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Fri 13 Dec 2019

  • Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW accepts complaint against Israel Folau
    Gay rights activist has complaint against Israel Folau accepted by Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW...
    Links: Stuff
  • MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ADDS THIRD GENDER OPTION
    Links: Express

Thu 13 Dec 2018

  • Opinion: Don't forget how you felt the next time this happens
    If you're wondering where were the vigils for our Māori, trans, disabled, rural and migrant of colour women, keep that energy and let it guide us, writes Laura O'Connell Rapira...
    Links: RNZ
  • Anti-Police Group Set Their Sights on Wellington Pride
    Links: Express

Wed 13 Dec 2017

  • AUS/ NZ Couple Get Engaged live on Māori Television
    Links: Express
  • Bermuda Backtracks on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Call Me By Your Name Up For Three Golden Globes
    Links: Express
  • Michael Parmenter: Resistance and Influence
    Links: Express
  • Samoan PM says Marriage Equality is an Abomination
    Links: Express
  • Travelling Butts Instagram Couple Deported to US
    Links: Express

Tue 13 Dec 2016

  • Christmas Arrives at Garnet Station
    Links: Express
  • Tegan and Sara Announce New Zealand Show
    Links: Express
  • HRC welcomes English's marriage about-face
    The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Prime Minister Bill English’s statement yesterday that he would vote differently on gay marriage if it came up to the vote now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nick Laing, NZAF Gen Mgr Operations, resigns
    The NZ AIDS Foundation's General Manager Operations Nick Laing has resigned and will leave the organisation in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Plenty of GLBTI nominations for Golden Globes
    The gay-themed movie Moonlight, about a gay man at three stages of his life, has been nominated in three categories of the Golden Globes awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Retriangulating?
    Retriangulating? Bill English has stated that if the Marriage Amendment Bill were up for a vote now, he would support it, although he remains an obdurate social conservative on abortion and assisted suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK man gets 24yrs jail for Grindr/acid bath murder
    A UK man has been jailed for 24 years after being found guilty of murdering a police officer he met on Grindr and partially dissolving his victim's body in acid...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn's gay sauna remaining closed until March
    Wellington’s Checkmate gay sauna will remain closed until March due to major earthquake damage to the adjacent Reading Cinemas car parking building...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Dec 2015

  • Caitlyn Jenner Offends Trans Community in New Interview
    Links: Express
  • Jamaican activist challenges sodomy law
    A Jamaican activist has launched a challenge to the country’s anti-gay laws, filing a claim at the Supreme Court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet the NZAF’s new board members
    NZAF welcomed two new board members at their recent Annual General Meeting, meet Jason Myers and James Hudson, who replace long serving out-going Trustee Andrew Sweet...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scholarships offered for HR/health conference
    A limited number of scholarships will be available for people who would otherwise be unable to participate in next year’s Proud: Re-stoke the Fires human rights and health conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Dec 2014

  • Fearless – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Fisher’s Fight for a Good Cause
    Links: Express
  • Hillary Clinton Wins Award From Grindr
    Links: Express
  • Shake it off – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • 'Twins' on ex-gay billboard the same man
    A gay South African stock image model says a pro ‘ex-gay’ group used his image twice, pretending it was twins, in trying to claim nobody could be born gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Decision to be made on rally in morning
    A decision will be made tomorrow morning on whether an Auckland rally against homophobia will go ahead, with a severe weather warning in place...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Key Stonewall Veteran dies in New York
    Danny Garvin and David Carter on the set of Stonewall Uprising...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Dec 2013

  • Craig admits marriage tilt would be 'naive'
    Colin Craig won't go after marriage equality without a referendum The much-hyped Conservatives will not attempt to overturn New Zealand’s marriage equality law, should they make it into Parliament at next year’s election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Tamihere off air for good - report
    John Tamihere is a card carrying homophobe There are claims John Tamihere will not return to Radio Live, at all...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Liberace film a leading Globes contender
    Douglas and Damon in Behind the Candelabra Steven Soderbergh's Liberace drama Behind the Candelabra leads nominations in the TV category of the Golden Globes, with four...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The blood debate: one year deferral?
    The NZAF backs a move to cut the stand down period for gay men giving blood to a year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The blood debate: one year deferral?
    The NZAF backs a move to cut the stand down period for gay men giving blood to a year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Eccentric Orbit of Colin Craig
    Is the Prime Minister deluding himself when he argues that Colin Craig is actually "a bit brilliant?" Or does this alleged heir apparent really have no political nous? And if so, why? According to TV3's Nightline and later confirmed on other media outlets, Auckland will experience restructuring of its local electorates...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Dec 2012

