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Sun 24 Oct 2021

  • Can the first ever Aussie bisexual Bachelorette save a dying franchise?
    OPINION: First episodes of the Bachelorette Australia breathe fresh life into a franchise that has been giving its dying gasps...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 24 Oct 2019

  • Mark Richardson Apologetic After Outing Ryan Bridge On Live TV
    Links: Express

Wed 24 Oct 2018

  • Review: Calum Scott @ Auckland’s Powerstation
    Links: Express

Tue 24 Oct 2017

  • 'Just like a normal wedding': Gay couple of 35 years marry in Sydney, Australia
    It was at iconic Oxford St gay bar Midnight Shift that Australian couple Bill and John met in 1982...
    Links: Stuff
  • Kiwi transgender woman stores own sperm so she can be a dad
    A Kiwi transgender woman had her sperm frozen before her transformation - so she can become a father in the next 10 years...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Kiwi transgender woman stores own sperm so she can be a parent
    A Kiwi transgender woman had her sperm frozen before her transformation - so she can become a parent in the next 10 years...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Sam Smith doesn't bother with a gender title: 'I feel just as much woman as I am man'
    Sam Smith seems to regret a couple of things in his life...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 24 Oct 2016

  • Elizabeth Kerekere hopes to become Green Party MP
    Fierce LGBTI and indigenous rights advocate Elizabeth Kerekere has applied to run as a candidate for the Green Party in 2017...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Oct 2015

  • 2015 Intersex Awareness Day to be Biggest Yet
    Links: Express
  • Indonesia’s Aceh Province Introduces New Anti Gay Law
    Links: Express
  • Sochi Olympics Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy Comes Out as Gay
    Links: Express
  • Why It’s More Difficult Being Gay Today Than It Was 20...
    Links: Express
  • Gay LBC radio host told he deserves to die
    A 22 year old Pakistani British woman told LBC radio host, Iain Dale; “My religion is very clear about what happens to gay people… the punishment is the death penalty”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hopes trans healthcare guidelines bring change
    The World Medical Association have released new transgender healthcare guidelines for physicians urging them to increase their knowledge and sensitivity towards transgender people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Inside the Ak Outgames fiasco
    The Outgames, when delivered at optimum level, are an impressive and wide-ranging affair...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames board "disengaged" and "irresponsible"
    Damien Strogen The originator of the failed attempt to mount the Auckland Outgames 2016 says the board created to oversee the project was "disengaged" and "irresponsible" and made its final decisions - including to resign en masse - "behind closed doors...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Oct 2014

  • Auckland Arts Festival Promises Something for Everyone
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Outgames Board appointed
    Team Auckland swimmers at the Darwin Outgames A Board has been appointed to oversee planning for the 2016 Auckland Asia Pacific Outgames...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour Weekend events guide
    If you are heading out this weekend, there are a few things on, including male strippers and a women’s night in Auckland, a singlet party in Wellington and a night out run by the Christchurch Pride team...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More NZ women needed for sports study
    The voices of New Zealand women are urgently needed for a first-ever world study of homophobia in sport, which closes on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Oct 2013

  • A friend's memories of Sue King
    The stories are rolling in about a woman who will go down in New Zealand's gay history, Sue King...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Adored dressmaker Sue King dies in Sydney
    Tributes are pouring in for Sue King, a talented designer and identity on Auckland’s gay scene in the 70s and 80s, who has died peacefully in Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hunky actor signs up for Elton John role
    Tom Hardy Gorgeous The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy has signed up to play Elton John in biopic Rocketman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pioneering health research to be released
    Researcher Michael Stevens will tonight release his report into the public health needs of New Zealand’s ‘rainbow communities’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remembering Sue King
    Known for whipping up decadent outfits without patterns, Sue King is also believed to have been the first person in New Zealand to have gender reassignment surgery...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report: Data vital to address health inequalities
    A ground-breaking new report has found social prejudice continues to have a negative impact on the health of GLBTI people in New Zealand, and research and data collection needs to be a priority in order to forge change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Worries pastor will whip up anti-gay fervour
    Enoch Adeboye says “gay marriage will lead to the end of the human race” There is serious concern about an upcoming New Zealand visit of a fiercely anti-gay Nigerian pastor, whose sermons have a history of leading to violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Oct 2012

  • Marriage Equality: Liberation Geography?
    If Auckland has lower than normal levels of marriage equality support for a metropolitan centre, then what do other patterns of support and opposition tell us about the lay of the land over this issue? According to the Colmar/Brunton poll on marriage equality, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin all have substantial majorities of support for marriage equality, and even the traditionally rural countryside is onside...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nurses' union staunch in support for equality
    The President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation says the union is making a submission for marriage equality because it aims to oppose injustice and inequality wherever it impacts on the health and well-being of New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Debating Same-Sex Marriage
    John Corvino and Maggie Gallagher: Debating Same-Sex Marriage: New York: Oxford University Press: 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans marriage equality
    Retired teacher, trans activist and trans youth advocate Diane Sparkes writes on the importance of passing the marriage equality Bill for married Transgender persons: the freedom to stay married without state interference and the right to be legally who you are: Diane Sparkes Shortly, submissions on the Marriage Equality Bill will close; I offer the following for those who still have not made their submissions to consider a little known aspect of marriage equality that passing this bill will fix...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans marriage equality
    Retired teacher, trans activist and trans youth advocate Diane Sparkes writes on the importance of passing the marriage equality Bill for married Transgender persons: the freedom to stay married without state interference and the right to be legally who you are: Diane Sparkes Shortly, submissions on the Marriage Equality Bill will close; I offer the following for those who still have not made their submissions to consider a little known aspect of marriage equality that passing this bill will fix...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weekly marriage meetings underway in capital
    File photo Community momentum is growing in the battle for marriage equality ahead of Friday’s closing date for submissions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Oct 2011

