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Fri 19 Nov 2021

  • The first community case of COVID-19 Delta variant was confirmed in the Capital (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The confirmation of the positive result in Wellington signalled the end to COVID-19 free life in the capital city. Auckland was the first place in New Zealand to have community transmission of the COVID-19 Delta variant (since August 2021).
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rainbow Life After Retirement
    Links: Express
  • Trans Awareness: Revealing Yourself To Find The One
    Links: Express

Thu 19 Nov 2020

  • Sexuality and aged care: Research reveals 'unspoken' blurred boundaries of consent
    For the first time in New Zealand new research uncovers blurred boundaries for consent of sexuality and intimacy among intellectually incompetent elderly at aged care facilities...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Sexuality and intimacy needs of aged care sector residents
    A three year research project across 35 aged care facilities has concluded consistent workplace policy on intimacy and sexuality is necessary and would impact on residents' quality of life and their ability to live life fully...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kylie Minogue Has Topped UK charts in Five Different Decades
    Links: Express
  • TransAction: You Better Work! 
    Links: Express

Tue 19 Nov 2019

  • Dozens Arrested at Gay-Friendly Bar In Uganda
    Links: Express

Mon 19 Nov 2018

  • Auckland Pride Hui: A Victory for Anti-Police Groups That Highlights Striking...
    Links: Express

Sun 19 Nov 2017

  • $22m same-sex marriage survey underspend should go to mental health services, Aus PM told
    More than $22 million left over from the same-sex marriage postal survey budget should be redirected to mental health and other support services for gay Australians hurt by the campaign, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been told...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 19 Nov 2016

  • Barnett: Tamaki appears confused, paranoid
    Tim Barnett Brian Tamaki, the anti-gay leader of his own, evangelical, Destiny Church is confused and showing signs of paranoia, a prominent glbti rights campaigner says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LAGANZ material safe behind earthquake barriers
    No fears are held for the safety of the nation's central archive of glbti historical documents now isolated behind barrier tape in Wellington as access to and around the National Library building remains restricted following last weekend's earthquakes and after-shocks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Nov 2015

  • HIV Home Test Kit Launched Across England
    Links: Express
  • Love the Skin You’re In!
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay World Resigns Halfway Through Term
    Links: Express
  • Salt Lake City Elects Openly Lesbian Mayor
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay World resigns from title
    In an open letter to his friends, fans and the global LGBTI community, Klaus Burkart, Mr Gay World 2015 has a announced he is stepping down from his position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer playwright wins Bruce Mason Award
    Jess Sayer has won the prestigious Bruce Mason Award, recognising her outstanding work as an emerging New Zealand Playwright...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We're more than HIV-positive
    Please don’t ask me if I’m HIV-Positive because I am not a virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Nov 2014

  • ‘Gay Bull’ Saved From Slaughter by The Simpsons Co Creator
    Links: Express
  • 2015 Cartier Trust Drag Calander Launch
    Links: Express
  • Less Than Half of Gay and Bisexual Men Have Tested for...
    Links: Express
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Ms Jinkx Monsoon to Perform at Christchurch...
    Links: Express
  • 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Briana's story
    Hi! My name is Briana...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 25 years of RainbowYOUTH: Mathijs Lucassen
    Now 39 and a respected academic, Mathijs Lucassen first became involved with RainbowYOUTH when he moved to Auckland in the mid-90s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride's co-chairs respond
    A more complete look at GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Concern at lack of recent HIV testing
    Less than half the gay and bisexual men who took part in a sweeping survey had been tested for HIV in the past 12 months, prompting researchers to encourage more regular testing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Netflix to be launched in NZ in 2015
    Netflix, which is known for its stash of lgbti movies and TV shows, will be launched in New Zealand in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Wellington congratulates Little
    Rainbow Wellington is congratulating Andrew Little on his appointment as Labour Party leader, and says it will pass on condolences to Grant Robertson...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Laurence Anyways
    Laurence Anyways Produced by Lyla Films http://www...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Nov 2013

  • Case underway against adoption laws
    A claim that New Zealand’s adoption laws discriminate in ten different ways, including sexual orientation, is being heard at the Human Rights Review Tribunal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chris Olwage responds
    Yesterday we published an open letter from Paul Kramer, where he asked "Could you put name to Mr Gay World’s stance on Sochi, or explain what he’s accomplished in anti-suicide activism? ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Riff Raff statue to host remembrance service
    A Transgender Day of Remembrance service will be held at Hamilton’s Riff Raff statue on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Gay 14-year-old “bullied to death”
    Ayden Keenan-Olson A British inquest is looking into the suicide of a 14-year-old boy, who took his own life after making 20 complaints about homophobic and racist bullying to his school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: The First Gay Bachelor
    Jessie Tyler-Ferguson and George Takei star in this Funny or Die spoof about what might really happen if there was a Gay Bachelor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Nov 2012

