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Sun 16 Oct 2022

  • Diversity is the new black in TV comedy
    The range of comedy, light drama and drama series on TV and streaming services in this country is astonishing right now...
    Links: RNZ
  • Europe: Italian coalition's cracks, Russian war recruits killed, Slovakia gay bar shooting
    Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to talk about the difficulties facing Italy's coalition of far-right and rightwing parties just weeks after winning elections...
    Links: RNZ
  • Heated emissions from media on gas charging plan
    Settling on a scheme to charge for agricultural emissions has taken 20 years of consultation, compromise and scientific research - and agriculture’s leading lobby groups were partners in the process...
    Links: RNZ
  • Po' Boys and Oysters - a hearty serving of Afro-queer in Aotearoa
    A confronting, comical and comforting look at being black and queer in Aotearoa New Zealand -  the play Po' Boys and Oysters took audiences on a journey for two weeks before wrapping its run last week...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 16 Oct 2020

  • Feminist philosopher Judith Butler: why gender still causes
    Professor Judith Butler is an activist, philosopher, and critical theorist who has spent decades writing about gender...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law
    Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition on Thursday calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year, when the country is to host the Olympics and will be the focus...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • A Hero’s Touch
    Links: Express
  • Agreeing To Meet, Is Not Consenting To More
    Links: Express
  • ASK AGONY UNCLE ELI
    Links: Express
  • Caining It
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites Aotearoa
    Links: Express
  • Gay Kiwi Choreographer Subjected to Death Threats and Homophobic Abuse From...
    Links: Express
  • Queerseum
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Oct 2019

  • THE CHANGING WAYS OF PROTECTING YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH
    Links: Express
  • Trump Describes Democratic Rival Beto O’Rourke as “Wacko” For Anti-LGBTI Church...
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Oct 2018

  • Media report that the government has lifted the cap on gender affirming surgeries (New Zealand)
    Up until this point, the State had only funded 3 male-to-female surgeries and 1 female-to-male every two years. From June 2018 the old cap became the new minimum number of surgeries every two years.
    Links: Newsroom, Guardian
  • Supporting Young People in an Age of Pornography
    How can we support young people to have a healthy understanding of sexuality, relationships and consent in an age of pornography? The ‘birds and the bees’ conversation is no longer going to cut it for young people growing up in the 21st century...
    Links: Scoop
  • Government Removes Gender Reassignment Cap
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Oct 2017

  • Singing for the dispossessed with the GALS
    GALS, the Auckland Gay and Lesbian choir is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an event that highlights an important issue for Auckland: homelessness...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBT+ Students Can Now Access a Resource Explaining Their Legal Rights
    Links: Express
  • Pleasuredome: A Gay Love Story
    Links: Express

Fri 16 Oct 2015

  • Family Expands With Secret Garden Bar and Twist
    Links: Express
  • New Report Calls For End of Conversion Therapy in US
    Links: Express
  • Corrections respond to calls for apology
    The Department of Corrections have responded to demands that they publicly apologise for their part in the prison rape of a transwoman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suicide prevention: How can we help?
    In light of the recently released suicide statistics that reveal the highest number of deaths since records began in 2007, we ask the Mental Health Foundation’s Moira Clunie just what can we do to help those at risk in our own communities? What can the queer and trans communities do to support one another?   “We all have a role in recognising when friends and loved ones are going through hard times, and reaching out to those who may be struggling...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Video exposes China's painful "gay cure" therapies
    A new documentary exposes the painful therapies hospitals in China are still offering in an attempt to ‘cure’ gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Westpac launch video celebrating LGBT staff
    Westpac NZ have launched a new video #YouBeingYou in support of the global It Gets Better Campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Oct 2014

  • Ask Lisa: How to deal with a Bi-sexual Boyfriend?
    Links: Express
  • Meet My Community – Playwright Victor Rodger
    Links: Express
  • Professor Jonathon Mane-Wheoki’s Impact on GLBT community Will Not Be Forgotten
    Links: Express
  • US Marine charged with murder in Philippines transgender killing
    Links: Express
  • World Spine Day – Improve Vitality and Sex Life
    Links: Express
  • Aus: moves to end forced trans divorce
    Other Australian states are being urged to follow the leads of Tasmania, New South Wales and Tasmania in moving to remove laws which mean married transgender people much get divorced if they seek legal recognition of their gender reassignment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Byrne full of thanks as he leaves HRC
    Senior Human Rights Specialist Jack Byrne is leaving the Human Rights Commission after nine years, and is thanking all those who have played a role in its work during his tenure...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ChCh couple wins close MKR cook-off
    Christchurch couple Ricki-Mae Paisley and Jessie Smulders have held their place on My Kitchen Rules in a close sudden death cook-off, which they won by just one point...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Eli Matthewson up for Billy T Award
    Gay actor and comedian Eli Matthewson has been nominated for a Billy T Award for the second time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars
    Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris will host February’s Academy Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Past and Prejudice? The Postgay Agenda
    Grant Robertson has been more identified with issues outside the 'traditional' LGBT legislative reform domain...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street to be thanked at Wellington event
    Rainbow Wellington is organising drinks for 7 November as a chance to express thanks to former Labour MP Maryan Street...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Oct 2013

