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Thu 26 Nov 2020

  • Controversial school board member resigns after bathroom mishap in Zoom meeting
    A US school board member who created outrage after once saying she was "disgusted" by the LGBT curriculum has seen her career go down the toilet after accidentally sharing herself on the lavatory during a public meeting on Zoom...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Corrections admits it needs to learn more about managing trans prisoners
    Corrections is admitting it has more to learn about how to manage and protect trans gender prisoners...
    Links: RNZ
  • Corrections admits it needs to learn more about trans prisoners
    Corrections is admitting it has more to learn about how to manage and protect trans gender prisoners...
    Links: RNZ
  • Guards called me 'it', 'homo' and talked about my genitals - trans prisoner
    A trans woman says she was housed with a rapist and stripped of her humanity in Paremoremo prison...
    Links: RNZ
  • Guards called me 'it', 'homo' and talked about my genitals - trans prisoner
    A trans woman says she was housed with a rapist and stripped of her humanity in Paremoremo prison...
    Links: RNZ
  • Over Half Of Trans People Experienced A Transphobic Attack In 2020...
    Links: Express
  • Police: Wellington High School Threat Not Targeting Specific Group
    Links: Express
  • Victoria Set to Ban Cruel Conversion Practices For Good
    Links: Express
  • Washington D.C On Track To Ban ‘Panic Defence’
    Links: Express
  • Wellington High School Locked-Down Following “Credible Threat” To LGBT+ Students
    Links: Express

Tue 26 Nov 2019

  • Defence Force announces Rainbow Tick for inclusiveness
    The Defence Force has been awarded a rainbow tick for its inclusion of lesbian, gay and transgender troops...
    Links: RNZ
  • EXPRESS GOES OUT and ABOUT @ G.A.Y
    Links: Express
  • GAY TEEN BECOMES ONE OF THE YOUNGEST ELECTED OFFICIALS IN U.S.A
    Links: Express
  • NEW INDEX HIGHLIGHTS SAFEST AND MOST DANGEROUS DESTINATIONS FOR LGBTI TRAVELERS
    Links: Express
  • OUT and ABOUT AT FAMILY BAR and CLUB
    Links: Express

Mon 26 Nov 2018

  • 'This does not feel like a rainbow parade to me'
    A transgender advocate is backing the Auckland Pride Board's decision to ban uniformed police from next year's parade...
    Links: RNZ
  • Boy, 11, forced to have sex with stepmother 'to stop him being gay'
    WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT An eleven-year-old boy was forced by his own father to watch porn and have sex with his stepmother in an attempt to 'cure' him of homosexuality...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Want to be the Next Mr. Gay New Zealand? Registrations are...
    Links: Express

Sun 26 Nov 2017

  • Jeffrey Eugenides: writing modern classics
    Jeffrey Eugenides is an American novelist and short story writer - and one of the finest American novelists today...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Questionnaire: Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
    Te Rongopai Tukiwaho is a producer, director, lecturer, actor, singer and community activist...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 26 Nov 2015

  • Vietnam passes groundbreaking trans rights law
    Lawmakers in Vietnam have passed a gender identity law that is said to pave the wave for other transgender rights legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Nov 2014

  • Bruce’s Battles for our Positive Present
    Links: Express
  • Meet Your Community: Writer Sandi Hall
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand AIDS Foundation Elects New Chair
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH Seeks National Fundraising Manager
    Links: Express
  • Sam Brooks Nominated for Chapman Tripp Theatre Award
    Links: Express
  • Tony Abbott Reiterates Opposition to Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Reclaiming the word, or bringing back the pain?
    Retired teacher and trans woman Diane Sparkes doesn’t believe we should be reclaiming words like queer and faggot...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Nov 2013

  • Wall heads to women in Parliament gathering
    Lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall is about to take part in a gathering of female politicians from across the globe in Brussels...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Nov 2012

  • On with pride: lesbian night
    It’s hard to avoid being an obnoxious Aucklander, spouting clichés, when you arrive in Christchurch and see the devastation for yourself...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Nov 2011

  • Six in the hunt for Mister Canterbury Bear title
    Last year's winner Arthur "Arfa Bear" Milne Cantabrians will be proving theirs are no ordinary bears when they decide who will be the next Mister Canterbury Bear next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Nov 2010

  • Denny Moran (Brisbane)
    Denny Moran talks about the gay scene in Wellington in the 1970s - including Carmen and various beats.
    Features: Denny Moran
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Family Research Council declared a hate group
    FRC President Tony Perkins America's Family Research Council is demanding an apology after a prominent civil rights law firm classified it as a hate group due to its anti-gay stance...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Nov 2009

  • World fashions a brooch for World AIDS Day
    Renowned Kiwi fashion house World has released a unique red ribbon brooch to benefit the NZ AIDS Foundation this World AIDS Day...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Nov 2008

  • Urge bar turns 11 with party weekend
    Auckland's Urge bar reaches another milestone this weekend as it celebrates its 11th Birthday with a weekend of festivities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Nov 2007

  • The trial of Ashley Arnopp and Andre Gilling begins over the death of Stanley Waipouri. (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
    Arnopp and Gilling are charged with murdering Waipouri in Palmerston North on 23 December 2006.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Waipouri mutilated, killed in two hour attack
    Gay man Stanley Waipouri was beaten to death in a frenzied attack that lasted several hours and during which an ear and the tip of his penis were severed, a jury heard today...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Nov 2006

  • NZAF pledges support for Pacific Islands
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's activities should not be limited to New Zealand, it's members decided at yesterday's AGM...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Nov 2004

  • Television news report: a man who is HIV+ is charged with criminal nuisance after having protected sex (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F84513.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, NZ Herald
  • "Remove the tranny granny" - Act MP
    New Human Rights Tribunal appointee, "tranny granny" Jacquie Grant, should be removed from her position immediately, says a fundamentalist lobby group, supported in their stance by ACT MP Stephen Franks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Nov 2003

  • Television news report: mothers may soon be offered HIV tests (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Annette King and Gill Greer. TV3 news, ref F61111.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Gays "roasting" in hell rubbished by Bishop
    The idea of gay people roasting in hell and not being real Christians has been labelled "pathetic" and "literalist" by the Anglican Dean of Auckland, Bishop Richard Randerson...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Nov 2002

  • Call for community groups to climb aboard Hero
    A call has gone out for gay organisations and event organisers wishing to include an event in Auckland's Hero Festival 2003...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Nov 2001

  • Life - But not as we know it
    Looking at society with a gay and lesbian political perspective can be a stressful activity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Nov 1998

  • The Government's Human Rights Amendment Bill is defeated (New Zealand)

Mon 26 Nov 1984

Sat 26 Nov 1983

  • Television: David Bowie concert in Auckland drew a crowd of between 70 and 80,000 (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP128043.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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