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On This Day: 21st January

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Tue 21 Jan 2020

  • Auckland Goes Loud and Proud
    Links: Express

Mon 21 Jan 2019

  • China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own
    BEIJING — Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sun 21 Jan 2018

  • Auckland Pride Festival's Lexie Matheson
    2018's Auckland Pride Festival is all about peace...
    Links: RNZ
  • Community Mourns the Loss of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association President
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Jan 2016

  • Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Globe
    Links: Express
  • South Aus premier apologises to Bulmer-Rizzi
    The South Australian premier has apologised to David Bulmer-Rizzi, whose husband’s marriage status following his death was recorded as “never married”...

Wed 21 Jan 2015

  • Cinema review: Folies Bergere
    Links: Express
  • Creating a Buzz Downunder
    Links: Express
  • Smiles in the 21st Century
    Links: Express
  • Russell T Davies' Cucumber, Banana, Tofu
    The creator of the original UK version of Queer As Folk is turning heads with three shows all premiering in Britain this week: Cucumber, Banana and Tofu...

Tue 21 Jan 2014

  • Watch: Young and Gay in Putin's Russia
    When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June last year, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatized fringe group to full-blown enemies of the state...

Mon 21 Jan 2013

  • Georgina Beyer profile (Wellington)
    Georgina Beyer reflects on her childhood, various careers and time in public office.
    Features: Georgina Beyer

Sat 21 Jan 2012

  • Out in the Square is held in Civic Square, Wellington
    It is the 27th annual gay and lesbian fair to be held in Wellington
  • UK Muslims found guilty in gay hate case
    Three Muslim men have been found guilty of committing a gay hate crime in Britain, for handing out pamphlets calling for gay people to be executed...

Fri 21 Jan 2011

  • Queer radio in the United Kingdom (Wellington)
    Matthew Linfoot talks about the history of gay and lesbian radio in the United Kingdom
    Features: Matthew Linfoot
  • Talent sought for Out in the Square
    Performers of all kinds are being sought for Wellington's annual gay and lesbian fair...

Thu 21 Jan 2010

  • Kylie says "I'm attracted to women"
    Pint-sized Aussie popstar Kylie Minogue has got her fans' pulses racing by telling a Spanish language magazine she likes the ladies...

Wed 21 Jan 2009

  • Review: Another Gay Sequel - Dumbest Gay Movie Ever?
    Crabs: No expense was spared in bringing these rubbery STI's to life...

Mon 21 Jan 2008

  • Wellington's Glamazons will tour Hamilton
    Watch out in the Waikato - Wellington's drag band The Glamazons are heading to Hamilton for a string of shows in late February...

Fri 21 Jan 2005

  • Profits and losses affect Wgtn Fair council grant
    Funding from the Wellington City Council for the annual Gay   ...

Fri 21 Jan 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Brad (Tasmania)
    Brad talks about coming out and first sexual experience
  • Snapshot 2000 - Steve (Auckland)
    Steve talks about coming out and first sexual experience.

Fri 21 Jan 1966

  • Television report: artist Theo Schoon talks about the gourd art (New Zealand)
    Ref TZP115473.
    Links: TVNZ

Wed 21 Jan 1942

  • Writer and activist Pat Rosier is born
    Links: LILAC

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