  • Britain: Hate crime risk remains high
    A new poll shows lesbian, gay and bisexual people remain at serious risk of suffering violent abuse and intimidation in Britain, and levels of reporting to police are low...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ First MP's prison risk claims met with sighs
    Asenati Lole-Taylor says some transgender prisoners may have masculine attributes and strength which could intimidate and pose risks to female prisoners A New Zealand First MP is being accused of ‘a beat up on trans women’, as she attempts to whip up anxiety about safety when trans women are moved into women’s prisons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wellington excited about new council
    Rainbow Wellington says it’s ecstatic to have a LGBTI policy friendly council, after a move to left in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth Educating for Diversity report
    A new study has found Rainbow Youth’s in-school sexuality and gender diversity workshops have led to improvements in students’ attitudes to GLBTI classmates...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Oct 2012

  • Apology for gay ChCh man after HIV blunder
    File photo A gay Christchurch man has received an apology after a nurse stated he may be HIV positive – in front of a busy waiting room...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chinese, Queer, 23, AKL
    “My parents are conservative Christians who have been part of the mobilisation against gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sprit Day to be marked in Wellington on Friday
    LegaliseLove will hold a candlelight vigil in Wellington to mark an international day of action against transphobia and homophobia this Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WNBA star hoping to marry girlfriend in home state
      Augustus and Varner One of the WNBA’s most talented players, who is openly lesbian, is taking a stand against a move to ban same-sex marriage in the constitution of the state she represents in basketball...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Oct 2010

  • First glimpse of HIV review now scheduled
    The first public glimpse of the Ministry of Health's much-awaited HIV Services Review is scheduled for two weeks' time when 'stakeholders' will be shown the report...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Housing as we age
    So, you are 55 years or older...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Neil Patrick Harris and partner become daddies
    Daddies Harris and Burtka American TV star Neil Patrick Harris, of the series How I Met Your Mother, and his partner David Burtka have become the parents of twins...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Oct 2009

  • Buffy and Bimbo plan big night out for OUTLine
    Auckland's much-loved drag 'twins' Buffy and Bimbo have announced they'll support OUTLine NZ with an outrageous night of entertainment at the Maidment Theatre next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Justice Minister rejects inquiry into Ellis case
    Justice Minister Simon Power has declined a request for a Commission of Inquiry into the controversial Peter Ellis case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Slug pellets for lesbian neighbours in revenge plot
    In a tale the UK's Daily Mail newspaper calls "One gay man, two lesbians, a three-legged cat and a poisoned curry," a 37-year-old gay Manchester man tried to poison his lesbian neighbours after they accused him of stealing their cat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda: MP wants death punishment for gay sex
    An MP in Uganda has proposed the death penalty for men who have gay sex with disabled people, under-18s or when the accused is HIV-positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Women's safe sex guide now online
    A comprehensive guide to sexual health for New Zealand's same-sex attracted women is now available online...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Women's safe sex guide now online
    A comprehensive guide to sexual health for New Zealand's same-sex attracted women is now available online...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Oct 2008

  • Family First's Policy Watch: A Gay Parent's Perspective
    Family First has a new website that deals with 'family policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Great reviews for new Parmenter dance
    Acclaimed gay choreographer Michael Parmenter's first new dance work in over a decade received favourable reviews in Wellington last week and is now captivating audiences in Auckland's Maidment Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hot men up for bids at Urge's Slave Auction
    A host of tempting prizes – and some attractive men – are lined up at Auckland's Urge Bar for its second annual Slave Auction this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planting a Pohutukawa at the Circle of Friends
    A new Pohutukawa tree was planted in Auckland's Western Springs reserve on a sunny spring day to remember New Zealanders lost to the HIV epidemic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer as Folk star injured in bike accident
    Famous for playing sexy Brian Kinney in the US version of Queer as Folk for five years, Los Angeles-based actor Gale Harold was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Labour meet and greet this Sunday
    Auckland Central's Labour MP Judith Tizard will host a "meet the candidates" event for the Rainbow Communities this Sunday at Shanghai Lil's bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Oct 2007

