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Sun 17 Dec 2023

  • 'It was quite traumatic'. Coming out as gay took a mental toll on Grant Robertson
    Coming out was tough on Grant Robertson...
    Links: Stuff
  • Siberian Official Deems Ice Cream Ad With Men Licking Ice Cream...
    Links: Express
  • UK Parliament Set To Debate Compensation for LGBTQ+ Veterans Discharged From...
    Links: Express

Sat 17 Dec 2022

  • Trans influencer and TV star Kris Fox: ‘I had never experienced being a woman in a woman’s body … and that was scary’
    Loud and proud - Kris Fox is a force to be reckoned with...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 17 Dec 2021

  • Discrimination Putting LGBTIQ+ At Risk Of Homelessness
    Links: Express
  • Groundbreaking EU-Wide Recognition of LGBTIQ+ Families
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ ACTIVIST PETER TATCHELL: “WE NEED TO FORGIVE OUR PARENTS”
    Links: Express
  • Why Are So Many Great Gay Men Single?
    Links: Express

Thu 17 Dec 2020

  • Below Deck's Izzy Wouters comes out as lesbian
    The Bravo star opened up about her sexuality in a cheeky Instagram post and fans are loving it...
    Links: Stuff
  • Big New Year’s Celebrations Planned for Vinegar Hill Camp Ground
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Inspiration For The Year Ahead
    Links: Express

Tue 17 Dec 2019

  • Outrage over 'gay Jesus' Netflix film The First Temptation of Christ
    Over 1...
    Links: Stuff
  • IAN THORPE APPEARS IN ANTI-RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL VIDEO
    Links: Express

Mon 17 Dec 2018

  • Transgender healthcare 'inconsistent' - will guidelines help?
    Healthcare professionals have created a new set of guidelines for transgender people in the hope they'll go some way to address what's been called 'gross disparities' in access to treatments around the country...
    Links: RNZ
  • UK school children to be taught 'boys can have periods too'
    School children in the UK will be taught that "all genders" can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sun 17 Dec 2017

  • 2 couples tie knot in Australia's 1st same-sex weddings
    SYDNEY — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 17 Dec 2016

  • Rainbow Christmas wreath sales benefit OUTLine
    Christmas cheer, gay pride, recycling and supporting the national OUTLine counseling service have been brought together in Christmas wreaths currently on sale through Auckland's Garnett Station cafe...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Resilience shines through in art competition entries
    A "huge amount of resilience in people’s experience" is evident from entries in a new art competition, the winners of which have just been announced...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seasonal Recesses
    Merry Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Summer Solstice or whatever you choose to commemorate at this time of year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Dec 2015

  • Anika Moa Engaged to TV3 Journalist
    Links: Express
  • Fletcher Building CEO: Rainbow Tick Shows We’re a Diverse and Inclusive...
    Links: Express
  • Malta Set to Ban Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • FB updates 'real name' policy
    Facebook has updated its ‘real name’ policy and is to test new tools that will allow people to share the reasoning for wanting to use an alias...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hookup apps and Asia's HIV epidemic
    The newest UN report produces frightening statistics regarding the surge of gay Asian men using mobile dating applications that could hinder the global HIV goal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hookup apps and Asia's HIV epidemic
    The newest UN report produces frightening statistics regarding the surge of gay Asian men using mobile dating applications that could hinder the global HIV goal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Satirical church aprroved to perform marriages
    The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now able to perform legal same-sex marriages in New Zealand after the Registrar- general of Marriages officially recognised the church’s beliefs and convictions as being in line with the Marriage Act...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Dec 2014

  • Mardi Gras Releases Statement on Sydney Siege
    Links: Express
  • Outgames Seeks Two New Board Members
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Siege Hero was Gay
    Links: Express
  • "We are so proud of our beautiful boy Tori"
    Tori Johnson died in hospital on Tuesday The family of the gay manager of Sydney’s Lindt Chocolat Café, who is reported to have died while helping other hostages escape, say he was "the most amazing life partner, son and brother" they could ever wish for...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Navratilova marries partner in New York
    Martina Navratilova has revealed she married fiancée Julia Lemigova in New York this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Outgames Board members sought
    The team bringing the Asia Pacific Outgames to Auckland in 2016 is looking for two new Board members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uni to fund trans students' name changes
    Auckland University will cover the costs for transgender students to legally change their names, as a stop gap measure till it can update its admin system so it recognises preferred names only...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Dec 2013

  • Gay men's health research group formed
    File Photo A new Gay Men’s Sexual Health research group has been established at the University of Auckland’s Department of Social and Community Health...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gisborne: Couple admits beach killing
    Victim Amandeep Singh A Gisborne lesbian couple has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a man they beat to death on the beach, and each of the women jailed for more than eight years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Horrifying video may show fatal beatings
    A video has emerged which purportedly shows two ‘gay’ Nigerian men being beaten to death with sticks and wooden planks as a crowd watches on...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lady Gaga bus image was fine, body rules
    An ad for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP album which appeared on the back of some Auckland buses has been cleared of breaching advertising rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mau to replace Tamihere on Radio Live
    Ali Mau with her fiancee and friends at a Gay Auckland Business Association auction Ali Mau is leaving Seven Sharp and will be the new co-host of Radio Live's afternoon talk show, replacing homophobic broadcaster John Tamihere...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mau tweets departure from Seven Sharp
    Ali Mau Ali Mau is apparently leaving Seven Sharp...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seven Sharp ordered to apologise to Craig
    Seven Sharp host Jesse Mulligan went too far, the BSA says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • This Is Your Life: Peter Taylor (Part 2)
    We hear about Peter Taylor's early years as his sister shares her stories in the second instalment of a fabulous night celebrating the gay Auckland icon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Dec 2012

