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Sun 8 Oct 2023

  • US Navy Salutes Hero of 2022 Club Q Shooting with Top...
    Links: Express

Fri 8 Oct 2021

  • Gay Staffer For Melania Trump Was Fired Due To “lively” Grindr...
    Links: Express

Thu 8 Oct 2020

  • Exclusive: Former ACT Candidate Slams David Seymour on Trans Issues
    Links: Express

Tue 8 Oct 2019

  • Local body elections: Hatred part of everyday life for transgender candidate
    Transgender council candidate has beards and the word 'Mister' scrawled on her billboards...
    Links: Stuff
  • Community Profile: Kassie Hartendorp
    Links: Express

Mon 8 Oct 2018

  • How Do Kids React to Bert and Ernie Being Gay?
    Links: Express

Sun 8 Oct 2017

  • Damien Grant: Why involve the government when we go to tie the knot?
    OPINION: I spent last weekend in Sydney, tormenting my in-laws and watching the NRL grand final...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau re-affirms anti-gay marriage stance
    Wallabies star Israel Folau has stood by the statement he made regarding his opposition to gay marriage...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Transgender teen kicked out of US school over gender identity crowned homecoming king
    A transgender Maine teen who said he was kicked out of his former high school for his gender identity has been named homecoming king at his new school...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 8 Oct 2016

  • Auckland City may have first openly gay councilor
    Richard Hills Auckland City looks set to have the first openly-gay councilor in the short history of the super city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch elects openly gay councillor, Deon Swiggs
    While Auckland waits with baited breath to see if it has its first openly-gay city councilor Christchurch election progress results show that the city has elected its first councilor who was openly gay at the time of his elecetion Although final results will not be known until tomorrow it looks all but certain that, with 400 votes more than his nearest opponent, deopn Swiggs will be the councilor representing the city's Central Ward...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Oct 2015

  • Exclusive: Auckland Pride Festival’s General Manager Resigns
    Links: Express
  • GABA’s October Mixer
    Links: Express
  • NZ Olympian Blake Skjellerup to Host GABA Chartiable Auction
    Links: Express
  • Comment: Those in Peril on the Land?
    LGBT Syrian refugees face three distinct ordeals- one from the brutal Assad regime in Damascus, one from the ISIS insurgents and another from Hungary's viciously right-wing Fidesz regime if they reach Europe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Farewell Jacqui Stanford
    Jacqui with friend Dan News at this year's Big Gay Out It is with a range of emotions and feelings that we will tomorrow wave goodbye to Jacqui Stanford who has anchored our news and current affairs coverage for just over five years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Global network of LGBT Catholics launched
    A new global network for LGBT Catholics has been launched in Rome amid controversy at a meeting of Bishops...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian woman avoids deportation
    A woman facing deportation who claimed she would face abuse back home in Fiji because of her sexuality has won her battle to stay in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suicide statistics higher than ever before
    The latest suicide statistics released by Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall reveal the highest number of deaths since records began in 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Oct 2014

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP451523.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Australian Newspaper Apologises for Insensitive Tribute to Murdered Trans
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Market Stall of the Month
    Links: Express
  • Updated: Wellington’s St Andrew’s to defy Church ban on Same-sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • ALBA's future tops its AGM agenda
    The Auckland Lesbian Business Association (ALBA) will discuss its future at its AGM tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One News apologises for 'she male' tweet
    Mayang Praseto One News has apologised for describing a murdered trans woman as a ‘she male’ in a tweet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St Andrew's will disregard marriage ban
    Wellington’s St Andrew's on The Terrace says it will defy the Presbyterian Church’s ban on same-sex marriages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Marriage bans continue to tumble
    A US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality is having a quick domino effect, with more states lifting bans on same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • X Factor's Tee, on finding happiness
    Kiwi X Factor Australia star Ofisa "Tee" Toleafoa is back in New Zealand for a break after bowing out of the competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Oct 2013

  • Miscellaneouslee profile (Auckland)
    Miscellaneouslee talks about family life, Auckland in the 1980s and performing in drag.
    Features: Miscellaneouslee
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Comment: One Step Forward...
    Transgender rights appear to have become the frontline of LGBT political initiatives in this country, with several issues currently in progress...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dialogue follows suspended trans health clinic
    File photo Auckland District Health Board is pledging to lead a regional discussion about the provision of trans health services, and is promising trans people will be included in the conversation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kuwait creating 'test' to ban gays from entry
    Kuwait is creating some type of medical test it claims it will then be able to use to ‘detect’ gay people, to prevent them entering any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Olympic sponsors unmoved over boycotts
    McDonald's and Coca-Cola are sidestepping questions over whether they are concerned that GLBTI New Zealanders may boycott their products due to their sponsorship of next year's Winter Olympics in Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QTopia calls for safety audit in wake of scandal
    Christchurch’s GLBTI youth support group has asked Canterbury Youth Workers’ Collective to step in and examine its policies and procedures, to ensure they provide the best levels of confidentiality and protection for young people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Oct 2012