  • Big Gay Out headlining trio dubbed "a bit of a coup"
    Kids of 88, Brooke Duff and Maree Sheehan Kids of 88, Brooke Duff and Maree Sheehan will headline the 2013 Big Gay Out, at Auckland’s Coyle Park on Sunday 10 February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality, society, and the bully
    Contributor Diane Sparkes questions why, in this 21st century, where the idea of freedom for all is considered a right, we accept a form of bullying by one section of society that is unacceptable in general terms by the rest of society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality, society, and the bully
    Contributor Diane Sparkes questions why, in this 21st century, where the idea of freedom for all is considered a right, we accept a form of bullying by one section of society that is unacceptable in general terms by the rest of society...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Dec 2011

  • Kaukau attacker reprimanded by judge
    Trevor Kaukau is still recovering from being king-hit on K' Rd The man who king-hit gay Auckland man Trevor Kaukau and left him unconscious on K' Rd has been given a severe telling off by an Auckland District Court judge, who is vowing to send him to jail...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man sought in relation to Cottrell's death
    Wellington Police would like to speak to 19-year-old Nicho Allan Waipuka in connection to their investigation into the death of 43-year-old Radio New Zealand journalist Phillip Cottrell...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mates and Lovers makes its mark in Dunedin
    Ronald Trifero Nelson (picture by Alex Efimov) Mates   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Phillip Cottrell to be farewelled on Friday
    Slain Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell will be farewelled at a service at St Andrews on the Terrace on Friday afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police move to allay glbti community's fears
    Wellington police investigating the murder of 43-year-old Phillip Cottrell are making a concerted effort to specifically allay safety concerns raised by the glbti community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remains found in search for missing teen
    Hayden Miles went missing on 22 August Christchurch police investigating the murder of teenager Hayden Miles have recovered human remains from a crime scene at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery in Linwood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson voted in as Labour deputy leader
    Labour Deputy leader Grant Robertson 11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson's rise shows NZ society's "grown up"
    Grant Robertson The head of the nation's glbti support organisation says the ascendance of gay MP Grant Robertson to deputy leadership in the Labour Party shows just how grown up our society has become...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US applauded for powerful stance on glbt rights
    The US stand on gay rights across the globe is being applauded by Rainbow Wellington, which has written to the gay US Ambassador David Huebner to express its appreciation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Winter's content
    Jack Winter - picture thanks to John Hayward Can you imagine being outed at high school and not experiencing one single degree of homophobia? Well, the inspiring news is that it can indeed happen in New Zealand schools, as Hamilton student and GABA Charitable Trust Tertiary Scholarship winner Jack Winter tells us...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Dec 2010

  • Air NZ wipes gay non-kiss from video
    Air New Zealand is removing a scene in an in-flight safety video where All Black Richard Kahui refuses to kiss a gay flight attendant on the cheek, because of complaints from GLBT people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Did Air NZ drop the ball?
    Air New Zealand's decision to pull a “gay non-kiss” scene from an in-flight safety video has divided the gay community, with some people asserting we should lighten up and others arguing the airline is right to wipe the segment...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay claim in bride murder case "nonsense"
    Shrien and Anni Dewami Suggestions that a man arranged for his wife to be murdered during their South African honeymoon because he is gay have been denied by the man's publicist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall picked to contest Manurewa
    Louisa Wall After a brief stint in Parliament, Louisa Wall has a strong chance of representing the Labour Party as an MP once again after winning the nomination to contest the Manurewa seat...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Dec 2009

  • Houston, Texas elects lesbian mayor
    Houston, Texas has become the largest city in the United States to elect an openly gay mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Van theft couple can't have civil union in prison
    The Corrections Department has blocked two van thieves from holding their civil union in prison, reports the New Zealand Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Dec 2008

  • "I'm 90% sure I want to get into sex work"
    19-year-old student Ax is considering becoming a sex worker...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Portugal: Footballers fined 40c for gay acts
    New rules and punishments for 'bad behaviour' among a junior football team are amusing Portuguese sports fans...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Glamazons set to hit Hamilton again
    Wellington drag troupe The Glamazons are excited about bracing the stage in Hamilton again, with a cabaret dinner performance scheduled for this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Dec 2007

