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Tue 30 Nov 2021

  • National's new leader discusses abortion and gay conversion therapy
    Christopher Luxon told Checkpoint he is in favour of banning gay conversion therapy but was steadfast in his views on abortion...
    Links: RNZ
  • Taranaki memorial reclaimed as 40-year legacy of Aids crisis remembered
    Forty years on from the first case, some with HIV feel they have to hide their diagnosis...
    Links: Stuff
  • Chile Elects First Out Transgender Person To Congress
    Links: Express

Mon 30 Nov 2020

  • World AIDS Day: Two babies on the way via world's first HIV-positive sperm bank
    A Northland mother is preparing to welcome her second baby after using a HIV-positive donor...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ground-breaking Documentary Follows Four Transgender Young People Over Five Years
    Links: Express

Sat 30 Nov 2019

  • Israel Folau addresses controversial comments about gay marriage and bushfires
    Former Wallabies star Israel Folau has moved to clarify comments he made earlier this month suggesting the devastating bushfires that ravaged parts of Australia were God's way of punishing the country for legalising same-sex marriage...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Michael Ross- respected discrimination researcher
    In the Seventies, Michael Ross became one of the first people to speak out publicly about the experience of being gay in New Zealand, at a time when homosexuality was still illegal here...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 30 Nov 2018

  • Fight of his life. Trans boxer Thomas Page McBee
    Thomas Page McBee is perhaps better qualified than many to understand the complexities of gender...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, UN says
    JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations children's agency says the number of youths living with HIV could drop by about one-third to 1...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • HIV tests distributed across Rwanda
    HIV self-testing kits are being rolled out across Rwanda in a bid to beat the stigma of visiting a doctor...
    Links: RNZ
  • Police dropped LGBTQI training two years ago, it has been revealed
    Police cancelled compulsory sexuality and gender identity training two years ago and talk of bringing in new training a year ago has amounted to nothing...
    Links: RNZ
  • Police named organisation of the year at LGBTI awards
    Police have taken out the organisation of the year award at the first LGBTI awards in Auckland...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri Nov 30 2018
    A review of the week's news including...
    Links: RNZ
  • What it's like to see your mother forget everything, including you
    My mother was born without a middle name...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Controversy Erupts Over “Transphobic” NZ Herald Column
    Links: Express
  • New HIV stigma stats cause for immediate action
    Links: Express
  • Support World AIDS Day at the True Colours Cabaret Gala
    Links: Express

Thu 30 Nov 2017

  • ‘The Big Gay Christmas Drag Show’ - Wellington, 7 December
    An innovative , festive cabaret starring the capital’s most daring queens and kings debuts at The Fringe Bar on Thursday December 7th...
    Links: Scoop
  • Australian coroner says 1988 cliff-fall death wasn't suicide, it was a gay hate crime
    It was the explanation the family of Scott Johnson waited almost 30 years to hear...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lyn Parent got a tattoo - that choice left her battling HIV for 25 years
    A snap decision to get a tattoo with her sister has meant Lyn Parent has spent the past 25 years living with HIV...
    Links: Stuff
  • MP's 2013 gay marriage speech goes viral in Japan
    A speech made by former MP Maurice Williamson four years ago has become a battle cry for marriage equality among Japanese social media users...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender community mourns loss of Wellington bus driver Shelley Howard
    When Shelley Howard stood in the street wearing a blindfold, she did so to send a message about life as a transgender person...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender community mourns loss of Wellington bus driver Shelley Howard
    When Shelley Howard stood in the street wearing a blindfold, she did so to send a message about life as a transgender person...
    Links: Stuff
  • Review: The Weeknd
    Links: Express

Wed 30 Nov 2016

  • Australia: 13-Year-Old’s Suicide Sends Shockwaves Through LGBT+ Community
    Links: Express
  • The Fairytale Couple Behind AdamArnold
    Links: Express
  • "Please give generously to AIDS Day collection"
    Body Positive, the national support and advocacy service for people, mostly gay and bi men, living with HIV, is urging people to give generously to tomorrow's December 1st World AIDS Day street collections, a portion of which is used to assist financially stressed people living with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charge laid over unprotected sex in Christchurch
    Christchurch police are contacting men who may have had sexual encounters with a man who has been arrested for allegedly having unprotected sex with another man without disclosing his HIV-positive status...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Large number of Police sign up for Ak Pride Parade
    The NZ Police are keen to get behind the LGBTI community, with over 60 members of staff confirmed to participate in the 2017 Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 Nov 2015

