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Fri 15 Oct 2021

  • Episode 95 - Resurrect Your Gays
    In this episode, first Alex and Neo discuss InsideOUT Kōaro's new resources, and then Emlyn, Justin, and Charlie make the episode a little more spooky by discussing queerness and horror, and the ways that those things go hand in hand! ...
    Links: InsideOUT
  • Texas House votes to ban transgender girls from sports
    Texas Republicans have passed a very conservative agenda this year, including new laws that make it more difficult to vote, all but ban abortion, and do away with the need for a permit to carry a concealed handgun...
    Links: RNZ
  • First Gay Man Appears On Cover Of Playboy Magazine
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Oct 2020

  • Red or Blue: Which Colour Should The Rainbow Community Be Ticking?
    Links: Express

Tue 15 Oct 2019

  • Furry Friday Heads to Staircase for the First Time
    Links: Express
  • Louisa Wall Criticised for Sharing Article on People who De-Transition
    Links: Express
  • South African Church Agrees to Allow Same-Sex Unions … Again
    Links: Express
  • The Love Behind Colette
    Links: Express

Mon 15 Oct 2018

  • Organise Aotearoa condemns NZDF culture of abuse
    A North and South magazine article released today details the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) involvement in war crimes, and reveals a culture of sexual abuse and homophobia...
    Links: Scoop
  • Understanding gay – a public lecture
    Differences between gay and non-gay people is not about sex according to School of Social Work Professor Mark Henrickson, who will propose in a lecture next month that it is more about the ways we understand the world and decide what is true...
    Links: Scoop
  • Aussie PM Backflips on Gay Student Ban, Will Legislate to Stop...
    Links: Express
  • New Referendum to Halt Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan
    Links: Express

Sat 15 Oct 2016

  • Coffey confirmed as Labour's Waiariki candidate
    Tamati Coffey and partner Tim Smith on their wedding day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ in the midst of sperm drought
    With the waiting list for donated sperm in New Zealand hitting two years and a sharp increase in same-sex couples and women exploring this option, a report is advising the Government to allow people to import sperm and eggs from overseas, to bring the nation in line with Australia and England...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Oct 2015

  • Brand New Dance Party to be Held Following 2016 Auckland Pride...
    Links: Express
  • Trial For Teens Accused of Murder Delayed
    Links: Express
  • Westpac NZ Launches #YouBeYou Campaign to Support Its Get Better Project
    Links: Express
  • Help make this year’s FAFSWAG BALL happen
    The FAFSWAG BALL is in it’s third year running and needs your help to be the best yet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marlon James wins prestigious Man Booker Prize
    Gay author Marlon James has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ps Transgender Rights Bill: Progress at last?
    For several years, I've covered Canada's ongoing trials and tribulations over Bill C-279, that nation's latest attempt to add gender identity to its national anti-discrimination legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trial of murder-accused teens delayed
    The trial for the two teenagers accused of murdering Auckland man Ihaia Gillman-Harris has been delayed until next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Oct 2014

  • Dunedin Pride 2014
    Links: Express
  • New Vatican Stance on Gays: Auckland Diocesan’s Reaction
    Links: Express
  • Catholic report likely to be watered down
    American Cardinal Raymond Burke has accused the Vatican media team of releasing "manipulated" information that doesn’t reflect strong opposition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton gay sauna owner died at venue
    Gavin Sloane Hamilton gay sauna owner Gavin Sloane has been confirmed as the man who died at his central city GuyZ venue late on Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwis: Get in bed for Aussie equality!
    New Zealanders are being sought to show their support for marriage equality across the Tasman with a John and Yoko style 'in bed' photo shoot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysia increasingly unsafe for trans people
    Malaysia: Malaysian Islamic-purity enforcing police are making it increasingly difficult for transgender men and women to live a life without fear of arrest and harassment in a country where Islam is the official religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NFL ad stars gay couple
    A new ad for a satellite TV company's NFL coverage features a gay football mad couple...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZer to share trans military perspective
    A member of New Zealand’s Defence Force will join others from around the world in sharing her story at a US gathering looking at perspectives on transgender military service from around the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Palau decriminalises sex between men
    The small western Pacific nation of Palau has decriminalised sex between men, in a reform of its criminal laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Portia answers the tough questions
    Ellen wasn't going to take it easy on her wife, Portia de Rossi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Updated: Hamilton Pride 2014 Guide
    Hamilton’s ever-fun Pride week is less than a month away! We’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know, from the opening party to the closing party - and the doggy day out and everything else in between...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Oct 2013

  • ChCh community to discuss future direction
    Members and supporters of Christchurch’s GLBTI community are being invited to a meeting where ideas for its recovery and future development will be raised...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Traveller 'shamed' by suitcase stunt
    Pic: Twitter The man whose suitcase was emblazoned with stickers reading “I Am Gay” while in transit has blogged about the incident, “for a few minutes I got to walk in the shoes of a gay person in a public place” and that he was degraded, shamed and humiliated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Val Smith's Circle in Box
    Picture by Mark Currie Genderqueer performer Val Smith is bringing Circle in Box to Tempo Dance Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Oct 2012

  • Grant Robertson - Rainbow Politicians (Parliament buildings)
    Grant Robertson from the Labour Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Grant Robertson
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Christian who pretended to be gay
    A straight Christian man in the US pretended to be gay for a year, coming out to friends and family, to see how he was treated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christian who pretended to be gay
    A straight Christian man in the US pretended to be gay for a year, coming out to friends and family, to see how he was treated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glittering GABA auction raises more than $26k
    Craig Hoyle and Jan Logie at the GABA Deluxe Auction The Gay Auckland Business Association’s charitable auction has raised more than $26,000, with a two week stay at a villa in Bali donated by a past GABA President proving the hot ticket item on the night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague's adoption bill: the nitty gritty
    Kevin Hague Want to know more about Kevin Hague's adoption bill he is entering into the ballot? You can read all about the legislation which would totally update the outdated law here, thanks to a comprehensive Q and b) To have that child brought up in a family by a married mother and father, not having any connection to his or her birth family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Interest in Pride participation “huge” Chair says
    One of the Chairs of the Auckland Pride Festival Trust has made it clear he believes the February event is on track to be an “amazing success”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Oct 2011

