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Wed 27 Oct 2021

  • Cavallo becomes first active A-League player to come out as gay
    Adelaide United midfielder Josh Cavallo is the first active A-League player to come out as gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • David Beckham to Become ‘Face’ of Qatar Despite Country’s Anti LGBTQ...
    Links: Express
  • HE-DEVIL!! Graham Norton Drops New Wicked Rich Crafted Red With Invivo
    Links: Express
  • UK PM Boris Johnson Confuses HIV And AIDS … Again
    Links: Express

Fri 27 Oct 2017

  • Anika Moa: A Labour of Love
    Links: Express
  • Charges Dropped in Dubai ‘Public Indecency’ Case
    Links: Express
  • Neon Bootleg: The Unauthorised Biography of Mistress Moe Laga
    Links: Express
  • Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Personalities: Alex Plumb
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith Opened Up About His Gender and The Internet Is...
    Links: Express

Thu 27 Oct 2016

  • Petition for Trans Rights Given to Government
    Links: Express
  • Review: Stars in Her Eyes
    Links: Express
  • The Golden Equation
    Links: Express
  • Christianity and LGBTI allies
    Christianity and LGBTI life is often at odds ends, but this past Labour weekend in Auckland a conference was held aiming to provide a safe space for LGBTI Christians to share their experiences in the hopes of educating church leaders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glamaphones concert remembers all souls
    Wellington’s dazzling LGBTI choir, The Glamaphones are treating audiences to a special concert this Saturday night, remembering and commemorating those who have passed away...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moaning in America
    Although Donald Trump looks like losing the imminent US federal elections, his insurgent movement of "Trumpists" may still present a long term problem when it comes to the stability of US politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report urges zero tolerance for homophobia in sport
    A new report is recommending national sporting bodies adopt a policy of zero tolerance for homophobia in all areas of the organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tributes pour in for couple killed at Dreamworld
    Friends and loved ones having been paying tribute to Roozi Araghi and Luke Dorsett, the couple who were among those who lost their lives in the tragic incident at Dreamworld on Tuesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Oct 2015

  • Anti Gay Party Secures Polish Election Victory
    Links: Express
  • Dr Peter Saxton Says New Zealand “Risks Being Left Behind” on...
    Links: Express
  • Uncertainty Over Body Positive SGM Date
    Links: Express
  • Vatican Declares There is “Absolutely No Grounds” For Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Anti-gay singer Beanie Man is coming to NZ
    Controversial Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man has been announced as part of the 2016 Raggamuffin lineup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barebackers not testing for HIV regurlarly
    Dr Peter Saxton Half of NZ's gay and bi men who are having unprotected sex have not tested for HIV in the past year and they may not be telling their partners they could have contracted HIV in the meantime...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Germaine Greer continues transphobic tirade
    High profile Australian feminist Germaine Greer is causing great upset once again as she continues to publicly express her extreme transphobic views...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pot Shots?
    The medical cannabis debate has arisen again in Australia and New Zealand, but what is its current status and how might liberalisation affect members of our communities? There are two fairly entrenched schools of thought on this issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two HIV cases will be tried next year
    The trial of an Auckland man charged over the infection of another man with HIV will not be held until next year following delays in the defense lawyer receiving medical records relating to several witnesses...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Oct 2014

  • Sammy Salsa
    Links: Express
  • To Russia With Love – Trialer
    Links: Express
  • Just how gay-friendly are we?
    Picture: Dee-licious Clothes We’ve been declared the second-most gay friendly place in the world, which is nice, but just how much does it reflect reality? Lonely Planet ranks New Zealand second, behind Copenhagen, in terms of being inclusive and progressive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Akl Pride Board member needed
    Auckland Pride Parade Auckland Pride Festival’s governing Board needs a new member...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre tribute to Peter Taylor
    A musical is in the works which will be based around the series of Dots bars run by the late Peter Taylor and his partner Rodney Coleman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Oct 2013

