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Thu 12 Dec 2019

  • ‘They’ Named the 2019 Word of the Year
    Links: Express
  • Swe Zin Htet Makes History As First Openly Lesbian Miss Universe...
    Links: Express
  • TikTok Under Fire For Censoring LGBTI Users
    Links: Express

Wed 12 Dec 2018

  • A Happier Prince: Rupert Everett Discusses LGBT Politics, Colin Firth, And...
    Links: Express
  • Alex Farrell-Davey From Alea Opens-up About His Band’s Debut Album Titled:...
    Links: Express
  • Samuel Andrews From The NZ Drug Foundation Talks About Being Safe...
    Links: Express
  • Top? Bottom? Facebook Now Bans You From Saying
    Links: Express
  • Winning the Drag Race: express Chats to Kita and Anita From...
    Links: Express

Tue 12 Dec 2017

  • Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military
    WASHINGTON — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • PrEP and Sex Toys in Luggage May Have Led to Gay...
    Links: Express
  • Russian Bans Nude Rowing Charity Calendar
    Links: Express

Mon 12 Dec 2016

  • Laying Down the Benjamin Law
    Links: Express
  • Mike Pence Lookalike Dons Short Shorts to Collect Money for Charity
    Links: Express
  • Takatāpui book investigation continues
    An investigation into the publication of a book on the lives of takatāpui people remains on-going with no resolution of the problem which saw it withdrawn from public distribution just hours before its planned official launch...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Dec 2015

  • UN: LGBTI discrimination is major financial burden
    The United Nations’ Free and Equal campaign has exposed just how much LGBTI exclusion really costs...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Dec 2014

  • Body Positive’s new Mark
    Links: Express
  • Film Review: 52 Tuesdays
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: The Forgotten Anniversary
    Links: Express
  • Our Ballet Beau!
    Links: Express
  • Wilde delighted at guilty arson verdict
    Fran Wilde says she has been beating herself up for not putting the material into the National Archives Fran Wilde is happy there's been a guilty verdict over the arson which claimed irreplaceable Homosexual Law Reform documents, but says there is no sentence that can make up for what’s been lost...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Dec 2013

  • The key issues we still face
    A group of queer, trans and intersex Kiwis have put together a submission for the Universal Periodic Review of New Zealand’s human rights record, which will take place in Geneva in January...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Dec 2012

  • Your submissions: Craig Hoyle
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Dec 2011

  • Song composed in memory of Phillip Cottrell
    Phillip Cottrell died in hospital yesterday afternoon A Melbourne-based musician has written a song in tribute to slain Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell, as he tries to cope with the killing of his friend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Dec 2010

  • Your best of Barbra
    The entries flooded in for our competition giving away Barbra Streisand's Ultimate Collection – and the five lucky winners have been found...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Dec 2009

  • Austria's parliament approves Civil Unions
    Austria's parliament has approved civil union legislation, which will see its same-sex couples able to formalise their relationships from 1 January 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Dec 2008

  • Two gay roles on Golden Globes' list
    Hollywood actors Sean Penn and Ralph Fiennes are both nominated in this year's Golden Globe Awards for playing gay roles...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Dec 2007

  • When Otters go wild...
    Scotty D Otters – either an amphibious (or in some case aquatic) carnivorous mammal, or slim hairy gay men, from a subset of the bear community – are known to have a habit of escaping and letting loose! Last June my otter compatriot of the carnivorous type Jin (although both are known to be very fond of meat!) escaped Auckland Zoo for a generous three months and explored the North Shore...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Dec 2006

  • The Canadian Controversy
    Following several years of Charter of Rights and Freedom constitutional court challenges, Canadian lesbians and gay men had won recognition of same-sex marriage within several Canadian provinces, leading the then-Liberal federal government to pass its own federal same-sex marriage legislation in 2005...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Dec 2004

  • Season of highlights for Ponsonby Heroes
    The Ponsonby Heroes say they're honoured at being named gay sports team of the year at the GABA Charity Auction last Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Dec 2002

  • Gay link probed in Wellington murder
    Police are seeking help from Wellington's gay community as they investigate the murder of a 72-year-old man found bludgeoned to death in his Upper Hutt flat...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Dec 2001

  • Anti-gay hate crimes in NZ, 1990-2001
    The revelation, by a court witness, that a Waterview, Auckland man was murdered because he propositioned another man highlights that New Zealand, like many other countries, has a sad record of gay men being beaten up or murdered...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Dec 1983

  • The Laetus Social Club ends (New Zealand)

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