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Wed 19 Oct 2022

  • First Spongebob, now Scooby-Doo: How animated kids' shows evolved with their gay characters
    There's a growing list of overtly queer shows that normalise different identities...
    Links: Stuff
  • Jetstar drops trans Tasman seat sale, Gold Coast $135 one-way
    Christmas comes early for travel planners heading across the ditch, as an Aussie budget carrier launches an end of year seat sale...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Queer artists respond to Creative New Zealand funding cuts
    Creative New Zealand's funding cut to Auckland Pride creative director's role "is another arts project denied and struggling...
    Links: Stuff
  • Coming Out On The Town
    Links: Express
  • UK: Trans Woman Asked To “Prove” She Was Female By McDonalds...
    Links: Express

Tue 19 Oct 2021

  • A Queer Existence launch (Unity Books)
    Launch of Mark Beehres book A Queer Existence
    Features: Anna Brown, Fran Wilde, Geraint Scott, Marion Castree, Mark Beehre, Mike Bryant, Neill Ballantyne
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • New Zealand's 2023 census first to collect gender and sexual identity data
    The 2023 census will be the first in Aotearoa New Zealand's history to collect data on gender, sexual identity and variations of sex characteristics (known as intersex status)...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Anonymous Premier League Footballer In Therapy For Fear Of Coming Out
    Links: Express
  • Namibian Court Grants Citizenship to Gay Couple’s Child
    Links: Express

Mon 19 Oct 2020

  • Covid 19 coronavirus: Victoria hotel quarantine guests at risk of HIV after test stuff-up
    In Australia, more than 200 people who underwent hotel quarantine in Victoria have been urged to get tested for HIV and other viruses after a testing stuff up resulted in possible cross-contamination...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • NZ has most Rainbow parliament in the world
    New Zealand now holds the title of the most rainbow Parliament in the world...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ricardo Menéndez March - first gay Mexican Green MP
    You may've seen the photos of footage of all the new MP's gathered at Parliament yesterday, some have likened it to the first day of school...
    Links: RNZ
  • Australia’s Only Openly Gay Leader Seals Election Victory with a Kiss...
    Links: Express
  • NZ Parliament Has Largest Rainbow Representation in the World
    Links: Express

Sat 19 Oct 2019

  • Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation - storytelling (New Zealand Portrait Gallery)
    As part of the exhibition Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation, community members came together to recount stories of people, places and events in Wellington in the 1960s and 1970s.
    Features: Chanel Hati, Georgina Beyer, Kay'la Riarn, Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 19 Oct 2018

  • Gender confirmation surgeries cap lifted
    Gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people are set to become a lot more accessible, now that a cap on the number of funded operations has been lifted...
    Links: Stuff
  • Medical Pathway For Transgender Children Based On Ideology
    A new report by an Australian paediatrician is sending a strong warning to New Zealand that allowing children to choose their gender has no scientific evidence in medical literature to support the massive interventions of the medical pathway, and that ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Self-Lubricating Condoms May Be New Tool in Fight to End HIV
    Links: Express

Thu 19 Oct 2017

  • ILGA Oceania Welcomes the New Labour Led Government
    Co-convenor, Rawa Karetai said that, "after a long campaign and coalition negotiations, it is great to know that LGBTI rights will continue to progress in New Zealand" ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Jacinda Ardern is the Next New Zealand Prime Minister
    Links: Express
  • Twelve Men Arrested in Tanzania for “Promoting Homosexuality”
    Links: Express
  • What The LGBT+ Community Can Expect From The New Government
    Links: Express

Wed 19 Oct 2016

  • Call for Volunteers to Collect on World AIDS Day
    Links: Express
  • Review: Graham Norton’s ‘Holding’
    Links: Express
  • Watch Kesha Speak Out for LGBT+ Rights
    Links: Express
  • Min. of Health rejects HIV study funding claims
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Min. of Health rejects HIV study funding claims
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rock: receiving Honour a 'surreal' experience
    Lesbian activist and events organiser Cissy Rock, who yesterday received her Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit from the Governor General, says the experience was pleasantly “counter cultural” for her but she also enjoyed talking with people at Government House, Wellington, about their experiences with glbti family members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Oct 2015

