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Fri 14 Oct 2022

  • Chris Parker: finding the extraordinary and the hilarious in the ordinary
    Lockdown made Chris Parker - with his self-deprecating domestic mini dramas - an Instagram sensation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Chris Parker: finding the extraordinary, hilarious in the norm
    Lockdown made Chris Parker - with his self-deprecating domestic mini dramas - an Instagram sensation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Emotions flow at family run bull sale
    The Timperlea Angus bull sale is one of the biggest days of the year for stud breeder Marie Fitzpatrick...
    Links: RNZ
  • Interview: How to keep safe with spread of Monkey Pox
    Monkey Pox is a highly contagious disease that is making its way around the world, and is now spreading in the gay community In New Zealand...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Queer politics in New Zealand can't afford to be partisan
    OPINION: "In America, queer politics is defined by a partisan struggle between social conservatism (Republicans) and social liberalism (Democrats)...
    Links: Stuff
  • Trans woman Cassie Love left 'fearing for her safety' after hostile confrontation with motel owners
    A trans woman says she feared for her safety after owners of a Christchurch motel came into her room and confronted her...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • PICS: All The Hotties From URGE Wellington
    Links: Express
  • Slovakia: Two Killed After Hate Fueled Anti-LGBTQ+ Shooting Outside Gay Bar
    Links: Express

Thu 14 Oct 2021

  • Chief Justice asks judges for information including ethnicity, gender and sexuality
    Dame Helen Winkelmann has told judges she wants a "more nuanced account" of the make-up of the judiciary that is predominantly Pākeha and male...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ema: A vivid, visceral, adult and mostly bloody good way to spend a couple of hours
    REVIEW: This is a film about sexuality, repression, rebellion and grief...
    Links: Stuff
  • Counter-Terrorism Investigation Launched To Protect Trans Police Officer
    Links: Express
  • Ghanaian Chief Threatens To Storm Parliament If Anti-LGBTQ+ Law Is Not...
    Links: Express

Wed 14 Oct 2020

  • Do We Need A Rainbow Ministry?
    Links: Express
  • Do We Need A Rainbow Ministry? (Part One)
    Links: Express
  • Do We Need A Rainbow Ministry? (Part Two)
    Links: Express
  • Feeding the Famine
    Links: Express

Mon 14 Oct 2019

  • Gay Love Story Has New Zealand Premiere In Iconic Irish Pub
    Four Nights In The Green Barrow Pub by Auckland playwright Kieran Craft has its New Zealand Premiere in JJ Murphy and Co in November, the iconic Irish Pub on Wellington’s Cuba Street...
    Links: Scoop
  • Harry Styles Releases ‘Bisexual Anthem’ On National Coming Out Day
    Links: Express

Sun 14 Oct 2018

  • Out and About with express @ Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Out and About With express @ Shanghai Lils
    Links: Express

Sat 14 Oct 2017

  • Azerbaijan: reports of persecution
    Azerbaijan: UN rights experts alarmed by reports of persecution of people perceived to be gay or trans ...
    Links: Scoop
  • UK transgender woman granted New Zealand residency after years of abuse
    A transgender woman who used to have to do her grocery shopping between midnight and 3am to avoid abuse from the public has been granted residency in New Zealand on exceptional humanitarian grounds...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • William Yang - The Story Only I Can Tell
    William Yang was born in North Queensland, his grandparents having migrated from China in the 1880s...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 14 Oct 2016

  • Billy Elliot Leaps Into Our Hearts
    Links: Express
  • Visit an Art Supermarket this Weekend!
    Links: Express
  • Confirmed: Hills wins seat on Auckland Council
    Richard Hills has today been confirmed as a Councillor for Auckland, winning his seat by 128 votes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Openly gay man confirmed for Chch City Council
    With the results of the local elections confirmed today, Christchurch City Council now has an openly gay man as a Councillor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pebbles Hooper responds: “don’t play the victim”
    Pebbles Hooper has responded to allegations that she is queerphobic after she made a comment on a queer man’s Twitter account that has caused massive backlash on social media from the LGBTI community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Last (of) Trump?
    Watching the train wreck that is Donald Trump's presidential campaign is weird but compulsive viewing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 Oct 2015

  • Kay Jones - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Kay Jones talks about homosexual law reform activities in Auckland and Wellington, challenging inequality and bisexual erasure.
    Features: Kay Jones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Casting Call Made For Local GLBT Musical Set in Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Melbourne Couple Threatened With Legal Action Over Gay Pride Flag
    Links: Express
  • Mika Haka – We Want Chris Brown
    Links: Express
  • Dowling runner up in Men's Health cover competition
    Trans body builder Aydian Dowling has been named runner up in the Men’s Health cover competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge says transwoman’s identity is a “lifestyle choice”
    Gisborne District Court’s resident judge Warren Cathcart, who has only been serving since July, has rejected a transgender defendant’s request for a reduced sentence on grounds that her “lifestyle choice” should not give her special privileges...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: William Taylor (1938-2015)
    Obituary: William Taylor (1938-2015) William Taylor was a prolific author, writing a total of thirty eight books for children, young adults and adults, mostly fiction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY launch resource at Parliament
    RainbowYOUTH  launched their latest resource InsideOut in Wellington, with an event held at Parliament last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Oct 2014

