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.
16th December 2013
University of Auckland creates first gay men’s sexual health group 3
7:32 PM — The University of Auckland's social and community health department has established a Gay Men's Sexual Health Research Group (GMSH) to focus on STI prevention among gay man.
4th December 2013
Video: New Zealand Defence Force uploads It Gets Better video 6
4:22 PM — The New Zealand Defence Force has recorded an It Gets Better video.
19th October 2013
New Zealand diplomat to protect LGBT athletes at Russian Winter Olympics 13
4:25 PM — A Diplomat has been tasked with protecting LGBT New Zealanders during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
17th October 2013
New Zealand: Tribunal allows church to prevent gay man from becoming priest 13
6:03 PM — A tribunal in New Zealand has ruled in favour of a church that refused to allow a gay man to become a priest.
25th September 2013
New Zealand: Green Party celebrates success in policy change for transgender prisoners
5:41 PM — The New Zealand Green Party today celebrated the Government's decision to change its policy regarding transgender prisoners' rights.
19th August 2013
New Zealand’s first same-sex weddings take place 19
12:29 AM — New Zealand's first same-sex weddings are taking place, eight months after the country ended the ban on gay couples marrying.
16th August 2013
The Queen: Monarch of 11 countries where being gay can land you in prison 107
1:35 PM — While the anti-gay laws in Russia have garnered a lot of International attention in recent weeks, it is still legal to be gay in the country. However, in other parts of the world, where The Queen is Head of State, gay people can be jailed for same-sex activity.
18th July 2013
New Zealand: Church changes its mind on holding first same-sex wedding 17
1:02 AM — A church in New Zealand has attracted media attention after it went back on its decision to hold one of the country's first same-sex weddings.
17th July 2013
New Zealand: Airline hopes to hold first same-sex wedding 30,000 ft above the ground 6
5:06 PM — Air New Zealand has announced that it plans to hold the country's first same-sex wedding ceremony at 30,000 ft above the ground.
7th July 2013
New Zealand: Green Party urges government to protect trans prisoners 1
8:35 AM — New Zealand's Green Party has urged the government to speed up its review of policy concerning transgender prison inmates. The party warns that the drawn-out review has put the safety of trans people at risk.
18th June 2013
South Australia to debate motion to formally congratulate New Zealand for marriage equality 8
1:10 AM — The Upper House in South Australia is on Wednesdsay to debate a motion which would formally congratulate New Zealand for legalising equal marriage earlier this year.
17th June 2013
New Zealand: Rugby star apologises after tweeting the word ‘fag’ 21
1:30 AM — An All Blacks rugby star in New Zealand has quickly apologised after tweeting that a fellow player was a "fag", following his team's victory on Saturday over France.
12th June 2013
New Zealand: Female rugby fan abused by three men for asking homophobic chants to stop 17
6:19 PM — A female rugby fan in New Zealand has said she was verbally abused, and tapped on the head, after asking other fans at a rugby match to stop using the words "homos" and "faggots".
27th May 2013
New Zealand’s ‘gay rainbow’ MP: ‘Be Ye Not Afraid of same-sex marriage’ 7
8:46 PM — Maurice Williamson, the New Zealand MP for Pakuranga whose pro-equal marriage speech went viral, has written an open letter to Australia and the rest of the world in defence of same-sex marriage.
14th May 2013
New Zealand MP who gave viral pro-equal marriage speech now will not appear on Ellen 2
10:09 PM — A New Zealand MP whose powerful speech following the country’s vote to legalise equal marriage went viral, will not appear on the Ellen show, despite being invited by host Ellen DeGeneres.
11th May 2013
New Zealand: B&B owner says ‘not in my home’ to lesbian couple 56
10:47 PM — A lesbian couple were told to sleep in separate beds or move on to other accommodation by a bed and breakfast in New Zealand.
10th May 2013
New Zealand: Protesters will hold ‘turn McDonalds gay day’ after employee told he was ‘too gay’ 6
1:19 PM — Demonstrators will gather at a branch of fast-food chain McConalds to hold a "turn McDonald's gay day", in protest against the treatment of a staff member, who was told by his manager that he would be disciplined if he "turned anybody else gay oh shift".