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Sun 2 Feb 2020

  • Gay Tongan swimmer Amini Fonua has big goals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    Tongan Olympian wants to make a change to LGBTQ rights in the Pacific Islands...
    Links: Stuff
  • 10 x One Year Subscriptions to NEON
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Double Passes to AAF’s Limbo Unhinged
    Links: Express
  • 2 x VIP Passes to APO’s Bach and Brahms
    Links: Express
  • Will it Take a Superhero to Save Our World?
    Links: Express

Sat 2 Feb 2019

  • Brazil’s First Gay Congressman Goes Into Exile Fearing For His Life
    Links: Express
  • Man Executed on Homosexuality Charges in Iran
    Links: Express
  • Spice Up Your Night With Tickets For Tom Sainsbury’s Karaoke Boiz
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Feb 2018

  • The Auckland Pride Festival takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The festival runs until the 18 February.
    Links: Auckland Pride Festival
  • 1 x Double Tickets to RNZB’s Performance Of The Piano
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Tickets to APO’s Bayley’s Great Classics Concert 1...
    Links: Express
  • 5 x Double Tickets to The Party
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH Resource Proves Big Success in Schools
    Links: Express

Thu 2 Feb 2017

  • 1 Double Pass to RNZB’s Carmen With L’Arlésienne
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to ‘How to Keep an Alien’
    Links: Express
  • 3 Double Passes to ATC’s ‘Peer Gynt (Recycled)’
    Links: Express
  • Classical Music Magic Descends Upon Aotea Centre For One Night Only
    Links: Express
  • Corrections to not March at Pride 2017
    Links: Express
  • Espresso Martini, Anyone?
    Links: Express
  • Gay Drama Shines
    Links: Express
  • King of Kings Pageant
    Links: Express
  • NZAF’s New ‘Ending HIV’ Campaign Aims to Eliminate New HIV Infections...
    Links: Express
  • Texan Mayor Comes Out in an Open Letter
    Links: Express
  • Trans woman beaten to death in Brazil
    A trans woman has been found dead in eastern Brazil with head injuries police which have led police to suggest she was beaten to death...

Tue 2 Feb 2016

  • Good Things Come in Trees
    Links: Express
  • Proud To Play’s International Soccer Star Ambassador
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH seek Board Advisors
    Links: Express
  • Radical protesters stage sit-in at VIC pride parade
    The Pride March in the Australian State of Victoria was held up by a group of protesters on Saturday who staged a sit-in to draw attention to “socially unjust oppressive systems”...

Mon 2 Feb 2015

  • Wiremu Demchick (Wellington)
    Wiremu Demchick talks to Simon Mercep about the petition to get historic convictions for consexual homosexual activity wiped from criminal records
    Features: Wiremu Demchick
  • Gay Ski Week QT tickets now on sale
    Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Gay Ski Week Queenstown, including “VIP Absolutely Everything” and “Almost Everything” package deal passes...

Sun 2 Feb 2014

  • GlamStand makes way for Rainbow Island
    Suzanne Paul and Miss Ribena will host Rainbow Island Vodka and candy floss, a Dolly Parton impersonator and the real Suzanne Paul are just some of the pieces of fabulousness that will be at GABA's "Rainbow Island" for the Auckland Pride Parade...

Sat 2 Feb 2013

  • Your Submissions: James Laverty
    James Laverty (right) with good friend Buckwheat I am writing to ask you to support the Marriage equality Bill...

Thu 2 Feb 2012

  • Trevor Lawler: One of a kind
    Trevor Lawler was 67 “One of a kind” is the description Steve Goslin uses to sum up his partner of 17 years, interior designer, gay rights campaigner and all-round fun guy Trevor Lawler, who died over the weekend, aged 67...

Wed 2 Feb 2011

  • Venomously anti-gay leader a "wifebeater"
    Stephen Green The ex-wife of viciously anti-gay UK Christian extremist Stephen Green says he beat her until she bled and does not believe marital rape exists...

Tue 2 Feb 2010

  • Pope speaks out against British gay equality plan
    Pope Benedict XVI says he'll visit England this year, even though he doesn't approve of the British government's plans to introduce stronger equality laws for gays and lesbians...

Mon 2 Feb 2009

  • US Christian Right: Divided and Dissonant?
    Super-Barack Obama You might be forgiven for wondering where the US Christian Right is, amidst the celebrations that surround Barack Obama's inauguration...

Sat 2 Feb 2008

  • Mob attacks on Jamaican gay men
    The Jamaican government is being urged to tackle mob violence against gay people in the country after an attack on a group of men alleged to be homosexual...

Fri 2 Feb 2007

  • Triangle TV wants your GLBT 'Sproquets'
    Triangle Television is again organizing its non-competitive television Festival for GLBT film, shortfilm and documentary makers, called "Sproquets"...

Thu 2 Feb 2006

  • Vodafone apologises for "homo" poll
    A Vodafone Live poll which asked cellphone customers to choose between three homophobic alternate titles for the gay cowboy romance Brokeback Mountain was in poor taste, says the company...

Wed 2 Feb 2005

  • Wellington plans 2006 gay festival
    Wellington may have its own Hero festival by this time next year, say the organisers of a series of GLBT events to be held in February and March this year...

Mon 2 Feb 2004

  • Doctors' HIV disclosure not needed says NZAF
    Mandatory disclosure by healthcare workers of their HIV disclosure would not be a sensible move, according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...

Sun 2 Feb 2003

  • Bareback condoms unfortunate, says NZAF
    Marketing a brand of condoms called Bareback has been called "incredibly unfortunate" by the NZ AIDS Foundation...

Wed 2 Feb 1994

  • Television feature: All About Eve (New Zealand)
    A documentary about Eve Van Grafhorst, ref F21298.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sat 2 Feb 1985

  • Gay BC begins broadcasting a weekly programme on Wellington Access Radio (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Gay Broadcasting Collective is formed to connect the community and advocate for homosexual law reform.
    Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)
  • Jeff Whittington is born (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Whittington was later murdered in Wellington by Jason Meads and Stephen Smith in May 1999.
    Links: Wikipedia

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