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Wed 7 Dec 2022

  • Paul Diamond on Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay (Taiwhanga Kauhau, National Library)
    Paul Diamond on the book Downfall: The Destruction of Charles Mackay
    Features: Des Bovey, Neill Atkinson, Paul Diamond
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Alice Soper: Sports that are safe for transgender athletes are safe for everyone
    Change is a constant part of sport - so open up and play on...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • ‘Next mass killer’: Dropped case foretold Colorado gay club massacre
    The Club Q killer had a history of making gun threats - but was still allowed weapons...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • AUTHENTIC QUEER STORIES ARE THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS PRESENT
    Links: Express

Tue 7 Dec 2021

  • Cast Of Drag Race Season 14 RuVealed Including First Cis, Straight Man
    Links: Express

Mon 7 Dec 2020

  • Four In Ten Asian Executives Say Being Openly LGBT Would Hinder One’s Career, According To New EIU Research
    Nearly half of respondents say enacting more LGBT-friendly workplace policies and practices presents a business opportunity Three in five respondents believe the business world has a fundamental imperative to drive change around LGBT diversity and inclusion ...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 7 Dec 2018

  • FSM senator seeks to ban transgender people from govt
    A senator in the Federated States of Micronesia has introduced legislation which would ban transgender people from working in government...
    Links: RNZ
  • Auckland Pride Board Remain, After a Majority Vote Against No-Confidence Motion
    Links: Express

Thu 7 Dec 2017

  • Compensation for gay men with historical convictions again asked for
    Men convicted for having consensual gay sex before New Zealand changed its law should be compensated for their ruined lives, a group of MPs was repeatedly told today...
    Links: Stuff
  • My HIV diagnosis means I have to leave NZ
    It has been 638 days since I tested positive for HIV...
    Links: Stuff
  • GALS: Auckland Live Summer in the Square
    Links: Express
  • LOVE WINS IN AUSTRALIA AS PARLIAMENT PASSES MARRIAGE EQUALITY
    Links: Express
  • The Ending HIV Red Party
    Links: Express

Wed 7 Dec 2016

  • Having the Chat: Thomas Sainsbury
    Links: Express
  • Vinyl Retro Bar to Open on K’ Road
    Links: Express
  • WCB Drops Debut Music Video
    Links: Express
  • AIDS Day street collection total drops again
    Just over $20,000 was raised by volunteers on World AIDS day, representing another fall in the annual street appeal's results, down from $24,000 last year and $30,000 in 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-Transgender Activism in Canada
    As the Canadian transgender community nears the end of its decade long campaign for inclusion within national antidiscrimination laws, the Canadian Christian Right is mounting one last unpleasant, spiteful rearguard action that targets the Canadian Senate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From the Big Gay Disco protest
    On a bright, sunny Sunday morning last weekend around 40 protesters gather, a block along the road from Destiny Church's South Auckland mothership...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From the Big Gay Disco protest
    On a bright, sunny Sunday morning last weekend around 40 protesters gather, a block along the road from Destiny Church's South Auckland mothership...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay boxers around the world
    As the hype and hyperbole ramps up around the Joseph Parker WBO World Heavyweight Title fight this weekend here's a world listing of some notable glbti boxers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preventive detention sentence for sexual assaults
    A man who sexually preyed on vulnerable youths has today been sentenced to preventive detention, meaning he might never be released from prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn protest party raises $1,000 for quake relief
    Over $1000 was raised by a dance party on Sunday night, organised tlo protest church leader Brian Tamaki's linking of earthquakes to sin and homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Dec 2015

  • GLBT Activists Create ‘Rivers of Blood’ to Protest UK Immigration Bill
    Links: Express
  • Indonesia’s Aceh Province Marginalises GLBT Community Further
    Links: Express
  • Mike Puru Leaves The Edge
    Links: Express
  • Queensland Re Introduces Civil Unions
    Links: Express
  • Report: 80% Have Witnessed Homophobia in Sport
    Links: Express
  • AUS elects first gay House of Representatives MP
    Trent Zimmerman has been elected in the North Sydney bi-election, making him the first openly gay member of the Australian Lower House...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fear of a Gay President?
    Returning to the republicanism debate: I was surprised to learn that a very dear friend is a monarchist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Openly gay DJ Mike Puru quits job at The Edge
    Openly gay DJ, Mike Puru, has quit his job as the morning host for The Edge radio station...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Dec 2014

