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Thu 8 Dec 2022

  • LGBTQI News Roundup – 9th December 2022
    Colorado suspect charged with 305 counts over deadly gay club shooting The suspect accused of entering aand#160;Coloradoand#160;gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors on Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder...
    Links: Andrew Whiteside
  • Sex Outside the City campaign targets queer rural men for health check-ups
    Its new billboard in New Plymouth encourages queer men to get regular swabs as part of STD tests, to check for common diseases like gonorrhoea and chlamydia...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sex Outside the City campaign targets queer rural men for health check-ups
    Its new billboard in New Plymouth encourages queer men to get regular swabs as part of STD tests, to check for common diseases like gonorrhoea and chlamydia...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Conversation: Sport NZ’s transgender guidelines are a good start – but can they filter up from grassroots to elite competition?
    Transgender in sport guidelines are just there to 'start a conversation', says Sport NZ...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 8 Dec 2021

  • History Made As Chile Votes To legalise Same-Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Swimmer Breaks Two United States Women’s Records
    Links: Express

Tue 8 Dec 2020

  • The Glamour Boys
    Karyn Hay speaks to the UK MP for Rhonnda, Chris Bryant about his new book, The Glamour Boys - a fascinating story about 10 gay UK MPs who, when Hitler came to power in Germany, saw clearly that war was inevitable and were prepared to take a stand against the appeasement policies of the government at the time...
    Links: RNZ
  • Getting To Know Grant
    Links: Express

Sun 8 Dec 2019

  • Expert: How Israel Folau deal with Rugby Australia will save lives
    A leading behavioural scientist says the settlement between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau will save lives of at-risk LGBT youth...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 8 Dec 2017

  • Associate Immigration Minister reviews case of HIV positive man
    United States man Michael Zierler had been living and working in New Zealand for more than six years when he received the diagnosis he was HIV positive...
    Links: Stuff
  • Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard asks people to keep an open mind
    Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard does not consider herself as a role model, she just wants people to keep an open mind...
    Links: Stuff
  • Laurel Hubbard: I have to block out the criticism
    Laurel Hubbard won two silver medals at the Weightlifting World Championships earlier this week...
    Links: RNZ
  • Māori man to marry Australian partner after live TV proposal
    A gay Māori man is set to marry his partner of 18 years after the Australian accepted his proposal during a live interview on Māori TV...
    Links: Stuff
  • New Zealand man to marry Australian partner after live TV proposal
    A gay New Zealand man is set to marry his partner of 18 years after the Australian accepted his proposal during a live interview on Māori TV...
    Links: Stuff
  • Video: 'I just want to be me and do what I do' - Trans athlete
    Checkpoint - Weight lifter Laurel Hubbard says she has tried not to let criticism over her success at the World Weightlifting Championships affect her focus...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ambassador Rob Zaagman: Highlighting LGBT+ Rights This Human Rights Day
    Links: Express
  • Austria to Legalise Marriage Equality
    Links: Express

Thu 8 Dec 2016

  • Hear Stories from the Homosexual Law Reform
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Auckland Finishes 2016 With a Bang
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Lions Roar in Hong Kong
    Links: Express
  • Both out gay National MPs back English as PM
    Both of the National party's openly gay MPs have backed Bill English to become the next leader of the party and therefore the next Prime Minister...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Families to sue UK police over Grindr/GBH deaths
    The families of four gay men killed on Grindr dates are preparing to take legal action against the UK police, claiming they didn't investigate the earlier cases properly and were homophobic in their characterisation of those the victims...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay sex quote finalist in Quote of the Year comp
    A gay sex-related quote has made it into the shortlist for Massey University's annual quote of the year competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guys kissing on BBC Christmas ad gets thumbs up
    A BBC promotional ad for Christmas featuring a gay couple kissing under the mistletoe has been generally well-received, according to the British gay media...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HLR lawyer: Collins should not march with police
    A leading figure in the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, which decriminalised sexual intimacy between men, says Police minister Judith Collins should not appear with police officers in next year's Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trump : Obama helped pick homophobic Cabinet
    In an interview with Time magazine after the publication named him its person of the year, US president-elect Donald Trump has claimed that President Obama has helped him choose a Cabinet which is heavily loaded with homophobes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Dec 2015

  • Gay Traffic Lights Scrapped by Austria’s Right Wing Freedom Party
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive looking for new social worker
    Body Positive is looking to hire a new Social Worker after receiving a grant from the UK’s VIIV Positive Auction Fund and receiving financial support from the NZAF...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hookup apps may be linked to HIV epidemic in Asia
    New UN research has found a correlation between dating apps used by young gay men and a growing HIV infection rate among teenagers in Asia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mt Eden prison ranks lowest NZ facility
    Mt Eden Prison, run by Serco, has ranked the lowest in the Department of Corrections performance tables for the year ending June 2015...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Top Ten LGBT News Stories of 2015
    As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to briefly review the leading LGBTI news items from this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans icon and Warhol muse dies
    Transgender actress Holly Woodlawn has passed away after a long battle with cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Dec 2014

