oct 2011

  • "Provocative, for sure" – promoter's verdict
    BDO Promoter Campbell Smith The promoter of Auckland's Big Day Out concedes Californian hip hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is provocative, but says it's not up to him to censor acts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Art or hate?
    Are the Big Day Out bound group known as "Odd Future" a collective of groundbreaking hip hop geniuses, or a bunch of arrogant, homophobic and women hating youngsters? There are two clear camps on this group, so we've put together a selection of their lyrics and a snapshot of their music so you can decide for yourself which camp you want to join...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZer injured, loses partner, in chopper crash
    Crash victim Sonia Marra Nicholson A New Zealand woman has lost her partner in a New York helicopter crash, which has also left her fighting for her own life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Oct 2010

  • Mates and Lovers play (Wellington)
    Writer/director Ronald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a play based around historical events in queer New Zealand
    Features: Ahi Karunaharan, Ronald Trifero Nelson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Stuart Douce profile (Wellington)
    Stuart Douce talks about some of the issues with being a gay teacher at a single-sex secondary school.
    Features: Stuart Douce
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Extras sought for Colonel's Outing
    Andy Jalfon and Christopher Banks Wannabe film stars seeking their first five seconds of fame, or people who enjoy sitting in a pub, are being sought to be extras in the latest short from Number 8 Films...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay skydiving instructor suing boss
    Daniel Zorda A gay skydiving instructor is suing his former boss, after he was fired over accusations he molested a female student in mid-air...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Solid start to Help Out In October fundraising
    People out and about at gay venues on K' Rd have helped make a good start to the Help Out In October fundraising drive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United Kingdom: Wedding Bells...?
    Insofar as the United Kingdom is concerned, it seems to be in an almost identical situation as far as same-sex marriage proper goes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Oct 2009

  • Adoption: In whose 'best interests?'
    When it comes to debates over family policy, three principles stand out- the best interests of the child, continuity of care and parenting skills...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Garden Club named Wellington's best venue
    The Hospitality Association of New Zealand has crowned The Garden Club Wellington's best entertainment twelve months has in store for us and we look forward to hosting many more shows for you all to enjoy!" The Garden Club has just announced it will host a new regular Funhouse Cabaret night starting on Saturday 10 October, featuring food and shows...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine bucket shakers raised over $3,000
    Money collected from Saturday night's OUTLine fundraising blitz of New Zealand's gay hotspots is still being counted, but GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Oct 2008

  • New group for Waikato gay and bi girls
    A new social and support network for young lesbian and bi women in the Waikato will officially begin in early 2009 with fortnightly meetings in a friendly environment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sean Penn texted Madonna about gay kiss
    Hollywood actor Sean Penn – who will play US gay advocate Harvey Milk in the hotly-anticipated biopic Milk to be released in November – reportedly texted his ex-wife Madonna to brag about his first gay kiss during filming...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Oct 2007

  • Alburta and Tina: New Zealand's 1,000th Civil Union
    Tina and Alburta On average, there's been more than one same-sex union ceremony each day somewhere in NZ since Civil Unions were introduced in April 2005 - and when South Aucklanders Alburta Gibson, 29, and Tina Pitman, 36, 'tied the knot' recently, their nuptials were Aotearoa's Civil Union number 1,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Over 80 guys enter 'Safe Sex Poster Boy'
    More than 80 gay or bisexual men from around New Zealand have put themselves forward for the Gay Men's Health Safe Sex Poster Boy competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Saudi Arabia: 7,000 lashes for being gay
    Prison authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun administering 7,000 lashes to each of two men convicted of committing "homosexual acts", a local newspaper reported yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Strange sect wooing and hissing noises
    Christian Coalition II: The Blob From the convoluted sideshow that is the unhappy prenuptial relationship between Future New Zealand, Destiny New Zealand and the National Advisory Committee established to provide premarital counselling comes this story...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Third TV film for Tipping the Velvet author
    UK-based lesbian author Sarah Waters' second book, Affinity, is to be adapted for television by Pride and Prejudice screenwriter Andrew Davies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Oct 2006

  • Homophobia a cause of kiwi male violence
    A leading men's group facilitator cites homophobia as among the reasons for increasing violence among New Zealand men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Proud posters ripped down
    In a rare bout of homophobia in the capital, posters for Sub Nine's FAG party—the official after-party for the UniQ ‘High School Prom' Ball—have been ripped down in the Wellington suburb of Newtown...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Oct 2005

  • Justin Dalley is found not guilty of criminal nuisance (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Dalley used a condom during sex with a woman but didn't tell her of his HIV-positive status. It is the first time in New Zealand that anyone is charged with criminal nuisance following protected sexual intercourse. The case set a significant legal precedent: that HIV-positive people can choose not to tell sexual partners about their HIV status, as long as they wear a condom.
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Television news reports: Justin Dalley is found not guilty of criminal nuisance (Wellington, New Zealand)
    One news, ref F89515 and TV3 news, ref F89517.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (1)
  • Brethrengate slams shut
    Well, 'moral' issues ended up deciding the result of the September 2005 General Election- but not how the Christian Right wanted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ man not guilty of non-disclosure
    The AIDS Foundation has welcomed the "not guilty" verdict of a HIV+ man who faced criminal charges for not disclosing his status to a partner as a victory for common sense...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Oct 2004

  • Destiny to rule
    Brian Tamaki has stated that Destiny will rule New Zealand in four years time, confirming the church's political and theocratic ambitions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Publication: The new Herald on Sunday
    It's been out a few days now so what's the glbt reader to make of the newly-launched Herald on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Readers respond to Civil Union poll
    Herald readers have continued to respond to the newspaper's weekend feature, which discovered via phone polling and talking to ordinary people on the street that the majority support the Civil Union Bill and its provisions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Oct 2003

  • The Pope states to the Anglican Church his opposition to homosexuality. (worldwide)

Sat 5 Oct 1991

  • The first unveiling of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The first unveiling is held as part of the HIV Alive '99 event. 88 Australian and New Zealand quilt panels are displayed at the Auckland City Art Gallery. In the three months leading up to the event the number of New Zealand quilt panels had grown from 8 to 32. Soon after the gallery showing, the quilt panels were displayed at the Aotea Centre.
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

Sat 5 Oct 1963

  • Writer James Courage dies (London, United Kingdom)
    Links: Te Ara

Wed 5 Oct 1955

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