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Mon 20 Jan 2020

  • Art with a Heart
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • express Goes Balmy in Bali
    Links: Express
  • Keegan’s Drag Diary January Edition
    Links: Express
  • Looking Back – Aotearoa’s Queer History
    Links: Express
  • POP Matters – Geena’s Picks of 2019
    Links: Express
  • To Boldly Go, Where No Sam Has Gone Before
    Links: Express

Sun 20 Jan 2019

  • Updating Our Identity
    Links: Express

Sat 20 Jan 2018

  • So'oalo To'oto'oali'i Roger Stanley dies (Samoa)
    Stanley was the founder and President of the Samoa Fa'afafine Association.
    Links: Express, Samoa Observer

Fri 20 Jan 2017

  • Dancers Protest Mike Pence Outside His House
    Links: Express
  • Troye Sivan’s New Music Video Features LGBT+ Activists
    Links: Express
  • UK to Get Its Own LGBT+ TV Channel
    Links: Express
  • Pride Toronto ban Police, BLM demands to be met
    LGBTI police will be banned from marching in this year’s Pride Toronto Parade as the Board vote to support demands made by Black Lives Matter during last year’s event...

Wed 20 Jan 2016

  • Genderqueer Performer Set to Take Laneway by Storm
    Links: Express
  • Part One: Change-making at Grammar
    Joel Bateman is one of the passionate young men behind the GrammarPride blog, which offers a platform for past and present pupils of Auckland Grammar School to share their experiences of coming to terms with their sexuality and dealing with homophobia at the school...

Tue 20 Jan 2015

  • A Natural Beauty
    Links: Express
  • Summer’s Hottest Ticket!
    Links: Express
  • Sri Lanka: Hope for change with new Govt
    There’s hope Sri Lanka’s new reformist government could make a repeal of the nation’s repressive anti-gay laws possible...

Mon 20 Jan 2014

  • Out in the Square in pictures
    Photographer Steph Miller snapped some gorgeous pictures at Out in the Square, a day of fun and a celebration of marriage equality in Wellington’s Civic Square...

Sun 20 Jan 2013

  • Your submissions: Equality means equality
    Paul Kearns writes, in  his submission to the Select Committee considering the marriage equality bill,: I support marriage equality for all New Zealanders and I support the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill...

Fri 20 Jan 2012

  • Out in the Square forecast: mostly fabulous
    While there may be a bit of Wellington's notorious wind later in the day, the forecast is looking mostly fabulous for Out in the Square...

Thu 20 Jan 2011

  • Wanna represent NZ at Mr Gay World?!
    Mr Gay World 2010 Charl Van Den Berg We need your help! GayNZ...

Wed 20 Jan 2010

  • World AIDS Day collectors raised $38,000
    The NZ AIDS Foundation has at last counted all the money raised by collectors and events for World AIDS Day 2009, revealing an impressive total: "slightly more than $38,000...

Tue 20 Jan 2009

  • Wellington's gay gardening group grows
    David Mulholland planted the seed back in November, and now reports that Wellington's new gay gardening group is flourishing this summer...

Sun 20 Jan 2008

  • The Transgender Inquiry: New Zealand reacts
    The Human Rights Commission's groundbreaking and world-first Transgender Inquiry report, which makes several recommendations to Government which would improve the safety and wellbeing of trans New Zealanders, has received much attention since its release on Friday - but not all of it positive...

Sat 20 Jan 2007

  • Grey
    A Grey's Anatomy star has apologised for using the word ‘faggot' to describe his now openly gay co-star...

Thu 20 Jan 2005

  • I Only Want to Be With Her: Dusty Springfield (1939-1999)
    Dusty Springfield Singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999) loved other women...

Thu 20 Jan 2000

  • [name withheld 1] - Snapshot 2000
    [name withheld] talks about coming out and first sexual experience.

Wed 20 Jan 1915

  • The Evening Post reports Lindsay Campbell pleads guilty to unlawfully wearing female clothing in a public place (Adelaide, Australia)
    Links: Papers Past

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