  • “Using Religion to Mask Their Own Psychosis” Silent Gays Author Responds...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Exclusive: The Return of Mika’s Aroha Project
    Links: Express
  • Express exclusive: Big Gay Out line-up Bigger and Better then Ever
    Links: Express
  • Facebook Refuses to Remove Westcity Baptist Church’s Hate Speech
    Links: Express
  • New Auckland Pride Board Member Announced
    Links: Express
  • Pride Pride Board issue Statement on 2015 Festival
    Links: Express
  • Updated: West Auckland’s Hate Preacher Logan Robertson
    Links: Express
  • World Aids Day – Ivy Bar
    Links: Express
  • "Stand up" if you witness hate - HRC
    Richard Tankersley The Human Rights Commission is condemning the Auckland pastor who told a gay man he would pray for him to commit suicide, and urging New Zealanders to stand up to hate attacks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Commit suicide' pastor wants gays killed
    Content warning: this article contains hate speech from Logan Robertson which we have published only to lay bare his extreme views...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Another milestone towards glbti equality
    Justice Matthew Muir is sworn in by Chief Justice Sian Elias...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First battling for charity status
    Bob McCoskrie Anti-gay lobby group Family First will head to court to fight ongoing moves to deregister it as a charity, something the organisation believes is the result of its failed campaign against marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • James returns to Auckland Pride board
    Auckland businessman Richard James has returned to the Auckland Pride Festival board to replace Lexie Matheson as Treasurer, after she resigned over concerns about its practices...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Baptists condemn extremist pastor
    Reverend Craig Vernall says it's "unfathomable" that any Christian would pray for someone to commit suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pastor's hate "appalling" and "rubbish"
    “It’s just appalling, absolutely appalling,” says OUTLine's Trevor Easton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pastor's views "incredibly dangerous"
    Jim Marjoram says he'd expect something like this from the US bible belt...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Dec 2012

  • US: Supreme Court to weigh in on marriage
    The US Supreme Court is taking on California's ban on gay couples being able to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: Ralph Jaeger
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: Ralph Jaeger
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Dec 2011

  • Ask Our Expert: Coming out
    Vaughan Meneses, OUTLineNZ's General Manager We launch our new 'Ask Our Expert' section with a question from a reader which is at the very crux of why this site exists: "I'm wondering if I could get some advice on coming out of the closet please...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Giant cheque handover marks record proceeds
    The Gay Auckland Business Association's Charitable Trust has received a suitably large cheque to mark the largest-ever total raised at the GABA auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grant Robertson and "Identity Politics"
    Grant Robertson So, Grant Robertson is in the running for Labour's deputy leadership after the departure of Annette King from that position...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WINZ: Most HIV people 'healthy and able to work'
    Most people who are HIV-positive will be healthy and able to work, says Work and Income following the Government's signals that it plans to change sickness benefits "to shift people’s attitudes and set genuinely different expectations about being available for work...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Dec 2010

  • Arrests follow brawl at Tauranga cruising spot
    Two men have been arrested following a brawl in a Tauranga public toilet block which is known as a cruising spot...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carols in the city
    Auckland Community Church and St Matthew in the City have a carol service next Sunday night at 7:30...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Compo for positive man denied treatment
    File photo An HIV positive Australian man has been awarded nearly $40,000 in compensation after being refused full services by a company which treats men with erection problems...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rachael Le Mesurier's seven years of change: Part one
    Rachael Le Mesurier bowed out officially last week after seven years at the helm of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rachael Le Mesurier's seven years of change: Part one
    Rachael Le Mesurier bowed out officially last week after seven years at the helm of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Dec 2009

  • Goodbye to Good Morning for Steve Gray
    Gay TV presenter Steve Gray's last day hosting TVOne's Good Morning will be this Friday, as TVNZ says its cost-cutting measures mean it can't afford to keep the show's full hosting team on for next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gossiper decides on 2009's best and worst-dressed
    TV and movie stars Craig Parker and Keisha Castle-Hughes have won gossip-monger David Hartnell's 'supreme award' on his annual best-dressed list...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LA's new lesbian bishop divides Anglican Church
    The election of an openly lesbian assistant bishop by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has deepened divisions in the Anglican Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McDonald's jobseeker told: 'We do not hire faggots'
    A 17-year-old transgender jobseeker in Florida is filing a complaint with the state's Human Rights Commission after she was told "we do not hire faggots" by the manager of a McDonald's branch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Palmerston North's Shag Night
    I'd like to congratulate Palmerston North's MALGRA and especially its Sexual Health Group convenor, Danny Rudd, for a fabulous evening of condoms, quizzes and chocolates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zoe Lyons - Comedy's queer queen visits NZ
    "It's fantastic to be here," comedian Zoe Lyons tells GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Dec 2008

