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On This Day: 17th October

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Sun 17 Oct 2021

  • Daniel Craig Prefers Gay Bars Over Hetero Clubs
    Links: Express

Thu 17 Oct 2019

  • Auckland Council Shift ‘Feminism 2020’ Venue Over Protest Safety Fears
    Links: Express
  • Superdads Fight For Modern Adoption Laws
    Links: Express

Wed 17 Oct 2018

  • Transgender cycling world champion causes a stir among her competitors
    A transgender cyclist has left one of her opponents fuming after winning an age-group world championship...
    Links: Stuff
  • Massey University presents: Understanding Gay – a public lecture
    Links: Express

Tue 17 Oct 2017

  • Donald Trump 'joked that Mike Pence wants to hang all gay people'
    US President Donald Trump joked during the campaign that Vice President Mike Pence wants to "hang" gays, according to a new report...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Donald Trump mocks Mike Pence: 'He wants to hang all gay people'
    During a discussion about LGBT rights, US President Donald Trump joked his vice president wanted to "hang all gay people"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Infecting lover with HIV might not be 'causing grievous bodily harm', says lawyer
    Basic issues remained undecided after an Auckland jury found Mikio Filitonga guilty of infecting his lover with HIV, the Court of Appeal has been told...
    Links: Stuff
  • Leading media lawyer warns AFL decision over transgender player Hannah Mouncey 'could get messy'
    A leading Australian media lawyer says the AFL will leave itself open to a discrimination legal threat if it tries to stand in the way of transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey joining the AFLW this season...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey banned from playing in AFLW
    The AFL has blocked transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey from participating in the AFLW's 2018 season...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has bid to enter AFLW draft rejected
    Transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey says she's "disappointed" at not being allowed to compete in the national women's football competition in 2018, after the AFL declined her request to nominate for the AFLW draft...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 17 Oct 2016

  • Youth Voices (2016) (Wellington)
    Members of a youth diversity group talk about their lives and college life in 2016.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Cuteness Alert for Family on Friday
    Links: Express
  • Frivolity at Drag Wars
    Links: Express
  • Tamati Coffey as Labour’s Waiariki candidate
    Links: Express
  • Lesbians invited to discuss visibility ahead of Akl Pride
    Lesbian identified women are invited to have their say regarding the events they’d like to see during next year’s Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI businesses and professionals to connect in Chch
    Christchurch LGBTI businesses and professionals are soon to have an opportunity to connect in a casual setting with the launch of Rainbow Networking Canterbury this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tens of thousands protest France's s/s marriage law
    Crowds in the tens of thousands marched in Paris to call for the repeal of the same-sex marriage law - which passed in 2013 - ahead of the presidential elections next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “It is time for the people's voice to be heard.”
    New Zealand marriage equality champion Louisa Wall supports the decision made by Bill Shorten and Australian Labor to not support a marriage equality plebiscite that is non-binding...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Oct 2015

  • Russian Thugs Who Tortured Gay Teens Resulting in Suicides, Receive Jail...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride to hold community forums
    The Auckland Pride Festival is holding the first of two community forum events this coming week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans rights activist stabbed to death in Argentina
    A trans rights activist has been stabbed to death in Argentina, the third trans woman to be attacked in the past two months...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Oct 2014

  • Aretha Franklin Tackles Diva Classics
    Links: Express
  • British Man Falls Victim to Morocco’s Harsh Anti Gay Laws.
    Links: Express
  • Out in the Country
    Links: Express
  • Anika Moa's in love, has new baby boy
    Anika and her partner Natasha have a new son Soren...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie couple’s amazing NZ wedding
    Watch a video of highlights from the absolutely breathtakingly beautiful Queenstown nuptials of Angela and Sophie...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Brite's making a comeback
    Camp eighties cartoon legend Rainbow Brite, her horse Starlight and fluffy friend Twink, are getting a modern makeover...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH hosting pop-up night
    Advice, information, friends, movies, games and pizza are on the menu RainbowYOUTH is holding the first of its free pop-up centre events at the Auckland Pioneer Women’s Hall tonight, complete with pizza, movies and games...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Gareth Thomas' Proud
    Move Gareth Thomas’ new autobiography to the top of your list of books to tackle...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Pride
    Pride Starring: Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy Written by Stephen Beresford Directed by Matthew Warchus Screened as the first night of the Academy Conemas' LGBTQ Movie Night Family commitments have slowed down the writing of this review, but that, as it turns out, has been a good thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Oct 2013