  • Free screening of Intersexion in Auckland tonight
    Mani Mitchell A free screening of the Mani Mitchell-narrated documentary Intersexion will be held at Auckland’s Academy Cinema tonight as part of Mental Health Awareness Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jump in gay and bi characters on US TV
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet on ABC's Modern Family There are more gay and bisexual characters on American network TV than ever before, a study by the Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Serbian activists hold small pride sit-in
    Serbian gay rights activists have held a small pride event after being banned from having a march by authorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transsexual group creates formal committee
    A group which began on Facebook has become formal, and is now working on goals and aims focused on advancing matters important to transsexual New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Oct 2011

  • Carmen Rupe celebrates her 75th birthday at The Taxi Club (Sydney, Australia)
  • "Get over it" Gillard urged on gay marriage
    Textile Union Secretary Michele O'Neil The Victorian ALP state conference is urging Julia Gillard to "get over it" and legalise gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cape Town: Four convicted of murdering lesbian
    Zoliswa Nkonyana Four men have been convicted of murdering a lesbian in Cape Town in a "corrective rape" case that has lasted five years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wallaby expresses support for gay marriage
    David "Bam Bam" Pocock As the Rugby World Cup hits the crucial stage, visiting Wallabies flanker David Pocock has taken time out from rugby talk to make it quite clear how strongly he feels in support of gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Oct 2010

  • Ellen listed as 10th most powerful woman
    Ellen DeGeneres Lesbian comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been named the tenth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Make your vote count: the right side
    Claudette Hauiti Claudette Hauti is a successful TV producer who is standing for Citizens the access way was from either Stoddard or Sandringham Rds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Trustees for GABA Charitable Trust
    The GABA Charitable Trust has welcomed four new trustees...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Time running out to vote in Takatāpui Awards
    Votes have been coming in thick and fast for the National Takatāpui Awards ahead of today's cut-off time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans teen blocked from homecoming queen bid
    A Dallas high school is preventing a transgender teenager from running for homecoming queen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Oct 2009

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    20/20, ref: TZP375866.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Dragged-up duo kick ass in Welsh street fight
    Two young thugs who hassled a pair of 'drag queens' on a night out in Swansea got more than they bargained for when the trannies turned out to be cage fighters in fancy dress...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Gus Colhado Compoy - Mr. Gay Bay of Plenty
    26-year-old Brazilian Gus says he loves living in Rotorua: "It's a beautiful place with friendly people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama nominating gay ambassador to NZ
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes Film Festival will return, but not to Chch
    After a successful Out Takes Film Festival this year, its organisers say they're set for their Film Festivals again next year in Auckland and Wellington, but not in Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Oct 2008

  • AKL City Council shuts down LGBT Forum
    Auckland City Council has scrapped an annual LGBT forum which enables our communities to have a say in the Council's budget process, a decision which a gay councillor describes as "shocking and disappointing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former Mr. Gay UK "killed and ate lover"
    The first-ever Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GayNZ.com's Guide to Cocktails
    Shake it baby shake it! We propped up the bar at New Zealand's queerest drinking hotspots to find out which cocktails were unique and popular...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Oct 2007

  • Alternative new gay clubbing for Auckland
    Karangahape Road will soon be home to a new regular gay clubbing night - with an emphasis on music you don't normally hear at other gay venues and dance parties...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brucie's Baggage
    Bruce Logan: Expert? Yet again, former ACT List MP Muriel Newman is touting Bruce Logan as an 'expert' on her website, the New Zealand Campaign for Political Research...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Battling anti-gay violent crime
    A spate of violent crime targeting the gay community prompted three prominent politicians and a drag queen to take to the streets in the early hours of Saturday morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Oct 2005

  • Banned! Except in New Zealand?
    The much-predicted homo-hating iron fist of Pope Benedict XVI has finally taken shape in the last few weeks, following an official edict from the man the Catholic Church claims is God's representative on earth that gay men are to be barred from joining the priesthood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Choral: Gay choirs on a Pacific Rim tour
    Tonight our Aussie cousins, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir, dropped over for a concert with our local Gals...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Oct 2004

  • Pill Diary: Week 2
    Week 2 Wednesday More diahroea, expected but bloody dispiriting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stacking the student deck: Student unions hijacked
    Student politics can be a volatile scene - just ask Madeleine Richards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Oct 2003

  • Nelson Anglicans say no way to gays
    Nelson is taking a stand – Anglicans there will not support homosexual leadership in the church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The power of irresponsible words
    We investigate a recent article on an alleged sexual takeover of an Auckland beach by gay men, which highlights the dangers of subtle stereotyping in our media...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Oct 2001

  • How To Survive the Auckland Gay Scene
    David Herkt compiles a survival manual for those about to take the plunge into a gay lifestyle...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Oct 1987

Tue 8 Oct 1985

Tue 8 Oct 1968

  • A petition signed by 75 prominent New Zealanders calling for homosexual law reform is presented to parliament (New Zealand)
    The petition is presented to parliament by Labour MP A.H. Nordmeyer on behalf of the New Zealand Homosexual Law Reform Society.

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