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Mon 10 Feb 2020

  • TV presenter Phillip Schofield: I knew I was gay when I married
    "Whatever was there, I thought: OK, whatever this is, you stay back because I am happy,...
    Links: Stuff
  • Up-to-date research on HIV prevention vital - AIDS Foundation
    New government funding will allow for much-needed HIV research that has not been done for years, the AIDS Foundation says...
    Links: RNZ
  • Out And About @ OurParty
    Links: Express

Sun 10 Feb 2019

  • The 20th Big Gay Out takes place at Coyle Park (Auckland, New Zealand)
    MP Tamati Coffey announced at the event that he and his partner Tim Smith are expecting their first baby in July.
    Links: (1), (2)
  • Jacinda Ardern returns for first Big Gay Out as Prime Minister
    Veteran Big Gay Out attendee Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the day was a chance to celebrate but also a "reminder" of the work to be done for the rainbow community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Labour MP Tand#257;mati Coffey and partner Tim Smith expecting a baby
    Labour MP Tand#257;mati Coffey and his partner are expecting a baby...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Labour MP Tamati Coffey expecting a baby with partner Tim Smith
    Labour MP takes to stage at Big Gay Out to announce he and long-term partner will welcome a baby in July...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sun, rainbows and a baby announcement for the Big Gay Out 20th anniversary
    It was a day full of sun, rainbows and even a surprise political baby announcement for the 20th annual Big Gay Out in Auckland...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 10 Feb 2018

  • Rugby referee Nigel Owens blasts boxer Anthony Mundine's bigotry
    Leading rugby referee Nigel Owens has hit out at homophobic comments from Australian boxer Anthony Mundine - questioning what Mundine would do if he had a gay son...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 10 Feb 2017

  • First Trans Boy Scout Begins
    Links: Express
  • Ms Frizzle is Back and Played, Once Again, by a Lesbian
    Links: Express
  • Nibble On A Theatrical Platter At The Performance Salon
    Links: Express
  • Research Reveals LGBT+ Community Less Comfortable Holding Hands
    Links: Express
  • Waiting With Oscar-Baited Breath
    Links: Express
  • World’s First Chest-Binding Study Highlights Medical Risks for Trans People
    Links: Express
  • Dawn Ceremony kicks off Ak Pride Festival
    A dawn ceremony at Western Park this morning kicked off the Auckland Pride Festival 2017...

Wed 10 Feb 2016

  • Department of Corrections Allowed to March In Uniform
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride launches official programme
    Wellington Pride Festival launched it’s programme on Friday night with a packed house of over 100 people at Wellington’s Ivy Bar...

Tue 10 Feb 2015

  • Rainbow Pride Community Honours (2015) - Part 1 (Meow, Wellington)
    Part 1 of an honours evening which celebrated people who have made outstanding contributions to the queer and takataapui communities of the Wellington region.
    Features: Amanduh la Whore, Carl Greenwood, Ellen Faed, Fetu-ole-moana Teuila Tamapeau, Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann, Jac Lynch, Joseph Habgood, Kassie Hartendorp, Kathleen Winter, Mari North, Prue Hyman, Rangimoana Taylor, Tabby Besley, Tarn Billingsley, Valda Edyvane
  • Rainbow Pride Community Honours (2015) - Part 2 (Meow, Wellington)
    Part 2 of an honours evening which celebrated people who have made outstanding contributions to the queer and takataapui communities of the Wellington region.
    Features: Antony Paltridge, Bill Logan, Connor MeikleJohn, Fetu-ole-moana Teuila Tamapeau, Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann, Hamish Allardice, Herbee Bartley, Ian Anderson, Jac Lynch, Kassie Hartendorp, Lee Eklund, Louisa Wall, Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Martin Kaulback, Nigel Jeffcoat, Steven Mawhinney, Ted Fecteau, Walter Kawikaka'iulani Aipa
  • Rainbow Pride Community Honours (2015) - Part 3 (Meow, Wellington)
    Part 3 of an honours evening which celebrated people who have made outstanding contributions to the queer and takataapui communities of the Wellington region.
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Alison Laurie, Alofa Aiono, Amanduh la Whore, Elizabeth Kerekere, Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann, Gareth Watkins, George Mapplebeck, Jac Lynch, Karen Harris, Kevin Haunui, Margaret Sparrow, Mark Beehre, Peri Te Wao, Rangimoana Taylor, Sue Lytollis, Tiwhanawhana, Virginia Parker-Bowles
  • A Celebration of Springfield
    Links: Express
  • A Comic Sexual Success
    Links: Express
  • All The Words of the Rainbow
    Links: Express
  • Charles Chauvel Recovering After Open Heart Surgery
    Links: Express
  • Girl on a Corner Opening Night
    Links: Express
  • The Settled Star
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith nabs four Grammy Awards
    Openly-gay singer Sam Smith has taken home four Grammys, including Record of the Year...

