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Mates and Lovers – Auckland

Mates & Lovers by By Ronald Trifero Nelson The untold lives of our brothers, sons and fathers. Based on Chris Brickell’s Montana award-winning book ‘Mates and Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand’, Fabulous Arts Aotearoa New Zealand stages 300 years of the private (and not-so-private) lives of men who love men. Two actors meander […]

Local youth worker sponsored for a year

Growing up isolated, marginalised and unhappy in rural New Zealand has shaped the way Seb Stewart has approached his life. Thanks to the 2011 World of Difference programme run by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation Seb will have his salary and expenses paid for a year as he looks to continue the work Q-Youth has […]

Ice breaker dances – Hamilton

04 December · 20:00 – 23:30 Location: Melville Hall Hamilton For all Gay Singles, Couples, Men and Women of all ages. This is the first of many dances in Hamilton and it is promised it will a fantastic night! These dances will be happening every month – a great chance to get out, have fun, […]

Communication now available on DVD

Communication now available on DVD

The short gay film “Communication” has just been released on DVD and digital download. The short film by director Christopher Banks was released at international festivals earlier this year to critical review winning two awards. “COMMUNICATION is one of those rare films which dares to tackle the often unspoken issues which many gay people experience […]

Stepping up to Prevent HIV in the Pacific

An estimated 54,000 people were confirmed as living with HIV in the Pacific in 2008; with 5,162 new HIV cases being diagnosed in the same year. Excluding Australia and New Zealand , Papua New Guinea accounted for over 99 percent of reported HIV cases in the region in 2007, with Fiji , French Polynesia, Guam […]

New Zealand’s own lesbian dating and social networking website goes live

New Zealand finally has it’s own lesbian dating and social networking website. Varvoom.com is a place where lesbians can connect with each other in a relaxed, fun and safe environment. The website has it all: chat, forum, groups, blogs, classifieds, events, photos, music, videos,and quizzes– and it’s all free! “I saw a real need for […]

NZAF welcomes papal shift on condoms

As World AIDS Day approaches, Pope Benedict XVI’s comments that condom use in certain situations to prevent the transmission of HIV is acceptable has been welcomed by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) as the beginning of a shift in the Vatican’s previously hard-line stance on condom use. Rachael Le Mesurier, NZAF Executive Director says: […]

Two new medicines to fight drug-resistant HIV

People with drug-resistant strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) now have two new medicines available to combat the disease. Pharmaceutical management agency Pharmac will fund Janssen New Zealand anti-HIV medications Intelence (etravirine) and Prezista (darunavir) from 1 November. These two new drugs are additions to the range of Government-funded HIV treatments which can be used […]

Southland Time’s gets excited about gay cruising

It must have been a slow news day in Invercargill when the Southland Time’s discovered that a gay cruising website had published some parks (Beats) where men seeking men may cruise. To ensure everyone knows which parks the paper even published the names – at the least paper mentioned that neither Queenstown or Invercargill have […]

The Waikato gathers for the 12th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Waikato gathers for the 12th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The LGBTTI community all over the world remembers and honours those who died from anti-transgender violence and bullying on the 20th of November. Even today, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Hamilton, the city with a statue of Riff-Raff in its CDB, will join in the world-wide commemoration […]

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