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Mon 14 Dec 2020

  • The NZ Blood Service relaxes restrictions on blood donation (New Zealand)
    The period for deferral for gay men is reduced from 12-months to 3-months. The same change also applies to sex workers who want to donate blood.
    Links: NZ Blood Service
  • Blood donation changes allow more gay men to give
    The NZ Blood Service has made sweeping changes to the way it screens donors for the risk of HIV, bringing us in line with a number of overseas countries...
    Links: RNZ
  • Blood donation rule change will allow more gay, bisexual men to give
    The wait time for many wanting to give blood will be relaxed, but one man still barred from donating says "I still see it as discrimination"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord is revealed to be bisexual
    A new Guardians of the Galaxy comic story depicted the superhero Star-Lord, who is played by Chris Pratt in the Marvel movies, in a queer relationship...
    Links: Stuff
  • NZ Blood make changes to donor criteria for male to male sex, and sex workers
    The blood deferral period for men who have had sex with other men has been reduced from 12 months to just three-months today...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • NZ Blood make changes to donor criteria for male to male sex, and sex workers
    The blood deferral period for men who have had sex with other men has been reduced from 12 months to just three months today...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Ellen DeGeneres Tests Positive for Covid-19
    Links: Express
  • Homophobic US Lawmaker Who Resigned For Making Anti-Gay Slurs Is Re-Elected
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand’s ‘Gay Blood Ban’ Reduced to Three Months
    Links: Express

Sat 14 Dec 2019

  • Painting of a 'gay' Emiliano Zapata in a pink sombrero and heels divides Mexico
    Emiliano Zapata is a symbol of the Mexican revolution, but a painting of him naked and in high heels has caused uproar...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rugby: Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW accept complaint against Israel Folau
    Israel Folau's legal battles may not be over just yet after the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW accepted a complaint from a gay rights activist who has accused the former rugby star of "homosexuality vilification"...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 14 Dec 2018

  • Auckland Men told to “Go Back to The Gas Chamber” in...
    Links: Express
  • From Infomercial Queen to Pop Princess: express Has A Chat With...
    Links: Express

Thu 14 Dec 2017

  • Men with older brothers more likely to be gay, study finds
    Having a son triggers a physical reaction in a mother – making it more likely later boys will grow up to be gay, a study suggests...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Popular gay Kiwi podcast awarded web series funding
    • The Male Gayz premieres on TVNZ OnDemand in the first half of 2018 as part of their New Blood content initiative...
    Links: Scoop
  • Pop Maverick Halsey is Heading to Our Shores
    Links: Express

Wed 14 Dec 2016

  • General Manager Operations of NZAF Leaves
    Links: Express
  • New PM Revises Same-Sex Marriage Position
    Links: Express
  • South Australia Celebrates While Victoria Disappoints on Trans Laws
    Links: Express
  • Law Reform era to be re-told Thursday night
    A wide range of speakers will tomorrow night relate their experiences of the era of Homosexual Law Reform three decades ago, at a function being held in Auckland tomorrow evening...

Mon 14 Dec 2015

  • Anglican Clergyman Banned After Same Sex Union
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Party Tickets Now on Sale
    Links: Express
  • Fran Wilde to Retire From Politics
    Links: Express
  • Pot Luck crowdfunding campaign nears end
    Pot Luck are in the final days of crowdfunding and need your help to make their target...

Sun 14 Dec 2014

  • “Nobody is Born Gay” Billboard Model Reveals he Actually Was Born...
    Links: Express
  • 2015 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Program Launched
    Links: Express
  • Short Film Sunday: Beautiful By Night
    A documentary following three older drag entertainers at Aunt Charlie's Lounge in San Francisco's Tenderloin...

Sat 14 Dec 2013

  • The body image issue: A therapist responds
    Paul Letham A month ago, PhD student Paul Kramer wrote an open letter to the current Mr Gay World, Auckland’s Chris Olwage, constructively criticising what he saw as the banality and needlessness of the Mr Gay World competition...

Fri 14 Dec 2012

  • Nate (b) - Q12
    Nate talks about being young and transgender in 2012
    Features: Nate
  • Your submissions: Grey Lynn dad
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...

Wed 14 Dec 2011

  • Two teens charged with Cottrell's murder
    Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of gay Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell...

Tue 14 Dec 2010

  • Who'll be next?
    Will Singapore or Lebanon become the next state to decriminalise male homosexuality? In 2004, I last reported on Singapore's courageous LGBT communities...

Mon 14 Dec 2009

  • Two female albatrosses wait for their chick
    We've had a few reports of gay penguin couples around the South Island over the years, but could we now have lesbian albatrosses? Yes your majesty: A royal albatross with a chick Two female royal albatrosses are incubating an egg, in an unusual pairing at Taiaroa Head's albatross colony near Dunedin, says the Otago Daily Times...

Sun 14 Dec 2008

  • Brazil: Police hunt serial killer of gay men
    Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo believe the murders of thirteen men over eighteen months in a suburban park could be the work of a serial killer dubbed the "Rainbow maniac"...

Fri 14 Dec 2007

  • Sydney's new plan to save Oxford Street
    The City of Sydney is planning to give Oxford Street back to gays, artists and older people after endorsing a new cultural strategy for the strip and its surrounding area this week...

Thu 14 Dec 2006

  • NZers raised almost $60K on AIDS Day
    Close to $60,000 has been raised for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation at World AIDS Day events and collections around the country...

Wed 14 Dec 2005

  • New Zealand's gay priests: celibate as required?
    Michael Bancroft doesn't describe himself as a "former Catholic priest", rather "a priest who is no longer active in the ministry"...

Tue 14 Dec 2004

  • Gay teens say no to condoms
    Teenagers and young men are putting their lives at risk and saying no to condoms in vastly increased numbers...

Sun 14 Dec 2003

  • Homophobe Peters worst-behaved MP
    NZ First leader Winston Peters is this year's worst-behaved MP, according to an annual register kept by United Future leader Peter Dunne...

Sat 14 Dec 1996

  • Teaser, a pre-Freedom dance party is held (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The party is held at Bar Particular on 14 December 1996.

Sat 14 Dec 1991

  • The Bring and Buy lesbian fair is held (Wellington, New Zealand)

Fri 14 Dec 1990

  • Television news report: working with AIDS babies in Romania (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Robyn Beckerleg. Holmes, ref F102458.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Fri 14 Dec 1984

  • Television: Blood Foundation announces campaign to prevent spread of AIDS (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP132460.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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