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Fri 22 Oct 2021

  • Fiona Clark: veteran photographer celebrated in ‘Unafraid’
    In the mid-1970s artist Fiona Clark pushed the envelope with her vivid photographs of Auckland's burgeoning queer scene...
    Links: RNZ
  • Major hurdle for HIV-positive immigrants to be removed
    Immigration NZ will no longer view HIV as a condition which will "impose significant costs" on the health system...
    Links: Stuff
  • Miriam Margolyes ‘sometimes I know I’m being naughty’
    At age 80, gleefully outspoken actress Miriam Margolyes tells her eye-popping life story in the new memoir, This Much Is True...
    Links: RNZ
  • Must See Gay Love Story ‘End Of The Century’ Comes To...
    Links: Express
  • Rialto Channel Brings Award-Winning Inspirational Story Of Acceptance To Kiwi Screens
    Links: Express
  • South Korean Military Refuses To Backdown After Illegally Discharging Trans Soldier
    Links: Express

Thu 22 Oct 2020

  • Labour MP Louisa Wall calls for homosexual law reform in the Cook Islands
    Labour MP and LGBTQIA+ advocate Louisa Wall is calling on the Catholic church in New Zealand to support homosexual law reform in the Cook Islands...
    Links: RNZ
  • Applications Now Open for Rainbow Pride Auckland’s Parade
    Links: Express
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Questions To Be Included In UK...
    Links: Express
  • Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Unions For The First Time
    Links: Express
  • Pope Francis Voices Historic Support For Same-Sex Civil Unions
    Links: Express

Tue 22 Oct 2019

  • “I knew It Was Going To Be Offensive” Folau Boasts To...
    Links: Express

Mon 22 Oct 2018

  • Kevin Baker, a.k.a. Buffy of Buffy and Bimbo fame, dies (Napier, New Zealand)
    Links: Dunstalls
  • ‘Transgender’ definition may be erased in the United States
     The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a US government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law...
    Links: Stuff
  • Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message
    VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops are entering the final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Out and About with Express: Furry Fridays @ The Dogs Bollix
    Links: Express

Sun 22 Oct 2017

  • Inquiry follows council boss' alleged reference to elected councillor as 'homosexual'
    A council boss is under investigation over allegations he referred to "one homosexual" among his elected councillors during meetings with community groups...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Playboy magazine features its first transgender Playmate
    Ines Rau is Playboy magazine's first transgender Playmate, appearing in the marquee spot of the magazine's November/December issue...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • When a straight woman falls in love with a gay man
    Like most people, Monica Davidson was devastated when her boyfriend dumped her...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Robert Mugabe appointed World Health Organisation ‘Goodwill Ambassador’
    Links: Express
  • Three Rainbow MPs to Become Ministers
    Links: Express

Sat 22 Oct 2016

  • Tranzform - 2nd hand clothing sale (2016) (17-19 Tory Street)
    Ariki Brightwell talks about Tranzforms first 2nd hand clothing sale.
    Features: Taupuruariki Brightwell
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 22 Oct 2015

  • Caitlyn Jenner to be Named Woman of the Year by Glamour...
    Links: Express
  • German Political Party Wants to Ban ‘Gay’ Schoolbooks and TV
    Links: Express
  • Homophobia on the Rise in India
    Links: Express
  • Club for LGBT intellectually disabled youth created
    An Australian mother and her teenage son have started up a support club for intellectually disabled LGBT youth in a bid to help others navigate the sometimes difficult process of coming out and entering into a same-sex relationship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Youth in Pride
    Auckland University queer rights officer Tessa Naden highlights the importance of a having a visible youth presence in the Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF boss: No remits means members happy
    The lack of any remits lined up for the NZ AIDS Foundation's November AGM is a sign that the organisation's members are happy with the work being done and the direction it is taking, according to its chief executive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY Co-Chair overcomes odds to run in marathon
    RainbowYOUTH’s new Co-Chairperson, Amanda Parkinson, will be running in this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon putting herself and her health to the test...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US anti-trans rights scare video
    Opponents of a proposed gender anti-discrimination ordinance in the American city of Houston have plumbed new depths in a video designed to scare the hell out of the city's voters...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 22 Oct 2014

