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Tue 18 Oct 2022

  • InsideOUT Kōaro -10th birthday (two/fiftyseven)
    Audio from the event to celebrate InsideOUT Kōaros 10th birthday
    Features: Alex Ker, Amber Leslie, Awhi Marshall, Bear O'Connor, Brock Stobbs, Cameron Kapua-Morrell, Chanel Hati, Elizabeth Kerekere, Jaye Barclay, Kate Aschoff, Kiefer Hunt, Neo Kenny, Tabby Besley, Tīwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Queer community supported after 'year of hate crimes and violence'
    A weekend celebrating Aotearoa’s LGBTQIA whānau will embrace diversity after what organisers called “an unsettling year of hate crimes and violence against the Rainbow community”...
    Links: Stuff
  • Review: You really should go see the gay rom-com BROS!
    In this film, a gay man in New York called Bobby Leiber hosts a podcast about queer history and is put in charge of developing an LGBTQ History Museum...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • GiveOUT Day: a Lifeline for Queer Charities
    Links: Express
  • Kevin Spacey Describes Fear Of Coming Out Due To “White Supremacist”...
    Links: Express
  • Mother Of Jeffrey Dahmer Victim Hits Out At Ebay For Dahmer...
    Links: Express
  • Queer Icon Alan Cumming Heading to NZ!
    Links: Express

Mon 18 Oct 2021

  • Judges being surveyed to boost understanding of 'life and work experience'
    The judiciary is gathering more information about judges' backgrounds including their sexuality and religious status...
    Links: RNZ

Sun 18 Oct 2020

  • NZ labelled 'gayest Parliament in the world'
    As well a huge new intake of Pasifika, New Zealand is being touted as the Parliament with the largest proportion of LGBT - or Takatapui - MPs in the world, making up 10 percent of the 120 members...
    Links: RNZ
  • World record: New Zealand overtakes the UK's title for the gayest Parliament
    New Zealand now holds the title of the gayest Parliament in the world...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 18 Oct 2019

  • Auckland University ‘Womxnspace’ Vandalised After Reaffirming Trans Inclusion Policy
    Links: Express
  • Aziz Al-Sa’afin Chats to express About Life Following a Homophobic Attack
    Links: Express
  • Little Miss Cinnamon Chats to Cantabrian Diva: Joanne Neilson
    Links: Express

Thu 18 Oct 2018

  • Gender confirmation surgeries cap lifted
    Gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people are set to become exponentially more accessible, now that a cap on the number of funded operations has been lifted...
    Links: Stuff
  • 21 Years of Urge
    Links: Express
  • Kiki Kisses is a Miss Pinup NZ finalist at The Very...
    Links: Express

Wed 18 Oct 2017

  • 'Man tortured 8yo boy to death because he thought he was gay'
    A man accused of conspiring with his girlfriend to savagely torture and murder her 8-year-old son wanted the boy dead because he thought he was gay, a prosecutor has said...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Let’s Talk About HIV Awareness in Aotearoa
    Bringing together some of the city’s most impressive minds, the Puāwai Festival returns to Auckland from Monday 27 November to Saturday 2 December to champion honest and authentic representation of HIV in Aotearoa...
    Links: Scoop

Tue 18 Oct 2016

  • Review: Priscilla Pumps at the Civic
    Links: Express
  • The Ladies Get Their Quiz On
    Links: Express
  • Zakk d’Larté Appointed New Designer of Express
    Links: Express
  • Big change coming for HIV prevention emphasis
    After almost a decade of Love Your Condom and in the face of a resurgent HIV epidemic amongst gay and bisexual men the NZAF is about to promote HIV prevention strategies it has in the past been reluctant to publicly embrace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Changing tactics for changing times
    In one of the biggest HIV prevention changes in almost a decade the NZAF is about to move away from its Love Your Condom campaign to a core message embracing condom alternatives it has in the past been reticent to publicly countenance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Changing tactics for changing times
    In one of the biggest HIV prevention changes in almost a decade the NZAF is about to move away from its Love Your Condom campaign to a core message embracing condom alternatives it has in the past been reticent to publicly countenance...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Oct 2015

  • Shelley Te Waiariki Howard - homosexual law reform (Lower Hutt)
    Shelley Te Waiariki Howard talks about being in the military during homosexual law reform, the need to repress and then express her femininity, and the power of a hug.
    Features: Shelley Te Waiariki Howard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Family Heats Up
    Links: Express
  • Comment: The Transgender Prisoners Debate, Part III
    I cannot blame No Pride in Prisons for expressing their anger and frustration at the mismanagement of Corrections policy when it comes to transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Oct 2014