  • Election platform: Candidates address glbti issues
    This is a subject by subject run down of the views expressed by nine political candidates who spoke at the GABA Forum on Thursday evening, as part of the lead-up to the General Election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Election platform: Candidates address glbti issues
    This is a subject by subject run down of the views expressed by nine political candidates who spoke at the GABA Forum on Thursday evening, as part of the lead-up to the General Election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Oct 2010

  • Mary OHagan (Wellington)
    Mary OHagan talks about growing up and mental health issues
    Features: Mary O'Hagan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Chauvel denies involvement in anti-Goff plot
    Gay MP Charles Chauvel is distancing himself from suggestions that he was part of a small group claimed by troubled fellow gay MP Chris Carter to be plotting Labour leader Phil Goff's downfall...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Strickland "resigns" from social services agency
    'Mama' Tere Strickland has resigned from the social service agency which has employed her for the past ten years, according to a letter distributed yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Pressure mounts on "don't ask, don't tell"
    A federal judge has ordered the American military to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay service people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warning against bleach solution HIV "cure"
    Government drug agency Medsafe and New Zealand's largest HIV positive people's peer support organisation are warning people to avoid a product being sold as a miracle cure for HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Oct 2009

  • $4,000 sent to Samoa from K' Road concert
    K' Road karaoke star Cindy of Samoa says she was thrilled with the turnout at Sunday night's Save My Samoa fundraiser - and is glad the almost $4,000 raised on the night has been sent to Samoa to help rebuild tsunami-stricken villages...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Little Gay Cabaret' in Chch for Labour Weekend
    Labour Weekend in Christchurch has been dubbed 'Proud Weekend' as Saturday sees the premier of BENT – A Little Gay Cabaret, and Sunday's Globes awards will honour local LGBT community movers and shakers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie gay couple battle for 'their' little girl
    A gay male couple in Queensland has gone to the Family Court to fight for access to a three-year-old girl who isn't biologically related to either of them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Church gets attention with gay-friendly billboard
    "A Dutch man who was in Auckland for just one night told me he saw our sign...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Oct 2008

  • Featherston man dead after brutal bashing
    A Wairarapa man has died in hospital after he was beaten and left lying in bushes in Featherston Park last Wednesday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pohutukawa adds to Auckland HIV memorial
    A new Pohutukawa tree was planted in Auckland's Western Springs reserve today to remember New Zealanders lost to the HIV epidemic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three Dutch men on trial for 'HIV attacks'
    Three men promoted gay sex parties on the internet, then drugged and raped their guests and injected them with HIV-infected blood, a court in the Dutch city of Groningen has been told...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's Club Ivy opens this weekend
    After months of anticipation, Wellington's new LGBT nightclub, Club Ivy, is finally set to open this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Oct 2007

  • "Outed" Vatican priest suspended by Pope
    A senior Vatican official has been suspended by Pope Benedict XVI after he was identified in a television broadcast supposedly declaring his homosexuality and making advances to a young man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beach civil union for former NZ Idol judge
    Former NZ Idol judge Paul Ellis civil unioned with his partner Tobias Grant at a star-studded beachfront ceremony on Waiheke Island recently, the Herald on Sunday reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Drag s Sister
    The owner of Auckland's newest LGBT venue on Ponsonby Road says Dorothy's Sister is all set for summer, with a newly-renovated back patio section and regular events organised...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Oct 2006

  • America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage
    Review: Dan Pinello: America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2006) Same-sex marriage has quietened down as an issue in New Zealand after the passage of the Civil Union and Relationships Acts back in 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage
    Review: Dan Pinello: America's Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2006) Same-sex marriage has quietened down as an issue in New Zealand after the passage of the Civil Union and Relationships Acts back in 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Oct 2005

  • Daniel Fielding dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Fielding helped establish the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt project in December 1988.
    Links: GayNZ.com, Tributes Online
  • Gay parents can give kids the best of Mars and Venus
    I'm sure my mother is secretly delighted that my relationship has recently come to an end...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Doctor takes religious tand
    A Catholic GP has written to his patients saying he will no longer prescribe contraception to his patients as it is against his religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Oct 2004

  • NZ First considers ban on panic defence
    NZ First will consider whether to propose a law change outlawing the homosexual panic defence, according to leader Winston Peters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stacking the student deck: They've got the numbers
    An on-going investigation by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Oct 2003

  • Here to help, but not one of us
    The first police liaison officer position for the LGBT community has been created in the Waikato district, with Senior Sgt Bruce Lyon taking up the position – but the NZ Herald asks us to note that he's as straight as they come, with a wife and stepdaughter to match...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Newspaper defends gay beach article
    The writer of a story in the East   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UNITEC homophobia investigated
    The President of Auckland-based tertiary institute UNITEC, Dr John Webster, has been "distressed" to learn that homophobic incidents reported by a student to Express newspaper are not unique...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Oct 2002

  • MP Carter congratulates first out Israeli MP
    New Zealand's first openly gay MP has sent a message of congratulation to Israel's first openly gay MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Staff changes at top of Auckland HIV unit
    Staff changes in New Zealand's biggest hospital unit dealing with HIV infection will see its Director step down and his deputy take a year's sabbatical...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Oct 1976

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