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Mon 10 Oct 2022

  • Opinion: Being Gay And Religious
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Highlights From Hamilton Pride
    Links: Express

Sun 10 Oct 2021

  • 'Let kids be kids': California law requires gender-neutral area in some stores
    California on Saturday became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys and toothbrushes in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say the pink and blue hues of traditional marketing...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 10 Oct 2020

  • Graham Norton - his new book, dogs, and wine
    Graham Norton is a man who needs no introduction...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Ministry Of Education Guidelines May Confuse Young People
    Biology matters – sex andamp; science Feminist campaigners are concerned that the latest guidelines for Relationships andamp; Sexuality Education misrepresent sex, sexuality, biology and science...
    Links: Scoop
  • Today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Beauden Barrett out of first test, Gatland honoured, Ko still in the hunt at PGA Championship and World Rugby says no to transgender women at top level...
    Links: RNZ
  • Today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Warriors beaten again, Ko still in the hunt at PGA Championship and World Rugby says no to transgender women at top level...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Conservatives Social Media Hacked to Post Pro LGBT Message
    Links: Express

Thu 10 Oct 2019

  • Holden Sheppard: growing up gay in small-town Western Australia
    Holden Sheppard grew up gay in a small rural town in Western Australia, where he says he felt completely invisible, as he tried to keep his thoughts and feelings under wraps...
    Links: RNZ
  • A Rainbow President
    Links: Express
  • Motoring: A New #1
    Links: Express
  • Motoring: A New Look Defender
    Links: Express
  • Protests Against Same-Sex IVF Law In France
    Links: Express

Wed 10 Oct 2018

  • Launch of the Rainbow Crossing in Wellington (Rainbow Crossing)
    Launch of the Rainbow Crossing in Wellington on 10 October 2018
    Features: Grant Robertson, Justin Lester, Tabby Besley, Tony Nightingale
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Wellington's rainbow crossing is launched (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The crossing on lower Cuba Street is New Zealand's second rainbow crossing (the first being in Queenstown).
    Links: Stuff.co.nz
  • Australian review enshrines right of schools to turn away gay children and teachers
    Australian religious schools would be guaranteed the right to turn away gay students and teachers under changes to the country's anti-discrimination laws recommended by a long-awaited government review into religious freedom...
    Links: Stuff
  • Australian rules on religious schools rejecting gay students
    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has no plans to change laws that allow religious schools to reject gay students...
    Links: RNZ
  • Teacher's complaint against employer following HIV disclosure 'closed'
    A dispute between a West Coast teacher fired four weeks after revealing her HIV positive status and her employer has been resolved...
    Links: Stuff
  • UK court rules bakery didn't discriminate in 'gay cake' case
    LONDON — Britain's Supreme Court says a bakery owned by a Christian family didn't discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Museum Awarded Rainbow Tick in Sector First
    Links: Express
  • Australian Government Plans to Allow Schools to Ban Gay Children with...
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian NZ Boxer Ranked Number 1 in the World
    Links: Express

Tue 10 Oct 2017

  • 'I have HIV LOL. Oops!' text sent by man accused of infecting partners with the virus
    A man accused of infecting four men with HIV and attempting to infect another six, sent one of his partners a text saying: "Maybe you have the fever...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender teen named homecoming king at US school
     ...
    Links: Stuff
  • Brian Tamaki Thinks Protesters are Jealous of His Life
    Links: Express
  • Cardinal Says Gay People Should Be Kept Away From Family Gatherings...
    Links: Express
  • Married at First Sight Couple Are Focused on Getting to Know...
    Links: Express
  • Mika Haka Beautiful Darkness
    Links: Express
  • Scene: Cartier Trust Drag Calendar Fund Raising Launch Party
    Links: Express

Mon 10 Oct 2016

  • Alok Vaid-Menon Delights at Basement Theatre
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s is Saying Goodbye
    Links: Express
  • Buffy and Bimbo announce their retirement
    Auckland drag duo, the ‘Makeover Girls’ Buffy and Bimbo have announced they are retiring after 21 years of performing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hills increasingly likely to be on Ak Council
    Richard Hills It is looking increasingly certain that openly gay candidate Richard Hills will take his place on the Auckland Council this Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI healthcare advocate elected to AKL DHB
    LGBTI healthcare advocate Zoe Brownlie has been elected to the Auckland District Health Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Alok Vaid-Menon AKL
    With huge excitement in the Auckland queer community, one half of the now famous DarkMatter poetry duo, Alok Vaid-Menon performed three shows this weekend at the Basement theatre, and held a Saturday afternoon writing workshop, primarily for people of colour here in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two gay councilors preceded Richard Hills in Ak
    Further to advice available on Saturday that Richard Hills, whose election to Auckland City council now seems assured, will be the super city's first openly gay councilor, it has now become clearer that he was preceded by two other openly gay councilors who served on councils which disappeared when the Super City came into being...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Oct 2015

