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Fri 25 Nov 2022

  • Elizabeth Kerekere - Rainbow Politicians (Parliament buildings)
    Elizabeth Kerekere from the Green Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Elizabeth Kerekere
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ricardo Menéndez March - Rainbow Politicians (Parliament buildings)
    Features: Ricardo Menendez March
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Hate speech: Disabled, Rainbow communities and women 'forgotten' in watered-down plans
    Much of the debate around the proposals missed the point - the threshold for hate speech was never going to be changed, only those who could be affected by it, chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says...
    Links: Stuff
  • Hate speech: Disabled, Rainbow communities and women 'forgotten' in watered-down plans
    Much of the debate around the proposals missed the point chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says...
    Links: Stuff
  • That’s So Eagle Bar Auckland!
    Links: Express

Thu 25 Nov 2021

  • Former top NZ marathon runner criticises new IOC transgender rules
    Former New Zealand marathon runner Alison Roe has criticised the International Olympic Committee's new framework for transgender and intersex athletes...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former top NZ marathon runner criticises new IOC transgender rules
    Former New Zealand marathon runner Alison Roe has criticised the International Olympic Committee's new framework for transgender and intersex athletes...
    Links: RNZ
  • First Investment In Rainbow Violence Prevention In NZ
    Links: Express

Wed 25 Nov 2020

  • Inconsistencies in trans healthcare across DHBs
    There are stark inconsistencies in the types of gender affirming healthcare New Zealanders can access across most of New Zealand's 20 district health boards...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kristen Stewart addresses the 'slippery slope' of only having gay actors play gay characters
    Happiest Season star Kristen Stewart said that there isn't necessarily an easy answer to whether straight performers should steer clear of gay roles...
    Links: Stuff
  • Melania Trump Forbidden To Light Up White House In Rainbow Colours...
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Nov 2019

  • ISRAEL FOLAU REFUSES TO BACK DOWN OVER HOMOPHOBIC BUSH FIRE STATEMENT
    Links: Express
  • TV’S FIRST OUT LESBIAN SUPERHERO
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Nov 2018

  • Christian mum confronted by school staff: 'Why be homophobic when you could just be quiet?'
    When devout Christian Izzy Montague made an appointment at her son's primary school to discuss its gay pride march, she expected her concerns to be heard with respect...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum
    TAIPEI, Taiwan — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 100,000 March For Equality in Taiwan
    Links: Express
  • Adam Rippon Announces His Retirement From Professional Figure Skating
    Links: Express

Sat 25 Nov 2017

  • NZ transgender weightlifter creates uneven playing field, says Australia's weightlifting chief
    Australia's weightlifting chief says New Zealand's selection of transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard will create an uneven playing field at next year's Commonwealth Games...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender athlete drives Lambrechs
    Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's selection as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand at a Commonwealth Games forced veteran Tracey Lambrechs to "train like a beast"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Family’s Fabulous Black Friday
    Links: Express

Fri 25 Nov 2016

  • Contributors Wanted!
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Survey by Otago University Reveals Harassment Levels
    Links: Express
  • One Night Only: Desperate Remedies at the Civic
    Links: Express
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in NY state gay bar shooting
    One man is dead and three others injured after a gunman opened fire in a New York state gay bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Calling for change this World AIDS Day
    World AIDS Day is less than a week away and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Body Positive and Positive Women are once again taking to the streets to raise funds and raise awareness of HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Commission to assess complaint about Tamaki
    The Charities Commission is to start an assessment of the charitable status of Destiny Church after receiving a formal complaint from a member of the public...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Corrections limits 1, refutes solitary confinement claim
    Corrections say that one of the No Pride in Prisons members who protested on Tuesday has received a temporary ban from visiting Spring Hill Corrections Facility “because his actions on Tuesday present a risk to the safety and security of the prison site”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Not Quite "Post-Truth"
    I've been aware of the term 'post-truth' for quite some time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP: Corrections limit access to inmate after protest
    Activist group No Pride in Prisons have accused the Department of Corrections of restricting the group’s access to a trans inmate because of their protest actions this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police under fire for not linking deaths of gay men
    UK police are coming under widespread criticism for not following up on concerns expressed to them that a serial killer of gay men might have been operating in northern London...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Nov 2015

