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Thu 2 Dec 2021

  • Local Focus: The homeless lifeline for Tauranga women
    Hine Ngand#257;kau opened in May of this year and has housed more than 40 women...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Meet Baby Amy!
    Links: Express

Wed 2 Dec 2020

  • Community-led Approaches Are Pivotal To Respond To HIV, SRHR And Covid-19
    Solidarity and accountability are the hallmarks of tackling public health problems, as well as health emergencies...
    Links: Scoop
  • Elliot Page disclosure gives Trans visibility 'huge' boost, Hollywood insiders say
    By announcing that he was transgender, Oscar nominee Elliot Page has increased the visibility of a community that has been calling for just that...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elliot Page: Juno star comes out as transgender
    "I feel lucky to be writing this...
    Links: Stuff
  • Europe still on various lockdowns heading into Christmas
    Europe correspondent Catherine Walbridge updates us on the availability of the vaccine where she is in Austria; Christmas markets and punch stands are closed for Christmas; a conservative Hungarian MP with strong anti-LGBTQI views is caught fleeing a gay sex party in Brussels and the Austrian town that's changing its name...
    Links: RNZ
  • First openly gay WWE wrestling star Pat Patterson dead at 79
    Patterson has been hailed as a trailblazer by the likes of John Cena as tributes roll on...
    Links: Stuff
  • Miley Cyrus and more stars celebrate Elliot Page coming out as transgender
    Juno star Elliot Page received support from Miley Cyrus, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Munn and more after coming out as transgender...
    Links: Stuff
  • ‘Juno’ Star Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender
    Links: Express
  • Biden Planning Rapid Unwind Of Anti-LGBT+ Trump Policy
    Links: Express
  • Tamati’s Unfinished Business
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Dec 2019

  • Israel Folau accused of 'homosexuality vilification' by gay rights campaigner
    Gay rights activist accuses star of "homosexual villification" and demands he pays A$100,000 to charity...
    Links: Stuff
  • 2 x PASS TO LANEWAY FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • 2 x THREE-DAY PASS TO SPLORE FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • 2 x THREE-DAY PASS TO WOMAD FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Cops Made to Take Drug Test Because They Were Gay...
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Dec 2018

  • Australian Labor Party pushes for gay student protections
    The Australian Labor Party is urging their federal government to help implement a ban on religious schools discriminating against gay students...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 2 Dec 2017

  • World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment
    World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’ ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Trevor Easton to Finish up at OUTLine
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Dec 2016

  • LarzRanda is “Hot Like Tiger Balm”
    Links: Express
  • Mike Pence’s New House Will Be Surrounded by Rainbows
    Links: Express
  • $20k donated for Bartlett's treatment expenses
    Donations to help cover medical expenses incurred when an Auckland lesbian teacher suffered a fatal heart attack returning from visiting family and friends in Canada have reached almost $20,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Advocacy and Activism: Sonya Apa Temata
    As we fight for a future free from oppression in all forms, activism and advocacy are the building blocks of our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weeping hostel owner's sentencing delayed
    An administrative problem has delayed today's scheduled sentencing of a Northland hostel owner who drugged, sexually assaulted and photographed a number of his young male guests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Dec 2015

  • A Christmas Message From the Auckland Rainbow Community Church
    Links: Express
  • Bosnia’s Gay Rights Activists Hope EU Bid Will Help End Anti...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Store Pops in Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • WATCH: New Local Lesbian Drama ‘Pot Luck’
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day Marked All Over the Globe
    Links: Express
  • AKL Council looking to create gender neutral toliets
    The Auckland Council is looking to re-label some staff toilets to make them more trans and intersex friendly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BP board gone, no member interest in transition
    The entire board of Body Positive has formally resigned after no members offered to form a transition group to assist it with the process of electing a new board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Episode one of Pot luck now online
    The first episode of New Zealand’s only ever lesbian web series is now live and ready for your viewing pleasure...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ILGA Oceania human rights conference launched
    A call has gone out to the Wellington gay communities to participate in a major glbti human rights conference being hosted in the city in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second UK trans inmate found dead in mens prison
    A trans inmate in the UK has been found dead in her cell at a men’s prison, only weeks after the death of a trans inmate in another UK prison facility...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The hunt is on for the next Mr Gay New Zealand
    The hunt for the next Mr Gay New Zealand, with registrations opening on 18 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day "important now as it has ever been"
    Executive Director of NZAF, Shaun Robinson, says World AIDS Day is just as important now as it ever has been and believes we have the ability to end HIV transmissions within the decade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Dec 2014

