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Fri 4 Nov 2022

  • Paul Diamond: the remarkable fall of Charles Mackay
    In 1920 Whanganui residents were rocked by the news that their mayor had shot D'Arcy Cresswell, a young gay poet, who had been blackmailing him...
    Links: RNZ
  • Southlander looks pretty good in the yellow tour leader's jersey
    Southlander Josh Burnett looks pretty good in the tour leader's yellow jersey on Friday...
    Links: Stuff
  • Southlander looks pretty good in the yellow tour leader's jersey
    Southlander Josh Burnett looks pretty good in the tour leader's yellow jersey on Friday...
    Links: Stuff
  • Competitors to Couple! Beauty Queens Secretly Wed
    Links: Express
  • Hui Takatāpui Returns This Weekend!
    Links: Express

Thu 4 Nov 2021

  • Chris Parker Wins $107,500 For RainbowYOUTH On Celebrity Treasure Island
    Links: Express
  • Hackers Leak Entire Database Of Israeli LGBTQ+ Dating App ‘Atraf’
    Links: Express
  • Homophobic Neighbour Who Threatened To Kill Couple In front Of Their...
    Links: Express

Wed 4 Nov 2020

  • Sarah McBride makes U.S. history by becoming first openly transgender state senator
    "We did it...
    Links: Stuff
  • Shortland Street makes TV history with the first gay on-screen wedding
    New Zealand soap's first on-screen gay wedding "felt really big," say stars...
    Links: Stuff
  • US election: America elects its first transgender senator
    America has elected its first openly transgender senator...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • US Election: Delaware elects country’s first transgender state senator
    Democrat Sarah McBride won a state Senate in Delaware, and will become the first openly transgender state senator in the US when she's sworn in...
    Links: Stuff
  • Joe Biden Vows to Protect LGBT Americans, While Melania Trump Claims...
    Links: Express
  • US Elects First Transgender State Senator
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Nov 2019

  • Australian Capital Territory Set to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • The young kiwi advancing LGBT+ rights worldwide
    Links: Express

Sun 4 Nov 2018

  • 2 x Tickets to Lily Allen Live
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets To SO POP – The Ultimate Pop Concert
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to The Catherine Tate Show Live
    Links: Express
  • Labour MP Introduces Bill to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy in New...
    Links: Express

Sat 4 Nov 2017

  • Sydney Mardi Gras’ 40th Anniversary Program Released
    Links: Express

Fri 4 Nov 2016

  • Less is More in Montevideo
    Links: Express
  • Update on Boy George Dates
    Links: Express
  • Boy George walks out of interview, Chch gig canceled
    Boy George, who is performing here next month, walked out of an interview on New Zealand’s Seven Sharp programme last night after he didn’t like a line of questioning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian Ball in danger of being cancelled
    Auckland's lesbian ball is in danger of being cancelled if more women don’t commit to buying tickets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What will Airbnb's new policy mean for LGBTI users?
    Airbnb have announced a new anti-discrimination policy that all users must sign if they wish to use the website, but is a policy such as this one legally binding in New Zealand? The “community commitment” aims to “fight bias and discrimination in the Airbnb community” and asks users to commit to treating everyone without judgement or bias, regardless of “sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability or age...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Nov 2015

  • Body Positive SGM Date Revealed
    Links: Express
  • Houston Election a Battleground for GLBT Rights in America
    Links: Express
  • Melbourne Cup Day
    Links: Express
  • Registrations For Outgames Replacement ‘Proud to Play’ Open
    Links: Express
  • One mth left for fiction contest entries
    There is only one month left for entries to be in for the Wallace Arts Trust short fiction contest...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pharmac still deaf to HIV experts' pleas
    Despite calls from many quarters government drug funding agency Pharmac has yet to make access to HIV medications immediately on diagnosis a high priority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Record breaking numbers at Taiwan Pride
    Asia’s largest pride parade was attended by record breaking numbers in the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexual Freedom: What If...?
    Suppose that LGBT legislative reform and social history had gone down another route instead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Legacy Project is seeking actors
    The Legacy Project has put the call out and is looking for actors from all diverse backgrounds and experience to help bring LGBT stories to life on the stage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda: Alarming rise in transphobic attacks
    Ugandan activists have issued a warning to all LGBT people in the country after eight transphobic attacks were reported in less than a week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Nov 2014

