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Wed 3 Apr 2019

  • Kevin Haunui - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    (Rainbow Room, Parliament)
    Interview with Kevin Haunui, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Kevin Haunui
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Tony Nightingale - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    (Rainbow Room, Parliament)
    Interview with Tony Nightingale, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Tony Nightingale
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Beneath the surface of the American Dream
    In his memoir, There Will Be No Miracles Here, Casey Gerald lays out a darker side of the American dream...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brunei anti-gay laws counter stated aim to end AIDS epidemic
    On behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS), we, the officers and Regional Representatives of Asia and the Pacific Islands of the IAS Governing Council, express our grave concern regarding the anti-gay laws in Brunei Darussalam...
    Links: Scoop
  • Chicago, US, elects openly gay black woman as mayor
    Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot elected mayor of the United States' third-largest city, Chicago...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sarah Michelle Hansen-Vaeau - world's first transgender international sports coach?
    The coach of New Zealand's men's netball team believes she's the first transgender person to coach a national sports team...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender coach to lead NZ men’s team against Silver Ferns
    The Silver Ferns are turning to a not-so-secret weapon to prepare for this year's World Cup - playing the national men's team...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brunei Prepares to Introduce Capital Punishment For Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • Deep in the Drag Race
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: An Electric Future
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: Maximum Space With MINI Appeal
    Links: Express

Tue 3 Apr 2018

  • Parliament: third reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill
    (Parliament)
    Audio from the third reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill
    Features: Adrian Rurawhe, Andrew Bayly, Andrew Falloon, Andrew Little, Anne Tolley, Chris Bishop, Chris Finlayson, Darroch Ball, Duncan Webb, Grant Robertson, Jan Logie, Jenny Salesa, Joanne Hayes, Louisa Wall, Maggie Barry, Matt King, Raymond Huo
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The third reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill takes place in Parliament
    (New Zealand)
    The Bill unanimously passes its third reading.
    Links: Parliament.nz
  • Bill wipes historic homosexual convictions
    The third reading of a Bill to wipe historic homosexual offences from criminal records marks the end of an historic struggle for New Zealand’s gay community says Justice Minister Andrew Little...
    Links: Scoop
  • MPs vote for historical homosexual convictions to be wiped
    Parliament has voted unanimously tonight to support legislation allowing men convicted of historical homosexual offences to have them wiped from their records...
    Links: RNZ
  • Parliament set to allow wiping of homosexual convictions with new law
    Parliament will likely allow for the wiping of historical homosexual sex convictions on Tuesday evening...
    Links: Stuff
  • Parliament votes to allow wiping of homosexual convictions with new law
    Convictions for homosexual sex under old laws can be wiped under a law that passed Parliament tonight...
    Links: Stuff
  • We're sorry: Parliament passes law to allow wiping of convictions for gay men
    MPs addressed Parliament with moving stories as a law was passed allowing convictions of men for homosexual offences to be expunged from the public record...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Banks Peninsula’s Little River
    Links: Express
  • Come Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Gay Reality Show Pilot Hopes to Gain Funding
    Links: Express
  • Preview: Sleeping Arrangements
    Links: Express

Mon 3 Apr 2017

  • Airbnb Launches ‘Until We All Belong’ Campaign
    Links: Express
  • All Black Makes Homophobic Comment
    Links: Express
  • April: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Gay Men Suspected Of Being Rounded Up And Killed In Chechnya
    Links: Express
  • Genderless ‘Boy’ Band Breaks Barriers
    Links: Express
  • Gone But Not Forgotten
    Links: Express
  • South Sudan refuses to decriminalise homosexuality
    South Sudan is refusing to legalise homosexuality and scrap the death penalty saying it would be “in conflict with our national laws and our cultures”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Apr 2016

  • My Life before Law Reform: Jay Bennie
    In the late 1970s, as I became aware that girls weren't for me, there was very little reliable information on what being a guy into other guys really meant...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Apr 2015

  • ‘Tranny-saurus’ Greeting Cards Removed by The Warehouse
    Links: Express
  • Warehouse dumps 'tranny-saurus' cards
    The Warehouse has directed John Sands to remove greeting cards which read “Oh look! A tranny-saurus!” from the shelves of all its stores...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Apr 2014

  • YouTube drops R18 rating for gay first kiss
    YouTube has removed the R18 age restriction from Love Your Condom’s ‘gay first kiss’ video, admitting it was an error...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Apr 2013

  • Uruguay nears equal marriage laws
    Global momentum continues on marriage equality, with Uruguay’s Senate now backing a Bill the lower house supported in December...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Apr 2012

  • Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice Squad
    (Wellington)
    Trevor Morley talks about working on the Vice Squad in Wellington in the 1970s; including cases involving Carmen Rupe
    Features: Trevor Morley
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sun 3 Apr 2011

  • Wall likely to get early return to Parliament
    Louisa Wall Louisa Wall is likely to return to Parliament and take the spot vacated by Darren Hughes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Apr 2010

  • Weather forecast good for Big Gay Day
    Cloudy periods with southeasterly winds and no rain are forecast for Auckland tomorrow, as preparations proceed for the Big Gay Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Apr 2009

  • Shortland St star: Gay rumours "frustrating"
    Former Coronation Street actor and now NZ-based Shortland Street star Adam Rickitt has spoken out about persistent rumours that he's gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Apr 2008

  • Thailand to limit sex reassignment surgeries
    Thailand's Health Ministry ordered hospitals and medical clinics this week to temporarily stop performing castrations for non-medical reasons, saying the procedure that is popular among transgender people needs stricter monitoring...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Apr 2007

  • Waring to speak on gay equality
    Professor Marilyn Waring will speak about equality, dignity    Ref: AUT (m)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Apr 2006

  • Tony Hughes: Research guru and tree-hugger
    He's been Research Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation since its inception, he's just been awarded a Queen's Service Medal, and he likes trees...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Apr 1984

  • Television: An interview with the AIDS patient at Taranaki Base Hospital
    (Taranaki region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP110503. The patient became the first AIDS death in New Zealand.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: interview with Sheila Kitzinger, author of Womens Experience of Sex
    (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12640.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Man with AIDS dies in Taranaki Base Hospital
    (Taranaki region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP18581.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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