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Wed 21 Nov 2018

  • Mike Hosking: Pride Parade organisers a bunch of bitter idiots
    COMMENT: Does this year's award for cocking up, destroying goodwill, and reputation, go to Auckland's Gay Pride Parade organisers?The police are out, the Defence Force is out, funding is cut...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Ousted gay Texas council member sues over recall defeat
    DALLAS — An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced after nude photos of him were anonymously sent to city hall...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Time to come out: Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’m intersex
    OPINION: So *deep breath* I’m coming out...
    Links: Stuff
  • Auckland Pride Confirm Date and Location of Special General Meeting
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade statement from Vodafone NZ
    Links: Express
  • Representing the Real Rainbow
    Links: Express
  • RNZAF Squadron Leader Opens Up On Why NZDF Will Not Be...
    Links: Express

Tue 21 Nov 2017

  • Win Australia’s First Legal Gay Wedding
    Following on from the historic same-sex marriage vote results last week, a group of Sydney wedding suppliers and gay community groups have come together to create a competition for a couple to win the first ever legal gay wedding in Australia...
    Links: Scoop
  • Australia – An Uncomfortable Experience
    Links: Express
  • If it’s not gay, it’s not gay
    Links: Express
  • That’s Heavy, Bro
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Nov 2016

  • Culture Club’s NZ Tour Cancelled
    Links: Express
  • Get Yo’ Freak On at Family
    Links: Express
  • Rotorua’s Own Ponsonby Road Bar Goes Off
    Links: Express
  • Scientists Develop a USB Stick HIV Test
    Links: Express
  • Takatāpui book may have to be withdrawn
    Difficulties surrounding the use of unauthorised material derailed the weekend's official launch of the much-awaited Takatāpui book, which may now have to be withdrawn...

Sat 21 Nov 2015

  • Body Positive’s Entire Board Rolled
    Links: Express
  • Secret Garden Bar’s Grand Opening
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s Featuring Mary Kiani
    Links: Express
  • Turkey overturns humilating military policy
    Turkey has overturned a strict military policy which has forced any gay man who wishes to be exempt from military service to undergo humiliating tests...

Fri 21 Nov 2014

  • Wellington community honours announced
    The team behind Out in the Park has announced the inaugural annual Rainbow Pride Community Honours...

Thu 21 Nov 2013

  • Scotland powerfully backs marriage equality
    The debate was personal for Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson Scotland is on track to introduce marriage equality, with its parliament voting in favour by a massive majority – the stage one vote passed 98 to 15...

Wed 21 Nov 2012

  • Waikato lecture theatre turns fabulous for speech
    Professor Lynda Johnston with the academic dignitaries at her lecture (Thanks to Waikato University) The usually stuffy lecture theatre was transformed with drag queens, feather boas and an impromptu Time Warp for an inaugural professorial lecture in Hamilton...

Mon 21 Nov 2011

  • Urge to mark 14 years with birthday bash
    Some of the Urge crew, with co-owners Paul Heard and Alan Granville left and centre Auckland's gay men's bar Urge will celebrate 14 years of business with one of its trademark parties this Saturday night...

Sun 21 Nov 2010

  • Making a world of difference
    Seb Stewart Seb Stewart is already taking a Nelson-based queer youth group places – and now he can take it even further thanks to a new grant...

Sat 21 Nov 2009

  • Italy: Transsexual murdered after political scandal
    A Brazilian transsexual prostitute has been found burnt to death, just weeks after her alleged encounter with senior Italian politician Piero Marrazzo came to light and the scandal gripped the nation...

Fri 21 Nov 2008

  • California going to court on gay marriage
    California's Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge against the state's ban on gay marriage – but will let the ban stand in the meantime...

Wed 21 Nov 2007

  • WGN Long Yang Club will unite cultures
    The world's largest network of gay Asian/non-Asian groups will soon have a new branch in Wellington...

Mon 21 Nov 2005

  • NZAF Board chair not taking calls

Sun 21 Nov 2004

  • Pill Diary: Week 8
    Week 8 of the edited diary entries of a HIV positive man going onto a standard 'combination therapy' pill regime to boost the immune system and repress the virus...

Fri 21 Nov 2003

  • Sturm not guilty of stupefying
    Auckland restauranteur Philip David Sturm did not stupefy six young men, the Auckland High Court ruled yesterday, but he still faces sexual violation charges against his alleged victims...

Wed 21 Nov 2001

  • Georgie Girl: The Georgina Beyer story on film
    Georgie Girl is the story of a Maori transsexual and former sex-worker, who was voted into the New Zealand Government by a largely white rural electorate...

Sat 21 Nov 1992

  • The second Devotion dance party is held
    (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The party is held at Shed 26 on the waterfront and includes a merry-go-round.

Thu 21 Nov 1957

  • Historian Gavin McLean is born
    (Otago region, New Zealand)

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