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Fri 10 Dec 2021

  • MISBEHAVIOUR Returns To Auckland In February 2022
    Links: Express
  • Parliament Passes Gender Self ID Bill Unanimously
    Links: Express

Thu 10 Dec 2020

  • Covid 19 coronavirus: HIV false positives deal crushing blow to Australian vaccine
    The Australian coronavirus vaccine - made by the University of Queensland (UQ) - has been dealt a crushing blow after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Covid-19: Australian vaccine terminated due to HIV ‘false positives’
    Australian Government rushes to secure more coronavirus vaccine after dropping billion-dollar deal with Queensland university for 51 million doses...
    Links: Stuff
  • From Aretha to the Avengers – Everyone Needs A Hero!
    Links: Express
  • Suspended For Wearing Nail Polish: US Teen Gains Support of Over...
    Links: Express

Tue 10 Dec 2019

  • International Human Rights Day (2019) (Te Ara Hihiko)
    Waiata, speeches and a panel discussion to mark International Human Rights Day (2019)
    Features: Fleur Fitzsimons, Kevin Haunui, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Mira Woldberg, Tiwhanawhana, Toni Duder
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A Humble Hospo’s View of The Rees Hotel
    Links: Express
  • Simplifying the Pathway to Parenthood via Surrogacy
    Links: Express

Mon 10 Dec 2018

  • Scary Spice Open to Dating Another Woman Again
    Links: Express
  • Who Will Be The Queen Of England? RuPaul’s Drag Race Goes...
    Links: Express

Sun 10 Dec 2017

  • People Against Prisons Aotearoa and the Prisoner Correspondence Network (Wellington)
    Kate and Tom talk about People Against Prisons Aotearoa and the Prisoner Correspondence Network
    Features: Kate McIntyre
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Lesbian activism in Estonia
    Estonia, the country with the smallest population in the EU, has 1...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa

Sat 10 Dec 2016

  • Comment: Danger Ahead?
    Danger Ahead? Can we trust the new Prime Minister? One useful insight into the degree of social liberalism or social conservatism that English and other National leadership candidates display is Family First's candidate value-your-vote guide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Introducing Paul Foster-Bell MP
    Paul Foster-Bell, the National back-bencher MP who came out last weekend to take a public stance of opposition to Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki's once again encouraging hatred of gay people, grew up in a farming family just outside Whangarei...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Introducing Paul Foster-Bell MP
    Paul Foster-Bell, the National back-bencher MP who came out last weekend to take a public stance of opposition to Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki's once again encouraging hatred of gay people, grew up in a farming family just outside Whangarei...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Dec 2015

  • Jamaica’s Anti-Sodomy Law Faces Legal Challenge
    Links: Express
  • Justice Minister Rules Out ‘Broad-Brush’ Wiping of Historic Gay Convictions
    Links: Express
  • UK Will Accept GLBT Syrian Refugees
    Links: Express
  • Victoria Passes Adoption Equality
    Links: Express
  • $20m global trans initiative launched
    A $20m global initiative that aims to end violence and discrimination against transgender people has been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RY drop-in centre to move premises
    Rainbow Youth have announced they will be moving from their drop-in centre on Krd to a location five minutes away...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Dec 2014

  • Justice Served: Matthew Muir – Our History Making High Court Judge
    Links: Express
  • Pride’s New Hero: Festival Director Ta’i Paitai
    Links: Express
  • Tim Barnett on Civil Unions 10th Year Anniversary
    Links: Express
  • "One area of justice that we have failed to attend to is hate"
    Jim Marjoram is right, he (the Pastor) needs support, but how do we do this when we fail to take it upon ourselves to demand from the society we live in the consequences for hate? New Zealand has often been called God’s own country yet as a country we make no demand of our rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chalk-in canned over safety concerns
    Tomorrow’s planned chalk protest outside the home of a self-appointed ‘pastor’ who told a gay man he’d pray for him to kill himself has been cancelled due to safety concerns...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 10 Dec 2013

  • Aus: bid for marriage referendum blocked
    A right wing Australian senator’s bid to have a referendum on marriage equality has been voted down...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chaz Harris' Broken Glass
    Gay Wellington filmmaker Chaz Harris’ short film Broken Glass is a modern day fairy tale, about an abused boy whose life changes forever when he encounters a mysterious creature in the woods...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Google buff says 1 in 20 American men gay
    File Photo A Google data analyst has done some number crunching and come up with the estimate that five per cent of American men are gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 10 Dec 2012

  • Accused allegedly thought Cottrell "looked gay"
    Phillip Cottrell One of the men accused of murdering gay Wellington man Phillip Cottrell allegedly told his girlfriend that the man "looked gay" so his friend “got smart” to him before he was attacked...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • After5's Jingle Hell to put the xxx into xmas
    Christmas will be like it never has before at the “Jingle HELL Anti Xxxmas” party in Wellington this Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS Day collection total to be available soon
    Street collectors on World AIDS Day The amount raised by the World AIDS Day street collection just over a week ago is expected to be known in just over a week's time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pope billboard a stand for choice and equality
    The company behind a bold billboard showing the Pope marrying a gay couple says the marriage equality debate aligns with values it stands for: “freedom of choice and equality”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: Akira Le Fevre
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: Akira Le Fevre
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Dec 2011

  • Stefanie Upchurch (Wellington)
    Stefanie Upchurch describes how the Out Proud portrait series came about and what it was like to photograph openly queer people
    Features: Stefanie Upchurch
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Phillip Cottrell is assaulted while working home and subsequently dies, Wellington
  • Belgium swears in gay Prime Minister
    Elio Di Rupo An openly gay man has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of Belgium...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay man in ICU after central Wellington assault
    A man who is in a very serious condition in Wellington Hospital after being attacked in the central city in the early hours of this morning is said to be a member of the gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Dec 2010

