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Sun 21 Nov 2021

  • Paekākāriki Pop-up Vaxx (St Peter's Village Hall)
    Audio from the Paekākāriki Pop-up Covid-19 Vaxx event held on Sunday 21 November 2021
    Features: Ayesha Verrall, Barbara Edmonds, Chrissi Johnson, Chrissy Vize, Compass Wilts-Ramsay, Debbie Jones, Jan Logie, Jess Sandoval, Justine Ward, Katerina Jane-Julian, Laura Peters, Michal Salter-Duke, Noeline McInstosh, Pat McIntosh, Penny Ehrhardt, Terisa Ngobi, Val Little
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Straight men reveal the bizarre reasons their sexuality was questioned
    The ridiculous pressure placed on people of all genders to fit into prescribed norms can be immensely harmful and efforts have been underway for years to turn attitudes around...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 21 Nov 2020

  • The Conversation: Why the way we approach transgender and non-binary healthcare needs to change
    Demand for healthcare for transgender people is on the rise in New Zealand but training for health professionals to develop basic competencies is lagging behind...
    Links: NZ Herald

Thu 21 Nov 2019

  • TICKETS TO CARLY RAE JEPSEN? YES PLEASE!!
    Links: Express

Wed 21 Nov 2018

  • Mike Hosking: Pride Parade organisers a bunch of bitter idiots
    COMMENT: Does this year's award for cocking up, destroying goodwill, and reputation, go to Auckland's Gay Pride Parade organisers?The police are out, the Defence Force is out, funding is cut...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Ousted gay Texas council member sues over recall defeat
    DALLAS — An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced after nude photos of him were anonymously sent to city hall...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Time to come out: Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m intersex
    OPINION: So *deep breath* I’m coming out...
    Links: Stuff
  • Auckland Pride Confirm Date and Location of Special General Meeting
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade statement from Vodafone NZ
    Links: Express
  • Representing the Real Rainbow
    Links: Express
  • RNZAF Squadron Leader Opens Up On Why NZDF Will Not Be...
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Nov 2017

  • Win Australia’s First Legal Gay Wedding
    Following on from the historic same-sex marriage vote results last week, a group of Sydney wedding suppliers and gay community groups have come together to create a competition for a couple to win the first ever legal gay wedding in Australia...
    Links: Scoop
  • Australia – An Uncomfortable Experience
    Links: Express
  • If it’s not gay, it’s not gay
    Links: Express
  • That’s Heavy, Bro
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Nov 2016

  • Culture Club’s NZ Tour Cancelled
    Links: Express
  • Get Yo’ Freak On at Family
    Links: Express
  • Rotorua’s Own Ponsonby Road Bar Goes Off
    Links: Express
  • Scientists Develop a USB Stick HIV Test
    Links: Express
  • A Losing Proposition
    One of the other aspects of the US federal election that was little commented upon was a California- based state referendum called Proposition 60, which would have allowed California's state Occupational Health and Safety Department to prosecute malefactors every time a condom wasn't used for sex in adult erotic entertainment DVDs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brian's Pathetic Fallacy
    For several days, I debated whether Brian Tamaki's latest anti-LGBTI outburst was even worthy of media coverage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Groundbreaking game introduces LGBTI characters
    A new update of the game Overwatch is believed to be breaking ground, with more LGBTI characters in storylines than ever seen before...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi lawyer fundraises for Ugandan LGBTI advocate
    A New Zealand lawyer is calling on the LGBTI community to help make a tangible difference in one of the world’s most anti-LGBTI nations, Uganda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Petition a 'wake up call' for Tamaki says expert
    A 100,000 signature petition to have Destiny Church's tax-exempt charitable status rescinded, in the wake of its self-appointed leader's rant linking homosexuality and earthquakes, will have made an impact on Brian Tamaki, a leading expert on religions says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police making Rainbow Connections
    The New Zealand Police force is looking to strengthen its commitment to diversity and improve its relations with LGBTI communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takatāpui book may have to be withdrawn
    Difficulties surrounding the use of unauthorised material derailed the weekend's official launch of the much-awaited Takatāpui book, which may now have to be withdrawn...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Nov 2015

