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Mon 29 Jun 2020

  • Historic Step Made Towards Counting All Rainbow Communities
    The University of Waikato’s Transgender Health Research Lab strongly welcomes today’s announcement that the 2023 Census will collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity...
    Links: Scoop
  • Kiwis Too Strong In Trans Tasman Ironman’s Virtual Racing Pro Challenge
    New Zealand’s Teresa Adam and Mike Phillips have continued their dominance over the Aussies with strong wins in the second Trans-Tasman IRONMAN VR Pro Challenge...
    Links: Scoop
  • Chechnya’s Gay Purge Exposed on Film  
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Paula Bennett Told Tom Sainsbury She Was Resigning Before Todd...
    Links: Express
  • K-Road’s Trilogy Cafe and Bar Announce New Queer Events This July
    Links: Express

Sat 29 Jun 2019

  • Our Stonewall (Tararua Tramping Club, Wellington)
    Audio from the Our Stonewall event, held in Wellington on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
    Features: Andrew Reynolds, Dana de Milo, Des Smith, Drew Hadwen, Elizabeth Kerekere, Gareth Watkins, Georgina Beyer, Hugh Young, Jan Logie, John Jolliff, Johnny Croskery, Kassie Hartendorp, Kevin Haunui, Peter Tatchell, Rev Dr Susan Jones, Richard Benge, Roger Smith, Sarah McBride, Will Hansen
  • Man jailed for ripping off gay dating app victims deported to Brazil
    A Brazilian man who ripped off his victims through a gay dating app has finally been deported after a torrid stay behind bars...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, Alicia Keys And More Celebrate Stonewall Day
    Links: Express
  • Stonewall 50th Anniversary Commemoration @ WorldPride NYC
    Links: Express
  • Thousands Turnout For Ukrainian Capital’s Successful Pride Parade
    Links: Express

Fri 29 Jun 2018

  • Hosting World Cup makes Russia more gay-friendly _ for now
    Links: NZ Herald
  • America’s Got Talent Judges Brought to Tears by Trans Singer’s Auditon
    Links: Express

Thu 29 Jun 2017

  • express Wins At Annual Community Newspaper Association Awards
    Links: Express
  • Germany To Vote on Same-Sex Marriage This Week
    Links: Express
  • Number Of Queer And Gender Diverse Refugees In New Zealand Rises
    Links: Express
  • Queenstown Rotary Club Elects Monica Mulholland As First Transgender President
    Links: Express

Wed 29 Jun 2016

  • A Match Made in Hawaii
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Law Firm Achieves Rainbow Tick
    Links: Express
  • Snow Place Like Queenstown
    Links: Express
  • Survey Reveals One Third of GLBT Women Feel Unwelcome at Pride...
    Links: Express
  • The Aroha Project Returns for Second Season
    Links: Express
  • Trans hairdresser awarded over $13k compensation
    Dakota Hemmingson has been awarded nearly $13,250 in lost wages and compensation after she was told to resign when she came out as transgender to her employer at Barkers Groom Room...

Mon 29 Jun 2015

  • The 8 Things You Should Know About Saturday’s Supreme Court Ruling...
    Links: Express
  • Treaty will return to Ak Pride constitution
    Auckland Pride says it has a 100 per cent commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and is looking at introducing that commitment into the wording of its constitution...

Sun 29 Jun 2014

  • Cameron Waxes Lyrical On The Eve Of London Pride
    Links: Express
  • NZ Prostitutes Collective New Premises
    Links: Express
  • US Trans Actor On World Pride Power List 2014
    Links: Express
  • New Chair elected at OverWatch AGM
    Leanne Chambers and 'Harry' Harris are the new Chair and Deputy OverWatch’s founding Chair Stu Pearce has stood down, with a new leadership team taking over...

Sat 29 Jun 2013

  • Flicks to watch out for
    The New Zealand International Film Festival is bringing the much-hyped Behind the Candelabra to New Zealand theatres, as well as four other ‘gay interest’ films, including a Pedro Almodóvar gay mock plane disaster romp! Behind the Candelabra “Too much of a good thing is wonderful...

Fri 29 Jun 2012

  • Review: Mates and Lovers (Hamilton season)
    Mates and Lovers Written and directed by Ronald T...

Wed 29 Jun 2011

  • Young Indian girls being forced to change sex
    An Indian state government is investigating claims that young girls are being forced into sex change operations by parents who want sons to improve the family's financial prospects...

Tue 29 Jun 2010

  • Topp Twins join Gay Ski Week line-up
    The world-conquering Topp Twins will perform at Gay Ski Week this September...

Mon 29 Jun 2009

  • Today marks 40 years since Stonewall
    In the 1960's, raids on gay establishments in America were commonplace...

Sun 29 Jun 2008

  • Review: Why you should read 'Mates
    In Oamaru's Public Gardens, 120 years ago, in 1888, 40-year-old Joseph Fletcher said to 20-year-old Jacob Crawford "All right, you young bugger, we'll have a fuck too'...

Fri 29 Jun 2007

  • USA lawsuit:
    A federal lawsuit filed in the US State of Delaware aims to find out: “Who owns the ‘Gaydar' name?” British company ‘Qsoft Consulting Limited', based in Twickenham, Middlesex, is claiming it owns the name as part of its gay and lesbian dating Web sites and online digital radio service...

Thu 29 Jun 2006

  • Nominations for Chch Oscars in full swing
    Voting for Oscar's candidates is in full swing, as Cantabrians gear up for the biggest annual event on the LGBT calendar...

Wed 29 Jun 2005

  • Review: NZ, A Nation Under Seige - A Destiny Expose!
    Review: New Zealand, A Nation Under Seige - An Expose! Dir: Unknown, for Destiny NZ/Church New Zealand, 2005, DVD, 30 mins This giveaway gem, in which everyone's favourite Chri$tian pa$tor (and now self-appointed bi$hop) Brian Tamaki plays against type in the role of an investigative journalist, is surprisingly dull and low on entertainment value compared to his previous outings as a fire-and-brimstone merchant...

Tue 29 Jun 2004

  • Queer Nation cancelled
    The world's longest-running queer television programme has been cancelled after a nine-year run...

Sun 29 Jun 2003

  • Ellis petition reaches Select Committee
    The 140-name petition calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Peter Ellis convictions has reached the select committee where it will be examined...

Fri 29 Jun 1979

Fri 29 Jun 1973

  • A Gay Liberation march and rally takes place at Dunedin Town Hall (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    The rally is part of Gay Pride Week activities.
    Links: National Library

Thu 29 Jun 1944

  • Journalist and media personality David Hartnell is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Hartnell is best know for his Hollywood gossip column, as well as being one of the first presenters of Express Report, the first weekly LGBTI rainbow television series in New Zealand.
    Links: Wikipedia,

Sat 29 Jun 1907

  • The Girlhood of a Man by N. O. Body is reviewed in the New Zealand Herald (Berlin, Germany)
    The autobiography of "Nobody" was published in Berlin. It documents the life of Nora/Norbet who was born in 1884.
    Links: Papers Past

Tue 29 Jun 1875

  • Charles Mackay is born (Nelson, New Zealand)
    Mackay later became the mayor of Wanganui
    Links: Te Ara,

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