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Fri 7 Oct 2022

  • Shock, questions after gruesome killing of gay Palestinian
    The severed head and decapitated torso of a 25-year-old Palestinian were discovered on the side of a road in the occupied West Bank, police said, confirming gruesome details of a killing that shocked Palestinian society...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Community Transmission of Monkeypox in Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Justin Bieber Confirms Postponement Of NZ Shows
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: Michael Stevens on Allies
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: Richard O’Brien On Religion
    Links: Express
  • OVER $20K SPONSORSHIP ALREADY RAISED FOR NZ’S FIRST GIVEOUT DAY
    Links: Express
  • Supreme Court Quashes Peter Ellis’ Child Abuse Convictions
    Links: Express
  • SYDNEY WORLDPRIDE: YOU’RE INVITED TO THE BIGGEST PARTY OF 2023!
    Links: Express
  • SYDNEY WORLDPRIDE: YOU’RE INVITED TO THE BIGGEST PARTY OF 2023!
    Links: Express

Thu 7 Oct 2021

  • Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion ban
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked a near-total ban on abortion in Texas...
    Links: RNZ
  • Concerns Over Newly Elected New South Wales Premier’s Anti Gay Views
    Links: Express

Wed 7 Oct 2020

  • Home and Living | The Lighthouse at the Centre of the...
    Links: Express
  • Winston Peters First LGBT+ Media Interview
    Links: Express

Mon 7 Oct 2019

  • France's IVF bill sparks mass protests in Paris
    Large crowds have taken to the streets of Paris in opposition to a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples access to fertility treatments...
    Links: RNZ
  • Risque rom-com COCK makes its Wellington Debut
    A play about sexuality, identity, and the dynamics of love makes its Wellington debut at Circa Theatre this weekend...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ruby Rose knows Batwoman is a step forward for LGBTQ superheroes - but she's more interested in how she saves the day
    "You don't fight crime in ...
    Links: Stuff

Sun 7 Oct 2018

  • Bisexual Reality Dating Show Hosted By Courtney Act Being Released
    Links: Express
  • Rumours That Rapper Lil Xan is Dating Jaden Smith Surface After...
    Links: Express

Sat 7 Oct 2017

  • Downton Abbey star says playing gay character made it 'hard' to break into US
    Downton Abbey star Rob James-Collier has received backlash after claiming finding fame playing a gay character has left him "typecast"...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 7 Oct 2016

  • Best in Class Feature – Part One
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH Scholarship Applications Open
    Links: Express
  • Calls for Tonga to review Criminal Offences Act
    Tonga’s legislation regarding homosexuality is soon to be officially challenged by members of the LGBTI community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Aussie couple flown to NZ to marry for reality TV
    *Spoiler alert* Australian TV show Married at First Sight has flown a same-sex couple to our shores for a wedding in Queenstown...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your guide to Chch Big Bear Weekend
    It’s one of the biggest events of the year for the Southern bear community and just over a month away! We take a look at what’s on offer this year at the Christchurch Big Bear Weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Oct 2015

  • Gay men thrown to their deaths in Iraq
    Islamic State (ISIS) militants have reportedly executed a number of men in Iraq who they believed were gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Health Minister happy with NZ's HIV action
    Jonathan Coleman The Health Minister says New Zealand has a good record in taking effective action against HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preview: Hudson and Halls Live!
    And we’re live! The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has bad news...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report on Human Rights and Health in Asia-Pacific
    A new report has been released documenting the presentations and discussions made during the Regional Dialogue on LGBTI Human Rights and Health in Asia Pacific...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Oct 2014

