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Fri 21 Oct 2022

  • Jon Stewart Takes On Arkansas Attorney General Over Anti-Trans Laws
    Links: Express
  • Must-See Shows Heading To New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • Pics: Sexy Weekend Fun @ G.A.Y Auckland
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Oct 2020

  • Gay male penguins steal nest from lesbian couple
    A pair of gay male penguins at a Dutch zoo have made a desperate bid for fatherhood, stealing an entire nest of eggs from two lesbian penguinsThis isn't the first time the pair of African penguins have tried to start a family, previously...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Comes Out as Bisexual
    Links: Express
  • Why Wellington Drag Is Winning The Race
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Oct 2019

  • OUT and ABOUT | SATURDAY NIGHT @ STAIRCASE BAR
    Links: Express
  • Sipping: Putting the O in Otago
    Links: Express
  • Ugandan Government Claims No Support For Anti-LGBTI Death Penalty Legislation
    Links: Express

Sun 21 Oct 2018

  • 10 days after hurricane, football offers a welcome escape
    PANAMA CITY, Fla...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Blanchett defends straight actors playing gay roles
    Australian actress Cate Blanchett has defended straight actors playing gay roles in film and television...
    Links: RNZ
  • Homophobic Ban Briefly Lifted - Wanuri Kahiu's film Rafiki
    Filmmaker and writer Wanuri Kahiu's film Rafiki was this year the first Kenyan feature film to screen at Cannes, yet this Romeo and Juliet style story of a lesbian teen romance set in the homophobic environment of a Nairobi housing estate has been banned in its home country after censors took offence to its gay subject matter...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 21 Oct 2016

  • England and Wales to Pardon Thousands of Gay Men
    Links: Express
  • Fake It ‘Til You Make It
    Links: Express
  • Corrections hopes to employ LGBTI prison officers
    Corrections has launched a major recruitment campaign to coincide with an increase in the prison population, and is seeking interest from the LGBTI community to fill some of these roles...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Five new NZAF Life Members named
    Nigel Dickson The NZ AIDS Foundation has released the names of the five people who will receive honorary Life Memberships, the highest honour the organisation bestows...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Logie recieves identity document petition
    Green Party MP Jan Logie has received a petition from members of the trans community this afternoon calling for the Government to address the barriers gender diverse people face when wishing to have their identity documents reflect their self-identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP calls for prison abolition not LGBTI officers
    Emmy Rākete of protest group No Pride in Prisons says hiring LGBTI prison officers will not change “the fundamental violence” prison inflicts on LGBTI people and believes to do so there needs to be opposition of the prison expansion and “the use of rainbow flags to pinkwash the violence of incarceration...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uk to posthumously pardon gay historic convictions
    The UK Government has announced it will posthumously pardon the historical homosexual convictions of thousands of gay and bisexual men in an attempt "to put right these wrongs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Oct 2015

  • Auckland Pride Seeks to Address Community Concerns
    Links: Express
  • Canada Votes to End Conservative Rule, Electing Pro GLBT Prime Minister
    Links: Express
  • Heritage Boutique Hotels of Penang
    Links: Express
  • 50yrs on from Stonewall NY hosts World Pride 2019
    World Pride 2019 will be held in New York to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Multiple concerns raised at Pride community forum
    The first Auckland Pride Community Hui was held yesterday, the initiative brought about by the Pride board was received well, with around 40 interested community members in attendance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Aroha Project launches on Youtube
    Following The Aroha Project’s international debut at the IMAGINEnative film festival in Toronto last week, the web series is now available to for all to view on Youtube...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Fall of Stephen Harper
    As predicted, the Liberal Party won the latest Canadian federal election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Oct 2014