  • Get set for GABA’s BIG SPLASH Charity Auction!
    Links: Express
  • Hottie: Isobel Mackinnon
    Links: Express
  • Legacy Project Returns for Pride 2015
    Links: Express
  • Positive Women in Parliament Tomorrow, Calling for Female Condom Subsidese
    Links: Express
  • Video Pushes for Zero Tolerance to HIV Stigma
    Links: Express
  • Calling all actors!
    Calling all actors! We’ve been busy developing some great new LGBT stories and now Legacy Project is looking for actors to help bring those stories to life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Nov 2013

  • Heels and fairy tales in Howick
    An Auckland theatre company is ending its 60th season with a Cinderella pantomime staring a 6'6" Samoan drag queen - and that's without the heels...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HK customs "like animals" to trans woman
    Hong Kong immigration and customs officials are being accused of behaving like animals during what a transgender woman says was a nine hour body search...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Bear Canterbury needs another contestant
    Paul Newby was Mr Bear Canterbury in 2012 One more contestant is being sought for Mr Bear Canterbury, where entrants can be “old or young, fat or thin, hairy or smooth”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Nov 2012

  • New ad highlights Romney's stance on gay rights
    American GLBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign has released an ad slamming Mitt Romney’s gay rights stance, just days before the US election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: Bent Love
    Bent Love - By Michael Mair we’ve been in the shadows now we’re stepping into the light ignorance and fear have been some peoples plight no time for diversity no time for change no time to understand no need to rearrange bent love it’s just another page bent love it’s just a part of the stage bent love we are coming of age bent love freedom from the cage freedom from the cage knowledge is the key knowledge and understanding open minds set you free and love is for the taking we can walk with eyes shut our heads stuck in the sand or we can learn from our neighbour and appreciate our fellow man bent love it’s just another page bent love it’s just a part of the stage bent love we are coming of age bent love freedom from the cage freedom from the cage love is not black and white love comes in many colours love takes us into the light building a bridge to one another the walls are falling down slowly but surely hearts are making the sound slowly but surely slowly but surely bent love it’s just another page bent love it’s just a part of the stage bent love we are coming of age bent love freedom from the cage freedom from the cage     Michael Mair - 4th November 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge patrons raise more than $3,000 for OUTLine
    Auckland bear bar Urge has raised more than $3,000 for OUTLine with its annual charity auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Virtual World AIDS Day collection launched
    World AIDS Day organisers are embracing technology in launching a virtual collector website gettingtozero...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Nov 2011

  • BDO: Odd Future fans fight back with petition
    As the Big Day Out remains mum, a petition has been launched to try and keep hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All on the bill for the Auckland leg of the festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate QandA: Jan Logie
    There are plenty of out candidates running in the General Election this month and we are profiling some you may not know well yet with a Qor 021 0386101 If you are an out candidate running in the General Election and would like to be profiled send an email to news@gaynz...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Facing a lifetime with HIV - pt2
    After two years imersing himself in the pleasures, both legal and illegal, of the gay scene in one of England's largest cities Kris was no longer the country boy of his teenage years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Facing a lifetime with HIV - pt2
    After two years imersing himself in the pleasures, both legal and illegal, of the gay scene in one of England's largest cities Kris was no longer the country boy of his teenage years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Facing a lifetime with HIV - pt2
    After two years imersing himself in the pleasures, both legal and illegal, of the gay scene in one of England's largest cities Kris was no longer the country boy of his teenage years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysian police to prevent glbt rights festival
    Malaysian police have vowed to prevent a yearly glbt rights festival from going ahead because it could create "disharmony"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Odd Future to play solo show in Auckland
    Odd Future are set to perform a solo show in Auckland instead of performing at the Auckland Big Day Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Nov 2010

