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Tue 20 Dec 2022

  • Uretiti Flooding Will Effect Daddy’s Bar NYE
    Links: Express
  • USA: New Report Shows Shocking Rise Of Anti-Drag Attacks In 2022
    Links: Express

Fri 20 Dec 2019

  • 'Gay jesus' movie sparks Brazilian backlash
    A satirical holiday special depicting Jesus as a closeted homosexual has come underfire in Brazil, with millions of people signing a petition for its removal from Netflix...
    Links: RNZ
  • Author JK Rowling draws criticism for transgender comments
    Rowling sent out support for Maya Forstater who lost her job...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Panel with Ruwani Perera and Nick Leggett (Part 2)
    There has been a big push for making Christmas as eco-friendly as possible, with online blogs suggesting plenty of ways to reduce waste over the silly season, including getting gifts that are second-hand, homemade or even re-gifting your old unwanted presents to your loved ones...
    Links: RNZ
  • Why J.K. Rowling is facing accusations of Transphobia
    J...
    Links: Stuff
  • Maria Folau’s Coach Lifts Lid on Shock Retirement Following Husband’s Settlement
    Links: Express

Thu 20 Dec 2018

  • Teacher suspended after forcing transgender student to 'use urinal to prove he was male'
    A school assistant principal has been suspended after he allegedly bullied a transgender student in the bathroom...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lesbian Kiwi Boxer Ranked First In The World Following Win
    Links: Express

Tue 20 Dec 2016

  • December: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Will North Carolina Repeal HB 2?
    Links: Express
  • Advocacy and Activism: Leilani A Visesio
    As we fight for a future free from oppression, activism and advocacy are the building blocks of our communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia forces removal of "glbti" from UN speech
    Russia has forced a specific reference to glbti people to be removed from a Security Council tribute speech to be delivered to outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK Anglicans to consider dropping celibacy rule
    The Church of England in the UK is planning to discuss ending celibacy rules for gay vicars...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Dec 2015

  • Cambodian media: Stop mocking LGBTI people
    The Cambodian Information Ministry has accused local media of taking jokes, made at the expense of LGBTI people, too far...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fronting Up: Pride responds to criticism, pt2
    This is part two of an interview in which Auckland Pride board member Shirley Allan fronts for the board on a series of concerns about the way Pride is governed and it's Festival delivered...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • K Rd Stories: Aroha
    Ramon Te Wake takes time off from her role as a behind the scenes creative genius and chats about her latest appearance in front of the camera in the K Rd Story; Aroha...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Originator sidelined from Ak Pride Dawn ceremony
    Mika MCs at last year's Dawn Ceremony One of Auckland Pride's most important cultural elements, the Dawn Ceremony, is to be re-jigged, apparently cutting its originator out of the picture...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Dec 2014

  • Lets Get Loud Xmas Special – Limelight Cabaret
    Links: Express
  • Misters and Sisters – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Naughty or Nice – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Why No GLBT Characters at Hogwarts?
    Links: Express
  • New push for independent Ellis inquiry
    Peter Ellis A fresh bid has been launched for an independent inquiry into the Peter Ellis case...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: Holidays at Litchfield
    A little Christmas message from the team at one of the best shows of the year, Orange is the New Black! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Where to camp it up this summer
    Are you ready to camp it up? Thousands of LGBT Kiwis will pitch their tent at one of New Zealand's gay camping hotspots over Christmas and New Year’s...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Dec 2013

  • "Be safe" pleads K' Rd Safety Group
    File Photo The K’ Rd Community Safety Group has a crucial message for people hitting the town over the holidays...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Big gay rainbow' voted quote of the year
    Maurice Williamson’s “big gay rainbow” speech has won New Zealand’s quote of the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch Pride dates announced
    The week-long Christchurch Pride will open with a party on Friday 14 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New gay HIV diagnoses remain steady
    New Zealand continues to maintain a low level of new HIV infections compared to other similar nations, according to figures released this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rodney: "I have counted myself as a very lucky man"
    Heading into Christmas, Rodney Coleman is surrounded by love, and has plenty of thanks for all those who have wrapped their arms around him since his great love Peter Taylor died...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamihere attempting to sue MediaWorks
    John Tamihere John Tamihere is taking legal action against MediaWorks over his departure from Radio Live, and says it's being run by a "sisterhood"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Dec 2012

  • "Poor taste" sausage ad cleared by authority
    While it says it may be in “poor taste”, the Advertising Standards Complaints Board says a radio ad where one man offers to show another his “sausage” does not breach the rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Come Out As Gay With George Takei
    Having trouble figuring out how to come out to your family this holiday season? George Takei, and a few friends, have got you covered...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Coming Down?
    Is the Christian Right united over opposition to marriage equality? If so, then where are the Conservative Party's Colin Craig and Right to Life New Zealand? Checking Google's newslistings, I noted that the last Colin Craig media releases reported occurred in the Nelson Mail and Marlborough Express (25/26 October)...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MP says lack of prisoner safety is "inexcusable"
    Jan Logie Green MP Jan Logie is urging the Government to take one of several options to ensure the safety of transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Menfriends rises from Christchurch rubble
    The nautical exterior of the new Menfriends Christchurch sauna and cruise club Menfriends has reopened 22 months after the first, devastating earthquake struck the region...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Northland: Transgender woman sent to men’s jail
    A Northland transgender woman is to serve a jail term in a men’s prison, after attempts to have her sentenced to home detention failed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Remembering Phillip Cottrell
    Friends and family members have held a service and blessed a bench in memory of slain gay Wellington man Phillip Cottrell, remembering him as a passionate traveller, a kind-hearted and giving man who lived by the mantra "It's nice to be nice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day collection raises $38,000
    World AIDS Day volunteer Hamish Allardice in Wellington The year’s World AIDS Day Street Appeal has raised $38,000, which is $6,000 more than last year – and the highest figure since 2006...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Worries about "transphobic" system intensify
    File photo The Queer Avengers are frustrated at the lack of Government engagement on transgender issues, after a transgender woman has been sent to a men’s prison in Northland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Dec 2011