  • Are Maori and Pacific Islanders homophobic?
    Links: Express
  • Scientists Successfully Produce Bio-Penis In Lab
    Links: Express
  • Turkey gets its first umbrella LGBTI organization to fight homophobia
    Links: Express
  • Ask Your Aunty: Hui Takataapui edition
    Love Your Condom is helping get the whanau ready for Hui Takataapui with a little helpful demonstration from Aunty and Koro...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catholic Church further softens rhetoric
    Pope Francis at the Synod on the Family at the Vatican The Catholic Church has released a draft document using far more compassionate language about gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Full Dunedin Pride details unveiled
    File Photo An expanded Dunedin Pride has been announced, with organisers underlining the importance of “big, bold and public” events to celebrate diversity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heckled couple gets second ceremony
    A large, classy wedding party has been thrown for a gay couple whose nuptials were interrupted by abusive, homophobic shouting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Kele's Trick
    Hearing frontman Kele Okereke belt out Bloc Party’s I Still Remember and realising it was about a boy’s attraction to another schoolboy will forever be stamped gleefully in my mind...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Supermarket apologises to lesbian couple
    A supermarket in the popular UK gay destination of Brighton has apologised to a lesbian couple who say they were asked to cut the affection, or leave, over a peck on the cheek...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day collectors sought
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation needs volunteers to collect for the World AIDS Day appeal on 28 November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young gun in bid for P. North mayoralty
    Abi Symes A 20-year-old lesbian and student DJ has announced a bold bid to become the youngest mayor in New Zealand history...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 Oct 2013

  • Crystal and Harriet - South (Nelson)
    Crystal and Harriet talk about identity and relationships.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Glitz, glam and fab items ready for auction
    From art and holidays to a walk on role on Shortland St, a wide-range of auction items will go under the hammer at GABA’s fundraising auction in Auckland on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Passenger's luggage stickered "I Am Gay"
    Pic: Twitter A man’s had his luggage covered with stickers to read “I Am Gay” while it was in transit with Jetstar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 14 Oct 2012

  • Media report that MP Kevin Hague has drafted a bill to enable gay adoption (New Zealand)
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay Kiwi co-created Sesame Street's Big Bird
    Big Bird and Kermit Love as Sesame Street character Willie...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague unveils Bill to totally overhaul adoption law
    Kevin Hague Gay Green MP Kevin Hague has released a Bill he says is a "comprehensive" overhaul of the nation's adoption law, including issues for same-sex parents, which he will enter into the next Member's ballot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tonight’s Gaba Deluxe auction a sell out
    Tickets to tonight’s Gay Auckland Business Association’s charity auction have completely sold out, ensuring there will be plenty of competition for the array of items going under the hammer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 14 Oct 2011

  • Gay MP defends Mallard over 'homophobe' claim
    Trevor Mallard MP Following an attack on senior Labour MP Trevor Mallard accusing him of homophobia gay MP Charles Chauvel last night voiced his total support for Mallard as one of the most pro-gay politicians in Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McCaw "out" headline lightens mood at Forum
    Last night's GABA Forum of political candidates and parties started with a roar of laughter when MC and chair for the evening, Johnny Givens, reflected on the demands of a changing world and changing language...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phillips stabbed through earlobe with steak knife
    Denis Phillips 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Power's CU vote "a tragedy and a political crime"
    Charles Chauvel speaking at last night's GABA political Forum Departing National MP and Minister of Justice Simon Power's revelation this week that he ignored his conscience and voted against Civil Unions to appease his rural electorate has been labelled “a tragedy” and “a political crime...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “I ain't bloody gay, fuck that shit” - murder accused
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Oct 2010

  • Clock ticking for earlybird games fees
    Earlybird fees for the Asia Pacific Outgames will run out in just over two weeks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • High hopes for new Wellington mayor
    Kerry Prendergast Rainbow Wellington is paying tribute to outgoing Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast, while welcoming Celia Wade-Brown as someone likely to continue the ccouncil's recent record of support and inclusiveness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poor dive sinks Mitcham's gold aspirations
    Matthew Mitcham Gay diver Matthew Mitcham has missed out on a Commonwealth gold medal after being beaten in his favoured event by 16-year-old English diver Tom Daley...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Revealing Rufus
    Rufus Wainwright has had a tough year and there is no doubt you will get a full musical rendition of his sorrows and joys if you see him play in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland later this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 14 Oct 2009

  • AIDS Foundation seeks new candidates for Board
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is seeking "qualified and enthusiastic candidates" to stand for election to its Trust Board at its next Annual General Meeting, planned for 28 November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Couple gets engaged on stage at Mariah concert
    Singer Mariah Carey invited two of her gay fans on stage in Las Vegas recently for a romantic proposal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man's killer Ambach to appeal sentence
    Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach, who beat elderly gay Onehunga man Ronald Brown to death and left him with a broken banjo neck stuffed in his mouth is appealing his manslaughter sentence of at least eight years' jail, reports the New Zealand Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Oct 2008

