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Sat 3 Dec 2022

  • Australia Travel: Make like Kylie and return to Sydney
    Destination of the Week: Sydney Why you should go: Because, Kylie...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Kura Forrester: 'I just got hearing aids at the ripe old age of 37'
    "I’ve been guessing...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 3 Dec 2021

  • Canada’s House Of Commons Unanimously Ban’s Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express

Thu 3 Dec 2020

  • Braunwyn Windham-Burke comes out as a lesbian: 'It feels so good to be living my truth'
    Braunwyn Windham-Burke has come out as a lesbian in a moving interview with GLAAD...
    Links: Stuff
  • Dateline Pacific for 4 December 2020
    UN disturbed by violence in West Papua; NZ opens up pathway for trial shipments of Tongan watermelon; Lack of awareness, stigma hinder HIV fight in Pacific, according to UNAIDS; This weekend's rugby match between the Maori All Blacks and a Moana Pasifika XV looks like the start of something special ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lack of awareness, stigma hinder HIV fight in Pacific: UNAIDS
    The United Nations warns there is a poor understanding of HIV/AIDS in the Pacific and the stigma relating to it in the region...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pacific correspondent Koro Vaka'uta
    The Covid 19 death toll in French Polynesia continues to climb, 77 people have died...
    Links: RNZ
  • Real Housewife of Orange County says she is a lesbian: 'It feels so good to be living my truth'
    Braunwyn Windham-Burke has come out as a lesbian in a moving interview with GLAAD...
    Links: Stuff
  • Domestic Travel: Dark Sky’s, Bright Getaways (Part 1)
    Links: Express
  • Domestic Travel: Dark Sky’s, Bright Getaways (Part 2)
    Links: Express
  • Laverne Cox Victim of Transphobic Attack
    Links: Express
  • Man Says He Was Kicked Out of Christchurch Bar Just For...
    Links: Express
  • NZ Rugby and Sport NZ Undertaking “Complex” Work to Include Trans...
    Links: Express

Tue 3 Dec 2019

  • Cyndi Lauper to Receive High Note Global Prize For Work Helping...
    Links: Express
  • Local Web series ‘These Two’ A Modern ‘Odd Couple’?
    Links: Express

Mon 3 Dec 2018

  • 'I believe Maggie Barry' - Simon Bridges on bullying claims
    National MP Maggie Barry is insisting she has been cleared of bullying claims made by former staff members...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pope: Gay clergy should leave
    In a new book, Pope Francis says actively gay priests should quit rather than live a double life while those with homosexual tendancies shouldn't be admitted to the clergy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pope: Stay celibate or leave the priesthood
    Pope Francis says there is "no room" in the Catholic church for gay priests or nuns...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pope: Stay celibate or leave the priesthood
    Pope Francis says there is "no room" in the Catholic church for gay priests or nuns...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Panel with Peter Fa'afiu and Jacquie Nairn (Part 2)
    A poll has found the happiest place to live in Britain is the seaside town of Leigh, an hour out of London...
    Links: RNZ
  • Pride Release Details on SGM Proxy Voting
    Links: Express

Sun 3 Dec 2017

  • Professor of physiology says transgender athletes have advantage in speed, power
    A New Zealand physiology professor says transgender athletes have advantages over their female competitors and more research needs to be done by sporting regulators before they should compete against each other...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sexuality research studies gay and straight twins
    Scientists searching for the root of human sexuality studied identical twins, one of them straight and the other a lesbian, who grew up in the same environment...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The 'altruistic money laundering' nun who defied Australian politicians
    Queensland was gripped by fear in the 1980s following the outbreak of HIV, so much so that then-premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson refused to curb the spread of the virus among Indigenous Australians because he believed it was "a punishment from God"...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 3 Dec 2016

  • Adding 'edge' to the Ak Pride Parade
    Shaughan Woodcock is one half of the two-man team which is pulling together this February's Auckland Pride Parade and he seems to be in his element...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • How hostel owner groomed his packpacker victim
    A young male backpacker has described how he awoke one night to find Northland hostel owner Michael Harris in bed with him and says he afterwards felt "dirty" and "weird...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More seated areas, separate VIPs for Pride Parade
    Paid public seating areas along Ponsonby Road are likely to be a new feature of the Auckland Pride Parade in February next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Released Letele to appear on TV programme
    Dying lesbian prisoner and ex-Silver Fern Vicki Letele has expressed her gratitude to the many people who campaigned for her release from prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Temata, Tanuvasa, Matheson join Ak Pride board
    Three new and one returning members have been appointed to the governing board of the Auckland Pride Festival, the country's biggest lgbti event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trump supporter threatens mass shooting of gays
    An ardent supporter of US president-elect Donald Trump has been arrested in Florida for threatening a mass shooting bigger than the June Orlando nightclub massacre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Dec 2015

