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Fri 3 May 2019

  • 10 x Double Passes to Rocketman
    Links: Express
  • 46 x LUSH Bath Bombs
    Links: Express
  • 5 x The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots DVDs
    Links: Express
  • Daniel Nehemia Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Abuse
    Links: Express
  • Our Rainbow History – Memories of the Past
    Links: Express

Thu 3 May 2018

  • Making a change: advice on raising a transgender child
    Facing puberty, fitting in at school...
    Links: RNZ
  • Israel Folau – The Controversy
    Links: Express

Wed 3 May 2017

  • Russians protesting situation in Chechnya are arrested
    Activists protesting the treatment of gay men in Chechnya have been arrested in Russia...

Tue 3 May 2016

  • An Intimate Night in with Carol
    Links: Express
  • Preview: From This Day Forward
    It isn’t very often a documentary explores the complexities of gender identity and transition from the perspective of a trans person’s adult child...

Sun 3 May 2015

  • Editorial: Be Warned
    Links: Express
  • German Milk Technician Wins Mr Gay World
    Links: Express
  • Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 2
    In Part 1 of this interview with the new head of NZ largest HIV-positive men's peer support and advocacy organisation, Body Positive, Mark Fisher explained who he is and his path to the BP corner office...

Sat 3 May 2014

  • Drag Race stars to light up Auckland
    Adore Delano and Trinity K Bonet of RuPaul's Drag Race fame are coming to Auckland...

Fri 3 May 2013

  • “Big gay rainbow” MP considers Mayoralty bid
    Maurice Williamson The straight MP who became a global gay rights superstar with his memorable ‘big gay rainbow’ speech is considering running for Auckland mayor...

Thu 3 May 2012

  • Kevin Jensen - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
    Kevin Jensen reflects on taking the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt into the community, and designing the AIDS quilt website
    Features: Kevin Jensen
  • Nicki and Megan - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
    Nicki and Megan reflect on the quilt panel they made for Robin
    Features: Megan Butcher, Nicki Eddy
  • Presentation at Te Papa - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
    Audio from a New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt presentation given by Michael Bancroft and Nicki Eddy at Te Papa
    Features: Michael Bancroft, Nicki Eddy
  • Stephanie Gibson - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
    History curator Stephanie Gibson talks about the process of Te Papa becoming the guardian of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt
    Features: Stephanie Gibson
  • The GC. WTF?
    The GC … it obviously doesn't stand for good content, or much gay content … although some wits in the social media-verse have decided it stands for the ‘gay c***s' because it involves straight men shaving their legs and straightening their hair...

Tue 3 May 2011

  • Obituary: Margaret Hoffman
    Margaret Hoffman If you know K'Rd, chances are you knew Margaret...

Mon 3 May 2010

  • Naval and Family to change hands
    The Naval Naval took control of the historic three-storey building at 243 K' Rd and returned its original name two years ago...

Sun 3 May 2009

  • Sweden celebrates first gay marriages
    Same-sex marriages in Sweden are legal from this weekend, allowing gay couples - some of whom were previously civil unioned - to marry in civil or even religious ceremonies...

Sat 3 May 2008

  • Gay Nat talks insurance, blood and bullying
    Rainbow Wellington's event with the National party's 'out' MP Chris Finlayson on Thursday was a chance for the LGBT advocacy network to find out more about their Vice Patron, and ask him about National's policies on gay issues...

Thu 3 May 2007

  • Telecom
    A spokesperson for Telecom says the ‘technical glitch' which led Nelson woman Gay Hamilton to receive an email saying her first name is ‘inappropriate for business-like communication' has been rectified...

Wed 3 May 2006

  • Mayor honours gay Auckland man
    Prominent gay Aucklander Ross Thorby has been honoured by Mayor Dick Hubbard as a Living Legend for coordinating the iconic Franklin Road Christmas Lights Show...

Mon 3 May 2004

  • Public split on civil unions
    A new poll shows public support is split on civil unions, with 46% in support and 34% opposed...

Mon 3 May 1976

  • Television feature: A Great Day by Frank Sargeson (New Zealand)
    Winners and Losers, ref TZD571.
    Links: TVNZ

Fri 3 May 1929

  • Former Mayor of Whanganui Charles Mackay is shot dead (Berlin, Germany)
    Mackay is killed by a policeman while covering a street battle as a journalist.
    Links: Papers Past, Te Ara

Tue 3 May 1921

  • George Rocake (a.k.a Winifred Wilson) appears in court charged with offensive behaviour (Sydney, Australia)
    Police had earlier raided Rocake's room and removed "female clothing, paints and powders".
    Links: Papers Past

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