  • 25 Years and 25 More – The History of Rainbow Youth
    Links: Express
  • Apple Rejects Plan to Name Anti GLBT Discrimination Bill After CEO...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Outgames
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Theatre Company’s 2015 Season Inspired by Master’s of Reinvention
    Links: Express
  • Berlin and Beyond By Bicycle
    Links: Express
  • Enter Now! express’ Short Story Contest Closing Soon
    Links: Express
  • Gay Retirement Group Set to End
    Links: Express
  • Healthy Food Eateries
    Links: Express
  • Our Top 3 Gay Autobiographies
    Links: Express
  • Owen Sidhu
    Links: Express
  • Pride’s New Program
    Links: Express
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner to Perform in Christchurch
    Links: Express
  • Summer’s Hottest Camping Destinations – Vinegar Hill
    Links: Express
  • The Fiddler’s Way
    Links: Express
  • Gay show and director win theatre award
    Shane Bosher Gay theatre director Shane Bosher and his cast and production team have won the top prize for excellence at the annual Auckland Theatre Awards for their staging of the gay and HIV-themed Angels in America...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lack of glbti emergency housing raised
    Auckland Council has expressed concern about the lack of emergency housing for glbti people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Losing Urge "a shame" for Akl and K' Rd
    The impending closure of New Zealand’s longest-running gay bar is being described as a sad loss, and one which is raising questions about the future viability of gay venues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Memories of Urge
    New Zealander's longest-running gay bar, Urge, is to close at the end of February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The new queen on the block
    Princess to Queen 2014 winner Carmen Dioxide is (by day) an inflight service manager, gym junkie, skateboarder and pianist, who makes her own outfits, and built up to the competition by watching an entire six seasons of Ru Paul’s Drag Race this year! Carmen Dioxide took out the title at Auckland's Family Bar on Friday night Matt/Carmen answers our ‘get to know you’ questions: How did you get into drag? It all began when I was living in Tauranga in 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Dec 2013

  • Getting to know Yaya
    In her first outing, Patrick Salmon's alter-ego Yaya has won Auckland drag to riches competition Princess 2 Queen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Dec 2012

  • Joseph Habgood - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    Joseph Habgood, one of the founders of LegaliseLove, talks about the beginnings of the organisation
    Features: Joseph Habgood
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Murray Riches - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    Murray Riches talks about his research project How Do We Make it Better
    Features: Murray Riches
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Participant Reaction - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    Participants reflect on the Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington December 2012
    Features: Andrew Cunningham, Bill Logan, Cameron Hoskins, Chris Coker, David Do, Elysia Carroll, Ian Anderson, Jim Whitman, Joseph Habgood, Kay Jones, Merv Ransom, Rawa Karetai, Rosie Jimson-Healey, Sam Humphrey, Sara Fraser, Shelley Te Waiariki Howard, Tabby Besley
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Report Back - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    The two conference streams report back on their sessions at the end of the Marriage Equality Conference
    Features: Ian Anderson, Rawa Karetai, William Leith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Back to normal after World AIDS Day
    World AIDS Day was yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Back to normal after World AIDS Day
    World AIDS Day was yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fired teacher calls for major changes in schools
    Nigel Studdart Sacked Northland teacher Nigel Studdart says the Education Review Office needs to ensure schools are safe for everyone...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glamour and fantasy close Chch Pride festival
    Christchurch's Pride festival ended with a bang last night when round 200 people attended the closing Get it On! Fantasy Ball...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sililpa Take's court appearance delayed
    Silipa Take A court appearance for a former New Zealand AIDS Foundation counsellor charged with indecent assault has been delayed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Dec 2011

