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Fri 31 Aug 2018

  • Fraction of eligible people taking anti-HIV meds
    A lack of specialists is slowing the implementation of a HIV pre-exposure pill, which health researchers say could be a gamechanger for New Zealand's HIV epidemic...
    Links: RNZ
  • Petition demands Japanese lawmaker apologize for LGBT remark
    TOKYO — Japanese activists including seven parents of LGBT children have submitted a petition with more than 25,000 signatures to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party, demanding that a lawmaker apologize for saying that sexual minorities...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Roll out of HIV drug not fast enough
    Health researchers are warning the roll out of a pill that prevents people catching HIV isn't happening fast enough, compromising its potential...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 31 Aug 2017

  • 'Who's the dad?' and other things not to say to lesbian mums
    Lisa Melville is a lesbian mother and PhD student at Waikato University where she's looking at the decisions and experiences of lesbian mothers in Aotearoa New Zealand...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • CHILE SIGNS BILL TO LEGALISE MARRIAGE EQUALITY
    Links: Express

Wed 31 Aug 2016

  • GSWQT: Onsie Day at Cardrona!
    Links: Express
  • Volunteers Needed for World AIDS Day Street Appeal
    Links: Express
  • Caster Semenya awarded Athlete of the Year
    Caster Semenya has been awarded Athlete of the Year and honoured by South Africa’s Minister of Sport with the Recognition of Excellence Award...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Aug 2015

  • Body Positive Forced to Close Wellington Office
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week NZ’s Fluffy Party
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week QT’s Wet and Wild Foam Party!
    Links: Express
  • Qs King of Cabaret
    Australia’s King of Cabaret Paul Capsis is winging his way to Auckland this week for two shows...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Aug 2014

  • Body Positive’ CEO Bruce Kilmister To Retire.
    Links: Express
  • Close encounters – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Ending An Era – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week Daily Diary: Day One
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week Opening Party – The Find
    Links: Express
  • Ski Week "stunning" on and off slopes
    Little Miss Cinnamon (centre) with Gay Ski Week's organisers Mandy and Sally Whitewoods (among others) at the opening party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 Aug 2013

  • A quiz night raises $1,500 for the new Body Positive office in Wellington.
    (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Gay NZ
  • An event to honour Peter Taylor is held at St Matthew-in-the-City.
    (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Taylor, who has been unwell for a number of years, tells media that he will stop medical treatments after the event.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Youth groups guide
    If you are a young person looking for support, or know one who is, here is an updated run-down of the many amazing GLBTI youth groups across the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 31 Aug 2012

  • Teacher suspended over newsletter row
    Nigel Studdart on Close Up A Northland teacher has been suspended for supporting students who are pro marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Aug 2010

  • Wife in shock as Tory MP comes out
    Crispin Blunt The wife of a senior British Conservative MP is said to be 'completely traumatised' by his admission he is gay, which has ended their marriage of almost 20 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Aug 2009

  • Mr. Gay Waikato was shocked to win
    23-year-old Rye Drummond, who was crowned the new Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Aug 2008

  • Sister Paula Brettkelly dies
    (New Zealand)
  • The Bats and The Belfry
    A panel from Chick's 'The Birds   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 31 Aug 2007

  • Women lose battle for breast cancer drug
    Eight breast cancer patients, including lesbian campaigner Chris Walsh, have lost their High Court case to force Pharmac to fund year-long treatment of the drug herceptin...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 Aug 2006

  • Gays descend on Qtown for ski week
    About 450 gays and lesbians are expected to arrive in Queenstown from today, for the Southern Hemisphere's biggest LGBT alpine party, which will include a wide range of events from dance parties to drag shows and mountain picnics, wine tours, cabaret, and skiing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 31 Aug 2005

  • Vote for us: Political Parties talk to GayNZ.com
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Aug 2004

  • Television news report: a man who is HIV+ pleads guilty to knowingly having unprotected sex with four women
    (New Zealand)
    TV3 news, ref F83527.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • SPCS uses GayNZ.com in film ban quest
    Christian activist group the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards have taken to quoting GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Aug 1976

  • Television news report: reaction in Raglan to NZ Truth's articles outing MP Marilyn Waring
    (New Zealand)
    Tonight, ref: TZP3854.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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