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Fri 16 Dec 2022

  • Barbados Decriminalises Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Pete Buttigieg Criticises Republican Senator Who Begged For Votes Against Gay...
    Links: Express

Thu 16 Dec 2021

  • New mural a celebration of rainbow communities in Hamilton
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Family Bar Is Getting Festive!
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Dec 2020

  • Hungary bans gay couples from adopting children, writes it into constitution
    Human rights groups on Wednesday condemned a new Hungarian law that effectively bans adoption for same-sex couples and applies a strict Christian conservative viewpoint to the legal definition of a family...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • “Why Should My Life Just Be Accepted?” Manchester United’s Openly LGBT+...
    Links: Express
  • Mr Daddy’s Bar Becomes Camp Mother
    Links: Express
  • The One That Does Both | Land Rover’s New Defender
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Dec 2019

  • Harry Styles gives a refreshingly honest answer about his sexuality
    "It's not like I'm sitting on an answer, and protecting it, and holding it back," he said of his sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Netflix had the best response after Hallmark pulled same-sex wedding ads
    The streaming giant has recommended "titles featuring lesbians joyfully existing" after the Hallmark Channel caved to homophobia...
    Links: Stuff
  • New Year New You | SmartHomes, Fitness and Homeware
    Links: Express

Sun 16 Dec 2018

  • Becoming Oscar Wilde: Rupert Everett's tribute to his idol
    Raised in a monastery as a devout Catholic, British actor Rupert Everett likes using Christian analogies, even when comparing the life of long-suffering gay writer Oscar Wilde to Jesus...
    Links: Stuff
  • Brazil's gay couples exchange vows in collective ceremony
    SAO PAULO — About forty gay couples got married in downtown Sao Paulo on Saturday, tying the knot partly out of fear that the new administration of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro could restrict same sex marriage...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 16 Dec 2016

  • A Look in the Mirrorball: Gay clubbing in Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Are You the Next Mr Gay NZ?
    Links: Express
  • Don't forget pre-HLR oppression, speakers urge
    The historical oppression of glbti people, gay men in particular, and the intensity of the fight to have gay sex decriminalised must never be forgotten, an audience of glbti people were told last night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Huge surge of syphilis amongst Ak gay and bi men
    Dr Sunita Azariah One hundred and fifty two cases of infectious syphilis, mostly amongst gay and bisexual men, were managed by the Auckland Regional Sexual Health Service in 2015, the largest number reported in recent decades...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP's gay sex riposte is Quote of the Year
    A witty riposte by an MP to Destiny church leader Brian Tamaki's linking homosexuality with the disastrous Christchurch earthquakes has won Massey University's quote of the year competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Pride in Prisons: Life at the Cutting Edge
    No Pride in Prisons attracts considerable praise and condemnation from corners of New Zealand's LGBT communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tegan and Sara to play Auckland show
    Indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara will play in Auckland in March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Test regularly for syphilis advises NZAF
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is advising sexually active gay an bisexual men to get tested frequently for syphilis after it was highlighted this morning that there is a resurgence of the sexually transmitted disease in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Dec 2015

  • Cartier Trust Seeks Community Consultation on Future
    Links: Express
  • Mexican State Votes to Ban Gay Surrogacy
    Links: Express
  • Carol and The Danish Girl up for Golden Globes
    The Golden Globe nominees have been announced, lesbian film Carol and trans drama The Danish Girl have made the list and will be going head to head in three categories...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cartier Trust seeks feedback on widening aims
    Auckland's Cartier Trust is seeking community feedback on a proposal to broaden the purposes for which it collects and distributes funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Changes for 2016 Ak Pride parade and party
    Changes to the Auckland Pride parade and party will see the party at a new venue with a new name, and the parade time and direction have also been altered...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New condom brand says it's width that matters
    A new condom brand is soon to hit New Zealand shelves and aims to provide a great option of widths to suit more men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Raggamuffin's director and the Beenie Man controversy
    The man behind Raggamuffin festival and director of One World Entertainment, Andrew McManus, has spoken to Gaynz...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Syphilis infection rates almost double
    The annual number of gay and bisexual men who have contracted infectious syphilis has almost doubled, prompting a call for DHBs to make sexual health a higher priority...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Dec 2014

