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Corona Closes Checkmate Indefinitely

While most LGBT+ events and businesses will return after the Covid-19 pandemic, Wellington sauna Checkmate will not. Wellington sauna Checkmate has now closed. The Covid-19...

“You Should Definitely Not Be Using The Lockdown Time For Casual Sex.”

Why hookups are a go-no during our Level 4 Lockdown against COVID-19. Our Level 4 lockdown means bars and sex on-site venues around NZ have...

A New Queer Bar in Westmere

Garnet Station Cafe becomes Majenta Bar. There are plenty of cafes in Westmere but there hasn’t been a bar for years. Garnet Station’s Verity and Lisa...

Mark Fisher Slams Sudden ‘Ban’ on Poppers in NZ

The Body Positive CEO says the ban will criminalise gay and bisexual men where surveys show 40% are poppers users. Positive’s CEO Mark Fisher is...

Auckland Loses Gay Bar as Staircase Rebrands

Owner says the move to a backpacker bar is a result of a “gross lack of support from the Rainbow community.” Auckland has one less...

Victim of Attack Following Wellington Pride Satisfied with Police Response – “We’re Moving Forward”

The victim of a homophobic assault following Wellington Pride tells express he wants to put the incident behind him. Joe Perrone and his partner were assaulted...

Vibrant, Colourful Wellington Pride Parade Goes Off Without a Hitch

"There must be 50,000 people here," Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy announced at the Parade's finish line. "Despite representing one,  I have never been...

10,000 Flock To Ponsonby For Auckland Rainbow Parade

Lead by NZ's first transgender MP Georgina Beyer and TV legends The Topp Twins, the walking parade featured roughly 1000 participants ranging from uniformed...

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