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Tue 16 Nov 2021

  • Fiona Clark Is Still Unafraid
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Fiona Clark’s Perfect Portraits
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Nov 2020

  • Courage Day 2020 (Vic Books Pipitea, Wellington)
    On 16 November 2020, the NZSA (Wellington Branch) held an event to mark Courage Day, internationally known as the Day of the Imprisoned Writer
    Features: Christopher Burke, Janis Freegard, Mandy Hager
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Most homeless trans people have mental health condition- survey
    Almost 80 percent of homeless trans people have a mental health condition, a new survey has found...
    Links: RNZ
  • Why 1 in 5 transgender people end up homeless
    Angelo was kicked out of home at 14...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 16 Nov 2019

  • Counting Ourselves - Wellington launch (Newtown Community and Cultural Centre)
    Audio from the Wellington launch of Counting Ourselves - an anonymous community-led health survey for trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Ahi Wi-Hongi, Jack Byrne
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Trans Awareness Week Gala (Newtown Community and Cultural Centre)
    Interviews with participants and stall holders at the Trans Awareness Week Gala. The event was held at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre on 16 November 2019
    Features: Athena William, Jesse Porter, Kate Scarlet, Marian Clement
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Lil’ Nas X Makes History In Becoming the First Out LGBTI...
    Links: Express

Fri 16 Nov 2018

  • Dunedin Church Withdraws From Anglican Diocese, Calling Same-Sex Marriage an ‘Abomination’
    Links: Express

Thu 16 Nov 2017

  • Amber Heard warned that coming out as bisexual would ruin her career
    Amber Heard was told to choose between her bisexuality and her career...
    Links: Stuff
  • Same-sex couples still months away from tying the knot in Australia
    Australia's gay and lesbian couples face a likely wait of at least two months before being allowed to tie the knot, as the landmark change passes through the hands of politicians, bureaucrats and the Governor-General...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lorde’s Melodrama Tour at The Powerstation
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Nov 2016

  • Canada Appoints Queer Special Advisor
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH Branching Out
    Links: Express
  • Tamaki claims gays caused earthquakes
    Brian Tamaki of destiny Church has claimed to his followers that earthquakes are caused by sins such as people being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The questions NZ Rugby won't answer
    In late May this year a number of New Zealand's most significant sporting codes came together and with some fanfare announced the launch of a diversity initiative which was prompted by the findings of a 2015 study of homophobia in sport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Shame of San Francisco: Proposition Q
    While there are considerable protests going on in the United States against the 'bad president' over half of them did not want, gay mecca San Francisco has just passed a shameful, punitive civic ordinance that bans homeless tent shelters on the streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Nov 2015

  • BUOYS and GALS GABA Charity Auction and Luncheon (Part 1)
    Links: Express
  • BUOYS and GALS GABA Charity Auction and Luncheon (Part 2)
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Saan
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: The Spotify of Wine
    Links: Express
  • Hudson and Halls Live! Extends Run
    Links: Express
  • Mass exodus of Mormons following new policies
    Hundreds of Mormon followers took to the streets of Salt Lake City in the weekend and pledged to resign en masse from the Mormon Church following the church’s new policies that further stigmatise gay Mormons and their families...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MYD highlights key support areas for LGBTI youth
    The Ministry of Youth Development have launched a new document that aims to highlight the work done across government in support of LGBTI young people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH gets $150k funding boost
    Youth Minister Nikki Kaye has announced $150,000 in funding over the next three years for RainbowYOUTH to develop and increase support services for LGBTI young people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH thrilled to receive grant
    Duncan Matthews, General Manager of RainbowYOUTH, says the organisation is thrilled to have been granted a $150,000 contract by the Ministry of Youth Development that will allow the them to continue providing support for LGBTI youth throughout New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Nov 2014

  • Barack Obama Speaks in Support of GLBT Rights at G20 in...
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive Appoints New CEO
    Links: Express
  • Bumper Friday – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Peasant
    Links: Express
  • New Book TransCuba Takes a Look Inside Cuba’s Trans Community
    Links: Express
  • Princess to Queen Heat Two – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Tamati Coffey’s Opinion on Auckland Pride
    Links: Express
  • Dunedin's Mayor backs diversity strategy
    Dunedin’s Mayor has spoken out about the need for the southern city to be welcoming to everyone, and expressed a hope that it might become “the most queer-friendly city” in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: Let's truly make it a NZ Pride Parade
    Tamati Coffey thinks the Auckland Pride Parade should be renamed the NZ Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Life and Loves of a He Devil
    The Life and Loves of a He-Devil Author: Graham Norton Hodder books This is the first Graham Norton life story book I have read...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex ed will remain up to schools to decide
    The Government will continue to leave it up to schools to decide whether or not they teach sexuality education...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Nov 2013