  • Egypt Cracks Down on Grindr: LGBT Activists Fight Back
    Links: Express
  • Gay Couple Kicked off London Bus for Kissing
    Links: Express
  • Jan Logie – Green MP Guest Speaker at Rainbow Mental Health...
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand Named Second Most Gay Friendly Place on Planet
    Links: Express
  • Ask our expert: Cervical smears
    A woman asks: “I have been told that because I only sleep with women that I don’t need to get regular smears, is this true?” National Cervical Screening Programme Clinical Leader Dr Hazel Lewis responds: The Ministry of Health advises that all women who have ever been sexually active - including lesbian women - should have regular cervical smear tests from the time they turn 20 until they turn 70...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ask our expert: Cervical smears
    A woman asks: “I have been told that because I only sleep with women that I don’t need to get regular smears, is this true?” National Cervical Screening Programme Clinical Leader Dr Hazel Lewis responds: The Ministry of Health advises that all women who have ever been sexually active - including lesbian women - should have regular cervical smear tests from the time they turn 20 until they turn 70...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ ranked among gay-friendliest places
    Auckland Museum lit up for Auckland Pride Festival Travel bible Lonely Planet believes New Zealand is the second most gay-friendly place in the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Panel to look at lgbti mental health
    The organiser of an upcoming panel on lgbti mental health says it won’t be all about ‘gloomy statistics'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Oct 2013

  • Ambassador's send-off a cracker auction
    The US Ambassador to New Zealand David Huebner has been given a rousing farewell from Auckland’s gay community, who presented him and husband Duane McWaine with some special pieces of Aotearoa - while raising a vast amount of cash...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's former Hataitati brothel for sale
    Carmen's former infamous brothel in the Wellington suburb of Hataitai is up for sale...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carter has narrow escape from Kabul bomb
    Chris Carter Chris Carter has escaped with minor injuries after a car bomb exploded outside his Kabul home, killing at least two people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Eminem to headline Auckland rap festival
    Eminem is bringing his 'faggot' laced lyrics to New Zealand to headline a rap festival at Auckland’s Western Springs in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Oct 2012

  • Gay Black Swan in NZGT semis tonight
    Gay Auckland dancer Chris Olwage is nervously awaiting tonight’s airing of his semi-final heat in New Zealand’s Got Talent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couple wins BandB discrimination case
    Black and Morgan A British gay couple have won their discrimination case against Christian bed and breakfast owners who refused to give them a double room...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teenage day dream and other poems
    We asked for submissions for our NZ Writing section and the talented Patrick Graham is among those who have responded...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Study bursts GLBT stereotypes
    A new Gallup survey, touted as the largest of its kind, estimates that 3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young gay comedian up for Billy T Award
    Eli Matthewson Gay actor, writer and comedian Eli Matthewson is a finalist for the biggest honour for up and comers in comedy – the Billy T Award...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Oct 2011

  • Auckland Uni getting Queer Rights Officer
    Auckland University's students association will have a Queer Rights Officer after a successful petition resulted in a resounding yes vote this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus GQ apologises over question to Lautner
    Taylor Lautner Australia's GQ magazine has apologised over a question it posed to Twilight actor Taylor Lautner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Oct 2010

  • Adam Lambert: "It Gets Better"
    Watch Adam Lambert's It Gets Better video, where he encourages GLBT youth to be who they are and not give bullies the power to impact them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bear film to premiere in Auckland tonight
    Gay comedy Bear City will have its New Zealand Premiere at the Number 8 Films Auckland Gay Film Showcase at Galatos tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hey you!
    Hey you, …...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It Gets Better goes viral on the web
    A web campaign against gay bullying has gone viral, attracting millions of views and hundreds of follow-up videos...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rocky Horror cast to perform at QWU
    The cast of The Rocky Horror Show will perform before the Queen of the Whole Universe is crowned at the Auckland show on November 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Oct 2009

  • "So thoughtless, so foul and so wrong!"
    The suddenly ditched Concentration Camp gay party scheduled for Wellington this weekend is attracting a chorus of indignation and disgust, with mounting disbelief that a party by and for gays and lesbians could be based on the horrific abuses heaped upon homosexuals in concentration camps during World War 2...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Concentration Camp' party cancelled after outrage
    A gay party planned for this weekend has been cancelled after invited club-goers were offended by its name 'Concentration Camp'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague: 'Homophobia is the enemy of a fair society'
    Green Party MP Kevin Hague Green Party MP and spokesperson for LGBT issues, Kevin Hague, reacts below to the latest Kiwi research showing that in the last 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
  • Sir Elton: "Be proud of who you are"
    In a new book in which prominent LGBT people write letters to their 16-year-old selves, Sir Elton John says he now regrets taking so long to have sex with a man...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Oct 2008

