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Thu 29 Oct 2020

  • Donald Trump Jr’s Alleged Mistress Says Ivanka Trump Is a Lesbian
    Links: Express

Tue 29 Oct 2019

  • 200,000 Celebrate Pride in Taiwan
    Links: Express
  • Openly Gay Wrestler Signed to WWE
    Links: Express
  • US Study Shows Depression Rates Twice As High For LGB Teens
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Sun 29 Oct 2017

  • Muslim Malaysian student starts anonymous site to help others
    When 22-year-old Muslim student Azizi Anis Amalina came to New Zealand from Malaysia last year, she found herself in a totally different world...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 29 Oct 2016

  • AKL poetry/theatre project seeking submissions
    Breaking Boundaries is looking for LGBTI poets to join them in creating a poetry-theatre show about Auckland’s queer communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christians Against Trump?!
    It is almost amusing to watch the US Christian Right and its overseas satellites contort into knots when it comes to the vexed subject of Donald Trump...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLITTFAB lives in Palmerston North
    MaLGRA (the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association) is the oldest continuously existing LGBTI+ organisation in Aotearoa/New Zealand, having been founded in 1977...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia voted off UN Human Rights Council
    Russia has been voted off the United Nations Human Rights Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Oct 2015

  • Italian Court: Registration of Overseas Same Sex Marriages Invalid
    Links: Express
  • Ousted Priest Decries “Inhuman” Treatment of Gay Catholics
    Links: Express
  • Sneak Peak of Freeheld Starring Out Actress Ellen Page
    Links: Express
  • The LUXE Issue: The Latest in Eyewear!
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian couple's plea: “We need sperm!”
    An Auckland lesbian couple have taken to social media to crowd source sperm, looking for a potential donor with “Spermfactor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: OE. I AM
    OE: For Our Identity, I AM: A personal Journey Miriam Saphira at the Tiny Theatre, Garnet Station, Auckland 8pm Wed 28, Thurs 29 and Fri 30 October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spermfactor: “our generation, it’s what you do”
    A lesbian couple searching on Facebook for a sperm donor with "Spermfactor" say their approach to crowdsourcing a donor is simply an extension of how their generation now uses digital and social media to get things done...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Oct 2014

  • $25,000 Rainbow Tick Price Tag Questioned
    Links: Express
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Voices Support for GLBT Rights
    Links: Express
  • Blake Skjellerup Stars in Olympics GLBT film
    Links: Express
  • Fafswag Ball is Back for 2014
    Links: Express
  • Italy Ranked one of Europe’s Worst for GLBT Discrimination
    Links: Express
  • Catching up with Blake
    Blake Skjellerup fills us in on the documentary To Russia With Love, which he hopes will reignite conversation about anti-gay discrimination around the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maori King to attend Hui Takataapui dinner
    The crew at Hui Takataapui 2012 The Maori King will be among the dignitaries who will attend a formal dinner at Hui Takatāpui, which is being held in Waikato next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New RandB/hip hop night for Auckland
    The team who brought stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race to Auckland are now expanding their gay and lesbian R  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Oct 2013

  • (Not just) Another Dead Fag
    The suicide of a gay teenager will be tackled head on in the provocatively named Another Dead Fag, which plays in Auckland this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chris Brown released after DC assault
    Chris Brown has been released from custody after an attack on a man who he told "I'm not into that gay shit,” when he tried to jump into a photo with him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Key willing to get into bed with Colin Craig
    John Key has confirmed homophobe Colin Craig and his Conservative Party are a possible National coalition partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour may ensure gay/lesbian representation
    Two of Labour's rainbow MPs Maryan Street and Louisa Wall at the GABA Charitable Auction Labour is considering altering its constitution so gay and lesbian candidates are “fairly represented” on its list, along with other minorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour zeroing in on school balls and sex-ed
    One proposal is to address discrimination over about same-sex ball dates Preventing schools from banning same-sex ball dates and introducing national sex-ed standards are among Labour’s proposed rainbow policies heading into the next election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pro-glbti Hulse appointed Ak Deputy Mayor
    Penny Hulse at an early Pride Festival community meeting Pro-glbti councillor Penny Hulse has been re-appointed as Deputy Mayor of Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Putin claims gay people welcome at Sochi
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has released a statement saying all people are welcome at the Sochi Winter Olympics, no matter what their sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tankersley and Mole honoured by Dalziel
    Picture thanks to Craig J Ashby (www...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Oct 2012

  • Bank's inclusive TV ad includes gay nuptials
    The gay couple in the clip Westpac New Zealand has released a new TV ad which features a gay couple getting engaged and tying the knot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From black times, to black swan
    Buff Auckland dancer Chris Olwage has bowed gracefully out of New Zealand’s Got Talent, and after all the “blisters, blood,strains, sprains, tears and the occasional meltdown” he tells GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mental Health Foundation comes out for equality
    Judi Clements The Mental Health Foundation has made a submission to the select committee considering marriage equality, saying the move would positive impact the mental health and wellbeing of New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Sydney MP "sledged" after landslide win
    Alex Greenwich A hardworking battler for marriage equality in Australia has been elected into New South Wales’ parliament, only to be met with media headlines accusing him of being a “gay party boy” who organised “risqué” beach fundraisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Westpac wedding ad is "ground-breaking" - actor
    "TV husbands" Kereti Kanawa and Josh Preston One of the actors in a new Westpac ad which shows a gay couple getting married thinks it’s a ground-breaking step for advertising in New Zealand, and is confident others will follow suit...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 Oct 2011