  • “A Night Out” with GALS
    Links: Express
  • GLBT Jamaicans Facing “intolerable levels of violence” – Human Rights Watch...
    Links: Express
  • Jump on Board! Auckland Pride Festival Seeks New Board Memebers
    Links: Express
  • MKR’s Christchurch Cuties
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015 Tourism Campaign Launched
    Links: Express
  • Former Aus PM advocated for gay rights
    Pioneering former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was champion of gay and lesbian rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Former Deputy PM belittles sexuality talk
    Michael Cullen says it's "unlikely to be a major factor" Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen says Grant Robertson’s sexuality “is no more relevant as a qualification or disqualification than the fact that John Key Is rich, Helen Clark is a woman, or Rob Muldoon was vertically challenged”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GSW team thrilled with Lonely Planet nod
    Sally and Mandy Whitewoods are excited about their event being name-dropped by Lonely Planet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton Pride launches new website
    Hamilton Pride has launched its newly-designed website ahead of the 2014 pride week, which begins on 31 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Irony of 'gay friendly' ranking pointed out
    A senior political journalist has brought up the irony in New Zealand being ranked the second most gay friendly place in the world, in light of the debate over Labour leadership hopeful Grant Robertson’s sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mardi Gras' Courtney Act teaser
    Drag star Courtney Act has been photographed at the city’s most iconic locations in a campaign to welcome the world to Sydney for Mardi Gras 2015...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sri Lanka takes anti-discrimination stride
    Rosanna Flamer-Caldera from Equal Ground Sri Lanka has, for the first time ever, acknowledged the non-discrimination provisions in its constitution protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Adorable coming out story
    A gay man recalls coming out to his football mad mum, who tells him "Oh, honey, honey, that's fine, but can we just wait till commercial?!" GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 22 Oct 2013

  • Christchurch Pride announced for March 2014
    The dates have been locked in for Christchurch Pride 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Loving Life at Fono 5
    Members of New Zealand’s Pacific rainbow communities will gather in Auckland for the long weekend to enjoy the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s biennial Love Life Fono...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pressure on Coca-Cola to speak up on Russia
    Coca-Cola bosses are expected to meet this week to decide if they should speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws, and the supporters of GLBTI rights worldwide are being urged to pressure the company to do so...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 22 Oct 2011

  • "Being trans is not an illness"
    New Zealand's queer communities are being urged to support the international day of action for the Stop Trans Pathologisation campaign (STP2011) today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chauvel concerned victim put on trial in absentia
    Charles Chavel Charles Chauvel believes Parliament needs to have "a good hard look" at the rules of evidence in murder trials...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The RWC 1st XV
    After 6 weeks of close evaluation of form and careful deliberation, the Queer Eye for the Rugby Guy RWC 2011 team has been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 22 Oct 2010

  • 20 year murder sentence for gay prince
    Bandar Abdulaziz A gay Saudi royal prince has been given a twenty year jail sentence for murdering his manservant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grotesque Serbia
    Over fifteen years after the Balkan Wars ravaged Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo, Serbia is still a no-go area for LGBT and other human rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Massive birthday bash promised at Club Ivy
    After an "action packed" two years, Wellington's gay nightclub Club Ivy will celebrate with a party to remember this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Rev Don Mence
    Rev Don Mence The Rev Don Mence (22 January 1933 to 25 September 2010) has died peacefully at his home in Te Aroha...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary: Rev Don Mence
    Rev Don Mence The Rev Don Mence (22 January 1933 to 25 September 2010) has died peacefully at his home in Te Aroha...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia's gay march ban ruled illegal
    The European Court of Human Rights has told Russia its ban on gay marches is illegal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 22 Oct 2009

  • Buffy and Bimbo are calendar girls for SPCA
    Auckland's 'fabulous makeover girls' Buffy and Bimbo are among the glamour models who appear in a new fundraising 2010 calendar to support animal welfare - in a project dubbed 'beauty for the beasts'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth to employ more staff
    Auckland-based LGBT youth support network Rainbow Youth are taking on more staff to increase its outreach to schools...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The challenges New Zealand's gay/bi teenagers face
    "Youth '07 launched tomorrow, it's not all gloom and doom ya know...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toronto picked for World Pride in 2014
    Delegates at the International Pride Conference in Florida this week have chosen Toronto as the host city for 2014's international celebration of gay equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 22 Oct 2008

