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Thu 18 Nov 2021

  • A Motorised Pride Parade Returning To Ponsonby Rd
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau Ponders a Career in Politics
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride Festival Postponed Until September
    Links: Express

Wed 18 Nov 2020

  • An Open Letter to Straight People with Gay Family Members
    Links: Express
  • LGBT Domestic Violence Still Under Reported
    Links: Express

Mon 18 Nov 2019

  • ABSENT-MINDED ARCHETYPE | EXPRESS MEETS DESIGNER RYAN TURNER
    Links: Express
  • CHRISTCHURCH GAY BAR SAYS STAFF “DON’T HAVE VAGINAS” AND “ARE KNOWN...
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau Says Australia Bushfires God’s Punishment for Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • When Coral Met Riet – A Love Story
    Links: Express

Sun 18 Nov 2018

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Audio from the Transgender Day of Remembrance service held at St. Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington on 18 November 2018
    Features: Ellen Murray, Jem Traylen, John Harper, Rev Dr Susan Jones, Sandra Kirby, The Glamaphones (Wellington)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 'The other option was death': Inside Dion Klein's female-to-male transgender journey
    When Dion Klein went to his 20th year high school reunion, he thought he'd be a shoo-in for the 'Most Changed Award' on the night...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Study Shows Conversion Therapy Can Triple Youth Suicide Attempts
    Links: Express

Sat 18 Nov 2017

  • Trans Day of Remembrance to Honour Those Who Have Lost Their...
    Links: Express

Fri 18 Nov 2016

  • Your Social Life Doesn’t Have to Die When Dieting
    Links: Express
  • 100,000 call for Destiny to be labeled a hate group
    More than 100,000 people are calling for Destiny Church to be classified as a hate group and stripped of its tax-free status following its self appointed Bishop’s comments that gay people cause earthquakes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brexit: The Sequel?
    Several months after the British referendum decision to leave the European Union, things have not turned out the way that either Eurosceptics or Europhiles envisaged...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bringing gay Māori men out of the closet
    Thirty years ago those starting to work with Māori affected by HIV at the start of the epidemic in New Zealand faced some remarkable challenges...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Donations to LGBTI youth made in Tamaki’s name
    Donations to RainbowYOUTH in the name of Brian Tamaki have been filtering in following the self appointed Bishop’s comments that gay people are the cause of earthquakes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Help needed to make Wgtn Pride youth ball a reality
    Youth in Wellington are planning a Ball for next year’s Wellington Pride Festival and funding and sponsorship is currently being sought to make the ball as affordable, accessible and fun as possible...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Nov 2015

  • Rob Lake - homosexual law reform (Sydney)
    Rob Lake talks about activism during homosexual law reform and early responses to HIV AIDS in Wellington
    Features: Rob Lake
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Puawai Festival Theatre Project
    Links: Express
  • WATCH: Charlie Sheen Confirms He is Living With HIV
    Links: Express
  • 'Chem Sex' a rapidly growing problem in NZ
    “Chem sex is a rapidly growing problem in New Zealand that is putting gay and bisexual men at risk of HIV and a range of health concerns associated with P use and addiction,” says NZAF Executive Director, Shaun Robinson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 13 questions for Beenie Man before Raggamuffin
    Yesterday morning's GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Beenie Man denies homophobia, hangs up
    Beenie Man Controversial Grammy Award-winning reggae performer Beenie Man has denied he was homophobic and wrote homophobic lyrics in the past then hung up on a GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV-positive
    Charlie Sheen revealed last night that the rumours circulating about him are true and that he is in fact HIV-positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No New Pariahs
    In the wake of the ISIS/Daesh terrorist atrocity in Paris, it may be tempting to resort to knee-jerk racism and sectarianism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sheen case highlights stigma says Body Positive
    Mark Fisher Shaming and stigma work against people feeling comfortable about getting tested for HIV and taking care of their health, according to national HIV-positive people's peer support and advocacy organisation Body Positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Nov 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Misters
    Links: Express
  • Grant Robertson Loses Labour Leadership
    Links: Express
  • Queen Street Strip Club’s Sexy New Play
    Links: Express
  • Stone Butch Blues Author and Transgender Activist, Leslie Feinberg has Died
    Links: Express
  • Study Finds Link Between GLBT Inclusion and Economic Development in Emerging...
    Links: Express
  • Syphilis Cases Surge in Waikato
    Links: Express
  • Andrew Little voted Labour Party leader
    Andrew Little has been elected the new leader of the Labour Party in an extremely close race which was decided by union voters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Apologies and clarifications from Pride
    Auckland Pride Festival board co-chair Megan Cunningham-Adams has frankly apologised for a Pride Executive Officer role not being advertised, and pledged transparency in the future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Author and activist Leslie Feinberg dies
    Stone Butch Blues author Leslie Feinberg has died, aged 65...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour's new leader to be revealed today
    Andrew Little and Grant Robertson are believed to be the frontrunners The new Labour leader will be announced this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PandR: Send Them Victorious?
    It's decision time for the Labour leadership contenders, given that the outcome of the current leadership contest will be announced today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Panel for Akl Council in the works
    Len Brown at this year's Big Gay Out Auckland Council buffer group the Rainbow Door is making progress on suggestions the Council have a Rainbow Demographic Advisory Panel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson bid sends 'positive messages'
    Grant Robertson and his deputy leader candidate Jacinda Ardern were clearly disappointed at this afternoon's outcome Even though gay politician Grant Robertson just missed becoming the first openly gay leader of a major political party, the fact that he was almost successful and the lack of controversy around his candidacy sends out positive messages to glbti people, says the manager of the Outline National counselling service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson rules out future leadership bids
    A disappointed Grant Robertson says he will not run for the Labour leadership again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Surge in syphilis cases in Hamilton area
    Sexually active gay and bisexual men in the Hamilton area are being urged to be tested for syphilis, after a surge in cases...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Nov 2013