  • Ask Lisa: I Have Finally Admitted to Myself I’m Lesbian’
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Degustation Donation
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day Street Collection – Volunteers needed
    Links: Express
  • Lilburn to be inducted into Hall of Fame
    Image: The Lilburn Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sloane farewelled after sudden death
    Fr Philip Billing officiated at the funeral Hamilton gay venue owner Gavin Sloane was this afternoon remembered as a loving and social man who was considering selling the business he created and planning a new direction for his life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Updated: NZer and wife safe in Nepal
    Lisa Walton and Lizi Hamer UPDATE: Former New Zealand hockey representative Lisa Walton and her British wife Lizi Hamer have been in touch with family and friends to let them know they are safe and sound...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Oct 2013

  • Chile: Four guilty of gay man's sadistic murder
    Daniel Zamudio Four men have been convicted of the horrific murder of a gay 24-year-old in Chile...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How the Human Rights Tribunal ruled
    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
  • Rowen Sullivan case takes another step
    Rowen Sullivan with her mums A Lower Hutt woman has appeared before a Select Committee as progress continues in her bid to have both her mothers named on her birth certificate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weaver: gorillas more evolved than homophobes
    Actress Sigourney Weaver has slammed Russia’s anti-gay laws, and stated that gorillas are more evolved than humans because they are not homophobic...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Oct 2012

  • Ardern still holding out hope for adoption bill
    Jacinda Ardern Labour MP Jacinda Ardern is expressing disappointment at the Green Party’s decision not to support her adoption bill because of the route it would take - getting the Law Commission to rewrite the law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Continuing HIV rise in Australia alarms NZAF
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson A continuing increase in the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia is alarming the NZ AIDS Foundation in the face of a significant downturn being achieved this side of the Tasman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former members returning for GALS anniversary
    Members from across GALS 20 year history will join the group when it marks two decades in full, fabulous voice next weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GALS' two decades of song
    The rich history of Auckland’s Gay and Lesbian Singers, best known as GALS, will be celebrated at a special concert next weekend marking twenty years in full, fabulous voice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guy Sebastian wants everyone to “get along”
    Guy Sebastian Australian musician Guy Sebastian has revealed a friend coming out was one factor which led to him moving away from his former fundamentalist Christian beliefs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maggie Barry "ignorant" says trans advocate
    Claudia McKay An advocate for trans people has delivered a stinging rebuke to National MP Maggie Barry after the previously gay-friendly ex-broadcaster lashed out in Parliament at a lesbian MP, describing transgender issues as "fringe" matters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maggie Barry’s trans attack labelled “jaw dropping”
    Maggie Barry in Parliament Gardening broadcaster-turned-National MP Maggie Barry has attacked lesbian Green MP Jan Logie’s advocacy of transgender rights in a debate in Parliament, describing such issues as “fringe”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Oct 2011

  • Cheshire Key?
    Why are John Key and Don Brash trying to convince the rest of us that they're 'really' social liberals on some issues? Is there a difference between substantive and symbolic liberalism? And what about the National and ACT caucuses? What do I mean by these terms? Substantive liberalism refers to full-bodied legislative reform activity, which concretely uses social movement scale and amenable professional expertise to advance social change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cheshire Key?
    Why are John Key and Don Brash trying to convince the rest of us that they're 'really' social liberals on some issues? Is there a difference between substantive and symbolic liberalism? And what about the National and ACT caucuses? What do I mean by these terms? Substantive liberalism refers to full-bodied legislative reform activity, which concretely uses social movement scale and amenable professional expertise to advance social change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Denis Phillips murder trial nears close
    Denis Phillips was stabbed in his home in July 2010 2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dinner with MP among charity auction items
    Fancy bidding for dinner with Maryan Street? Dinner with MP Maryan Street, a work by contemporary New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai and a walk-on role on Shortland Street are just some of the items which will go under the hammer at next month’s GABA GOLD Charity Auction however a two-night getaway at Heritage Hotel’s Waterfront Suites in the Bay of Islands, complete with an Alfa Giulietta for the long weekend courtesy of Andrew Simms Mitsubishi, is also among the auction items already confirmed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA rejects criticism of Forum panel imbalance
    Kevin Hague Smaller political parties were disadvantaged in last week's GABA Forum, according to one panel member, but the organisers are defending their choice to allow the two highest polling parties two representatives to the smaller parties' one...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroes actor Zachary Quinto comes out
    Heroes actor Zachary Quinto has confirmed he is gay in a magazine interview, saying the recent suicide of a 14-year-old boy who was bullied prompted his decision to come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Milk screenwriter slams Aussie GQ
    Dustin Lance Black Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has ripped into the Australian edition of GQ magazine over a question posed in an interview with Taylor Lautner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mum tells school daughter’s rival is a lesbian
    A Queenstown mother has admitted pretending to be a sexual health worker and telling a prospective school her daughter's rival for a place at the elite institution was in a lesbian relationship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prosecutor sums up: 'Ahsee has been lying'
    Denis Phillips 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Separate, but equal
    When I first saw The Help in previews last month, I found it to be one of the most emotionally stirring movies I’ve ever seen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Separate, but equal
    When I first saw The Help in previews last month, I found it to be one of the most emotionally stirring movies I’ve ever seen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Oct 2010

