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Thu 20 Oct 2022

  • 1920s scandal: Heritage listing could shed light on dark Whanganui secret
    The tragic and scandalous story of a 1920s shooting, a blackmailer, and a mayor outed as homosexual is being revived as part of Aotearoa's LGBTQI history...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 21 October 2022
    Thousands gather at vigiland#160;outside LGBT bar in Slovakia after shooting Thousands of peopleand#160;gatheredand#160;at a vigil in Slovakia on Friday to commemorate two people killed outside a gay bar...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • GiveOUT Day Gala Launch Party In Pictures
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand Reaches 25 Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox
    Links: Express

Wed 20 Oct 2021

  • Census to Count LGBT+ Kiwis For The First Time!
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive Interview: The Boulet Brothers on Dragula
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive Interview: The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula
    Links: Express
  • Orcon Encourages Queer Businesses To Take Advantage Of Free Broadband Initiative
    Links: Express

Sun 20 Oct 2019

  • Out and About | Furry Friday @ Staircase
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Saturday Night @ Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • SYDNEY WINS WORLDPRIDE 2023 BID
    Links: Express

Sat 20 Oct 2018

  • A Kiwi blind spot: New Zealand's intolerant love for Hudson and Halls
    In the 10 years before Homosexual Law Reform in 1986, New Zealand's most instantly recognisable personalities were two gay men, a real-life couple who bitched, fought, and drank all the way through an hour-long TV cooking show...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate
    BOSTON — Nicole Talbot isn't quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn't shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Why were Hudson and Halls embraced as celebrities before it was legal to be gay?
    In the 10 years before Homosexual Law Reform in 1986, New Zealand's most instantly recognisable personalities were two gay men, a real-life couple who bitched, fought, and drank all the way through an hour-long TV cooking show...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 20 Oct 2017

  • Fashion’s inclusive new mood
    Fashion is often a signal of a change in the air, reflecting societal norms and values...
    Links: RNZ
  • UN "Deeply Concerned" Over Arrests of LGBT People
    UN rights office 'deeply concerned' over arrests of LGBT people in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Shake a Bucket this Worlds AIDS Day
    Links: Express

Thu 20 Oct 2016

  • BBC Sets Diversity Targets
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Dean Buckley
    Links: Express
  • After Mugabe?
    While Uganda experiences a bout of renewed repression and Nigeria faces approaching famine due to endemic misgovernment, the sclerotic Zimbabwean tyranny of Robert Mugabe should not escape our scrutiny either...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus: Plebiscite Bill passes in Lower House
    The Australian federal government’s marriage equality Plebiscite Bill has passed in the lower house and now waits to be voted on by the Senate where it is believed it will collapse...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canadian Transgender Rights Bill Advances
    After a long and torturous process and many frustrations, it looks as if Canada is finally going to pass long-awaited amendments to the Canada Human Rights Act to protect transgender Canadians from discrimination on the basis of employment, accomodation and service provision after a bill was introduced in the House of Commons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Canadian Transgender Rights Bill Advances
    After a long and torturous process and many frustrations, it looks as if Canada is finally going to pass long-awaited amendments to the Canada Human Rights Act to protect transgender Canadians from discrimination on the basis of employment, accomodation and service provision after a bill was introduced in the House of Commons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI content dominates Web Fest nominations
    LGBTI related web series’ have racked up the nominations at the NZ Web Fest, with at least four series up for awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oldest LGBTI group hopes attract new members
    The longest running LGBTI group in the country is hoping to attract new members and reinvigorate the local community as membership numbers have declined in recent years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suicide stats propagate “invisibility of identities”
    The provisional suicide statistics for the 2015/16 year have been released and show 579 people had taken their own life - the highest number of deaths since records began in 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Oct 2015