  • An open letter to Mr Gay World
    As a proud constituent of the gay world, I am unsettled by our de facto leader’s frippery –and I think there are some others out there who feel the same way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Call goes out for World AIDS Day collectors
    Organisers of the World AIDS Day street appeal on 29 November need volunteers to hit the streets with collection buckets in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • James Arthur calls rapper "f*cking queer"
    X Factor winner James Arthur has apologised over a petty homophobic online ‘battle’ with a no-name rapper he called “fucking queer”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phillip Cottrell's killer appeals jail term
    Phillip Cottrell The man who killed gay Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell is appealing his jail term...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Nov 2012

  • France: Massive anti-equality protests held
    At least 70,000 people have taken to the streets in Paris, clad in pink and carrying pink balloons, to protest plans to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NY: Donations pour in for storm-hit drop-in centre
    Carl Siciliano, the centre's founder made a Facebook posting about the damage, which led to the support New York: A social media plea has helped raise thousands of dollars to replace a Manhattan emergency drop-in centre for homeless GLBT youths, after its predecessor was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Work conference to look at lack of GLBT research
    File photo The lack of research on GLBT workers' experience will be highlighted at an employment conference in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: Bishop Richard Randerson
    The former Dean of Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral Bishop Richard Randerson joins the voices from religion in favour of marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Nov 2011

  • Campaigner slams St. Petersburg ban
    A Russian gay rights activist is warning a bill passed in St...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mates and Lovers actor up for theatre award
    Simon K Leary (front) with fellow actor Paora Taurima Actor Simon K Leary has been nominated for a Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for his powerful perfromance in Mates and Lovers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New owners bringing Gay Ski Week back
    Gay Ski Week QT organisers Mandy (left) and Sally Whitewoods...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Patston humbled by unexpected award
    Comedian, diversity expert and Rainbow Youth patron Philip Patston says he is humbled by an award for his service to the community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RuPaul announced for rebranded Mardi Gras
    Drag diva RuPaul will be a special international guest at the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras, which is rebranding with a new logo that's all about the love, and doing away with the 'gay and lesbian' prefix...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans artist leads charge with affirming poster
    The Human Rights Commission will release a poster created by a talented trans artist to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Nov 2010

  • Australia snaps up dropped NZ HIV expert
    Douglas Jenkin The NZ AIDS Foundation's loss has become Australia's gain as an HIV and sexuality expert dropped by the NZAF has been snapped up by Australia's premier HIV prevention organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Australia snaps up dropped NZ HIV expert
    Douglas Jenkin The NZ AIDS Foundation's loss has become Australia's gain as an HIV and sexuality expert dropped by the NZAF has been snapped up by Australia's premier HIV prevention organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Palin's daughter lets rip with anti-gay comebacks
    Willow Palin Sarah Palin's teenage daughter has stirred up a storm by using homophobic abuse against a schoolmate who slammed her mother's new reality TV show...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Nov 2009

