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On This Day: 8th January

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Wed 8 Jan 2020

  • 'Human Ken Doll' Rodrigo Alves unveils amazing new look
    Rodrigo Alves is known as the "Human Ken Doll" after spending close to $1 million on cosmetic procedures...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Court Upholds 2016 Ruling Making Homosexuality Legal In Belize
    Links: Express

Tue 8 Jan 2019

  • Auckland Rainbow Community Church’s Peter Lineham Made a Member of NZ...
    Links: Express
  • Ellen DeGeneres Facing Backlash After Supporting and Promoting Kevin Hart
    Links: Express
  • New Years Eve: URGE!
    Links: Express
  • Out and About With express: New Years Eve @ Eagle Bar
    Links: Express

Mon 8 Jan 2018

  • India's top court to re-examine gay rights
    NEW DELHI — India's top court on Monday said it will re-examine its earlier decision not to strike down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Muay Thai fighter 'Nong Rose’ first transgender to enter ring in France
    A 21-year-old transgender Muay Thai fighter was the first to enter the ring in a professional fight in France this week...
    Links: Stuff
  • India’s Openly Gay Prince Opens Palace to Vulnerable LGBT+ People
    Links: Express
  • Queer Couple Abused on NYE Aussie Flight
    Links: Express
  • Straight Couple Crowned Queens of Vinegar Hill
    Links: Express

Sun 8 Jan 2017

  • Embracing change, activism and conflict
    All events evolve with time, they have to to remain relevant and interesting...

Fri 8 Jan 2016

  • Trans man "humilated" at AUS airport
    A transgender man says he was humiliated by airport staff in Australia who forcibly removed his prosthetic penis...

Thu 8 Jan 2015

  • More Details Emerge on Ihaia Gillman Harris Murder
    Links: Express
  • Winslet in Russell? A Lazy Adventure
    Links: Express
  • Coming to 2015!
    A Rainbow Sport and Culture Weekend, Auckland Pride Festival, Out in the Park and Gay Ski Week are major events already lined up for 2015...

Wed 8 Jan 2014

  • Stephen Fry's Out There, part two
    In the second part of Stephen Fry's Out There documentary he discovers what life is like for gay people in Brazil, Russia and India...

Tue 8 Jan 2013

  • Polygamy claims "wrong, far-fetched, misleading"
    Louisa Wall Louisa Wall is refuting the latest claims that marriage equality will somehow lead to polygamy, pointing out no country which has legalised polygamy recognises marriage equality – and the 11 countries that have legalised marriage equality outlaw polygamy...

Sun 8 Jan 2012

  • Unions see Wellington labelled nation's gay capital
    Wellington has been labelled "the country's gay capital" due to figures showing the city has the highest number of civil unions per head of population...

Sat 8 Jan 2011

  • Film review: The Kids Are Alright
    Annette Bening and Julliane Moore as Nic and Jules From turkey basters to the 'daddy blues', it sometimes seems like every single TV show or movie which has a lesbian storyline has to delve into the tribulations of two women having a baby...

Fri 8 Jan 2010

  • New Jersey Senate rejects marriage equality
    New Jersey's state Senate has defeated a bill to legalise gay marriage, by 20 votes to 14...

Thu 8 Jan 2009

  • Seattle gay bars threatened with ricin attacks
    Eleven gay bar managers in Seattle have received letters warning them that their patrons will be attacked with a deadly poison in coming days...

Tue 8 Jan 2008

  • US Republican Identity Crisis?
    The US Republican Party's 'Elephant' logo The United States and New Zealand both have general elections this year- but why is the US Republican Party in a tangle about its frontrunner presidential candidates? For almost thirty years, the US Republican Party has been an unholy mixture of militant fundamentalist Protestants and fiscal conservatives who want to slash central government spending (except on defence)...

Mon 8 Jan 2007

  • Youth Hui's busy schedule announced
    A busy weekend is planned for more than 50 young LBGT community leaders, and there's still time to register to join them...

Sun 8 Jan 2006

  • Security guards at an international cricket game stop two women from kissing (Napier, New Zealand)
    The kiss had screened on McLean Park's big-screen monitor to a cheering crowd. A guard allegedly told the women that they were distracting the crowd, and would be thrown out if they did it again. A spokesman for the company later told media that the kiss "was inflammatory" and had "upset two of my more sensitive staff. It got the boys riled up, to be honest."
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay MP defends the Exclusive Brethren
    Chris Finlayson Was an openly gay National MP's speech defending the Exclusive Brethren misguided idealism, a creepy toeing of the party line, or a genuine plea for tolerance? It's late November 2005, and only a week out from the Parliamentary vote on the anti-gay Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill...

Sat 8 Jan 2005

  • New Years Honours: For services to the glbt communities

Sat 8 Jan 1977

  • A meeting is held to set up the National Gay Rights Coalition of New Zealand (New Zealand)

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