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Sun 12 Nov 2023

  • Trans Awareness Week at St Peters (St Peter's church)
    Audio from the decorating of St Peters church on Willis Street, Wellington. The church was decorated to honour and celebrate Transgender Awareness Week 2023
    Features: Jem Traylen, Michael Toy, Rev. Jean Malcolm, Rev. Stephen King
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rangimoana Taylor receives the highest honour in Māori arts (New Zealand)
    Taylor was awarded the Te Tohu Aroha mō Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu supreme award
    Links: Creative New Zealand
  • Celebrity Treasure Island winner James Mustapic goes back to school
    “Sharpen your pencils and limp your wrists, Queer Academy is upon us...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 12 Nov 2022

  • Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA
    Links: Express
  • The Perfect Christmas Present: APO’s 2023 Season
    Links: Express

Fri 12 Nov 2021

  • Stats NZ survey shows 1 in 20 adults identify as LGBT+ (New Zealand)
    The Household Economic Survey (HES) for the year ended June 2020 was the first HES to reflect inclusive questions on gender and sexual identity. Of the total adult population, 0.8 percent identified as transgender or another gender/non-binary and 3.7 percent reported being a sexual identity other than heterosexual (gay or lesbian, bisexual, or another sexual identity).
    Links: Stats NZ
  • Gay Man Refused Entry to UK Restaurant Because of His Pants!
    Links: Express
  • Madeleine Sami: The Baker Upperer!
    Links: Express

Thu 12 Nov 2020

  • Selena Gomez to portray trailblazing gay mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado in biopic
    Selena Gomez will star as Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, the first openly gay woman to scale the highest point on every continent, in a new biopic from Mayans M...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 12 Nov 2019

  • Determinants for academic success among LGBT students
    A new study has found that teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are more likely to achieve if they are at a supportive school, where teachers have high expectations of them...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sense of belonging at school key to LGBT students’ success
    Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are more likely to achieve at school if they feel a sense of belonging, regardless of whether or not they report being bullied...
    Links: Scoop
  • Students Stage Walkout After School Threatens To Out Classmate
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Nov 2018

  • More than 6 Million Gay Indian Men Already Married … to...
    Links: Express
  • Pride and Police ‘back at the table’ to renegotiate uniform ban,...
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Nov 2017

  • 'We are another sex' - school welcomes transgender students
    When Ryan Baker first walked through the gates at Epsom Girls Grammar School, he had no idea he would discover a warm, welcoming transgender support group...
    Links: Stuff
  • A lesson in understanding: 'We are another sex'
    When Ryan Baker first walked through the gates at Epsom Girls Grammar School, he had no idea he would discover a warm, welcoming transgender support group...
    Links: Stuff
  • Us Two: Eleanor Bishop and Julia Croft
    Eleanor Bishop, 31, and Julia Croft, 33, are theatre makers whose new show, Body Double, explores women's sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Almost Three Quarters Of Gay Men Are Turned Off By Effeminate...
    Links: Express
  • Ellen Page accuses director Brett Ratner of outing her
    Links: Express
  • Mardi Gras Board Director Resigns Days After The Program Launch
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Labour MP Delivers Spoken Word Poem in Maiden Speech
    Links: Express

Thu 12 Nov 2015

  • Barack Obama Named Out Magazine’s ‘Ally of The Year’
    Links: Express
  • Brand New Pride Festival For Wellington Unveiled
    Links: Express
  • For Your Convenience: Homophobia and Hospitality
    Links: Express
  • GALS Presents GALS ‘R’ US
    Links: Express
  • Naming NZ with a little help from friends
    Naming New Zealand know just how difficult it can be for trans, gender diverse and intersex youth to update their ID and apply for a name change, the registered charity aims to help out with the process and take on the financial burden...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Nov 2014