  • Calls For India to Decriminalise Homosexuality at New Delhi Pride
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay NZ 2016 Competition Announced
    Links: Express
  • Petition Circulated to Ban Adam Lambert From Performing in Singapore
    Links: Express
  • Pope Passes on Opportunity to Condemn Uganda’s Anti Gay Law
    Links: Express
  • To Bear or Not to Bear?
    Links: Express
  • Love Life Fono kicks off this week
    Recognising the unique perspectives of all Pacific nations, this year the Love Life Fono is marking it’s 10th anniversary of celebrating, supporting and advocating for gender and sexually diverse Pacific communities in New Zealand and the broader Pacific region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New, licensed, gay sauna opening in AKL
    A new gay sauna is opening in Auckland in the coming weeks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takatāpui resource first of it's kind in the world
    A groundbreaking Takatāpui resource may be the first in the world to offer information about suicide prevention and wellbeing for indigenous LGBTI people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Other Side of Terror
    Yet again, a US abortion clinic has been attacked and three people have been killed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uganda outlaws LGBTI activism
    Uganda has passed a new anti-LGBTI law, banning all non-governmental organisations that “promote” homosexuality or provide support and advocacy for LGBTI people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Nov 2014

  • Missy - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Missy talks about identifying as non-binary and somewhere in between pansexuality and demisexuality.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Chic Geeks – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Princess to Queen Finals – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Urge Bar Closing Down
    Links: Express
  • Decades of making a difference - Pt1
    Bruce Kilmister On Friday afternoon Bruce Kilmister boxed up his personal effects and for the last time switched off the computer and turned off the lights of the CEO's office at the nation's biggest and most influential HIV-positive people's peer support and advocacy organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Decades of making a difference - Pt1
    Bruce Kilmister On Friday afternoon Bruce Kilmister boxed up his personal effects and for the last time switched off the computer and turned off the lights of the CEO's office at the nation's biggest and most influential HIV-positive people's peer support and advocacy organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gays "not generous" says ex BP boss
    Bruce Kilmister The just retired general manager of the country's biggest HIV-positive people's support organisation is urging gay people around the country to contribute more to the support of gay people facing difficult times, whether due to HIV infection or other problems in their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Short Film Sunday: The Wilding
    This Australian 2012 Iris Prize winner from Grant Scicluna is set in a prison, where juvenile inmate Malcolm is in love with his cellmate Tye, but their relationship is confined to their cell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urge makes tough decision to close
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 Nov 2013

  • HIV - Diverging prevention paths
    PART ONE: SUCCESS VS FAILURE PART TWO: DIVERGING PREVENTION PATHS By 1985 HIV/AIDS was front and centre on the world health agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV - Diverging prevention paths
    PART ONE: SUCCESS VS FAILURE PART TWO: DIVERGING PREVENTION PATHS By 1985 HIV/AIDS was front and centre on the world health agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Gay grandfather beaten to death
    Ronald Hayes was 63 A 63-year-old gay man has died following an attack outside a gay bar in the English city of Chester, near the Welsh border...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We Can Be Heroes calendar goes on sale
    HIV positive gay and bi men’s support service Body Positive has put together a 2014 fundraising calendar which features everyday New Zealand heroes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 Nov 2012

  • Ian McKellen - Marriage Equality Conference (Legislative Council Chamber)
    Ian McKellen sends a message to the Marriage Equality Conference
    Features: Ian McKellen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rawa Karetai previews the Marriage Equality Conference (Legislative Council Chamber)
    Rawa Karetai previews the Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington 30 November - 2 December 2012
    Features: Rawa Karetai
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Legislative Process (Legislative Council Chamber)
    Audio from the keynote panel discussion: Sexual Minorities and the Legislative Process
    Features: Bill Logan, Fran Wilde, Ian McKellen, Jan Logie, Katherine O'Regan, Louisa Wall, Rangimoana Taylor, Tau Henare, Tim Barnett, Tiwhanawhana
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Former MP Katherine O'Regan apologies for not including transgender people in the anti-discrimination measures of the Human Rights Act 1993 (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Collectors on streets for struggling HIV services
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-MP O’Regan apologises to trans people
    Katherine O'Regan speaking in Parliament's Legislative Council Chamber tonight Former National MP Katherine O’Regan has apologised to transgender people for not including their protection in changes to the Human Rights Act in 1993...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hopes high for higher AIDS Day collection total
    Katherine Smith donates $10 on her way to work 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Moves in Taiwan to legalise same-sex marriage
    Nelson Chen A Taiwanese gay couple is suing their capital city, Taipei, to force it to legally recognise their relationship by registering their marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Twists and Turns
    He has an Olympic gold, fans all over the world, a million dollar smile and a body most of us would die for - but it turns out diving’s gay golden boy Matthew Mitcham is just as screwed up as the rest of us...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen hints at wish to get married in NZ
    Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he might quite like to get married in his beloved New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Third new NZAF Board member announced
    The tie for the third vacancy vacancy on the Trust Board of the NZ AIDS Foundation has been broken with one of the tied candidates standing back to allow the other to join the board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vid from Sir Ian to open marriage conference
    Sir Ian is a GLBT-rights advocate with an affinity for NZ Renowned gay actor Sir Ian McKellen will open tonight’s marriage equality conference in Wellington, not in person, but rather in a highly-secret recorded video message...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WAD bucket shakers getting positive response
    Hamish Allardice on Lambton Quay this morning Volunteers have been out pounding streets across the country, shaking buckets in the annual World AIDS Day appeal...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 Nov 2011