  • Courtney Barnett on love, lyrics and tough times
    Courtney Barnett is making her way to our shores for three shows this November, her third trip here in less than 12 months -  perhaps we aren’t the only ones with a bit of a crush...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man charged with poisoning 4 men he met on Grindr
    A British man has been charged with the murder of four young gay men who it is believed he met on Grindr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Joni and Tycho from Breaking Boundaires
    Breaking boundaries is a relatively new kid on the block, a not-for-profit support service and online platform with endless creative energy, we chat to Co-founders Joni Nelson and Tycho Vandenburg about online communities, creative critical discourse and progressive grassroots queer organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poetry fundraiser for InsideOUT this Thursday
    This Thursday Wellington Rainbow Labour Branch is hosting a fundraising event for the queer and trans youth support organisation InsideOUT...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Update: Two weeks after assault on Krd
    Photographer and prominent community member, Tux Hika, was assaulted on Auckland’s K’rd two weeks ago in what he says was a completely unprovoked attack, the force of the hit left Hika with a broken nose and substantial bruising...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Oct 2014

  • Grant Robertson on Fairness, Labour Values and the Sexuality Question
    Links: Express
  • Mutual Shags, Amy Winehouse and a Good Spoon
    Links: Express
  • Our Exclusive with Mimi
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Youth Celebrates 25 Years and Prepares for 25 More
    Links: Express
  • Catholic inertia prompts disappointment
    There’s disappointment Catholic Bishops have failed to back a report that would have eased the Church’s rhetoric towards gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH to celebrate turning 25
    RainbowYOUTH will mark its 25th birthday next month, and is inviting all those who have been involved over the years to come along and celebrate...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Oct 2013

  • Chris Brickell's Two-by-two
    The man behind Mates   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Oct 2012

  • Marriage Equality and inclusive Christianity
    Civil Unions separate off from mainstream society those glbti people who wish to have their relationships legally recognised but have no access to marriage, says a Methodist minister with a record of commitment to inclusiveness and equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality and inclusive Christianity
    Civil Unions separate off from mainstream society those glbti people who wish to have their relationships legally recognised but have no access to marriage, says a Methodist minister with a record of commitment to inclusiveness and equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One week to go for Marriage Equality submissions
    With just a week to go before submissions on the marriage equality bill close gay Green MP Kevin Hague is urging glbti people who believe same-sex couples should be able to legally marry to quickly get their views before the Parliamentary Select Committee...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Oct 2011

  • Around 200 people march on parliament campaigning for gay marriage and adoption. (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The march was part of the LegaliseLove campaign.
    Links: GayNZ
  • Fears of de-facto gay panic defence in murder trials
    Juries in murder trials may still be able take provocation into account when reaching their verdicts despite 'gay panic defence,' being struck from the Crimes Act, according to the country's leading glbti support and counselling service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gen Silent: would you go back into the closet to retire?
    Director Stu Maddux has quite a pedigree as a journalist, with six Emmys under his belt for reporting and anchoring for television...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marchers take call for equality to Parliament
    Picture: OhSarahRose (Instagram) A vocal group of around 200 gay marriage and adoption campaigners has descended on Parliament this afternoon, with signs reading everything from "Christians for Equality" to the Bible quote "God hates shrimp"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smoking, LGBT Women and Cancer Risk
    File photo In a recent issue of Women's Health Update, I was horrified to see that lung cancer was a leading killer of New Zealand women...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three men arrested for gay sex in Cyprus
    Former Cyprus Finance Minister Dr Michael Sarris is one of the three men who have been arrested Members of the European Parliament are calling for the immediate release of three men in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus as police investigate them for 'conspiring to have sexual intercourse against the order of nature'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United Future picks openly-gay candidate
    Damian Light speaking at last week's GABA forum United Future is running a gay candidate, and making it clear it's because he's an impressive person and his sexuality is utterly irrelevant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Oct 2009

  • Balloon boy's dad filmed 'stone a faggot' song
    The fame-hungry father of three who pretended one of his sons was flying away in a big balloon at the weekend had previously filmed them singing an anti-gay song for YouTube...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's birthday: Organiser's accounts and report
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr. Gay Wellington will raise funds for OUTLine
    Wellington will host one of the last official OUTLine October fundraising events this weekend, as the Capital crowns the newest Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weatherman Vs. Cockroach
    This weatherman has a fear of creepy-crawlies...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Oct 2008

