Tag Archives: New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND: Pride GayTM Vandalized

As I reported last week, a New Zealand bank has decorated its Auckland ATMs in celebration of this week’s pride events. Today one of the machines was damaged by an as yet unidentified vandal. The bank took to Twitter this after to vow that the machine will be “glittering again in no time.” Let’s hope we get to see the …

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NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Bank Creates “GAYTMs” To Celebrate Pride Month

Via Stuff New Zealand: Sedate inner-city banking has been transformed with ANZ unveiling four fabulous “GAYTMs” in Auckland and Wellington to celebrate diversity and inclusion for New Zealand’s rainbow community. Dripping with rhinestones, the customised cash machines were accompanied today by ANZ staff dressed as their drag queen alter-egos, a colourful scene that stopped passersby in their tracks. “I think …

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New Zealand Rings In 2015

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NEW ZEALAND: Christian Pastor Tells Gay Author To Commit Suicide

“We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book. Romans 1 clearly says god has rejected homos and they are worthy of death. You cannot be saved. Leviticus 20:13 reads ‘If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood …

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempted murder for hire. The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim Perks. He was also charged with threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis, Perks said. …

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Tweet Of The Day

We now BROnounce you husband and husband – http://t.co/vd7lO9hLkX — The Edge (@TheEdgeNZ) September 12, 2014 Details.

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NEW ZEALAND: LGBT Groups Angry Over Radio Station’s “Gay Marriage” Stunt

Two heterosexual men will marry in New Zealand tomorrow as part of a radio station stunt that will earn them a trip to the Rugby World Cup in Britain. LGBT groups are furious. A celebrant would make the union legally binding and Crowd Goes Wild television presenter James McOnie would be MC. The pair said their wedding vows would touch …

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Kimbra – 90s Music

Last year Kimbra and Gotye won the Grammy for Record Of The Year with Somebody That I Used To Know. There’s somewhat of a Missy Elliot vibe to this, the lead single from her coming album, The Golden Echo, due in August. Billboard reviews: “Everyday be listening to 90s music!” Kimbra and her echoing chorus exclaims on the track, which …

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Headline Of The Day

Via Daily Beast: William and Kate will burnish their ultra-modern credentials on Wednesday when they will introduce Prince George to the child of gay parents, it is reported today. Kate and William will take George to a playgroup organised by the New Zealand parent support organisation Plunket, where he will meet gay fathers Jared and Ryan Mullen and their daughter …

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Just Because

The clip can’t be embedded here, but I’m guessing many of you will enjoy this. (Tipped by JMG readers Ed and David)

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NEW ZEALAND: Parliament Unanimously Passes Resolution Slamming Russia

Via the New Zealand Herald: Parliament has unanimously passed a motion in support of gay rights in Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics. Green MP Jan Logie moved that “the House wish our athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi well, and note Russia’s recent passing of anti homosexual legislation, and ask the New Zealand Government to urge other …

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New Zealand Might Change Its Flag

The prime minister of New Zealand today suggested holding a public referendum on changing the national flag.  Proponents argue that the current flag suggests that New Zealand remains a colony of the United Kingdom. Others point out that the flag is often confused with the national flag of Australia, which is almost the same except it carries two more stars. …

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New From Air New Zealand

The airline held New Zealand’s first-ever “same-sex marriage in the skies” yesterday and is promoting this clip with a sponsored hashtag on Twitter. (Tipped by JMG reader Russell)

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Marriages Begin In New Zealand

It’s Monday in New Zealand and the same-sex marriages have commenced. The big day is here – it is now legal for same-sex couples to get married. And there are many lining up to finally tie the knot, with almost 1000 marriage forms downloaded, four couples racing to be the very first and 31 ceremonies around the country. One of …

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Updated Global Marriage Map

After last week’s first gay wedding in France, the Agency France-Presse posted the above map.

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New Zealand’s List Of Banned Baby Names

New Zealand’s government gets the final say on what you can name your baby. Just released is the latest list of banned names. Lucifer cannot be born in New Zealand. And there’s no place for Christ or a Messiah either. In New Zealand, parents have to run by the government any name they want to bestow on their baby. And …

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New Zealand Billboard Controversy

A New Zealand brewery is raising claims of homophobia with the above addition to their long-running “Yeah Right” campaign.  A spokesman for the company explains: This joke would traditionally say ”wife”, as in the person isn’t happy with their Dad’s new partner.  However, now that marriage is open to homosexual couples, so too will be situations where Dad gets a …

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Updated Gay Marriage Map

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Marriage Gives NZ Archbishop The Sadz

“We find it bizarre that what has been discarded is an understanding of marriage that has its origin in human nature and is common to every culture.  We know many New Zealanders stand with us in this.  Marriage is the essential human institution that predates religion and state. It is a committed union between a man and a woman which …

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Gay News Of The Week: Let’s Have A Kiwi

Amidst all the horror of the last seven days, the one shining moment for LGBT people around the world came in the form of a celebratory and impromptu song.  The below video from official YouTube channel of New Zealand’s Parliament continues to go viral and now has almost 1.2 million views.  If you missed it earlier, watch this.  Even if …

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