  • "We honour you"
    Candles were placed beneath names of trans people who have been killed this year, at a service at St Matthew-in-the-City This speech from Roxanne Henare was read out by Karen Ritchie at the Transgender Day of Remembrance service in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "We honour you"
    Candles were placed beneath names of trans people who have been killed this year, at a service at St Matthew-in-the-City This speech from Roxanne Henare was read out by Karen Ritchie at the Transgender Day of Remembrance service in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bennachie stands resolute in face of threats
    The man who took a stand against an American hip hop collective due to the content of its lyrics is taking the death threats he has received since they were pulled from the Big Day Out line-up in his stride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay MP believes he can help Labour come back
    Grant Robertson is making it clear any detailed discussion about his bid for a leadership role within the Labour Party will be carried out behind closed doors...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Importance of standing together highlighted
    Candles were placed beneath names of trans people who have been killed this year, at a service at St Matthew-in-the-City A desire to see even more solidarity throughout the glbti community has emerged from a moving tribute to the many transgender people who have been victims of violence across the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kevin Hague upbeat on chances of progress
    Kevin Hague Kevin Hague is taking an optimistic approach to the possibility of glbti issues being advanced in Parliament over the next term, and has the plight of youth, adoption and transgender equality in his sights as three key areas where change is needed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day QWU offer
    To mark World AIDS Day, GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 30 Nov 2010

  • Amanda Palmer goes gaga
    YouTube - 30th November 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cartier Trust full of thanks after having a ball
    Guests at the Masquerade Ball The organisers of the Cartier Trust Masquerade Ball are still doing the calculations on how much money the event raised, but are sending their thanks to everyone who made it an incredible night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Feast of topics to be consumed at Outgames
    Conference convenor Barry Taylor From a lesbian elders village to personal perspectives of being a gay police officer, an incredibly wide-ranging programme has been announced for the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames Conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian films: your top 10
    Ok so there are actually 12 films on this list, but only because apart from the top films voting was neck in neck! So here they are your, top 10/12 lesbian films...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Study finds poor global access to HIV services
    A survey with more than 5,000 participants worldwide indicates that the majority of men who have sex with men find it difficult or impossible to access HIV testing, HIV counseling, free condoms and free lubricant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 Nov 2009

  • Glenn Mills is found dead in a remand cell. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Mills was accused of purposely infecting a number of sex partners with HIV. He was awaiting trial at the time of his death. He faced 28 charges relating to 14 people.
    Links: TV3, Gay NZ
  • Television news report: Glen Mills dies while in remand (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Interviewee Bruce Kilmister. One News, ref F194982.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Album review: Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster
    During 2009 there has really only been two types of music released, that of Lady Gaga and… everything else...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Buffy s show earned $1,500 for OUTLine
    Auckland's best-known drag duo Buffy and Bimbo have raised $1,500 for embattled LGBT phone service OUTLine NZ with their special Saturday night show at Auckland's Maidment Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV accused Glenn Mills found dead in cell
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Male model spills sex secret of Gately's last hours
    A Bulgarian male model who was with Boyzone singer Stephen Gately and his husband on the night he died has sold his story to the UK's tabloid Daily Mirror...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mills death: First complainant "sad" but "relieved"
    12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mills death: Gay/HIV community offering support
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Nov 2008

  • Christmas Carols will light up St. Matt's
    Auckland's gay-friendly church will celebrate Christmas with a combined carol service at St...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Four honoured for roles in HIV fight
    Four people who have played important roles in the fight against HIV and AIDS were this afternoon awarded life memberships of the NZ AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 Nov 2007