  • Canada Will Take Gay Refugees From Syria
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Barilla Expands!
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Where to Go on Christmas Day
    Links: Express
  • Same Same But Different
    Links: Express
  • Why Growing Old Is Better Than The Alternative
    Links: Express
  • Canada pledges to take in gay Syrian refugees
    Canada’s new government has vowed to take in gay refugees from Syria, despite restrictions on unaccompanied males...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Collectors on streets Friday for World AIDS Day
    Collectors on Auckland's Queen Street last year Over two hundred volunteers are expected to be on the country's streets collecting for World AIDS Day this Friday morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Constitutional Reform: When and How?
    Although I'll reluctantly vote for change in the current national flag referendum, that piecemeal reform is nowhere near enough...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ITANZ founder receives Local Hero Award
    Mani Mitchell, founder of the Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ) has been recognised for their contribution to the intersex community at the New Zealander of the Year Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Samesame but different: NZ writing for Ak Pride
    I was asked last summer, in anticipation of what was at that stage going to be the Asia Pacific Out Games, if I could come up with 'something cultural'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zero HIV infections a realistic goal for NZ
    New Zealand may have the best chance in the world of achieving the world goal of no new HIV infections, according to the country's HIV prevention and support organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Nov 2014

  • Applications Open For GABA Pride Grants
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Surviving a Lonely “festive” Season
    Links: Express
  • Interviews for New Festival Director Happening Thursday
    Links: Express
  • Applications open for GABA's Pride grants
    Any groups who'd like a financial helping hand to take part in Auckland Pride Festival can now apply for a grant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Burden death: Disclosing HIV "never easy"
    Ross Burden The decision of the late celebrity chef Ross Burden not to tell his family he had HIV does not surprise the country's leading HIV-positive people's support and advocacy organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gambia introduces harsh anti-gay law
    President Yahya Jammeh has in the past called gay people "vermin” that his government would crush like mosquitoes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guy convinces grandma Frozen's real
    YouTube prankster Kevin Droniak hilariously tells his loveable grandma that his high school life is straight out of the script of Frozen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: GALS' A Night Out
    A Night Out GALS (Gay And Lesbian Singers) Saturday 22nd November, matinee performance Choral director Stephen Bowness GALS' twice-yearly concerts are a long-time staple of the Auckland glbti entertainment and community scene...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Roy and Chargn's double act
    Chargn Keenan and Roy Ward outside their new bookstore, The Green Dolphin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Roy and Chargn's double act
    Chargn Keenan and Roy Ward outside their new bookstore, The Green Dolphin...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 25 Nov 2013

  • Adoption laws: A long history of nothing
    The group Adoption Action has put together a chronology of moves to reform adoption laws over the last 34 years, detailing how five Ministers of Justice have accepted that there is a need for reform and various assurances have been given, but nothing has happened...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ecuador: Rape, torture used as 'gay cures'
    Carina Vance Mafla is battling to have the clinics shut down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Slater's Robertson jibe cleared by BSA
    Cameron Slater A complaint about Cameron Slater's comment on a Newstalk ZB show that gay Labour MP Grant Robertson "enjoys being stabbed from behind" has been dismissed by the Broadcasting Standards Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: football player accused of killing lover
    Tarence Mitchell A high school football player in the state of Connecticut has been arrested after allegedly fatally stabbing his male lover to death, because he was threatening to out him...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Nov 2012

  • Anal cancer added to list of HIV-related afflictions
    A cancer cell dividing into two calls Yet another medical malady, anal cancer, looks set to be added to the growing list of problems afflicting people who are long-term survivors of HIV infection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anal cancer added to list of HIV-related afflictions
    A cancer cell dividing into two calls Yet another medical malady, anal cancer, looks set to be added to the growing list of problems afflicting people who are long-term survivors of HIV infection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Labour "infested" with gays, rants ex-MP Field
    A year out of jail, disgraced former Labour MP Phillip Field has launched a hateful tirade against his former party, describing it as “infested” with homosexuals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The daftest comments in the marriage equality debate so far
    It hasn’t been hard to find them, but it has been incredibly hard to narrow down just the ten daftest comments of the marriage equality debate so far...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Nov 2011

