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Sun 29 Nov 2020

  • AIDS concerns highlighted in PNG
    A health agency in Papua New Guinea wants people to be clear that AIDS is not over in PNG...
    Links: RNZ
  • Dateline Pacific for 30 November 2020
    RSE workers will be guaranteed a living wage in new border exemption; PNG health agency goes virtual on World Aids Day; Tonga youth NGO hopes to end violent school rivalries...
    Links: RNZ
  • PNG health agency goes virtual on World Aids Day
    Papua New Guinea has had by far the worst experience with HIV in the Pacific, with sufferers into the hundreds of thousands ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Winning a title through transition
    The first transgender contestant to compete in the Miss New Zealand pageant talks to Kadambari Raghukumar about her journey with identity, gender reassignment and winning the Miss Intercontinental NZ title...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 29 Nov 2019

  • Professor recognised for 50 years of research into gay men’s health
    United States-based Palmerston North man Michael Ross has dedicated his life's work to advancing understanding about gay men's rights and sexual health...
    Links: Stuff
    Links: Express

Thu 29 Nov 2018

  • Kidnap fears fade as India's only transgender political candidate reappears
    Chandramukhi Muvvala, the only transgender candidate in upcoming state elections, found safe but `disoriented'...
    Links: RNZ
  • Louisa Wall: Trans exclusionary stance dispiriting
    COMMENT: Given her journalist background, it is disappointing that Rachel Stewart did not use those skills to look at the genesis of TERF as an acronym for Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • UN Secretary-General Message for World AIDS Day
    Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the response to HIV stands at a crossroads...
    Links: Scoop

Wed 29 Nov 2017

  • Bono will break U2's pledge against golf for AIDS charity
    When the members of the rock band U2 were just young Irish lads, they made a pledge to each other that has remained steadfast throughout their decades-long run as rock stars...
    Links: Stuff
  • Iran challenges taboos on discussing sex as HIV rate rises
    TEHRAN, Iran — In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Maurice Williamson is now a gay icon in Japan, and he's a bit bemused
    A week ago, it's fair to say no-one in Japan had ever heard of former NZ National Party MP Maurice Williamson...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender community mourns loss of Wellington bus driver Shelley Howard
    When Shelley Howard stood in the street wearing a blindfold, she did so to send a message about life as a transgender...
    Links: Stuff
  • Australian Marriage Bill Passes The Senate
    Links: Express
  • Trudeau apologises for injustices against LGBT+ people
    Links: Express

Tue 29 Nov 2016

  • Puāwai Festival Begins Tonight!
    Links: Express
  • Ruby Rose Writes and Directs The Veronicas’ Latest Video
    Links: Express
  • Epsom killer pleads guilty to another assault
    Beauen Wallace-Loretz One of the two young men found guilty of murdering gay man Ihaia Gillman-Harris in an Epsom motel has now pleaded guilty to earlier attacking another man...

Sun 29 Nov 2015

  • Pot Luck web series (Wellington)
    Ness Simons talks about writing and directing Pot Luck - New Zealands first lesbian web series
    Features: Ness Simons
  • Backstage at Family For World AIDS Day
    Links: Express
  • Cyprus Passes Civil Partnerships For Same Sex Couples
    Links: Express
  • New Gay Sauna Set to Make a Splash
    Links: Express
  • The deleted Love Actually lesbian scenes
    It’s been revealed that everyone’s favourite Christmas romantic comedy originally featured a moving lesbian storyline that was cut from the final edit...

Sat 29 Nov 2014

  • Finland Passes Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Homophobic Fans Banned From Twickenham After All Blacks Match
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Princess to Queen highlights
    Watch Auckland's up and coming queens strutting their stuff in the final of Princess to Queen 2014 at Family Bar...

Fri 29 Nov 2013

  • HIV - Success vs failure
    This is a big story...

Thu 29 Nov 2012

  • Your submissions: Legalise Love
    The group created to lobby for marriage and adoption equality, Legalise Love, has made its submission on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill...

Tue 29 Nov 2011

  • Woman sentenced over lesbian/STD yarns
    A Queenstown woman who claimed her daughter's rival was a lesbian and had an STD has been sentenced at Queenstown District Court...

Mon 29 Nov 2010

  • Wong breaks ranks to support gay marriage
    Penny Wong Australia's Finance Minister Penny Wong has boosted the push for gay marriage within Labor, breaking ranks to support a motion from the left faction of the South Australian ALP, which passed by two votes...

Sun 29 Nov 2009

  • Transsexual sports writer found dead
    The Californian sports writer who made headlines around the world in 2007, when he revealed he planned to live the rest of his life as a woman, has been found dead...

Sat 29 Nov 2008

  • Wellingtonians elected to NZAF board
    Two gay Wellington men have been elected onto the Trust Board of the NZ AIDS Foundation at this afternoon's Annual General Meeting...

Thu 29 Nov 2007

  • Wellington drag troupe salutes Spice Girls
    The Spice Girls may have reformed but they're leaving New Zealand off their world tour, so a Wellington drag troupe say they're offering the next best thing...

Wed 29 Nov 2006

  • Tim Barnett: Change for the better
    Tim Barnett MP Tim Barnett says Rainbow Labour's team of five in Parliament have achieved much, but their mission is far from complete...

Mon 29 Nov 2004

  • Gay Eaters for Jesus call on Civil Union supporters to eat an extra portion of food at their next meal (New Zealand)
    The call comes following the "limited fast" undertaken by United Future MP Paul Adams and Baptist pastor Steve Trim as protest to Civil Unions. "We want to promote a positive message with our action", said Xavier Goldie, facilitator of GEFJ. Goldie went on to say that GEFJ were not promoting a lifestyle of excess. "After all, many gay, lesbian and progressive people realise the beauty of restrained minimalism - whether in interior decorating or one's political outlook, and we certainly wouldn't want to contribute to an expanding waistband."
    Links: Scoop
  • Television news reports: Civil Union Bill may pass within the next fortnight, and AIDS in Thailand (New Zealand)
    TV3 news, ref F84523.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Torch Song Trilogy
    Transposing plays out of their original setting and attempting to 'adapt' them for a local audience is never an easy task, and when you're taking a production as quintessentially rooted in the New York gay ghetto and Jewish sensibilities as Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, you'd better make sure you don't do it by half...

Sat 29 Nov 2003

  • Ponsonby Heroes plan big season ahead
    Those keen on joining the Ponsonby Heroes rugby team next season and accompanying the team to England for the Bingham Cup in May are invited to an informal BYO get-together this afternoon in Auckland, to be held at 13 Sefton Ave from 5...

Fri 29 Nov 2002

  • The Select Committee reports back on the Prostitution Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    Links: Parliament

Sat 29 Nov 1997

  • The fourth annual HIV Walk for Life takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)

Thu 29 Nov 1984

  • Television: playcentre mothers in Wellington donate blood for those with low risk AIDS (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP16634.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 29 Nov 1906

  • Diplomat Alister McIntosh is born (Marlborough region, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

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