  • Urbanesa‐ South Side Arts Festival Aims to Breakdown GLBT Stereotypes
    Links: Express
  • US State Department Hosting Global Conference on GLBT Rights
    Links: Express
  • Brit rugby fan slams homophobic 'bigots'
    Nigel Owens awards a penalty try against the All Blacks An English rugby fan has written to UK paper The Guardian in disgust at the “nasty, foul-mouthed, racist, homophobic abuse” he heard directed at openly-gay referee Nigel Owens during the All Blacks’ test against England on the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ivy accused misses second court date
    The man accused of assaulting two people at Wellington gay venue Ivy Bar has been arrested for failing to show up to court, for the second time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Joanna Lumley's Wentworth spoof
    See Joanna Lumley as Frankie, the Freak, Bea and Jacs Holt in this hilarious take on TV fave Wentworth!  GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poll gauges impact of leader's sexuality
    Grant Robertson and running mate Jacinda Ardern at the launch of their leadership bid A strong majority of New Zealanders who have taken part in a new survey say a political leader’s sexuality would have no impact on their party support...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preview: SEP ARATE
    It was hair suits and a shared passion for delving into issues of gender and sexuality that brought choreographers Lydia Zanetti and Val Smith together, and their works will be performed side by side from tonight in Auckland – yes, hairy creatures and all...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre show to honour Hudson and Halls
    A theatre celebration of New Zealand’s campest cooks, Hudson and Halls, will be on stage in Auckland next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weird watch of the week: gay man ‘healed’
    “I’m not gay no more; I like women, women, women!” claims a man, before dancing with other men, at some kind of church gathering...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Nov 2013

  • Nickki - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Nickki talks about coming out, mental health and fluid sexuality.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • "Enrol, vote" the plea as Craig/Key get cosy
    Richard Hills John Key’s moves to snuggle up with Colin Craig have prompted an appeal for glbti New Zealanders to ensure they have their say in next year’s election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Sex Ed 2013-style
    As news of the Roast Busters hideousness hit the media one middle-aged woman polled by a reporter in a shopping mall whined "Where do they get these ideas?" Good grief! When Willie Jackson and John Banks and John Tamihere and others of their generation or older, such as most MPs, educators and morality campaigners, were growing up sex ed was a hit and miss and, in retrospect almost benign, thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Genderbridge looks at closer OUTLine ties
    Genderbridge is proposing to work more closely with OUTLine after being disincorporated as a society and becoming a community organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key would work with Craig to stay in power
    The Prime Minister has made it clear he will work with homophobe Colin Craig, if it means staying in power...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZDF pride conference a "major milestone"
    A senior Defence Force official says an upcoming Pride in Defence conference will be a “major milestone” for the armed services...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Syphilis, data and sex surveys discussed
    File photo A syphilis outbreak, improved data collection and trends in sex surveys were papers featuring gay and bisexual men presented at the annual NZ Sexual Health Conference in Rotorua over the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere gets cold shoulder from Cunliffe
    John Tamihere John Tamihere has been given a "snowflake's chance" of becoming a Labour candidate next year by leader David Cunliffe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Nov 2012

  • A question on how we see others
    The gay red top saga has writer, retired teacher, trans activist and trans youth advocate Diane Sparkes wondering whether we are becoming too sensitive? As a society are we becoming too sensitive, politically correct in everyday life? Whilst we object to language that is offensive, do we ever stop to think about the context or situation in which certain language or comments are used? Society has created language (used certain words) over the years specifically intended to be derogatory, certain factions of society use these words in order to attack another person’s identity or behaviour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Surprises in store for Miss Ribena's big 4-0
    Miss Ribena, usually well in the know, has no idea what's being planned! K’ Rd staple Family Bar is throwing a party to celebrate the four decades of its infamous hostess Miss Ribena – and you are all invited! The louder than life figure is turning 40, which her friend James “Chocs” Laverty jokes is more like 100 in drag years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Nov 2011

  • AIDS Foundation funds tight but HIV may be down
    Shaun Robinson While the NZ AIDS Foundation is struggling to find sufficient funds to carry out prevention and support work it is hinting that the number of new HIV diagnoses this year may be less than the all-time high reached last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate QandA: Rachael Goldsmith
    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  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chauvel's race with Dunne too close to call
    Charles Chauvel's battle against Peter Dunne is "too close to call" Rainbow Labour MP Charles Chauvel is breathing down Peter Dunne's neck in the Ohariu electorate, a new poll shows...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moa strikes again with "extremely offensive" ad
    Moa Brewing Company has ruffled feathers once again, this time with a billboard which read "Fifty years ago before there were lesbians this is what beer tasted like"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Nov 2010