  • Call for Corrections and Serco to apologise
    Transgender prisoners' safety campaigners this afternoon demanded that Corrections and Serco publicly apologise for their part in the prison rape of a transwoman and that Corrections reforms policies regarding initial placement of prisoners solely on the basis of the sex listed on their birth certificates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Confusion over BP chair's resignation offer
    Confusion is emerging regarding whether an offer by Body Positive's chair to resign the position has been declined or not, or whether the offer even remains on the table...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans protester challenges Pride Parade
    Lexie Matheson The organisers of the annual Auckland Pride Parade were both castigated and challenged at this afternoon's protest action which was called to draw attention to the plight of transwomen in the nation's police and prison systems...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Oct 2014

  • 3rd ANZPATH International Biennial Conference
    Links: Express
  • A ‘Bumpa’ Parade
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian and Bisexual Women at Heightened Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Links: Express
  • Scantily Clad Priests Pays Tribute to Social Tolerance.
    Links: Express
  • Norman and Craig settle 'closet' dispute
    The dispute over Green Party co-leader Russel Norman's assertion that Colin Craig thinks "gays belong in the closet" has been settled out of court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Park announces pair of MCs
    Buffy    ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen rescues princess in new book
    Celebrated fantasy writer Neil Gaiman’s latest children's book features a princess being woken up by a kiss from a queen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The momentum of #UMAL2M
    A cool project with plenty of lgbti involvement which asks people to make a video about someone important to them is in the home straight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Oct 2013

  • Betty White teams up with Air NZ
    Gay icon Betty White features in the latest Air New Zealand in-flight safety video...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Europarl to put Russia under the microscope
    The European Parliament will tonight debate the increase in homophobia and xenophobia in Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex Cartier Trustee treks NZ in pink for charity
    A philanthropic gay Aucklander is taking things a little easier this week after being part of a team which raised $14,000 for Cure Kids, by making it all the way from Auckland to Queenstown without spending a cent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four new NZAF Life Memberships awarded
    Aunty Wai Mason Three men and one woman have been awarded Life Memberships of the NZ AIDS Foundation to acknowledge their "outstanding contributions to the Foundation’s Mission/Koromakinga...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron dies at 56
    Guitarist and songwriter Philip Chevron has died in Dublin Openly-gay guitarist from iconic Irish band The Pogues, Philip Chevron, has lost his battle with cancer, aged just 56...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans boy's mum: why I'm sharing his story
    The mum of a transgender Auckland child is unmoved by the worried criticism, the eyebrows being raised over teacups and the plain old fashioned hatred that have met the media coverage of her son’s journey...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Oct 2012

  • Jan Logie - Rainbow Politicians (Parliament buildings)
    Jan Logie from the Green Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Jan Logie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Aus Speaker resigns over texts to gay staffer
    Peter Slipper Australia’s Speaker has quit over a scandal involving lurid and misogynistic text messages sent to a gay male staffer, who is claiming sexual harassment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fired teacher launches action against school
    Nigel Studdart (Facebook) Northland teacher Nigel Studdart has officially begun personal grievance proceedings against the Whangarei Catholic high school which fired him for supporting students in a marriage equality process...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge set to help trans-woman out of men's jail
    File photo A Whangarei judge has indicated he will pave the way for a transgender woman who broke a bottle of champagne over a man’s head, to be able to apply for home detention, so she does not have to spend even more time in a male prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lord compares marriage campaigners to Nazis
    Lord Carey The former Archbishop of Canterbury has told a rally that Britain risks becoming a totalitarian and could go the way of Nazi Germany if same-sex marriage is legalised...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Immoderate Majority?
    The Christian Right are trying to spin their opposition to marriage equality as being solely over 'civic virtue' and parental responsibility...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 10 Oct 2011

  • "Phillips accused screamed: 'I've killed someone'"
    Denis Phillips 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus: Tide keeps turning on gay marriage
    Mike Rann The push for gay marriage rights continues to gather strength in Australia, where outgoing South Australian Premier Mike Rann has labelled civil unions a "halfway house" and called for full same-sex marriage rights in the nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch ready to Resonate
    More over the Oscars, it's time for Christchurch to Resonate! The city's not for profit UpRising Trust is looking for nominations for its community awards, which will be handed out at a dance party that will be packed with shows...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Denis Phillips murder trial begins at High Court
    Denis Phillips was found dead in his home in July 2010 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police deny claims of march heavy-handedness
    The head of Wellington police is refuting allegations a member of The Queer Avengers was yelled at and had his shirt ripped off by an officer, and another marcher's foot was run over by a patrol car...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Oct 2010

  • Delhi: Sell-out crowd to support gay diver
    Mitcham at Beijing A larger than usual crowd is expected at the S...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NY flashmob protests US anti-gay bullying
    Over three hundred glbt New Yorkers have gathered in the main concourse of Grand Central Station to stage what they called a "Flash Mob: Homophobia Kills Die-in...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Oct 2009

