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Sun 1 Nov 2020

  • Next census to collect data on gender, sexuality
    The next census will collect information on gender and sexual identity for the first time next time it runs...
    Links: RNZ
  • Destiny Church’s Hannah Tamaki Says She’s Achieved ‘Goal’ to Unseat Tamati...
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Nov 2019

    Links: Express
    Links: Express
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Nov 2018

  • Man sentenced for using sexual recordings as blackmail
    A Lower Hutt man has been sentenced for a "very perplexing" case in which he had sexual contact with another man then blackmailed him with video recordings...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 1 Nov 2017

  • Lessons We Can Learn From the Kevin Spacey Furore
    Until now, Kevin Spacey never publicly revealed that he is gay...
    Links: Scoop
  • Good Times Opening Party
    Links: Express
  • Hallo-Queen at Family!
    Links: Express
  • Why Kevin Spacey’s Coming Out Isn’t Being Celebrated
    Links: Express

Tue 1 Nov 2016

  • Auckland Pride Announces Parade Producers
    Links: Express
  • Hottie of the month: Andrew Paterson
    Links: Express
  • 12 yrs for rugby player's planned sexual assault
    An Australian man who played for a Melbourne gay rugby team has been sentenced to twelve years in jail by a Los Angeles judge for trying to arrange to sexually assault a six-year old boy...
  • Trans health: 'Govt needs to look at the evidence'
    With a new study into trans healthcare and wellbeing being undertaken in New Zealand, Green Party MP Jan Logie says the Government needs to be addressing these issues and taking these studies seriously...

Sun 1 Nov 2015

  • Expressions of Interest Open For Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Taipei Crowds March in Asia’s Biggest Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Blake Skjellerup to host this years GABA charity event
    GABA’s signature charity spectacular returns on Sunday 15 November and will be hosted by none other than Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup...
  • Gay dad told daughter not welcome at school
    An Australian principal has received hundreds of hate-mail emails after he suggested that a seven year old girl was not welcome at his school because her father is gay...
  • New comedy webseries launches this Thursday
    A new kiwi comedy web series featuring the story of a single lesbian in her 20’s launches this Thursday...
  • RWC Final: 'Gay ref did an excellent job'
    The early verdict is in...

Sat 1 Nov 2014

  • Andie - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Andie talks about identifying as a genderqueer christian libertarian.
  • Jenna-Rose - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Jenna-Rose talks about internalised homophobia, growing up with a negative sense of being maori and ukaipotanga.
  • Fright Night – Snatch Bar
    Links: Express
  • HelloQueen – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Rocky Horror – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • The Funny Business of Gender and Politics
    Links: Express
  • Sexuality ranks low in diversity survey
    New Zealand business owners and employers have ranked sexuality among the least important diversity issues in their workplaces...
  • Tough Love: Alexander's story
    "Alexander Lowe" recounts his harrowing personal story of surviving same-sex partner abuse, in an effort to shine a light on an issue he worries is being ignored...

Fri 1 Nov 2013

  • Kennedy - Beyond Rainbows (Nelson)
    Kennedy talks about pan-sexuality and being gender queer.
  • Remembering Carmen Rupe (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Audio from people remembering Carmen Rupe after the powhiri gifting of her taonga (cultural treasures) to Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand.
    Features: Amanduh la Whore, Buckwheat, Dana de Milo, Francis Rupe, Jurgen Hoffman, Karen Te Wao, Pasi Daniels, Pindi Hurring, Robin Waerea, Tīwhanawhana
  • "Knees up" will celebrate Paul Jenden's life
    Paul Jenden A "knees up" in honour of the late Paul Jenden will be held at Wellington’s Circa Theatre on Saturday afternoon...
  • 'Final Carmen portrait,' by Te Mete, unveiled
    Carmen's brother Francis Rupe and artist Te Mete with the unveiled portrait What has been billed as "The final painting of Carmen" was unveiled at a private function held in Wellington this afternoon to mark the gift of some of the transgender icon's personal effects to Te Papa...
  • Carmen's taonga presented to Te Papa
    Old friend Dana de Milo caries one of Carmen's headdresses into Te Papa As a collection of her gowns, headdresses and other taonga were this morning welcomed into the Te Papa collection Carmen Rupe was remembered as "an irresistible and irrepressible force" as well as for her kindness...
  • Let X=Colin Craig?
    Is the Key administration serious about contingency negotiations with the Conservative Party? Why? And could it backfire badly on them? From a short-sighted tactical perspective, this might seem to make rough sense...
  • Obituary: Lou Reed: Took a Walk on the Bi Side?
    Rocker Lou Reed (1942-2013) recently passed away...
  • OUTLine moves in with NZAF, seeks new home
    OUTLine has moved into a new temporary home at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s Auckland offices, as it seeks a suitable home to share with Rainbow Youth...
  • Samoan PM caustic about gay man's wedding
    Samoa's Prime Minister has described the New Zealand wedding of a gay Samoan man and his partner as "inappropriate," sparking a tide of homophobic comments on a Samoan news website...