  • US: 'Gay panic defence' in stepdad murder
    A 36-year-old man from Torrance, Los Angeles had testified that his stepfather's homosexual advances led to a fatal fight and killed he killed him in self-defence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waipouri's precise cause of death unknown
    A Palmerston North jury heard yesterday that the exact time and cause of gay man Stanley Waipouri's death will never be known - as two medical specialists gave evidence on day four of the murder trial...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 Nov 2006

  • Can Maxim Survive?
    It wasn't exactly hard to work out that the Institute was trying to secure votes for the National Party, and intended to mobilise conservative Christians to vote for National, given the construction of the nzvotes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diving star in net sex shocker!
    Simon Latimer's recent appearance on condom and lube packs was so popular, those clever condom campaigners called him in again, this time for an intimate four-hour shoot with another model...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diving star in net sex shocker!
    Simon Latimer's recent appearance on condom and lube packs was so popular, those clever condom campaigners called him in again, this time for an intimate four-hour shoot with another model...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZDating:
    The ‘NZDating' website has finally responded to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your computer can power AIDS research
    Starting tomorrow, Kiwis can donate their computer time to assist the global fight against HIV/AIDS...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 Nov 2005

  • A lover obsessed with sex with other men
    Michael says he's in emotional and mental turmoil because the love of his life is obsessed with random sexual encounters with other men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ACT will support anti-gay marriage bill
    The liberal ACT Party has decided to vote in favour of the anti-gay Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill at its first reading in Parliament next Wednesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Parents Inc.: Stealthy does it...
    Ian and Mary Grant haven't been as high profile Christian Right figures as Bruce Logan and Graham Capill - but are they more insidious? At times, they have overplayed their hands, and the December 2005 North and South article on them is no exception...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Protest against anti-gay bill
    Those who wish to voice their opposition to the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill are being asked to join a lunchtime gathering at Parliament on 7 December, the date of the bill's first reading in Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rogue monkeys and mad bisexual scientists - Part 2 of an investigation!
    ROGUE MONKEYS AND MAD BISEXUAL SCIENTISTS – AN INVESTIGATION! PART 2: A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CAPILL All good things come to those who wait (including this article – apologies for the delay, the NZAF Board's issues severely distracted us for a few weeks!)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day events nationwide
    Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, and the theme has gone back to basics – "condoms save lives"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 30 Nov 2004

  • Apoplexy amongst the evangelicals
    Apoplexy amongst the evangelicals - Nemesis approaches! As the time draws near for the second (and third?) readings of the Civil Union and Relationship (Statutory Reference) Bills, opponents are panicking...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Everyone's in on the joke
    Mike King is funny – yeah right...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Institutions of 'Christian' Repression
    Given that theonomists base their belief in religious dictatorship on Calvin's Geneva in the sixteeenth century, I thought it might be instructive to investigate the extent of repression that occurred in that theocracy during his period of peak influence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MPs turn backs on gay community
    Several MPs are reportedly pulling their support for the Civil Union Bill, despite openly expressing their support for both the Bill and the gay community previously...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pill Diary: Observations - the NZAF comments
    I have been following the Pill Diary story about a guy taking antiretroviral therapy and managing his life and side effects...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pill Diary: Week 9
    Week 9 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
  • Select committee subs full of hate
    A study of submissions sent to the select committee opposing the Civil Union Bill has revealed a frightening strain of hateful fundamentalist Christian nuttery, some of it penned by children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui hui will discuss identity and HIV
    NZAF PRESS RELEASE: 29 November 2004 Maori who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender will gather in Auckland in early December to celebrate their identity and history at the Hui Takataapui A Motu 2004...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Nov 2003

  • Barrymore in NZ for good
    Embattled gay British entertainer Michael Barrymore is back in New Zealand to live, along with his Kiwi partner Shaun Davis...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobia a "virus in the air"
    Homophobia is still a “virus in the air”, says Lord of the Rings star, Sir Ian McKellen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Is King the victim of a publicity stunt?
    Eating Media Lunch host Jeremy Wells will not be commenting publicly on Mike King's homophobic ansaphone rant until the next episode of his show on Tuesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 Nov 1996

  • The first annual Pride Weekend takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Staircase Nightclub hosts a Pride Party. A Pride Parade takes place on 1 December at 2pm - from Three Lamps Ponsonby to Western Park. It's followed by a Pride Picnic.
    Links: NZ.com

Thu 30 Nov 1978

  • Diplomat Alister McIntosh dies

Fri 30 Nov 1900

  • Oscar Wilde dies (Paris, France)
    Links: Wikipedia

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