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Fri 27 Nov 2020

  • Aotearoa's first transgender Miss New Zealand contestant
    Miss Intercontinental New Zealand, Arielle Keil, speaks to The Panel...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ Rugby and Sport NZ addressing 'complex issue' of transgender inclusion in women's sport
    “Complex” work is under way on drafting guidelines associated with transgender access to sport at community level, including rugby...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Panel with Michael Moynihan and Penny Ashton (Part 2)
    Much of England is to enter the two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted next week Dec 2...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 27 Nov 2019

  • Best of First Up for Wednesday 27 November
    In today's podcast: restoring sea knowledge to a new generation on board a Polynesian vaka; an American and Kiwi join forces to lobby for greater toilet access for those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease; a wild goose chase takes place in Auckland's Western Springs and the world's first HIV positive sperm bank opens today...
    Links: RNZ
  • First HIV positive sperm bank in the world has opened in NZ
    New Zealand opens the world's first HIV-positive sperm bank...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV positive sperm bank launches in New Zealand in a world first
    When Damien Rule-Neal was diagnosed with HIV in 1999, he thought he'd never be able to father another child...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sperm Positive - world first HIV+ sperm bank to reduce stigma
    The world's first HIV positive sperm bank launches today hoping to reduce the stigma still felt by those living with the virus...
    Links: RNZ
  • Why 90 Day Fiancé hasn't had a gay couple (yet)
    TLC's Alon Orstein revealed what goes into casting 90 Day Fiancé and why the show hasn't had a same-sex couple...
    Links: Stuff
  • World-first HIV positive sperm bank launches in New Zealand
    Today New Zealand launches the world's first HIV positive sperm bank in a bid to remove the negative stigma experienced by those living with the virus...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • ASK JOSH | FREQUENTLY ASKED TECH Q’S
    Links: Express
  • WARNING ISSUED TO LGBTI TOURISTS HEADING TO MALAYSIA
    Links: Express
  • WORLD’S FIRST HIV POSITIVE SPERM BANK LAUNCHES IN NZ
    Links: Express

Tue 27 Nov 2018

  • Scientists horrified by Chinese genome editing experiment
    A Chinese professor has presented the world with its first genetically edited babies - twin girls whose DNA has been altered to prevent them from contracting HIV...
    Links: RNZ
  • Teen comes out as gay in front of packed assembly at Australian Catholic high school
    A teen student at a Catholic high school in Sydney received a standing ovation when he came out as gay in front of a packed assembly...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Panel with Kevin Milne and Jennie Moreton (Part 2)
    Three of the major dictionaries have nominated their word of the year for 2018 - "single-use", "toxic", and "misinformation"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans-exclusionary people not welcome at Pride - Louisa Wall
    Labour MP Louisa Wall says people who don't support transgender rights shouldn't be in the Pride Parade...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 27 Nov 2017

  • New interactive tool to support Māori with HIV
    A new online health tool has launched to help Māori and Pasifika talk about their HIV status to their health providers...
    Links: RNZ
  • Shocking video shows a night club floor collapsing in Tenerife, injuring 22
    This is the heart-stopping moment a stage collapsed at a Tenerife club, injuring up to 40 people...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • A Gay New Year!
    Links: Express
  • Age Is No Issue: James Peters On “Success”
    Links: Express
  • Age Is No Issue: Royal New Zealand Ballet’s William Fitzgerald
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Come Out with Olly
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • MACKLEMORE: No Justice Till We’re Equal
    Links: Express
  • Review: Take That
    Links: Express
  • Tom Sainsbury-Paula’s Progressive
    Links: Express

Sun 27 Nov 2016

  • Limelight Cabaret Christmas Show
    Links: Express

Fri 27 Nov 2015

  • Christchurch Gay Cruise Club Manager Attacked
    Links: Express
  • Beenie Man off lineup, replaced with lesbian singer
    Controversial reggae singer, Beenie Man, has been taken off the Raggamuffin Festival lineup and replaced with out lesbian sensation Diana King following concerns raised by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch cruise club manager assaulted
    The manager of a Christchurch cruise club was assaulted in the early hours of Thursday morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Confession: A Degradation Ceremony?
    Conservative Catholics usually enthuse about the 'sacrament' of confession, although liberal Catholics don't bother with it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cyprus parliament okays civil unions
    A rally for relationship equality in Cyprus The parliament of Mediterranean island state Cyprus has voted by a comfortable majority for a Civil Pertnership bill allowing same-sex couples in the country to be legally recognised for the first time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Muslim leader opens pro-LGBTI Islamic school
    An openly gay Muslim leader has created an online school which will offer access to LGBTI- friendly Islamic philosophy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Get to know Jamaica's first openly gay artist Diana King
    We take a closer look at the lesbian reggae singer who has been chosen to replace Beenie Man at the Raggamuffin Festival this coming February...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Nov 2014

