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Fri 9 Dec 2022

  • Auckland Pride calls for urgent support of queer arts
    "The reality is we’re in quite a devastating arts crisis at the moment and the wider country has no clue...
    Links: Stuff
  • Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting: Shooter’s 2021 case dropped after family’s lack of cooperation
    Charges were dropped in bomb threat case after terrorised family refused to testify...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hate speech legislation 'cherry picking' human rights
    The Government’s embattled hate speech legislation will have its first reading next week...
    Links: Stuff
  • “She Is On Her Way Home” Biden Confirms Brittney Griner’s Release...
    Links: Express
  • Feel The ADRENALINE! Don’t Miss Queenstown’s All-New Pride Festival This February
    Links: Express
  • Heartbreak As Royal New Zealand Ballet Confirms Cancelation Of Venus Rising
    Links: Express

Thu 9 Dec 2021

  • The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Bill passes its third and final reading (New Zealand)
    The Bill unanimously passes its third and final reading
    Links: Stuff.co.nz
  • Bill making it easier to change gender on birth certificates passed
    A bill making it easier to correct the gender on a birth certificate has passed its third reading with support from all political parties...
    Links: RNZ
  • Bill making it easier to change sex on birth certificates passed
    A bill making it easier to correct the gender on a birth certificate has passed its third reading with support from all political parties...
    Links: RNZ
  • Parliament passes 'Self-ID Bill' at third reading, making it easier for trans people to update birth certificates
    Politicians shared emotional messages to the "brave" trans and wider community as they supported legislation that allows people to change their birth certificates to reflect who they are...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Parliament unanimously passes bill allowing change to birth certificates
    The bill represents a victory for trans, non-binary, intersex and takatāpui people, and changes the process from a complicated one through the Family Court to a simple self-selecting administrative process...
    Links: RNZ
  • Parliament unanimously passes bill allowing change to birth certificates
    The bill represents a victory for trans, non-binary, intersex and takatāpui people, and changes the process from a complicated one through the Family Court to a simple self-selecting administrative process...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans researcher celebrates passing of BDMRR Bill
    A trans and non-binary researcher says it felt amazing watching a bill that will ease the process of changing the sex on someone's birth certificate pass its final reading...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 9 Dec 2020

  • Lyttelton Port review paints bleak picture of workplace culture
    An independent review into workplace culture at the South Island's largest port has found numerous accounts of bullying, homophobia, racism and sexism...
    Links: RNZ
  • Baga is Doing ‘Much Betta!’
    Links: Express
  • NEW ZEALAND CRICKET TO HOLD FIRST EVER PRIDE ROUND
    Links: Express

Mon 9 Dec 2019

  • SO POP RETURNS WITH STEPS, PUSSYCAT DOLLS AND MORE!
    Links: Express
  • SOHO WINES CELEBRATE TEN YEARS
    Links: Express

Sun 9 Dec 2018

  • Guidelines on getting intimate on stage and screen - Ita O'Brien
    The Independent newspaper in the UK dubbed her the world's leading sex scenes director...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 9 Dec 2016

  • New Zealand to Host International LGBT+ Conference
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day in Review
    Links: Express
  • ''Torture' report underscores NPIP protest claims
    A damning Ombudsman's report describing degrading and "deplorable" treatment of prisoners validates the complaints being made by the transgender activist group No Pride In Prisons, according to NPIP's spokespeople...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Advocacy and Activism: Sandra Dickson
    As we fight for a future free from oppression, activism and advocacy are the building blocks of our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sequel planned for iconic Desert Hearts movie
    The first movie in which the lesbian characters didn't die or come to a bad end looks set to have a sequel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The toilet access issue
    For many people, including transgender folk, access to appropriate toilets is still a problem...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Dec 2015

  • Elizabeth Kerekere - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Elizabeth Kerekere reflects on her early activist years with the Black Womens movement, homosexual law reform, the formation of Tiwhanawhana and the new resource booklet Takataapui: part of the whanau - a continuation of her support for diverse rainbow co
    Features: Elizabeth Kerekere
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Czech Court Recognises Gay Adoption
    Links: Express
  • Venezuela Elects South America’s First Transgender Congresswoman
    Links: Express
  • Little hope of mass-wiping historical convtictions
    The Justice Minister has revealed there is little hope of a “broad-brush wiping” of historical convictions for homosexual acts...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Martin Shkreli: “I think I could have it raised it higher"
    Martin Shkreli, pharmaceutical company CEO and man despised the world over, has said he wishes he had raised the price of HIV medication by more than 5000 percent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Serco looses Mt Eden contract
    Prison operator Serco have lost their contract to run Mt Eden prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Serco’s Wiri contract “should be reconsidered”
    Green MP, Jan Logie, says that Serco’s 25 year contract with the Crown for the Wiri Prison facility - where the alleged rape of a trans woman took place - “should be reconsidered”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “Nobody can ever be safe in a prison-state.”
    Emmy Rākete of No Pride in Prisons says the group hopes Serco’s loss of contract “represents a genuine interest on the state's part in ending violence against incarcerated people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 Dec 2014