Thu 1 Nov 2012

  • Crucial bucket shakers sought for World AIDS Day
    Volunteers are being sought for the World AIDS Day appeal, the success of which the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says is completely dependent on community support...
  • Westpac not "expressing an opinion" with ad
    Westpac says it isn’t expressing an opinion either way on marriage equality in its ad which shows two men getting married...

Tue 1 Nov 2011

  • Feast of art on offer at GABA Gold Auction
    ‘Spaceman Cigarettes’, a limited edition silk-screened print by Michael Parekowhai GABA's strongest ever catalogue of artworks will go under the hammer at the GABA Gold Auction this Sunday night...
  • Two Dorothies all at sea: Eye candy report
    An occasional blog detailing the experiences of a “straight” cruise by a couple of gay Kiwi boys aboard a cruise liner as it circumnavigates Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand – 15 October to 15 November 2011...
  • Uganda labels UK a "bully" over aid threat
    Uganda claims the UK is being a bully by threatening to cut aid to countries which criminalise homosexuality...
  • Urge raises over $3,500 with Slave Auction
    Urge customers have raised over $3,500 for the Mental Health Foundation at the Auckland men's bar's annual Slave Auction...

Mon 1 Nov 2010

  • Mama Tere's NZAF life membership upheld
    Mama Tere Strickland The New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board has decided to uphold its decision to award life membership to Mama Tere Strickland...
  • Radio station fined over "rug munching" jingle
    The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against radio station The Edge, over a song about a public figure's reported lesbian relationship, which included the lines she “wanted to go rug munching” and she “got sick of dicks”...
  • Symposium on Health and Wellbeing
    This is the first column in a weekly series to be penned by glbt community organisations throughout the country, highlighting issues affecting them or glbt people in general...

Sun 1 Nov 2009

  • Australia: Refugees Need Not Apply
    Australia's draconian refugee and asylum policies are back in the news...
  • Review: Divine Divas at the Aotea Centre
    Divine Divas - ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Edge...
  • Thousands gather at London's Hate Crime Vigil
    Rows of candles spelt out 'NO TO HATE' in London's Trafalgar Square on Friday evening as around 3,000 people united in a two-minute silence for the victims of anti-gay hate crime...
  • Welly's lesbian library needs a new home
    Wellington's LILAC lesbian library has to move from its current home on The Terrace and needs a new home urgently...

Sat 1 Nov 2008

  • Harvey Milk film will open February in NZ
    A film telling the story of US gay equality activist Harvey Milk – which premiered in San Francisco this week, will be released in cinemas across New Zealand on 5 February next year, it has been announced...
  • London to host World Pride 2012
    London has won the right to host World Pride in the summer of 2012 – and the city's mayor Boris Johnson says he's "absolutely thrilled" with the decision...
  • Review: GALS has plenty to delight and satisfy
    It's been a year since I was able to attend a concert by Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers, aka GALS...
  • The Greens: Equality is party policy
    This is the fifth in a series of brief interviews with representatives of political parties conducted in the lead up to next Saturday's General Election...

