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Thu 10 Nov 2022

  • 'Sobering': New data highlights experiences and issues faced by rainbow community
    New data shows members of the rainbow community are more than two times more likely to experience daily feelings of anxiety and depression than people not in the LGBT+ population...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland suburb celebrates Pride by raising flags
    An Auckland suburb is making it clear that homophobia isn't welcome in their community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Auckland suburb raises solidarity flag after homophobic incidents
    An Auckland suburb wants to make it clear that homophobia isn't welcome in their community...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 11th November 2022
    Bishop of Oxford saysand#160;church should marry gayand#160;couplesand#160; The Bishop of Oxford hasand#160;saidand#160;Church of England clergy should be able to bless and marry gay couples...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Jason Parker: Searching For My Scene
    Links: Express
  • The Countdown Is On! Charli XCX, Kelly Rowland and Jessica Mauboy...
    Links: Express

Wed 10 Nov 2021

  • Kevin (Wellington)
    Kevin talks about growing up in the 1960s, friendship with Carmen Rupe and the LGBTI rainbow scene in Wellington in the 1970s and later
  • Harry Styles Helps Fan Come Out To Her Family Mid-Concert
    Links: Express
  • Power Couple: Nicole Thomas and Paula Yoeman
    Links: Express

Tue 10 Nov 2020

  • HIV tests to be dispensed through vending machines, in first for NZ
    Many gay and bisexual men aren't 'out' to their doctors, but it's hoped new machines can break down testing barriers...
    Links: Stuff

Sun 10 Nov 2019

  • A Nuanced Love Story in an Irish pub - Playwright Kieran Craft
    Gay love stories used to have certain familiar story arcs...
    Links: RNZ
  • Magic Johnson upended the Reagan-era stigmatism of HIV, and showed it could affect anyone
    OPINION: Magic Johnson's bravery in revealing his diagnosis was a key turning point in the fight against Aids...
    Links: Stuff
  • OUT and ABOUT | URGE TURNS 22!
    Links: Express

Sat 10 Nov 2018

  • Gay man tricked four straight men into having blindfolded sex
    A bearded gay man who tricked four straight men into having sex with him by posing as a woman and covering their eyes with a blindfold has been jailed for 15 years...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Pride Ban Police from Participating in Parade While in Uniform
    Links: Express
    Links: Express
  • Pride Board Treasurer Resigns Amid Community Uproar Over Banning Uniformed Police...
    Links: Express
  • Review: Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour – from the Snake Pit!
    Links: Express

Fri 10 Nov 2017

  • Psychiatrists Admit Harm Done to LGBs By Aversion Therapy
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has issued a historic statement acknowledging for the first time the harm done to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who were subjected to aversion therapy, the practice of using electric shocks or nausea-inducing drugs ...
    Links: Scoop

Thu 10 Nov 2016

  • All We Have Left is Hope with Trump as President
    Links: Express
  • Olwage and Co Strip for Privé
    Links: Express
  • Akl Pride encourages inclusion of LGBTI POC
    With the Auckland Pride Festival just over three months away, the Pride team are looking to make next year’s festival culturally diverse and more accessible to everyone...
  • Canada now has 3rd gender option for foreign visas
    Canada has changed rules for foreigners entering the country and now allows some to identify as gender-neutral on travel documents...
  • Corrections and Police intend to march in Parade
    With the Auckland Pride Parade registrations now open, both Corrections and Police - whose involvement in past parades has been contentious - have confirmed that they will be applying to be take part in February...
  • Developing: Increase in trans suicide after election
    Unconfirmed reports are emerging claiming that as many as eight transgender youth in the United States have committed suicide following the election of Donald Trump as President...
  • Dying prisoner Vicki Letele has been released
    (7pm update: Vicki Letele has arrived home...
  • Venue changes for Chch Big Bear Weekend
    Big Bear Weekend kicks off tonight in Christchurch and organisers have just announced a change of venues for Friday and Saturday night events...
  • Weimar Time in America?
    As I did with Brexit, I've prepared two articles concluding the US federal election coverage...

