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Thu 30 May 2019

  • Minister of Finance Grant Robert delivers the Budget which includes $3 million dollars for gender affirmation surgeries
    (New Zealand)
    The Government commits $750,000 every year for the next four years for the surgeries.
    Links: Facebook
  • UN experts hail move to ‘depathologise’ trans identities
    GENEVA (29 May 2019) – UN experts say the World Health Organisation’s move to end the categorisation of trans-related conditions as mental and behavioural disorders is a major step towards full respect for human rights connected to gender identity ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Budget 2019: Education,Rainbow Communities and Aid
    The education sector had high expectations of this budget...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rainbow Tick refutes claims it's a marketing ploy
    The organisation Rainbow Tick is denying claims that its diversity and inclusion certificate is a marketing ploy for corporations...
    Links: RNZ
  • Funding for LGBTQI Services Dramatically Increased in 2019 Budget
    Links: Express

Wed 30 May 2018

  • Cartier Trust Says Goodbye After 16 Years of Service to the...
    Links: Express

Tue 30 May 2017

  • ‘Ending AIDS Together’ Memorial
    Links: Express
  • For Art’s Sake
    Links: Express
  • Gay Intimate Partner Violence
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Liam Miscellaneous
    Links: Express
  • June: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Nike Releases BETRUE 2017 Pride Collection
    Links: Express

Mon 30 May 2016

  • Five To Life With Lick
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Aych McArdle
    Links: Express
  • Hottie of the Month: Bernard Lee
    Links: Express
  • NZAF Appoints New Executive Director
    Links: Express
  • Praise and Criticism for Pride Board
    Links: Express
  • That Bloody Woman!
    Links: Express
  • There is Always Time for Lube!
    Links: Express
  • Thinking Broader Than Our Border
    Links: Express
  • Hurricane players wear rainbow laces for LGBTI fans
    New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams celebrated diversity this weekend, with two players in particular showing their support for LGBTI communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 May 2015

  • Kevin Hague Misses Out on Green Party Leadership Bid
    Links: Express
  • PandR: Close and Fade?
    Religious social conservatism- falling off a cliff? May 2015 wasn't a good month for religious social conservatives, whether in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 May 2014

  • Break The Silence
    Links: Express
  • One (Mad) Man Show!
    Links: Express
  • Ru Paul’s Drag Race NZ Pit Stop
    Links: Express
  • The debate: Condoms vs PrEP
    Gay Auckland man Paul Kramer thinks the NZAF needs to “end its conservative assault” on HIV prevention drugs, saying condomless sex is happening anyway...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 May 2013

  • Police figures show drop in K' Rd violence
    Following community concerns about gay men being victims of random attacks on Karangahape Rd, police have revealed figures showing a drop in recorded incidents of violence on and around the gay Auckland hotspot...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 May 2012

  • Research reinforces condoms and lube stance
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says new research reinforces its unwavering condoms-and-lube-every-time stance...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 May 2011

  • Second 'mardi gras' meeting being held tonight
    The second community meeting to canvas the idea of holding a pride event in Auckland is being held tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 May 2010

  • UK Treasury chief quits over revelations
    David Laws Britain's chief secretary to the Treasury has stepped down after it was revealed he used taxpayer money to pay rent to his male partner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 May 2009

  • LA school elects Sergio prom queen
    A gay teenager has been crowned Prom Queen at his Los Angeles high school after telling classmates "I'm not your typical prom queen candidate, there's more to me than meets the eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 May 2008

  • New York recognises gay marriages
    New York's Governor David Paterson has instructed state agencies to immediately change their policies and recognise gay couples who wed in other jurisdictions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 May 2007

  • Two local all-girl bands call it quits
    Two popular bands on the lesbian scene – one in Wellington and one in Auckland – have broken up within days of each other...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 30 May 2006

  • Samuel Holloway
    Samuel Holloway Meet a gay composer/writer who's graduated Master of Music, works on JACK magazine and in a library, teaches music theory, DJs at a gay bar, and lots more! Who are you and what's your background? I'm a composer and writer, Pukekohe-born and raised, now aged 24...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 May 2005

  • HIV among middle-aged men tackled
    In response to the alarming number of middle-aged gay and bisexual men contracting HIV, the AIDS Foundation has launched a groundbreaking new health promotion campaign to target the forty-pluses...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 May 2004

  • TV Dream Homes and Put The Camera On Me
    PUT THE CAMERA ON ME Dir: Darren Stein   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 May 2003

  • STD's may join HIV as notifiable diseases
    The Health Ministry is considering making common STDs such as chlamydia and genital warts notifiable diseases, joining a list which includes HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 May 1996

  • The High Court rules that marriage in common law means between a man and woman
    (New Zealand)

Mon 30 May 1988

  • International AIDS Candlelight Memorials are held
    (New Zealand)
    Links: Bay Area Reporter

Thu 30 May 1985

  • Television news report: National Party leader Jim McLay claims that his Birkenhead electorate backs his opposition to Homosexual Law Reform Bill
    (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13827.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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