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On This Day: 12th January

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Tue 12 Jan 2021

  • Battling Breast Cancer with a Baby on The Way
    Links: Express
  • How Do You Eat Yours? Cadbury Releases New Gay Kiss Creme...
    Links: Express

Sun 12 Jan 2020

  • Making Miniatures with the Lower Hutt makers club
    They make fishbones out of toothpicks, potato chips from the seeds of capsicums - can turn almost any object into something that can be used in the tiny worlds they create...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 12 Jan 2018

  • Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena
    MELBOURNE, Australia — Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Censor receives complaints about non-existent film depicting Christ as gay
    A "film" called Corpus Christi has provoked the ire of some for its alleged portrayal of a gay Jesus: the only issue is the Censor's Office says this film does not exist...
    Links: Stuff
  • Expelled by US Air Force in 1955 for being a lesbian, 90-year-old fights back
    The barracks were thick with anxious whispers and rumours, but she figured there was nothing incriminating about leaving the air base for a sandwich...
    Links: Stuff
  • Feature Interview - Charlie Jane Anders
    Multi award winning author Charlie Jane Anders is heading to Wellington for the New Zealand Festival in March...
    Links: RNZ
  • Furies' Jessica Platt CWHL's 1st openly transgender player
    TORONTO — Jessica Platt of the Toronto Furies has announced she is transgender and the Canadian Women's Hockey League released a statement supporting its first openly transgender player...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tennis legend Billie Jean King wants Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne renamed
    Tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King has called for a renaming of Margaret Court Arena due to the Australian legend's divisive views on sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Mardi Gras Confirms Gay Icon Cher Will Headline Its Official Party
    Links: Express

Thu 12 Jan 2017

  • Denmark’s Kids are Coming Out as Trans in Record Numbers
    Links: Express
  • Sipping on Alphabet Soup
    Links: Express
  • Advocacy and Activism: Garth Browning
    What does advocacy and/or activism mean to you? This to me is about justice and fairness, about people being treated with respect and being able to access what they have a right to...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jan 2016

  • Crossing Cultural Barriers For Love (and Peace)
    Links: Express
  • Lady Gaga and Sam Smith Win Golden Globe Awards
    Links: Express
  • Night of The Queer
    Links: Express
  • Gervais opens Golden Globes with transphobia
    Comedian Ricky Gervais opened the Golden Globes yesterday what many are labelling as a "transphobic joke”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGTBI gay icon David Bowie dies, aged 69
    Legendary performer and gay icon David Bowie has passed away aged 69, after an 18-month long battle with cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • RainbowYOUTH and ASB team up to offer scholarship
    RainbowYOUTH and the ASB Unity Network have teamed up in an effort to recognise the value of volunteer work in the LGBTI community and have announced a $2500 scholarship for a tertiary student this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Jan 2015

  • 2015 Golden Globe Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Best TV Comedy Series
    Links: Express
  • 2015 Golden Globe Awards: Matt Bomer Wins for The Normal Heart
    Links: Express
  • Calls to Cancel ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ Show
    Links: Express
  • Globes full of lgbti-interest nominees
    A swag of lgbti-interest films and TV shows are up for Golden Globes this afternoon, as are a few out actors...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: Same Sex
    Katerina N Clark wrote this poem after meeting a lot of other gay people and transgender people at a gathering in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames calls for interest from codes
    A gathering will be held in Auckland next Monday for representatives of sporting codes and organisations to find out more about getting involved in the 2016 Asia Pacific Outgames...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transparent, Matt Bomer win Globes
    Transparent has two awards at the Golden Globes, while Matt Bomer has picked up an acting award for The Normal Heart...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington to celebrate community heroes
    The organisers of Wellington’s upcoming Rainbow Pride Community Honours say the event is about celebrating those who make our communities thrive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 12 Jan 2014

  • Journey of the Gay Athlete an inspiring watch
    New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup has appeared in CNN documentary Journey of the Gay Athlete, sharing his story of overcoming bullying and determinedly making it to the Winter Olympics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Skjellerup waiting in hope of Olympic spot
    Speed skater Blake Skjellerup is hoping to find out next week whether he will be able to once again live his dream of representing New Zealand at the Winter Olympics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jan 2012

  • Auckland or Wellington?
    Is Auckland or Wellington New Zealand's gay capital? We asked a selection of people from both cities, and the resulting answers have left us just as undecided as we were before we asked!  Andy Boreham, from AaronandAndy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tennis players sought for Sydney tournament
    Glbt tennis players are being invited to head to Sydney next month and take part in the Mardi Gras Tennis Championships...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Jan 2011