  • "No glove, no love," says Get it On! iPhone winner
    The proud owner of a new iPhone from Get it On! crew says "I'm a student nurse and cash is very tight so winning a new phone is just great...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 100-strong gay flashmob surprises Sydney beach
    One of Australia's best-loved drag queens led over 100 dancers on Bondi Beach at the weekend for Sydney's first Big Gay Flashmob...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 4 Kiwi cities mark Trans Day of Remembrance
    Meetings in Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington this Friday and a vigil in Auckland next week will mark this year's International Transgender Day of Remembrance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 4 Kiwi cities mark Trans Day of Remembrance
    Meetings in Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington this Friday and a vigil in Auckland next week will mark this year's International Transgender Day of Remembrance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bail hearing Friday for HIV accused Glenn Mills
    The man charged with knowingly exposing fourteen young male and female sex partners to HIV has applied for bail, which will be decided at Auckland's High Court this Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Court hears of drug use and fatal attack on Irons
    During the trial of three men for the murder of Wairarapa man Paul Irons the court has heard a witness describe Irons as drunk, using cannabis and with a bloody syringe in his bag the night before he was fatally bashed last October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gruesome murder of gay teen in Puerto Rico
    Gay Puerto Rican teenager Jorge Steven Lopez's body was found decapitated, dismembered and partially burned in a murder scene which has sent shockwaves across the island...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Santa's Bandages: The Official Story
    Auckland's iconic Santa on Queen Street is bandaged up this week as we await the unveiling of a new - hopefully less creepy - St...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Nov 2008

  • AIDS Foundation seeks website designer
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is seeking a web designer who can create, makeover and maintain its existing websites nzaf...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dawn Service for Trans Remembrance Day
    A 6am dawn service at Auckland's St-Matthew-in-the-City church, and a quiet gathering at Hamilton's Riff-Raff statue will mark this year's International Transgender Day of Remembrance this Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First: A Reality Check
    Right, it's high time that Christian Right pressure group Family First had a reality check, and I intend to be the one who provides it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greg's coming out story
    45-year-old Greg always knew he was different, but coming out was a huge step for the family man he became...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nepal: Supreme Court gives rights for gays
    A long-awaited decision by Nepal's Supreme Court to give full rights and protection to its LGBT citizens has led to tears of joy from their gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney gay clubs fight 2am lock-out
    Several gay nightclubs and bars on and around Sydney's Oxford Street are fighting a 2am lock-out rule to be enforced next month to fight crime in what police say is a violent area of town, reports the Sydney Star Observer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Nov 2007

  • Copenhagen Mayor supports Outgames '09
    Eleven cities from around the world have been invited by the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen to participate in an exhibition promoting urban diversity and tolerance during the World Outgames in 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marae setting for Tim Barnett's civil union
    Labour MP Tim Barnett and his partner Ramon Maniapoto civil unioned at a ceremony in Waitetoko Marae yesterday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Les Ballets Grandiva's 'Men in Tutus'
    Les Ballets Grandiva's 'Men in Tutus' Founder/Artistic Director: Victor Trevino Performed at the Aotea Centre, Auckland One sure way to get laughs is to send up "high" art...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Nov 2006

  • Elton John TradeMe auction hits $9,950
    After only three days on TradeMe, bidding for the exclusive meet and greet with Sir Elton John at the Wellington Concert has hit $9,950 and looks like climbing a lot higher...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unsafe sex is rampant on dating websites
    In the week since we published the results of our our ‘internet hook-up sting', a number of scenarios have been suggested to explain how hundreds of Kiwi gay and bi men seek unsafe sex on ‘dating' websites, regardless of the dangers of contracting HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day on MTV in NZ
    MTV NZ will screen a selection of programming for World AIDS Day on Friday 1 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Nov 2004

  • Miriam decision labelled PC
    The Advertising Standards Complaints Board is being accused of political correctness following its ruling that the "There's nothing wrong with Miriam – yeah right" Tui billboard was offensive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • November, the cruellest month for the Nats
    The Care of Children Act will become law from July 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Nov 2003

  • Style-Aid hits the skids
    Embattled fashion event Style-Aid has now officially fallen through, after being postponed only weeks earlier...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Young men not Sturm's type
    Alleged sex offender Philip David Sturm testified in court Monday that none of the four complainants who accuse him of drugging them for the purposes of sexual contact were his "cup of tea"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Nov 1987

  • Television news report: a Wellington surgeon says he has the right to refuse to treat a patient suspected of having AIDS (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Draft guidelines have been earlier sent out 5,000 doctors around the country. Eyewitness news, ref F90570.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 18 Nov 1986

  • Television news report: the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says the AIDS death toll may now be more than 20 (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F132286.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 18 Nov 1984

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