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Sun 1 Mar 2020

  • Rugby league: Colourful welcome awaits Israel Folau in Hull as gay community unites
    Israel Folau will be greeted with rainbow flags by members of a gay rugby club with a transgender captain when he makes his first appearance on English soil for Catalans in Sunday's trip to Hull FC...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Smart Talk on PRIDE: A panel discussion about LGBTQ+ life in New Zealand
    Chaired by Thomas Sainsbury this discussion explores LGBTQ+ life in New Zealand...
    Links: RNZ
  • Taylor Swift Goes Full Drag King
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Mar 2019

  • Drag Queens Stage Protest at Border Wall in Support of LGBTI...
    Links: Express
  • Jacquie Grant ONZM, Defends Whittaker’s Over Controversial ‘Gender Reveal’ Chocolate
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Mar 2018

  • Pardon Me Alan Turing (Bats Theatre, Wellington)
    Writer Stephen Lunt talks about the play Pardon Me Alan Turing
    Features: Stephen Lunt

Wed 1 Mar 2017

  • Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Auckland)
    Ngahuia Te Awekotuku talks to Kathryn Ryan
    Features: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
  • ATC Brings Us Peer Gynt [recycled]
    Links: Express
  • South Australia to Launch New PrEP Trial
    Links: Express
  • Trinidad and Tobago May Legalise Homosexuality Soon
    Links: Express
  • United Nations Sends LGBT+ Expert to Argentina
    Links: Express
  • Police confirm attack victim was at Pride Parade
    Auckland police have confirmed suggestions that a woman who was brutally beaten and left for dead in a West Auckland quarry was abducted shortly after watching the Pride Parade...

Tue 1 Mar 2016

  • Australia’s First GLBT Music Festival to Take Place in Victoria
    Links: Express
  • Endless Summer Romance
    Links: Express
  • WLG artist hosts evening to talk about sex and sexuality
    Wellington artist Sian Torrington is hosting an evening to talk about sex and sexuality in creative, sex and body positive ways...

Sun 1 Mar 2015

  • Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion (17-19 Tory Street, Wellington)
    Audio from the Against Equality presentation: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion.
    Features: Ryan Conrad
  • Andy Russell
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – To Speak or Not to Speak
    Links: Express
  • Proud Party 2015 – Part 1
    Links: Express
  • Proud Party 2015 – Part 2
    Links: Express
  • Proud Party 2015 – Part 3
    Links: Express
  • The Rebel’s Return
    Links: Express
  • Rudo s Piha Ceremony
    Rudo and Joydah married in Piha in a ceremony which reflected their openness, creativeness, culture differences...

Sat 1 Mar 2014

  • Watch: Transgender Rights Are Human Rights
    Transgender men and women from across the Pacific and Asia feature in a new UNAIDS video ‘Transgender Rights Are Human Rights’ which has been launched to mark Zero Discrimination Day...

Fri 1 Mar 2013

  • Pro-equality Christians happy with balance
    Margaret Mayman The national network Christians for Marriage Equality believes the concerns of some religious submitters have been balanced, with a Select Committee making it clear that the marriage equality bill will not diminish the freedom of religion of those who oppose it...

Thu 1 Mar 2012

  • Govt's "transphobic attitudes" condemned
    Cherise Witehira A national transgender advocacy agency has slammed the “pure ignorance and transphobic attitudes” of the Government and called for change in the prison system...

Tue 1 Mar 2011

  • Q-topia will return "bigger and more fab"
    Christchurch glbt youth group Q-topia says all its members and facilitators are ok, but its second inner-city facility was "munted" in last week's quake and it's unclear when it will be able to next meet up...

Mon 1 Mar 2010

  • Successful first Bear NZ Week means it'll return
    The organisers of the inaugural Bear New Zealand week are promising the event will return in 2011 after a successful first outing...

Sun 1 Mar 2009

  • Trans nudity challenges Palmerston North
    A critically-acclaimed collection of 'gender fluid' photography – including several nude images – are on the walls of a Palmerston North gallery from this weekend, in what is being described as a "bold move" in the conservative town...

Sat 1 Mar 2008

  • Out in the Square takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Out in the Square grew out of the Gay and Lesbian Fair which had been run annually in Wellington since 1985. The fair changed its name in 2008 from the Gay and Lesbian Fair to be more inclusive.
    Links:, Wikipedia
  • Weather holding, Wgtn GandL Fair "all go"

Thu 1 Mar 2007

  • Theatre: RENT, staged in Christchurch
    Jonathan Larson's RENT is a high-energy “adaptation” of Puccini's most popular opera, ‘La Boheme', which is in itself a retelling of Murger's popular novel “Scenes de la vie de Boheme”, a work which influenced young Parisians in its day as much as, say, Kerouac's “Road” novel and the film “Easy Rider” did the rest of the world last century...

Wed 1 Mar 2006

  • Pride Centre fraud trial date set
    The Auckland Pride Centre fraud fiasco could drag on till the end of this year, with alleged fraudster Martin van der Riet's trial date set for November, although there is a chance that van der Riet could face trial sooner, with a standby date pencilled in for May...

Mon 1 Mar 2004

  • Up editors deny closure rumours
    The editors of gay newspaper Up moved last week to dispel rumours that the paper was closing down after a split from its publisher, AMA Media...

Sat 1 Mar 2003

  • Queer Nation's Andrew Whiteside
    After eight years on our screens Andrew Whiteside is the familiar face of TV2's gay lifestyle programme Queer Nation...

Tue 1 Mar 1988

  • Television news report: more women are becoming HIV+ (New Zealand)
    Doctors say it is only a matter of time before babies are born in New Zealand with HIV/AIDS. Eyewitness news, ref F90793.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 1 Mar 1985

Mon 1 Mar 1982

  • Writer Frank Sargeson dies (New Zealand)

Sat 1 Mar 1941

  • Female impersonator and activist Johnny Croskery is born (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Tapatoru

Wed 1 Mar 1893

  • Mary Taylor dies (Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
    Links: Te Ara

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