  • Sebastian - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Sebastian talks about trans-masculinity.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Under-30s sought for Asian Aucklanders study
    File photo Young Chinese and South Asian men who have sex with men are being sought to take part in a study about life in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn performer, dramatist Paul Jenden dies
    Paul Jenden Gay Wellington theatre and performance stalwart Paul Jenden has died after a long battle against cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Oct 2012

  • Confirmation complainant was an NZAF client
    Silipa Take 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ministry expresses confidence in NZAF's response
    Silipa Take 4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: The Mist Wanderers
              THE MIST WANDERERS           - by Sebastian Langfield The footlights faded and the curtain closed on the final performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for this leg of the national tour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Small march against marriage equality in Mangere
    Just 300 people have marched against marriage equality in a protest organised by 30 Tongan churches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Student questions Archbishop on marriage equality
    The Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury has been officially welcomed to New Zealand today, and immediately questioned on 'same-sex marriage' by a straight-shooting school student...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Oct 2011

  • Blog heaven
    Michael Stevens writes The Good, The Bad    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bold Bono voted off Dancing With The Stars
    Chaz Bono (right) with partner Lacey Schwimmer Chaz Bono has been voted off Dancing With The Stars after six weeks on the reality show, meaning he finishes in seventh place...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Capital Gains Tax: Good for LGBT Communities
    In July, Labour mooted a capital gains tax in preference to the Key administration's plan for asset sales should they be re-elected...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Commonwealth leader backs gay rights
    Kamalesh Sharma speaking at the Commonwealth People's Forum In an historic move and on the eve of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth has called for each of the member nations to end the discrimination and criminalisation of gay people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hefty haul announced for Urge Slave Auction
    The lots have been announced for this Saturday’s annual Slave Auction at Urge Bar, and there are plenty of potential Christmas presents for that burly man in your life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • In our own backyard
      Did you know people gay sex is a criminal act in the majority of nations in the Commonwealth? As CHOGM begins in Perth, we share a list of shame, outlining the countries where change is vital to shake off the colonial hangover...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM pleads for public to help solve killing
    Murder victim Stuart Walker Prime Minister David Cameron is appealing for the public to help solve the horrifying murder of a gay barman which has left a Scottish town in utter shock...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Oct 2010

  • Charges dropped over NYC anti-gay torture
    The Bronx house where the attack took place Charges have been dropped against three of the 11 suspects arrested the beating and torture of four men in an horrific anti-gay attack in New York...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mike Puru to take the plunge for Slave Auction
    Radio jock Mike Puru A bungy jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge with Mike Puru and two nights at Koromiko Homestay  are among the items which will go under the hammer at the Urge Slave Auction this Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rape accused was like a "deranged animal"
    A visually impaired lesbian has given evidence to a Sydney court that a man told her she “had not met the best man yet” before raping her in her own home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Saudi Arabia: Death of A Prince?
    With the recent murder conviction of a Saudi prince in London after the death of a manservant, what is the background of lesbian and gay rights in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia is one of the world's last surviving absolute monarchies and is custodian of the holiest sites of veneration in Islam, Mecca and Medina...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takatāpui Awards tickets sell out
    Tickets to this weekend's National Takatāpui Awards have sold out, but there are still a few places for people who want to attend the full Hui Takatāpui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The top five reasons you love Rufus!
    Rufus Wainwright is about to embark on three shows in his much-awaited New Zealand return...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Oct 2009

  • Chch's biggest gay night awarded local leaders
    Christchurch's LGBT community awards night may have had a different name this year, but for hostess Miss Mole it was business as usual as she handed out gongs to the city's leading lights in front of a huge cheering crowd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr. Gay Wellington raised $1,259 for OUTLine
    Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Neo-Nazi gay romance wins at Rome film fest
    A Danish film about a gay love affair between two members of a violent neo-Nazi group has won top honours at the Rome Film Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine thrilled with ANZ bank's $5,483 donation
    Staff of ANZ bank have donated $5,483 to be put towards a new phone system for OUTLine NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Oct 2008

