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Sat 20 Nov 2021

  • Facing up to the Eighties - an exhibition of portraits
    The flashy 1980s are remembered for being wildly over the top - big hair and big shoulder pads, Dynasty, Duran Duran and Michael Jackson...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 20 Nov 2020

  • Crossing the Lines (Scotty and Mal's Cocktail Bar)
    Brent Coutts talks about his new book Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII
    Features: Brent Coutts, Stuart Pearce
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • First transgender Miss Intercontinental New Zealand shares stor
    Aotearoa's first-ever transgender Miss New Zealand contestant was the star turn at the first-ever transgender awareness event held in New Plymouth...
    Links: RNZ
  • Grooming case: Teacher found guilty of grooming and sexually abusing teenagers
    An Auckland teacher messaged teens – one as young as 13 – on a gay dating app, then sexually assaulted them in his car and in a public toilet...
    Links: Stuff
  • Pioneering transgender journalist Jan Morris dies, aged 94
    The pioneering transgender journalist's most remarkable story was her own...
    Links: Stuff
  • Trans Miss NZ contestant helps bust myths at New Plymouth celebration day
    Aotearoa's first transgender Miss New Zealand contestant was the star turn at another first today - the first transgender awareness event held in New Plymouth...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans Miss NZ contestant helps bust myths at New Plymouth celebration day
    By Robin Martin of RNZ Aotearoa's first transgender Miss New Zealand contestant was the star turn at another first today - the first transgender awareness event held in New Plymouth...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Darren Horn Remembered
    Links: Express
  • Range Rover’s Evoque | Time To Make a Statement
    Links: Express
  • World Marks Transgender Remembrance Day 2020
    Links: Express

Wed 20 Nov 2019

  • Are You Out To Your Doctor?
    Links: Express
  • BRINGING CREATIVE COLOUR TO A CLASSIC BALLET
    Links: Express
  • Long-Term Hair Loss Treatment Just Got a Whole Lot Easier (And...
    Links: Express
  • PLEASE REMEMBER US EVERY DAY!
    Links: Express

Tue 20 Nov 2018

  • NCAA relents over help for lesbian college athlete disowned by parents
    Shortly after moving back onto campus in August, Emily Scheck saw that she had several text messages from her mum...
    Links: Stuff
  • Police uniform ban at Pride Parade 'retrograde' - Beyer
    Former MP and transgender activist Georgina Beyer wants police to be able to march in uniform for Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Australian bridal magazine that refused to feature gay couples goes out of business
    An Australian bridal magazine is shutting down after standing by a controversial decision not to feature same-sex couples...
    Links: Stuff
  • “the Board are pausing all work on the Parade and Festival...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Chaos: Another Board Member Resigns; NZ Defence Force and...
    Links: Express

Mon 20 Nov 2017

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance is commemorated around New Zealand (New Zealand)
  • Atamira - sexuality, solitude, and death
    Media Release: For Immediate Release SEXUALITY, SOLITUDE AND DEATH - A NEW WORK BY ATAMIRA DANCE COMPANY ‘ Atamira ’ – choreographed by Kelly Nash ...
    Links: Scoop
  • More worried about Queensland croc attacks than gay marriage - Aus MP Bob Katter
    An Australian MP and well known Conservative is more worried about the crocodile attacks than what his country thinks about marriage equality...
    Links: Stuff

Sun 20 Nov 2016

  • Peaceful protest staged as Tamaki gives sermon
    A group of roughly 20 LGBTI and straight community members staged a protest outside Destiny Church Rotorua this morning as Brian Tamaki gave his sermon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tinder now offers 37 gender identity options
    Dating app Tinder has been updated and now gives users 37 new gender identity options...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans Day of Remembrance noted across NZ
    Transgender Day of Remembrance services are being held around the country today and tomorrow to remember those that have passed on and to mourn the 295 people from the transgender community that were murdered in 2016...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Nov 2015

  • NZAF Not Certain On Date For Introduction of HIV Home Testing
    Links: Express
  • VNZMA’s Red Carpet
    Links: Express
  • Hawkes Bay medic charged with indecent assault
    A male Hawkes Bay medical practitioner is facing charges relating to accusations that he stupefied and indecently assaulted four young men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Pride in Prisons share support for protesters
    No Pride in Prison’s say they are unsure who is responsible for the red paint thrown at the Correction Minister’s Office on Wednesday night but say: “We support their kōrero...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Salt Lake City elects gay mayor
    Salt Lake City, home of the Mormon Church, has elected an openly gay mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans prisoner protest targets Correction Minister
    Red paint was thrown at Correction Minister, Sam Lotu-liga’s electoral office on Wednesday night, in protest of Correction’s handling of transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Nov 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Market Stall of the Month – Al’s Deli
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Youth Celebrates 25th Birthday
    Links: Express
  • World’s first all-girl Johnny Cash tribute band to play Out in...
    Links: Express
  • A safer place to call home
    Now settled in Auckland, Colombian refugee Eliana Rubashkyn says after everything she has been through it’s wonderful to be somewhere where she no longer has to be afraid to be herself...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Collins announces retirement from NBA
    After becoming the first ever openly-gay man to play in the NBA, Jason Collins has announced his retirement, expressing a hope that one day coming out won’t be such a big deal for athletes in the big leagues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nashville to host 2016 Bingham Cup
    Nashville has been chosen as the host of the 2016 Bingham Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Park headliners revealed
    Crowd favourites The Johnnys have been announced as the headline act for Wellington’s Out in the Park 2015...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wall gifts RainbowYOUTH Coffey portrait
    Labour MP Louisa Wall has presented Rainbow Youth with a portrait of one of its patrons, Tamati Coffey, highlighting the special role he played for the organisation through his time on Dancing with the Stars...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Nov 2013