  • Body Positive’s Entire Board Rolled
    Links: Express
  • Secret Garden Bar’s Grand Opening
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s Featuring Mary Kiani
    Links: Express
  • FAFSWAG Ball: Let go and own that stage.
    We had a chat with the ever so fierce Nahora Ioane ahead of tonight’s FAFSWAG Ball to find out exactly what it takes to organise the spectacular event and prepare for such a fierce competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Health Ministry observing Body Positive changes
    The incoming replacement board of Body Positive will have to work to maintain the confidence of its primary funder in the wake of yesterday's vote of no confidence in the existing board which has forced it to step down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Members vote no confidence in BP board
    Members have made a vote of no-confidence in the Body Positive board with 86 - 37 votes and 11 abstentions including proxy votes deciding the fate of the board at the Special General Meeting held today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Raggamuffin festival organisers disappoint Logie
    Jan Logie says she is disappointed that Raggamuffin festival organisers have invited the controversial reggae singer, Beenie Man, to perform here...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance service AKL
    Rainbow Youth in partnership with Trans on Campus and Gender Bridge will be hosting a service at St Matthew in the City this Monday to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance   The service is to remember the passing of transgender and gender-variant individuals and to raise awareness of the threat of violence and prejudice felt by all members of our community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turkey overturns humilating military policy
    Turkey has overturned a strict military policy which has forced any gay man who wishes to be exempt from military service to undergo humiliating tests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Nov 2014

  • Actor Sean Hayes marries partner in LA
    Will    ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay bull saved by Simpsons co-creator
    A gay Irish bull destined for the slaughterhouse becouse he wouldn't mate with the cows in the herd has been saved by animal rights campaigners and a donation by a co-creator of the hit TV series The Simpsons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Johnnys: Folsom Prison Blues
    Nelson’s all-women Johnny Cash tribute band The Johnnys are headlining Out in the Park in Wellington on Valentine’s Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thirty exhibition opens on World AIDS Day
    A moving image exhibition marking 30 years of HIV/AIDS in New Zealand will open in Auckland on World AIDS Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington community honours announced
    The team behind Out in the Park has announced the inaugural annual Rainbow Pride Community Honours...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Nov 2013

  • "Love" is what's important
    Jonathan Selu from Tagata Pasifika for Marriage Equality is saddened at the Samoan Prime Minister’s bitter comments about a gay Samoan man’s wedding in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Advice columnist schools homophobic mum
    American advice columnist Amy Dickinson has taken a mother who wants to know how she can stop her son being gay to task...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Angels in America to be Bosher's final act
    Jarod Rawiri is among the actors who have signed on...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cyberbullying: LGBT Concerns
    Cyberbullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Journalist declares 'gay now means rubbish'
    Brendan O'Neill says Stonewall is fighting a losing battle with its new schools campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samoan PM saddens Pasifika equality group
    The PM's comments were based on the NZ wedding of Ralph Molesi and Will Brobbel, which screened on Tagata Pasifika...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scotland powerfully backs marriage equality
    The debate was personal for Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson Scotland is on track to introduce marriage equality, with its parliament voting in favour by a massive majority – the stage one vote passed 98 to 15...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Nov 2012

  • "Gay" husband still avoiding trial for wife's murder
    Shrien and Anni Dewami While a British millionaire who is claimed to be gay fends off extradition to South Africa to face charges he arranged his wife's murder the actual killer has been found guilty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "World is watching Wellington," campaigner says
    Boris Dittrich A leading GLBT rights campaigner believes the tipping point has been passed on the issue of marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Boycott rumours rife over Sir Ian's premiere no-show
    Sir Ian McKellen is a staunch gay rights advocate Rumours Sir Ian McKellen is avoiding attending the Wellington premiere of the Hobbit because our “gay red top” quipping Prime Minister will be there are being brushed off by John Key...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harvey Milk told me I was gay
    Boris Dittrich One of the world’s leading GLBT rights campaigners has recalled to an Auckland audience being told he was gay by Harvey Milk in San Francisco in the 70s … something which later came full circle and sparked him to be a trailblazer in the GLBT rights arena...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jacquie Grant finishes up at Human Rights Tribunal
    Jacquie Grant New Zealand’s “tranny granny” Jacquie Grant has wound up her time at the Human Rights Review Tribunal, after eight years of work she is very proud of...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: Run by Jern Siong
    He ran...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PM's "fetching" pink shirt chosen by TPP hosts
    Prime Minister John Key's wearing of a pink shirt at the meeting of the Trans Pacific Partnership was not by his own choice, according to his office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waikato lecture theatre turns fabulous for speech
    Professor Lynda Johnston with the academic dignitaries at her lecture (Thanks to Waikato University) The usually stuffy lecture theatre was transformed with drag queens, feather boas and an impromptu Time Warp for an inaugural professorial lecture in Hamilton...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Nov 2011