  • Last Chance film evening discussion (Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision)
    Audio from a discussion pre and post screening of "Last Chance", a documentary that tells the stories of five rainbow asylum seekers who flee their native countries.
    Features: Abraham Naim, Christian Desroches, Marianne Elliot
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • GLBT Refugee Film and Discussion Evening
    Links: Express
  • Laverne Cox Presents The T Word: Trailer Release
    Links: Express
  • The Origin of an Epidemic
    Links: Express
  • US Supreme Court Backs Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Aus: Outrage over 'she male' headline
    An Australian newspaper has sparked fury by labelling the victim of a monstrous murder a “she male”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • For the love of dance: Jessie McCall
    Dancer and choreographer Jessie McCall can’t recall the exact moment she fell in love with dance, saying it was more like an extended courtship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London rugby club bans gay 'debauchery'
    File Photo A London university rugby team has apologised for a leaflet it circulated saying it’s banned “outright homosexual debauchery”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality comes to five US states
    In a momentous decision, the US Supreme Court has denied appeals against marriage equality in five states...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Oct 2013

  • Cool new vid: Kinks Shirt
    American singer Matt Nathanson’s new video for his song Kinks Shirt shows him being completely cool as a woman he is into reveals she is trans...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Goff accuses government of Hughes cover-up
    Phil Goff Opposition defence spokesperson Phil Goff has accused the government of a cover-up of the circumstances of the April 2012 suicide of gay soldier Corporal Dougie Hughes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hughes coroner unconcerned for family - Goff
    Corporal Dougie Hughes Coroner Gordon Matenga has shown no concern for the feelings of the family of the late Corporal Dougie Hughes, says Opposition Defence spokesperson Phil Goff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In Tempo: GLBTI highlights
    Auckland’s Tempo Dance Festival has a range of GLBTI-interest performances ready to roll, including a sexy ‘girl-on-girl, guy-on-guy circus-dance cabaret’ from circus theatre company The Dust Palace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: How are you?
    Most times it’s easier to just say ‘Fine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinions vary on transgender 7-year old
    In a controversial move the family of a seven-year old have decided to embrace puberty-blocking treatment to ease transitioning to become a boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School wins complaint over Close Up piece
    Nigel Studdart on Close Up The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld a Northland school’s complaint about a Close Up piece on its principal's anti marriage equality comments in a school newsletter...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Oct 2012

  • Homophobic ex-MP to run for Parliament
    John Tamihere Homophobic ex-MP and talkback host John Tamihere says he is considering making a run for Parliament at the next election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Manly Affections
    Manly Affections...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Oct 2011

  • Chauvel appalled by Henare's "Miss Daisy" taunt
    Labour MP Charles Chauvel has been left clearly disgusted at a National MP's antics in showing a picture of him the back of his partner's car and referring to it as "Driving Miss Daisy"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-priest has "incredible trepidation" about jail
    Jonathan Kirkpatrick AUT fraudster Jonathan Kirkpatrick is facing the reality of life behind bars after instructing his lawyer not to seek home detention, saying he no longer wants to rely on the kindness of his friends and wishes to face up to what he has done...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get It On! dials into smart phone marketing
    Get It On! is delighted at a massive jump in mobile traffic to its site, following an increase from 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Give Us Shelter (Part Two)
    In this article, I'll be examining housing rights and homelessness amongst LGBT youth in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Give Us Shelter (Part Two)
    In this article, I'll be examining housing rights and homelessness amongst LGBT youth in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google dumps "Is My Son Gay" app
    Google has removed the "Is My Son Gay?" app from its Android Market after complaints it was homophobic, based on stereotypes and offensive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jay Brannan covers Adele
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi chopper crash victim remains in coma
    A New Zealand woman who lost her partner of more than a decade in a New York helicopter crash remains in a coma in hospital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Oct 2010

  • Carter to withdraw nomination for Te Atatu
    Chris Carter 11:40am: Gay MP Chris Carter has decided to withdraw his nomination for the Te Atatu seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter's "hideous year"
    Chris Carter at the GABA auction in July Chris Carter is pretty much over it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellen's message on bullying
    YouTube - 7th October 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Five babies on the way for lesbian couple
    Melissa Keevers and Rosemary Nolan (Woman's Day) A lesbian couple from Brisbane have hit headlines across the world, over the news they are expecting quintuplets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lawyer dropped from legal aid funding list
    A gay Auckland lawyer's Legal Services Agency listing has been cancelled after he piled up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded legal aid in the past four years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Oct 2009

