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Wed 23 Nov 2022

  • Desperate effort to save Auckland fatal hit and run victim
    A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder over a fatal hit and run in West Auckland...
    Links: RNZ
  • Event: Auckland Pride – Feb 2023
    Auckland Pride announces the first wave of the 2023 programme is now live, for a full month of celebration and connection from 1 – 26 February 2023...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Man who gave CPR describes scene of fatal Glen Eden hit and run
    A man who provided emergency first aid to a hit and run victim in Auckland this afternoon, says it was a fast moving and frantic situation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Man who gave CPR describes scene of fatal Glen Eden hit n run
    A man who provided emergency first aid to a hit and run victim in Auckland this afternoon, says it was a fast moving and frantic situation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Army Veteran Describes Moment He Took Down Colorado Gunman With Help...
    Links: Express
  • EMMY For Rurangi
    Links: Express
  • German Football Describes FIFA’s Sanctioning Of Pro-LGBTQ+ Armbands As “Extreme Blackmail”
    Links: Express

Tue 23 Nov 2021

  • Joe Exotic Transferred To A Federal Medical Facility After Being Diagnosed...
    Links: Express

Fri 23 Nov 2018

  • 'Thank u, next': Ariana Grande shuts down Piers Morgan over women's sexuality
    Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan have become embroiled in a Twitter spat after the British TV presenter expressed opinions about women and how they use their sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Pride Parade sponsors 'blackmailing' gay community - Rākete
    A group supporting the ban on Police wearing uniforms in the Auckland pride parade says businesses who pull out of sponsorship are effectively blackmailing the gay community...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ Police respond to People Against Prisons Aotearoa’s Claims
    Links: Express
  • PM Jacinda Ardern Says Pride Parade is Best when “Inclusive Event”...
    Links: Express

Thu 23 Nov 2017

  • Age Is No Issue: Ryvre Thompson’s Story
    Links: Express

Wed 23 Nov 2016

  • A Potential Antidote to HIV?
    Links: Express
  • Update on Transprisoner: Corrections Responds
    Links: Express
  • 1 in 4 LGBTI Otago Uni students report harrassment
    One in four LGBTI Otago University students experience harassment at the University, with at least five students reporting harassment in a campus office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DeGeneres receives highest US civilian honour
    In an emotional presentation US President Barack Obama has presented lesbian actress, comedienne and TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UN votes to keep SOGI independent expert
    The role of the UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) has been safeguarded, with the General Assembly voting against a resolution that aimed to undo the position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We will remember them…
    Transgender Day of Remembrance began as a response to the murder of Rita Hester on November 28, 1998...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Nov 2015

  • Ask Agony Uncle Lisa: Am I Being Deterred From Transitioning?
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade Changes Direction
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites:Downtown Christmas Markets
    Links: Express
  • App aids access to trans-friendly healthcare
    A new app aims to revolutionise trans healthcare and help to connect trans people with trans-friendly doctors in the US...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condom emoji may soon be on the way
    Durex are campaigning for a condom emoji to be added to the current emoji’s available ahead of World Aids Day on 1 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Govt has dropped the ball on HIV says NZAF
    Shaun Robinson The NZ government's HIV strategy is ten years out of date and our politicians need to get back in the HIV prevention game, according to the head of the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HR and health conference community meeting
    A Human Rights and Health Conference will officially launch the Homosexual Law Reform 30 year anniversary celebrations in Wellington next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF to Govt.: Get back in the HIV game!
    As World AIDS Day, December 1st, approaches it is becoming clear there is growing disquiet in HIV circles and the gay men's community regarding how committed our government is to powering up the fight against the resurgent HIV epidemic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF to Govt.: Get back in the HIV game!
    As World AIDS Day, December 1st, approaches it is becoming clear there is growing disquiet in HIV circles and the gay men's community regarding how committed our government is to powering up the fight against the resurgent HIV epidemic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans army officer is patron of glbti foundation
    Group Captain Cate McGregor The highest ranking transgender woman in the Australian Defence Force has been appointed as a patron of a not-for-profit organisation working to promote and protect the human rights of glbti people in the Asia Pacific region...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Nov 2014

