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Fri 28 Feb 2020

  • The first case of COVID-19 is confirmed in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Links: RNZ
  • 'This is insane': Piers Morgan hits out at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard
    One of Britain's highest profile media figures has taken aim at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's potential participation at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 'This is insane': Piers Morgan hits out at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard
    One of Britain's highest-profile media figures has taken aim at Kiwi transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard's potential participation at the Tokyo Olympics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Coronavirus: Spotlight on VP Mike Pence's handling of HIV outbreak in 2015
    President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby ponders trans-gender eligibility rules
    World Rugby is considering "rugby-specific" eligibility rules for transgender players, differing from the International Olympic Committee policy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Life Changing | Scalp MicroPigmentation
    Links: Express
  • WIPP’s Rainbow Bus
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Feb 2019

  • The Glamaphones - member interviews (St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington)
    Members of the Glamaphones talk about being a part of a rainbow choir and their two upcoming concerts during Wellingtons Pride Festival in March 2019
    Features: Gerard Wood, Jan Suckling, Rachel Hyde, Sophia Dempsey, Steven Sue, The Glamaphones (Wellington), Thomas Nikora
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • LGBTI Millennials More Keen to Start a Family of Their Own...
    Links: Express
  • THIS WEEKEND: Rufus Wainwright’s 20 Year Anniversary Tour
    Links: Express

Wed 28 Feb 2018

  • 'Nigels Owens is a gay' subtitle appears during Six Nations broadcast
    The BBC has been forced to apologise after "Nigel Owens is a gay" appeared on its subtitling service during the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland...
    Links: Stuff
  • From teaching in New Zealand to protesting in the first Sydney Mardi Gras
    This weekend tens of thousands of happy revellers will be filling the streets around Sydney's Oxford Street to celebrate Australia's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras...
    Links: Stuff
  • Poutūterangi / March 2018
    Kia ora and welcome to our Poutūterangi update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Trans Weightlifter Cleared to Compete in Commonwealth Games
    Links: Express

Tue 28 Feb 2017

  • Maramatoru/March
    Kia ora and welcome to our Maramatoru update...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Gay MP Steps Down Ahead of Next Election
    Links: Express
  • NHL Sells Rainbow T-Shirts to Raise Diversity Awareness
    Links: Express
  • Oscars So Gay
    Links: Express
  • AUT creates 'all gender' bathroom facilities
    Gender-diverse students at AUT University now have access to appropriate bathroom facilities as the University welcomes in the new semester with the creation of 165 gender neutral toilets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Feb 2015

  • Cottoned On!
    Links: Express
  • Friday Retreat – Shanghai Lil’s
    Links: Express
  • Miss Drag Pride Final – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • The Festival’s Sexiest Shows
    Links: Express
  • Proud 'Gods and Monsters' line-up
    The full line-up for tonight's Auckland Pride Festival closing party - the DJs begin at 9pm and the entertainment at 11pm at the Victoria Park complex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Feb 2014

  • The Defamation Game
    What is one to make of Colin Craig's litigation against Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman, over claimed statements that Craig wanted women back in the kitchen and LGBT community members back in the closet? Defamation is a tort, or civil wrong...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Feb 2013

  • Coroner Gordon Matenga rules Corporal Douglas Hughes committed suicide (New Zealand)
    Links: Stuff
  • Perez Hilton reveals he's become a dad
    Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has posted a picture on his website of himself cradling a newborn baby, revealing he has become a dad...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Feb 2012

  • Nicholas Nitro is convicted on a charge of receiving commercial sexual services from a person aged sixteen
    Nitro is the co-owner of the Closet cruise club in Christchurch
  • Sitaleki Koloamatangi is sentenced to 12 months in jail for attacking Trevor Kaukau
    Koloamatangi was charging with "injuring that, had death been caused, he would have been guilty of manslaughter". Kaukau was left severely brain damaged
  • Venue owner sentenced for under-age paid sex
    A co-owner of a Christchurch gay venue has been convicted of a charge of receiving commercial sexual services from a person aged sixteen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Feb 2011

  • US Burger King fined $5.8m for gay bashing
    A US jury has awarded a gay New Jersey couple $US3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Feb 2010

  • Paul Holmes does drag for TV's Shorty St
    Veteran Kiwi broadcaster Pauil Holmes is set to appear on TV soap Shortland Street in full Edwardian drag as Lady Bracknell in a Shorty rendition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Feb 2009

  • Police lost evidence in Barrymore case
    British police have admitted publicly that they lost crucial evidence regarding the death of a young man at the home of gay entertainer Michael Barrymore...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Feb 2008

  • Urge bears in training for Round the Bays
    Urge bar co-owner Alan Granville says he's "rounding up the gays for Round the Bays" on Sunday 16 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Feb 2007

  • Waipouri murder details released
    Details of the murder of gay Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri, 39, have now been released...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Feb 2006

  • Tamihere "missed the boat" on takataapui
    John Tamihere has missed the boat if he wants to "discuss" glbt Maori identifying as "takataapui", says AIDS Foundation chair Jeremy Lambert, because the word has been in use for years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Feb 2005

  • Wanted: Just two hours for gay health study
    A health study aimed at improving and promoting health services for gay men is seeking more participants in younger and older age groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 28 Feb 2004

  • Maxim, Misinformation and Marital Status
    A few days ago, on February 26 2004, the Maxim Institute began its misinformation campaign against the Civil Union and Relationship Recognition Bills...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Feb 2003

  • Wellington's Phil Smees dies in Brisbane
    A stalwart of the Wellington gay scene for a number of years, Phil Smees, has died in Brisbane...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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