  • Trusting young men at risk of contracting HIV
    Nathan Lachowsky Younger New Zealand men who have sex with men are more likely to have fewer sexual partners than their older counterparts, but are less likely to use condoms with their casual sex partners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two Dorothies at Sea: Bare-arsed cheeks
    An occasional blog 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

Sun 24 Oct 2010

  • AGM and awards to be held together
    Government House The New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board's AGM will be held on Saturday 27 November at Government House in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remembering a wahine toa
    On Saturday 16th October 2010, I was honoured to join the Tocker whanau, friends and NZ Singers and Songwriters in the Hura Kohatu (unveiling) of Mahinaarangi and her Mum Rihitapuwae in Taumarunui...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 24 Oct 2009

  • France: False Universals?
    In France, homosexuality was decriminalised in the early nineteenth century...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K' Road strips for Labour weekend undies parties
    If you're a gay guy in Auckland who wants to go out this Labour Weekend but can't think of what to wear, don't worry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK's first gay tourist office opens in London
    Britain's first-ever all-LGBT tourist information centre has just opened in Soho, the heart of gay London...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Oct 2008

  • Austrian Neo-Nazi party sacks gay leader
    Austria’s extreme-right Alliance for the Future of Austria Party has fired its leader a day after he said he had had a long-term affair with the charismatic former head of the party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysian fatwa against 'masculine' women
    Malaysia's high-powered National Fatwa Council has banned women from dressing or behaving like men and engaging in lesbian sex, saying it is forbidden by Islam, the country's official religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 24 Oct 2007

  • GayNZ.com's new forum - Join the conversation!
    Our brand new message board is now open, with all the existing memberships and posts transferred from our old board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Melbourne Outgames Co-Pres to visit NZ
    The co-president of Melbourne's inaugural gay and lesbian multi-sport games is holding meetings in Auckland and Wellington this week so New Zealanders can find out more about the event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Most Harry Potter fans applaud wizard outing
    The 'Muggle', or non-wizard, world is agog at author J...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow WGN funds talks on LGBT violence
    Rainbow Wellington has announced funds from its community grants scheme will underwrite the costs of a recent conference on Domestic Violence in Same Sex Relationships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singapore rejects gay sex law change
    Gay people have a place in Singaporean society but they cannot be part of the "mainstream way of life," a senior government minister told the country's Parliament on Monday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sturm admits he "misread the signals"
    An Auckland restaurateur jailed in 2003 for drugging and raping younger men is now out of prison and on home detention after admitting full responsibility for his actions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • When porn 'fantasy' meets reality
    Staff at New Zealand's all-male sex-on-site venues are well aware the best way to keep their clientele safe and well is to keep up the "put a rubber on for anal sex" message...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • When porn 'fantasy' meets reality
    Staff at New Zealand's all-male sex-on-site venues are well aware the best way to keep their clientele safe and well is to keep up the "put a rubber on for anal sex" message...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 24 Oct 2006

  • Uncivil Societies: Post-Communism and the Christian Right
    While we tend to associate the excesses of the Christian Right with Australia and the United States, post-communist Russia and Poland's LGBT communities have graver difficulties...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 24 Oct 2005

  • Beyer back in favour again
    It seems the Prime Minister is not showing MP Georgina Beyer the door after all...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National attacks AIDS Foundation
    National party deputy leader Gerry Brownlee has launched an attack on the AIDS Foundation over its commitments to the Treaty of Waitangi...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 24 Oct 2004

  • SPCS release Queer Nation promo
    The voluable Society for the Promotion of Community Standards may need to consider a name change to the 'Society for the Promotion of Gay Media' after its fourth antigay press release in a single week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Oct 2003

  • Chch Oscars turn 21 with glitz and glam
    Glitz and glamour are expected to prevail at the 21st annual gay Oscars night in Christchurch, an event recognising the work of GLBT folk in the garden city...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Home detention for Darren McDonald
    Former TV3 newsreader Darren McDonald has successfully applied for home detention, after being convicted last month on two charges relating to the supply of methamphetamine and ecstasy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian minister defends same-sex parents
    A Wellington lesbian Presbyterian minister has defended the parenting skills of same-sex couples to a select committee considering the Care of Children bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sturm employee delayed complaints
    An 22-year-old employee of Auckland restauranteur Philip David Sturm said yesterday in court that he did not contact police for more than a year regarding allegations of sexual violation because he felt it may have been his fault...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 24 Oct 2002

  • Kiwis to attend International Pride Conference
    A small delegation of New Zealanders is to attend the 21st World InterPride conference to be held in San Francisco next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 24 Oct 1997

  • The first episode of Queer Nation is broadcast (New Zealand)
    Queer Nation began as a broadcast segment Express Report on Horizon TV in February 1996. It expanded into a half-hour format called Out There, and then became Queer Nation. ref TZP193773
    Links: Nga Taonga

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