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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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Why 2011 will be amazing
    We're currently running a poll on the Best of 2010 ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 12 Jan 2010

  • First Mr. Gay China pageant is ready to roll
    China's first-ever 'Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 12 Jan 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Queen's Service Medal for Neville Creighton
    Neville Creighton of Auckland's Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 12 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Ben
    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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