  • AKL: Giving Xmas gifts for HIV+ NZers
    Christmas present donations for HIV positive men and women in need are being accepted at the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's National Office in Hargreaves St, Ponsonby...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • An STI has just rated you as "HOT"...
    The sexual landscape has changed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Camp camping in the summer sun
    Over 1,500 campers are expected at Manawatu's LGBT campsite Vinegar Hill for New Years Eve 2007-8, and a huge number of gays and lesbians will head to Uretiti Beach in Northland for some beachside fun in the sun...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condom use high for NZ's gay first-timers
    Rates of condom use at a gay or bisexual man's first experience of anal sex has increased substantially over the last three decades, according to newly released data from the biannual Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey (GAPSS)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Europe gets specific on discrimination
    The European Union has become the first international body to have a treaty containing explicit language prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton's Rocky Horror creator comes home
    Hamilton is shivering with "antici...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New group to support Nelson's LGBT youth
    A new social group in the Nelson region aims to support LGBT youth and their families and friends...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Putinism? "Modern" Russia, Homophobia and "Democracy"
    Russian President Vladimir Putin When current Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the leadership of the Russian Republic in 2000, most didn't envisage that the cost of social stability would be the loss of Russia's fragile democracy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Dec 2006

  • "There's definitely no more Kiwifruit"
    TV2's late-night LGBT television programme Kiwifruit will definitely not be returning, says its Executive Producer Ashley Stuart-Coupland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brash now regrets his Civil Union vote
    Dr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Elton John
    TradeMe Elton John Auction Winner Daniell McGruddy, with his Idol, Elton John Elton came down from the heavens in Wellington – in his own Lear Jet with 28 of his colleagues, assistants, technicians, minions and a few hangers-on, soon followed by his piano in another aircraft, this one having to land at the Air Force base, as Wellington International's runway wasn't long enough for it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Money talks louder than principles
    It is refreshing that the Opposition now regards campaign donor finance reform as desirable, as does the government...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Dec 2005

  • Sex Venues: Auckland's Wingate and Lateshift
    Surprisingly, Auckland probably has more sex on site venues than Sydney and here's the low down on two of them, with more to come in a follow up review...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • So much LGBT content on state telly!
    Maybe the kiwi fruits presenting Kiwifruit were busy this week, but Amanda Rees interviewed someone even more industrious - Welby Ings, who has built his own, sprawling tree house, made his own medecines (from his own garden of course) and made all the props - including 80 ceramic dolls - for his own movie Boy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The "Marriage Bill": How the MPs voted
    The voting on last week's defeated Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill may provide a good indication of how the current crop of MPs MPs will vote on sexuality-related conscience issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Dec 2004

  • Civil Unions: Reaction (-aries)
    How did the Christian Right take their decisive loss over passage of the Civil Union Bill? There appear to have been three reactions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Destiny TV dumped for huhu grub show
    Brian Tamaki's television church has had its cathode ray tube zapped - Destiny Television has been dumped by TVNZ in favour of an animated series for kids about the adventures of a pair of huhu grubs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA demand answers, Hubbard PA walks
    The Gay Auckland Business Association is demanding answers from Mayor Dick Hubbard as the fallout from his murdering-gay-parents letter continues, in a scandal which has also seen Hubbard's gay PA walk out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LaQuisha swears off Hubbards cereals
    Bon Jour la Darling, When someone whose product graces my kitchen crosses the line, well, there's going to be trouble...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Hubbard Interview
    Dick Hubbard For GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Three responses to Hubbard and the anti-CU lobby
    #1 Re: Anti-Civil Unions website www...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Twisted Self: Roy Cohn was no Angel in America
    Roy Cohn (1927-1986) was one of the chief protagonists in TVNZ's HBO dramatisation of Angels in America...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day events roundup
    In the craziness surrounding the passage of the Civil Union Bill into law, World AIDS Day on 1 December slipped past with hardly a mention anywhere...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Dec 2003

  • Court hears graphic McNee death details
    Murdered interior designer David McNee died as a result of inhaling blood and vomit after a severe beating to his face and head, the Auckland District Court heard Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Dec 2002

  • Triple murderer Bell worked as gay prostitute
    Convicted RSA triple murderer William Bell worked for some time as a same-sex prostitute, often stealing from his clients...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Dec 1984

Thu 13 Dec 1917

  • Morals campaigner Keith Hay is born (Hastings, New Zealand)
    Hay was a founding member of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a group that was behind the large anti homosexual law reform petition
    Links: Te Ara

Mon 13 Dec 1915

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