  • Review: ARTPOP by Lady Gaga
    “The First Lady of Pop” by Chaz Harris After the stellar first two album releases from Lady Gaga, “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster” I have to admit that this Little Monster was quite disappointed and underwhelmed with a lot of the album tracks that came out on “Born This Way”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Nov 2012

  • "Please respect Julianne's gender identity"
    Trans advocacy group Agender NZ has written an open letter to the friends, family and colleagues of the late trans pilot Julianne Kramer, urging them in their time of grief to respect her gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Please respect Julianne's gender identity"
    Trans advocacy group Agender NZ has written an open letter to the friends, family and colleagues of the late trans pilot Julianne Kramer, urging them in their time of grief to respect her gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Agender urges respect for killed trans pilot's identity
    Julianne Kramer Transgender advocacy group Agender has written an open letter to the family, friends and colleagues of killed chopper pilot Julianne Kramer, urging them to respect her gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen to be honoured in composer's opus
    The late Carmen Rupe Auckland’s Town Hall is to be transformed into a “dahling tea room” for the world premiere of a work in memory of Carmen Rupe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Nov 2011

  • Couple to hold first civil union at Parliament
    Two Wellington men will this weekend make history as the first couple to have a civil union in Parliament's legislative council chambers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gillard backs Labor conscience vote on marriage
    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has taken the stance that Federal Labor MPs and senators should be free to vote on same-sex marriage in Parliament according to their own values and beliefs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Penguin couple to be reunited after breeding
    A Toronto Zoo official has confirmed penguins Buddy and Pedro will be reunited after breeding season...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Nov 2010

  • Brave teen stands up for embattled teacher
    Graham Taylor spoke up for the teacher A gay 14-year-old Michigan student has stood up for a teacher during a board meeting, after the teacher threw two students out of class on a day against anti-gay bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DVD review: Communication
    Rudi Vodanovich and Alexander Campbell as Jacob and Andrew Anyone who has found themselves flung from a conservative background into the tumult of not only dealing with a same-sex relationship, but a massive age gap, will find New Zealand short film Communication both confronting and poignant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV Insights to look into "six degrees of stimulation"
    File photo How sexual networks and connectivity can help researchers understand the spread of HIV will be discussed at the second instalment of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's HIV Insights series tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine secures funding for fulltime role
    Community support organisation OUTLine has secured funding from the Auckland District Health Board to employ a fulltime Community Project Worker...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Nov 2009

  • Bear band 'Bearforce1' breaks up
    The world's best-known all-bear 'boy band' has broken up, says its management...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beenie Man axe "warns all murder music singers"
    One of the world's foremost LGBT equality campaigners says the cancelation of Beenie Man's Big Day Out concerts in New Zealand and Australia "sends a warning to all 'murder music' singers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Getting the sex you want, avoiding the sex you don't
    LGBT students were the first to try out a new programme for young people in Wellington is aimed at reducing sexual violence - including coerced sex - and increasing pleasure...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Michael Laws blasts "liberal gay" Chief Censor
    RadioLive host Michael Laws has made another on-air outburst, this time criticising a decision by Chief Censor Bill Hastings, while making special mention of his sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No police leads in Palmerston North gay bashing
    Police in Palmerston North have investigated a late-night attack against a gay couple last month which left one of them with serious head injuries, but have no leads...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wildbore's death self-inflicted, says coroner
    A coroner's enquiry has found that Dr Matt Wildbore's death in June last year was self-inflicted...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Nov 2008