Tue 10 Nov 2015

  • Final Boarding Call For BUOYS and GALS GABA Charity Auction and Luncheon
    Links: Express
  • Mary Haddock-Staniland Fulfills Longtime Wish
    Links: Express
  • Tokyo Issues Japan’s First Same Sex Partner Certificates
    Links: Express
  • Womad – Get a High-Five From Humanity!
    Links: Express
  • GABA auction ticketing closes Wednesday night
    With cut-off looming this Wednesday night the organisers of this year's annual GABA Charity Auction and Luncheon are reminding those attending to get their tickets confirmed right away...
  • Hosts sought for acclaimed gay UK Professor
    RainbowYOUTH is currently seeking expressions of interest from those interested in hosting Professor William Spurlin of Brunel University, London, who will be in New Zealand for a speaking tour focusing on lesbian and gay persecution under the Nazi regime during the Holocaust...
  • ILGA passes new gender identity strategy
    The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association's World Board has passed a new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Strategy to engage with the work of the United Nations...

Mon 10 Nov 2014

  • Auckland Pride Seek Applications for Festival Director
    Links: Express
  • BREAKING NEWS: Julian Cook Steps Down as Auckland Pride Festival Director
    Links: Express
  • Market Stall of the Month
    Links: Express
  • Sandi’s Public Sex
    Links: Express
  • The Hidden Biker Culture
    Links: Express
  • Update: Auckland Pride Official Statement on Resignation
    Links: Express
  • Mel B reveals spicy history with women
    Former Spice Girl Mel B has revealed she’s been with women in the past, but says it no longer matters now she is happily married to a man...
  • Pride Board saying little about Cook's exit
    Julian Cook (right) with National MP Nikki Kaye at yesterday's GABA Auction The Auckland Pride Festival Board has gone to ground following the shock resignation of Festival Director Julian Cook...
  • Pride Festival Director Julian Cook resigns
    Julian Cook has confirmed he has resigned as Auckland Pride Festival Director...
  • Search for new Pride Fest Director begins
    The Auckland Pride Festival Board has quickly begun its hunt for a new Festival Director, as questions swirl over the departure of Julian Cook from the role...

Sun 10 Nov 2013

  • Lily - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Lily talks about trans* issues and identity.
  • Torfrida and Ali profile (Christchurch)
    Torfrida Wainwright and Ali Watersong talk about the lesbian scene in Canterbury in the 1980s and their personal journeys.
    Features: Ali Watersong, Torfrida Wainwright
  • Television item (Auckland, New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP438808.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The first Gay wedding expo takes place in New Zealand (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The expo at the Ellerslie Event Centre showcases over 150 wedding professionals.
    Links: Gay Wedding show
  • "Words can't bring me down"
    In a moment being shared across the globe, a transgender X Factor contestant has bravely stood up to a disrepectful judge...
  • No UNAIDS response to "homophobic" claim
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson The United Nations global HIV/AIDS agency has not responded to claims that it is a homophobic organisation...

Sat 10 Nov 2012

  • Christchurch Pride begins with Queer Fair
    Aunty Pipi is among the entertainers Christchurch Pride is underway with the Q-Topia Queer Fair, which has everything from bear hugs to a stiletto toss...

Thu 10 Nov 2011

  • Candidate QandA: Jordan Carter
    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 Q  ...
  • Welsh man "wakes up gay" after stroke
    "Rugby player who had stroke woke up gay and became hairdresser" and "Burly rugby player has a stroke after freak gym accident… wakes up gay and becomes a hairdresser" are the types of headlines flying around the internet after a Welsh man's assertion he was gay when he woke up after a stroke...

Wed 10 Nov 2010

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Close Up, ref: TZP390621.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Aussie lesbians banned from school ball
    Picture: Sydney Morning Herald There has been an outpouring of support for a Melbourne teenager who was told she could not take her girlfriend to her school formal...
  • DVD release coming for award-winning NZ short
    Number 8 Films' award-winning gay short Communication is about to be released on DVD and as a digital download...
  • Gay Saudi gets 500 lashes and 5 years jail
    A gay Saudi Arabian man has been jailed for five years and was lashed 500 times with the whip for indulging in homosexual activities and publishing "obscene photos" of himself online...
  • Man arrested over alleged male sexual assaults
    A man has been arrested by police investigating a series of alleged sexual assaults on men in central Hamilton in recent weeks...
  • Refugee tribunal denies Muslim man visa
    A Lebanese man who says he is gay and only became engaged to an Australian woman to please his abusive father has been denied a protection visa because he was not believed to be homosexual...