  • Australia’s First Minister of Equality Appointed in Victoria
    Links: Express
  • Exposed: West Auckland Anti Gay Pastor Logan Robertson
    Links: Express
  • The 4th Asia Pacific Outgames Launch Event
    Links: Express
  • Auckland pastor emails anti-gay tirade
    An author seeking the support of churches for a new book and pro-lgbt ministry has been told “I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag” in an email from a West Auckland pastor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Next step "openly-gay Governor General"
    Matthew Muir is sworn in by Chief Justice Sian Elias Friday's appointment of an openly gay High Court judge means the main fight against institutionalised homophobia is over, according to one of the authors of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pardon petition needs community action
    The man behind a petition calling for New Zealand men to be pardoned of historical gay sex convictions is urging the community to take up the cause and collect signatures this summer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Short Film Sunday: Cherrybombs
    This Danish flick about a teenager who is in love with her best friend is adorable...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Dec 2013

  • "Big gay rainbow" up for quote of the year
    An excerpt from Maurice Williamson’s 'big gay rainbow' speech has been short-listed for New Zealand’s quote of the year, and is the early frontrunner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hope first Aus same-sex weddings stand
    Stephen Dawson and Dennis Liddelow married just after midnight Same-sex Australian couples are rushing to wed in Canberra, as questions over whether the marriages will stand hang over the unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lawyer and rights battler seeks Labour nod
    Kelly Ellis (with canine buddy Bruce) Transgender rights advocate Kelly Ellis is seeking Labour’s backing to be its candidate in the Whangarei electorate at the next election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Elton speaks out in Moscow
    Sir Elton John has spoken out against Russia's anti-gay hatred at a concert in Moscow, a performance he dedicated to a Russian man who was raped and murdered after he came out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Dec 2012

  • Auckland billboard shows Pope marrying gays
    Picture: Racheal McGonigal A power company has erected a massive billboard depicting the Pope marrying a gay couple, next to a busy Auckland road...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coffey leaving Breakfast to travel Europe
    Tamati Coffey and Tim Smith Gay TV host Tamati Coffey has announced he is leaving his roving weather gig to travel in Europe with his civil union partner Tim Smith...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Come out for Bay Pride!
    Tama Matene and Ma Ma Laid at Bay Pride 2011 The sun is set to come out for the second-ever Bay Pride Festival in Rotorua tomorrow, with organisers excited about bringing people from all walks of life together for a bit of fun and entertainment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Full steam ahead for Wellington's new Ivy Bar
    The new Ivy logo An opening date is looming for the new edition of gay bar and cabaret nightclub Ivy in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rotorua: 12 years jail for gay man's murder
    A Rotorua man has been jailed for a minimum of 12 years for the murder of gay man Roman Skorek, who angered a group of men when he took a sexual interest in one of them...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Dec 2011

  • GABA hosting cracker Xmas party tonight
    Ivy Delacour will sing a few carols A cheque will be handed over and scholarship winners will be announced at the Gay Auckland Business Association's annual Xmas Party tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Introducing: ZENGIRL8
    Proud Mary is presenting a line-up of all-queer artists this Friday night in Auckland at its final party for the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay World 2012 heading to Johannesburg
    2011 Mr Gay World Francois Nel will hand over his title on home soil Mr Gay World 2012 has been announced for Johannesburg, where gorgeous men from all over the world will strut their stuff next April in search of the title...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rosie O'Donnell gets engaged to girlfriend
    O'Donnell and Rounds Rosie O'Donnell has announced to the audience of her new talk show that she's engaged to her girlfriend Michelle Rounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Dec 2010

  • "Queer" low carb beer drinker shirts offend
    Specialist Marlborough brewer Moa Beer has ruffled feathers with a campaign which insinuates anyone who drinks low carb beer is queer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Committee shares disgust over Carter treatment
    Chris Carter The Labour electorate committee in Te Atatu has written to the party's president and leader protesting the treatment of MP Chris Carter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lambert hopes for credibility from Grammy nod
    Adam Lambert Adam Lambert is hopeful his Grammy nomination will give him true credibility as a vocalist and knock back some of the stigma of rising to fame from a reality show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer teens more likely to be punished
    A study by Yale researchers has found lesbian, gay and bisexual American teenagers are about 40 percent more likely than other young people to be punished by school authorities, police, and the courts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Dec 2009

  • It's Top Model fever as Tyra hits Auckland
    Tyra Banks and her fashionista crew have now all arrived and are filming new episodes of America's Next Top Model around Auckland - but they're alluding fevered fans keen to snap pics of the star and her entourage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Music reviews: 2009's young songstars
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Dec 2008