  • Disturbing results in UK gay teen survey
    47% of the UK's out gay teenaged guys wouldn't know how to say 'no' to risky sex, according to a new survey on a youth website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Paris: Drag robbers snatch jewels
    A group of men wearing women's clothes and wigs held up a Paris store and made off with over 80 million Euros (NZ$194,000,000) worth of fine jewelry, in one of the biggest jewel heists in history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shortland St gay sex scene ruled 'indecent'
    Controversial scenes showing two male Shortland Street characters hopping under the covers for some man-love breached standards of good taste and decency, according to the Broadcasting Standards Authority...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Dec 2007

  • "Where did that year go?!" - Maryan Street MP
    Maryan Street MP My computer's calendar tells me there are 22 days left of 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Lesbian couple can't get divorced
    A lesbian couple from the US state of Rhode Island are hoping their state will recognise their marriage - because they now want a divorce...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Dec 2006

  • "A whole new breed of Vampire lesbian is evolving"
    Sarah Lambourne (centre) and friends on the town For the first time in years we have regular weekly and monthly events in Auckland for us lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF 'turning back on Maori,' says Aspin
    An ex-chair of the NZ AIDS Foundation, Clive Aspin, claims the Foundation is about to turn its back on Maori...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Dec 2005

  • Anti-gay Marriage Bill thrown out
    The Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill has been thrown out of Parliament after its first reading by a vote of 73-47...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bill's defeat positive sign for human rights
    The Campaign for Civil Unions says the clear defeat of the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill is a positive sign for human rights in the new Parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Exclusive Brethren strike again
    Yesterday, on the day the Marriage Amendment Bill was read in parliament, a flyer appeared in all MP's mailboxes from the same group of Exclusive Brethren who were involved in smear campaigns before this year's election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Dec 2004

  • 'Incest' amendment dumped
    National MP Richard Worth's 'incest' amendment has been resoundly dumped by MPs, with 72 votes opposed and 47 in favour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Breathtaking ignorance of Adams
    MP Paul Adams displayed a breathtaking ignorance of modern science in Parliament yesterday with a declaration that he was unaware of any cases where children had been born with their gender unclear...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christian Heritage supports office attack message
    The Christian Heritage Party says it is right behind the message of two of its 2002 election candidates – one of them a former justice spokesman for the party – who attacked MP David Benson-Pope's office at the weekend by plastering it with anti-civil union posters...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay community reacts to Hubbard betrayal
    Outrage, disappointment and disbelief are the emotions emerging from the Auckland glbt community in the wake of a letter bearing Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard's name, sent to MPs, urging them to vote down the Civil Union Bill on the basis that gay and lesbian parents are more likely to abuse and murder their children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hubbard's betrayal of gay voters?
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    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hubbard's shoddy slap in the face to Auckland's LGBT voters
    The following is a dictated transcript of the letter sent to MPs: Hubbard and his co-signatories write: We now know from extensive international research that children from unions other than marriage are much more likely to be the victims of abuse, murder, depression, lower educational achievement and poverty than those raised in a traditional heterosexual marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Not so much "New Baalism" as "Same Old Recycled?"
    Gary (Garnet) Milne has done it again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Picnic at Parliament
    The organisers of a Picnic at Parliament to support the first reading of the Civil Union Bill in July are holding a sequel picnic on Thursday, but this time they will have company...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SPCS is Campaign Against Civil Unions
    The Campaign Against Civil Unions has been exposed as a front group for the thirty-year-old moral lobby group the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards (SPCS)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turia says no to gay next-of-kin rights
    Maori Party leader Tariana Turia has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Maori gay and lesbian community by saying that she does not accept gay couples even having next-of-kin rights, let alone a civil union...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • What is the "Support Good Morals Campaign?"
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • With human rights under threat, the NZAF speaks out
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is ending the silence on human rights, and highlighting the disturbing levels of anti-gay hatred not seen since homosexual law reform in 1985...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Dec 2003

  • "Homo" soy sparks bemusement
    Suggestions that soy milk is making New Zealand men gay is causing a mixture of amusement and bewilderment among experts and child-care professionals...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vestiges of Anal Apocalypse: Maxim and "Sodomy"
    The religious roots of "sodomy" and its relevance to the Maxim Institute's concept of "legislative creep" are examined by Wellington researcher Craig Young...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Dec 2002

  • Forty gay films lined up for festival
    The number of entries in the Triangle Television gay film festival has far exceeded it's organisers' expectations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Dec 1986

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