  • Logie and Wall hosting leading rights advocate
    Boris Dittrich MPs Jan Logie and Louisa Wall are hosting leading GLBT rights advocate Boris Dittrich while he visits New Zealand this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Nov 2011

  • Piri Norris and Justin Elder have the first civil union at Parliament
  • Candidate QandA: Grant Seton
    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

Fri 19 Nov 2010

  • GALS concert to pay tribute to fallen star
    GALS at the Out and Loud Festival Saturday night's concert by the Gay and Lesbian Singers Auckland (GALS) will be an extra special evening, as it will pay tribute to a member, Sue Guthrie, who died of cancer a year ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man charged with sexual assault found dead
    Police have reported the death of a Hamilton man facing charges of stupefying and sexually assaulting two other men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queens prove weight loss isn't such a drag
    Edward, Brad and Kevin Three of the country's most well-known drag queens have featured in a 20/20 piece where they share their weight loss journeys...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Riff-Raff vigil to mark trans remembrance
    The Riff-Raff statue Hamilton's Riff-Raff statue will tonight be decorated with candles and flowers in a vigil to mark the 12th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Soldiers arrested over Rio gay teen shooting
    Two Brazilian soldiers are being held by the army over the shooting of a gay teenager following Rio de Janeiro's pride parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Nov 2009

  • Chauvel to host Civil Union Birthday Party
    Gay Labour MP Charles Chauvel will host a reception in Wellington next month commemorating five years since the passage of New Zealand's Civil Union legislation into law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First-ever 'transversal style' magazine launches
    Candy, "the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations," is being launched in London this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jaquie Brown set for Camp FM this Sunday
    TV3's funny girl Jaquie Brown says she's excited to confirm her guest appearance on New Zealand's campest radio show this Sunday evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rob's a Postie Plus
    Have you seen this guy around Wellington? Meet Robert Arnold, who's up early each morning - rain, hail or shine - delivering your mail...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vintner's Luck writer cried over chopped gay scenes
    The writer of acclaimed Kiwi novel The Vintner's Luck says she "cried for days" after seeing director Niki Caro's film version had removed the gay relationship between two central characters...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Nov 2008

  • Buckwheat, Lawless portraits go to auction
    A range of paintings including portraits of Auckland drag icon Buckwheat and Xena star Lucy Lawless will be auctioned off to support Starship children's hospital next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Deconstructing Hollywood in Wellington
    Kip Chapman as Alex in The Little Dog Laughed Auckland's season of The Little Dog Laughed ended last week, but Wellington's production of the scandalous gay play is still on at the Downstage Theatre, and has now been nominated for four Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, including an 'Outstanding Performance' for Kip Chapman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • February date for Brown murder hearing
    The Hungarian tourist accused of killing of gay Onehunga man Ron Brown last December will face trial next year at Auckland's High Court, beginning with a pre-trial hearing on 16 February, said court staff today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Simpsons' macho Duffman is outed
    A scene from a new episode of The Simpsons suggests that ultra-macho character Duffman is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Nov 2007

  • AKL: Fluffy night raises $400 for OUTline
    Auckland's new Friday gay dance club has raised $400 for LGBT support network OUTline...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Counting down to 'The Queen of the Whole Universe'
    I was a little late to the rehearsal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exclusive Brethren: Dear John...
    The Melbourne Age has broken another story related to the Exclusive Brethren's interference with Australian federal and state politics, but there's a catch involved...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour's two gay candidates for Wellington
    Rainbow Labour MP Charles Chauvel says he will again seek votes in Wellington's Ohariu-Belmont electorate in next year's election, and another gay Wellingtonian has stepped forward to be Labour's candidate in Wellington Central...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peter Taylor: Looking for solutions
    Peter Taylor Peter Taylor, a high-profile gay Auckland personality who's been living with the virus for over two decades, is undeniably passionate about HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singer Missy Higgins: "I'm not straight"
    Australian singer Missy Higgins has appeared on the front cover of a national lesbian magazine, telling readers that she is not straight and believes sexuality is a "fluid thing"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Nov 2006


  • World AIDS Day on December 1st will be a wake-up call for New Zealanders to confront the reality of human behaviour, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Nov 2004

  • 1000 NZers sign Civil Union support ad
    Over one thousand New Zealanders have signed their names to and have helped fund a full-page newspaper advertisement in support of the Civil Union and Relationships (Statutory References) Bills, published nationally in the Sunday Star-Times tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Eddie Long - Brian Tamaki's US connection
    Recently, some Christian Right watchers might have spotted a fellow calling himself "Bishop" Eddie Long appearing on Destiny Church broadcasts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Nov 2002

  • Bar owner now facing 15 violation and drug charges
    The gay Auckland bar owner charged a week ago with drug and kidnapping charges has had additional charges filed against him by the police...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Nov 1987

  • National MP Norman Jones dies (New Zealand)
    Jones had been a vehement opponent of homosexual law reform. He dies of a brain tumor.

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