29th August 2014
New Zealand: Arrest warrant issued after straight panic bar attacker fails to attend court
8:55 AM — A warrant has been issued to arrest a man charged with assaulting the manager of a gay bar after he realised he was surrounded by gay customers, because he did not turn up in court.
27th August 2014
New Zealand: Bar manager injured in attack by surprised straight drinkers 15
6:33 PM — A bar manager from Wellington was attacked by a group of straight punters who hadn't realised their were in a gay bar.
18th August 2014
New Zealand: 926 same-sex couples marry in first year 5
1:43 PM — Nearly 1000 same-sex couples have married in New Zealand since same-sex marriage came into effect a year ago.
11th August 2014
New Zealand speed skater reveals engagement at Gay Games 7
7:21 PM — New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup has revealed that he is engaged, a day after carrying the torch at the Gay Games Opening Ceremony.
New Zealand: Conservatives select candidate who claimed same-sex marriage leads to crime 9
2:14 PM — The Conservative Party of New Zealand has selected a candidate who claimed that same-sex marriage will lead to an increase in all crime.
7th August 2014
Speed skater Blake Skjellerup: There were no role models for me as a young gay sportsman 3
2:58 PM — Olympic speed skater Blake Skjellerup has said that he had no role models he could positively relate to while he was struggling with his sexuality.
9th July 2014
New Zealand: Woman ‘throws paint’ over gay sauna 3
2:16 PM — A woman has been caught on camera throwing paint over a gay sauna.
23rd June 2014
New Zealand: Trans woman ‘in intensive care’ after savage attack 12
4:52 PM — A New Zealand trans woman is in intensive care, after she was savagely attacked by a group of unknown men.
30th May 2014
Anti-bullying group to bring LGBT Day of Silence to schools in New Zealand 1
12:28 PM — A group which aims to stamp out bullying against LGBT young people is to bring the Day of Silence to schools across New Zealand.
14th May 2014
Anglican Church of New Zealand ‘exploring ways’ to bless same-sex relationships 1
2:14 PM — The Anglican Church in New Zealand is "exploring ways" to bless same-sex relationships.
13th May 2014
New Zealand: Gay blood ban to be lowered from 5 years to 12 months
10:53 PM — New Zealand's Blood Service has announced it is partially relaxing its ban on gay men giving blood.
11th May 2014
New Zealand church: General Synod have had long enough to discuss same-sex marriage
4:04 PM — A New Zealand church has urged for a decision to be made about the Anglican approach to same-sex marriage in the country.
5th May 2014
New Zealand: Continued influx of gay Australian couples marrying expected to continue 5
2:21 PM — A continued influx of same-sex Australian couples looking to marry is expected in New Zealand.
30th April 2014
New Zealand pastor: ‘Gays are going to hell unless they can be healed’ 30
3:31 PM — A church pastor in New Zealand has argued “gays are going to hell, and they can only avoid eternal damnation by being healed of their homosexuality”.
8th April 2014
Prince George has a playdate with gay couple’s baby in New Zealand 11
10:44 PM — The son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge has a playdate with the daughter of a gay couple.
18th March 2014
Lorde tells fans to ‘wear rainbow clothes and make out’ when Westboro Baptist Church pickets show 6
9:44 PM — Singer Lorde has struck out at the Westboro Baptist Church, after learning they plan to picket one of her shows.
10th March 2014
Lorde shoots down Taylor Swift lesbian ‘joke’ 5
5:21 PM — Music star Lorde did not take kindly to comments made about her friendship with Taylor Swift by a radio host, who joked that the pair might be lesbians.
17th February 2014
New Zealand: Legal threat does not faze politician who claimed rival thinks ‘gays belong in the closet’
6:51 PM — The threat of a defamation lawsuit has not put-off a NZ Green Party politician who claimed the leader of the Conservative Party thinks "a woman's place is in the kitchen and a gay man's place is in the closet."
24th January 2014
A quarter of all same-sex marriages in New Zealand are by Australians 3
1:11 PM — Nearly a hundred Australian same-sex couples have resorted to travelling to New Zealand to get married since August, due to Australia's equal marriage ban.
15th January 2014
New Zealand: Five percent of marriages were between gay couples in first four months of equal marriage 4
5:55 PM — In the first four months of same-sex couples having the legal right to marry in New Zealand, almost 5% of marriages are now between gay couples.