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Fri 21 Jan 2022

  • Sam Orchard - New Zealand Cartoon and Comics Archive (Alexander Turnbull Library)
    Sam Orchard, Assistant Curator Cartoons and Comics at the Alexander Turnbull Library, talks about the history of the New Zealand Cartoons and Comics Archive and how rainbow communities are reflected in the collection.
    Features: Sam Orchard
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 11-Year Old Who Fought Anti-Trans Law Announced As Finalist For TIME‘s “Kid...
    Links: Express
  • Rialto Channel Celebrates PRIDE
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Cancels Party Amid Rapid COVID Spread
    Links: Express

Thu 21 Jan 2021

  • Exclusive Source: “Drag Race Isn’t The Only Show RuPaul Is Filming...
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow History: Teachings From Times Gone By
    Links: Express
  • The End of Trump’s Toxicity
    Links: Express

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
  • AKL Pride Festival programme has been released
    The Auckland Pride Festival programme has been released and this year’s lineup is looking more diverse than ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus refuses to reconise marriage after man dies
    Australia is refusing to recognise the marriage of a British man who’s husband died during their honeymoon in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay couple take to FB in search of surrogate
    A New Zealand gay couple have taken to Facebook in the search for a surrogate mother to carry their child...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legacy Project 3 to celebrate queer kiwi life
    The lineup for the Legacy Project 3 has been announced with six new shows this February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Jan 2015

  • Cinema review: Folies Bergere
    Links: Express
  • Creating a Buzz Downunder
    Links: Express
  • Smiles in the 21st Century
    Links: Express
  • 'Bi' and 'trans' included in Obama's speech
    US President Barack Obama has specifically used the words “bisexual” and “transgender” in a State of the Union address for what's said to be the first time in the nation’s history...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Entrants sought for Mr Gay NZ 2015
    Current Mr Gay New Zealand Troy Williams A scaled-back version of Mr Gay New Zealand is to be held this year, with people now being asked to put their names forward if they are interested in being the 2015 representative at Mr Gay World in South Africa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LYC seeking a new social media whizz
    Love Your Condom is looking for a new Auckland-based based digital social marketing coordinator – more specifically a “tech savvy, boy on boy loving, blogger babe”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Obit labels trans woman 'son', 'brother'
    Charlotte Loh was 22...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Olivia cruise to pull into NZ next month
    An estimated 1,900 women will sail to New Zealand next month on an Olivia cruise...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 21 Jan 2014

  • 'Marriage caused floods' councillor suspended
    David Silvester A councillor from the UK Independence Party has been suspended after bizarrely blaming Britain’s floods on marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cardinal thinks being gay is a 'defect'
    Fernando Sebastián The Pope's new Spanish Cardinal believes being gay is a defect, which like his high blood pressure, can be cured...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Claim smoking may cause lesbian babies
    Dick Swaab Dutch Professor of neurobiology Dick Swaab claims a woman smoking while pregnant can influence the child’s IQ, and its sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Committee backs Bill to recognise mums
    Rowen Sullivan, with her mums A select committee has backed a bill which would allow a Lower Hutt woman to have both her mothers’ names on her birth certificate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride's most paw-fect event coming back
    Some of last year's high jinks The four-legged friendliest event of the first Auckland Pride Festival will be back in February...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tertiary hui to focus on developing visibility
    MIT's Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae The next Queers in Tertiary Education Hui will have the theme "Developing Queer Visibility in Tertiary Environments"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Jan 2013

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

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
  • "Look after each other" Robertson urges
    Celia Wade-Brown, Grant Robertson and Jan Logie at the opening of Out in the Square Labour Deputy Leader and Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson has reflected on the killing of gay journalist Phil Cottrell and urged community members to look out for each other, in opening Wellington’s largest glbt event...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outing in the Square
    Two of the event's MCs Steven Oates and Ramon Te Wake We’re here, we’re queer and we’re your eyes and ears at Out in the Square, Wellington’s sunny gay fair day in Civic Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

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
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Heard bolsters NZAF community team
    Paul Heard Urge Bar co-owner Paul Heard is joining the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Community Engagement team on a short term contract...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink tackles bullying in new vid
    Pink tackles bullying and suicide in her hard-hitting and graphic new video for the song F*ckin' Perfect   GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Talent sought for Out in the Square
    Performers of all kinds are being sought for Wellington's annual gay and lesbian fair...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 21 Jan 2010

  • Announcing Auckland's OurFest and Awards Night
    The organisers of Auckland's new LGBT community festival OurFest have today revealed details of the variety of events planned next month - including the formal 2010 OurFest Awards dinner...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV pill advances too slow says Body Positive
    The approval of a once a day dose for an important HIV medication is a step forward but has been too long coming in New Zealand, according to an HIV positive people's support organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV pill advances too slow says Body Positive
    The approval of a once a day dose for an important HIV medication is a step forward but has been too long coming in New Zealand, according to an HIV positive people's support organisation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 21 Jan 2009

  • Good reviews for gay Jim Carrey movie
    Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor play gay in new romantic comedy I Love You Phillip Morris, which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival to favourable reviews...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kaha Queer Youth Hui proves popular
    This weekend's KAHA National Queer Youth Hui in Wellington is almost at capacity with nearly 140 queer young people from all over the country registered to participate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pres Obama gets specific on LGBT goals
    He's just been inaugurated, so the transition to new US President Barack Obama is complete – and includes a lengthy statement on supporting the LGBT community, newly posted on the White House website...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Another Gay Sequel - Dumbest Gay Movie Ever?
    Crabs: No expense was spared in bringing these rubbery STI's to life...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 21 Jan 2008

  • Upset over teen swimmers' pics on gay sites
    Several gay adult websites have posted photographs of teenage water polo players from several high schools in Southern California - alarming their parents, coaches and school officials, the Orange County Register newspaper reports...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Presidential Candidates: The Good and the Bad...
    For the sake of US LGBT expatriates, I thought I'd examine US Presidential candidates and their stances on various issues of interest to LGBT Americans...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 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...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Jan 2005

  • "Skippies"and the Malaise of the Centre-Right
    National and ACT are bedevilled by an infestation problem - Social Conservative Ideologues and Populists - or "skippies", for short...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Alliance backs Sunday anti-Destiny protest
    The Alliance political party has backed a call from the Not In Our Schools group for the homophobic Destiny church and political party to be expelled from Wellington High School...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ to Host Pan Pacific HIV/AIDS conference
    Press release Issued by NZ AIDS Foundation 20 January 2005 New Zealand to Host Pan Pacific HIV/AIDS conference Submissions have opened for what is expected to be the biggest international HIV/AIDS conference to be hosted in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Profits and losses affect Wgtn Fair council grant
    Funding from the Wellington City Council for the annual Gay   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 21 Jan 2000

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

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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