  • Line demeaning gays removed from movie
    A promo still from The Dilemma A line demeaning gays has been removed from a new Ron Howard directed movie starring Vince Vaughn and Winona Ryder...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The two sides of 'Mama' Tere
    'Mama' Tere Strickland News that the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board had decided to award Mama Tere Strickland life membership sparked uproar when it was revealed on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Oct 2009

  • Album review: Mika's 'The Boy Who Knew Too Much'
    "I can be hurtful I can be purple I can be anything you like" sang Mika on his breakthrough hit Grace Kelly, but if you're looking for him to be anything except more of the same on his second album you're going to be a little disappointed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie HIV campaign under fire from gay leaders
    An explicit anti-HIV campaign from the Victorian AIDS Council has failed, according to gay community leaders who are worried over spiking numbers of young men being infected with HIV in the Aussie state...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen "disappointed" by fundraiser shortfall
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen got only $495 from botched fundraiser
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hyde v Hyde (1866): The 'Meaning' of 'Marriage'?
    In most British Commonwealth debates over same-sex marriage, Hyde v Hyde (1866) keeps getting hauled out to back the discriminatory ambit of heterosexual-only marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and then (b) after watching this film, decide gays aren't that bad after all? Even in America, I suspect not...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Oct 2008

  • Mr. Gay UK cannibal killer found guilty
    Former Mr Gay UK Anthony Morley has been found guilty of murder, after stabbing a man to death, cutting off a bit of his thigh, and eating it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Oct 2007

  • "Coming out is easier on the internet"
    An online project for National Coming Out Day this month is encouraging people to tell the world about their sexuality by uploading video messages to a popular website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Fluffy' new Friday nights out on K' Road
    Laserlights, cocktails, prizes and go-go dancers are planned for Auckland's new Friday gay dance clubbing night at the revamped Kiss bar on Karangahape Road...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Art show to explore fa'afafine identity
    A new exhibition in Auckland will explore Samoan fa'afafine experiences in the 21st century through a variety of creative media...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil union celebrant Sue Neal dies
    Well-respected lesbian civil union celebrant Sue Neal lost her battle with cancer at the weekend, and her funeral was held in Auckland today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK man who came out at 91 publishes novel
    A former Oxford academic has become one of the oldest first time authors ever with a dashing gay romance called The Heart Entrapped...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Oct 2006

  • Auckland City supports GLBT network
    A new GLBT citizen's network in Auckland will be launched tomorrow, sponsored by the Auckland City Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: HIV rates rise again
    A national report reveals HIV rates are up again in Australia, with Victoria's rates up 17%, the Sydney Star Observer reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Five genders are better than two!
    African American lesbian science fiction author Octavia Butler (1947-2006) was widely respected for her complex and compelling explorations of ethnicity, sexuality and gender within her genre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Neville Creighton – a call minder retires
    Neville Creighton After over a decade fronting the organisation, Gayline/Lesbianline's Neville Creighton has announced his retirement, and says he's now looking forward to a good rest! “It was hard to think of stopping,” Neville tells GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Oct 2005

  • NZ's gay men don't read?
    Can the lack of new, locally-produced gay-themed books be blamed on the fact that gay men don't read? This is what writer David Herkt says he has been told by publishers in New Zealand, and it's a myth he wants to dispel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Oct 2004

Thu 18 Oct 2001

  • Banks for Mayor: How did this tragedy happen?
    Lindsey Rea, a City Vision candidate for the Eden/Albert ward in last weekend's local body elections, looks at how Auckland gays and lesbians ended up with the man who may be their Mayor From Hell...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Oct 1983

  • Television news report: report on sex education, part II (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP110509.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Minister of Education on sex education (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP127869. Minister of Education Merv Wellington replies to letter from Auckland Anglican church who advocated for sex education in schools
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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