  • Queensland Parliament oks Civil Unions
    Queensland, of the most conservative Australian states, has passed Civil Union lesgislation allowing for legal recognition of same-sex partnerships...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson may have prompted Parker's withdrawal
    Grant Robertson Yesterday's surprise announcement that David Parker has dropped out of the race for the Labour leadership was apparently prompted by gay MP Grant Robertson deciding to back one of Parker's opponents, David Shearer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Dec 2010

  • Christmas comes early for GABA grant recipients
    Nikki Kaye, Rainbow Youth's Tom Hamilton and GABA's Gresham Bradley The Gay Auckland Business Association Charitable Trust has handed out the money it has raised this year to a range of community groups, supporting everything from sound system for West Auckland lesbians to new books and DVDs for Rainbow Youth's library...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couple claim bigotry at building hearing
    White Shadows Country Inn A gay couple who run a five-star bed and breakfast in Queenstown claim "bias and bigotry" are behind their neighbours' opposition to their resource consent for building rights on an adjoining block...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay dad wins fight to spend time with kids
    A British lesbian couple have lost an Appeal Court fight to stop the gay father of their two children spending more time with them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Illinois approves civil union legislation
    The US state of Illinois has voted to legalise civil unions, a move which will be sealed once its Democratic Governor Pat Quinn officially signs it off...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LPGA votes to allow transgender players
    Lana Lawless The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has changed its rules to allow transgender women to compete after a player took legal action because she was denied entry to a tournament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mercury turns birds gay, study finds
    Scientists have found that consuming high doses of the chemical mercury makes some birds appear to turn gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Passing for life
    What do we really understand about the issues of being transgender as a community? Some of us grew up and learnt from the well meaning that to be trans person it is to be a “man trapped in a woman's body” or vice versa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street slams amended UN resolution
    Maryan Street Labour MP Maryan Street has written to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing her party's "great dismay" at the removal of sexual orientation from a resolution condemning arbitrary execution by Governments...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Dec 2009

  • "How Glenn Mills gave me HIV"
    Following reports in April that an Auckland man, soon identified as 40-year old commuter train driver Glenn Mills, was knowingly infecting young sex partners with HIV and that police needed a formal complaint from one of his victims, one young man took the courageous step of fronting up to police and laying the complaint which opened the floodgates on the case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "How Glenn Mills gave me HIV"
    Following reports in April that an Auckland man, soon identified as 40-year old commuter train driver Glenn Mills, was knowingly infecting young sex partners with HIV and that police needed a formal complaint from one of his victims, one young man took the courageous step of fronting up to police and laying the complaint which opened the floodgates on the case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland's waterfront not available for Wigs 2010
    The creator of Auckland's annual Wigs on the Waterfront fundraising day of drag shows says he's shocked to discover that its usual Viaduct Harbour location is not available this summer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nations unite to fight Uganda's gay death bill
    Uganda has outraged the world with its parliamentary bill which recommends the death penalty for men who have gay sex with disabled people, under-18s or when the accused is HIV-positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Dec 2008

  • 20th World AIDS Day marked worldwide
    As well as across New Zealand, the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day was marked around the globe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Finding NZ's gay bars on Google's Street View
    Google's new Street View guide to NZ was launched today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF awards slammed as "meaningless"
    An intended recipient of an NZ AIDS Foundation Life Membership declined to accept the award, describing the offer as "somewhat half-hearted and meaningless," claiming that the ceremony was "frivolous" in the face of the continuing spread of HIV, and suggesting that he was being used by the Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opening soon
    The geyser capital of the world will soon have a gay bar on one of its main streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Dec 2007

  • GABA Charity Auction raises $15,875
    This afternoon's Gay Auckland Business Association Charity Christmas Auction at Bereford Street's historic Hopetoun Alpha building raised $15,875 for LGBT community causes and projects...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gaming with 'GayBoy'
    A gay gamer logged into Xbox's popular shoot-'em-up Halo 3, calling himself 'xxxGayBoyxxx'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Transgender politician 'misled' voters
    Four years after she won a Riverdale City Council seat, making her what is believed to be the Southern US State of Georgia's first transgender politician, Michelle Bruce is battling a lawsuit by an unsuccessful opponent who claims she misled voters by running as a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Dec 2006

