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Sun 22 Sep 2019

  • Married at First Sight NZ: Couples reveal if they've taken their relationships to the next level
    RECAP: Chris puts his foot in it during a tense encounter with “the gay guys” at the dinner party...
    Links: Stuff
  • Out and About @ Family Bar | 21 September 2019
    Links: Express
  • Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Reveals HIV Positive Status
    Links: Express

Sat 22 Sep 2018

  • 'There's no space for us' - Auckland Pride Centre plan as K Rd gentrifies
    The gentrification of Auckland's K Rd means the area's gay culture and spaces are being lost, say residents and businesses on the central Auckland street...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Christina Hoff Sommers - Bad feminism or factual feminism?
    Christina Hoff Sommers is an author and philosopher famed for her critique of contemporary feminism...
    Links: RNZ
  • Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons
    Georgia: UN expert to assess human rights of LGBT persons GENEVA (21 September 2018) – The UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will conduct ...
    Links: Scoop
  • A True Living Legend Lights Up The Stage
    Links: Express

Fri 22 Sep 2017

  • The Tin Room Opens Its Doors
    Links: Express

Thu 22 Sep 2016

  • Auckland Philharmonia’s Season Launch Wows Audience
    Links: Express
  • Bill Leaks Strikes Again with Offensive Cartoon
    Links: Express
  • Takatāpui community advocate stands for ADHB
    Takatāpui Senior Clinical Nurse Leader for the ADHB and LGBTI advocate Sonya Temata is standing for the Auckland District Health Board...

Tue 22 Sep 2015

  • GABA Charitable Auction Date and Venue Revealed
    Links: Express
  • Youth resource a response to teachers' pleas
    RainbowYOUTH says its new Inside Out resource has been created in response to the dozens of calls it’s receiving every week from teachers desperate for information to answer students' questions around sex, gender and sexual diversity...

Mon 22 Sep 2014

  • Brazil: School Boys Protest by Wearing Skirts to Support Trans* Class...
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Divine Dumplings
    Links: Express
  • Meet Your Community: Paul Young
    Links: Express
  • Street's been a "great and inspiring" MP
    Maryan Street Rainbow Wellington is paying tribute to one of its Vice Patron Maryan Street who, based on provisional Election results, has not been re-elected to Parliament...

Sat 22 Sep 2012

  • Zac Quinto confirms he's dating Glee star
    Groff (left) and Quinto (right) Gay actor Zachary Quinto has confirmed he is in a relationship with Glee’s Jonathan Groff, telling Out magazine: “I’m incredibly happy, I’m incredibly lucky...

Thu 22 Sep 2011

  • Tasmanian vote "sends a message of hope"
    The vote in favour of same-sex marriage in Tasmania's Lower House is expected to send a powerful message to the rest of Australia that the time for change has come...

Wed 22 Sep 2010

  • Two gay gaffes from National baffle Labour
    As political campaigning heats up seven weeks out from the General Election, misjudged gay-related comments from National campaigners are concerning Labour's openly-LGBT candidates in two high-profile electorates...

Tue 22 Sep 2009

  • Teacher jailed for lesbian sex with student
    A teacher at a prestigious central London school who admitted having a sexual lesbian relationship with a 15-year-old student has been jailed for 15 months...

Mon 22 Sep 2008

  • Two gay asylum seekers deported from UK
    Two gay men who were afraid their lives could be at risk if they were forced to return to their home countries have been sent out of the UK, reports Pinknews...

Sat 22 Sep 2007

  • Weird Science?
    The New Zealand Christian Right is at its most amusing when it behaves as if its subcultural 'social scientists' can pass rigorous muster...

Fri 22 Sep 2006

  • NZOA research: TV's Kiwifruit 'too shallow'
    70% of gay and lesbian television audiences do not like our LGBT programme, NZ On Air has found...

Thu 22 Sep 2005

  • Television news report: the World Health Organisation warns of the growing AIDS issue in the Pacific
    (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Dr Bernard Fabre-Teste, Rachel Le Mesurier and Dr Mark Jacobs. One news, ref F89489.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Gay rape charges against NZer dropped
    Gay rape charges against Wellington businessman James Bernard Quin have been dropped by Vanuatu police, after the two young accusers admitted sex was consensual...

Wed 22 Sep 2004

  • CU opponents would turn clock back
    Opponents of the Civil Union Bill making submissions to the select committee would, if given the chance, turn the clock back even further and recriminalise homosexuality...

Mon 22 Sep 2003

  • Straight Faggs
    "Not as Ponsonby as the name suggests" reads the billboard's lead line...

Sun 22 Sep 2002

  • Ald sauna premises closed by building owners
    Auckland's second oldest sex on site venue has closed its doors, apparently for good...

Tue 22 Sep 1987

  • Television current affairs: AIDS as a political issue in the United States
    (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90367.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 22 Sep 1985

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