  • 10 Year Anniversary of Civil Unions in NZ Today
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Announces New Festival Coordinator
    Links: Express
  • International Olympic Committee Add Sexual Orientation to Non Discrimination Policy
    Links: Express
  • Jim Marjoram Officially Launches New Book
    Links: Express
  • Review: Catherine Downes present Talking of Katherine Mansfield.
    Links: Express
  • Scruff and NZAF Team Up to Fight Syphilis
    Links: Express
  • Silent Gays Book Launch Tonight
    Links: Express
  • Updated: New Auckland Pride Board Member Announced
    Links: Express
  • Academy's December film: Love is Strange
    This Saturday Auckland's Academy Cinemas will screen Love is Strange for its monthly lgbti film night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • American hate pastor set to stand trial
    Scott Lively has been travelling to Uganda and meeting with influential political figures since 2002 and has become something of a celebrity among anti-gay leaders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Concern for Robertson's mental health
    The Baptist Churches of New Zealand have further distanced themselves from Logan Robertson, who they say is not an ordained pastor, but have also added "prayers are needed for his wellbeing" as he has had a recent history of mental illness...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLB now specifically in Olympic charter
    The outcry over the Winter Olympics being held in Russia is believed to have driven the change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLBTI issues off PI conference agenda
    Associate Professor Malakai Kolomatangi of Massey University Despite efforts by the organisers of a Pacific Human Rights conference currently under way in Auckland there will be no discussion of the issues faced by glbti Pacific Islanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Park rally planned to stand against hate
    Please note the chalk protest has since been cancelled...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride director and coordinator confirmed
    Ta'i Patai Auckland Pride Festival Incorporated has formally announced Teokotai (Ta’i) Paitai as Festival Director and Everall Deans as Festival Coordinator...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scruff helping raise syphilis awareness
    Gay dating and social network app Scruff is supporting the New Zealand AIDS Foundation with ads designed to raise awareness about the rise in syphilis cases in Auckland and Hamilton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Some of the best responses to Logan Robertson
    Talk like this pastor's has inspired this type of response around the world Who would have thought we had a tiny Westboro-style hate church being run out of a West Auckland house? Pastor Logan Robertson’s vile comments have angered some of you, and made others simply mock the crap out of him...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 9 Dec 2013

  • Carlson retains comedy crown for fourth year
    Urzila Carlson has been named Best Female Comedian at the NZ Comedy Guild Awards for the fourth year in a row...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Divisive lesbian film coming to NZ in Feb
    Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux star in the film Controversial and raunchy lesbian coming-of-age drama Blue Is the Warmest Colour will open in New Zealand theatres in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF honours Mandela's HIV/AIDS efforts
    Mandela and AIDS activist Zackie Achmat on a visit to the Nolungile Clinic and Community Health Center in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Proud to return to iconic Auckland venue
    Proud was a packed and pumping end to the first Auckland Pride in February Auckland Pride's closing party Proud will once again be at the Victoria Park Market complex, but this year it will be right after the Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rome lights up with rainbows for Xmas
    Rome's main shopping street has been lit up with rainbow lights, which were chosen by the local council as a stand against homophobia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 Dec 2012

  • Auckland Pride Festival 2013 - a first peek
    Auckland Pride Festival 2013 will feature over forty events over two weeks, including three weekends, from Friday 8th until Sunday 24th of February, and venues and locations are spread right across the Auckland region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride Festival will be "young and fresh"
    Julian Cook Laying to rest speculation that the forthcoming inaugural Auckland Pride Festival will be a warmed-over Hero Festival, the project's director says Pride will be "fresh" and will reflect the changed way glbti people want to express themselves these days...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chch cruise club and sauna ready to re-open
    Christchurch's gay venue scene will take a big step back towards normality in just over a week's time with the reopening of Menfriends in a new, almost central city location...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mormons: gay not a choice but still a sin
    Salt Lake City Mormon temple The ultra-conservative US-based Mormon church has announced that homosexuality is not a choice but still maintains that acting on same-sex impulses is a sin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russian PM opposes anti-gay laws
    Dmitry Medvedev Pop star Lady Gaga has tweeted “her gratitude” to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for publicly opposing regional laws that make it a crime to provide minors with information about homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 Dec 2011

  • GLBT community asked to help find missing teen
    Hayden Miles, 16, was last seen by his family in August Police are understood to be running a parallel homicide investigation as they search for missing Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles, and his family is appealing to the glbti community for help...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Introducing: MY, OH
    Dunedin queer duo MY,OH are playing Proud Mary in Auckland tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trio of talented teens nabs scholarships
    (L-R) Recipients Jack Winter, Farran Ram and Iefata Williams Three glbt young people with clearly bright futures are full of thanks after being awarded scholarships thanks to funding from the Gay Auckland Business Association's Charitable Tust and the Cartier Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 9 Dec 2010

