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Thu 15 Aug 2019

  • Winnie Byanyima ‘honoured to be joining UNAIDS’
    The UN programme dedicated to the elimination of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director...
    Links: Scoop
  • Gay penguin couple given egg after failing to hatch stones at Berlin Zoo
    A pair of male king penguins at Berlin Zoo are about to become parents, by adopting an egg abandoned by its mother...
    Links: RNZ
  • Moving On Up!
    Links: Express

Wed 15 Aug 2018

  • Night of firsts as Democrats pick diverse slate of nominees
    ST...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • They do not speak for us
    Many lesbians in Aotearoa New Zealand are very disturbed at the recent publicity given to a group calling itself Lesbian Rights Alliance Aotearoa, and in particular that group’s opposition to moves to make it easier for people to change the gender ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Family First Slam Trans-Friendly Birth Certificate Changes
    Links: Express
  • Fashion: Wearing the Warm Fuzzies
    Links: Express
  • Have Your Say on the future of Auckland Pride
    Links: Express

Tue 15 Aug 2017

  • Hamilton City councillor Garry Mallett apologises for gay slurs
    A Hamilton City councillor who used homosexual slurs in the council chamber has been forced to apologise this morning...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Missouri high school removes gay students' quotes from yearbook
    By Hannah Parry A Missouri high school has removed yearbook quotes from two openly gay students...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • West Auckland pastor preaches gay people should be shot
    WARNING: Content may offend A West Auckland pastor has delivered a sermon calling for gay people to be shot...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The xx Return to NZ and Show Their Support for the...
    Links: Express

Mon 15 Aug 2016

  • A ‘Little’ Birthday Surprise
    Links: Express
  • Family Bar’s Big Eleventh Birthday!
    Links: Express
  • Family’s VIP Birthday Bash
    Links: Express
  • Tongan Swimmer Hits Back at Nico Hines
    Links: Express
  • Unlucky Number's Three
    Yes, there are third parties in US electoral politics, but they have been conspicuously unsuccessful in gaining federal representation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Aug 2015

  • Chelsea Manning Facing Indefinite Solitary Confinement For Reading Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Rugby Ref Nigel Owens: “I Almost Took My Life”
    Links: Express
  • Wellington to get a taste of Lick
    Hot women’s night Lick will make its Wellington debut next month, and demand is so high the Facebook RSVPs already outstrip venue capacity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Aug 2014

  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Kevin Hague.
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Maryan Street.
    Links: Express
  • Meet our GLBT parliamentary candidates: Richard Hills.
    Links: Express
  • Watch: TransMormon
    This short documentary looks at a Mormon family whose daughter is transgender, and about to have gender reassignment surgery...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Aug 2013

  • Review: William Yang: My Generation
    William Yang: My Generation NZ International Film Festival Director: Martin Fox Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Aug 2012

  • Trans man takes out Big Brother UK
    Luke Anderson A 31-year-old FTM chef has won Big Brother in the UK after taking out the public vote...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Aug 2011

  • USA: Anti-gay presidential contender wins poll
    Michelle Bachmann A conservative politician who has described being gay as "personal despair" has won an influential poll in the run-up to selection of the Republican candidate for president of the USA at the next general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Aug 2010

  • Thousands march for marriage in Australia
    The Equal Love campaign Australians have taken to the streets in the biggest-ever rallies for same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Aug 2009

  • Peter Taylor, living legend
    Peter Taylor is nothing short of a living legend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Aug 2008

  • Tasmania: "Gay blood safer than old blood"
    An expert witness in the Anti Discrimination Tribunal regarding gay blood donation in Tasmania claims that blood over 14 days old is far more dangerous than blood from gay donors, reports PinkNews...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Aug 2007

  • Wellington's week of capital campness
    Tuesday afternoon on Cuba Street, 7th August 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Aug 2006

  • Radio Live: balanced views not required
    Radio Live has defended John Tamihere's right to express his opinions on homosexuals, saying talkback hosts are not required to strike a balance between different views...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Aug 2005

  • Playing with numbers?
    Why is it that the so-called 'conscience votes' replies section of nzvotes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Aug 2003

  • Same sex families "ridiculous"
    An Auckland woman yesterday told a parliamentary committee hearing submissions on the proposed Families Commission said that same sex families were a "ridiculous modern ideology" and should not be represented by the Commission...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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