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Wed 26 Aug 2020

  • Young queer and trans people face growing housing barriers in level 3
    Increasing numbers of queer and trans young people are unable to access emergency accommodation during Auckland's level 3 lockdown, RainbowYOUTH says...
    Links: RNZ
  • Young queer and trans people face growing housing barriers in level 3
    Increasing numbers of queer and trans young people are unable to access emergency accommodation during Auckland's level 3 lockdown...
    Links: Stuff
  • Father Jailed After Whipping 15-year-old Son for Being on Grindr
    Links: Express
  • Petition Launched To Remove “Unrepentant” Nazi “Legacy” From Mount Hutt
    Links: Express
  • Two Arrested Regarding Transphobic Attack in Hollywood
    Links: Express

Mon 26 Aug 2019

  • Experts Urge Australia to Include LGBTI Categories in Upcoming 2021 Census
    Links: Express
  • Family Bar’s 14th Birthday
    Links: Express
  • Out and About @ The Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust Dinner and...
    Links: Express

Sat 26 Aug 2017

  • Fate of transgender already in military unclear under order
    WASHINGTON " President Trump may have left open the possibility of allowing some transgender individuals already in uniform to remain in the military...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Noah Slee - Soul, Sexuality and Spacifix
    Neo-soul singer and producer Noah Slee is making a name in the international scene right now with his debut 'Otherland'...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender troops call ban step backward for civil rights
    SAN DIEGO " Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for civil rights that will promote...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 26 Aug 2016

  • Modern Living: Reconciling Religion and Sexuality
    Links: Express
  • Nike Features Trans Olympian In Ad Campaign
    Links: Express
  • Only 2 LGBTI-related Homeless submissions made
    Of the 450 written submissions made to the national Homelessness Inquiry, only two of these related to the LGBTI community...

Wed 26 Aug 2015

  • Julia Gillard Announces Her Support For Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • NSW Education Minister Bans Schools From Screening Gay Film, Despite There...
    Links: Express
  • Legacy Project: Submissions open for year three
    The creators of the successful Legacy Project are looking for a fresh bunch of voices for the third year of the theatre initiative, which brings lgbt New Zealand stories to the stage...

Tue 26 Aug 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Get More Bang for your Buck!
    Links: Express
  • LEGACY PROJECT: YEAR TWO – Seeking Sumissions
    Links: Express
  • Warning over 'gonorrhoea superbug'
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is warning what’s been dubbed a ‘gonorrhoea superbug’ is a very real threat to the health of gay men...

Mon 26 Aug 2013

  • Wedding dress on auction for Rainbow Youth
    The wedding dress worn by Melissa Ray when she married Tash Vitali last Monday is being auctioned to raise funds for Rainbow Youth...

Sun 26 Aug 2012

  • New group "OutSouth" starting in South Auckland
    A new group called OutSouth is being started in South Auckland, after a local couple decided the region needs something to bring the LGBT community together...

Fri 26 Aug 2011

  • Westport man found dead in Thai apartment
    Thai police are investigating the killing of a Westport man who was found dead in an apartment in a popular gay holiday hotspot on Tuesday night...

Thu 26 Aug 2010

  • Wellington Helpline seeks volunteers
    The Wellington Gay Welfare Group is looking for volunteers to help manage the Gay   ...

Wed 26 Aug 2009

  • Who needs the gym anyway?
    It has been brought to my attention recently that not everyone who chooses to exercise does so purely for pain, sweat and vanity...

Tue 26 Aug 2008

  • Wellington's new gay club delays opening
    The opening of Wellington's new LGBT nightclub Club Ivy has been delayed by up to five weeks due to "shoddy" management from previous venue owners...

Sun 26 Aug 2007

  • Venom bar crowns Mr. Gay Hamilton 2007
    A regular visitor to the Waikato's Venom nightclub became Mr...

Sat 26 Aug 2006

  • NZAF: trans decision
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says protecting transgender people from discrimination is “not… a controversial idea” and the Foundation has always held that the anti-discrimination provisions of the Human Rights Act protect transgender people...

Fri 26 Aug 2005

  • Thoughtcrime: Ideological purity versus Michael Riddell
    Whenever I hear fundamentalists accuse us of intellectual repression and 'political correctness,' I think back to a certain recent case where they didn't practice what they preach...

Thu 26 Aug 2004

  • McNee: "Creepy little faggot" deserved it
    NZ First MP Ron Mark has received several letters from constituents saying murdered interior designer David McNee was a "creepy little faggot" who deserved what he got...

Tue 26 Aug 2003

  • Another Ellis creche story disputed
    Another former creche child has come forward to claim abuse by Peter Ellis, but in this case Ellis was not even employed at the time the child was there...

Sat 26 Aug 1995

  • The twelfth annual Auckland Lesbian Ball takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The ball is held for the third time at the Hyatt Convention Centre. Proceeds from the event go to the support group LESO - Lesbian Education and Support Organisation.

Sat 26 Aug 1978

  • Television: Marilyn Waring speaks to the Women's Studies Conference (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP28830.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 26 Aug 1972

  • Television footage: Dame Edna Everage walks through the streets of Auckland (New Zealand)
    Saturday, ref TZP129960.
    Links: TVNZ
  • Television news report: looks at the reason behind the first Gay Liberation national conference (New Zealand)
    NZBC news, ref TZP86605.
    Links: TVNZ

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