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Wed 28 Dec 2022

  • Israel Palestine: New Netanyahu far right govt targets West Bank settlements, LGBT, justice
    Country’s most religious, right-wing govt ever is also taking hard line on LGBT, justice...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • New Zealand Safe Sex Laws Need To Change
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand’s Safe Sex Laws Need To Change
    Links: Express

Fri 28 Dec 2018

  • Aunty Danas Op Shop (Aunty Dana's Op Shop)
    Aunty Danas offers a safe environment in Wellington for transgender and gender diverse communities to shop for clothing and accessories
    Features: Anahera Rangitaawa
  • Aunty Dana's op shop
    Continuing our series on volunteering, we head to Aunty Dana's Op Shop in central Wellington...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender inmate gets rare transfer to female prison
    CHICAGO — A transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary has been moved from a men's to a women's prison in what could be a first for the state, her lawyers announced Thursday...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 28 Dec 2016

  • First Queer Character in ‘Overwatch’ Revealed
    Links: Express
  • Advocacy and Activism: Charlotte Shade
      What does advocacy and/or activism mean to you? For me, advocacy is simply standing up for what you believe in...
  • Sexual health clinic staff cut figures "misleading"
    Dr Sunita Azariah A leading sexual health specialist says figures supplied to GayNZ...

Mon 28 Dec 2015

  • China Passes First Anti Domestic Violence Law – But Excludes Gay...
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Dec 2014

  • 2014 in Review: The Highlights and Lowlights in Brief
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites – Auckland Seafood Festival
    Links: Express
  • Short Film Sunday: Heart
    Damien is compelled to follow his heart for one last chance at happiness...

Sat 28 Dec 2013

  • Khan mocks homophobes in hilarious vid
    Imran Khan Indian Bollywood star Imran Khan has taken a stand against his nation’s re-criminalisation of gay sex in an online video were he answers ignorant questions about gay people...
  • Mika announces Waitangi Day double play
    Mika has announced a packed Waitangi Day which will include two spectacles, including the return of Aroha Mardi Gras...
  • Quotes of 2013: The Bad

Fri 28 Dec 2012

  • Gay man victim of unprovoked K' Rd bashing
    File photo Warnings are being issued in Auckland's GLBT community after a gay man was bashed in an unprovoked attack on Karangahape Rd last night...
  • Stories of the year: 20 to 11
    Which stories got your clicks in 2012? From a “homophobic homo”, to a “poor taste sausage ad” and a telling off for the Prime Minister, the top 20-11 stories have it all!   20...

Tue 28 Dec 2010

  • Petition will call for pardon for Peter Ellis
    Peter Ellis, pictured at the time of the court case A new petition to the Governor General is to seek a full pardon for Peter Ellis, the gay man found guilty of child sexual abuse despite major public doubts about the evidence and handling of the case...
  • The year in World gay news
    January A positive step The longstanding ban on HIV+ travellers entering the USA was officially lifted...

Mon 28 Dec 2009

  • $600 donation to ailing Body Positive services
    A donation of $600 towards support services provided to HIV positive people by Body Positive Auckland has been welcomed, following news that the organisation has run out of money to assist with members' medical expenses and other needs...
  • Bear New Zealand Week 2010 takes shape
    A new dedicated website has now been launched to promote New Zealand's first Bears week in 2010...
  • Gay UK cop quizzed over sexual offence
    A gay policeman and Mr Gay UK 2006 title winner has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a sexual offence...
  •'s 2009 Dishonours list
    It's time to acknowledge those whose contributions to glbt life in New Zealand have been unhelpful, or worse...
  • Three HIV+ people detained in Victoria
    Three HIV-positive people have been detained in Victoria during the past two years after repeatedly ignoring warnings to change behaviour that was putting others at risk...

Sun 28 Dec 2008

  • Gay campers arriving at Uretiti Beach
    The camping ground at Northland's Uretiti Beach has already welcomed hundreds of LGBT campers, with many more expected in the run-up to New Year's Eve...
  • Hot weather for 300 Vinegar Hill campers
    After a damp and cool Christmas Eve, the country’s biggest gathering of glbt holiday campers is experiencing very hot weather at Vinegar Hill Reserve in the Manawatu...
  • Memphis transgender woman shot in face
    A transgender woman in Memphis, Tennessee is in a critical condition after she was shot in the face...

Fri 28 Dec 2007

  • Brown murder response pleases police
  • David Beckham loves being a gay icon
    English soccer star David Beckham has confessed that he loves being a gay icon – and that his wife Victoria likes to dress him...

Thu 28 Dec 2006

  • Georgina Beyer: New futures for a consumate politician
    Georgina Beyer This time it's for real...
  • Penguin wars!
    Conservative Christians in the USA are on the warpath again- this time their target is award-winning children's picture book, And Tango Makes Three...
  • Vinegar Hill
    This year's LGBT celebrations at Vinegar Hill have been very well attended so far, despite unpredictable weather...

Wed 28 Dec 2005

  • NZ History: The strange story of Percy Ottywell
    In the New Zealand Journal of History, Chris Brickell has added to the sparse literature on the lives of New Zealand gay men in the nineteenth century...
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Review: SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY Dir: John Schlesinger UK, 1971, 35mm, 110mins Currently showing on Sky's MGM Channel Imagine, for a second, that you have a boyfriend – but on a timeshare arrangement with a woman...

Tue 28 Dec 2004

  • Is the Herald Maxim's new magazine?
    Can the NZ Herald find any opinion writer opposed to same-sex marriage or gay parenting that isn't connected to the Maxim Institute? Alexis Stuart, described as a 'Christchurch writer', is today published in the Herald criticising an earlier piece by Emma Davies, programme leader (families and children) at the Auckland University of Technology's Institute of Public Policy, and David Semp, registered Auckland psychologist, which defended gay parenting...
  • LGBT reads of 2004
    Journalist and book aficionado Claire Gummer gives her pick of 2004's best LGBT reads...
  • Serious fire at Auckland's Flesh nightclub
    Auckland gay nightclub Flesh has been seriously damaged in a fire which occurred late last night...

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