  • Kenyan President Says His Country Has “More Pressing Issues” Than GLBT...
    Links: Express
  • Intersex Awareness Day aims for twitter takeover
    International Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) began as a grassroots initiative in 2004 to help others learn about intersex people and their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kate Tempest to play first ever NZ shows
    British poet, rapper and award winning writer Kate Tempest is coming to New Zealand for the first time ever! The Mercury Music Prize nominated recording artist, award winning poet, playwright and novelist is coming to our shores in January and will no doubt be wearing her heart on her sleeve...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sam Smith lands two Guinness World Records
    Openly gay singer Sam Smith has won two Guinness World Records...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Oct 2014

  • Back to the 90’s – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Bintang Models 1st Year Anniversary – Sofitel Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: New Face on K Road
    Links: Express
  • Topless with Miss Ribena – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Pope's pro-gay proposal nixed
    Some of the 200 bishops who attended the synod The leader of the Catholic Church has been delivered a rebuke in his attempt to encourage greater acceptance of gay people by the church's leaders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Oct 2013

  • The Government announces it will send a diplomat to watch over New Zealanders attending the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (New Zealand)
    Various Members of Parliament had requested the government help protect rainbow people at the games from discrimination and harassment.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Coffey and partner planning marriage 'upgrade'
    Tim and Tamati will 'upgrade' to a full marriage Tamati Coffey is among the numerous gay New Zealanders planning to 'upgrade' from a civil union to a marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dutch diplomat bashed in Moscow home invasion
    A senior diplomat at the Dutch embassy in Moscow has been bashed in his flat, in an apparent anti-gay attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Special diplomat to watch over NZers in Sochi
    Blake Skjellerup is an openly-gay NZ speedskater who will compete in Sochi The Government will send a diplomat to the Winter Olympics in Sochi to keep a watch on New Zealanders in Russia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Submissions rolling in for Legacy Project
    Submissions close at the end of the month for The Legacy Project, an initiative offering glbti writers a chance to create short theatrical works expressing unique Kiwi voices...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Any Given Tuesday
    Elton John and Jamie Foxx are among the celebs in a short film in support of the L...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Oct 2012

  • Accused gay conman pleading not guilty
    David Nepia Carroll A man accused of defrauding a string of gay people and businesses after winning them over with his charm is pleading not guilty to nearly 60 pages of charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour Weekend guide
    Auckland Miss Ribena is ready for a loooong weekend! With Family the only gay nightclub left in Auckland – and recently named among Metro’s best bars to boot – it’s more than likely to be packed this long weekend! The K’ Rd venue will be in full swing with hostess Miss Ribena presenting an extra special sexy Sunday night with complete with males trippers and gogo boys, DJs Danielle and Stella Roadkill, It’s also Miss Roadkill’s birthday so it will be extra festive! If you prefer hearing people sing for their supper, then the pub space next door is hosting Queereoke from 9PM on Sunday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage issue creates further Presbyterian splinters
    More cracks of opposition are appearing in the Presbyterian Church, as another minister at an iconic church makes it clear he is firmly opposed to the ruling body’s moves against same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Oct 2011

  • Willie Ahsee is found guilty of the manslaughter of Denis Phillips
  • ABC News anchor comes out live on air
    ABC World News Now anchor Dan Kloeffler has come out live on air, after taking inspiration from Heroes and Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ahsee emotional as manslaughter verdict comes in
    Denis Phillips (left) and Willie Ahsee (right) Willie Ahsee was teary-eyed in the dock as he was found not guilty of murder and instead guilty of the manslaughter of gay man Denis Phillips, by a jury at the High Court in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coro's lesbian kiss "just by chance" at 5.30pm
    Sophie and Sian kiss two weeks ago The airing of an intimate kiss between two of Coronation Street's characters in the first episode to screen at a new timeslot was purely coincidental, a spokesperson for TVNZ says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury directed to put any prejudice to one side
    Denis Phillips (left) and the teenager accused of his murder Willie Ahsee (right) 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LegaliseLove marching to Parliament on Thursday
    The push for full marriage and adoption rights is being taken to the top, with a march to Parliament this Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manslaughter verdict: What the jury heard and saw
    A day by day, step by step, guide through the High Court trial of Willie Ahsee for the murder of gay temporary sworn police officer Denis Phillips, with links to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phillips "in some ways brought about" own death
    Denis Phillips (left) and the teenager accused of his murder Willie Ahsee (right) 12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen found guilty of Denis Phillips' manslaughter
    Denis Philli(left) and Willie Ahsee (right) 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two Dorothies all at sea: A steamy departure
    An occasional diary detailing the experiences of a “straight” cruise by couple of gay Kiwi boys aboard a cruise liner as it circumnavigates Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand – 15 October to 15 November 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Oct 2009

