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Tue 7 Apr 2020

  • Allies in Self-Isolation: Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Departing Police Commissioner Mike Bush “Proud” of Police Relationship with...
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Aaron Von Phillippe
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Scotty and Mal
    Links: Express
  • Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: The Team at OUTLine
    Links: Express
  • NZ Keeps Gay Blood Donation Laws at 12 Months
    Links: Express
  • UK Support Organisation Urges LGBTI+ Youth To Delay Coming-Out During Lockdown
    Links: Express

Sun 7 Apr 2019

  • Historian Gavin McLean dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • America's first gay president? The rising Democrat candidate aiming to make history
    Peter Buttigieg is not like any other US presidential candidate – in part, if not exclusively, because he is gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Is Ariana Grande bisexual? Here's why that question is problematic
    OPINION: We don't need to put LGBTQ labels on celebs who don't feel the need to label themselves...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Baileys cast as Coronation Street's first black family
    The Baileys will also put a spotlight on homophobia in sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Baileys cast as Coronation Street's first black family
    The Baileys will also put a spotlight on homophobia in sport...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay Conversion Therapy App Finally Removed From Google’s Play Store
    Links: Express
  • The Night They Arrested a Female Impersonator on K Road
    Links: Express

Fri 7 Apr 2017

  • Australian MP Believes LGBT+ People Can ‘Become’ Straight
    Links: Express
  • Barry Manilow Breaks Silence on His Sexuality
    Links: Express
  • Dutch Men Hold Hands in Solidarity with Attacked Gay Couple
    Links: Express
  • Gay Banker Fired After Posting Photos of Engagement To Fiancé
    Links: Express
  • Review: Lincoln in the Bardo
    At first sight, this might seem an odd place to review a brilliant piece of experimental fiction, so some explanation is in order...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Apr 2016

  • Canterbury Queer Youth Support Group Q-Topia Seeks New Board
    Links: Express
  • For Italian Design Connoisseurs
    Links: Express
  • GABA Charitable Trust Gifts Over $10,000 to Community Groups
    Links: Express
  • Overwhelming Favour for GABA Name Change
    Links: Express
  • The Simpsons Praised For Mr Smithers’ Understated Coming Out Episode
    Links: Express
  • What Went Wrong in Australia?
    What can New Zealand LGBTI community welfare and youth organisations learn from the debacle against Safe Schools in Australia?   1...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Apr 2015

  • Easter at Family
    Links: Express
  • Out in The (Car)Park Wellington
    Links: Express
  • Trailer: Bessie
    Queen Latifah stars in an upcoming HBO biopic about jazz singer Bessie Smith, who proudly loved both women and men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Apr 2014

  • Standing up to Craig
    We asked two of our Pasifika community members to respond to Colin Craig's homophobic rally in South Auckland, and his claim ALL Pasifika people “reject” marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Apr 2013

  • Robin Duff profile (Auckland)
    Robin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s and being the first openly gay man in New Zealand to stand for Parliament.
    Features: Robin Duff
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Why Mugabe's not welcome
    A visit from Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, thankfully, seems unlikely...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Apr 2011

  • Wall ready to get back in the game
    Louisa Wall (right) with Labour MP Maryan Street at the Big Gay Out After a couple of weeks waiting on the sidelines, Louisa Wall is about to be back in the game...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Apr 2010

  • Single tournament will strengthen communities
    The co-chair of the AsiaPacific Outgames believes the decision to host just one major global gay sports tournament from 2018 will bring more unity to gay sporting communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Apr 2009

  • Russian gay event promoters found guilty
    Two Russian gay activists have been found guilty of 'promoting homosexuality to minors' and fined 1,500 rubles (NZ$76) each...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Apr 2008

  • Wellington's gay geeks are invited to dinner
    A get-together for both male and female 'gay geeks' in Wellington will be an opportunity to "embrace your inner geekdom" by meeting other gay geeks and putting faces to their internet nicknames...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Apr 2007

  • Disney Fairy Tale Weddings for gay unions
    The Walt Disney Co...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Apr 2006

  • Freedom! The day our gay world changed
    AN INVITATION  In mid-1986, after much acrimonious debate the NZ Parliament voted to end hundreds of years of persecution of homosexual men...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Apr 2005

  • Tamihere: Homosexuality a lifestyle choice
    Homosexuality is a lifestyle choice that he wouldn't want his two young sons to make, says Labour MP John Tamihere, who has apologised but not backed away from a series of homophobic statements made in an interview to a fundamentalist Christian journalist...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Apr 2003

  • Bowling organisation hands out profits
    $14,000 proceeds from last October's International Gay Bowling Tournament, held in Auckland, have been distributed mostly to gay organisations...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Apr 1991

  • Television current affairs: documentary about a sex worker who is HIV+ (Australia)
    60 minutes, ref F103607.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Mon 7 Apr 1980

  • Television: National Gay Rights Coalition (NGRC) conference in Dunedin (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP125022.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 7 Apr 1970

  • Composer Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears tour New Zealand (New Zealand)
    The visit was part of a tour to generate money for the rebuilding of the concert hall at The Maltings.
    Links: Music Web

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