  • "It's Time"
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "It's Time"
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate QandA: Guy McCallum
    Now for something a little different: Dunedin's Guy McCallum is out and proud and a candidate for the Act Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Club Ivy to relocate after lease sold
    The lease on Wellington's Club Ivy, Terrace Bar and Garden Club has been sold and the gay venue will move to a new home early next year, with its owner explaining "we get bored easy" as the reason he and his partner have decided it's time for change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Collectors having fun sharing serious message
    Martin Mccullagh and Joe Rich are collecting on Queen St 2PM: World AIDS Day collectors remain out on the streets under their highly visible red balloons, sharing the "getting to zero" message and raising funds for people living with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Governor General and collectors on street for HIV
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lbgti issues could be included in Green talks
    Kevin Hague With the many 'what ifs' being discussed ahead of the election, what is clear is that the Green Party is likely to push for some lgbti issues to be addressed in any coalition talks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maori party ducks legal same-sex adoption issue
    The Maori party appears to be avoiding addressing the same-sex adoption issue after repeated attempts to get clarification on this important glbt legal issue have failed to draw a response...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Why should we vote for you?
    Pretty simple question really, and one which we gave all the out candidates a chance to answer ahead of tomorrow's election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Nov 2010

  • Four candidates running for two board spots
    (L-R) Alastair Cameron, Vaughan Meneses, Kaine Thompson and Andrew Riley There will be at least one new member of the New Zealand AIDS' Foundation Trust Board announced at its AGM in Auckland this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fox News refuses "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ad
    Right wing American news network Fox News is refusing to broadcast an advert which calls for the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wade-Brown to crown Wellington queen
    Can Miss France win again in Wellington? New Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will be the head judge at the 9th Queen of the Whole Universe when it hits the capital on Saturday 12 March 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 25 Nov 2009

  • Gay lawyer OKed as US ambassador to NZ and Samoa
    The US senate has approved openly gay lawyer David Huebner as America's ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One OUTLine night cancelled, one set for Saturday
    One of November's two concert fundraisers for LGBT support service OUTLine NZ has been cancelled, but the other is all-go for this Saturday night - with a high-level politician involved...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Princess Anne gives Alan Cumming his OBE
    Dressed head-to-toe in tartan, bisexual Scottish actor Alan Cumming has collected his OBE from Princess Anne in Buckingham Palace...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney's 'The L Word' convention cancelled
    Sydney's convention dedicated to popular lesbian TV drama The L Word has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales, it has just been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What's on around NZ for World AIDS Day
    Red ribbons, parties, shows, art, fashion and fun...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What's on around NZ for World AIDS Day
    Red ribbons, parties, shows, art, fashion and fun...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Nov 2008

  • Board welcomes doubled NZAF membership
    More than twice the number of people are this year eligible to vote for new AIDS Foundation Trust Board members compared to last year, in a trend that the Board sees as extremely positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink Flight will party to Sydney again
    Air New Zealand has scheduled its third annual Pink Flight from Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras to lift-off on Friday 6 March 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth Centre still open for summer
    Many of Rainbow Youth's regular social and support meetings are taking a break over summer, but the Auckland LGBT youth organisation's drop-in centre on K' Road will still be open three afternoons a week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • San Fran drag queen collapses on stage
    When San Francisco drag sister Anna Warhola suffered a heart attack on stage at the weekend, patrons at the Charlie Horse bar at first thought her collapse was just part of the show's finale...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uncertainty over next year's Hero Festival
    Only two months out from the traditional start of Auckland's Hero Festival, its organisers still cannot confirm whether or not the Festival and the iconic Hero Party will return for 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 25 Nov 2007

  • AUS: End of the road for John Howard
    John Howard's government suffered a humiliating defeat last night as Australia's General Election votes were counted - and even became only the second Prime Minister in Aussie history to lose his own Parliamentary seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF election process needs changes
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thumbs up for Auckland LGBT Centre plan
    Auckland City Council's decision to fund scoping research into a proposed LGBT Community Centre for the city has been welcomed by influential gay organisations - Outline NZ and the NZ AIDS Foundation - and the former manager of Auckland's Pride Centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waipouri killing trial starts tomorrow
    2PM: The jury trial of two young men accused of killing gay man Stanley Waipouri is due to begin in the Palmerston North High Court tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Nov 2006