  • David Kukutai Jones - Hui Takatāpui 2014 (Te Papa-o-Rotu Marae)
    David Kukutai Jones, chair of Hui Takatāpui 2014, talks to Maraea Rakuraku
    Features: David Kukutai Jones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 42% of New Zealanders Would be Uncomfortable Having a HIV Positive...
    Links: Express
  • Gear Up Launch Party – Urge Bar
    Links: Express
  • MEZ VIP Launch Party – Victoria Park Market
    Links: Express
  • Princess to Queen Heat Three – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Youth Celebrates 25 Years – Floating Pavillion
    Links: Express
  • Cook Is. queen's gay stance applauded
    Marie Pa Ariki The chief popularly known as the 'Queen of the Cook Islands' has been applauded for drawing attention to the unfairness of the criminalisation of gay men and homosexuality in her Pacific nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay singers slam 'phobic' country fans
    Ty Herndon An American country singer has hit out at the country music industry, claiming it is ashamed of him because he is gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ celeb chef was killed by hospital bug
    Ross Burden The mother of an HIV positive New Zealand celebrity chef who died from Legionella pneumonia at Auckland Hospital has laid a formal complaint...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Short film Sunday: Natives
    What better way to relax on a Sunday than watching a brilliant lgbt film? We're starting a new Sunday short film series with Natives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Trans woman buried as a "man"
    Jennifer Gable There’s growing global disgust from the lgbti community at reports the body of a transgender woman was made to appear male by her family, at an open-casket funeral...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 Nov 2013

  • Angels in America in full glory
    Shane Bosher Fantastical modern gay classic Angels in America is being brought to the stage in its full two-part glory for the first time ever in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anniversary cake comes with slice of hate
    (The Advocate) A bakery in the US state of Virginia has presented a woman with a hateful take on the anniversary cake she ordered for her partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cash-strapped NZAF to broaden health aims
    NZAF Tust Board chair Andrew Sweet The NZ AIDS Foundation has formally stated its intention to become more involved in improving the overall health of men who have sex with men, despite struggling with a tight funding environment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ HIV success contrasted with global failure
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson A drop of 12% over three years in the numbers of new locally-contracted HIV infections was welcomed by the NZ AIDS Foundation's board this afternoon and was wryly contrasted with results in Australia and further afield...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF drops membership fee requirement
    Chair Andrew Sweet, retiring deputy chair Paul Bohmer and Executive Director Shaun Robinson after today's NZAF AGM...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Titles galore bestowed across New Zealand
    Auckland has a new Queen, while Wellington and Christchurch are roaring towards the end of the year with new Mr Bear title-holders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 Nov 2012

  • Homophobes' claim against Madonna thrown out
    A Russian court has thrown out a US$10 million compensation claim by anti-gay activists, who said Madonna hurt their feelings by promoting homosexuality at a St Petersburg concert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet: Mr Bear Canterbury 2012
    Paul Newby is 2012’s Mr Bear Canterbury...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP Bakshi "just doing his job" says PM
    Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi John Key is backing an MP who has asked a series of odd questions about marriage equality at select committee hearings, saying he is “just doing his job”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russell Brand vs Westboro pair
    Russell Brand has fun at the expense of a couple of morons from the gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Single-pill HIV treatments get Pharmac funding
    One of the pills, Atripla Pharmac will fund two single-pill HIV treatments from the beginning of December, which it says will make medicine regimes more convenient for people living with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Marriage law could be approved within weeks
    A report in the UK says marriage equality legislation could be approved in coming weeks, so the issue is not left hanging...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 Nov 2011

  • Air NZ's Pink Flight grounded for 2012
    Air New Zealand has confirmed it will not host a Pink Flight to Sydney Mardi Gras in 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Why the gay vote leans to the left.
    Many of those who gave us their thoughts in GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two Dorothies all at sea: No place like homophobia
    Not Remmers Two Dorothies all at sea By Steve Attwood An occasional blog detailing the experiences of a “straight” cruise by a couple of gay Kiwi boys aboard a cruise liner as it circumnavigates Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand – 15 October to 15 November 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World rallies against Russia's 'silence' bill
    Nearly 150,000 people from all over the world have signed a petition against a potential law that would make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender in St Petersburg...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 Nov 2010

  • Album review: Barbra Streisand The Ultimate Collection
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 50 or so years, you will know Barbra Streisand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Change afoot for Christchurch business group
    Christchurch's Gay Business Association is about to vote in a new chair and register as an incorporated society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Collectors to take to the street for World AIDS Day
    Bucket shakers will be out in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this Friday collecting for the World AIDS Day street appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vote labelled a "shameful day in UN history"
    There is outrage over a United Nations vote that removed sexual orientation from a list identifying characteristics that make people particularly vulnerable to prejudice-motivated murder...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 Nov 2009

