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Wed 6 Dec 2023

  • Papua New Guinea facing horror levels of HIV infections
    Papua New Guinea recorded its worst ever number of HIV infections in 2022, and is bracing for even higher figures when data for 2023 is released...
    Links: RNZ
  • Papua New Guinea facing horror levels of HIV infections
    Papua New Guinea recorded its worst ever number of HIV infections in 2022, and is bracing for even higher figures when data for 2023 is released...
    Links: RNZ
  • Exclusive: Kita and Anita’s Enduring Friendship
    Links: Express

Tue 6 Dec 2022

  • The High Court rules Pastor Logan Robertson's anti-gay comments are legal (New Zealand)
    The High Court rules that it was legal for the Pastor to say to his congregation about same-sex marriage "As long as a bullet goes through their head the moment they kiss"
  • Sex Outside the City project aims to improve takatāpui sexual health
    “Accessing safe healthcare services as a queer person in rural Aotearoa can be a significant challenge," project lead Josh McCormack says...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sport NZ expect community sport to support transgender inclusion
    Sport New Zealand has unveiled its transgender guidelines for community sport, aimed at making participation more inclusive for trans athletes...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sport NZ expects community sport to support transgender inclusion
    Sport New Zealand has unveiled its transgender guidelines for community sport, aimed at making participation more inclusive for trans athletes...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sport NZ unveils transgender guidelines for community sport
    Sport New Zealand has unveiled its transgender guidelines for community sport, aimed at making participation more inclusive for trans athletes...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender athletes can participate in community sport, says Sport NZ
    New guidelines say transgender athletes can participate in the gender they identify with, and will not need to 'prove or justify' their identity...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender athletes can participate in community sport, says Sport NZ
    New guidelines say transgender athletes can participate in the gender they identify with, and will not need to 'prove or justify' their identity...
    Links: Stuff
  • What Sport NZ's announcement means for transgender athletes
    EXPLAINER: Transgender athletes can play here in the gender they identify with - but await further rulings from their respective sports' governing bodies...
    Links: Stuff
  • 2023: TRANSGENDER AWARENESS YEAR
    Links: Express
  • Expansion Of ‘Gay Propaganda’ Legislation Signed Into Law By Putin
    Links: Express
  • South Africa Approves Injectable PrEP That Lasts Two Months
    Links: Express

Mon 6 Dec 2021

  • Auckland’s Lockdown Has Made PrEP Harder To Access
    Links: Express

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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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
  • Bisexual boxing promoter makes history
    Hamilton boxing promoter, Lisa Lewis, is hosting a groundbreaking boxing fight night to give boxers opportunities that they might not otherwise have...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Neoliberalism and Gay Porn
    What effects has the current free market government orthodoxy had on the production and content of gay men's porn? During the eighties, there was a long battle fought to liberalise New Zealand censorship policy and refocus its standards of proof, practice and enforcement on the basis of evidence from mainstream medical, scientific and social scientific sources, in order to insure that New Zealand didn't have to face the same barriers to safe sex and HIV prevention media that prevailed elsewhere within the western world under "community standards' parameters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rape Crisis reassessing Gender Diversity Policy
    Wellington Rape Crisis are wanting to make their service more accessible to people from gender diverse communities and are seeking feedback on their Gender Diversity Policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Website becomes 'LGBTI Wikipedia'
    A new online LGBTI archive has launched and is being compared to ‘go-to’ website Wikipedia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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
  • "Your Body is a Battleground"
    “We have a really strong work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Your Body is a Battleground"
    “We have a really strong work...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak Pride Festival director leak confirmed
    Tai Paitai The Auckland Pride Festival has confirmed leaked information which has gone public identifying the new festival director...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HC judge's appointment "wonderful"
    Semi-retired Auckland University law lecturer Dr Don McMorland One of the co-authors of the Homosexual Law Reform bill has described yesterday's swearing in of the country's first openly gay High Court judge as “wonderful” and “excellent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 6 Dec 2013

  • Canberra readies for historic weddings
    File Photo Australia's first legal same-sex weddings will take place just after midnight, in the Australian Capital Territory, where a legal window has been opened amidst ongoing court action...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Expats and admirers mourn Mandela
    South Africa-raised comedian Urzila Carlson says although news of Nelson Mandela’s death was not a surprise, it "still came like a kick in the guts"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Luxembourg has gay PM, and deputy
    Xavier Bettel and Etienne Schneider The small nation of Luxembourg has elected the world’s third openly-gay Prime Minister, who is supported by a gay deputy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mandela "an important icon" for gay rights
    Nelson Mandela was 95 Lgbti groups around the world are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, the man who led South Africa to become the first country in the world to ban anti-gay discrimination in its constitution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 6 Dec 2012

  • Community invited to opening of Cottrell memorial
    Phillip Cottrell Members of Wellington’s LGBT community are being invited to the opening of a memorial space, on the one year anniversary of Phillip Cottrell’s death next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality matters
    A large group of prominent New Zealanders feature in a new video in support of the Campaign for Marriage Equality, in an initiative led by gay TV host Tamati Coffey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: versus real family concerns
    Isn't it fascinating that Family First appears to be so comprehensively neglecting all other 'family' issues because of its vendetta against marriage equality? Granted, that isn't wholly true...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Poly thinking's become "that of the colonisers"
    Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu Outspoken Manu Samoa rugby representative Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has thrown his support behind marriage equality, saying he doesn’t understand why Polynesians are against it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Report shows favourable attitude to safe sex
    File photo Most gay and bisexual men participating in community surveys have favourable attitudes towards condoms and safe sex, according to a brief report published by University of Otago researchers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Dec 2011

