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Tue 11 Aug 2020

  • Polish MPs Dress as the Rainbow to Protest Anti-Gay President’s Inauguration
    Links: Express
    Links: Express

Sun 11 Aug 2019

  • Gay couple have to raise $25,000 for IVF; want fertility treatment funded for same-sex couples
    Ryan and Jerome are calling for change to make it easier for same-sex couples to have children...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gender neutral uniforms and toilets, care around pronouns; how schools are embracing gender diversity
    Parents of transgender primary kids say schools are finally giving students a fair go...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 11 Aug 2018

  • 22 LGBTQ+ athletes represent New Zealand at the Gay Games
    Proud to Play NZ – Media Release 22 LGBTQ+ athletes represent New Zealand at the Gay Games Gay Games – Paris 2018 ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Support for measures to allow children to amend gender
    Parents of transgender children have joined other groups in the rainbow community in welcoming today’s announced changes to the process for amending gender markers on birth certificates...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 11 Aug 2017

  • Medical centre sorry for lumping transgender with sexual orientation
    A Wellington medical centre has apologised for inferring on a patient form that transgender was a sexual orientation...
    Links: Stuff
  • Documentary Questions Diversity and Takatāpui Representation in Pride
    Links: Express
  • Marcello’s Has New Owners
    Links: Express
  • Trans Protection Bill Introduced to Pakistan Senate
    Links: Express

Thu 11 Aug 2016

  • Rainbow taonga at Te Papa (Wellington)
    History curators Stephanie Gibson and Lynette Townsend showcase some of the many rainbow taonga held in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Features: Lynette Townsend, Stephanie Gibson
  • August: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Family’s Fabulous Saturday
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Cissy Rock
    Links: Express
  • Leading Law Firm Celebrate HLR30
    Links: Express
  • No Fear Skin Care
    Links: Express
  • Post Code Envy
    Links: Express
  • Who You Gonna Call?
    Links: Express
  • Villumsen's 6th place means no Olympic medal
    Kiwi cyclist Linda Villumsen has missed out on an Olympic medal, finishing sixth in the Cycling Road Women's Individual Time Trial...

Tue 11 Aug 2015

  • Larry Kramer Slams Stonewall Critics, Telling Director – “Don’t Listen to...
    Links: Express
  • New Plymouth, ChCh dates for Black Faggot
    With a new cast, Victor Rodger’s acclaimed play Black Faggot is heading to New Plymouth and Christchurch...

Mon 11 Aug 2014

  • Kiss and Tell: Penny Pinchers and The Anti Climax.
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian ‘First Kiss’ Viral Video
    Links: Express
  • Uganda Holds Pride March
    Links: Express
  • Party claims McVicar has "common sense"
    Garth McVicar says he doesn't have a problem with gay people, but if they get married it will increase crime...

Sun 11 Aug 2013

  • Police search for Phillip Edwards after a child is abducted. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    In 2003 Edwards was found guilty of the manslaughter of interior decorator David McNee.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Gay decorator's killer abducts child
    Phillip Layton Edwards The man who killed gay celebrity interior decorator David McNee has today abducted a two year old boy from a Panmure home and police have grave fears for the child's safety...

Sat 11 Aug 2012

  • Lou - Q12
    Lou talks about being young, demisexual and panromantic in 2012
  • Meet: designer Kerry Wong
    Kerry Wong Gay Aucklander Kerry Wong is in the top ten of the Westpac Fashion Competition...

Thu 11 Aug 2011

  • Petition calls for Bert and Ernie to be wed
    Bromance or romance? The debate rages on...

Wed 11 Aug 2010

  • Taiwanese take on flight attendant's escape
    YouTube - 11th August 2010...

Tue 11 Aug 2009

  • NZ short film up for international award
    The New Zealand film voted Best Short Film in this year's Out Takes gay film festival has now been nominated for a prestigious short film prize in the UK...

Mon 11 Aug 2008

  • The tangled love-lives of gay White Trash
    "Andrew loves Jeremy...

Sat 11 Aug 2007

  • Eighteen gay Nigerians face Sharia death
    Eighteen men have been remanded in prison following their arrest for alleged sodomy in northern Nigeria, the state-owned news agency, Nan, reports...

Fri 11 Aug 2006

  • TV spelling bee nets $10K for NZAF
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is thrilled to receive $10,000, courtesy of theatrical singing star Helen Medlyn, who won the latest heat on TV One's “Great New Zealand Spelling Bee...

Thu 11 Aug 2005

  • NZ immigrants will be screened for HIV
    Changes to health screenings for new migrants to New Zealand will not automatically exclude those with HIV, the AIDS Foundation understands...

Wed 11 Aug 2004

  • Third day of deliberations in McNee trial
    Jury deliberations in the David McNee murder trial have now entered their third day...

Mon 11 Aug 2003

  • Marshall challenged to publish his address
    Sacked Queer Nation presenter Jonathan Marshall has been issued a challenge to publicly reveal his own address, after an announcement at the weekend that celebrity addresses will be published on a new tabloid-style website set up by Marshall and former Queer Nation director David Herkt...

Sun 11 Aug 2002

  • reports that Newtown Primary School has declined to host future Gay and Lesbian Fairs (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The fair had utilized the venue for the last 17 years.

Sat 11 Aug 1979

  • Television: National Gay Rights Coalition (NGRC) making recommendations to the Human Rights Commission (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP28741.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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