  • Geno Sisneros' complaint against the Anglican Church is dismissed by the Human Rights Tribunal. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Sisneros complained that the Bishop of Auckland had prevented him from becoming a priest because of his sexuality.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Comment: Causes Yet to Come?
    After the eventual passage of comprehensive transgender rights and comprehensive anti-bullying legislation, what else might LGBTI organisations achieve on the legislative reform front?  1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Eminem's latest track riddled with gay slurs
    Eminem drops a series of gay slurs in his new song Rap God, which includes a line about breaking “a motherf*cking table over the back of a couple faggots and crack it in half”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Human Rights Tribunal rules with Church
    Geno Sisneros The Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed gay Auckland man Geno Sisneros’ complaint about the Anglican Diocese of Auckland preventing him from becoming a priest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Mole bringing The Happening to CHCH
    Christchurch’s one and only Miss Mole is organising a special Labour Weekend event, The Happening, which she says will be a night of having fun and being fabulous...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pam Ann jetting into Auckland for Feb show
    Pam Ann Mile high comedian Pam Ann is bringing her brand new show Plane Filthy to Auckland in February, where it will be part of Auckland Pride's massive final weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The new queens on the block
    Choreographer Mario Faumui says his Tempo Dance Festival piece Fine Fitale is all about breaking boundaries, and bringing through a new generation of queens in the heel steps of our local legends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Time nearly up for GABA Charity Auction tickets
    US Ambassador David Huebner and his spouse Dr Duane McWaine will be the guests of honour Today is the final day tickets can be bought for Sunday’s Ambassador Farewell Dinner and GABA Charity Auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Oct 2012

  • Charles Chauvel - Rainbow Politicians (Parliament buildings)
    Charles Chauvel from the Labour Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Charles Chauvel
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall - Rainbow Politicians (Parliament buildings)
    Louisa Wall from the Labour Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Louisa Wall
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Phobia" of HIV alive and well - Body Positive
    Gay men’s HIV support group Body Positive says an incident where a young gay Christchurch man who was embarrassed in a busy waiting room by a nurse shows stigma and discrimination are alive and well...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Australia: Experts worried as HIV rate surges
    File photo HIV rates have risen for the first time in five years across the Tasman, driven by increases in gay men testing positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man suing over bitten nose (Image warning)
    Milam's nose after the attack (Kentucky Equality Federation) A gay man is suing over an attack by a Kentucky inmate who says claims bit off part of his nose, after days of harassment, while in jail...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hague sets the record straight on his adoption bill
    Kevin Hague Kevin Hague has expressed frustration at the bill he has crafted being labelled a “gay adoption bill,” pointing out is has a much wider scope – and also clarified why the Green Party will vote against a Labour MP’s adoption bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Party Colours
    What is the current state of play within New Zealand parliamentary parties over marriage equality as the deadline approaches for submissions to the Marriage Equality Bill?  Craig Young has the answers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Party Colours
    What is the current state of play within New Zealand parliamentary parties over marriage equality as the deadline approaches for submissions to the Marriage Equality Bill?  Craig Young has the answers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ teen's "duck takeover" letter goes world-wide
    A home-schooled North Canterbury teenager’s letter to the editor of a local newspaper warning ducks could take over the world if same-sex marriage eventuates is being picked up across the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Oct 2011

  • Accused Ahsee describes lead-up to Phillips killing
    Willie Ahsee 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Accused says he didn't intend to stab Phillips
    Willie Ahsee 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ahsee faces stringent cross-examination
    Denis Phillips 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Questions about sexual contact outrage accused
    Willie Ahsee 4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wellington candidates' forum
    As previously advertised, we held a candidates’ forum at the Wellesley Hotel on 12th October...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Oct 2009

  • Gately's death inspires "hateful, homophobic" article
    It's the day of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately's funeral, and his death is still making headlines in the UK, where there's outrage after an opinion piece in the Daily Mail newspaper questioned his 'lifestyle' and the 'sleezy' circumstances of his demise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight couple embarrassed by gay cruise
    A married straight couple is seeking financial compensation after discovering once their ship left port that they had been booked on an all-gay and lesbian cruise from Civitavecchia, north of Rome, to Barcelona...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Oct 2008