  • Television news report: India is being called the new AIDS epicenter
    One news, ref F96459.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Auckland City Council seeks lesbians
    The second Auckland City Council LGBT network meeting is planned for this Thursday, and organisers are keen for a better turnout by lesbians this time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Interview gives QWU title to Miss Mexico
    Before an audience estimated at 1,700 the ultimate winner of the Queen of the Whole Universe pageant, Miss Mexico Gemyma Rakas Rrrrrr Hugio, aka Te Herekeke Herewini, was crowned last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Annual General Meeting 2006
    NZAF Board Chair Jeremy Lambert with his partner Romeo (left) and Miss Queenie Aotearoa (right)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Dec 2005

  • Backlash bills make bad laws
    Historically, backlash bills make bad New Zealand law...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Dec 2004

  • Media report that a trans woman burglar is sent to a male prison (New Zealand)
  • Television news reports: World AIDS Day and HIV/AIDS in the Pacific (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Maire Bopp from the Samoan AIDS Foundation. TV3 news, ref F84528.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Christians final battle of the line
    Christians for Civil Unions have hit back at the fundamentalists who have opposed the Bill with a last-minute hate campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defaming the Duc d'Orleans: Correcting 'Charles II'
    Last week, TVNZ's Charles II misrepresented Philippe, duc d'Orleans, depicting him as a brutal bisexual rapist and murderer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defaming the Duc d'Orleans: Correcting 'Charles II'
    Last week, TVNZ's Charles II misrepresented Philippe, duc d'Orleans, depicting him as a brutal bisexual rapist and murderer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Flip-flop Brash under fire
    Flip-flopping National leader Don Brash came under heavy fire in Parliament yesterday for his reversed decision to support the Civil Union Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Is "The Donald" Doomed?
    On the same day that the Leader of the Opposition announced his capitulation to the far right over the Civil Union Bill, the Herald ran the latest opinion poll...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MPs CU arguments fly thick and fast
    Arguments flew thick and fast this afternoon for and against the proposed Civil Union legislation as it received its second reading...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Te Heu Heu's hypocrisy at AIDS function?
    National MP Georgina Te Heu Heu has found herself in hot water after apparently turning up at an AIDS Foundation function in Wellington this week wearing a Civil Union Bill supporters badge – she voted against the Bill at its first reading...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Youth parties unite to support Civil Unions
    While the National Party is poised to almost bloc-vote against the Civil Union Bill, making a mockery of the conscience vote process, its youth wing has joined up with the youth divisions of every other major political party to support the Bill in an unprecedented move...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Dec 2003

  • Television news report: World AIDS Day is marked internationally (worldwide)
    TV3 news, ref: F61163.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • "Acceptance of gays leads to child sex" - Maxim
    The acceptance of homosexuality has opened the door for child-adult sex to be sanctioned, says the Maxim Institute in their latest attack on the gay and lesbian community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Closeted men partly fuelling HIV surge
    Deeply closeted men living in isolation from any identifiable gay community are partly fuelling the surge in new HIV infections in the South Island, says NZAF gay men's health manager Kerry Price...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Dec 2002

  • Restraunteur fights to have name suppression lifted
    High-profile Auckland bar owner Leo Molloy will fight to unmask the unnamed gay Auckland bar owner facing drug sex charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Dec 1995

  • Te Puna Wai Korero [episode on HIV/AIDS, 1995] (Auckland)
    Henare Te Ua interviews Warren Lindberg, Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, on the latest information on HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1995.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The first Freedom dance party takes place (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The event is held at the Ministry for "lesbians, gays, bisexuals and their friends."
    Links: NZ.com

Thu 2 Dec 1971

  • Television current affairs: a look at prostitution in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    On Camera, ref TZP86607.
    Links: TVNZ

Thu 2 Dec 1897

  • Writer and educator Rewi Alley is born (Canterbury region, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia, Te Ara

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