  • Bishop of bung?
    Brian Tamaki Considerable controversy currently surrounds Brian Tamaki's former mentor and shepherd, 'Bishop' Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Church, Georgia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Film review: Matariki
    Matariki New Zealand, 90 minutes Directed by: Michael Bennett Starring: Jason Wu, Susana Tang, Sara Wiseman, Mark Ruka, Jarod Rawiri, IaHeto Ah Hi, Alix Bushnell, Michael Whalley, Edwin Wright...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Frank-N-Furter to belt out Aussie anthem
    Juan Jackson as Frank-N-Furter Fishnets and heels aren't the attire you'd expect to see on the pitch at a rugby league game, but the crowd at the Kiwis and Kangaroos Four Nations match at Eden Park this Saturday will certainly get an eye-full...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA community grants pool reaches $30,000
    The Gay Auckland Business Association Charitable Trust will filter more than $30,000 back into the GLBT community after two major fundraising efforts this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV Services review to be released tomorrow
    The much-awaited review of services provided to people with HIV will be publicly released tomorrow, according to a source in the Ministry of Health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Martin's kids inspired him to come clean
    Ricky Martin has given a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey, revealing he decided to come out earlier this year because of his children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer kissing protest planned for Pope
    Gays and lesbians in Spain are planning to protest the Pope's visit this weekend with a Queer Kissing Flashmob...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender lawyer killed by sex change woman
    Sonia Burgess A woman accused of pushing a transgender human rights lawyer under a London train was herself undergoing sex change treatment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two more much-needed HIV drugs now funded
    After intense and ongoing pressure from physicians and HIV support organisations the government's drug buying agency has finally agreed to fund access to two much-needed new HIV drugs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two more much-needed HIV drugs now funded
    After intense and ongoing pressure from physicians and HIV support organisations the government's drug buying agency has finally agreed to fund access to two much-needed new HIV drugs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Nov 2009

  • Carmen's friends rally to buy her a scooter
    Following a failed fundraiser and a public slanging match afterwards, worried friends of trans-Tasman tranny legend Carmen Rupe have called a truce and are working together to buy her the mobility scooter she badly needs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Jade Doel - Mr. Gay Auckland 2009
    Nine worthy candidates graced the stage at Family bar at the weekend in the hopes they'd take away a huge prize package and the coveted title Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More gay vampire action for True Blood
    The creator of hit TV vampire drama True Blood says he'll add more gay characters to the show next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ruby ring on TradeMe 'will turn your fiancée gay'
    A 'cursed ruby ring' which 'will turn your fiancée gay' has been listed on TradeMe, with the warning: 'beware its magical powers'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Nov 2008

  • Jim Anderton's Progressives: Prepared to front up
    This is the sixth and final in a series of brief interviews with representatives of political parties conducted in the lead up to this Saturday's General Election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New guide to the law for LGBT NZers
    A new free online resource from the Coalition of Community Law Centres aims to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information on law issues concerning gender identity and sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reel Queer team plans 2009 film festival
    After a quiet 2008, the team of volunteers behind the annual Out Takes LGBT Film Festival say they're planning for the return of the Festival next year, and are keen to hear feedback from the community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Straight man sues over gay taunts
    A heterosexual man in the UK is taking legal action after he was relentless gay taunts spanning several years from his co-workers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Nov 2007

  • Anti-gay fringe group wants HIV "notifiable"
    A Christian fundamentalist pressure group has again gone on the attack against GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Closeted workers harm selves and employers
    A survey of gay and lesbian employees across the U...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Labour recommits to LGBT issues
    A continuing commitment to human rights, the needs of LGBT people and issues facing young gays and lesbians have emerged from this weekend's Rainbow Sector Council, held in conjunction with the Labour Party's annual conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Nov 2006