  • GABA Divided?
    Links: Express
  • Same Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down in Mississippi
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party Line Up Announced
    Links: Express
  • Wellington’s Sporty Weekend
    Links: Express
  • "Homosexuality may help us bond"
    Dr Diana Fleischman New research says “homosexual behaviour” may have evolved to promote social bonding in humans...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google removes gay hunting game
    Google has removed a game where players hunted and killed gay men from its app store...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV+ folk should try to avoid 'self-stigma'
    World AIDS Day December 1st: As the gay community gears up to acknowledge the reality of HIV infection in our midst and the stigma too often directed at people with the virus the NZ AIDS Foundation is urging those without HIV to try to avoid hiding their diagnosis out of fear...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Cook Islander urges govt. to listen
    Sam Matangi, pictured at the recent Hui takataapui An Auckland-based gay man of Cook Islands origin says he hopes the island nation's government will listen to their queen's concern that the law criminalising gay men is unfair...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • PandR: Historic Offences: Yes, But...
    After assisting the major initiatives of LGBT marriage equality and associated inclusive adoption reform, the Key administration is itself advocating the erasure of pre-eighties historical gay sexual 'offences'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second Sam Smith show announced
    Sam Smith has added a second Auckland show to his New Zealand visit...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day: Please donate!
    This Friday collectors will hit the streets in the main centres, shaking their buckets to raise money for HIV work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day: Please donate!
    This Friday collectors will hit the streets in the main centres, shaking their buckets to raise money for HIV work...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Nov 2013

  • Groundbreaking general to speak in Wellington
    Tammy Smith (right) with her wife Tracey Hepner The first-ever openly gay general in the US Army will be the keynote speaker at the Pride in Defence conference which begins in Wellington tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poison gas unleashed in Moscow gay club
    Central Station A popular gay Moscow nightclub has been filled with poisonous gas, the fourth attack on the venue since Russia introduced its homophobic gay ‘propaganda’ law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • To Be Who I Am: Progress Update
    ***image1***In January 2008 the Human Rights Commission published To Be Who I Am the final report of its Transgender Inquiry, looking at the discrimination faced by transgender and intersex New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • To Be Who I Am: Progress Update
    ***image1***In January 2008 the Human Rights Commission published To Be Who I Am the final report of its Transgender Inquiry, looking at the discrimination faced by transgender and intersex New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Franco and Rogen in Bound 3
    James Franco and Seth Rogen's parody of an awful Kanye West video (originally featuring Kim Kardashian) may just be the funniest thing you see this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Nov 2012

  • Alabama lesbian brutally bashed by GF's brother
    A global outcry is mounting about an Alabama teenager’s brutal attack on his sister’s girlfriend, who he assaulted because he doesn’t approve of their relationship...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condom distribution up, HIV diagnoses down
    Over half a million free condoms have been distributed by the NZ AIDS Foundation over the past year against a background of a significant lowering in HIV infection rates and a good uptake of its Get It On safe sex campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condom distribution up, HIV diagnoses down
    Over half a million free condoms have been distributed by the NZ AIDS Foundation over the past year against a background of a significant lowering in HIV infection rates and a good uptake of its Get It On safe sex campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Des Smith a semi-finalist for NZ'er of the Year
    Des Smith with the medal he received last night One of Wellington's most active gay equality campaigners received a Kiwibank Local Heroes award last night and is now a contender for New Zealander of the Year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • On with Pride: Final week
    Excitement is building in Christchurch as Pride rolls full steam towards its grand finale, the Fantasy Ball on Saturday night … as hope bubbles away from its hardworking organisers that the return of Pride has really helped people relax, have fun and reconnect...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Twelve men facing execution by Libyan militia
    A picture of the men posted on Facebook Twelve men are facing mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay, after an extremist Libyan Islamist militia captured them at a private party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Nov 2011

  • Clearing the Debris: Election Summary
    Well, the election is over...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson in the running for Labour deputy leader
    Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson With Phil Goff all but certain to resign as party leader in the wake of Labour's resounding defeat last night a gay MP and a forthrightly pro-glbt equality MP are in serious contention to rise to the deputy leader position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • So ... what now?
    Are we in hot water? National took the lead right from the starting gun tonight and showed no signs of slowing, and now the election results are in we are set for three years only the best euphemist could describe as "interesting"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • So ... what now?
    Are we in hot water? National took the lead right from the starting gun tonight and showed no signs of slowing, and now the election results are in we are set for three years only the best euphemist could describe as "interesting"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Nov 2010

  • Judge says male soldiers can "cure" lesbians
    An American judge has been accused of advocating corrective rape for lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • L Word creator developing new lesbian series
    Ilene Chaiken Ilene Chaiken, the creator of lesbian series The L Word is developing a new show for CBS about a lesbian doctor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Life Memberships handed out at glitzy venue
    Muted applause was overcome by a thunderous haka from supporters as Mama Tere Strickland received her Life Membership of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Life Memberships handed out at glitzy venue
    Muted applause was overcome by a thunderous haka from supporters as Mama Tere Strickland received her Life Membership of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Nov 2009