  • "I'm not a lesbian", says tearful Oprah
    Oprah Winfrey The rumours the Oprah Winfrey is a lesbian have been around for years, but the talkshow queen has once again point-blank stated: "I'm not a lesbian"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF interviews short-listed candidates
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has completed interviews for short-listed candidates for the role of Executive Director following the departure of Rachael Le Mesurier, who held the role for seven years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rachael Le Mesurier's seven years of change: Part two
    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 two
    Rachael Le Mesurier bowed out officially last week after seven years at the helm of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • T-shirt campaign becomes extinct after backlash
    The t-shirt which sparked uproar Moa Beer is offering to apologise in person to anyone offended by a t-shirt campaign which suggests low carb beer drinkers are queer, after an outpouring of disgust and disappointment on Facebook...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 9 Dec 2009

  • Beenie Man still performing gay-hate songs
    Jamaican reggae singer Beenie Man, who was 'uninvited' from the Big Gay Out due to his history of songs calling for gays to be killed, has performed his hate-mongering lyrics in Uganda, where MPs will soon decide on further measures to punish its gay citizens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV support coffers bare at most stressful time
    The country's biggest HIV people's support organisation has hit a financial crisis in the lead-up to Christmas, creating a bleak outlook for stressed people with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rufus Wainwright returns to NZ in February
    Gay Canadian singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will return to New Zealand in February, where he'll play in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The reality of gay-related mental health problems
    In the first in an occasional GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The reality of gay-related mental health problems
    In the first in an occasional GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US ambassador will wait to get hitched
    The first openly gay ambassador to New Zealand, the USA's David Huebner, has arrived in Wellington where he told his first press conference that he and his partner will not be getting legally united any time soon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 Dec 2008

  • "Not straight? Don't drive" says AKL Council
    Stenciled pavement notices designed to prevent drink-driving are amusing Aucklanders who are "not straight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Sorry, I'm calling in gay to work today"
    Same-sex marriage supporters in the U...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA Auction nets $11K, rewards students
    The Gay Auckland Business Association Charitable Trust has announced that $11,430 was raised at the GABA charity auction held at Ponsonby's Safari Lounge on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mum wants to help parents of gay youth
    A Palmerston North mother who says she was shocked when her 17-year-old son unexpectedly came out to her, now wants to support other parents and relatives of gay youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Kylie's first-ever NZ concert
    It seems a lot of glitter and sequins ago that Kylie Minogue was Charlene in Neighbours and playing alongside Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce and Bouncer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Look of Love is memorable and sublime
    The Look of Love Jennifer Ward-Lealand Downstage Theatre, Wellington Season runs to 18 December...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 9 Dec 2007

  • US: Hate Crimes Prevention Bill dropped
    United States Congressional aides are reporting that a House-Senate conference committee has dropped the hate-crimes legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 9 Dec 2005

  • Copeland lays blame for bill's defeat
    Labour's chief whip has denied accusations that Labour MPs who wished to support the dumped anti-gay Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill were put under pressure to vote against it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians jailed for sexual violation
    A lesbian couple from Masterton have been sentenced to jail for six years and two years, for sexually violating a woman at their home...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 9 Dec 2004

  • The Civil Union Act is passed
    The Act gives same-sex couples an equivalent to marriage. The legislation is passed 65 ayes/55 noes.
    Links: Parliament
  • Calls for Hubbard to retract gay slurs
    There are calls on Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard to retract his endorsement of a letter to MPs which suggests gay parents are more likely to murder or abuse their children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil Union Bill passes into law
    The Civil Union Bill has passed its final reading 65 votes to 55...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hubbard stands by gay parent slurs
    10AM: Dick Hubbard has confirmed to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hubbard's moral right connections
    Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard says he's been 'teeing up' with Ian Grant of the religious-right group Parenting With Confidence, which sit uneasily alongside his claim to GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hundreds of CU supporters at Parliament
    12PM: Organisers of a civil union supporters Picnic at Parliament say they're outnumbering opponents ten-to-one, with MP Chris Carter scheduled to address the supporters at around 12:30pm...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 9 Dec 2003

  • Deborah Gordon misses out on ministry
    Wellington lay preacher Deborah Gordon has again been rejected by the Presbyterian Church in her application for ministry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee met alleged killer at gay hangout
    The central Auckland bar where murdered interior designer David McNee met his alleged killer was a known hangout for gay men and homeless people, a court was told yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 9 Dec 1995

  • The controversial Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective exhibition shows at the City Gallery Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
    City Gallery Director Paula Savage said "His work documents a pre-AIDS era in New York when homosexuality was given a social acceptability unseen for decades, perhaps centuries, and gay cultural blossomed." The exhibition runs from 9 December 1995 - 20 February 1996.
    Links: NZ.com, Wikipedia, City Gallery

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