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Dzi Croquettes – Reel Brazil Film Festival – September to October

Dzi Croquettes – Reel Brazil Film Festival – September to October

This year Dzi Croquettes, a documentary on the Brazilian infamous dance troupe from the 1960’s will be shown at Reel Brazil. Loved and admired by luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif, Maurice Béjart, Josephine Baker and Liza Minnelli, Dzi Croquettes was an infamous Brazilian dance-theatre troupe that revolutionized the nation’s gay rights […]

NZ Premier of the award-winning ‘Gen Silent’ – 20 October

Number 8 Films marks the International Day Of Older Persons with the NZ premiere of ‘Gen Silent’, preceded by an encore screening of our film ‘The Colonel’s Outing’. This award-winning doco follows the stories and struggles of elders in Boston’s LGBT community: Married activists Sheri and Lois are determined to stay independent as long as […]

Life in the Margins: Otherness in New Zealand: LATE at the Museum Thursday 6 October

Life in the Margins: Otherness in New Zealand: LATE at the Museum Thursday 6 October

New Zealanders’ attitudes towards difference and conformity are up for debate at Auckland Museum’s last LATE in the 2011 series. Who is being marginalised in today’s society and how much more open are New Zealanders now than they were half a decade ago? Curated by Public Address founder and Media7 host Russell Brown, October’s LATE […]

Gay Ski Week Cancelled

Tonight Gay Ski Week NZ was cancelled – some two days before it was due to start – as the organising company was placed in liquidation. Citing various reasons for the liquidation in an email Mike Sanford states as follows: Over the past few months I have been actively seeking funding and support to ensure […]

Gay Ski Week in trouble?

The Queenstown Mountain Scene newspaper on Thursdaay reported that Gay Ski Week may be cancelled. The newspaper reported: Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week faces cancellation as its organiser wrestles with a $25,000 “cashflow head-ache”. Sydney-based Mike Sanford says changing the event’s dates to July 23-31 to avoid clashing with the Rugby World Cup has “killed things […]

Human Rights site launched on anniversary of gay law reform

New Zealand’s sexual and gender diverse communities are today celebrating the launch of a new website showcasing the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames Human Rights Conference, twenty-five years to the day after the Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed by New Zealand’s parliament. Information from speakers and workshops that involved people from New Zealand and Australia, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]