  • From child star to hot gay go go dancer
    Then and now! Blake McIvor from Full House and Little Rascals is now a super-hot grown up gay man, go go dancer and musician...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mum Moa to release "Songs for Bubbas"
    Moa with her sons (Twitter) Mum and musician Anika Moa is about to release a new album inspired by spontaneous bedtime lullabies for her sons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge crew gets even hairier for Movember
    John Egan leads the team, raising $465 so far...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We remember them
    Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Nov 2012

  • "Beautiful, unique, gay, disabled man," mourned
    Shaun McKinney died on Sunday Tributes are flowing for a Rainbow Youth Board member and facilitator who will be remembered for his bravery and advocacy work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Significant increase" in trans killings recorded
    There have been 265 recorded killings of transgender people in the past 12 months, a global monitoring project has revealed to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On Trans Day of Remembrance
    In honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance the Genderbridge Committee would like to make the following statement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Right of ministers to refuse should be spelt out
    File photo The Law Society is recommending a specific provision in proposed marriage equality legislation, spelling out the right of ministers to turn gay and lesbian couples away if they wish...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Nov 2011

  • Candidate QandA: Kelly Buchanan
    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 I'm a pretty private person by nature...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Otter's contribution to HIV+ people "massive"
    The sudden departure of the manager of the NZ AIDS Foundation's Burnett Centre is being called "almost the end of an era" and Wayne Otter's contribution to the wellbeing of HIV positive people has been described as "massive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wayne Otter leaves NZAF's Burnett Centre
    Wayne Otter, pictured during the Burnett Centre's shift to College Hill in 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Nov 2010

  • Homophones promise eccentric reportoire
    Wellington gay men's chorus the Homophones will perform its annual concert at St Andrew's on The Terrace on Sunday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thousands march for marriage in Melbourne
    Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Melbourne calling for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Nov 2009

  • Akld Council board donates $2,500 to Big Gay Out
    Auckland's conservative-dominated City Council will indirectly assist with the cost of running February's Big Gay Out through a Community Board contribution of $2,500...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay spy and his lover face charges in Germany
    A high-ranking German secret agent and his male lover have gone on trial for allegedly leaking state secrets and for fiddling expense claims...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Has Texas outlawed all marriages?
    In its effort to outlaw same-sex marriages, Texas has accidentally banned all marriages, claims a Democratic candidate for attorney general...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mills' High Court bail application denied
    4...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • North America's gay blood donor fight
    In NZ, Rainbow Wellington has been questioning the need to exclude all gay men from blood donations...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Nancy Boys - K' Road's new dancing queen crew
    K' Road's drag divas are going to 'wig out' when they hear about Auckland's newest gay club crew set to storm the stage and steal their spotlight - girlfriends, meet The Nancy Boys! Pictured above from left to right is Jesse Wikiriwhi, Duncan Sheffield, Adam Leys and Brendan Kydd...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Nov 2008

  • Bar owner attacks at Brighton's 'gay Oscars'
    Competition can be fierce at gay community award ceremonies, but rival bar owners at Brighton's 'gay Oscars' this year took things to extremes when one ended up with his fingers around another's throat, a court has heard...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Colourful gay pageants return to Wellington
    Reacting to an absence of pageant-style events in Wellington since Imerst nightclub closed last year, two new gay and drag pageants are planned at Club Ivy over the next few months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss K plans 'Akl's Gay Community Awards'
    A new Auckland LGBT community awards night planned for mid-2009 aims to reward people and groups who have made an outstanding contribution in the past year, says the organiser, K' Road drag personality Miss K...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama's 8-point LGBT equality plan
    America's president-Elect Barack Obama has posted his eight-point plan for LGBT equality on his transition website, confirming his commitment to gay civil rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Red ribbons around NZ for World AIDS Day 2008
    On Friday 28 November, NZ AIDS Foundation volunteers, staff and supporters in NZ's major cities will take to the streets to collect donations in exchange for red ribbons – the international symbol of solidarity with people living with HIV and AIDS during the World AIDS Day Street Appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Red ribbons around NZ for World AIDS Day 2008
    On Friday 28 November, NZ AIDS Foundation volunteers, staff and supporters in NZ's major cities will take to the streets to collect donations in exchange for red ribbons – the international symbol of solidarity with people living with HIV and AIDS during the World AIDS Day Street Appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day will highlight NZ epidemic
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is marking World AIDS Day 2008 with a range of activities and events across New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Nov 2007