  • A new website was launched today to promote the ‘Declaration of Montreal', an international LGBT Human Rights document...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF votes to keep gay focus
    6:00pm – The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's members have voted to keep the organisation's primary focus on men who have sex with men (MSM)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Qu(e)erying Research conference at AUT
    A conference looking at research into LGBT issues will be held at AUT University this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unsafe sex rampant on internet dating
    Last weekend we explored some reasons why so many New Zealand men are so keen to hook-up for unsafe sex on the internet...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 25 Nov 2005

  • Robb resigns as NZAF chair
    Simon Robb has resigned his position as chair of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation board, citing personal reasons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Was "Jesus" gay? ...and so what if he was!
    Naked 'messiah' in hot steamy initiation gay sex with studly 'disciple' shock horror probe! Or, to put it more bluntly, was Jesus of Nazareth gay? And so what if he was? I might as well acknowledge that I'm sceptical about the existence of a single historical figure named Jesus of Nazareth, given the paucity of independent historical verification beyond the work of Philo Josephus, a Jewish historian who wrote after Titus sacked Jerusalem c79 CE...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 25 Nov 2004

  • Anti-terrorism laws, a gay perspective
    The New Zealand SIS has been in the news lately, given the ongoing Ahmed Zaoui case, and current allegations about surveillance of the Maori Party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fundies fast to stop Civil Union Bill
    While the Government is being accused by some Christian groups of "fast-tracking" the Civil Union Bill, other Christian groups and at least one MP are engaging in some fasting of their own in the hope that Jesus will intervene at Parliament to stop the legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maxim... fascinating and ridiculous!
    Maxim is great! Really! I'm being perfectly honest about this...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No hubba hubba without rubba for youth
    A new 'condoms are cool' campaign aimed at teenagers has been launched by Ministry of Health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What is the 'Campaign Against Civil Unions?'
    The Wanganui Reformed Church of New Zealand's Rev...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 25 Nov 2003

  • Express editor departure "not critical"
    Express publisher Richard Todd spoke yesterday about the recent resignation of editor Mike Binis, saying that the departure of any one staff member is not critical for the paper, as it is run on "professional publishing lines"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Speight's and Fagg's
    A Speight's representative says there is no connection between their "back to the billboard" advertisement and a recent Fagg's Coffee advertisement that also appeared to make fun of gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sturm doesn't like "gay"
    Convicted sex offender Philip Sturm did not identify as gay and did not appreciate being labelled as such during police investigations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 25 Nov 1995

  • Television item (Auckland, New Zealand)
    One Network News, ref: TZP163767.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The second annual HIV Walk for Life takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Broadcasters Anita McNaught and Neil Waka start the Walk from Victoria Park at 11am. The route goes up College Hill, along Ponsonby, K' Rd and Queen St to Aotea Square.
    Links: NZ.com

Thu 25 Nov 1993

  • Eve van Grafhorst's funeral takes place at St Matthew's Church in Hastings (Hastings, New Zealand)
    Nearly 700 people attended. The Dominion Post reported "Her small white casket lay covered in flowers, candles and one simple smiling photograph of the child whose short life became a symbol to New Zealanders of the fight against AIDS."
    Links: Stuff.co.nz, MTG Hawke's Bay
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Primetime, ref: TZP137119.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 25 Nov 1992

  • The Hero Charitable Trust Incorporated is established (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Trust's vision was: A community which, through creative expression and celebration: learns to love, care and support itself. The Trust's kaupapa was: HERO seeks to serve a community characterised by love - the love of a man for a man - the love of a woman for a woman. That service finds expression through creativity and celebration. Through the activities of Hero the mana, health and pride of our community will be strengthened.
    Links: Hero.org.nz

Mon 25 Nov 1991

Sun 25 Nov 1984

Tue 25 Nov 1980

  • Television news report: Elton John concert at Athletic Park (Wellington, New Zealand)
    This is John's third visit to Wellington, ref: TZP4787.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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