  • Green MP will discuss adoption law reform
    Green Party MP Kevin Hague will discuss the issue of adoption by same-sex couples at an upcoming Rainbow Wellington network meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turkey's two main gay websites blocked to locals
    Two of Turkey's most popular gay news and information websites have been shut off to Turkish users by its government, despite not containing any pornography or illegal material...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Oct 2008

  • Ak councillor questions hospitality budget
    An Auckland City councillor has raised conservative councillors' objections to the funding of the 20th Anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform function at the Town Hall in questioning the same councillors' proposed Rugby World Cup hospitality budget...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: 'Lesbian fertility' Bill passes
    MPs in the Australian State of Victoria yesterday voted to allow lesbians, single women and infertile couples great access to fertility treatments...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Party marks a decade of K' Rd's Kiss bar
    It's a mixed bar and dance venue that's been featuring more gay-themed nights lately – and tonight Kiss bar at 309 K' Road celebrates a decade of dancing with a retrospective of DJs and a new theme-night announcement...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Oct 2007

  • 'Gaylies' award 25 influential gay Aussies
    The first annual 'Australia's 25 most influential gay people awards' - whimsically nicknamed the 'Gaylies' - were held in a glitzy ceremony at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Calling all gays and lesbians - Vote now!
    Doreen A Suddens On the afternoon of Saturday 13 October 2007 we will know who has been elected our new mayors, councillors, and community board members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • English admits son posted "offensive" abuse
    National Party deputy leader Bill English has at last admitted that his son authored a homophobic Bebo webpage publicly highlighted by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay club no-show costs Boy George
    Singer and DJ Boy George has been ordered to pay more than £30,000 (NZ$80,000) compensation to a gay nightclub in Los Angeles after he failed to turn up at the launch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taupo hui to plan Lesbian Elders Villages
    Meetings around New Zealand to gauge support for a nationwide network of Elders Villages for lesbians have been encouraging - so the next step is to get everyone together for a hui in the new year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Oct 2006

  • Carmen Rupe visits Parliament on her 70th birthday (Wellington, New Zealand)
    32 years earlier Carmen had been brought before Parliament's Privileges committee because she had suggested there were gay and bisexual MPs.
  • Kiwi Boyband tops singles chart
    Boy Band's first single ‘You Really Got Me' has debuted on the New Zealand music charts at number one following an extensive nationwide promotional trip...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Of Christians and Conferences
    While Brethrengate may have occupied our attention here, two conservative Christian New Zealanders attended conferences as keynote speakers in Canada and Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliament dinner for Carmen
    Wellington trans-legend Carmen Rupe's 70th birthday is being recognised with a special dinner in Parliament tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The L Word: Star treatment on Prime
    Los Angeles lesbian drama series The L Word is on its way to primetime New Zealand television, and the Sky-owned Prime channel are giving it star treatment...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 10 Oct 2005

  • Internet blamed for NZ HIV rise
    In reporting another record year for new HIV infections in New Zealand, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says the increase may be due to the jump in the number of men using internet dating websites...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Oct 2004

  • Buffy and Bimbo relocating to Europe
    The rumours are true, Buffy and Bimbo will be relocating to Europe due to medication and health problems for Jonathan aka Bimbo...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Oct 2003

  • Gay youth at risk in Marlborough
    Youth workers, health providers and peer support students in Blenheim yesterday met with the Out There project to learn about the marginalisation of gay and lesbian youth in Marlborough, which causes them to be over-represented in depression, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse statistics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Oct 2002

  • Business group forms to facilitate Hero festival 2003
    An independent group of five Auckland gay and lesbian business people has gathered together to help facilitate another gay Hero Festival next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Oct 1993

Fri 10 Oct 1980

  • 200 women take part in a lesbian march (Wellington, New Zealand)
    It is followed by a Lesbian Liberation Dance attended by 300 people.

Tue 10 Oct 1972

  • Television news report: interview with composer Jack Body about Sexus (New Zealand)
    Review, ref TZP138596.
    Links: TVNZ

Sat 10 Oct 1936

  • Entrepreneur and activist Carmen Rupe is born (New Zealand)
    Carmen is born in Waimiha, north of Taumarunui
    Links: Archives NZ, Time Out Sydney

Sat 10 Oct 1925

  • NZ Truth reports on the court case involving Kenneth James Dell (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Dell had been arrested in women's clothing on Queen Street. Dell was hospitalised on the morning of the court appearance.
    Links: Papers Past

Thu 10 Oct 1867

  • The Offences Against the Person Act (1867) is enacted (New Zealand)
    The Act says that a person convicted of sodomy can be imprisoned for life and anyone convicted of attempted buggery or an indecent assault on a male can serve up to ten years imprisonment (refer Unnatural Offences, 58-60).
    Links: Early NZ Statutes, Hansard

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