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On This Day: 16th January

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Thu 16 Jan 2020

  • Ariana Grande, Amber Rose and more celebrate NikkieTutorials after she comes out as transgender
    Nikkie de Jager, a...
    Links: Stuff
  • LGBT family's island holiday: 'At no point did we feel anything but welcome'
    In Lanzarote, Spain, two-dad pair Charlie Condou and Cameron Laux are charmed by a resort that is truly all-inclusive...
    Links: Stuff
  • Youtube Make-Up Artist Comes Out as Trans After Blackmail Attempt
    Links: Express

Wed 16 Jan 2019

  • Exclusive: Auckland Pride Festival Arts and Theatre Shows
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Jan 2018

  • Couple in fight with Immigration to prove their love is true
    After providing hundreds of photos, documents and more than 20 letters of support from friends and family, an Auckland gay couple is at a loss as to what else Immigration New Zealand wants as evidence of their relationship...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Bangladesh Adds Third Gender Option to Electoral Enrolment Forms
    Links: Express
  • George Michael Secretly Donated $500,000 to HIV charity
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Jan 2017

  • 2 Double Passes to ‘As You Like It’
    Links: Express
  • 2 Double Passes to the Rainbow Auckland Pride Parade Grandstand
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to 2 Wellington Fringe Festival Events
    Links: Express
  • George Michael Mural Looks Over Sydney
    Links: Express
  • Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration
    Links: Express
  • New Print-Editor of express Appointed
    Links: Express
  • Voicing Pride Launches
    Links: Express
  • Tamaki mentor Eddie Long dies in USA
    Eddie Long, a mentor and role-model of Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki who reached out of court settlements after being accused of sexually abusing several of his young male parishioners, has died...

Sat 16 Jan 2016

  • Opinion: Chemwreck
    In December 2015's Attitude, there was a sobering section on chemsex and HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom...

Fri 16 Jan 2015

  • Sun, Sand and Sexy Swimmers
    Links: Express
  • The Boy from Oz that Everyone is Looking at
    Links: Express
  • What’s Touching Your Skin?
    Links: Express
  • The Imitation Game up for eight Oscars
    The Imitation Game has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch for his portrayal of gay genius Alan Turing...

Thu 16 Jan 2014

  • Sir Ian and Nobel winners write to Putin
    Actor Sir Ian McKellen has joined with 27 Nobel laureates to write a letter to Vladimir Putin decrying Russia’s anti-gay laws...

Wed 16 Jan 2013

  • Your Marriage Equality submissions: Heartbreak
    The text of a submission to the Select Committee on the proposed Marriage Equality law being spearheaded by lesbian MP Louisa Wall...

Mon 16 Jan 2012

  • Sam Johnson among three awards finalists
    Gay Christchurch community leader Sam Johnson is one of three finalists in the New Zealander of the Year Awards, which will be handed out at a dinner ceremony in Auckland next month...

Sun 16 Jan 2011

  • A lesbian couple's business is burnt down in a continued serious of hate crimes at Mangawhai Heads
  • The lives of Williams, Fry and Wilde
    At first glance there might seem to be little in common between the late Kenneth Williams and the still very alive Stephen Fry...

Sat 16 Jan 2010

  • Police shut down Mr. Gay China pageant
    Just one hour before the pageant was set to begin, police have swooped in to stop the first-ever Mr...

Fri 16 Jan 2009

  • End of two eras on London's gay scene
    In an emotional week for London's gay scene, one of the city's most iconic nightclub venues has closed, and its biggest gay retailer has gone into receivership...

Wed 16 Jan 2008

  • WGN's best 'fag-hag' will be crowned
    Wellington's infamous FAG Party is being held again this weekend - but with a twist - a competition which will crown the Capital's best 'fag-hag'...

Tue 16 Jan 2007

  • Takatapui TV:
    Maori Television's Takatapui programme will return for a fifth season on 6 March 2007 – and are looking for a new male presenter to join the team...

Mon 16 Jan 2006

  • AKL: Drug-fuelled pack rape and death
    Allegations have emerged of the drug-fuelled gay pack rape of a young gay man who died five days later, on 3 December, on an Auckland motorway offramp...

Sun 16 Jan 2005

  • Television news report: the funeral of Makgatho Mandela
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    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Editorial: A cynical, sinister marriage of convenience
    Observant readers will have noted that our front page section which was recently titled Politics has been re-titled Politics and Religion...

Fri 16 Jan 2004

  • Mass commitment ceremony planned for Big Gay Out
    Organisers of a mass commitment ceremony at this year's Big Gay Out in February say it is a timely political statement, as well a public expression of love...

Thu 16 Jan 2003

  • Truscott bid for release turned down
    HIV positive gay man Christopher Truscott has had a request for release from detention turned down...

Sun 16 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Jerry
    Jerry talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
  • Snapshot 2000 - Scott
    Scott talks about coming out and first sexual experience.

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