Tue 10 Nov 2009

  • HIV self-test kit restrictions not enough says NZAF
    An announcement that rapid test HIV kits will not now be distributed to sex on site venues has been hailed as a positive but insufficient move by the NZ AIDS Foundation...
  • Keen footballer wants gay team for Auckland
    Scottish gay footballer Mark Shields says he'd love to play on an all-gay soccer team in Auckland, but isn't sure how popular the game is with the local community...
  • Old Treachery? William S. Burroughs and the Provocation Defence
    As New Zealand approaches the final abolition of Section 169 of the Crimes Act ("provocation defence"), disturbing questions arise about the culpability of William S...
  • Sweden ordains first lesbian bishop
    Just two weeks after it gave priests the right to wed same-sex couples, Sweden  has ordained its first-ever openly gay bishop...
  • Wellington's new lesbian book and movie meets
    The organiser of Wellington's new book and movie meetings for lesbian and bi women says indulging in wine and snacks will be encouraged - but horror films will be shunned...

Mon 10 Nov 2008

  • "We'll hold the Gov't to account"
    Rainbow Labour's new MP says he's wasting no time in his first week of Parliamentary duties – caucus meetings start today and his first Parliamentary briefings are tomorrow and Wednesday...
  • Nicole Kidman to play 1st transsexual celeb
    Actress Nicole Kidman looks set to play the world's first post-op transsexual celebrity – and Charlize Theron will play her wife, says the Hollywood Reporter...

Sat 10 Nov 2007

  • Anti-gay Nigeria loses out on 2014 Games
    Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games - Scotland's largest city beat a bid from the Nigerian city of Abuja by 47 votes to 24 at a meeting of the Games voting nations in Sri Lanka...
  • Review: Ellie Smith's tribute to Judy Garland
    Ellie Smith as Judy Garland End of the Rainbow - a play in two acts by Peter Quilter, Director Colin McColl...
  • Takataapui TV wins Media Peace Award
    A sensitively-produced episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui has been named joint winner of the Premier TV/Film Award at the annual Media Peace Awards ceremony...
  • Westlife singer: "Coming out felt fantastic"
    UK boyband singer Mark Feehily says coming out about his sexuality "felt fantastic"...

Fri 10 Nov 2006

  • Dating website recognises transgenders
    One of New Zealand's busiest dating websites has taken steps to recognise its trangendered users...
  • Reaching out to the Christian Left
    At the recent Labour Party conference, Professor Paul Morris (Victoria University) suggested a more active outreach to the Christian Left from the centre-left...
  • Silo Theatre presents Berlin
    Andrew Laing In true cabaret style, Auckland's Silo Theatre promises a highly intimate experience for both audience and performers in their latest production, ‘Berlin'...

Thu 10 Nov 2005

  • Batman! Men lisp! Women hiss!
    When we think of DC Comics' Batman, we tend to have an unfortunately indelible image of a Flabby Felon Fighter, a Tights-Clad Teenager, and lots of bondage...
  • Gays can be cured, says Fiji church
    A promised dialogue between the virulently homophobic Methodist Church of Fiji and the country's gay community has arrived in the form of primitive faith-based “therapy” programmes, rather than understanding...
  • GLBT leadership hui announced
    The glbt youth development project Out There has opened registrations for a hui to be held in Wellington next year, which will focus on the support, development and creation of leaders amongst glbt youth...

Wed 10 Nov 2004

  • Care of Children Bill passed
    The Care of Children Bill, which gives same-sex partners parental rights and responsibilities, was passed by Parliament yesterday 62 - 58, with the Greens backing the Government-sponsored legislation...
  • United future for civil unions
    As the Justice   ...

Mon 10 Nov 2003

Sun 10 Nov 2002

  • Aerobics and dancing provide more NZ medals
    As the Gay Games in Sydney drew to a close New Zealanders were rewarded with another batch of medals, in aerobics and ballroom dancing...
  • HIV "horse pills" era comes to an end
    Years of swallowing "horse pills" are coming to an end for HIV positive men as Pharmac begins funding an improved version of an important HIV drug...

Mon 10 Nov 1997

  • Richard Leonard is found guilty of killing Stephen Dempsey with a crossbow in 1994 (Sydney, Australia)
    Leonard claimed it was an act of self-defence after Dempsey propositioned him. Leonard was also found guilty of murdering a taxi driver. He was sentenced to life in prison
    Links: Forensic Investigators

Fri 10 Nov 1995

Tue 10 Nov 1992

Mon 10 Nov 1986

Sat 10 Nov 1984

  • The Auckland Gay Task Force is reformed to campaign for homosexual law reform (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The main spokesperson for the group is Peter Wall.
    Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)

Thu 10 Nov 1983

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