  • Law reform in New Zealand (Wellington)
    Dr Alison Laurie talks about homosexual law reform in New Zealand
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Legal background for LGBT communities (Wellington)
    Dr Alison Laurie talks about the legal background for queer communities in New Zealand
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Lesbian organising (Wellington)
    Dr Alison Laurie talks about early lesbian organising in New Zealand
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Meeting places (Wellington)
    Dr Alison Laurie talks about the different types of places queer communities met
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Parker and Hulme murder case (Wellington)
    Dr Alison Laurie talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parkers mother
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ursula Bethell (Wellington)
    Dr Alison Laurie talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell
    Features: Alison Laurie
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Television news report: Condemnation of Cook Island's treatment of a worker who is HIV+ (New Zealand)
    Features interviews with Patrick Holmes and Dr Jason Myers. One news, ref F203457.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • "Nasty" underbelly not exclusive to ChCh
    Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker hopes police can resolve the problem Bob Parker says while there is a "nasty narrow-minded underbelly" his city, it's not something that's exclusive to Christchurch...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen Rupe faces surgery after fall
    Tran-Tasman tranny legend Carmen Rupe, a famous Kiwi drag community icon now living in Sydney, is in hospital this week awaiting hip surgery after a fall at her home last Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Couple says abuse led to business closure
    A gay Christchurch couple say homophobic slurs and repeated attacks have forced them to close their bakery...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gareth Thomas in talks with screenwriter
    Mickey Rourke and Gareth Thomas Welsh sportsman Gareth Thomas is in talks with a screenwriter about a film based on his life, in which he is set to be portrayed by Hollywood "comeback kid" Mickey Rourke...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McD's action leaves GLBT groups satisfied
    GLBT groups whose sites were blocked by McDonald's' Wifi provider are satisfied with the fast food giant's quick move to allow access...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More than 1,000 register for Outgames
    With exactly two months until opening day, the Asia Pacific Outgames has reached a significant landmark...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames crew offer paid coordinator position
    Wellington Outgames is looking for someone to coordinate the many volunteers for the massive March event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Why 2011 will be amazing
    We're currently running a poll on the Best of 2010 ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jan 2010

  • 'Fair Fairies' needed for Welly's Out in the Square
    An estimated over 10,000 people will pass through Wellington's Civic Square during Out in the Square day on Saturday 23 January, and its organisers are seeking volunteers to make it the best day it can be...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Across the ditch: Sydney Mardi Gras and Melbourne Midsumma
    Ready for your next adventure? Melbourne's queer celebrations start soon, then its Sydney's turn to party...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • First Mr. Gay China pageant is ready to roll
    China's first-ever 'Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Jan 2009

  • Christchurch pie "Sounds slightly gay"
    Gay café diners in Christchurch are urging the manager of the Crumpet Club on Durham Street to remove a reference to a pie that sounds 'slightly gay' from the menu...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Delayed Enlightenment
    Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was a gifted liberal advocate of utilitarian philosophy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Streep and Hoffman in Doubt
    Certainty?: Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius Sister Aloysius: What exactly happened in the rectory? Father Brendan: Happened? Nothing happened...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 12 Jan 2008

  • American Airlines' first gay ad campaign
    For the first time ever, a major US airline has committed to a major multimedia ad campaign featuring and targeting gay passengers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dream Lover
    David Herkt's summer short story season: Johnny 'Sound of Swinging London' Duder finds new talent when he escapes to NZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Fair will take over Civic Square
    The 23rd annual Wellington Gay and Lesbian Fair will have a new name and location in the heart of the capital when it returns on Saturday 1 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 12 Jan 2007

  • All over for Destiny Church down south
    Brian Tamaki's high-profile Destiny Church, which arrived in Dunedin with a bang in 2004, is leaving only three years later almost completely unnoticed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bisexual action hero coming to TV2
    TVNZ has bought the rights to screen a popular BBC TV show about a bisexual alien investigator from the far future...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Spotlight on Stonestreet
    For the second year running, the Maxim Institute has invited Summit Ministries worldview 'specialist' John Stonestreet over to indoctrinate fundamentalist youth at Compass 2007...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condoms a good fit for Big Gay Out
    The future of annual Auckland LGBT fair day the Big Gay Out looks bright with the announcement this week of a five-year sponsorship deal between Marquis Condoms and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two special Civil Union portraits
    Two male couples celebrated their commitments to each other in the past few weeks - one at the Vinegar Hill gay camp ground, the other at Christchurch's Propaganda Bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 12 Jan 2006

  • Council 'not responsible' for kiss incident
    The Napier City Council has washed its hands of any responsibility for an incident in one of its sports grounds earlier this week, which saw two women being threatened with eviction from a cricket match by a security guard for kissing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marc Smith, Queen of Vinegar Hill
    After nine years of camp Christmas camping and serious effort devoted to enhancing the camping experience of others, Marc is the new Queen of Vinegar Hill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UniQ Questions Westpac Sponsorship
    Victoria University's LGBT group UniQ is calling on Westpac to drop sponsorship to Wellington's cricket stadium after Stadium Trust chief executive supported the threatened eviction of two women from a Napier cricket ground for kissing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Jan 2005

  • No NZ protests for 'Kinsey' movie
    The New Zealand opening of the biopic movie Kinsey, based on the life of the groundbreaking bisexual American sexuality researcher, has passed with no protests whatsoever – unlike the United States, where the limited release picture caused a storm of protest from Christian and conservative groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queen's Service Medal for Neville Creighton
    Neville Creighton of Auckland's Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Ben (Christchurch)
    Ben talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 12 Jan 1985

  • A lesbian camp is held (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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