  • Gay Couple Attacked in Madrid by Gang of Neo Nazis
    Links: Express
  • New Rules Now in Place For Gay/Bi Men Donating Blood
    Links: Express
  • Paul Barrett’s Undefeatable Attitude
    Links: Express
  • Award-winning UK play coming for Pride
    A fictional account of a male escort hired by a player from football’s English Premiership will be brought to the stage in one of the shared Auckland Pride Festival and Auckland Fringe shows in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Blood deferral reflects scientific evidence
    File Photo The Gay Men’s Sexual Health research group is underlining that maintaining a deferral period for blood donations “reflects the best scientific evidence currently available”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Is marriage the only escape?
    Paul Letham is a therapist and counsellor in Auckland Last week I had my attention drawn to journalist Lee Suckling’s latest opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Longtime gay activist David Russell dies
    David Russell One of the prominent members of Auckland’s Gay Liberation Front and the editor of an early gay New Zealand newspaper has died in Hamilton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manson scores double on Lake Karapiro
    Recently-out rower Robbie Manson powered to both the premier single and double sculls titles at Lake Karapiro’s Christmas regatta over the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marine charged with trans woman's murder
    Joseph Scott Pemberton A 19-year-old American marine has been charged with the murder of a transgender woman who was found dead in a hotel toilet in the Philippines...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thousands run for equality in Taiwan
    Picture: Facebook Around 3,500 people have taken part in a rainbow run to support marriage equality and equal rights in Taiwan...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Dec 2013

  • Abbott trying to dampen marriage talk
    Tony Abbott Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has cast doubt on marriage equality legislation coming before Parliament, despite an assertion from a senior Liberal that it’s is likely coalition MPs will be allowed a conscience vote on the issue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dog bashed with hammer in hate attack
    This is Guernsey A woman’s dog has been attacked with a hammer and her van painted with hate in a homophobic attack on the Channel Island Guernsey...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • French leaders to skip Winter Olympics
    Francois Hollande will not attend Neither France's President Francois Hollande nor its Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Tick certification on the way
    A new "Rainbow Tick" of certification will be available from next year to businesses and organisations which can prove they cut the glbti-friendly mustard...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • This Is Your Life Peter Taylor (Part 1)
    This year we lost one of the most loved members of our community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • This Is Your Life Peter Taylor (Part 1)
    This year we lost one of the most loved members of our community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Dec 2012

  • Colombia: Couple displays “two Josephs” nativity
    A Colombian couple have raised the ire of their more conservative neighbours, and the Catholic Church, by displaying a nativity scene with two dads – both Josephs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Complaints about use of 'gay' on news ruled trivial
    A Hamilton man doesn't like the word gay being used on the TV news, in reports on marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Friends and family gather at Carmen's grave
    Approximately forty friends and family of the late Carmen Rupe gathered at Sydney's Rookwood Maori Cemetery yesterday afternoon to pay tribute to the trans-Tasman transgender diva...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: The Call by Jern Siong
    Hello? Hey, son! About time we talked, don’t you think? About what, dad? You, my dear son, you...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pope pictured blessing Uganda's anti-gay Speaker
    The Pope has been pictured blessing Uganda’s Speaker, who had promised to make her nation’s heinous anti-gay bill a “Christmas gift”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Dec 2011

  • "The Story of Carmen Rupe"
    Vimeo - 16th December 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "The Story of Carmen Rupe"
    Vimeo - 16th December 2011...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen to be farewelled in Sydney on Tuesday
    As plans are confirmed for Carmen's funeral, tributes for the performer, entrepreneur and "brave, bossy and beautiful" community heroine continue to pour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF to restructure top management roles
    NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson In a far-reaching change in its upper management structure the NZ AIDS Foundation is to create a single General Manager of Operations position to replace the separate heads of its prevention and health support sections...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Official Kiwi O'Brien eyes up the Beehive
    Richard O'Brien is joking about entering politics now he has finally been made a New Zealand citizen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UN calls for all govts to protect lgbt people
    In its first-ever official report on the issue, the United Nations is calling for governments to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, prosecute all serious violations and repeal discriminatory laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Dec 2010

  • Elton John to play in Dunedin in 2011
    Sir Elton John will be the first major artist to play at Dunedin's new stadium, following the Rugby World Cup late next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay military ban heading back to the Senate
    In yet another step in the ongoing bid to have "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" wiped from America's legislation, the US House of Representatives has voted to overturn the ban on gay men and women openly serving in the military...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian motherhood flick up for Globes
    Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids Are Alright A film which deals with issues that can arise when the children of lesbian parents become teenagers has been nominated for four Golden Globes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mixed public response to NZAF appointment
    Initial reaction to the appointment of Shaun Robinson as the new Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation has focused on his sexuality, with mixed reaction to having a straight man helming an organisation whose primary focus is the sexual practices of gay and bisexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF board names new Executive Director
    Shaun Robinson 10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight-talking with Shaun Robinson
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's incoming Executive Director is aware the fact he is straight may raise a few eyebrows, but says he was hired for his skills and experience, not his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Straight-talking with Shaun Robinson
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's incoming Executive Director is aware the fact he is straight may raise a few eyebrows, but says he was hired for his skills and experience, not his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Dec 2009

