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Sun 6 Dec 2020

  • Nearly half of young gay sportsmen experience homophobia
    Nearly half of young gay men who play sports in New Zealand have been the target of bullying, assaults and slurs, new research has found...
    Links: RNZ
  • Simple ways to make a difference on sport homophobia - expert
    A lead researcher into homophobic behaviour in sport says there are simple ways to make a big difference...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans rights: UK court bans use of puberty blockers for children under 16
    Children under the age of 16 are unlikely to be able to give "informed consent" to take puberty blockers to begin the gender transition process, a UK court has ruled...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 6 Dec 2019

  • Anika Moa, the homebody who might never record more adult music
    The multi-hyphenate entertainer on being a lesbian role model, putting her kids on social media and why she might never record another album for adults...
    Links: Stuff
  • Israel Folau settlement will 'save lives of LGBT youth', says expert
    Rugby Australia's decision to end the saga over former Wallaby's homophobic social media posts has stopped the suffering for at-risk youngsters...
    Links: Stuff
  • How the NZ Hair Transplantation Institute Brings Confidence
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi Professor Honoured For 50 Years Research into Gay Male Health
    Links: Express
  • Knight at the Rainbow Table
    Links: Express

Thu 6 Dec 2018

  • Auckland Pride Board Under No Obligation to Resign if No-Confidence Motion...
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: How Extremists Hijacked the Auckland Pride Board, Railroaded a Community...
    Links: Express
  • Pope Francis Facing Criticism Again After Suggesting People Become Gay Because...
    Links: Express

Wed 6 Dec 2017

  • Hubbard makes history with dual silver medals
    Transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard has collected two silver medals for New Zealand at the Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, California...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard claims silver at world championships
    Controversial New Zealand transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard has won New Zealand's first medal at a weightlifting world championships...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Latest: Baker and gay couple at court for cake arguments
    WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court argument in the wedding cake case (all times local):12:41 p...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • US Supreme Court deeply divided over landmark same-sex wedding cake case
    The US Supreme Court appeared divided down the middle on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) over a Colorado baker's refusal to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the latest test in the continuing battle between gay rights and religious freedom...
    Links: Stuff
  • Weightlifting: Laurel Hubbard's coach: 'Nobody wanted her to win'
    Laurel Hubbard's silver medals at the world weightlifting championships have created controversy...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • West and Central Africa Lagging Behind World in HIV Response
    5 December 2017 – Four in five children living with HIV in West and Central Africa are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy and AIDS-related deaths among adolescents aged 15-19 are on the rise, the United Nations Children's Fund ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Double the Number of Assaults During Marriage Debate
    Links: Express
  • How Will LGBT+ Fans Be Treated at the FIFA Tournament in...
    Links: Express
  • Weird and Wonderful: Sia at Mt Smart
    Links: Express

Tue 6 Dec 2016

  • Celebrating World AIDS Day at Family
    Links: Express
  • MP Publicly Comes Out
    Links: Express
  • NSW Records Lowest Number of New HIV Diagnoses in More Than...
    Links: Express
  • Pulse owner decides against selling site to City
    The owner of Pulse Nightclub, the location of the Orlando gay club shooting massacre earlier this year, has decided not to sell the property to the City of Orlando...

Sun 6 Dec 2015

  • Elizabeth Taylor Reportedly “Ran Dallas Buyers Club Style HIV Drugs Network”
    Links: Express
  • Gay Refugees In Amsterdam Segregated After Being Attacked
    Links: Express
  • Kiwi Wins Honour For Gay Photo Series
    Links: Express
  • North Sydney Elects Australia’s First Openly Gay MP
    Links: Express
  • Website becomes 'LGBTI Wikipedia'
    A new online LGBTI archive has launched and is being compared to ‘go-to’ website Wikipedia...

Sat 6 Dec 2014

  • Mr Gay New Zealand Seeking New Sponsor
    Links: Express
  • New Auckland Pride Director Announced
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand Gets First Openly Gay High Court Judge
    Links: Express
  • Matthew Muir, Welcome to the High Court
    The following address was delivered yesterday afternoon by Dame Sian Elias, the Chief Justice of New Zealand, welcoming this country's - and one of the world's few - openly-gay High Court judges to the bench...

Fri 6 Dec 2013

  • Obituary: Nelson Mandela
    Obituary: Nkosi Sikelili 'iAfrika - Nelson Mandela (1919-2013) There are times when I truly hate writing obituaries, particularly for a legendary historical figure of such magnitude as this one, who gave hope and liberation to so many black South Africans- including LGBT South Africans...

Thu 6 Dec 2012

  • Three young guns awarded GABA scholarships
    Three impressive young GLBT people have been awarded scholarships in this year’s round of the Gay Auckland Business Association Trust Tertiary awards...

Tue 6 Dec 2011

  • Under-28s invited to roll up for Alternative Ball
    The school ball where anything goes gender-wise is back for another year...

Mon 6 Dec 2010

  • Trans films: Your top 5
    There were so many votes for a certain few trans films that the others paled in comparison, so we narrowed the list down to the leading five...

Sun 6 Dec 2009

  • UK Guardian slams "unjust and infamous" Uganda
    The UK's respected Guardian newspaper has blasted Ugandan MP David Bahati for his Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009, which it says confirms the African country's status as "unjust and infamous...

Sat 6 Dec 2008

  • Prop 8 - The Musical!
    From the people who brought you Hairspray - a star-studded cast turns out for Marc Shaiman's hilarious little musical response to California's anti-gay marriage vote...

Thu 6 Dec 2007

  • There is a hung jury in the murder trial of Andre Gilling. (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
    Gilling, along with Ashley Arnopp, is on trial for the 2006 killing of Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri. Co-accused Ashley Arnopp, 20, earlier changed his plea to guilty.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Wet weather for Sir Elton tonight in Taranaki
    Thousands of people have planned to see Elton John's one-off concert tonight in New Plymouth's TSB Bowl of Brooklands venue - but the Metservice weather report suggests it'll be a very wet night outdoors...

Wed 6 Dec 2006

  • School's Out! - Peer Sexuality Support at Rosehill College
    Rosehill College's Janet Milne "I think being a teenager going through the transition into being an adult is an incredibly complex time...

Tue 6 Dec 2005

  • Financial success for Queen pageant
    This year's Queen of the Whole Universe drag pageant in Auckland has raised nearly $24,000 for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...

Mon 6 Dec 2004

  • The Otago Daily Times publishes a Garrick Tremain cartoon on marriage (Otago region, New Zealand)
    The cartoon text reads "The fact is!.. Marriage is a blessed sacrament... A treasured institution! And you can't tell me that these gays and things...Will treat their marriages with the devotion and respect... That I've treated all mine!"
    Links: Alexander Turnbull Library
  • Worth "crazy" for proposing incest amendment
    National MP Richard Worth has been called "crazy" for proposing an amendment to the Civil Union Bill that would effectively allow for legal recognition of incestuous relationships...

Sat 6 Dec 2003

  • NZAF billboard causes outrage in America
    News of a NZ AIDS Foundation South Island billboard campaign featuring nude men has ruffled feathers in the United States, where one conservative commentator has accused the NZAF of making a festive occasion out of death...

Tue 6 Dec 1983

  • Television: Customs Department have been opening Out magazine's mail (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP128095. Customs Department have been opening Out's mail, to the outrage of the gay magazine's publisher.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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