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Sun 26 Jul 2020

  • Part 1 - LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum (Eva Beva)
    Audio from part 1 of the LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum held at Eva Beva, Wellington on 26 July 2020
    Features: Ayesha Verrall, Jan Logie, Jessica Hammond, Nicola Willis, Troy Mihaka, Vivian Lyngdoh
  • Part 2 - LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum (Eva Beva)
    Audio from part 2 of the LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum held at Eva Beva, Wellington on 26 July 2020
    Features: Ayesha Verrall, Jan Logie, Jessica Hammond, Nicola Willis, Troy Mihaka, Vivian Lyngdoh
  • The web series Rūrangi has its world premiere (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The premiere takes place at the ASB Waterfront Theatre
    Links: Rūrangi
  • Urzila Carlson to Replace Lindsay Lohan on The Masked Singer Australia
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Tom Sainsbury Roasts Gerry Brownlee as Anti-Gay Comments From National’s...
    Links: Express

Fri 26 Jul 2019

  • Folau and the gay magazine
    The Star Observer's former editor reveals he had wanted David Pocock for the now-famous cover shot...
    Links: Stuff
  • Four teens charged with assaulting gay couple on London bus
    Suspects in alleged assault of women are aged between 15 and 17, British police say...
    Links: Stuff
  • Man kept HIV secret from his lover despite years of warnings from doctors
    A Sydney man who knowingly infected his partner with HIV has been jailed for five years after his girlfriend received a Valentine's Day bombshell she had caught the incurable disease...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • What is this 'Gold Star Gay' Status that Andy Cohen referred to?
    Andy Cohen wears his "gold star gay" status with pride...
    Links: Stuff
  • Writing's on the wall: No #endAIDS without #endTB
    TB and HIV both are preventable, but cutting the chain of transmission of HIV and TB is proving to be a daunting task...
    Links: Scoop

Thu 26 Jul 2018

  • Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far
    Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far! Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) “Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030...
    Links: Scoop

Wed 26 Jul 2017

  • Trans artist explains why periods are not just for women
    Artist Cass Clemmer, who is transgender and non binary, posted a powerful message on Instagram showing it's not just women who have periods...
    Links: NZ Herald

Tue 26 Jul 2016

  • Lesbian Webseries Gets TVNZ Treatment
    Links: Express
  • OUTLine Announce New Board
    Links: Express
  • Trans Campaigner to Address Democratic Convention in Historic First
    Links: Express
  • Review: Michael Todd: Straight Jacket (2016)
    Matthew Todd: Straight Jacket: London: Penguin: 2016 UK Attitude magazine editor Matthew Todd has written an excellent, thought-provoking look at how gay men live their lives in the contemporary United Kingdom...

Sun 26 Jul 2015

  • Australian Labor Set to Reach Compromise Requiring MPs to Bind on...
    Links: Express
  • Obama firm on gay rights in Kenyan visit
    US President Barack Obama has raised gay rights while in Kenya, and that nation’s President responded by claiming it’s a “non-issue”...

Sat 26 Jul 2014

  • Drag Fun – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Pop Princess – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Shining Bright – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Updated: Trans models around the world
    Transgender models are tearing up catwalks and photo shoots - and have been for decades...

Fri 26 Jul 2013

  • Oxford Dictionary to redefine marriage
    The prestigious Oxford English Dictionary is looking at changing the definition of marriage to include gay people, after the passage of marriage equality legislation in England and Wales...

Thu 26 Jul 2012

  • Jack Perkins
    Jack Perkins talks about his forty years with the public radio programme Spectrum
    Features: Jack Perkins
  • The "Rainbow Gods" are smiling
    Louisa Wall “The Rainbow Gods have smiled at us,” is the verdict of Labour’s Rainbow Caucus Chair Louisa Wall, after her marriage equality Bill has defied the slim odds and been pulled from Parliament’s Ballot, just weeks after it went in...

Tue 26 Jul 2011

  • The Government on trans issues
    Rainbow Wellington has enlisted the help of MP Jim Anderton to put forward a number of questions in Parliament on progress on the HRC's Transgender Inquiry...

Mon 26 Jul 2010

  • Rainbow Wellington meets David Huebner
    David Huebner When it was first announced that New Zealand was to have a gay ambassador, Rainbow Wellington wrote to David Huebner to welcome him...

Sun 26 Jul 2009

  • Seven men needed for Mates and Lovers play
    The Wellington-based theatre company which will bring Chris Brickell's best-selling Mates   ...

Sat 26 Jul 2008

  • Where's the strangest place you've had sex?
    Ten gay, lesbian and bi New Zealanders share their risqué stories of sex in unexpected places...

Thu 26 Jul 2007

  • USA: YouTube lesbians quiz Pres hopefuls
    A lesbian couple and a southern Baptist pastor questioned Democratic presidential candidates about their views on same-sex marriage in a landmark debate on Monday night...

Wed 26 Jul 2006

  • Takataapui support NZAF hui initiative
    A hui to discuss HIV and AIDS issues with gay and bisexual Maori men was well supported by the takataapui community, enabling the New Zealand AIDS Foundation to move forward with future campaigns, says the Foundation...

Tue 26 Jul 2005

  • NZAF kaumatua: No brown quotas please
    The kaumatua of the AIDS Foundation has made an impassioned plea to the embattled board to abandon plans for "a quota of brown bums on seats"...

Sat 26 Jul 2003

  • Several new leads in McNee case
    Police are investigating several new leads in the David McNee murder, including several sightings of his car and an assault on McNee eight months ago...

Thu 26 Jul 1877

  • William Yate dies
    Links: Te Ara

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