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Wed 29 Jan 2020

  • Rugby league: Openly gay English Super League player Keegan Hirst slams Catalans Dragons signing of Israel Folau
    The English Super League's first openly gay player has slammed the Catalans Dragons' signing of Israel Folau, who will join the club on a one-year deal...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Two-year wait for baby could be fast tracked through HIV positive sperm bank
    Aucklander was shocked by sperm bank at first, but hopes to help break down stigma surrounding disease...
    Links: Stuff
    Links: Express
  • Tackling Coming Out
    Links: Express
  • Uniformed Police Join Ponsonby’s Rainbow Parade
    Links: Express

Tue 29 Jan 2019

  • Singapore says American leaked 14,200 HIV records
    Singapore's health ministry accused an American of stealing and leaking the records of 14,200 people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, before January 2013...
    Links: Stuff
  • Angola Decriminalises Homosexuality and Bans LGBTI Discrimination
    Links: Express
  • Conversion Therapy ‘Success Story’ and ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapist Admits He’s Now Dating...
    Links: Express
  • Meet The Finalists For Mr. Gay New Zealand 2019
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Jan 2018

  • 'God will judge you': Boxer Anthony Mundine says gay people confuse society
    Boxer Anthony Mundine knows what's required of him at a press conference: bravado, swagger and a few good quotes...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elton John Announces Retirement
    Links: Express

Fri 29 Jan 2016

  • Former Deputy Prime Minister Bob Tizard Dies at 91
    Links: Express
  • Ivy Bar to Launch Wellington Pride Programme
    Links: Express
  • No ‘One’ Banned From Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride programme launch at Ivy Bar
    The capital is gearing up for a celebratory couple of months and things kick off next Friday with the launch of the Wellington Pride Festival programme...

Thu 29 Jan 2015

  • Staircase Revival's 2015 edition canned
    This year’s planned Staircase Revival has been cancelled due to the lack of a suitable venue...

Wed 29 Jan 2014

  • Watch: She keeps me warm
    Have you heard Mary Lambert's Same Love spin-off, She Keeps Me Warm? The video is SO cute! GayNZ...

Tue 29 Jan 2013

  • Clay Nelson profile
    Rev. Clay Nelson talks about his work with St Matthew-in-the-City; particularly organising the church billboards that have gained international attention
    Features: Clay Nelson

Sun 29 Jan 2012

  • Kevin Baker - Queen of the Whole Universe (Auckland)
    Kevin Baker, a.k.a. Buffy from Buffy and Bimbo, talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Kevin Baker
  • Review: Seriously ... I'm Kidding
    If you can't get enough of Ellen DeGeneres from her talk show, picking up a copy of her latest book and flying through its easy read pages will certainly sate you...

Sat 29 Jan 2011

  • Pastor has homophobic rant at Kato's funeral
    A murdered Ugandan gay rights activist has been insulted at his own funeral, with the presiding pastor calling on gay men and women to repent or "be punished by God"...

Fri 29 Jan 2010

  • Youth meet for weekend hui in sunny Nelson
    More than forty young LGBT people from around New Zealand are expected to arrive in Nelson today where fine weather is expected for a weekend of workshops, discussions and nationwide network planning...

Thu 29 Jan 2009

  • Tyra Banks is GLAAD Awards nominee
    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have nominated several outstanding films and TV shows in its 20th annual media gongs - and chat show host Tyra Banks is up for a special award...

Tue 29 Jan 2008

  • Political Ethics and Conservative Christians: The Ralph Reed Controversy
    US Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed The New Zealand Christian Right needs to realise that the Electoral Finance Act is about insuring democratic accountability and transparency...

Mon 29 Jan 2007

  • "Poof" OK for broadcast, says BSA
    The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has decided the used of the word ‘poof' by a Radio New Zealand media commentator was “not a breach of decency and good taste”...

Sun 29 Jan 2006

  • Sperm donors exclude lesbians
    In light of recent controversy over a ban on New Zealand gay men donating sperm, Fertility specialists are defending themselves with the revelation that it is the eligible sperm donors themselves who are anti-gay...

Sat 29 Jan 2005

  • Auschwitz: Lessons from the gay victims
    Six decades after the Red Army liberated Auschwitz, what are the implications of the Nazi Holocaust for lesbians and gay men? We must never forget any of the victims of that paramount historical obscenity, and relentlessly oppose anyone who promotes oppression against any of the affected communities...

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