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Sat 30 Mar 2019

  • Pride Stage 2019
    (Eva Beva, Wellington)
    Audio from the Wellington Pride Stage 2019, held at Eva Bevas on 30 March 2019
    Features: Callan James, Chanel Hati, Courtney L'Amour, Drew Hadwen, Roxy Coervers, Steven Mawhinney, Tiwhanawhana

Fri 30 Mar 2018

  • CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'
    NEW YORK — The new director of the top U...
    Links: NZ Herald

Thu 30 Mar 2017

  • 75 Years Of Frock N Roll
    Links: Express
  • Cannabis Miracle Cure For HIV?
    Links: Express
  • Hottie: Kyle Jardine
    Links: Express
  • John Thorp Named As Morrinsville Crash Victim
    Links: Express
  • Purcell’s Dido And Aeneas Comes To New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • Setting the Record Straight: Charlie Tredway
    Links: Express
  • Wild With Wanderlust: Travel Feature
    Links: Express
  • Wlgtn church shows support for trans communities
    St Andrews on the Terrace is partnering with Rainbow Wellington to continue its support of the local transgender and gender diverse communities...

Wed 30 Mar 2016

  • Indian LGBT Film Wins National Award
    Links: Express
  • Neil Thornton: The Capital’s Funniest Bear
    Links: Express
  • Over $15,000 Raised For Triplings Thus Far
    Links: Express
  • Technicolour India
    Links: Express
  • The LAD Bible Publicly Apologises to Wentworth Miller For Internet Meme
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Day of Visibility’s Most Important Year Yet
    Links: Express
  • ‘Triplings’ dads crowdfund for return to NZ
    Gay couple, David and Nicky Beard are desperately searching for a way to bring their three newborn babies home to New Zealand from Mexico after extra costs following the premature birth of one of their children has left them stuck in the Northern Hemisphere...

Mon 30 Mar 2015

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: The Age Difference
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Learn from the Best
    Links: Express
  • Indiana Governor Defends New Law Allowing Discrimination Against GLBT People
    Links: Express
  • Police Investigating Auckland Grindr Robberies
    Links: Express
  • Wigarama to raise money for Vanuatu
    Wigarama is coming back in May, and this time half the proceeds will be donated to the Cyclone Pam recovery in Vanuatu...

Sun 30 Mar 2014

  • Review: Angels in America, Act II – Perestroika
    Angels in America, Act II – Perestroika A Silo production, at Q Theatre Auckland 29 March 2014 From Wikipedia: Perestroika(Russian:перестро ́йка,IPA:[pʲɪrʲɪˈstrojkə]( listen))[1]was a political movement for reformation within theCommunist Party of the Soviet Unionduring the 1980s (1986), widely associated withSovietleaderMikhail Gorbachevand hisglasnost(meaning "openness") policy reform...

Fri 30 Mar 2012

  • Russia considers nationalising anti-gay bill
    Russia’s Government is to consider a bill that would impose fines for spreading gay "propaganda" among minors, following the passage of such legislation in St Petersburg...

Wed 30 Mar 2011

  • Out Takes dates and first films confirmed
    Out Takes 2011: A Reel Queer Film Festival is right around the corner, opening in Auckland on 26 May and Wellington on 2 June...

Tue 30 Mar 2010

  • The Charlotte Museum: A grand tour
    Miriam Saphira I told my best friend, a gay man, I was heading down to the Charlotte Museum for a tour as I was writing a feature for gaynz...

Mon 30 Mar 2009

  • Review: My Fair Lady at the Civic
    It is Wednesday afternoon at twelve forty five and I am already seated in the atmospheric Civic Theatre waiting for the advent of My Fair Lady...

Sun 30 Mar 2008

  • UK:Police slammed for allowing anti-gay gig
    The Metropolitan Police have allowed a concert by artist Bounty Killer to go ahead, despite his lyrics inciting homophobic hatred and violence...

Fri 30 Mar 2007

  • The vile Mr. Nile
    Fred Nile Fundamentalist partyleader Fred Nile has been re-elected to the Upper House for a fourth term in the New South Wales election, after proposing to freeze Muslim immigration...

Thu 30 Mar 2006

  • NZAF Cautious Over HIV Pill
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is greeting the news of a new combination drug to prevent HIV infection with caution...

Tue 30 Mar 2004

  • Shit, shit, shit... but wait, there
    Ever wondered what it's like to live with HIV? For our fourth GayNZ...

Sun 30 Mar 2003

  • Apology from Hide or legal action to follow
    MP Rodney Hide has now been asked to apologise or face legal action after claims he questioned a man's sexuality during an ACT party function on Waiheke Island...

Sat 30 Mar 1985

  • Roman Catholic Cardinal Tom Williams speaks out against the Homosexual Law Reform Bill
    (New Zealand)
    Williams appears on TV 1 news.
  • Television news report: Roman Catholic Cardinal Tom Williams speaks out against homosexual law reform
    (New Zealand)
    The report also features MP Geoff Braybrooke and Bill Logan. 6.30 news, ref F62402.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: Cardinal Tom Williams opposes Homosexual Law Reform Bill
    (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17808.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 30 Mar 1981

  • The Lesbian Gay Media Collective is formed
    (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The group produces New Zealand's first Lesbian and Gay radio programme during Pride 1981 for Wellington Access Radio. The group later merges with the Pink Triangle Publishing Collective in 1982.

Sun 30 Mar 1980

  • The Metropolitan Community Church of the Resurrection is formed
    (New Zealand)

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