  • An all-singing, all-dancing video update from up north
    This is what passes for a gay community event in Paihia: You sing and dnace to It's Raining Men on a street corner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chelsea Boys come to K' Rd on Saturdays
    The Chelsea Boys are heading upstairs to K' Road's Purple bar and promise to provide "a big queer night out for the hip boys and girls looking for something extraordinary...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine launching online chat counseling
    Nationwide LGBT telephone counseling service OUTLine NZ is planning to expand its services to the internet starting next month, by adding a free and confidential chat service to its website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Palin breaks with McCain on gay marriage
    Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin has signaled her support for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage – a position John McCain one described is "antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smith withdraws NZAF board nomination
    Auckland-based event manager Jonathan Smith has this evening withdrawn his candidacy for membership of the NZ AIDS Foundation trust board, citing likely conflict of interest issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stage spotlight on a gay sex shocker!
    The coathangers are rattling...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Summer camp planned for Queenstown
    The organizer of Queentown's Gay Ski Week has announced his crew will be back in the 'adventure capital' from 10 to 18 January 2009 with the inaugural Summer Camp NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Oct 2007

  • A statue of Kylie Minogue for London?
    A UK tabloid newspaper story that a group of gay men have applied for planning permission to erect a statue of pop singer Kylie Minogue in a London street is news to Westminster City Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harry Potter author outs Wizard School head
    British author J...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific Islanders talk safe sex at NZ fono
    The largest gathering of Pacific Island sexual minority communities in the Pacific region is taking place this Labour Weekend in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Oct 2006

  • Elton John coming to Wellington?
    Pop singer Elton John looks set to visit Wellington in apparently his only New Zealand concert, the Dominion Post reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Oct 2005

  • Television news report: Fa'afafine call for a greater voice in the fight against AIDS (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Edward Cowley. TV3 news, ref F89550.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Hate-Speech initiatives to be abandoned
    The confidence and supply agreement between Labour and United Future includes a promise by the Labour government to abandon any proposals for "hate speech" laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Oct 2004

  • MP Georgina Beyer introduces the Human Rights (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill in Parliament (New Zealand)
    The Bill offers specific protection from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity. Beyer later withdraws the Bill in August 2006 following an opinion from Crown Law saying that transgender people are already protected under the existing human rights legislation of New Zealand.
    Links: Parliament, NZ Herald
  • MAXIMum Impact: Overseas Links
    They're campaigning for a vision of what they call 'civil society', but what does this vision bring with it, and what does it mean for glbt people? Certainly all my discussions with Maxim Auckland staff (there are more in Christchurch) have been nothing but pleasant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Oct 2003

  • Chief censor a "bragging" homo
    NZ First deputy leader Peter Brown has attempted to soften the impact of comments he made last week that suggested Chief Censor Bill Hastings and his deputy should be fired because their homosexuality was a factor in "letting smut" through the system...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Triangle rejects Islam complaint
    Triangle Television has rejected a viewer complaint over a recent episode of its Voice of Islam programme, which said homosexuals should be put to death and incited Muslims to “clean up” problems in their neighbourhoods...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Oct 1995

  • Georgina Beyer is elected Mayor of Carterton (Carterton, New Zealand)
    Beyer becomes the world's first openly transexual mayor.
    Links: Wikipedia
  • The Riding the Rainbow conference takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Pink Health conference focuses on lesbian and gay health and is held at the Wellington College of Education. Speakers include Raz Bloomfield and Neville Creighton.
    Links: NZ.com

Fri 21 Oct 1988

  • Media reports that the Ettie Rout Clinic opens in Christchurch (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The clinic is the third AIDS clinic to open and is run by the New Zealand AIDS FOundation. The Clinic carries Rout's name until 2003.
    Links: Nga Taonga
  • Television news report: Department of Health launches an explicit HIV/AIDS campaign (New Zealand)
    Includes an interview with Karen Poutasi. Eyewitness news, ref F95076.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 21 Oct 1985

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