  • Labour: Committed to human rights and dignity
    This is the fourth 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

Sat 27 Oct 2007

  • 25th Chch Oscars made the Civic sparkle
    With so many guest performers from around NZ - and several Christchurch favourites also strutting their stuff on stage - it's no wonder the 25th Annual Chch Oscars Celebration ran a little over time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF chair will not seek relection
    The Chair of the NZ AIDS Foundation has today announced that he will step down from the Trust Board and not seek re-election at next month's Annual General Meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF chair will not seek relection
    The Chair of the NZ AIDS Foundation has today announced that he will step down from the Trust Board and not seek re-election at next month's Annual General Meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Smoke bomb attack on Lithuanian gay club
    Smoke bombs were set off in a nightclub in Vilnius last night as members of the International Gay and Lesbian Association partied inside...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toni Shuker, Wellington's Miss Downunder 2007
    Toni Shuker With a little help from a mullet hairstyle and a bikini, this 21-year-old single gal took away the Miss Downunder title at Imerst nightclub on Labour Weekend Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US study switches worms' sexual orientation
    Altering a gene in the brain of female worms changed their sexual orientation, US researchers said on Thursday, making female worms attracted to other females...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Oct 2006


  • Andrew Thiele When gay people socialise, it’s most often around alcohol...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF releases documents for AGM
    The documents for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation 2006 Annual General Meeting have been sent to members on Tuesday this week, Board of Trustees Chair Jeremy Lambert has announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peace Award nomination for '20 Years Out'
    Gareth Watkin's work producing Radio New Zealand's ‘20 Years Out' documentary has been recognised, as the series is a finalist in the Peace Media Awards, to be announced on the 9th of November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Winners at the ChCh Drag Oscars
    The 24th Annual Christchurch Drag Oscars were held at the Civic Theatre on Sunday 22nd October, and organiser Miss Mole tells GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Oct 2005

  • Television documentary: Tuberculosis AIDS (New Zealand)
    Investigating AIDS in South Africa. Ref F194293.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • "PC eradicator" boxes at shadows
    Only one day into the job, and National's "political correctness eradicator" Wayne Mapp is already boxing at shadows, vowing to take "coercive powers" from the Human Rights Commission that it doesn't have...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Be careful crossing road, homophobe author Duff told
    Homophobic author and Books In Homes project founder Alan Duff has lashed out at gays and disabled people, saying he's sick of hearing about the rights of minorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays and disabled people: who cares?
    Homophobic author and Books In Homes project founder Alan Duff has lashed out at gays and disabled people, saying he's sick of hearing about the rights of minorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLBT data needed from Census
    High rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with men is only one of the reasons that sexual orientation information should be collected through the Census, says NZAF Senior Researcher Peter Saxton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: "ABC"
    Churches in the Pacific have a lot to answer for in the region's burgeoning AIDS crisis, shirking responsibility and relying on ancient texts from ignorant times rather than common sense and science to determine their response...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: Mobilise against drug availability delays!
    At the Pan Pacific HIV/AIDS conference this morning HIV positive health activist and researcher Michael Stevens made an impassioned case for the unacceptability of the system by which New Zealand makes subsidised drugs available for HIV/AIDS treatment...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Oct 1998

  • Do You Like What You See? (Wellington)
    A couple of gay photographers talk about their work.
    Features: David, Ian Kember
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 27 Oct 1994

  • Radio advert for New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt (Auckland)
    Radio advert used to promote viewings of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial at the Manukau City Shopping Centre in late 1994
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 27 Oct 1916

  • The Ohinemuri Gazette reports on the court appearance of Frederick Wright (a.k.a Kathleen Woodhouse) (London, United Kingdom)
    Wright is charged with "being an idle and disorderly person in female attire". Wright tells police that he wished he had been a woman.
    Links: Papers Past

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