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Tue 24 Mar 2020

  • Pandemics act on social fault lines: Lessons for coronavirus from HIV and AIDS
    Pandemics can bring out the worst in people...
    Links: Stuff
  • “You Should Definitely Not Be Using The Lockdown Time For Casual...
    Links: Express
    Links: Express

Sat 24 Mar 2018

  • Donald Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving
    US President Donald Trump released an order on Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances", following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving...
    Links: Stuff
  • Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving
    PALM BEACH, Fla...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 24 Mar 2017

  • Review: Adele Proves She is Someone Like Us
    Links: Express
  • Inclusion of trans weightlifter questioned by competitor
    An Australian International weightlifting competitor has questioned whether the inclusion of transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard in the event disrupts an even playing field...

Thu 24 Mar 2016

  • Your guide to Easter
    We check out what’s happening this long weekend around the country at your favourite venues...

Tue 24 Mar 2015

  • Waratahs Player Fined $20,000 For Homophobic Slur
    Links: Express
  • Super Rugby player fined for anti-gay slur
    New South Wales Waratah Jacques Potgieter has been fined AU$20,000 for a homophobic slur against an opposition player at a game against the Brumbies over the weekend...

Mon 24 Mar 2014

  • Sam Orchard: Drawing support
    A talented trans artist has had a stellar start to his bid for community help to publish his inclusive comic book series Family Portraits...

Sun 24 Mar 2013

  • Alex Taylor (Auckland)
    Alex talks about his life as a gay composer, and being part of the After Lilburn concert held during the Auckland Pride Festival 2013.
    Features: Alex Taylor
  • Trans teacher found dead after media mocking
    A Transgender teacher has apparently taken her own life after being mocked by a Daily Mail columnist and harassed by journalists, sparking calls for the columnist to be sacked...

Sat 24 Mar 2012

  • Shaughan Woodcock - Queen of the Whole Universe
    Features: Shaughan Woodcock
  • Miles' murder-accused committed for trial
    Hayden Miles was 15 when he disappeared The man accused of murdering Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles has been committed for trial...

Thu 24 Mar 2011

  • Westboro planning to picket Taylor's funeral
    Scarcely has news of Elizabeth Taylor's death spread across the world and a viciously anti-gay US church is planning to protest at her funeral...

Wed 24 Mar 2010

  • Police want bar trading hours reduced
    Police are pushing for the trading hours of licensed premises to be cut...

Tue 24 Mar 2009

  • Lesbians In Charge at K' Road's Kamo

Mon 24 Mar 2008

  • Get into shape with Julz!
    Summer is coming again (at the end of winter and after spring)… so get a head-start on having a hotter body with our new personal trainer's practical tips...

Sat 24 Mar 2007

  • USA: Elderly gays find home in Hollywood
    What's described as the first low-cost housing development in America for homeless and low income older members of the LGBT community has opened in Hollywood...

Fri 24 Mar 2006

  • LGBT team takes on Relay for Life
    A 15-member LGBT "Rainbow" team will participate in this years Relay for Life race in Wellington this weekend...

Thu 24 Mar 2005

  • The Peron Allegations: Part Two: The Hall of Mirrors
    With the personalities of some of the New Zealanders investigating a series of allegations into GayNZ...

Mon 24 Mar 2003

  • The Building Blocks of Maxim
    Where did fundamentalist organisation The Maxim Institute spring from and who are some of the people behind it? Wellington-based gay researcher Craig Young probes its history and emergence...

Fri 24 Mar 1989

  • The National Gay and Lesbian Conference is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The theme of the conference is building bridges.
  • Tom McLean, journalist and author of If I Should Die dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt, WorldCat

Tue 24 Mar 1981

Mon 24 Mar 1975

  • Television news report: an item on homosexuality and the church (New Zealand)
    Look North, ref: TZP10578.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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