  • ACT: Getting government out of our lives
    This is the third 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
  • An Outrageous Proposition in California
    Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Event organisers hold out for Hero Fest
    Just over three months out from the annual Hero Festival, Auckland's LGBT event organisers are keen to get to work planning a variety of events – but are still waiting for the go-ahead from the Hero Festival Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbt Greens happy with Labour link-up
    A Greens co-spokesperson on glbt issues says he is happy with his party's just-announced decision to only link up with Labour, and not National, in any post-election governing coalition arrangement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hero Parade '98 in NZ's online TV archive
    TV3's full coverage of the 1998 Hero Parade, and a half-hour adventure with the Topp Twins are among over 250 programme titles now available to view from today on the new NZ On Screen website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key's support for anti-gay groups "two faced"
    A National party proposal to disband the gay-friendly Families Commission and instead fund NGO initiatives carried out by homophobic conservative religious groups has led Rainbow Labour spokesperson Maryan Street to label National leader John Key as "two-faced...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 22 Oct 2007

  • 'Love in Action' Vs. 'Homosexual Hate'
    The "you can stop being gay" exgay movements from Exodus New Zealand -in cessation through "lack of support" - were inexorably bound to be unsuccessful...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beautiful setting for lesbian summercamp
    January's lesbian summercamp in Kiriwai will be a great opportunity to rest and recover under canvas in the peace of the countryside near the ocean and native bush, says organiser Aggie Jakubska...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 22 Oct 2006

  • Hamilton
    The Waikato's GLBT nightclub the Next Door Bar, and the adjoining 10 High sex-on-site venue both closed their doors suddenly last Thursday, but owner Clive Brocker assures GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Happy Diwali
    Sanjay Dayal Sanjay Dayal, 20, has just led his dance troupe to victory at the Diwali Festival of Lights in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 22 Oct 2005

  • Fa
    A three-day conference is being held in Auckland this weekend for Fa'afafine, preceding next week's international HIV/AIDS conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: An open letter from Pacific community leaders
    Open Letter from Pacific Community Leaders Pan Pacific Regional HIV/AIDS Conference Auckland New Zealand 25-28 October 2005 20 October 2005 Greetings, The Pan Pacific Regional HIV/AIDS Conference is an opportunity to re-examine our regional identity and reinvigorate collective action in addressing issues that concern the risk of HIV infection in our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Life sentence for 'Gay panic' murder
    Dickie Faisauvale has been sentenced to a 17 year minimum non-parole period for the murder of Auckland man Robert Hunt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Silent Right?
    In the Maxim Institute's latest Evidence magazine, there appears to be a puzzling disengagement from opposing LGBT rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 22 Oct 2004

  • Antigay US judge slips into New Zealand
    Anti-gay US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia slipped into the country yesterday, making a low-key appearance at Auckland University...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Contradictions and shotgun strategies
    One of the hallmarks of a fundamentally weak argument is in the way that its adherents defend it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hate speech law may bring us together
    A well-drafted hate speech law may bring LGBT, ethnic, and religious minorities together, says Massey University researcher Peter Saxton, because it would protect robust argument but not at the expense of our "common humanity"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Provocation defence to be reviewed
    Provocation defences in murder trials are currently being reviewed by the Law Commission, says Justice Minister Phil Goff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stacking the student deck: Epilogue
    THE FLANNAGAN OBJECTIONS TO THE CIVIL UNION BILL GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Why Flannagan fails... another perspective
    Matthew Flannagan is a conservative Christian student, affiliated to the Reformed Calvinist tradition, and currently works with Student Choice, an organisation that advocates voluntary student unionism...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 22 Oct 2003

  • 'Family' used to be such a nice word
    The GLBT communities should be gearing up for a fight against the religious right says Wellington researcher and writer Craig Young...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Presbyterians pave the way for gay ministers
    A judicial commission has ruled that there are no specific regulations barring gays and lesbians from leadership roles in the Presbyterian Church, paving the way for Wellington woman Deborah Gordon to fulfil her dream of becoming a Presbyterian minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex was consensual, says restaurant owner
    Bar and restaurant owner Philip David Sturm has pleaded guilty to eight charges of supplying speed or ecstasy, but not guilty to twelve charges of sexual violation and stupefying with intent, saying in his defence that the sex was consensual...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 22 Oct 1998

  • New Zealand Navy announces a gay-friendly policy (New Zealand)
    It includes the issuing of pink triangle stickers to identify "safe places"

Mon 22 Oct 1984

  • Churches in New Zealand attempt to block the television series Jesus the Evidence (New Zealand)
    The BBC series contains references to homosexuality.
    Links: YouTube

Sun 22 Oct 1978

  • Empire Tavern holds the "Empire Debutante Drag Ball" (Auckland, New Zealand)

Mon 22 Oct 1973

  • Television: artist Toss Woollaston talks about painter John Constable (New Zealand)
    Review, ref: TZP6434.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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