  • Hero Festival Chairperson steps down
    The Chairperson of Auckland's Hero Festival Trust Board Frederic Guillemont has stepped down as he considers job offers which would see him leave New Zealand early in the New Year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hilary Duff fights "That's so gay" remarks
    "When you say, 'that's so gay', do you realize what you say? Knock it off," says teen icon Hilary Duff in a new anti-homophobia video aimed at High Schoolers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Portugal rejects gay marriage
    Portugal's parliament has rejected two proposals to overturn an existing ban on gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taranaki Nat objects to gay "choice"
    The National Party's candidate for New Plymouth is a former Church Minister who says homosexuality is a choice and strongly objects to it being seen as a "normal alternative...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The NZAF's website: Due for an Extreme Makeover
    Due for an extreme makeover: The NZAF website "Great news, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is undertaking a major redevelopment of its website," reveals the front page of nzaf...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The NZAF's website: Due for an Extreme Makeover
    Due for an extreme makeover: The NZAF website "Great news, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is undertaking a major redevelopment of its website," reveals the front page of nzaf...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 14 Oct 2007

  • Electoral Finance Bill: A phony war?
    Given their fixation on "tax cuts", New Zealand's mainstream news and television outlets are failing the public by ignoring the Electoral Finance Bill currently before Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lobby group slams Censor's 'gay agenda'
    New Zealand's chief censor Bill Hastings is again under fire from a fringe conservative lobby group that says his decisions are seriously clouded by a 'gay agenda' and "years of watching porn"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Painting your town pink this Labour Weekend
    We're looking forward to the three days off! Here's what New Zealand's gay nightspots have planned for 20-21-22 October… Auckland: It'll be raining men on gay K' Road...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Motherhood for Stella Duffy's sleuth
    Published by Serpents Tail, RRP $27...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes gay marriage again
    Action hero actor turned Republican Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill allowing gay marriages for the second time in two years, saying voters and the state Supreme Court, not legislators, should decide the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thousands march in Taiwan's biggest Pride
    Thousands of gays, lesbians and transsexuals marched through the streets of Taipei Saturday in the Taiwan capital's biggest pride celebration to date...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Oct 2006

  • History: Ireland
    Roger Casement Executed in 1916 for trying to foment an armed uprising against British occupation, Sir Roger Casement's ‘Black Diaries’ reveal he enjoyed regular sex with men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 14 Oct 2005

  • Brethren still pushing for National govt
    The Exclusive Brethren sect are still pushing for the National Party to try and form a coalition government, having approached the New Zealand First Party and the National Party in support...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Go girrl!
    So, New Zealand has it's first transsexual cop on the beat, a Christchurch bobby who has after many years transitioned into womanhood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay Wellington 2005 - James Laverty
    James Laverty Mr Gay Wellington 2005 came to NZ from Ireland "to see if it was fine to be gay," and discovered that it is! Who are you and what's your background? My full-name is James Alexander Laverty, born 07...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The book that never was, Part II
    Remember Garnet Milne and World Net Daily's beatup job over a 'book' that Haworth Press actually never published? According to gay classicist David Halperin, paedophilia was never part of Ancient Greek same-sex relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 14 Oct 2004

  • Hate speech or no speech?
    There's nothing quite like a hate speech enquiry to send PC-conspiracy theorists over the edge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Supporters sign up for pro-CU ad
    Hundreds of supporters have signed up to help pay for a newspaper advertisement in favour of the Civil Union and Relationships Bills, hot on the heels of a NZ Herald investigation which found a majority of New Zealanders – including the average Kiwi on the street – are happy to let the bills pass...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unsafe sex rampant in new survey
    The AIDS Foundation is concerned over results from a new survey that show over half of Kiwis are having unsafe sex without knowing their partner's sexual history...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 14 Oct 2003

  • Homophobic history revealed in new NZ book
    Historian Michael King has revealed in the new Penguin History of New Zealand that homophobia in government may have cost a senior civil servant the top administrative job in the Commonwealth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 14 Oct 2002

  • A Small Voice from the Centre of a Storm
    Reverend Dr Margaret Mayman, whose proposed move to Wellington's St Andrew's On The Terrace Presbyterian church created a flurry of media speculation two weeks ago, reflects on what happened when one unhappy Wellington parishioner rushed to the media...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 14 Oct 1989

  • Artist Rodney Kennedy dies

Sun 14 Oct 1984

Fri 14 Oct 1983

  • Television: Marilyn Waring introduces bill to repeal the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP107484.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 14 Oct 1971

  • Television current affairs: Patricia Bartlett campaigns to stop booksellers displaying restricted books (New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP49833.
    Links: TVNZ

Sat 14 Oct 1933

  • Leonard Hollobon is released from prison (New Zealand)
    Links: Police Gazette

Sun 14 Oct 1888

  • Writer Katherine Mansfield (nee Beauchamp) is born (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara, PrideNZ

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