  • Body Positive Without a Board
    Links: Express
  • Caitlyn Jenner Billboard in East Tamaki Labelled Transphobic
    Links: Express
  • GABA December Mixer
    Links: Express
  • Short Film Reveals Reagan Administration’s Early Dismissal of AIDS Crisis
    Links: Express
  • Wellington to Host Major GLBT Human Rights Conference
    Links: Express
  • Billboard company apologises, making donation
    Auckland signage company Cranium, which has come under fire for a controversial Christmas billboard featuring trans woman Caitlyn Jenner, has apologised for causing offense and says it will be making a donation to glbti youth organisation Rainbow Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Billboard mark of "broader transmisogynist violence"
    No Pride in Prisons organiser, Emmy Rākete, says the controversial Christmas billboard featuring trans woman Caitlyn Jenner, is reflective of “the kind of cheap, puerile, teenage-boy humour trans women have to deal with constantly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • BP members reluctant to work with outgoing board
    The lack of Body Positive members coming forward to work with the organisation's outgoing board to put a new board in place was based on a reluctance to work with the people they had just ousted, according to a member who has offered to be part of the process...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Literary stars lined up for glbti literary festival
    Peter Wells Twenty Five years after he made history by publishing New Zealand's first gay-themed book, Dangerous Desires, with the author's real name on the cover, Peter Wells has today confirmed an impressive line-up for a LGBTIQ literary festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Love Life Fono: Conversation, community and diversity
    The Love Life Fono kicks off this evening, 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
  • RY accepts donation, hopes company will up-skill
    General Manager of RainbowYOUTH, Duncan Matthews, says he hopes signage company Cranium takes the chance to learn about queer and gender diverse issues and recognises the impact their billboard may have on young people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Signage company removes Jenner 'sack' billboard
    An Auckland billboard that makes fun out of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition was “censored” last night after causing controversy on Facebook...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three dead at gay festival in Mexico
    Three people have been killed at a LGBTI festival in Mexico, after a man opened fire into the crowd...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Dec 2014

  • Tony Abbott Continues to Block Marriage Equality in Australia
    Links: Express
  • Updated Info: Pride’s Full Theatre Line Up
    Links: Express
  • You Better Get Tested! A Surge in Syphilis Cases in Auckland...
    Links: Express
  • Decades of making a difference - Pt3
    Bruce Kilmister It's clear that whether it was Homosexual Law Reform, Hero, social-equality driven politics or Body Positive, Bruce Kilmister has for most of his adult life battled against legal, social and health injustice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Decades of making a difference - Pt3
    Bruce Kilmister It's clear that whether it was Homosexual Law Reform, Hero, social-equality driven politics or Body Positive, Bruce Kilmister has for most of his adult life battled against legal, social and health injustice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lexie: Why I've quit Pride board
    Lexie Matheson Rumours circulating that Auckland Pride Festival board member Lexie Matheson had resigned from that board were confirmed this afternoon with Matheson saying she actually resigned a week ago...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Longtime baseball umpire comes out
    Dale Scott / MLB...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Matheson quits 'dysfunctional' board
    Lexie Matheson Auckland Pride Festival board member Lexie Matheson has confirmed she resigned a week ago from what she is describing as the 'dysfunctional' board charged with running the annual Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer dance work gets cash support
    An upcoming work dubbed Untitled Queer Commercial Dance Show has hit its fundraising target and will be on stage at New Zealand Fringe Festival in Wellington in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • School support crucial for gay/bi teens
    A study which will be officially launched at Auckland University tonight has found how supportive a high school is towards lgbt students can make a particular difference to the mental health of young gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Syphilis cases on the rise in Auckland
    A surge in syphilis cases among gay and bisexual men is now also being reported in the Auckland region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uber apologises for 'abomination' driver
    File Photo Car hire service Uber has quickly responded to the complaint of an Aucklander who was described by a driver as an “an abomination to god”, saying it’s certainly not something it tolerates...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Dec 2013