  • Graham Norton's down on his luck
    BBC star Graham Norton has spoken out about the poor response to his most recent show, and his struggle to find an intelligent boyfriend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Road divas do their bit for stricken Samoa
    Karaoke songstar Cindy of Samoa will MC a special night of entertainment this Sunday, dedicated to raising funds to rebuild Samoa after last week's devastating Tsunami...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui Awards Night "honoured our leaders"
    The organisers of last weekend's Takataapui Hui say the event was a great success, and a valuable opportunity to honour leaders and pioneers who have contributed to our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge bar reveals Slave Auction goodies
    Auckland's bear bar Urge is set for its third annual Slave Auction this Saturday, and has today revealed what's on offer for eager bidders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Oct 2008

  • Church marks 10 yrs since Shepard murder
    Today marks ten years since young gay man Matthew Shepard was murdered in the US state of Wyoming – bringing international attention to hate crimes and their consequences – and Auckland Community Church is planning to remember his life at their service this Sunday evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Priest in trouble over 'tattoo gays' comment
    A Church of England priest has been condemned by his own London diocese after he wrote on his blog that gay men should have their backsides tattooed with the slogan "Sodomy can seriously damage your health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waipouri's sister wants tougher sentencing
    The sister of a gay Palmerston North man who was brutally murdered by two young men has told the Manawatu Standard she supports tougher sentences for violent criminals...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Oct 2007

  • 'Gay bomb' proposal wins comical prize
    Preliminary research by the US Armed Forces into the development of a so-called "gay bomb" has won an Ig Nobel prize at an awards ceremony at Harvard University...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Joyce Maynge's Christchurch command performance
    Joyce Maynge: Popular in Sydney Her name is Joyce Maynge, she's from Sydney, and she describes herself as a "respectable housewife"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OutlineNZ:"New name, new look, new ideas"
    “After 35 years being known as the Auckland Gay and Lesbian Welfare Group Incorporated and using the names Gayline and Lesbianline, changes are in the air,” says the General Manager Neil Denney as he unveils the group's new name and logo...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Oct 2006

  • Carmen Rupe's 70th birthday party is held at the Boatshed, Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Opera: Faust by Charles Gounod
    Gounod's warhorse, which has opened more seasons at more opera houses ‘round the world than any other, has been given a new treatment in its present production by NBR New Zealand Opera...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Oct 2005

  • "Gay Panic Defence" denied
    Craig Ross, who shot his boss and sexually assaulted a woman, has been sentenced to a minimum non-parole period of 17 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Body Positive concern over inflamed HIV talk
    Body Positive Auckland says it's concerned about increased stigma for HIV+ people following a public outcry against the international precedent-setting Justin Dalley case this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio Pacific's Banks: Two men kissing is "filthy"
    Former Auckland mayor John Banks desperately tried to put his homo-hating past behind him during last year's local body election campaign, in which he failed to retain the Auckland mayoralty...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Oct 2003

  • Second Ellis petition presented
    Peter Ellis supporters were out in force yesterday at Canterbury University to witness the presentation of a second petition aiming to force an inquiry into the former creche worker's convictions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thorne unfazed by gay rumours
    All Black captain Reuben Thorne is unconcerned about "scurrilous" rumours, started by the Sydney Morning Herald, which suggest the imminent outing of a homosexual within his squad...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Oct 1985

Sun 7 Oct 1984

  • Television: Customs Department want someone else to judge the decency of videotapes (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12546.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 7 Oct 1983

  • Television: Air New Zealand in dispute with gay community (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP115859. The chairman of Air New Zealand is disputing with the gay community over AirNZ's promotion for gay travel market in North America.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 7 Oct 1952

  • Politician and academic Marilyn Waring is born (New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia

Sat 7 Oct 1944

  • Composer Jack Body is born (Waikato region, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia

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