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Mon 6 Jan 2020

  • New Zealand Church unaffected by US methodist schism over gay marriage
    A fissure in the American Methodist church is unlikely to open up in New Zealand - where the matter of gay rights was settled two decades ago...
    Links: RNZ
  • Australian Cricketer Fined For Homophobic Slur
    Links: Express
    Links: Express
  • History Made With New Transgender Rights Law In Chile
    Links: Express
  • Phoenix Cabaret Setup Fundraiser For Australian Firefighters
    Links: Express

Sun 6 Jan 2019

  • Winning is Never a Drag
    Links: Express

Fri 6 Jan 2017

  • Coachella’s Owner is Anti-LGBT+
    Links: Express
  • Texas May Regress Like North Carolina
    Links: Express
  • Taranaki man horrifically injured in Queensland
    A gay Taranaki man has been found with horrific injuries under a Queensland bridge after allegedly being propositioned by a married man...

Wed 6 Jan 2016

  • Autumn Farm
    Links: Express
  • Twitter bans homophobic and transphobic language
    A new year brings a big move for social media website Twitter who has revealed it will now ban any account that uses homophobic and transphobic language...

Tue 6 Jan 2015

  • Movie Review: Interstella
    Links: Express
  • Uber Driver Kicks Out Gay Couple For Kissing
    Links: Express
  • US Pride DVD Cover Wipes Out Gay References
    Links: Express
  • Same-sex marriages start in Florida
    Jeff Ronci, left, kisses his partner of 15 years, Juan Talavera, as they hold up their marriage license at the Miami-Dade County clerk of courts office Same-sex couples in Florida's Miami-Dade county have begun to legally marry with couples in other counties across the state set to be able to tie the knot in a few hours' time...

Mon 6 Jan 2014

  • Memories of Out! Empire's heyday flow
    The death of Tony Katavich has former employees reflecting on the idiosyncratic world of the ‘Out! Empire’ in its 70s and 80s heydays...

Sun 6 Jan 2013

  • Wedding Belles: 1,2,3 … 1,2,3 …
    Why did Bette and Tina have to make it look so easy? On our scarily lengthy to do list for the wedding my fiancée has written ‘choose first dance song,’ closely followed by ‘learn to dance’...

Fri 6 Jan 2012

  • Takei and Aiken join Celebrity Apprentice
    George Takei Gay Star Trek legend and cult hero George Takei will join a gay American Idol runner-up among an assortment of contestants on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice...

Thu 6 Jan 2011

  • Wellington Outgames set to be party central
    The Wellington Outgames crew have already unveiled a scheduled jam-packed with sports, a powerful human rights conference and an exciting dose of arts and culture – and now they have also managed to cram in three massive parties...

Wed 6 Jan 2010

  • USA HIV+ ban officially lifted
    The long standing ban on HIV+ travellers entering the United States was officially lifted yesterday...

Tue 6 Jan 2009

  • Was 2008 Hollywood's "gayest year ever"?
    The past year could have been Hollywood's "gayest ever", claims the MSN entertainment website as it wraps up the many LGBT stories of 2008...

Sun 6 Jan 2008

  • The gay life, but not as we know it
    Michael Stevens I haven't felt so attractive and desirable in years...

Fri 6 Jan 2006

  • Sex Venue: Auckland's Westside
    'Memories, like the corners of the Westside, many misty moisty memories of the way it was ...

Thu 6 Jan 2005

  • Makgatho Mandela, the eldest son of Nelson Mandela, dies from AIDS related conditions
    Links: BBC
  • Vinegar Hill: The Queen Mother's Diary
    We left a sunny and balmy Wellington at about 1pm on 22 December for Vinegar Hill, arriving about 4pm in the damp, with short and intermittent drizzly showers...

Tue 6 Jan 2004

  • NZAF seeks new policy analyst
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is currently taking applications for a new policy analyst, which it says can be located in either its Auckland or Wellington offices...

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