  • Auckland Central's new MP is gay-friendly
    The new young National Party MP in New Zealand's LGBT capital says she's very supportive of the gay and lesbian community, and was a huge fan of Ponsonby Road's Hero Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Perth: Lesbian killer seeks shorter sentence
    A young lesbian from Perth who is serving a minimum of 24 years in jail after she and her girlfriend brutally killed a teenage girl and dumped her body in a wheelie bin is now seeking a shorter sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex, lies and Santa on stage at Basement Theatre
    Cupid is a gay toy boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Dec 2007

  • Iran: 21-year-old executed for "sex crimes"
    The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission learned this week that a 21-year-old Iranian man has been executed for allegedly committing "anal sex crimes" when he was 13...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Over $66,000 raised on World AIDS Day
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is extending a warm thank-you to all New Zealanders who supported its World AIDS Day street collections and events to the tune of $66,200...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbows over Sir Elton's Taranaki concert
    As Sir Elton John took to the stage last night in New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands, the rainy skies cleared and two rainbows arched across the Taranaki sky...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stepping out with dancer Desmond Richardson
    Desmond Richardson New Yorker Desmond Richardson is the Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, presently appearing at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, THE EDGE, Auckland, until 9 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sydney Mardi Gras: No more parade?
    Sydney Mardi Gras organisers have launched a bold new schedule of events and guest performers for their 30th anniversary 2008 Festival - but a "simple" question posed by Festival Director Marcus Bourget has got people talking...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Brighton bans homophobic music
    Play music by reggae and rap artists that promotes hatred against gays and you will be closed down, bars and clubs have been told in Brighton and Hove...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Dec 2006


  • Last weekend's ‘Queen of the Whole Universe' pageant raised approximately $23,000 for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Census: More same-sex couples cohabitate
    Results released today from the 2006 New Zealand Census show how many same-sex couples share a residence...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New National?
    Let's put it this way...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Elton rocked Wellington last night
    Arise Sir Elton - more than 22 years since his last Wellington gig, 35,000 Elton John fans packed into Westpac Stadium last night for a trip down a yellow brick memory lane...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Dec 2005

  • Backgrounder to the failed Marriage (Gender Clarification) BIll
    The organisers of the Campaign For Civil Unions background The Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill, scheduled to go before Parliament today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gathering protests Marriage Bill
    2PM: Around fifty people have attended a gathering in Parliament's grounds to express their opposition to the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill, which gets its first reading in Parliament this evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History book to launch in Wellington
    A new book of New Zealand gay and lesbian histories is to be launched in Wellington next week by the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Bill "A Waste of Time"
    Leading up to today's vote on the anti-gay Marriage Amendment Bill, during question time in Parliament yesterday MP Mark Burton announced that to vote in favour of the Bill would "constitute a poor process and a complete waste of parliament's time"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warren Tippett art exhibition
    Warren Tippett I've been to a marvellous opening! I'm still buzzing! (translation: I'm still pissed!) Anyway, it was at Objectspace, the old ASB building at the top of Auckland's Ponsonby Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Dec 2004

  • Calm down, say Gay Eaters for Jesus
    Fire and brimstone lobbying from the pulpit, a deluge of e-mails, the sending of a castration kit to Labour MP Tim Barnett, and fundie MP Paul Adams fast are all part of this week's episode of the Civil Union Bill saga...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • CU amendments "ill-conceived" last gasps
    National MP Richard Worth's incest amendment to the Civil Union Bill is an ill-conceived strategy to wreck it, says Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Dec 2003

  • Two people announce that they are now straight after years as homosexuals. (New Zealand)
    The interview was screened on 20/20, TV3.
  • NZ "ex-gays" on 20/20
    TV3 current affairs programme 20/20 will tonight feature a segment on two New Zealand "ex-gays", recently profiled in a controversial Sunday Star-Times article...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Time for a change, says former QN host
    A cut in the number of Queer Nation episodes funded for 2004 means it's time for a change, suggests former QN host and ex-pat Max Currie in Express...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Dec 2001

  • Where to for gays in Auckland City?
    This is the first in a series of columns in which Trevor Barnard observes and interprets the activities of the conservative and frequently homophobic new Auckland City Council, its deputy mayor David Hay and mayor John Banks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Dec 1991

  • The first Devotion dance party is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The party is held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Tickets cost $20-$25. The party was headlined by DJ Clinton Smiley, aka Jason Harding.
    Links: Stuff.co.nz

Wed 7 Dec 1977

  • Television: discussion about the introduction of the massage parlours Bill (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP25601.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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