  • Frank Lund (a.k.a. Toni Roget) dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Frankie was a female impersonator who created elaborate outfits (a number of them now are held by Te Papa)
  • Rudd takes stand as NZ apparently remains silent
    Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd was reportedly backed up only by his Canadian counterpart Australia's Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has raised the issue of the criminalisation of homosexuality with Commonwealth leaders, but there is yet no word on any action by New Zealand at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Oct 2010

  • "My door is always open" - Len Brown
    Len Brown Incoming Auckland Mayor Len Brown says his door is always open to members of the gay community and is supportive of measures to ensure LGBT voices are heard by the new council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Barratt-Boyes to leave AIDS Foundation
    Ben Barratt-Boyes The NZ AIDS Foundation's National Partnerships Coordinator and organiser of the Big Gay Out is leaving the organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Naval and Family rebranded as Club Seven
    K' Rd venue Naval   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Rufus Wainwright in Christchurch
    As soon as it hit 6pm on Wednesday (27th) I was at my inbox, fingers crossed and hoping that I'd be getting an email with the words “You have won” somewhere within...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney man found not guilty of raping lesbian
    A Sydney man has been found not guilty of raping a lesbian who claims he told her she "had not met the best man yet" before attacking her...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Oct 2009

  • Brian Tamaki commits to 700 men
    The notoriously homophobic 'Bishop of Bling' Brian Tamaki has held a massive commitment ceremony with 700 male members of his Destiny Church - could this be New Zealand's biggest-ever unofficial Civil Union? Have you committed to Brian Tamaki? Let us know - email gaynz@woosh...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On TV: Kinsey
    The true story of seminal US sexuality researcher Dr Albert Kinsey - whose work changed our lives for the better - plays on TV3 this Saturday 31 October at 10:30pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific leaders meet for Love Life Fono
    Love Life 3 Fono, the third biannual summit of leaders from sexual minority communities around the Pacific begins tonight in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • President Obama signs Hate Crimes Bill
    "No one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love," said US President Obama today as he signed the Hate Crimes Bill into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Oct 2008

  • Obama victory 'will destroy American values'
    If Barack Obama is elected President of the United States a kind of moral and social apocalypse, with homosexuality heavily implicated, is being predicted by one of the USA's most influential evangelical Christian groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Brideshead lite
    Brideshead Revisited From the novel by Evelyn Waugh Dir: Julian Jarrold Starring: Ben Whishaw, Matthew Goode, Michael Gambon, Emma Thompson, Greta Scacchi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington named for Outgames 2011
    Over 1,000 gay, lesbian and transgender participants from around Asia and the Pacific are expected to visit Wellington for the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames in March 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 29 Oct 2007

  • 20-minute HIV test now in Wellington
    A revolutionary new rapid HIV test which gives a result back in only twenty minutes is being introduced to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Awhina Centre on Dixon Street from Thursday, 1 November...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Magazine names world's 50 best gay bars
    The latest issue of long-running US gay magazine Out has named the '50 Greatest Gay Bars in the World' - but the closest the list gets to New Zealand is the Imperial Hotel in Sydney...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ premi
    The AIDS Quilt Songbook, one of the most historically significant classical works to come from late twentieth century American music, has never been performed in New Zealand - until now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay men earn less than married men
    Employers discriminate more against gay men in many jobs than against gay women in the workplace, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Oct 2006

  • Coming out to your parents
    Ten gay and lesbian New Zealanders remember when they came out to their mums and dads...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Great gay gardens needed
    An impressive $375,000 has been raised for HIV/AIDS awareness and support by the Heroic Gardens Festival during the last ten years but, for that record of success to continue in its 11th year in February 2007, the festival needs the help of gay gardeners throughout the Auckland region...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 29 Oct 2005

  • "Restore Pacific Is. acceptance of gays"
    Pacific leaders and churches must return homosexuals to their traditional accepted place in society and encourage legislation for equal human rights for gay men and other minorities at risk of contracting HIV, according to the most senior Pacific politician to attend the Pan Pacific HIV/AIDS Conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV Conference calls for end to stigma
    The Pan Pacific HIV AIDS conference was held this week in Auckland, during which delegates called for an end to the stigma and discrimination some HIV infected and high-risk groups receive from some Pacific nations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lavish, glittering Gala marks NZAF 20th
    Standing ovations, dignities, celebrities, waiata, opera, torch songs and awards were just part of the programme at last night's Gala Ball marking the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Oct 2004

  • Pill Diary: Week 5
    Week 5 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
  • Stealth religion: Why Maxim does it
    The big news at the moment is GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Oct 2003

  • GALS: Transports of Delight
    GALS Concert AGS Centennial Theatre Sat 11 and Sun 12 October 2003 Conducted by Stephen Bowness and Margaret Robertson, accompanied by Craig Blockley...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parade could return in 2005
    The Hero Parade may well return to Ponsonby Road in 2005, says Hero Brand Management Group spokesman Barry Davis...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 29 Oct 1929

  • Norris Davey is convicted of indecent assault on a male (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Soon after Davey begins using the name Frank Sargeson.
    Links: Papers Past, Wikipedia

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