  • "Gay white male NZAF ignores Maori"
    The Maori Party has taken the New Zealand AIDS Foundation to task for spending too much time working with gay white males - at the expense of Maori and other local groups affected by HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We ignore HIV increases amongst Maori at our peril"
    Tariana Turia MP "I have advised the Minister of Health some two months ago, about concerns reported to me, that the needs of Maori living with HIV, HIV positive women, migrant and refugees were being neglected in favour of white gay men," says the Maori Party's health spokesperson Tariana Turia of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brazil: Rio
    More than 800,000 people participated in Sunday's gay pride parade in Rio de Janeiro along the famous Copacabana Beach...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brethrengate Australia: Of Nails and Coffins
    At a time when New Zealand is debating the merits or otherwise of the Electoral Finance Bill, the Exclusive Brethren have dramatically resurfaced in the context of the current Australian federal election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney: Murder fears for missing gay man
    A young gay man who vanished after partying at one of Sydney's trendiest inner-city dance clubs three weeks ago is feared murdered...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Oct 2006

  • Crimes against LBGT Kiwis go unreported?
    Waikato Police's investigation into a bottle-throwing attack at Hamilton's Next Door Bar has raised serious questions about reporting crime in and against the gay and lesbian community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Deb Stanaway on being out 'Down South'
    Deb Stanaway Originally from Christchurch, former radio newsreader Deb Stanaway lived in Auckland for 16 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twin battles breast cancer
    One of a pair of New Zealand icons, Jools Topp of the Topp Twins, is recovering after a mastectomy operation a fortnight ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Oct 2005

  • Lesbian to head Methodist Church
    With no other nominations being received, a lesbian is set to become the new head of the New Zealand Methodist Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out and proud at Nelson's OUTrageous dance party
    Well over a hundred people attended Nelson's OUTrageous dance party, held at the Nelson Yacht Club and organised by a collective of local glbt supportive groups including the Lesbian Link, Spectrum men's group, and youth group Q Nelson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rogue monkeys and mad bisexual scientists
    ROGUE MONKEYS AND MAD BISEXUAL SCIENTISTS – AN INVESTIGATION! Part One: A Reading From The Book of Numbers What does one do when confronted with a fundamentalist Christian fantasising about your arse? Call the police? Pass out on the kitchen floor and hope a loved one is nearby with the smelling salts? Anything is possible in the mad, mad, mad, mad world of Ian Wishart, the man who brought us gay soy, lesbian Prime Ministers, essays on the nature of Hell, and wineboxes that don't contain wine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington activist Daniel Fielding dies
    Longtime Wellington HIV campaigner, activist and social scene fixture Daniel Fielding has died after a brief illness...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Oct 2004

  • Choral: Trans-Tasman GALS Concert
    MGLC and GALS - The Anzac Anthem “Trans-Tasman Concert” GALS Concert, AGS Centennial Theatre, Sat 9 and Sun 10 October 2004 GALS concerts always give us a lot more than just the music...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Oct 2003

  • A liason cop for homophobes, necrophiliacs too?
    A transcript of Radio Pacific talkback host Mark Bennett's comments yesterday following the appointment of a Waikato police gay liason officer: "The Waikato police now have a gay and lesbian police officer, and I don't mean he's gay or lesbian, I mean he's, he's, well he tells us he's straight, so does his family, his kids, I'm sure he is...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dr Webster's letter to the UNITEC Campus
    CODE OF CONDUCT I was surprised and saddened when my attention was drawn to a letter in Gay Express newspaper from a UNITEC student who had apparently experienced homophobic behaviour from a lecturer and from fellow classmates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay censor should be sacked, says MP
    NZ First deputy leader Peter Brown asked yesterday in Parliament whether it was acceptable to have a homosexual in charge of censorship in New Zealand, and whether Justice Minister Phil Goff should consider replacing him in order to “better reflect New Zealand society”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Radio host slams gay police liaison
    Radio Pacific afternoon talk host Mark Bennett yesterday slammed the appointment of a LGBT liaison officer in the Waikato, saying that the police should logically now appoint a liaison officer for paedophiles and necrophiliacs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Oct 2002

  • Uzi Even becomes the first openly homosexual man in Israel's parliament.
    Links: Wikipedia, Gay NZ
  • Exhibition banned in the '70s opens in New Plymouth
    An exhibition of photos documenting many of New Zealand's iconic drag queens and transsexuals has opened with a hiss and a roar in New Plymouth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Oct 1987

  • Television news report: Dr Charles Farthing believes an AIDS cure won't be found this century (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90441.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 16 Oct 1985

  • Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (16 October 1985) - part 1 (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October 1985 (part 1).
    Features: Bruce Townshend, Helen Clark, Judy Keall, Noel Scott, Phil Goff, Philip Burdon, Rex Austin, Trevor de Cleene
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (16 October 1985) - part 2 (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October 1985 (part 2).
    Features: Koro Wetere, Merv Wellington, Richard Northey, Rob Storey, Winston Peters
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill continues in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sun 16 Oct 1983

  • Television: interview with Garfield Johnson and Valerie Riches about sex education (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP40312.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 16 Oct 1854

  • Writer Oscar Wilde is born (United Kingdom)
    Links: Wikipedia

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