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Fri 18 Dec 2020

  • Taking Pride in Periods
    Links: Express
  • The Outrageous Miss Ribena’s Next Act
    Links: Express

Wed 18 Dec 2019

  • Hallmark Pulls Lesbian Wedding Ad after Homophobic Backlash
    Links: Express

Tue 18 Dec 2018

  • Could Botswana’s High Court Decriminalise Homosexuality in 2019?
    Links: Express
  • No Pride Parade, Gala, or Party For Auckland in 2019
    Links: Express

Mon 18 Dec 2017

  • Mr Gay New Zealand 2018 Registrations Now Open
    Mr Gay New Zealand 2018 Registrations Now Open FINALE AT ENDING HIV BIG GAY OUT FEB 11 ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Rainbow Pacific : Leilani Sio
    My first guest of the week wants to wrap a big gay rainbow around Wellington next month...
    Links: RNZ
  • 25 Years of GALS
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Frances Arns
    Links: Express
  • Keeping Your Pride
    Links: Express

Sun 18 Dec 2016

  • The glbti-friendly DLO police in your area
    Throughout the country the NZ Police have what they quaintly call Diversity Liaison Officers, basically glbti or glbti-friendly officers who are available to assist people from our communities who might be uncomfortable dealing with run of the mill officers...

Fri 18 Dec 2015

  • American Man Sentenced To Jail For Operating Gay Sex Slave Ring
    Links: Express
  • Slovenia Puts Marriage Equality to a Referendum
    Links: Express
  • Tasmania to move on historic convictions
    Tasmanian gay rights advocates have welcomed a state government announcement that it will move legislation next year to allow criminal records for gay sex to be expunged...

Thu 18 Dec 2014

  • JK Rowling Responds to Question of GLBT Students at Hogwarts
    Links: Express
  • UK group claims quake 'destroyed' Wgtn
    A right-wing fringe group in the UK has questioned whether marriage equality in New Zealand led to the “destruction of Wellington” in an earthquake...

Wed 18 Dec 2013

  • US sending Billie Jean King to Sochi
    Lesbian tennis legend Billie Jean King has been selected as part of the US delegation to the Winter Olympics in increasingly anti-gay Russia...

Sun 18 Dec 2011

  • Carmen's life to be celebrated at Wgtn function
    Carmen Rupe R...

Sat 18 Dec 2010

  • Interview panelist supports NZAF appointment
    Jonathan Smith Another person involved in the process of selecting the new head of the AIDS Foundation is publicly supporting the appointment of Shaun Robinson, saying the new Executive Director will be working with a strong team of experts in policy, prevention and support who understand HIV and the gay community...

Fri 18 Dec 2009

  • The joy of drunk 'straight' guys
    At this time of year, sexual boundaries become fluid or even disappear altogether under the influence of copious amounts of booze...

Thu 18 Dec 2008

  • QWU pageant film premieres, funds given
    The cast and crew of November's Queen of the Whole Universe drag fundraiser got to see themselves on the big screen last night at the 'world premiere' of QWU on Film at Auckland's Academy Cinema...

Tue 18 Dec 2007

  • Trans student barred from men's locker room
    A college student from Massachusetts has been barred from using the men's locker room because school administrators are concerned that he might be attacked...

Mon 18 Dec 2006

  • Soy Milk Silliness
    My former GayNZ...

Sat 18 Dec 2004

  • Unitarianism: Religion, reason and LGBT rights
    Some months or so ago two Unitarian lesbian ministers in the United States were charged with criminal acts because they were conducting same-sex marriages...

Thu 18 Dec 2003

  • Words of Brian not factual, rules BSA
    Several complaints against Pastor Brian Tamaki's antigay broadcasts on TV2 have been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority, with TVNZ's response to viewer complaints being deemed insufficient...

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