  • Group set up for Outgames-bound competitors
    A group has been set up to bring together New Zealanders heading to the World Outgames in Antwerp in August 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Jury considering verdicts in Cottrell murder trial
    Phillip Cottrell The jury has retired to discuss its verdicts in the Phillip Cottrell murder trial...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legalised marriage good for gay health - study
    Gay men who live in in places where same-sex marriage is legal are healthier, have less stress, make fewer doctor visits and have lower health-care costs, a study has found...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Manslaughter for killing man 'who looked gay'
    Phillip Cottrell One of two men tried for the killing of gay Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter; the other has walked free...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • St-Matthew's asks "was Jesus gay?" in billboard
    The ever-controversial central Auckland church St-Matthew-in-the-City has raised a billboard saying "it's time for Jesus to come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Urzila Carlson wins best female comedian, again
    New Zealand’s favourite South African import Urzila Carlson has been named the nation’s best female comedian for the third year running...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wedding Belles: Blindsided
    This isn't me, but I know how she feels...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wedding Belles: Blindsided
    This isn't me, but I know how she feels...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Dec 2011

  • "The law needs to change" - Charles Chauvel
    Charles Chauvel Charles Chauvel says the five year jail sentence for a teenager who killed a gay Papakura man shows a double standard, and the law needs to change...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shearer pro gay marriage and adoption rights
    David Shearer Labour's new leader is in favour of same-sex marriage and gay couples being given the right to adopt...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Dec 2010

  • Anika Moa leads Big Gay Out line-up
    Lesbian songstress Anika Moa will headline the 2011 Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Further charges for Moeraki 'hate crime' accused
    Seven further charges have been laid against two North Otago men accused of a kidnapping police have described as a "hate crime"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two guilty over brutal Trafalgar Square attack
    Two people have been convicted of manslaughter for a fatal attack on a man they had earlier subjected to homophobic abuse...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your top 5 GLBT films EVER!
    5...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Dec 2009

  • BBC asks: "Should homosexuals face execution?"
    The BBC has courted controversy by asking its website readers "Should homosexuals face execution?" "Yes, we accept it is a stark and disturbing question," says the BBC, "but this is the reality behind an anti-homosexuality bill being debated on Friday by the Ugandan parliament which would see some homosexual offences punishable by death...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mum's the word for Camp FM this Sunday
    Andy Boreham, co-host of New Zealand's gayest radio show Camp FM, says he's bringing his mum onto the show this Sunday to help solve his listeners' relationship hiccups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your guide to gay Christmas etiquette
    Got your Christmas Party invites sorted out? GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Dec 2008

  • 2009's Kaha Queer Youth Hui in Wellington
    2009's annual Kaha National Queer Youth Hui will be held at Wellington's Tapu Te Ranga Marae on the weekend of 23 - 25 January...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride '09 Festival events revealed
    The calendar of events for Auckland's Pride Festival this February is taking shape, and includes several favourite Hero-style events along with many new parties and activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussie gay High Court judge Kirby to retire
    Australia's first openly-gay High Court judge says he will retire in February, just before his 70th birthday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Joan Rivers in Sydney Mardi Gras line-up
    Sydney Mardi Gras have announced their 2009 Festival line-up, which includes appearances from comedienne Joan Rivers, Scottish actor Alan Cumming and soul-singing diva Roberta Flack...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Dec 2007

  • Archbishop sorry for anti-gay Anglicans
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has apologised to gay people all around the world for the way they have been treated by the Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Rudd defends relationships register
    An Australia-wide relationships register is a positive and productive way to formally recognise same-sex relationships, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murder suspect wanted in Hungary for fraud
    The Hungarian tourist suspected of murdering Auckland gay man Ron Brown in his Onehunga home last week is wanted in his home country over tax fraud...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's Imerst club "will stay open"
    Speculation is rife in Wellington that the city's only specifically-LGBT nightclub has shut its doors, but Imerst's manager Rhys Hakkens insists it's business as usual...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 17 Dec 2006

  • Her Majesty's Vinegar Hill 2006 Christmas Message
    Just overa week from now it will be "Hello Possums!" as I arrive to what will be an action packed 30th anniversary of queer camping at Vinegar Hill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Dec 2004

  • LGBT deputations meet Auckland Mayor
    A deputation of elected gay and lesbian Community Board members will formally meet with Auckland mayor Dick Hubbard to discuss his "unacceptable" "child abusers and murderers" suggestions against same-sex parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New record for GABA charity auction
    $20,000 has been raised in the annual GABA Charitable Trust Christmas auction, a new record...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reflections: Kevin and Jonathan, banned in Taihape
    Jonathan responsible for several years of Big Gay Outs, and most recently Queen of the Whole Pacific...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Dec 2003

  • NZ team assembling for Bingham Cup
    The number of players from around the country being assembled for next year's Bingham Cup – an international gay rugby competition – is growing, but organisers are still keen to hear from more people...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tabloid spies stalk Barrymore in NZ
    Ex-pat British entertainer Michael Barrymore has attracted spies from a homophobic British tabloid, who appear to be monitoring his daily activities in New Zealand in an attempt to continue dishing dirt on him back at home...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tim Barnett named politician of the year
    MP Tim Barnett has been named politician of the year by one of New Zealand's most respected political commentators...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Dec 1997

Sat 17 Dec 1988

Fri 17 Dec 1982

Wed 17 Dec 1913

  • Poet Rupert Brooke arrives in New Zealand onboard RMS Niagara (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past

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