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Sat 15 Feb 2020

  • Surrogacy: New Zealand families travelling worldwide to have children
    A gay Auckland couple flew their surrogate to the US twice to get their son and daughter...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 15 Feb 2019

  • North Canterbury man says he was shot at for being gay
    Someone yelled homophobic slurs before what sounded like a shot shattered his car window...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Week In Review for week ending Fri Feb 15 2019
    A review of the week's news including...
    Links: RNZ
  • Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi? - C'est Chic, Ça 'Colette'!
    Starring the ravishingly vibrant Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a fairly pedestrian paint-by numbers biopic - which is a little disappointing, given that its cross-dressing and pansexual protagonist lead anything but a dull life...
    Links: Scoop
  • A Proud Employer: express Meets Some of Vocus Group’s Rainbow Team
    Links: Express
  • Out on the Town: Gay Love Takes Centre Stage at SPLORE
    Links: Express
  • Out on the Town: The Greatest Album of All Time Performed...
    Links: Express
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour After-Party 2019
    Links: Express
  • Score Yourself Tickets To Auckland Arts Festival’s Backbone
    Links: Express
  • Strap in Boys! Meet Designer Jarrad Godman
    Links: Express
  • Who will be Crowned Queen of the South?
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Feb 2018

  • Transgender athlete leads charge into Aussie Rules inclusiveness
    The AFL has decided to allow transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey to play state league football, clearing the way for the 28-year-old to compete at the second tier of women's Aussie Rules in Australia...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 15 Feb 2017

  • Decolonise and Moisturise: The Hot Brown Honey Buzz
    Links: Express
  • French Vogue Has Its First Trans Model Cover
    Links: Express
  • Hot Brown Honey: Foyer
    Links: Express
  • Malaysian Government Promotes Gay Conversion Therapy in Video
    Links: Express
  • Public Schools in NSW Banned From Teaching Gender Theory
    Links: Express
  • Trump retains lgbti envoy role and incumbent
    US President Donald Trump will retain the Barack Obama-created position of special lgbti envoy and the gay man his predecessor appointed to fill it...

Mon 15 Feb 2016

  • Fun and Sun at LYC Big Gay Out
    Links: Express
  • Malawi’s Harsh Anti Gay Law Reimposed
    Links: Express
  • Prime Minister Glitter Bombed and Booed Off Stage at LYC Big...
    Links: Express
  • US Supreme Court Justice Hostile to GLBT Rights Dies
    Links: Express
  • We’re Proud to Play
    Links: Express
  • Writers fest. successful despite Pride clashes
    The first LGBTI writers festival, which took place over the weekend in Auckland, was deemed a success by organiser Peter Wells, however he says he hopes to work closer with Pride in the future to prevent programme clashes...

Sun 15 Feb 2015

  • Auckland Pride Festival: Week 1 Wrap Up
    Links: Express
  • Out In The Park To Possibly Return in March
    Links: Express
  • Shows, mini fair, comedy for capital
    Rainbow Rata's stall is ready to go Although Out in the Park has been cancelled, stallholders have organised an indoor pop-up fair and many of the performers will take part in a fundraiser this afternoon...

Sat 15 Feb 2014

  • Why Heroes Out West is Best!
    On Sunday is Heroes Out West, where lesbians and their friends and families take over Henderson’s Falls Park, with Annie Crummer headining the entertainment! Founder and proud westie Cissy Rock offers ten reasons you don’t want to miss it...

Fri 15 Feb 2013

  • Wicked coming to Auckland's Civic Theatre
    Photo by Jeff Busby Broadway blockbuster Wicked is finally coming to New Zealand, marking its 10th anniversary year with a run at the Civic Theatre in Auckland from September...

Wed 15 Feb 2012

  • Green MP Jan Logie makes her maiden speech in Parliament
    Logie describes herself as a "leftie, feminist lesbian"
  • “Leftie, feminist lesbian” nails maiden speech
    Jan Logie has made a powerful and positive maiden speech in Parliament, and received her first hug of congratulations from another of Parliament’s out lesbian MPs Maryan Street...

Tue 15 Feb 2011

  • Late fees wiped for Outgames registrations
    David Hindley (right) in the Outgames stall at the Big Gay Out Procrastinators will be delighted to find out that late fees have been wiped for Outgames registration due to the strong financial position of the event...

Mon 15 Feb 2010

  • Two big days out planned for Beresford Square
    The iconic Beresford Square will host two major fundraising days of entertainment targeting Auckland's LGBT event-goers in coming weeks...

Sun 15 Feb 2009

  • Spain: Armed forces now take Trans recruits
    Following a long publicised battle by a 28-year-old transgender male, the Spanish army says it will reform legislation to allow trans people to serve in the armed forces...

Fri 15 Feb 2008

  • US school welcomes transgender 8-yr-old
    Officials at a school in Douglas County, Colorado have adjusted facilities and teaching environment to accommodate an eight-year-old transgender-identified child, reports CNN...

Thu 15 Feb 2007

  • Syphilis outbreak spreads to gay Auckland
    Last year an outbreak of syphilis hit gay Wellington, and now gay men's health experts say the sexually transmitted infection is on the increase in Auckland's gay male population...

Wed 15 Feb 2006

  • The Third Annual Hero Debate
    Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts were never this cutting I'm sure, I thought, sitting in the front row for the Third Annual Great Auckland Central Hero Debate...

Tue 15 Feb 2005

  • United Future support for Beyer's gender bill
    MP Georgina Beyer is surprised and delighted at news that members of the Christian party United Future will support the first reading of her Gender Identity Bill, which will see the rights of transgenders and transsexuals protected under the Human Rights Act...

Sat 15 Feb 2003

  • The Outlines conference takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The conference is about lesbian and gay history in Aotearoa.
    Links: LAGANZ
  • Lindah E and the birth of Pacific Couture
    Lindah Le Pou's life and work is all about challenging assumption...

Tue 15 Feb 2000

  • Snapshot 2000 - Matthew (Sydney)
    Matthew talks about coming out and first sexual experience.

Tue 15 Feb 1977

  • Television news report: Labour Party selects a candidate to replace Colin Moyle (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP27933.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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