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HIV Insights: Through Their Own Eyes

After a highly successful session with international HIV expert Dr Charles Farthing, The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) INSIGHTS public seminar series returns with its next installment. Dr Jason Myers (NZAF Policy Analyst) will be sharing the stories of gay men living with HIV in Auckland as explored through his multimethod PhD research. Jason graduated […]

Closet cruise club opens in Christchurch

A new cruise club has opened in Christchurch. Based at 49 Ferry Road, Central Christchurch, CLOSET is a private cruise club for men. Estabished in 2011, this mens club provides a clean environment of relaxation and retreat. CLOSET is a club where men can cruise and relax with other men in a safe and welcoming […]

Kiwi Gay Rest Home Film Comes Home

Kiwi Gay Rest Home Film Comes Home

A local short film being described internationally as “the best film about men in love out of New Zealand since Lord of the Rings” is having its Kiwi premiere at the Rialto Cinemas in Newmarket, Auckland next month on Thursday July 14 as part of its Film Talk series, supported by the Screen Directors Guild […]

New Era for Wellness Fund

At a meeting of the Trust Boards of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) and Body Positive on Friday, 24 June the NZAF formally handed the Wellness Fund to Body Positive, representative of the National Collective of People Living with HIV. Alastair Cameron NZAF Trust Board Chair, presented a cheque for $8000 to his Body […]

25th Anniversary Of Homosexual Law Reform

25th Anniversary Of Homosexual Law Reform

“This day will be remembered as a sad and sickening day for New Zealand”, was John Banks’ response in Parliament to the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill on the 9th July 1986. To mark the 25th anniversary of Law Reform, PrideNZ.com is making available online dramatic audio and photographs from the period. The […]

Hawaiki Nui Seminars – ‘Our Past, Our Future and HIV’

The NZAF are running a series of seminars around the country focusing on the sexual health of marginalised groups within the Māori and Pacific communities and looking at some of the key issues affecting takatāpui and mahu, vakasalewalewa, palopa, fa’afafine, akava’ine, fakaleiti, and fakafifine (MVPFAFF). Issues to be explored include the impact of HIV and […]

NZ Herald asks do you support same-sex marriage?

NZ Herald asks do you support same-sex marriage?

The NZ Herald asked Labour’s Jacinda Ardern and National’s Nikki Kaye: Do you support same-sex marriage? Jacinda Ardern commented that: In 2004, I paid the tiniest of prices to support a really important issue; $20 to be precise. That’s how much one thousand people paid to have their names included in a full page ad […]

Writing retreat postponed until 2012

Insufficient submissions have led organisers to postpone a planned writing retreat for gay male writers in July. Men who love men and want to write about it were invited to apply for a week-long retreat at Autumn Farm in Takaka organised by Men Scribbling Men (MSM). But playwright Ronald Trifero Nelson said, in the end, […]

Kevin Hague Speaks Out for LGBT Youth

In this video, from the General Debate in Parliament today, Green MP Kevin Hague, who is openly gay, speaks on the subject of bullying of GLBT youth. He challenges Prime Minister John Key to do more. It’s also actually one of the few times in the current Parliament that an MP has addressed GLBT issues. […]

No Prince allowed at the ball

Father Paul Martin, St Patrick’s College’s rector, told student Malcolm Pimentel, a pupil he will not be allowed to attend the school ball this weekend if he wants to bring another boy as his date. Fr Martin was reported as saying that the school had a policy in place that did not allow ”old boys” […]

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