  • Buddha Wept: LGBT Rights in Burma
    Rainbow Wellington has criticised the Key administration for its negligence and apathy over international LGBT and other human rights issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dan News' blooper reel
    Dan News - 6th December 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defence Force sets up lgbt support network
    The New Zealand Defence Force is setting up a formal support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender personnel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hell applauded for response in cookie case
    GenderBridge is applauding Hell Pizza for its action following complaints about its "you will marry a transgender" misfortune cookies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hui seeks to kick sterotypes to the curb
    "People of colour" who are also of marginalised gender are being invited to attend a hui which aims to break down barriers between Maori and migrants...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigerian aid at risk from anti-marriage bill
    A move to outlaw gay marriage in Nigeria could have an even wider impact, in putting at risk the millions of dollars of western aid which is donated to help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS in the Commonwealth nation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud Mary bringing JD Samson's MEN to NZ
    Jd Samson Auckland's alternative women's night Proud Mary is joining forces with Strange News to bring JD Samson's MEN to Auckland for one night in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Under-28s invited to roll up for Alternative Ball
    The school ball where anything goes gender-wise is back for another year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Dec 2010

  • Complaint about Rocky billboard turfed out
    File photo A resident who made a complaint about a Rocky Horror Show billboard in central Auckland may want to check whether they are stuck in a time warp after their objection was thrown out by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jamaica: gay rights advocate murdered
    A member of a Jamaican gay rights group has been found stabbed to death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police investigate mass drink spiking
    Napier police are investigating a mass drink spiking which left three men and a woman in hospital on Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex Workers Rights: Going Further?
    Does the existing Prostitution Law Reform Act 2003 go far enough to protect sex workers rights? If not, what needs to be done? This article may seem premature, given that the Manukau antisoliciting bill threatens to ban street sex workers in that municipality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 6 Dec 2009

  • Hero's last dollars donated to NZ Quilt project
    The remaining funds left in the Hero Trust account have been given over to preserve New Zealand's AIDS Quilt so future generations can remember the over 700 Kiwis who have died of the epidemic since it began in the early 1980s...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pragmatists, Activists and Populists
    There are three predominant modes of democratic political engagement- pragmatism, activism and populism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Dec 2008

  • Boy George found guilty of imprisonment
    A jury has found gay pop star Boy George guilty of falsely imprisoning a male escort...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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
  • Aussie Civil Partnerships - Take Three
    Kevin Rudd Across the Tasman, the incoming Rudd administration has said it won't move to repeal Australia's same-sex marriage ban, but does it consider civil unions a parallel institution, and not same-sex marriage per se? Good question...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Australia's first lesbian Cabinet minister
    South Australia Senator Penny Wong Ying Yen has been appointed minister for water and climate change by new Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Help needed for February's Big Gay Out
    Stallholders, entertainers and volunteers for 2008's Big Gay Out fair day in Auckland are now being invited to come forward, says organiser Jonathan Smith...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hung jury in Waipouri murder trial
    There has been a hung jury in the murder trial of a teenager accused of murdering gay Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri, reports TV3...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Complexions contemporary ballet
    Complexions contemporary ballet Wednesday 5 December at Auckland's Aotea Centre Artistic Directors: Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson When Martha Graham unleashed 'modern dance' on the world, many traditional ballet lovers were repulsed and gloomy about the future of dance...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Safe Sex Poster Boy winners revealed
    The three-month search to find Safe Sex Poster Boys for Gay Men's Heath campaigns in 2008 has concluded today as six winners have been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 6 Dec 2006

  • NZ transgender inquiry - deadline Friday
    If you're a transgendered New Zealander, the Human Rights Commission needs your input – and the deadline is looming...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 6 Dec 2005

  • Brash will support Marriage Bill
    National Party leader Don Brash will give his personal support tomorrow to a bill which bans same-sex marriage in New Zealand and allows discrimination in favour of married couples over others, including those in civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Stimulating thoughts
    Even the evangelical Stimulus magazine appears to be having second thoughts about the New Zealand Christian Right, in its latest issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Concern over Mayoral 'legend' awards
    Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard has recognised concerns from glbt community board members over the nomination of a homophobic couple for one of his forthcoming Living Legends awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 6 Dec 2004

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP297118.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Breakfast, ref: TZP296962.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Breakfast, ref: TZP296805.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • 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
  • Vandals make MP's office a Benson-Poop
    A vandalised office and a jar of shit outside the door labelled “civil union” is the thanks Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope has got for shepherding the Civil Union Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 6 Dec 2003

  • King latest to adopt "satire" defence
    The makers of Mike King's late-night talkshow are the latest to jump on the “satire” bandwagon in defending homophobic comments by a broadcaster...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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Wed 6 Dec 1995

Tue 6 Dec 1994

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Tue 6 Dec 1988

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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