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Sun 10 May 2020

  • Resonance walk tour (Wellington)
    Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Resonance walk tour in Wellington
    Features: Gareth Watkins, Roger Smith
  • No Bail For Men Arrested In Ugandan LGBT+ Homeless Shelter
    Links: Express
  • Vatican Charity Donates Money To Italian Transgender Sex Workers
    Links: Express

Fri 10 May 2019

  • Qantas CEO breaks silence on Israel Folau
    Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has broken his silence on the Israel Folau scandal, saying he supports Rugby Australia (RA) for taking action against the star's latest controversial social media post...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Transgender prisoner investigated for sexual assault behind bars
    Corrections is investigating several serious allegations, including sexual assault, made against a transgender prisoner...
    Links: Stuff
  • ‘It’s Raining Men’ (in Wigs and Heels!)
    Links: Express
  • A Colourful Crazy Ride: Jesse Wikiriwhi Discusses NZ Opera’s The Barber...
    Links: Express
  • Australian Labor Party Use Grindr Ads in Fight Against Homophobic Opponent
    Links: Express
  • Canada Reduces Blood Donation Ban For Gay and Bi Men To...
    Links: Express

Thu 10 May 2018

  • Israel Folau embarrassing the game - it's almost time he moved on: Peter FitzSimons
    OPINION: Israel Folau...
    Links: Stuff
  • Statue Man's dark past: Christchurch street performer previously convicted of HIV-related offences
    A former male prostitute who was once deemed a public health risk and put into isolation for knowingly spreading HIV to other men is back on Christchurch streets busking...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 10 May 2017

  • NZ International Comedy Festival: A Week In Review
    Links: Express
  • Trans behind bars: Tama's story
    This is part one Tama's story...

Tue 10 May 2016

  • OuterSpaces information evening (Evolve Wellington Youth Service)
    OuterSpaces is a collaborative initiative between Wellington's gender and sexuality diverse youth support organisations: School's Out, Tranzform, Naming New Zealand and Wellington Binder Exchange.
    Features: Jac Lynch, Jevon Wright, Kassie Hartendorp
  • Auckland University Panel to Query Equal Justice in NZ Prisons
    Links: Express
  • Eurovision: The Case Study of Successful Gay Lobbying
    Links: Express
  • Read: U.S. Attorney General Condemns North Carolina Bathroom Bill
    Links: Express
  • Smouldering Saturday at Family
    Links: Express
  • Trans prisoner rights to be highlighed at AKL Uni
    A panel discussion on the needs and rights of transgender people in New Zealand prisons will take place tomorrow at the University of Auckland...

Sun 10 May 2015

  • Composer Jack Body dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia
  • One Charming Prince, Three Maid’s in Drag – a Classic Fairytale...
    Links: Express
  • UK Now Has Highest Number of Gay and Lesbian MPs in...
    Links: Express
  • Study: NZ athletes most likely to hide sexuality
    A study into homophobia in sport has found gay and bi New Zealand athletes are more likely to hide their sexuality than those from five other major English speaking nations...

Sat 10 May 2014

  • Confessions From The Dance Floor– Family
    Links: Express
  • Digging Deep – Urge Bar
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ways to Avoid Eurovision
    Links: Express
  • Glitterbox: Emergency Services – Toast Bar Downstairs
    Links: Express
  • Laughing With Drag Queens – Legend Bar and Night Club
    Links: Express
  • MTV VJ Announcement party – Fort Street
    Links: Express
  • Win a Trip to Hawaii Draw Three – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • EEO's Diversity Awards open for entries
    Overwatch was the big winner in 2013 The Equal Employment Opportunity Trust is calling for entries for its annual Diversity Awards...

Fri 10 May 2013

  • Rankin made CEO of anti-gay Conservatives
    Former Work and Income New Zealand CEO and Dancing With The Stars contestant Christine Rankin has been announced as the new CEO of the Conservative Party...

Thu 10 May 2012

  • Ray Taylor - HIV support in Christchurch
    Ray Taylor talks about the history of HIV+ support groups in Canterbury
    Features: Ray Taylor
  • US: Obama backs marriage equality
    US President Barack Obama has declared his support for marriage equality, potentially making the issue a key battleground at the upcoming election...

Tue 10 May 2011

  • Urge warming up for winter with brain workout
    Calling all intellectual bears ...

Mon 10 May 2010

  • Feminist Queer Book Group
    George Mapplebeck talks about the Feminist Queer Book Group in Wellington.
    Features: George Mapplebeck
  • The Tasman Gulf?
    Australia is currently the only advanced western society to have legislative prohibitions in place against same-sex marriage proper...

Sun 10 May 2009

  • Gok Wan to visit NZ for a Kiwi fashion fix
    Gay UK television fashionista Gok Wan will visit New Zealand for a party this month, reports the Herald on Sunday...

Sat 10 May 2008

  • The documentary Through Rainbow Coloured Glasses premieres (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Links: Production website
  • The Glamazons' new video footage stolen
    Wellington's drag troupe The Glamazons are "in major panic mode" after footage from their new video - which they say is their most ambitious yet - has been stolen...

Thu 10 May 2007

  • Urge boys raise cash for men
    The boys from New Zealand's only all-male gay bar give money away today for safe sex awareness campaigns, and say they now plan to raise more cash – this time for prostate cancer...

Wed 10 May 2006

  • Urge hosts 1st Bear competition
    The first ever Mr Urge Bear contest was held at Urge Bar in Auckland on Saturday night, with contestants collecting $800 in just 40 minutes for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Body Positive...

Tue 10 May 2005

  • Parents shut out in civil unions
    There's not much in the Civil Union Act for parents, says lesbian mum Susan Iverson...

Mon 10 May 2004

  • Outspoken: Facing the facts of HIV III
    The rate of HIV infections in New Zealand increased dramatically last year with a total of 188 people in New Zealand diagnosed with HIV last year, the highest number of new cases in any year since 1985...

Fri 10 May 1991

  • Television news report: a Christchurch philanthropist offers refunds on empty packets of condoms (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Michael Sherry wants to promote safe sex by offering refunds on empty packets of condoms. Nightline, ref F104366.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Fri 10 May 1985

  • Television news report: everyone in Queensland that has received a blood transfusion in the last two years will be screened for AIDS (New Zealand)
    6.30 news Top Half, ref F81430.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: anti-homosexual law reform petition gains half a million signatures (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP135187.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 10 May 1983

  • Television news report: AIDS has reached Australia, and could arrive in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP19266.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: urgent measures are being taken to keep AIDS out of New Zealand (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP15983.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 10 May 1933

  • Mobs of Nazi supporters burn books, including those taken from the Institut fur Sexualwissenschaft (Institute of Sexology) (Germany)
    The burning of books happens throughout Germany. Most notable is the book burning by students in Berlin's Opernplatz of over 25,000 volumes.
    Links: Papers Past, Wikipedia

Tue 10 May 1910

  • Composer Tuini Moetu Haangu Ngawai is born (Gisborne region, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

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