Mon 10 Feb 2014

  • World urged to take action for Uganda
    Today has been declared a Global Day of Action to speak out against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill...

Sun 10 Feb 2013

  • Auckland Community Church
    Vaughan Shepherd, chairperson of Auckland Community Church, talks about its history and what the church and faith communities can offer.
    Features: Vaughan Shepherd
  • Ruth Busch profile (Auckland)
    Ruth Busch talks about her early years in the Bronx, growing up in a Holocaust surviving family, coming out as a lesbian and her legal career
    Features: Ruth Busch
  • Sun, and earlybirds, coming out at Coyle Park
    The best spots around the main stage are already being snapped up 11AM: The sun is coming out from behind the clouds as earlybirds begin setting up in the prime spots at Auckland’s Coyle Park for the Big Gay Out...

Fri 10 Feb 2012

  • Jason - Q12
  • Lloyd - Q12
  • Scott (1) - Q12
  • Scott (2) - Q12
  • Uganda's anti-gay bill 'not Government backed'
    Uganda's government is on the defensive following swift international criticism over the reintroduction of the "kill the gays" bill, which is back, but without the death penalty...

Thu 10 Feb 2011

  • The Colonel's Outing trailer
    The latest short from New Zealand's Number 8 Films The Colonel's Outing will premiere at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the United States and the Torino LGBT Film Festival in Italy in April...

Wed 10 Feb 2010

  • UK kids directed to gay balloon fetish website
    UK children searching for a fun educational website have been directed to an R18 gay fetish site by Google, leaving British education officials red-faced...

Tue 10 Feb 2009

  • Wellington Proud '09 schedule revealed
    Wellington's Proud '09 Festival will be a busy eight days featuring 25 events, beginning with the annual Out in the Square day on Saturday 28 February...

Sun 10 Feb 2008

  • Live reports from the Big Gay Out 2008

Sat 10 Feb 2007

  • MP Chris Carter (Te Atatu, Labour Party) and Peter Kaiser are civilly joined (New Zealand)
    Carter and Kaiser's civil union is the first for a Cabinet Minister or Member of Parliament in New Zealand.
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Rainbow Labour MP
    Rainbow Labour MP and Conservation Minister Chris Carter is civil-unionising with his long-term partner Peter Kaiser today in a civil union attended by Prime Minister Helen Clark...

Fri 10 Feb 2006

  • Law and Ahdar
    Rex Ahdar is a conservative Christian law lecturer at Otago University Law School...

Thu 10 Feb 2005

  • The New Zealand AIDS Foundation comes out in support of the Human Rights (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill (2004) (New Zealand)
    NZAF Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said that "safe sex is a self-care behaviour that is enhanced when people feel that they belong to, and are accepted by, their communities and society at large. Legal protection against discrimination will go a long way toward achieving that."
    Links: Scoop
  • Unsafe sex excuses "bullshit"
    It's time to fight back against "bullshit" excuses for not using condoms for sex, say the AIDS Foundation, who are launching a new campaign with precisely this message...

Thu 10 Feb 2000

  • Television news report: Chris Truscott, who is HIV+, is being held under the Health Act (New Zealand)
    TV3 news, ref F44223.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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