  • The Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill is considered by a Select Committee (New Zealand)
    Links: Parliament
  • Anal cells appear to be the major HIV risk factor
    The risk of anal transmission of HIV appears to be more associated with the presence and concentration of vulnerable cells than to low level physical damage associated with anal sex, according to information presented to a sexual health conference at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anal cells appear to be the major HIV risk factor
    The risk of anal transmission of HIV appears to be more associated with the presence and concentration of vulnerable cells than to low level physical damage associated with anal sex, according to information presented to a sexual health conference at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen event organiser may be headed for court
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Half of gay/bi students have self-harmed - report
    A report by the University of Auckland, to be released tomorrow, says that in the past twelve months more than a third of same/both-sex attracted secondary school students had seriously thought about attempting suicide and around half had deliberately harmed themselves...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Huge line-up for Chch Globes this Sunday
    A star-studded line-up is set for gay Christchurch's 'biggest night of the year' this Sunday night, when twelve awards will be presented to people who make a difference in the community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • India's gay prince to open old age home
    Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of Rajpipla - who shocked India and made world headlines when he came out as gay in 2006 - is setting up India's first retirement home for gay men and women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parliament committee: 'Abolish provocation defence'
    An end to New Zealand's controversial Partial Defence of Provocation is a step closer today as a parliamentary committee has recommended it be abolished...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Oct 2008

  • Ellen spends $100K on message to voters
    Talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres has spent US$100K (NZ$163K) on TV ads urging Californians to vote 'no' on their election ballot to 'Proposition 8', which would ban gay marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ First: "Fighters against prejudice"
    This is the second in a series of brief interviews with representatives of political parties conducted in the lead up to the November 8th General Election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Akld Philharmonia Orchestra's 'Images in Glass'
    Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Images in Glass Otto Tausk conductor, Amy Johnson saxophone...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge bar's Slave Auction raises $2,800
    The global economic meltdown was ignored in one small part of Auckland's K Road last night as Urge Bar hosted its second annual Slave Auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Oct 2007

  • Lesbian party for breast cancer-fighting cash
    Louise a joint effort with major sponsor Arnott's biscuits, who have released a special edition biscuit - the Tim Tam Pink - to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer in NZ during October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phobia turns young people off Christianity
    Research into the declining respect for Christianity among young American people has identitfied religious hostility to LGBT people as a major factor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Lives on the edge in 'Hotel de Dream'
    Hotel de Dream, by Edmund White(Bloomsbury 2007) "Stephen Crane is writing a book, and it may be his last...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Oct 2006

  • Auckland City holds 1st GLBT meeting
    Over forty representatives attended the Auckland City Council network meeting for local Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Takataapui citizens, held in Ponsonby today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GMH testing new safe sex campaign
    Gay Men's Health is calling for participants in a focus group to be held in Auckland on Saturday November 4 to evaluate a major new safe sex campaign, which will be launched before the end of this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Oct 2005

  • Labour made the best of it, says MP
    Labour has made the best of a difficult post-election situation by going into coalition with two socially conservative minor parties, says MP Tim Barnett...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Overview: Hate crimes - Canadian and British responses
    New Zealand isn't the only jurisdiction that has legislated against homophobic hate crimes- so what happens in Britain and Canada? As a federal state, Canada faces difficulties with co-ordinating comprehensive activity against homophobic violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex and the Satirist: the unapologetic, exuberant Joe Orton
    Joe Orton In the late seventies, I came across my first smut...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Oct 2004

  • Fa'afafine makeover show in the works
    New Zealand could soon see it's own Queer Eye For The Straight Guy makeover show, but with a fa'afafine twist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Renee - playwright, novelist and teacher
    Prolific author Renee writes with an observant eye and wry good humour...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Oct 1980

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