  • "The more the merrier" at HERO Festival '08
    Planning for 2008's HERO Festival is well under way, with several regular events scheduled and Auckland's LGBT organisations now invited to add their event to the calendar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four men stabbed at South Carolina gay bar
    Four men are recovering from serious stab wounds following an attack outside a gay bar in Greenville, South Carolina - the same venue where a man was attacked and died last May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton's first-ever Pride Week
    The celebration for Waikato's LGBT communities features a BBQ, a 'Fairy Run', karaoke, networking, a movie, a quiz night, a tramp up Mt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Insurance discrimination is 'offensive'
    Discrimination against gay men in health insurance applications is a breach of New Zealand's human rights and privacy laws - and LGBT network Rainbow Wellington's chairperson says they will continue to challenge the issue both formally and publicly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two vigils mark Trans Remembrance Day
    Today, 20 November 2007, is the ninth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance - an international day set aside to memorialise those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day: NZ-wide plans for 1 Dec
    December 1st is just around the corner, and with it comes a variety of awareness and fundraising events around New Zealand to mark World AIDS Day 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Nov 2006

  • Kiwi newspaper finds HIV
    A local newspaper claims to have found the first recorded case of HIV ‘bug chasing' in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Normalisation and the Discontented
    Can we describe ourselves as marginal anymore? And why are some of us so nostalgic about that past moment of our collective histories? I thought about this as I read two articles from Canadian lesbian sociologist Mariana Valverde, one about same-sex marriage, while the other dealt with homelessness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shaping the future of the AIDS Foundation
    Underlying this weekend's AGM of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation are some painful history and contentious issues, It's an attempt by the Board of Trustees to put the turmoil of the past eighteen months to rest and to listen to the wishes of its grass roots membership...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Nov 2005

  • Editorial: NZAF Board left dangling on a thread
    Has the Board of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation escaped from the battlefield of controversy back to the "sunlit uplands" (my apologies to Winson Churchill) of life as usual? The sad answer, as everyone at last night's historic and worrying Board AGM, including the board members themselves, must sense, is "no...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indefensible Bill
    UFNZ List MP Gordon Copeland wants to outlaw same-sex marriage in New Zealand, even if it's not taking place yet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board escapes no confidence vote
    The AIDS Foundation board has escaped a vote of no confidence at this year's annual general meeting in Auckland last night, although the vote was close...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • TVNZ to investigate Close Up complaint
    Coverage of a misleading phone poll that TVNZ implied showed public opinion overwhelmingly against the Civil Union Bill is to be investigated by the state broadcaster, following a joint complaint under the Broadcasting Code filed by media watchdog group GayWatch and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Nov 2004

  • Brian Tamaki and the politics of "shepherding"
    As a Christian Right watchdog, I realised that the New Zealand Christian Right was a satellite movement some time ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Camp camping: The beginner's guide to Vinegar Hill
    What is Vinegar Hill? Definition 1: A native bush reserve campsite located in a bow of the Rangitikei river...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rugby star's support for Civil Union Bill
    Former All Black and Super 12 player Mark Ranby has come out - not of the closet - but to support the passing of the Civil Union Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Salvation team behind Hero Party 2005
    The team behind the successful Salvation dance parties - M2 Events - will be organising the 2005 HERO Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Nov 2003

  • Social agenda claims rejected
    The government yesterday completely rejected claims that it is pursuing an agenda to promote alternative family types at the expense of marriage with the proposed Families Commission...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Nov 2001

  • Shortland Street: Keeping it in the Family
    There's a new boy on the block at Shortland Street - and he's family...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Nov 1993

  • Devotion Dance Party is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Devotion street parade is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The parade occurs in central Wellington (a picture from the time shows the parade by Lambton Quay and Molesworth Street)
  • Eve van Grafhorst dies from AIDS-related complications (Hastings, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia

Wed 20 Nov 1985

  • Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (20 November 1985) - part 1 (Wellington)
    Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November 1985 (part 1 of 2).
    Features: Geoff Braybrooke, Graeme Lee, Helen Clark, John Banks, Norman Jones, Peter Tapsell, Philip Woollaston, Richard Prebble, Venn Young, Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (20 November 1985) - part 2 (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November 1985 (part 2 of 2)
    Features: Graeme Lee, Roger Maxwell, Trevor Young, Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan, Winston Peters
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) considers the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 20 Nov 1975

  • Television current affairs: an interview with Vanessa (New Zealand)
    Vanessa talks about sexual reassignment surgeries and current employment hardships. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.Speakeasy, ref TZP2286.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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