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Sun 5 Jul 2020

  • Turquoise walk tour - Wellington, New Zealand (Wellington)
    Join the team from Walk Tours NZ for the Turquoise walk tour in Wellington, New Zealand
    Features: Gareth Watkins, Roger Smith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march
    Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament today...
    Links: Stuff
  • Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march
    Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament on Saturday...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lil O'Brien's teenage years become a coming-out memoir
    After telling her coming-out story numerous times to high schoolers Lil O'Brien decided to write the full and often painful story in a memoir...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rainbow community sees red over lack of progress on 'dehumanising' birth certificate law
    Trans and intersex Kiwis will have to wait for a law change making it easier to amend incorrect sex details listed on their birth certificates...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • Heatseekers: Aotearoa’s Hottest Fresh Drag Stars
    Links: Express

Fri 5 Jul 2019

  • Disappointment at delay on LGBTQI protections in New Zealand law
    The Human Rights Commission is disappointed the government is not moving faster to provide explicit legal protection for trans and gender diverse people...
    Links: RNZ
  • Legal protections for LGBTQI a long time coming - Beyer
    The Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says it's regrettable that changes to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and intersex status are not being actioned swiftly...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTQI rights in NZ: Govt still has work to do
    The New Zealand government says it can't immediately provide explicit protection for trans and gender diverse people under the law, despite the United Nations asking for change...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ govt criticised over UN trans and gender rights protection delays
    The Human Rights Commission is disappointed the government is not moving faster to provide explicit legal protection for people with diverse gender identities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Stories for Friday 5 July 2019
    Oranga Tamariki reveals details about the harm and abuse being done to children in its care There are concerns Fonterra could follow Westland Milk Products into foreign ownership...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rainbow Labour Slam NZ Herald Poll On Gay Rights
    Links: Express

Thu 5 Jul 2018

  • Scarlett Johansson slammed for 'trash' response to anger over trans role
    Scarlett Johansson has issued a short and dismissive statement defending her reported new role as a transgender man, sparking anger online...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 5 Jul 2017

  • Creative New Zealand announces writer Paul Diamond is the latest recipient of the Berlin Writers Residency (New Zealand)
    Diamond will spend up to 11 months in Berlin researching and writing a book about former Whanganui mayor, Charles Mackay, who was killed in Berlin in 1929 while working as a journalist
    Links: Creative New Zealand
  • Govt to apologise for historical homosexual convictions
    The Justice Minister will formally apologise to New Zealanders who were convicted for consensual adult activity...
    Links: RNZ
  • Colombia Gets First Polyamorous Family
    Links: Express
  • Get Your Hands Off My Man
    Links: Express
  • Getting Reel
    Links: Express
  • Police Raid Drug-Fuelled Orgy At Cardinal’s Apartment
    Links: Express
  • Snowberry’s Super Serum
    Links: Express

Tue 5 Jul 2016

  • Whangarei School Name “Queen and Queen” at School Ball
    Links: Express
  • Homo Horrors #1: Banks' fixation on sodomy
    As we head into the 30th anniversary of Homosexual Law reform this Saturday a few examples of the rancour which spewed forth from the forces of anti-reform campaigners have caught our eye...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Jul 2015

  • Finland Grants Asylum to Russian Victims of Anti Gay Persecution
    Links: Express
  • Lick Auckland | OITNB vs. Wentworth With Robbie Magasiva
    Links: Express

Sat 5 Jul 2014

  • 4th of July Celebrations – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Animal Companions – Ryan Lightfoot
    Links: Express
  • Klub Kid Take Over – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Pink Link – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Mika's Coffee
    The fun video for Mika's latest song Coffee, featuring Lavina Williams, is out! Watch his ensemble strut their stuff on the streets of Auckland here...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Jul 2013

  • Transgender prisoners' rights ignored
    The Equal Justice Project at Auckland University has found Corrections policy on trans prisoners "is not only inadequate to address the needs and welfare of transgendered prisoners, but also contrary to international obligations, and should be challenged on a number of grounds"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Jul 2012

  • Tipping Point?
    As opinion polls start to turn against the Key administration, what does the future hold for New Zealand's LGBT communities? National is the architect of its own misfortunes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Jul 2011

  • Snapshot of life with HIV to be shared
    Research using photography to give an insight into the lives of gay Auckland men who live with HIV will be shared in the next edition of a New Zealand AIDS Foundation's seminar series tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Jul 2010

  • Television current affairs: where is the support for people living with AIDS in Papua New Guinea?
    Native Affairs, ref F200347.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Slacklash?
    Why do social conservatives hate mainstream science so much? And what has, what will it cost them? How is this relevant to us? Let's take the current example of climate change denial...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 5 Jul 2009

  • Over a million marchers in London Pride
    Over a million people marching through central London yesterday made this year's Pride London event the biggest ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Jul 2008

  • USA: Longtime gay foe Jesse Helms dies
    Former Republican Senator Jesse Helms, who built a career along the fault lines of racial politics and battled gays, liberals, communists and the occasional fellow Republican during 30 conservative years in Congress, died on the fourth of July aged 86...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 5 Jul 2007

  • UK survey: Shocking ignorance of HIV
    UK people are still alarmingly ignorant about HIV, finds a survey published yesterday by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) to mark the 25th anniversary of Terry Higgins' death with what was then Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (now AIDS) in St...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 5 Jul 2006

  • Review: Camp classic - Babes In Arms
    Babes In Arms by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Youth Theatre Production Auckland Music Theatre, Motions Road, Western Springs Until 15 July 2006 MTQs (music theatre queens) and anyone who loves a solid slice of entertainment make your way to that metallic barnlike edifice down by the zoo...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 5 Jul 2005

  • Warning for gay travellers to Fiji
    A rise in homophobia and violence against gay holidaymakers in Fiji has caused the British Foreign Office to warn lesbian and gay tourists visiting the island to take extra care...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 5 Jul 2004

  • Waikato MPs react to name-calling
    Waikato MPs who had their faces plastered across the cover of Express and labelled homophobes have reacted with a mixture of pride and indifference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 5 Jul 2003

  • First brothel application in Beyer electorate
    A council within MP Georgina Beyer's electorate has received its first application for a brothel, prompting cries of doom from conservatives before it has even been considered...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 5 Jul 1996

  • The Presbyterian Church rules that lesbian and gay people may not be licensed or ordained as elders or ministers or put in positions of leadership (New Zealand)
    The decision was to be reviewed again in 1998.

Thu 5 Jul 1973

  • Television news report: review of Gay Liberation week (Auckland, New Zealand)
    On Camera, ref TZP126533. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sun 5 Jul 1936

Sun 5 Jul 1931

Mon 5 Jul 1920

  • Eugenia Falleni (a.k.a Harry Crawford) is arrested over the death of wife Annie Birkett (Sydney, Australia)
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past

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