  • Candidate QandA: Charles Chauvel
    There are plenty of out candidates running in the General Election this month and we are profiling some you (may) or may not know well yet with a Q  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate QandA: Charles Chauvel
    There are plenty of out candidates running in the General Election this month and we are profiling some you (may) or may not know well yet with a Q  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Governor General to join World AIDS Day collectors
    Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae The Governor General, Sir Sir Jerry Mateparae, will be taking part in this Friday's World AIDS Day collection to support people living with HIV and AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Malaysian states look at tough anti-gay laws
    Two Malaysian states are considering laws that could punish gay Muslims and perhaps even gay rights supporters with prison sentences...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oral fluid HIV study nearing completion
    Dr Peter Saxton Results from the oral fluid HIV study conducted in February are expected soon, says the study's lead researcher Dr Peter Saxton from the AIDS Epidemiology Group at the University of Otago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Resigned Otter "will always be part of NZAF"
    Wayne Otter, pictured during the Burnett Centre's shift to College Hill in 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straw poll shows glbti support for Labour/Greens
    A small straw poll of glbti Auckland voters shows the majority are supporting either Labour or the Greens in this weekend's election, partially due to the parties' stances and track records on queer issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge to mark 14 years with birthday bash
    Some of the Urge crew, with co-owners Paul Heard and Alan Granville left and centre Auckland's gay men's bar Urge will celebrate 14 years of business with one of its trademark parties this Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Nov 2010

  • Making a world of difference
    Seb Stewart Seb Stewart is already taking a Nelson-based queer youth group places – and now he can take it even further thanks to a new grant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Nov 2009

  • Georgina Beyer guests on 'Nutter's Club' radio
    Kiwi transgender icon and former Labour MP Georgina Beyer is set to be Mike King's in-studio guest on Radio Live's mental health-focussed The Nutter's Club show tomorrow (Sunday) night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italy: Transsexual murdered after political scandal
    A Brazilian transsexual prostitute has been found burnt to death, just weeks after her alleged encounter with senior Italian politician Piero Marrazzo came to light and the scandal gripped the nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Nov 2008

  • 'Out in the Square' joins Wlgn's pride week
    The date for next year's Out in the Square — Wellington's gay and lesbian fair — is set for Saturday 28 February 2009, and the event will now launch Proud '09 — Wellington's pride week, which will take place from 28 February until 7 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • California going to court on gay marriage
    California's Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge against the state's ban on gay marriage – but will let the ban stand in the meantime...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Nov 2007

  • AUS: Opposition leader 'not gay for anyone'
    Australia's Labor leader Kevin Rudd - the front runner in the up-coming Australian elections - agreed to answer a question about who he would turn gay for on TV's Rove Live last week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Flat Out Pride on Hamilton community radio
    The Waikato region's LGBT communities will get loud and proud on Community Radio Hamilton with new Access radio show Flat Out Pride at 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Perth teacher's lesbian sex with student
    A former teacher has escaped immediate jail after succumbing to her love for a troubled student by having lesbian sex in bushland in Perth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Centre fraud case "took its toll"
    The Auckland Pride Centre's Board of Trustees says it's had a difficult three years waiting for their fraud case to be resolved - with one senior Pride Centre staffer weathering personal abuse and threats of violence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The pleasure and pain of 'Aromas'
    After a painfully embarrassing week due to sporting a rather pronounced 'amyl' burn beneath my right nostril, it seemed appropriate to write an article exploring and exposing the myths about alkyl nitrites, which are more commonly known as 'Amyl', 'Poppers', or 'Rush'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The pleasure and pain of 'Aromas'
    After a painfully embarrassing week due to sporting a rather pronounced 'amyl' burn beneath my right nostril, it seemed appropriate to write an article exploring and exposing the myths about alkyl nitrites, which are more commonly known as 'Amyl', 'Poppers', or 'Rush'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN Long Yang Club will unite cultures
    The world's largest network of gay Asian/non-Asian groups will soon have a new branch in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Nov 2005

  • NZAF Board chair not taking calls
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 21 Nov 2004

  • Anglicans lament misunderstood report
    The Anglican bishops of New Zealand have issued a pastoral letter dismayed at the misinterpretation by media of the findings of the Windsor Report into the ordination of gay priests and the blessing of gay unions in the Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays not worth protecting, says Cardinal
    The Catholic Church has displayed its regular compassion and understanding with an assertion from Cardinal Thomas Williams, the head of the Church in New Zealand, that gays and lesbians aren't worth protecting because they are in a minority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pill Diary: Week 8
    Week 8 of the edited diary entries of a HIV positive man going onto a standard 'combination therapy' pill regime to boost the immune system and repress the virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Nov 2003

  • Sturm not guilty of stupefying
    Auckland restauranteur Philip David Sturm did not stupefy six young men, the Auckland High Court ruled yesterday, but he still faces sexual violation charges against his alleged victims...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Nov 2001

  • Georgie Girl: The Georgina Beyer story on film
    Georgie Girl is the story of a Maori transsexual and former sex-worker, who was voted into the New Zealand Government by a largely white rural electorate...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 21 Nov 1992

  • The second Devotion dance party is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The party is held at Shed 26 on the waterfront and includes a merry-go-round.
    Links: GayNZ.net

Thu 21 Nov 1957

  • Historian Gavin McLean is born (Otago region, New Zealand)

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