  • A very queer week of TV
    A diva with Kinky Boots takes to the catwalk this Sunday, there's a Sex Change Soldier on Wednesday… plus, has Shortland Street's lonely lesbian found a new gal? It all adds up to a very kinky, tranny and lessie week on Kiwi screens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Attacked man's father "hurt" at gay rumours
    The father of a Wairarapa man who died in hospital after a brutal attack in a local park says he is "hurt" at rumours circulating that his son was gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charles Chauvel: National's mask slips
    Rainbow Labour MP Charles Chauvel THE MASK SLIPS, BRIEFLY: LOOK CAREFULLY, AND REMEMBER WHAT YOU SEE...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Elton John to write AIDS musical comedy
    Sir Elton John has revealed he's writing a new musical film about a gay actor on Broadway who has AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Outing, on stage in Wellington
    The Outing - a musical story about the passengers on a big pink bus on its way to a Wellington gay dance party, and who they meet on the way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Victoria Uni offers Queer Sexuality course
    Wellington's Victoria University is offering a Queer Sexualities, Histories and Politics block course over three weekends beginning in late Novmeber...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Oct 2007

  • A taste of Italy for a talented film-maker
    Pericles Dailianis He's on a winning streak - with an award from Kodak, honourable mentions at a Seattle Film Fest, and a BBC World Young Filmmaker of the Year Award which resulted in an internship in New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A taste of Italy for a talented film-maker
    Pericles Dailianis He's on a winning streak - with an award from Kodak, honourable mentions at a Seattle Film Fest, and a BBC World Young Filmmaker of the Year Award which resulted in an internship in New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Archives to record LGBT audio stories
    The Lesbian pui, fa'afafine and intersex communities who can commit to attending both days of the training...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • California's new laws protect LGBT students
    California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will require the Department of Education to monitor the way schools adhere to the state's anti-bias laws and specifically mandates the department to ensure the protection of LGBT students...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Curse of the Flapping Godbots?
    Gordon Copeland It looks like Christian Coalition II is a forelorn hope now that Gordon Copeland has pulled out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Oct 2006

  • Brian Tamaki
    Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki's autobiography is released on Friday, and in it are revelations about Tamaki's early life of drug and alcohol abuse and pre-marital sex, as well as, predictably, another diatribe against gays...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Oct 2005

  • Editorial: "Thou shalt not steal," Bruce
    Bruce Logan Several of New Zealand's major dailies face a credibility crisis following revelations that regular columnist and Maxim Institute director Bruce Logan has been stealing his published material word-for-word and unattributed from overseas sources...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Missing In Action! New NZ Gay Male Writers and their Works
    'Where have all the new New Zealand gay writers gone?' That's a question that writer, magazine-editor and TV-documentary director David Herkt is asking...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 17 Oct 2004

  • Destiny march sways anti-CU MPs
    The Destiny march to Parliament in August has swayed some MPs on the Civil Union Bill, but not in the way Pastor Brian Tamaki intended...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Oct 2003

  • Bennett continues homophobic tirade
    Outraged at complaints from the gay and lesbian community over a homophobic speech he gave on nationwide radio Wednesday, Radio Pacific afternoon talk host Mark Bennett continued his tirade on Thursday, repeating his comments that a LGBT police liaison officer recently appointed in the Waikato should be joined by a liaison officer for homophobics and necrophiliacs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil unions status unchanged
    A spokesperson for Associate Minister of Justice Lianne Dalziel has re-confirmed that she hopes to have a draft civil unions bill by the end of this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV complacency blamed for case increases
    Complacency surrounding HIV is being blamed for a disturbing trend in HIV infection rates in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • They'll love me at University
    A student at Auckland's UNITEC recently shattered the complacency of a campus that thought it was very gay-friendly...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Oct 2002

  • The Jimmy hosts a farewell event for people going to the Gay Games in Sydney. (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Gay NZ
  • John Banks Speaks!
    Doreen Agassiz-Suddens suspects John Banks' interview in express was just used by Auckland's notoriously conservative and anti-gay Mayor a chance to mouth off a few politically expedient platitudes to the gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Oct 1983

  • Television: Report on sex education in Selwyn College, Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP110540.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 17 Oct 1982

  • Television: interview with Professor Percy Tannenbaum and Patricia Bartlett about television censorship (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP40291.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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