  • Diverse voices sought for People's Panel
    Auckland Council is looking for a diverse range of Aucklanders to be on a panel which will be used as a sounding board for future policies and services...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama frustrated at block to ending military ban
    US President Barack Obama is expressing deep disappointment at a Senate vote which could kill off efforts to repeal the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pair jailed over Upper Hutt trans killing
    Richard "Diksy" Jones One of the men found guilty of the manslaughter of Upper Hutt transsexual "Diksy" Jones has been given a longer sentence because for him the killing was a hate crime...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 10 Dec 2009

  • Climate Change and LGBT Politics
    In November's Attitude magazine, Johann Hari asks some disturbing questions about why LGBT community members aren't more concerned about climate change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McDonald's fires 'we do not hire faggots' manager
    Following a complaint by 17-year-old Florida transgender jobseeker Zikerria Bellamy after she was told "we do not hire faggots" by the manager of her local McDonalds, the company has fired the manager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Caledonia couple seeks baby joy in NZ
    Civil Unions are now possible in New Caledonia, where hate crimes are very rare and life is generally good for LGBT people - but lesbian couple Geneviève Sutter and Joane Paidi had to visit NZ to help complete their family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Record-busting QWU show to return in 2010
    New Zealand's highest-profile drag pageant The Queen of the Whole Universe has been confirmed to return to Auckland's Aotea Centre in November 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Dec 2008

  • Canada: Harper's Apocalypse?
    Under fire: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative federal government are suddenly on the brink of political oblivion, with his minority government probably doomed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwi encounters in best books of 2008
    Just in time for the holiday season, the latest NZ Listener magazine has selected their 100 Best Books of 2008 – which includes the story of Aotearoa's gay male history, and an out British traveler's no-holds-barred account of his adventures in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Guilty plea in gay porn producer murder
    One of the two men accused of killing a gay porn producer because he thought he was a competitor has been sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to second-degree murder...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More LGBT stories join online TV archive
    The first two episodes of Maori TV's LGBT programme Takataapui, a short drama featuring Georgina Beyer, and excerpts from documentaries about some well-known gay Kiwis have all been added to New Zealand's online television archive NZ On Screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More LGBT stories join online TV archive
    The first two episodes of Maori TV's LGBT programme Takataapui, a short drama featuring Georgina Beyer, and excerpts from documentaries about some well-known gay Kiwis have all been added to New Zealand's online television archive NZ On Screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 10 Dec 2007

  • Israel Gov't told "accept same-sex adoption"
    Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that the government must recognize foreign adoptions by same-sex parents and treat both parents as equal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Planning for Hamilton Pride Week's future
    Hamilton's inaugural LGBT Pride Week finished yesterday with a Picnic Day in Hukanui Park, Gordonton, and now organisers are looking at ideas for their second festival of events in late 2008...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: A Beth Ditto revival
      Beth Ditto The Gossip live at the Kings Arms, Auckland   Sunday December 9th, 2007       "This is a love song for homos," comes the southern drawl...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 10 Dec 2006

  • NZOA and TVNZ need new gay TV ideas
    NZ on Air and TVNZ are requesting proposals from local independent TV producers for a new series for and about New Zealand's gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 10 Dec 2005

  • Praying for straightness
    Luke's father wants him to attend a prayer group to turn him away from his attraction to men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 10 Dec 2004

  • "If the shoe fits... "
    As the civil union debate reached a fever pitch allegations of all types were slung from both sides, some valid and some not...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Watch out" students tell Hubbard
    Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard will be told to "watch out" by the Auckland University Students Association over a statement he made in his mayoral capacity suggesting gays are more likely to abuse and murder their children, and urging MPs to vote against the Civil Union Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AIDS cure not on the horizon
    Gay men shouldn't hold their breath waiting for a cure for HIV/AIDS, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny plans unauthorised hikoi of hate
    The passage of the Civil Union Bill has prompted Pastor Brian Tamaki to join forces with another television church for an act of civil disobedience – they plan to shut down Auckland's Harbour Bridge for a hikoi of hate in March next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: That was...The Gay Agenda
    This is the first in a short series of editorials which aims to draw together impressions gained and lessons learned during the final stages of the progress to the passing of the Civil Unions and related legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fletcher unsurprised by Hubbard remarks
    Former Auckland mayor Christine Fletcher says the signs of current mayor Dick Hubbard's moral conservatism were all there prior to the election, but no-one wanted to dig deep enough to find them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Frustrations at the frontier of gay media
    The internet is still a growing medium, in both a technical and content sense, and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hubbard's triple homo lines?
    Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard has made a trio of statements to the NZ Herald which contradict lines he fed to the gay community prior to the election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Supporters cheer, fundies wail at CU vote
    There were outpourings of emotion at Parliament yesterday at the historic final reading of the Civil Union Bill, which was passed into law 65 votes to 55...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Dec 2003

  • Gays compared to terrorists
    Gays have been put in the same category as terrorists and petty criminals in the latest tirade from an afternoon talk-radio host...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shakespeare styles come in handy for McKellen
    Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen says Shakespeare acting helped him when playing the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's film trilogy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 10 Dec 1924

  • The Society for Human Rights is formed (Chicago, United States of America)
    The Society is the oldest documented homosexual organisation in the USA.
    Links: Wikipedia

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