  • "Thanks for being so brave Tom"- Skjellerup
    Tom Daley Gay New Zealand speedskater Blake Skjellerup has praised the bravery of Olympic diver Tom Daley, who has revealed in a YouTube post to supporters that he is in a relationship with a man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride joins hands with Unitec
    Unitec Unitec has come on board as the Principal Sponsor for Auckland Pride Festival 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Diver Tom Daley reveals he has a boyfriend
    Tom Daley Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man, but also still “fancies” girls...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV - Prevention by clinician
    PART ONE: SUCCESS VS FAILURE PART TWO: DIVERGING PREVENTION PATHS PART THREE: TREATMENT AS PREVENTION PART FOUR: PREVENTION BY CLINICIAN The NZ AIDS Foundation has called the main international body with oversight of the global HIV/AIDS epidemics, amongst others, misguided and homophobic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Defence Force: It Gets Better
    The New Zealand Defence Force has put together its own "It Gets Better" video...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Dec 2012

  • 'Gender issues' led to Manning's harsh treatment
    Bradley Manning The US military held gay WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning under strict "suicide watch" partly because his gender identity struggle and alter-ego 'Breanna' showed he was mentally "not stable," a witness at his pre-trial hearing says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First gay marriage at US West Point academy
    West Point chapel The first gay marriage ceremony has been held in the Cadet Chapel of the USA's Military Academy at West Point...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobic ex-MP re-admitted to Labour
    John Tamihere (Pic: TVNZ) Homophobic ex-MP John Tamihere is promising to speak his mind regardless of offending people after being re-admitted to the Labour party at the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK HIV diagnosis rate soars to all time high
    The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011 with just over 3,000 men newly diagnosed last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Dec 2011

  • Ralph Knowles (Christchurch)
    Ralph Knowles talks about growing up and taking part in aversion therapy in the 1960s.
    Features: Ralph Knowles
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 3 Dec 2010

  • Bronx "gay bashers" were actually victims
    New York prosecutors have conceded two teenagers who were accused of participating in an anti-gay gang initiation were actually victims of the attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre review: Toys
    Let's get this clear right at the start: do NOT take your children to Toys...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Dec 2009

  • 'Family Ties' mum actress comes out
    Meredith Baxter, the actress who played mum Elyse Keaton on the 1980s US sitcom Family Ties, has publically come out as lesbian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gulf Harbour flowerpot has "sex change ions"
    A thief who took a 'cursed' flowerpot from a psychic medium's Gulf Harbour garden risks their gender slowly changing, he tells the Rodney Times...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trio convicted of Featherston man's murder
    A jury in the Wellington High Court has found three men guilty of a brutal and fatal attack on Wairarapa man Paul Irons last spring...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two gay students get GABA Scholarships
    The GABA Charitable Trust announced the two beneficiaries of this year's $3,000 Tertiary Scholarship fund at last night's Gay Auckland Business Association meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tyra's 'Miss Jay' has landed in Auckland
    Tyra Banks' gay fashionista friend and runway coach on America's Next Top Model has landed in Auckland - but there's no sign of Banks herself yet...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Dec 2008

  • 29yo 'stupefied' with Amyl Nitrite, court told
    A 46-year-old Horowhenua man is on trial in Palmerston North District Court charged with using Amyl Nitrite to stupefy a 29-year-old man before sexually violating him, reports the Manawatu Standard...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussies look at gay adoption rights
    The government of New South Wales has promised an inquiry into legalizing same-sex adoption after making changes to cut through red tape in the approval process for heterosexuals, reports the Sydney Star-Observer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Hero next year
    The Hero Trust is no longer strong enough to organise Auckland's 2009 LGBT Festival, so a collection of concerned LGBT community stalwarts have now come forward to give the city a 'Pride Festival' this February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unique goods donated for GABA auction
    A 'Sky Jump' off the Sky Tower, an extra role on Shortland Street, dinner at Labour MP Chris Carter's home and a bottle of Belamy's Whiskey signed by Prime Minister John Key are some of the extraordinary items going under the hammer for the Gay Auckland Business Association this Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Dec 2007