  • A musical odd couple at GALS
    Marilyn Waring At first glance they're a musical odd couple: Marilyn Waring, the classically trained vocalist and Edwina Thorne, the free-spirited trumpet player...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • A musical odd couple at GALS
    Marilyn Waring At first glance they're a musical odd couple: Marilyn Waring, the classically trained vocalist and Edwina Thorne, the free-spirited trumpet player...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dunedin: Gay deacon ordained tonight
    All are welcome to attend the ordination ceremony of openly gay Dunedin man Juan Kinnear tonight at Dunedin's St...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Nov 2005

  • "PC eradicator" having a rethink
    National's "PC eradicator" Wayne Mapp says he will be rethinking his views on what political correctness is following concerned feedback from the community that the National Party is against minorities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • At The Silo: The Women
    The Women by Clare Boothe Luce Silo Theatre at the Auckland Concert Chamber until 12 November 2005 Times and the divorce laws might have changed but there's still so much that's contemporary about this 1930s play - the hilarious exercise scene, for example, obviously pushed buttons with the predominantly female audience (and gave Sally Stockwell one of many opportunities to astonish and delight us with her comedic movement skills)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beyer withdrew gender bill herself
    MP Georgina Beyer's Gender Identity Bill has not been dumped, says the MP, and the office of the Deputy Prime Minister says its future is entirely up to her...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Copywrongs?
    With the Maxim Institute's source attribution scandals rebounding around the media and blogdom at present, why is copyright such an important issue for journalists and academic researchers? I should stress that the below commentary is a hypothetical look at what the current legal situation is, and I'm not making any reference to particular individuals or organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board withholds submissions
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF update: Submissions will go public
    7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sax and Virulence
    In this month's Metro, Gilbert Wong has written an excellent article about Aucklander John Sax' shadowy For the Sake of Our Children Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Nov 2004

  • Maxim: Evidence of Deception
    If the Maxim Institute isn't a Christian Right pressure group, then what about these footnotes and contributors to Evidence, its so-called 'policy journal?' As one of the Christian Right's leading watchdog opponents, I have a complete run of the Maxim Institute's 'policy journal,' Evidence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary - Matt Whyte
    Matt Whyte NZAF PRESS RELEASE - 03NOV04 OBITUARY - MATTHEW BLAIR WHYTE 1967 – 2004 One of New Zealand's most prominent public faces of life with HIV, and a man whose work and dedication contributed greatly to New Zealand's HIV prevention/education campaigns and the lives of with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS, died on Monday 25 October, 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obituary - Matt Whyte
    Matt Whyte NZAF PRESS RELEASE - 03NOV04 OBITUARY - MATTHEW BLAIR WHYTE 1967 – 2004 One of New Zealand's most prominent public faces of life with HIV, and a man whose work and dedication contributed greatly to New Zealand's HIV prevention/education campaigns and the lives of with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS, died on Monday 25 October, 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pill Diary: Week 6
    Week 6 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

Tue 4 Nov 2003

  • Faggs complaints rejected
    The last time we spoke about Faggs Coffee, it was a conversation with Fresh Foods marketing manager James Ford who assured us that their recent advertising campaign was not intended to be offensive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Latest express newspaper editor resigns
    The revolving door of the Express newspaper editorship has spun again with the resignation today of Mike Binis...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murdered pensioner's sauna visits scrutinised
    A jury in Wellington was told yesterday that 72-year-old Johnny Walker had visited a gay sauna the night before he was bashed to death in his home on 8 December last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ reaction to gay bishop
    The reaction of the Anglican Church in New Zealand to the appointment of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson in the US has been mixed, despite some media reports that suggest widespread dissent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Nov 2002

  • Love! Sex! Infidelity! - French Toast
    A gay relationship in crisis is the basis for an award-winning play which premiered early this year in Wellington and now starting a two week season in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Nov 1996

  • Bryan James Gardner murders David Shore in a hotel room (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Gardener is sentenced to life imprisonment in May 1997.
    Links: Sensible Sentencing Trust

Thu 4 Nov 1976

  • National Prime Minister Robert Muldoon accuses Colin Moyle of having been picked up for homosexual activity (New Zealand)
    Links: Hansard
  • Television: Interview with Colin Moyle and Robert Muldoon (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP3793.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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