  • Act MP's drunken anti-gay slur for TV
    A new Act list MP turned up drunk to a TV panel discussion in June and started comparing gays and paedophiles in an "unbelievably unprofessional" appearance, the NZ Herald has revealed today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • America's first transgender mayor (+video)
    Thirteen years after Kiwi transgender world-first Georgina Beyer became mayor of Carterton, America has elected its first mayor – in a landslide victory...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Transylvania and QWU Co. raise $45k
    The fifth Queen of the Whole Universe pageant in Auckland crowned Miss Transylvania ahead of some stiff competition, raised $45,000 for HIV organisations and set a new world drag performance record...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The APO's Fantastic Symphonies
    Review: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra - Fantastic Symphonies Music by Debussy, Szymanowski, and Berlioz Lionel Bringuier, conductor; Ewa Kupiec, piano 13 November, Auckland Town Hall One of the worst things about musical competitions is that they launch careers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Taranaki Nat backs away from gay gaff
    The National Party's New Plymouth MP who told the Taranaki Daily News that he strongly objected to homosexuality being seen as a "normal alternative" now claims that his comment was "taken out of context"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Nov 2007

  • Are lesbian women at a greater risk of breast cancer?
    Jane Bissell We often hear that lesbian women have a greater risk of developing breast cancer than heterosexual women - but how true is this? Some small-scale studies have been conducted both in the US and in New Zealand and while the results are interesting, they are by no means conclusive nor have they been medically or scientifically proven...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dunedin's gay deacon becomes a priest
    This time last year, the ordination of openly gay Dunedin man Juan Kinnear as deacon of his Anglican Church sparked outrage from some conservatives who protested loudly at the ceremony...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF commits funds to K' Rd outreach
    The NZ AIDS Foundation Trust Board has decided to allocate additional funds to retain community outreach and testing services in Auckland's Karangahape Road area, following the move of the Burnett Centre in early 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singapore bans Xbox game for girl-girl kiss
    An Xbox video game is the latest victim of Singapore censors who have ruled a scene showing a woman and a female alien kissing is immoral...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Nov 2006

  • 51st State? By Dennis Altman
    Most New Zealanders feel some sense of warmth toward our transtasman neighbours, even if higher-qualified New Zealanders now tend to head off to Western Europe and North America as areas of prospective employment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condom drop planned for Tauranga
    Friday 1st December is World AIDS Day and Tauranga's bars and clubs will be targeted with a condom drop and posters promoting the ‘safety gear' theme...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Franny, The Queen of Provincetown by John Preston
    One of the cruellest aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is the toll that it has taken on our best and brightest creative talent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Retiring HIV expert praises gay activist
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Nov 2005

  • MP Maryan Street makes her maiden speech in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Street is New Zealand's first openly out lesbian elected to Parliament (Marilyn Waring was outed by the Truth newspaper in August 1976).
    Links: Hansard
  • Pride and concern - the growth of the NZ AIDS Foundation
    Warren Lindberg As executive director of the NZ AIDS Foundation from 1986 to 1998, Warren Lindberg spent over a decade building bridges across the political spectrum and engaging the community in the fight against HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Nov 2004

  • 'Tranny Granny' Jacquie Grant
    Jacquie Grant West Coast-based, but with a big city view of life, Jacquie Grant, the "Tranny Granny," has joined the Human Rights Tribunal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Public Hero meeting to silence whingers
    The Hero Brand Management Group is calling a public meeting in Auckland next week to encourage members of the public keen to be involved with the 2005 festival to come forward...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wilmot's Sodom, or the quintessence of debauchery
    Given TVNZ's current broadcast of Charles II, I thought I'd look into a seventeenth-century poet and man of easy virtue who appeared in last week's episode...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Nov 2003

  • Stephen Fry pops in
    British actor, author and director Stephen Fry was in Auckland briefly this week to promote his new film and debut as director, Bright Young Things, which opens in New Zealand cinemas on 26 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Still no balance from Star-Times
    The Sunday Star-Times this week chose to print no reader's letters refuting reporter Lauren Quaintance's severely flawed piece printed last week which suggested gays could "change"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Nov 1984

  • Television news report: the government introduces greater screening measures for blood donors (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F57512.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: the government introduces greater screening measures for blood donors (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F59007.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: blood donors will be screened more carefully in order to prevent AIDS transmission (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP15865.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Doctor Graeme Woodfield interviewed about AIDS and blood transfusions at the Auckland Blood Transfusion Centre (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP115570.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Nobel Peace Prize winner Patrick McLauchlan interviewed about his peace work and homosexuality (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP7892.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 16 Nov 1954

  • AIDS activist and educator Bruce Burnett is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: GayNZ.net.nz

Fri 16 Nov 1928

  • A court decides the book The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall is obscene (United Kingdom)
    The judge orders the book to be destroyed.
    Links: Wikipedia

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