  • 16 sports announced for 2011 Outgames
    Sixteen sports have been unveiled for the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames, a week of sports competition, arts events and conferences set for Wellington in March 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Album review: Leona Lewis's Echo
    Over the last decade it's been more than proven that winning a TV talent show does not guarantee instant stardom...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton's Flat Out Pride radio seeks new presenter
    Hamilton's radio show for the LGBT community in the Waikato region is seeking a new presenter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queensland: State of Unease
    Has Queensland become too dominant within Australia's federal politics? And if so, what does that mean for LGBT and other human rights? I recently read an excellent sesquicenntennial volume about Queensland state history, which explained much about the state's inertia when it comes to social change, authoritarianism and social conservatism...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Nov 2008

  • Gay morning TV host on 'best dressed' list
    When asked how it feels to have made New Zealand's 'best dressed' list, gay morning TV host Steve Gray replies simply: "it's hysterical!" Fashion nod: Steve Gray on Hartnell's list Longtime gossip-monger David Hartnell has named the Good Morning co-cost on his 2008 list of well-dressed local celebrities in the latest Women's Weekly magazine, explaining that Gray's "relaxed attitude to what he wears is the key to looking cool...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • She'll be right - Georgina Beyer keeps it Kiwi
    Staying in NZ: Georgina Beyer "JOBLESS BEYER EYES AUSSIE," trumpeted Wellington's Dominion Post back in August...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 Nov 2007

  • AKL City funds GLBT Centre scoping project
    6PM: Auckland City Council's decision to employ a lesbian researcher to investigate the need for a gay and lesbian community centre in the city has been greeted as "fantastic news...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exclusive Brethren: Plight of the Wrong Cause
    If, as predicted, the Australian Labor Party wins the Australian federal election tomorrow, then the Exclusive Brethren may face well-deserved retribution for their repeated attempts to subvert Australian state and federal politics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Investigator insists Tom Cruise is not gay
    A private investigator hired by a US magazine insists that Hollywood star Tom Cruise is heterosexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF desire for democracy 'subverted'
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Toronto: 'Gay' taunts drove teen to suicide
    A popular Toronto teenager who would have turned 14 today hanged himself at home after being viciously cyber-bullied by classmates about being gay, his stepmom says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Withdrawal clears way for NZAF candidates
    12 NOON: Four candidates for vacancies on the Trust Board of the NZ AIDS Foundation are today all but guaranteed a place on the board with the withdrawal of Grant Robertson from contention...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 23 Nov 2006

  • New HIV test
    The new HIV test to be introduced in New Zealand on 1st December is fast, simple and accurate, says Burnett Centre coordinator Wayne Otter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington women reclaim the night
    Wellington women, children and others will take to the streets tonight for the ‘Reclaim the Night March'...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 Nov 2005

  • Passion and perspective: Our full report on the NZAF AGM
    It was at a fairly early stage of the AIDS Foundation's annual general meeting on Saturday evening that NZAF kaumatua Henare Te Ua expressed frustration that the gathering was turning into a "procedural gabfest" at the expense of discussing the issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 23 Nov 2003

  • 'Sex In The Park' in Christchurch
    A youth event to highlight World AIDS Day which was labelled sleazy and immoral on its launch last year is returning to Christchurch next Sunday in Bromley Park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexuality influenced Sturm verdict, says lawyer
    Auckland restauranteur Philip Sturm's sexuality and drug-using influenced his guilty verdict on sexual violation charges, said his lawyer Paul Davison QC yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn Gay Fair sets date and venue
    The date has been set for Wellington's next annual Gay and Lesbian Fair...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 Nov 2002

  • 200 farewell Out! magazine editor
    Over 200 people attended today's funeral service for long-time Out! magazine editor Brett Sheppard...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 Nov 1996

  • The third annual HIV Walk for Life takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Walk leaves from Victoria Park. Broadcaster Anita McNaught announces the start of the walk.
    Links: NZ.com

Fri 23 Nov 1984

  • Television: The AIDS crisis has lead to an upsurge of blood donors in Christchurch (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP127987.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 23 Nov 1983

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