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Sat 8 Feb 2020

  • Married British TV presenter comes out as gay
    British Dancing on Ice presenter Phillip Schofield has received an outpouring of support after revealing he is gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rain Dove - Activist and "gender capitalist" model
    Rain Dove is a non-binary activist, and 'gender capitalist' model (they work as both male and female) who seeks to actively challenge beauty standards and gender norms...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thousands turn out for gay pride march in Auckland
    About 7000 people have taken part in a gay pride march through central Auckland today...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thousands turn out for gay pride march in Auckland
    About 7000 people have taken part in a gay pride march through central Auckland today...
    Links: RNZ
  • TV presenter Phillip Schofield comes out as gay after 27 years of marriage
    The British TV presenter who began his television career in NZ has revealed he is gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • US church set to welcome first lesbian bishop
    The Michigan diocese of the Episcopal Church is about to welcome its first female and first openly lesbian bishop this weekend...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Crowd Control Officials Estimate 6,000+ Attendance at OurMarch 2020
    Links: Express
  • Religious Protesters Return To Auckland Pride
    Links: Express

Fri 8 Feb 2019

  • Being the parent of a transgender child
    How should you react when your teenage child tells you they're transgender? ...
    Links: RNZ
  • SQUIRT - Fringe Festival Show
    Kate made a discovery...
    Links: Scoop

Thu 8 Feb 2018

  • Home and Away to introduce gay character despite previous controversies
    Home and Away is set to introduce a gay character to Summer Bay in the coming months, pushing aside criticism that the soap doesn't feature enough diverse characters...
    Links: Stuff
  • Body Positivity Championed In Nude Male Photo Project
    Links: Express
  • Night Of The Queer Debut
    Links: Express

Wed 8 Feb 2017

  • ‘Please Like Me’ Cancelled
    Links: Express
  • February: Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Gender Bender Shakes Up Shakespeare
    Links: Express
  • It Is What It Is, And It Ain’t What It Ain’t
    Links: Express
  • Lady Gaga Teases Cameo on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season Premiere
    Links: Express
  • Pornhub Launches New Sexual Wellness Centre
    Links: Express
  • Ministry in dark on HIV prevention cost benefits
    At a time of surging HIV infection diagnoses and continuing criticism of the Government for lessening its commitment to funding HIV prevention work it has emerged the Ministry of Health has no clear information on the cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention, treatment and research programmes on which to base funding decisions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Feb 2016

  • HLR30 Hands On (Wellington)
    Creek talks about HLR30 Hands On - a massage event to show appreciation to the people who fought for homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Creek
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • French man facing prison for anti-gay tweets
    A French man is having prison time for tweeting an anti-gay death threat to the openly gay deputy mayor of Paris...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Feb 2015

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Lonely House Husband
    Links: Express
  • Cheers for Little, Jeers for Key at Big Gay Out
    Links: Express
  • Meet Our Community – Kita Mean
    Links: Express
  • Production Problems Plague Pride Gala
    Links: Express
  • Sun forecast to appear at Coyle Park
    Some of the cloud is forecast to clear for this afternoon’s Big Gay Out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 8 Feb 2014

  • Warm cloudy day forecast for Big Gay Out
    Sunday morning update: The forecast remains mostly the same, with the chance of a shower this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Feb 2013

  • A rose among thorns
    Whangarei artist and lesbian Jessie Rose is one hell of a person...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Feb 2012

  • Who will be Mr Gay NZ 2012?
    Who will take the title from Mr Gay NZ 2011 Aaron Comis? The hunt for the next Mr Gay New Zealand has been narrowed down to four finalists, and you can have your say on who you want to represent us at Mr Gay World in South Africa! Have your say...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Feb 2011

  • Why we love the Big Gay Out!
    Phloss Candy, burlesque princess and lesbian about town "I love BGO because it's a day I can catch up with lots of people I haven't seen in ages, and it's nice to have a chat...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 8 Feb 2010

  • Same-Sex Marriage: Yes, But...
    Although I support the eventual attainment of same-sex marriage proper, I think that we tend to over-romanticise marriage as an institution...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 8 Feb 2009

  • Key retiterates promise to BGO crowd
    3...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Feb 2008

  • WGN: Imerst will now become office space
    The building that was home to Wellington's LGBT nightclub Imerst will now be converted into office space, says the bar manager who was hoping to take over the lease and relaunch the venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Feb 2007

  • VIDEO: Wigs on the Waterfront 2007
    This year's Wigs on the Waterfront raised more money than ever before - volunteers with their plastic buckets collected $4,405...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 8 Feb 2006

  • Remembering Andrew Gilmour
    Andrew Gilmore (Candy Muffin) We were so very very shocked to hear of Andrew Gilmour's death...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 8 Feb 2005

  • Smokefree nights of summer
    There were cheers and jeers nationwide when the smoking ban in restaurants and bars came into effect just on two months ago, along with concerns from some in the hospitality industry that business would be snuffed out along with the last remaining butts...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 8 Feb 2002

  • Christine Fletcher and us
    Political columnist Trevor Barnard, a former openly gay Auckland City councillor, ponders Christine Fletcher's determination to regain the mayoral office, and her relationship with Auckland's gays...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 8 Feb 1996

  • Pride Stories our Mothers never told Us takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The event is organised by the Pride Centre as part of the HERO Festival. It takes place at Footsteps Nightclub and features Mary O'Hagan, Clare Bear Reader, Robert Leak, Karin Kahurangi and Frankie Hill, poet and activist Uma Kali-Shakti, and comedian Philip Patston.
    Links: NZ.com

Wed 8 Feb 1984

  • Television: A man who contracted AIDS overseas is being treated at Taranaki Base Hospital (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP18767.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 8 Feb 1980

  • 600 people march to protest the raids on the Westside Sauna and OUT! Magazine (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: GayNZ.net.nz

Tue 8 Feb 1972

  • Television news report: Katherine Mansfield manuscript from 1915 discovered (New Zealand)
    Newsview, ref TZP144383.
    Links: TVNZ

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