  • During his trial, Ashley Arnopp pleads guilty to the murder of Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri. (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
    Arnopp's co-accussed, Andre Gilling maintains his innocence.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • A breakthrough towards NZ's Lesbian Museum
    Hundreds of artefacts and documents chronicling and showcasing New Zealand's lesbian culture looking back to the early 20th century - how will this collection be preserved for the benefit and understanding of future generations? Dr Miriam Saphira's dream of a Lesbian Museum in Auckland is now a significant step closer to reality with the announcement of new headquarters for the Charlotte Museum Trust's activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: 13 gays detained for protest votes
    Russian police briefly detained 13 homosexuals overnight after they tried to cast protest ballots at a Moscow polling station where the city's homophobic mayor votes, the group's organiser said...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Steven's blonde highlights from Sparkle On Sunday
    Ladies and gentlemen, join Steven Oates and his star guests as GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Survey to plan an online HIV+ community
    New Zealanders living with HIV are being asked to participate in a new survey which aims to find out whether creating an online community would be beneficial to their lives...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Dec 2006

  • Big money raised at GABA Auction
    Today's Gay Auckland Business Association Charity Christmas Auction has raised over $22,000 for worthy causes and projects within the LGBT community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exgay, Exscience, Exrelevant?
    I did wait until I was out of the bookshop to break into laughter at this chicanery from the fundies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Free space for Auckland LGBT groups
    A free, well-equipping meeting venue is now available for the Auckland Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay online daters at greater HIV risk
    Two major New Zealand studies show an increased number of men are putting themselves at risk of HIV infection...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Key, supporter of equality for gays and lesbians
    John Key Last year's Civil Unions Bill, conferring formal legal status on same sex relationships, was a litmus test for the moral conscience of members of Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key OK with Civil Unions and gay parenting
    The National party's new leader believes homosexuality is innate, not learned, and says he just followed the wishes of his electorate when he voted against Civil Unions last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Dec 2004

  • The Waikato Times publishes an Allan Charles Hawkey cartoon on the Civil Union Bill (Waikato region, New Zealand)
    The cartoon text reads "The Civil Union Bill is still very discriminatory. Giraffes do not even rate a mention."
    Links: Alexander Turnbull Library
  • Analysis: The submissions for and against Civil Unions
    Research demolishes myths about Civil Union submissions The Campaign for Civil Unions has released dramatic results from a research project analysing the submissions made to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee on the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coddington
    The AIDS Foundation has hit back at a suggestion from MP Deborah Coddington that restaurant patrons have a right to protected from HIV+ waiting staff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CU Bill "past critical point"
    The Campaign for Civil Unions (CCU) has welcomed the results of today's Second Reading vote on the Civil Union Bill, which it says has progressed the legislation past a critical point...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay death threat faked suggest Destiny
    Destiny's Richard Lewis has suggested a death threat submission against homosexuals made to the Justice   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Referenda Rabble Rousers
    After the second reading of the Civil Unions Bill, the Christian Right has started to rave about 'citizens initiated referenda' again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rev. Milne, the fundie spinmeister
    Tim Barnett has written an e-mail to Reverend Garnet Milne from the Campaign against Civil Unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Dec 2003

  • HIV in NZ: Infections increasing, drugs failing
    Numbers of gay men in New Zealand contracting HIV are on the increase, drug-resistant forms of the virus are now being detected here and available drugs are failing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More cash for NZAF as HIV soars
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is an organisation charged with a particular role and duty in the community, and the environment in which we operate has become more challenging over the last year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ athletes make all-time records list
    Auckland athlete Tony Lymburn has become the first New Zealander to make the Gay Games list of all-time men's sprint records, based on his performance at the Sydney Games in 2002...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF welcomes funding boost
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is welcoming a funding boost from the Ministry of Health, as it needs to be in a solid position to fight an epidemic which is gaining both in New Zealand and globally...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Dec 2002

  • Gay lawyer appointed advisor to Dalziel
    Auckland gay barrister Michael Wilson is to become a ministerial adviser to Cabinet Minister Lianne Dalziel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Dec 1999

  • Jason Meads and Stephen Smith are found guilty of murdering teenager Jeff Whittington (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia

Sun 3 Dec 1995

  • The Coming Out Day parade takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The parade begins at 2pm from Three Lamps Plaza, goes along Ponsonby Road and ends at Western Park. The 1994 parade attracted approximately 3,000 people.
    Links: NZ.com, Wikipedia
  • The AIDS Media Awards take place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation event is hosted by Ginette McDonald and Anita McNaught. It also features Michael Parmenter performing a dance from his work A Long Undressing. The event is held at the Sheraton Auckland Hotel and Towers.
    Links: NZ.com

Fri 3 Dec 1982

  • Television: faux studio interview with 'Katherine Mansfield,' played by Cathy Downes (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP1048911.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 3 Dec 1910

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