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Sun 14 Jun 2020

  • ‘It’s unsafe out here for us’: Trans communities in solidarity with BLM
    As the murders of Black trans people in the US continue to lack widespread media attention, trans communities in New Zealand march in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, despite the safety risk to themselves...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 14 Jun 2019

  • Ecuador’s High Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage
    Links: Express

Thu 14 Jun 2018

  • Human rights complaint laid after teacher sacked following HIV disclosure
    A West Coast teacher fired four weeks after revealing her HIV positive status had laid a complaint with the Human Rights Commission...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 14 Jun 2016

  • New Zealand Parliament acknowledges the Orlando mass shooting (Parliament buildings, Wellington)
    Audio from a parliamentary motion put by the Prime Minister to acknowledge the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA on 13 June 2016 (NZT)
    Features: Andrew Little, David Seymour, John Key, Kevin Hague, Peter Dunne, Te Ururoa Flavell, Winston Peters
  • Dunedin Joins Countless Cities to Honour Orlando Victims in Candle Light...
    Links: Express
  • Love and Literature: Love Wins
    Links: Express
  • New Appointment to Unitec Equity and Diversity Manager
    Links: Express
  • NZ Prime Minister not Convinced that Orlando Massacre was a Hate...
    Links: Express
  • Orlando Shooter a Pulse Regular
    Links: Express
  • Sexuality question prompts museum to ditch form
    Auckland War Memorial Museum has withdrawn a job application form which asked prospective staff members to indicate their sexuality...

Sun 14 Jun 2015

  • Hillary Clinton Vows to Fight For GLBT Rights in Opening Rally
    Links: Express
  • Mika Prepares to Perform at LA Pride!
    Links: Express

Sat 14 Jun 2014

  • Kamp Fabulousity – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Party Town – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Trinity K Bonet – Legend Bar and Nightclub
    Links: Express
  • Trinity K Bonet Bonus Feature – Legend Bar and Nightclub
    Links: Express
  • Kapiti feminist and writer Pat Rosier dies
    Pat Rosier Kapiti Coast writer, feminist and lesbian Pat Rosier is being deeply mourned after dying suddenly at home from a heart attack on Thursday...

Fri 14 Jun 2013

  • US: Gay dads get White House invite
    Barack Obama has invited a pair of gay dads to the White House to mark Father's Day in the US...

Thu 14 Jun 2012

  • Second Missy Higgins show announced
    A second Auckland Missy Higgins show has been announced, after tickets to the first concert sold out...

Tue 14 Jun 2011

  • Times still tight but OutlineNZ surviving
    The national glbt counselling and welfare organisation OutlineNZ is still facing tight financial times, though it currently has enough funds to continue operating for six months...

Mon 14 Jun 2010

  • Topp Twins doco scoops prize in New York
    The Topp Twins have charmed New York, with the documentary telling their distinctive story winning a jury prize at NewFest 2010...

Sun 14 Jun 2009

  • Chastity Bono is gender-transitioning
    Chastity Bono - civil rights advocate, journalist, author, musician and daughter of pop superstar Cher - is now going through a gender transition to become 'Chaz', a male...

Sat 14 Jun 2008

  • Sydney's DJ Ruby plays in Auckland
    Sydney's iconic gay DJ Ruby will play a one-off event on K' Road tonight...

Thu 14 Jun 2007

  • Young homos can fight bigotry, says nun
    New Zealand's young homosexuals must be given the opportunity and responsibility of picking up the fight against continuing secular and religious homophobia, says the newly-honoured Sister Paula Brettkelly...

Wed 14 Jun 2006

  • Space to be ourselves, in Taupo
    It can be tough being gay in small town New Zealand, but one straight woman in Taupo is doing her best to change that, and make life a little more enjoyable, particularly for local LGBT youth...

Tue 14 Jun 2005

  • Life begins at 40... when you're 'Cocksure'
    Just because you're gay and over 40 doesn't mean you're sexually unattractive or "over the hill" says a new innovative health campaign by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Gay Men's Health programme...

Mon 14 Jun 2004

  • Randerson takes Peron to task
    Anglican Bishop Richard Randerson counters issues raised by commentator Jim Peron's column on GayNZ...

Sat 14 Jun 2003

  • Straights welcome at Dunedin Out Takes
    Straight viewers as well as gays and lesbians are welcome at Dunedin's Out Takes film festival, which will play at the Dundas St Academy cinema this weekend...

Fri 14 Jun 1991

Tue 14 Jun 1983

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