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Tue 25 Feb 2020

  • Boy asks Pete Buttigieg to help him tell the world he's gay
    Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has given some emotional advice to a 9-year-old boy who asked how he could tell the world he is gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Mum's heartbreaking letter to gay son
    A mother has shared the heartbreaking letter she wrote to her youngest son to apologise for her reaction when he came out as gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Family Bar and Club | Out and About Friday 21 Feb...
    Links: Express
  • Hannah Tamaki Dumped From Dancing With the Stars
    Links: Express
  • What’s On At Pride Whanganui 2020
    Links: Express
  • WOOF! The Auckland Rainbow Dog Show
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Feb 2019

  • Minister for Internal Affairs Tracey Martin defers the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Bill (New Zealand)
    The Minister wanted to give people more opportunities to submit on the proposed changes as well as seek clarification on legal issues relating to gender self-identification.
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Bill making it easier for trans people to update birth certificate deferred
    A bill that would make it easier for trans people to change to change their gender on birth certificates had been deferred due to poor public consultation and legal concerns...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lee Suckling: Links to sexuality and weight found in new study
    Lee Suckling shares his own struggle with an eating disorder and draws on personal experience to explain what he believes is behind new findings...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Q + A - Monday February 25
    A law change working its way through Parliament will make it easier for people to change genders on their birth certificate...
    Links: Scoop
  • Conversion Therapy Ban Called For By Minister of Health in Germany
    Links: Express
  • Woof, Woof, Woof! Meet the Dog’s and the Brains Behind Woof...
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Feb 2018

  • Rainbow elders panel (2018) (17-19 Tory Street, Wellington)
    Audio from the Rainbow elders panel, held during Wellingtons Pride festival at 19 Tory Street on 25 February 2018
    Features: Amanduh la Whore, Colin Daley, Georgina Beyer, Kay Jones, Maggie Shippam, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Prue Hyman, Rosie Leadbitter
  • Aussie call for Commonwealth Games ban on transgender weightlifter 'game playing'
    New Zealand sporting bigwigs are backing Kiwi transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, after the boss of Australian weightlifting called for her to be banned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games...
    Links: Stuff
  • Mystery deepens in serial killer probe after six dismembered bodies found
    The mystery deepened this week in the case of Bruce McArthur, the Canadian man charged with killing several middle-aged men linked to Toronto's Gay Village and burying dismembered body parts in landscape planters...
    Links: Stuff
  • Out in the Park draws 10,000-plus to celebrate start of Wellington Pride Festival
    It started when being gay was illegal, now it's drawing crowds of more than 10,000 people who enjoy hanging out, chilling out, and just living out...
    Links: Stuff
  • TVNZ reporter ties the knot in 'big gay Indian wedding'
    TV newsman Arrun Soma has married his long-term partner in what he described as a "big gay Indian wedding" in Wellington on Saturday...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 25 Feb 2016

  • Sian Torrington - We Dont Have To Be The Building (Wellington)
    Sian talks about the art project We Dont Have To Be The Building.
    Features: Sian Torrington
  • Valentine and Valentine:
    Five same-sex love letters from history Throughout history love letters have been sent between some our most famous writers and their same-sex admirers, from Oscar Wilde to Virgina Woolf, Alexander Lowë takes a look at those romantic words penned...

Wed 25 Feb 2015

  • Foodie Bites – Turkish Treats
    Links: Express
  • Out In The Park to be Held on 28th – 29th...
    Links: Express
  • Two Dads Able to Make a Baby? It May Now be...
    Links: Express
  • Wall in Thailand for lgbti rights dialogue
    Louisa Wall (right) with Auckland Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse at Saturday's Auckland Pride Parade Louisa Wall is in Thailand taking part in a regional discussion on lgbti rights...

Tue 25 Feb 2014

  • Conan McKegg profile (Wellington)
    Conan McKegg talks about writing for the screen and working on the draft script for House of Memories
    Features: Conan McKegg
  • Why I marched in Pride
    NZ Falcon Mike Horrell has kindly shared his touching explanation of why he decided to march in the Auckland Pride Parade...

Mon 25 Feb 2013

  • Men Like Us released on DVD/for download
    A documentary which tells the funny, heart-breaking and inspiring stories of nine gay New Zealand men has been released on DVD and for digital download...

Sat 25 Feb 2012

  • The Queer Avengers take on transphobia
    The Queer Avengers led a protest against an anti-trans opinion piece in the Dominion Post at the Fairfax offices in Wellington...

Fri 25 Feb 2011

  • Young Indian men outed in TV sting
    A young Indian man has attempted suicide after his parents saw him outed on an Indian TV news report broadcast in Hyderabad...

Thu 25 Feb 2010

  • Review: Auckland's OurFest 2010
    The year is 2010...

Wed 25 Feb 2009

  • Ron Brown murder trial set for June
    Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach, accused of killing of gay Onehunga man Ron Brown in December 2007, will face a jury trial at Auckland's High Court, beginning on Monday 22 June...

Mon 25 Feb 2008

  • Sydney's Archbishop opposes Civil Unions
    The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell has again spoken out against moves towards Civil Unions in Australia, saying he would strongly oppose any proposal that equates homosexuality with with marriage of a man and a woman...

Sun 25 Feb 2007

  • Television news report: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh claims to have found a cure for HIV/AIDS
    TV3 news, ref F97881.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Who will MC at the Wellington Fair?
    There are some very big shoes to fill at Wellington's 22nd Annual Gay and Lesbian Fair, taking place at the end of the Newtown Festival on Saturday 10th March at Newtown School...

Sat 25 Feb 2006

  • Tamahori sentenced for drag
    New Zealand film director Lee Tamahori has been sentenced after police arrested him in Hollywood dressed in drag on charges of prostitution and loitering...

Fri 25 Feb 2005

  • UniQ Otago's Nathan Brown
    Nathan Brown The face of the AIDS Foundation's "Negative Role Model" campaign, Nathan is a tireless worker for the GLBT communities in Otago...

Tue 25 Feb 2003

  • Hundreds of haircuts benefit Herne Bay House
    304 haircuts donated by twenty two Auckland hair salons have raised over $24,000 for Herne Bay House...

Wed 25 Feb 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS causes a review of health requirements for potential immigrants (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Kerry Burke. 6.30pm news, ref F92342.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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