  • Aussie civil unions will stay after all
    Australia's Federal Government has now agreed to allow gay couples in the Australian Capital Territory to hold legally binding civil partnership ceremonies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: 'Gay Panic Defence' is finally scrapped
    As a consequence of parliamentary urgency, the archaic "provocation defence" (Section 169 of the Crimes Act) was finally abolished last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Provocation axe "long overdue" - Rainbow Wellington
    "Long overdue but very welcome" is how Rainbow Wellington chairperson Tony Simpson describes the abolition of the 'provocation defence' in a near unanimous vote of parliament sitting under urgency yesterday evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Red ribbon crew hits the streets: "Give generously"
    Today's the biggest fundraising day of the year for New Zealand's HIV/AIDS charities, as the entire staff of the NZ AIDS Foundation and Body Positive - along with dozens of big-hearted volunteers - are taking to the streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Confessions of a Drag Queen
    Review: Confessions of a Drag Queen Thursday 26 November 2009 at BATS Theatre, Wellington The publicity for Confessions of Drag Queen cautions the performance "may contain traces of nuts"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Nov 2008

  • AUS: Row over anti-gay health officials
    Australian health minister Nicola Roxon has admitted she made a mistake in employing two 'men's health ambassadors' who hold offensive homophobic views...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Boy George defends himself in kidnap trial
    Gay pop star Boy George is defending himself in court this week against a claim he imprisoned a male escort in his flat...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK cop fired over anti-gay emails
    A Norfolk Police Constable who sent emails to colleagues condemning homosexuality and advising gay people to seek the help of a Christian group that would 'cure' them has been dismissed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington gets a new gay gardening group
    At 11am on Sunday 7 December – wet or fine – a new LGBT Gardening Group is being launched with a garden tour and barbeque in a large secluded garden just north of Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Nov 2007

  • AKL: Free STI and HIV testing this Saturday
    Free appointments for HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections (STI's) are still available for this Saturday at Auckland's Burnett Centre, just off Karangahape Road...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bookshops boycott LGBT Bible guide
    Christian bookshops are refusing to stock copies of a new Bible study guide that challenges standard New Testament translations that describe gay sex as sinful, the Sydney Morning Herald reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwis say "Justin brought sexy back"
    Several gay fans of pop star Justin Timberlake say their throats are sore from cheering at his Auckland concert dates at the weekend and last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay panic law ripe for reform says Finlayson
    National MP Christopher Finlayson has backed up the Law Commission’s call for the law which allows for ‘gay panic’ defence to be reviewed, suggesting that such reform be considered in a comprehensive review of the relevant Crimes Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • It's time to change the partial defence of provocation
    National MP Chris Finlayson The Law Commission has recommended that Parliament reform the legal defence of provocation, which allows for the infamous gay panic defence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Profane and the Inhuman
    Philosopher Roger Scruton Conservative British philosopher Roger Scruton thinks that religion (read: Christianity) has been unfairly singled out by its current atheist critics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Witnesses quizzed on Waipouri's last hours
    Two separate witnesses say they saw a young man with Stanley Waipouri on the night of his death, the Palmerston North High Court heard today...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Nov 2006

  • Biculturalism uncertainty for NZAF
    The Treaty of Waitangi looks set to be struck off the NZ AIDS Foundation's constitution, following it's Annual General Meeting on Saturday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay history of NZ book planned
    A Dunedin-based researcher is currently finding out what life was like for homosexual kiwi men in years past...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender remembrance in AKL tonight
    A ceremony for Transgender Day of Remembrance will take place in Downtown Auckland this evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Nov 2005

  • 'Miss India' wins Queen pageant
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • QWU review: A brazenly glamorous night to remember
    From the tongue in cheek Star Wars opening credits to the final production number, last night's NZAF fundraiser spectacular Queen of the Whole Universe was a pageant of fabulous glamour, full steam ahead excess, pathos, bawdiness and professionalism by which all future drag extravaganzas will be judged...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Nov 2003

  • "High gay suicide rate cannot be ignored" - former PM
    New Zealand's high suicide rate is largely due to gays and lesbians being unable to talk openly about their sexual orientation, says former National PM Jenny Shipley...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS wake-up call required for men
    The gay male community needs a wake up call, says the AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shorty St makers reject gay-brainwashing slurs
    The makers of Shortland Street say allegations that their programme is part of Helen Clark's alleged homosexual social engineering agenda have no basis in fact...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Nov 1998

  • Auckland City Council, under new Mayor Christine Fletcher, grants $15,000 for Hero Parade cleanup (Auckland, New Zealand)

Sat 27 Nov 1993

  • The third Devotion dance party is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The party is held at Shed 21 on the waterfront. (Note there was no Devotion party held in 1994)
    Links: GayNZ.net
  • The Love Parade is held as part of the Devotion festival (Wellington, New Zealand)
    People gather for the parade in Civic Square.
    Links: National Library

Tue 27 Nov 1984

  • Television news report: Dunedin Blood Transfusion Service campaigns against AIDS (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP153021.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 27 Nov 1980

  • Television news report: Elton John concert causes crowd injuries (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Pyrotechnics caused nearly 70 people to be treated for eye irritations, ref: TZP4777.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 27 Nov 1978

  • Harvey Milk is assassinated (San Francisco, United States of America)
    Links: Wikipedia

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