  • Book Review: Behind the Exclusive Brethren
    Michael Bachelard's Behind the Exclusive Brethren...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fa'afafine singers prove NZ's Got Talent
    Fa'afafine singing group Hymnchidivah is in the semi-finals of New Zealand's Got Talent, on screen tonight at 7:30pm on Prime TV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Steven Berkoff in One Man
    Steven Berkoff in One Man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two LGBT icons seek NZAF Board seats
    Queen of the Whole Universe and Big Gay Out organiser Jonathan Smith, and high-profile transgender Human Rights activist Jacquie Grant, have both confirmed they are candidates for the NZ AIDS Foundation's Executive Board, going to the ballot at next month's Annual General Meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda: "Police must hunt for gays"
    The Ugandan government has vowed to strengthen its anti-gay laws and broaden police operations against homosexuals amid concern over the "mushrooming" numbers of gays and lesbians in the East African nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Oct 2007

  • 'Queer Eye' star's new Miss USA reality show
    After five years of transforming the looks and lives of straight men on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, their fashion expert Carson Kressley will now be using his well-honed skills on a new reality TV series beginning in the US early in 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen musical will Rock You in AKL
    A multi-million dollar musical featuring 24 songs from legendary glam rock band Queen is coming to Auckland's Civic Theatre this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • t.A.T.u. - "They wailed like sexually frustrated Barbies"
    t...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Oct 2006

  • "I wanted Civil Union Bill passed" - Tamaki
    Media interviews before the launch of ‘Bishop' Brian Tamaki's autobiography, officially launched tonight at Destiny's South Auckland headquarters, have thrown up some astonishing quotes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cherry Bomb Comics
    Melissa Steiner and Tui Gordon were talking one day about what they'd like to do with their lives, and both had the same idea – a comic book shop...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cherry Bomb Comics
    Melissa Steiner and Tui Gordon were talking one day about what they'd like to do with their lives, and both had the same idea – a comic book shop...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Oct 2005

  • Editorial: MAXIMum Protection?
    There's no doubt that several of New Zealand's major newspapers have been caught with egg on their face following revelations that anti-gay Maxim director Bruce Logan has been stealing huge portions of his guest editorials from overseas sources without attribution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Daniel Fielding (1956 - 2005)
    Daniel Fielding (1956 - 2005) Around two hundred people gathered at Old St Paul's church in central Wellington yesterday to celebrate a victory...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Oct 2004

  • MP Carter named in boring press release
    Christian activists in Wellington are incensed at a speech given by "self-proclaimed practising homosexual Cabinet Minister promoting the Civil Union Bill" Chris Carter at the annual Rationalists   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pill Diary: Week 4
    Week 4 of the edited diary entries of a HIV positive man going onto a standard 'combination therapy' pill regime to boost the immune system and repress the virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Oct 2003

  • Mark Bennett desperate for callers
    Low-rating Radio Pacific afternoon host Mark Bennett has declared his surprise at not receiving any calls on his show from the gay and lesbian community over two days worth of homophobic abuse he delivered on his show last week, in which he suggested that a LGBT police liaison in Waikato be joined by a cop for paedophiles, and that heterosexuals were being disadvantaged by the "age of the gay and lesbian"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Anglicans unlikely to split
    The Anglican Church in New Zealand is unlikely to split from the Anglican communion over the appointment of an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, in the US, despite opposing viewpoints from different dioceses...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Nation awaits green light
    Livingstone Productions hopes to know by the end of this month whether it has received funding for a ninth series of Queer Nation in 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Oct 1973

  • Television news report: interview with visiting morals campaigner Mary Whitehouse (New Zealand)
    Whitehouse was invited to tour by the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards. NZBC News, ref: TZP86099.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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