  • AIDS Day collection total to be known early January
    The Governor General pitches in on November 25th A final total figure for the World AIDS Day collection is expected in early January as the AIDS Foundation waits for final buckets to come in from a retail chain which will continue collecting until Christmas Eve...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Couple suing over Hawaiian BandB discrimination
    A lesbian couple is suing a bed and breakfast in Hawaii which they say refused them a room...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Logie hopes UN stance will spark change
    Jan Logie Greens' Co-spokesperson on Rainbow Issues Jan Logie is hopeful the United Nations' stand on glbti issues will be used to help governments realise rights for glbti people in New Zealand and across the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth to benefit from FebFast 2012
    Auckland based queer youth support organisation Rainbow Youth has been named as one of the four recipients of money raised from FebFast 2012, where New Zealanders will raise money while giving up alcohol for the month of February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Standing ovation farewells Carmen
    It was standing room only at Redfern's Church of Te Wairua Tapu as a large Trans-Tasman crowd gathered today to pay tribute to transgender icon Carmen Rupe, who died last week aged 75...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Standing ovation farewells Carmen
    It was standing room only at Redfern's Church of Te Wairua Tapu as a large Trans-Tasman crowd gathered today to pay tribute to transgender icon Carmen Rupe, who died last week aged 75...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen jailed for 21 years for murdering gay student
    Victim Larry King left, Brandon McInerney Right (ABC Video Snapshot ) A Californian teenager has been jailed for 21 years for killing 15-year-old gay student Larry King during a computer class, where he shot him in the back of the head...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn mayor supports statue of "statuesque" Carmen
    Erecting a statue of the late Carmen Rupe in Wellington is "a fantastic idea," which mayor Celia Wade-Brown says she is happy to investigate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WikiLeaks accused's sexuality core of defence
    Bradley Manning A US Army intelligence specialist accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive items to WikiLeaks claims his status as a gay soldier before the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" played an important role in his actions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Dec 2010

  • Castro's rainbow flags under threat
    The iconic rainbow flags which have covered San Francisco's Castro District for years are under threat...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Dec 2008

  • Canada: Lesbian teens' high pregnancy risk
    A study from Canada has presented a result which seems impossible at first glance – that lesbian youth are at higher risk of pregnancy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Dec 2007

  • "'Gay' does not mean 'crappy'"-OUTLine NZ
    3:45pm: Whangarei woman Deena Pawson's dismissal from her job at The Warehouse because of entries on her Bebo page regarding her employer highlights how gay and lesbian people are maligned through the use of abusive words, says the manager of a leading LGBT support network...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 30 months' jail for Pride Centre fraudster
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • FAG party returns to fill void in capital
    3:50pm: Wellington's FAG party will be returning early in the New Year following the sudden closure of Imerst, the capital's only queer nightclub, its organisers announced today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McGregor and Carrey to play gay in new film
    A new Hollywood movie, already jokingly dubbed Brokeback Prison, will see comedian Jim Carrey play a married prisoner who falls in love with another inmate, played British star Ewan McGregor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nobody wants to be Fuhrer?
    Unnoticed by observers of mainstream New Zealand politics, the New Zealand League of Rights, 'our' oldest neofascist group, has quietly slipped into oblivion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's Imerst "closed, will not re-open"
    3:30pm: Wellington's only LGBT nightclub has closed for good due to outstanding debts, according to a bar manager who was keen to take over the lease...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Worker fired for Bebo 'gay' comment
    A Whangarei woman who worked at The Warehouse has been dismissed after writing "work sux" and that having to work until after midnight was "gay like the management" on her Bebo webpage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Dec 2006

  • Missing man found safe and well
    Christian Rangi, 27, made contact with his loved ones last night and is safe and well...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Dec 2005

  • Police in dark over Kahuroa death
    While rumours circulate about the role of an unnamed wealthy gay businessman in the mysterious death of 24-year-old gay actor, model and fashion designer Konrad Kahuroa, police say nothing formal has been put to them...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Dec 2004

  • God does not play cruel tricks
    The Creation of Adam This is the text of a Christmas sermon delivered to The All Saints Anglican Church, Hokitika, by Jacquie Grant yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ gay parents smart and well-off
    Gay and lesbian parents tend to be well-educated, high income earners, and aged forty-plus, suggests the latest results from the ground-breaking Lavender Islands survey of gay and lesbian lifestyles...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ's newest televangelist
    Peter Mortlock is the new televangelist in town, albeit not as formerly overexposed as Brian Tamaki used to be...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Dec 1998

  • What I Fear (Wellington)
    A group of men talk about their fears as gay men
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 20 Dec 1906

  • Bertha Victor (a.k.a Bert Rotciv) is arrested (Sydney, Australia)
    The NZ Truth headline reads "Boy Bertha, a Perplexing Puzzle."
    Links: Papers Past, Te Ara

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