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Sun 22 Jul 2018

  • Do men really have it easier? These transgender guys found the truth was more complex
    In the 1990s, the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres transitioned from female to male...
    Links: Stuff
  • Q+A: Georgina Beyer interviewed by Corin Dann
    Former Labour MP and Mayor Georgina Beyer to speak at the Oxford Union...
    Links: Scoop
  • Remembered with Pride: Looking back on LGBT+ in July
    Links: Express

Sat 22 Jul 2017

  • Céline Dion Modelled Couture for Vogue and Gay Men Are Losing...
    Links: Express
  • Green is the New Gold
    Links: Express
  • NZ Falcons Play Mt Roskill
    Links: Express

Fri 22 Jul 2016

  • Gender and Culture: Tā Moko
    Links: Express
  • Homicide Investigation for Jeanine Tuivaiki
    Links: Express
  • Trans comic artist to give free AKL workshop this Sat
    Canadian trans cartoonist, activist and author Sophie Labelle is in New Zealand and giving a free comic workshop in Auckland tomorrow...

Wed 22 Jul 2015

  • Couple Refused Consent to Leave Thailand With Baby After Surrogate Mother...
    Links: Express
  • European Court of Human Rights Rules Italian Same-Sex Couples Have a...
    Links: Express
  • Glasgow Pride Event Now Allowing Drag Queens – But Only If...
    Links: Express
  • Reaching out to 'Silent Gays'
    The founder of Silent Gays, Jim Marjoram, writes on how he is trying to reach those in our communities who have been hurt by experiences with religion, and create a safe space to reconnect with their spirituality...

Tue 22 Jul 2014

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Coping With Breakups
    Links: Express
  • Meet Your Community: Writer and Director Max Currie
    Links: Express
  • Youth group grants now up for grabs
    File Photo Applications are open for one-off grants of up to $5,000 for lgbti youth groups, thanks to funding from the Ministry of Youth Development...

Mon 22 Jul 2013

  • Modern Family actor ties the knot in NY
    Mikita and Ferguson Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson has wed his longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York just a few weeks before the couple will be a part of an historic New Zealand flight...

Sun 22 Jul 2012

  • Wanted man sought over gay couple's missing Audi
    A man wanted over a string of fraud and theft allegations across the upper North Island is now accused of taking off with an Auckland gay couple’s new $90,000 Audi...

Fri 22 Jul 2011

  • Topps welcomed as OUTLine patrons
    The Topp Twins have been rapturously embraced as patrons of OUTLine at a ceremony in Auckland...

Thu 22 Jul 2010

  • TransAdvocates move in with OUTLine
    Lobby and law project TransAdvocates has been given space to work in the new OUTLine offices in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby...

Wed 22 Jul 2009

  • Your night-by-night guide to gay Auckland
    We get asked a lot, by visitors and LGBT Aucklanders alike: "Where's good to go out to?!?" Here are the answers, in our handy print-out-and-keep guide to the Queen City's gay goings-on! There are always special events around, from big dance parties to drag fundraisers to one-off concerts, but Auckland also has several busy weekly highlights which can be relied upon for a warm welcome and good times...

Tue 22 Jul 2008

  • Tough times for Rainbow Wellington
    The capital's LGBT network is busier than ever with activities and events, but money is tight and membership numbers are down...

Sun 22 Jul 2007

  • UK tabloid:
    British gay TV host Michael Barrymore has been named in a new controversy this weekend – “a shocked clubber had to drag a distraught lad of 17 from the troubled star after he tried to force feed him an ecstasy tablet,” the Daily Mirror newspaper reports...

Fri 22 Jul 2005

  • Guilty verdict in Hunt murder case
    A secondary school student has been found guilty of murdering elderly gay stamp collector Robert Hunt, who was found stabbed to death at his Ellerslie, Auckland, home in July last year...

Thu 22 Jul 2004

  • The Lighthouse
    The Lighthouse By Brett Simpson Dir: Matt Gillanders At The Auckland Performing Arts Centre Love, passion, lust, where would the creative arts be with out them? From the modern-day Mills and Boon bodice-rippers back through Waugh's restrained Brideshead Revisited, to Shakespeare and the Greek classics, love, passion and lust prevail...

Tue 22 Jul 2003

  • Australian gay population study rubbished
    A recent study claiming only 1...

Sat 22 Jul 1995

  • The Hawke's Bay Queer Event takes place
    (Napier, New Zealand)
    The event is advertised as "meeting, dancing, drinking and generally doing some wild stuff in Napier, at the Bay City Club from 9pm."

Mon 22 Jul 1929

  • The Evening Post reports on a recent presentation entitled "The Adolescent Girl"
    (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Speaking to members of the Christchurch branch of the Parents' National Education Union Dr Jessie Scott talks about how girls between 11 and 16 experience a homo-sexual period. They "showed great affection for members of their own sex, often for women much older than themselves". This is followed by the heterosexual stage.
    Links: Papers Past

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