  • A wild weekend in Hong Kong
    Christmas is just around the corner and for many of us this will either be a time of joy and happiness surrounded by friends and family...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay marriage vote passes in Washington DC
    Washington DC's City Council has passed a measure legalising same-sex marriage - in a major victory for the gay marriage movement after several defeats in other states...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No 'Brokeback Mountain' trip for MP Brownlee
    A bit of light-hearted banter during Parliament's last day of the year has seen National MP Jerry Brownlee reject an offer to go on an intimate camping trip with Labour's David Parker...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Dec 2008

  • "Do your Christmas shopping at Urge bar"
    Auckland's bear bar is calling on businesses to promote their products at a special Urge shoppers evening this Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Collapsing Cities for Sohomo's Xmas Party
    The team behind K' Road's fashionable fortnightly event Sohomo have confirmed their Christmas Eve plans with an exclusive 24-hour bar license and returning live band...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hong Kong celebrates1st Gay Pride(+video)
    Hong Kong held its first Gay Pride march on the weekend with almost 1,000 people marching through the streets carrying rainbow flags...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Milk movie preview to raise OUTLine funds
    A special screening of Milk – the film story of the life and death of US gay equality advocate Harvey Milk – will raise funds for OUTLine NZ and give Aucklanders a chance to see it just before its nationwide release...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obama's out lesbian environment advisor
    President-elect Barack Obama his made official his nomination of an out lesbian to become chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • One-day online sale for 'Gay Gore' T-Shirt
    A T-shirt poking fun at a small South Island town's attitude to gay people is available online from today – but only for 24 hours...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Where's Queer for the New Year
    Scott Dunning Looking to escape the big cities for the coming New Year but don't want to lose out on the party atmosphere? Over the years Scott Dunning has done the rounds of the Big Three spots for a Queer New Year, and he was happy to tell us all about them...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whose Hip-Hop?
    In December 2008's Attitude magazine, respected UK LGBT journalist Johann Hari asks some searching questions in the world of American hip-hop...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Dec 2007

  • A third of New York City's homeless are gay
    Gay, lesbian and bisexual young people account for nearly a third of homeless New Yorkers, according to the city's first-ever census of homeless youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brown's death most likely gay-related
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Kiwi composer wins at Hong Kong fest
    A piano trio composition by gay Pukekohe-born writer and composer Samuel Holloway has won the prestigious Asian Composer's League Young Composer's Competition in Hong Kong...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Dec 2006


  • Planet FM's LGBT radio host Lexie Matheson is under pressure to make good on her promise to walk naked down a busy Auckland street...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT Kiwis' Best Books 2006
    From astrophysics to underground passions, Ayn Rand to Carlos Ruiz Zafon, the best reads listed by members of New Zealand's LGBT communities are nothing if not eclectic - and what's that about The L Word? Journalist turned bookseller turned editor Claire Gummer, who rates Sarah Waters' Booker-shortlisted Night Watch* and Jan Morris's transgender classic Conundrum among her own favourites this year, finds out which new and old books took pride of place by other people's beds in 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Dec 2005

  • DOMBlivion
    As it all turned out, December 7 wasn't a day that will live in infamy for the New Zealand LGBT communities after all...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Herne Bay House sold, gifts 'stolen'
    Tales of bitterness have emerged from last month's closure of AIDS hospice Herne Bay House, which is reported to have been sold by the Auckland City Mission for around $3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Dec 2004

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    One News, ref: TZP297476.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: a Ghanaian man who lied about his HIV status has been jailed (New Zealand)
    The man lied about his status during an attempt to gain residency. One news, ref F84560.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Heteros are superior, rants Destiny
    Gays can have their civil unions, but marriage is still superior - that's the message an Express reader has been sent by an irate Destiny Church representative...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shortland Street's un-lesbian lesbian
    When is a lesbian not a lesbian? When she's a character on Shortland Street of course! Although the long-running local soap on TV2 has managed this year to give us a gay character that has lasted more than five minutes in the form of lesbian nurse Maia, head writer Maxine Fleming paradoxically says they don't want to do lesbian stories...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Dec 2003

  • Lonely Wishart waits for mailman
    Gay-soy theorist Ian Wishart laments being left waiting for a response from an email he sent to the “strangely quiet” GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rumours of Mike King bollocking at TVNZ
    TV2 comedian Mike King has allegedly been disciplined by TVNZ producer Tony Holden for his recent behaviour, although Holden has no comment to make on the rumours...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stephen Fry in New Zealand
    British actor, author, comedian and now film director Stephen Fry was in Auckland recently to talk about his new movie Bright Young Things, speaking to Robert Scott at Auckland's More FM...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Dec 2002

  • AIDS Red Ribbon appeal raised over $50,000
    Provisional figures put the money raised from Red Ribbon Day, the NZ AIDS Foundation's National Street Appeal, in the region of $52,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Staircase nightclub up for sale
    Auckland's Staircase nightclub is up for sale, with both the business and the building on the market...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Dec 1999

  • The domain name gaynz.net.nz is registered (New Zealand)
    Links: WhoIs

Wed 16 Dec 1992

Thu 16 Dec 1976

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