express online http://www.gayexpress.co.nz Gay Expression in New Zealand Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:49:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Auckland Arts Festival Promises Something for Everyone. http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/auckland-arts-festival-promises-something-everyone/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/auckland-arts-festival-promises-something-everyone/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:49:25 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38626 Auckland will be transformed with an explosion of theatre, music, cabaret, dance and visual arts sweeping across the region during Auckland Arts Festival, 4 – 22 March 2015. For nineteen days, in dozens of venues across Auckland, more than 100 world class shows, exhibitions and performers – both local and international – will astound, entertain [&hellip

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Bill Passed in New South Wales to Extinguish Historic Gay Sex Convictions http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/bill-passed-new-south-wales-extinguish-historic-gay-sex-convictions/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/bill-passed-new-south-wales-extinguish-historic-gay-sex-convictions/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:33:53 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38642 The Australian state of New Wales has just passed a bill to extinguish historic gay sex convictions.  The Criminal Records Amendment (Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill 2014 was passed unanimously through the NSW Parliament today. The NSW bill establishes a scheme enabling people convicted of consensual homosexual conduct, prior to decriminalisation in 1984, to have their [&hellip

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GlaxoSmithKline Floating Minority Stake of HIV Treatment Company http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/glaxosmithkline-floating-minority-stake-hiv-treatment-company/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/glaxosmithkline-floating-minority-stake-hiv-treatment-company/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:34:13 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38634 British drugs group GlaxoSmithKline is planning to create a new £15bn FTSE 100 company by spinning out a subsidiary focused on treating HIV.  Viiv Healthcare is expected to attract a “significant” capitalisation due to its rapid growth according to chief executive Sir Andrew Witty. ViiV’s newest HIV medicines, Trumeq and Tivicay, have debuted in the last [&hellip

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Kiwi Women Urgently needed for Historic Study http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/kiwi-women-urgently-needed-historic-study/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/kiwi-women-urgently-needed-historic-study/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:39:56 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38619 Female Kiwi participants are urgently needed by researchers conducting the first international study on homophobia in sport. The study, called Out on the Fields, is now the largest ever done on the subject. It is open to everyone, regardless sexuality or whether they play sports. Nearly 9000 people have participated through a short online survey, [&hellip

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Shanghai Lil’s Ponsonby Opens Friday http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/shanghai-lils-ponsonby-opens-friday/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/shanghai-lils-ponsonby-opens-friday/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:12:19 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38608 Oliver Hall talks to Russell Green about the resurrection of Shanghai Lil’s, the cocktail jazz bar, with a thousand stories to tell! “We looked at Ponsonby Road when we were getting out of the Bird Cage in 2009-10 but there was just no spaces available,” Shanghai Lil’s operator Russell Green tells express. “I think Ponsonby [&hellip

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Awash with Grooming Knowledge http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/awash-grooming-knowledge-photo-draft/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/awash-grooming-knowledge-photo-draft/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:00:46 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38629 Mark Toner founded NZ men’s grooming website www.oneman.co.nz after returning to NZ from London. A trained-lawyer, Mark got into the beauty business to give kiwi men the choices that Brits and Yanks have enjoyed for years. express gets his top tips. Have you noticed any differences between most straight and most gay men’s grooming rituals? [&hellip

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MKR’s Christchurch Cuties http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/mkrs-christchurch-cuties/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/mkrs-christchurch-cuties/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:25:04 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38604 They’re the hottest couple of TV’s hottest local show My Kitchen Rules! express caught up with Ricki to find out about their experience on the show. Where did the two of you first meet? Working in Timaru. What made you want to do MKR? Jessie was really keen to do it as she’s a huge [&hellip

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“A Night Out” with GALS http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/night-gals/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/night-gals/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:14:47 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38601 Fresh from performing in Dublin at the international gay singing festival “Various Voices”, the Gay and Lesbian Singers have been busy preparing a concert for the community entitled “A Night Out”.  Wherever you may find yourself on a night out; the theatre, the cinema, or just a romantic night in for two, GALS has got [&hellip

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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015 Tourism Campaign Launched http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/sydney-gay-lesbian-mardi-gras-2015-tourism-campaign-launched/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/sydney-gay-lesbian-mardi-gras-2015-tourism-campaign-launched/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:03:02 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38594 The Marid Gras 2015 tourism campaign was officially launched today in Sydney with Courtney Act announced as the global ambassador, The campaign shoot and videos were done earlier in the year, explains Act: “I made a flying visit home to shoot the 2015 Mardi Gras tourism campaign, which was incredible. I never imagined I’d be [&hellip

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Jump on Board! Auckland Pride Festival Seeks New Board Memebers http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/jump-board-auckland-pride-festival-seeks-new-board-memebers/ http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/2014/10/jump-board-auckland-pride-festival-seeks-new-board-memebers/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:02 +0000 http://www.gayexpress.co.nz/?p=38592 Are you interested in a governance role with the Auckland Pride Festival Incorporated (APFI) as we move forward from the huge success of the 2013 and 2014 Pride Festival and Parade into the future?  Expressions of interest are now being sought from individuals with experience in governance, financial management, accounting, sponsorship and marketing although other [&hellip

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