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Sun 17 Nov 2019

  • Launch of Trans Past, Trans Present: Making Trans Histories
    (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
    Audio from the launch of Trans Past, Trans Present: Making Trans Histories
    Features: Kayla Riarn, Rangimoana Taylor, Will Hansen
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019
    (St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington)
    Audio from the service at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington to mark the 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance
    Features: Bronwyn White, Frances Porter, Rev Dr Susan Jones, The Glamaphones (Wellington)

Sat 17 Nov 2018

  • Exclusive: Auckland Pride Chair Cissy Rock explains why Police can’t march...
    Links: Express

Fri 17 Nov 2017

  • Having the Chat: Randa
    Links: Express

Thu 17 Nov 2016

  • Hudson and Halls Live!
    Kip Chapman and Chris Parker talk to Eva Radich about the stage production Hudson and Halls Live!
    Features: Chris Parker, Kip Chapman
  • Ricky Martin is Engaged!
    Links: Express
  • Sorry for Causing the Earthquakes, Brian Tamaki
    Links: Express
  • Prominent gay mens health researcher honoured
    New Zealand's most prominent gay men's sexual health researcher was last night honoured for his work, at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference...

Tue 17 Nov 2015

  • Ask Agony Uncle Lisa: Three’s a Crowd?
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive Board Releases Statement Saying They Have Ministry of Health...
    Links: Express
  • DJ Starli’s Road to Recovery
    Links: Express
  • Marriage Equality Comes Into Effect in Ireland
    Links: Express
  • Mormons Stage ‘Mass Resignation’ Over New Anti Gay Policy
    Links: Express
  • HIV non-disclosure ok in NZ if condoms used
    Hollywood star Charlie Sheen Although there is intense speculation that Hollywood star Charlie Sheen could be prosecuted for not revealing his newly-revealed HIV-positive to some of his many sexual partners in recent years, he might not be facing prosecution of he had been in New Zealand...

Mon 17 Nov 2014

  • Animal Rights Group Launches Campaign to Save Gay Bull From Slaughter
    Links: Express
  • Colin Farrell Pleads With Ireland to Legalise Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive interview with Hurray for The Riff Raff’s Yosi Perlstien
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Fed Street’s Tick of Approval
    Links: Express
  • Princess to Queen: Phawn D'Nelle
    Family Bar is looking for the drag stars of tomorrow with Princess to Queen...

Sun 17 Nov 2013

  • Trans victims of violence to be remembered
    A gathering will be held in a Wellington park on Wednesday to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance...

Sat 17 Nov 2012

  • Nigeria introduces “jail the gays” bill
    File photo Nigeria has introduced a bill that would jail its gay citizens and anyone who supports them if it becomes law...

Thu 17 Nov 2011

  • Triangulation Games?
    "Earlier, I defined the Key administration as one of 'inertial conservatism...

Wed 17 Nov 2010

  • Review: Mates and Lovers - history speaking to us
    Mates and Lovers Starring Paora Taurima and Simon K Leary Written and directed by Ronald Trifero Nelson Auckland's Basement Theatre November 17 - 27...

Tue 17 Nov 2009

  • Mills evidence application set for High Court hearing
    Glenn Mills, the man charged with knowingly exposing fourteen young male and female sex partners to HIV, is now the subject of a 'suspect compulsion application' to be heard at Auckland's High Court...

Mon 17 Nov 2008

  • Review: Spectacular drag in QWU pageant
    1st place: Miss Transylvania Simplistically, and alliteratively, the three things a drag show must have, apart from padded bosoms, dubious lip-synching and vertigo-inducing high heels, are Fun, Fizz and Fabulosity...

Sat 17 Nov 2007

  • Singapore censors reverse Xbox game ban
    Singapore's Censor Board reversed itself on Friday, saying it would allow the sale of a new Xbox video game that contains a scene showing a woman and a female alien kissing...

Fri 17 Nov 2006

  • Rhys Hakkens of iMerst
    Rhys Hakkens Rhys, 29, owns Wellington's newest and busiest gay club...

Thu 17 Nov 2005

  • Submission to NZAF Board: P Parkinson
    Released for publication: Submission by Phil Parkinson to the NZAF Board of Trustees Regarding their Proposed Constitutional Changes...

Wed 17 Nov 2004

  • Maxim misleads MPs
    In a desperate attempt to find answers to questions it could not respond to at the select committee hearing on civil unions, the Maxim Institute has turned, once again, to American fundamentalists for supplementary information slamming gay parenting, which it may have found by trawling the internet...

Mon 17 Nov 2003

  • The Future of Queer Television - An Overview
    Queer Nation executive producer Johnny Givins addresses the queer television symposium convened by TVNZ on 10 November 2003...

Sat 17 Nov 1984

Fri 17 Nov 1972

  • Television news report: the group Knowhow is committed to educating young people about sex
    (New Zealand)
    This Day, ref TZP88072.
    Links: TVNZ

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