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Thu 1 Aug 2019

  • Challenging gender norms and the threat of female sexuality
    Ciara Cremin from the University of Auckland explores the politics of cross-dressing and gender identity in her personal and her professional life...
    Links: RNZ
  • More women, disabled members make debut in Japanese parliament
    Japan's parliament opened a special session with its most diverse upper house yet, including more women, two severely disabled members and the first openly gay male lawmaker...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 1 Aug 2018

  • Alaska Airlines accused of forcing gay couple to sit apart so straight couple could sit together
    Alaska Airlines is under fire after a man said he and his boyfriend were told to sit apart on a California-bound plane because a straight couple wanted to sit together...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Sex Files: Does Auckland or Wellington have a better gay scene?
    Nobody lives in New Zealand for a vibrant and thriving gay scene like you'd find in Sydney or San Francisco...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Youth Charity Organisation Celebrated
    A charity devoted to providing protection and support for young people in New Zealand has been selected as a charity partner by an organisation that celebrates the LGBTI community and its allies...
    Links: Scoop
  • 2 x Tickets to Auckland Theatre Company’s Rendered
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to each of Elaine Paige’s NZ Concerts
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to LATE: In Conversation with Helen Clark
    Links: Express

Tue 1 Aug 2017

  • Gareth Farr profile
    A profile interview with New Zealand composer Gareth Farr
    Features: Gareth Farr
  • Trump fires Scaramucci in massive White House shake-up
    Kathryn Ryan talks to Susan Milligan about the latest moves in Trump's inner circle, Priebus and Scaramucci are out, and Kelly is in...
    Links: RNZ
  • 3 x double passes to The Giltrap Audi season of ATC’s...
    Links: Express
  • 4 x double passes to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Damnation of...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Live’s Cabaret Season
    Links: Express
  • Gay Men Arrested in Nigeria for Seeking HIV Testing and Counselling
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Tolerated but Not Accepted
    Links: Express
  • Nearly Half of all Aus Gender Diverse Students Sexually Harassed
    Links: Express
  • Scene: Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express

Mon 1 Aug 2016

  • ATC August: Twice as Nice
    Links: Express
  • Botanica Heritage
    Links: Express
  • Drag: Behind the Lashes!
    Links: Express
  • Embracing the Rainbow with Rialto
    Links: Express
  • Ethereal and Corporeal: The Absurdity of Humanity
    Links: Express
  • His Life Is A Carr-Baret!
    Links: Express
  • Hope for ‘End of Aids’ is Disappearing, Experts Warn
    Links: Express
  • NZAF Optimistic Around Eliminating Spread of HIV in Ten Years
    Links: Express
  • Proud to Play organiser honoured with intl award
    Craig Watson of LGBTI sporting festival Proud to Play has been recognised by the international community for his significant contributions to the global LGBTI community...

Sat 1 Aug 2015

  • Out and About: The Food Show
    Links: Express
  • Gender neutral - "have we gone mad?"
    Should transgender people expect anything more than acceptance? When cisgender people attempt to placate us by trying to be creative it serves no one...

Fri 1 Aug 2014

  • Joel Kefali Aims High with New Katy Perry Video.
    Links: Express
  • Teen Boy Replicates Celebrity Icons
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Taranaki is "coming out" tonight
    Taranaki’s lgbti youth support group is being launched tonight...

Thu 1 Aug 2013

  • Wellington conference to look beyond marriage
    ***image1***The Queer Avengers will host a weekend of discussion and action on gender and sexual diversity in October...

Wed 1 Aug 2012

  • US: Baker refuses to make cake for gay couple
    A Colorado bakery which is refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple has been inundated with outraged emails and protestors with signs such as “let the gays eat cake”...

Mon 1 Aug 2011

  • Mrs Tamaki believes lesbians 'hurt by men'
    The first lady of Destiny Church Hannah Tamaki says there's nothing wrong with women who love women: except that their sexuality comes down to being badly treated by men...

Sun 1 Aug 2010

  • Victim believed to have frequented gay venues
    Denis Phillips 6...

Sat 1 Aug 2009

  • US troops accused of aiding gay executions
    United States soldiers have aided in the execution of gay Iraqis according to two unnamed gay Iraqi refugees speaking during an American Human Rights Campaign fundraising event...

Fri 1 Aug 2008

  • New rapid syphilis test available from today
    From today, a new rapid syphilis test service being piloted at Auckland's Burnett Centre will assist in the early detection of syphilis...

Wed 1 Aug 2007

  • TV doco to tell Kiwi stories of gays and God
    'Don't tell me Jesus loves me until you are ready to love me too' will be a television documentary exploring the relationship between Christian faith and coming out...

Tue 1 Aug 2006

Mon 1 Aug 2005

  • NZ couple's Fiji killer released already
    The man who slashed to death a gay New Zealand couple in Fiji in 2001 has been discreetly freed from a psychiatric hospital there...

Sun 1 Aug 2004

  • Return of the Drag Kings
    Enough of the drag queens, bring on the drag kings – Wellington's favourite "sons" are back from Australia to tour their new show Return of the Drag Kings in the capital city...

Fri 1 Aug 2003

  • Dunne in the Dark Ages
    United Future leader Peter Dunne's comments this week that the government is trying to change the way people think by supporting civil union legislation has been rubbished by the executive director of the Institute for Liberal Values...

Thu 1 Aug 2002

  • Gay cop: Turning scandal into success
    From being outed in a "Gay Cop Internet Scandal" to being congratulated by the Prime Minister as an out gay police officer, Auckland Senior Sergeant Mark Richards is at the forefront of changing police attitudes to gays and gays in the force...

Wed 1 Aug 2001

  • Injecting a bit of masculinity into sex
    Now, it was one of those Internet encounters that you have when you are bored...

Tue 1 Aug 1989

  • Television news report: a sex worker is being held in hospital after testing positive for HIV
    (Sydney, Australia)
    Eyewitness news, ref F97199
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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