Thu 1 Nov 2007

  • AKL: A call for new Heroic Gardens
    February 2007's Heroic Gardens tour raised $40,000 for the NZ AIDS Foundation's Burnett Centre Wellness Fund, and now more gay and lesbian gardeners are invited to present their garden at February 2008's tour...
  • Departing Chair charts AIDS Foundation's future
    Hoani Jeremy Lambert With a number of high-profile NZAF staff resignations hitting the headlines in recent months, will Jeremy Lambert's early departure from the Foundation's Trust Board be seen as another bad omen? Not according to Lambert: "The NZ AIDS Foundation will always be bigger than the individuals within it and I am just one of those individuals," he says...
  • Exclusive Brethren: Last Tango in Wentworth?
    At one point, the New Zealand National Party argued that they regarded the Exclusive Brethren as a liability to their urban electorate chances...
  • Funeral protesting church gets $US2.9M fine
    A United States jury has ordered a Kansas church to pay $US2...
  • How to come out at work (in a subtle way)
  • Posterboy hopefuls ready for spotlight
    "This is a big chance to be on stage and 'strut my stuff' - I'm excited and nervous," says 21-year-old Max Trinh, a semi-finalist in Gay Men's Health's Safe Sex Poster Boy competition...
  • Queer social plans for South Auckland
    South Aucklander Sandra Morris says she's tired of traveling to the existing gay venues and groups in the central city area and is hoping to start an LGBT network in her area in the coming months...
  • Sydney: Oxford St's new safe drop-in space
    City of Sydney and the AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) yesterday announced a new drop-in safe space will be opened at 60 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst – the centre of the city's gay nightlife area – to address increasing incidents of homophobic violence and abuse on the street...
  • U.S. Mr. Gay 2008 wins for talent and torso
    Jonathan "JT" Taylor from San Francisco, California was named U...

Wed 1 Nov 2006

  • Pharmac funds new HIV treatment
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation welcomes the decision to fund access to a new anti-HIV treatment which will combat pill-burden and reduce side effects common with other anti-HIV medication...
  • Study: Asian gays in NZ
    Gay Asian people in New Zealand are much more likely to remain isolated because they tend to only make contact with other gay and lesbians on the internet, senior social work lecturer Mark Henrickson of Massey University has found...
  • The freedom of speech problem
    Kim (his real name) is a neat bloke...
  • USA: Homophobia at
    The US National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) has scarily unveiled an anti-gay programme which includes “Hell Houses,” a religious alternatives to traditional haunted houses that are designed to scare people into a “sin-free life...

Tue 1 Nov 2005

  • HIV/AIDS Conference: A period of critical change
    The years 1997 – 2000 were a period of critical change for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New Zealand, said NZAF Research Director Tony Hughes during a presentation on the last day of the Pan Pacific AIDS Conference in Auckland last week...
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: Listen, Learn, Live
    "When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise...
  • Turn back the clock, says Sax
    Multimillionaire anti-gay campaigner John Sax says "absolutely" to a return to the New Zealand family circa 1950, saying he sees no option but to turn back the tide of social change...

Mon 1 Nov 2004

  • Chicago screenings for NZ gay films
    Two local gay short films will be screening in the prestigious Reeling Film Festival in Chicago this week...
  • Two new local gay shows planned
    Two new local gay shows are scheduled to hit screens next year, although neither production company is able to divulge official information as yet...

Sat 1 Nov 2003

  • Drugs made "slave" of Sturm complainant
    Another alleged victim of Auckland restaurateur Philip David Sturm told the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday that he did not consent to sex with Sturm, although he willingly took quantities of speed and ecstasy...
  • UNITEC tutor apologises for gay taunts
    The student whose complaint about homophobia in class instigated a review of Auckland tertiary institute UNITEC's policies regarding care of gay students says he has received an apology from the tutor whose participation in homophobic discussions brought an entire class to a standstill, but the stress of his ordeal has forced him to reconsider his career options...

Fri 1 Nov 2002

  • Panels from the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt travel to Australia to be part of an international display at the Sydney Gay Games. (Sydney, Australia)
    Links: Gay NZ
  • 30 Years of Gay Liberation (Part 1)
    On 14th November 2002 Outlines, an exhibition on lesbian and gay liberation in the 1970s, opens at the National Library Gallery in Wellington...
  • NZAF gives cautious welcome to condoms in jails
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is concerned that a pilot programme to trial condoms in prisons will not start until the middle next year...

Sat 1 Nov 1997

  • The second Miss Riwaka Beauty Pageant is held (Nelson, New Zealand)
    The event is held at Braemar Gym, with formal dress (ball gown or suit).

Tue 1 Nov 1983

Mon 1 Nov 1982

  • Television: interview with Eileen Swan from HELP about rape in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP116218.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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