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Te Karere, ref: TZP390764.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Gay Ski Week 2011 to kick off in July
    A potential Queenstown clash of cleats and heels has been averted, with Gay Ski Week moving from its usual September slot to July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QWU raises $35,000 with Auckland show
    Alan Parata won the 2010 Auckland crown as Miss France Saturday night's Queen of the Whole Universe show raked in $35,000, bringing the total the queer beauty pageant has raised since it started in 2004 to $170,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Rocky Horror Show
    As Richard O'Brien strolled onto The Civic's stage to play his role of narrator for the cult classic he penned nearly 40 years ago he was given a rousing welcome home by the crowd on opening night when he reels out: "the little bodgie bastard is back"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-sex vultures to be split up by zoo
    Picture: Reuters A same-sex vulture couple at a German zoo are being split up after spending several months building a nest together...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study bolsters push for end to "don't ask, don't tell"
    There's a report the upcoming Pentagon working group report on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” will show gay men and women can serve openly in the US military with minimal incidents of risk to current war efforts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Nov 2009

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    20/20, ref: TZP376763.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Vintner's Luck has its New Zealand premiere. (New Zealand)
    Based on Elizabeth Knox's novel.
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Anti-gay Aussie politician says he'll retire... in 2015
    The right-wing Australian politician and clergyman - who famously encouraged his flock to pray for rain when each Sydney Mardi Gras came around - has announced he won't be standing for re-election in 2015, ending a career spanning three decades...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BDO to talk with Beenie Man, MP wants him dumped
    While Big Day Out's Kiwi promoter says he's contacting controversial reggae artist Beenie Man to confirm he will not perform homophobic songs on stage, a gay MP is calling for the performer to be dumped from the concert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Big Day Out "not aware" of Beenie's homo-hate
    The New Zealand promoter of the Big Day Out claims he was not aware of Beenie Man's homophobia controversy and will soon discuss the matter with the event's Aussie managers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coming Out story in German Film Festival
    A sensitive coming out story will be screened in Auckland's Rialto Cinema at 7pm this Saturday evening as part of the German Film Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Music fans slam Beenie Man's 'hate speech'
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington lesbian musician gives YouTube 'Something Special'
    Wellington lesbian musician 'Dr Falconer' says her new song about gay love and commitment would be banned in 85 countries around the world where it is currently still illegal to be in a same-sex relationship...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Nov 2008

  • California's vote against love
    "To me this vote is horrible...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Group to advise NZAF on Maori strategy
    A consultation group is meeting this Saturday to advise on early stage development of a strategy to improve the NZ AIDS Foundation's responsiveness to Māori at operating and governance levels...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lady-loving Lindsay Lohan rejects labels
    In a new interview, actress Lindsay Lohan says she loves her girlfriend very much, but rejects the labels lesbian and bisexual to describe herself...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Nov 2007

  • Burnett Centre relocation confirmed
    Auckland’s Burnett Centre, which provides testing, counselling and support services related to HIV and AIDS, is to move away from the Karangahape Road area and relocate to College Hill in order to accommodate its growing team of workers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Julian Clary's Murder Most Fab
    It isn't often that one witnesses the emergence of a new Queen of crime fiction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury hears of "devastating" Pride fraud
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride's oversight and complicity questioned
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Nov 2005

  • Interview: Deconstructing Wayne Mapp MP
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Nov 2004

  • Tranny Granny to sit on HR Tribunal
    61-year-old West Coast foster mum Jacquie Grant, affectionately known as the "tranny granny", has been appointed by the Minister of Justice to sit on the Human Rights Tribunal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Nov 2003

  • Going straight - in a twisted way
    Reporter Lauren Quaintance last Sunday told the nation that gays can change, courtesy of a high-profile feature article in broadsheet tabloid Sunday Star-Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer eye for the straight prince
    It would not be a great shock to find out that one of Prince Charles' servants was gay, said the editor of tabloid newspaper Sunday News on Paul Holmes' Newstalk ZB breakfast this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Future of Queer Television - The History of Queer Nation
    Queer Nation producer Andrew Whiteside addresses the queer television symposium convened by TVNZ on November 10, 2003...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Nov 2000

Wed 12 Nov 1997

  • The Rev. David Bromell, an openly gay man, is ordained in the Methodist Church (New Zealand)

Sun 12 Nov 1995

  • Lesbian's on the Land takes place (Tasman region, New Zealand)
    The event is held over a weekend at Felicity's farm in Golden Bay with workshops on alternative housing and energy, and natural/holistic health. The group grew out of the second National Lesbian Studies Conference held in May 1995.
    Links: QNA
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    60 Minutes, ref: TZP166107.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 12 Nov 1986

Tue 12 Nov 1985

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