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Sun 23 Feb 2020

  • Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo
    When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 23 Feb 2019

  • Jussie Smollett Charged with Staging Homophobic Attack to Secure Pay Rise
    Links: Express

Fri 23 Feb 2018

  • Despite taboo in India, even gay people want an arranged marriage
    It was only a matter of time...
    Links: Stuff
  • Google hit with another diversity lawsuit
    Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Man Charged With Murder of Wellington Trans Woman Zena Campbell
    Links: Express
  • Protests Not Unexpected During Pride – Festival Co-Chairs
    Links: Express

Thu 23 Feb 2017

  • Caluzzi Unveils New Courtney Cartier Painting
    Links: Express
  • Parson James Becomes an Almost-Kiwi
    Links: Express
  • Protests at White House After Reports of Trump Rescinding Trans Kids’...
    Links: Express
  • Trans Wrestler Takes Out Title
    Links: Express
  • Virtuous Circle?
    Suddenly, it seems as if Labour and National have woken up to the fact that LGBTI New Zealanders are active citizens, who vote, join political parties and have clear policy preferences...

Tue 23 Feb 2016

  • Wgtn office may re-open in Body Positive re-think
    Brice Kilmister Body Positive's retired General manager Bruce Kilmister has been co-opted onto the organisation's caretaker board as its chair and says reopening BP's Wellington office is likely...

Mon 23 Feb 2015

  • Councillor Cooper Underfire for Facebook Comment
    Links: Express
  • Violence claims met with surprise
    The manager of the Auckland Pride Festival Glamstand is firmly denying allegations she assaulted protestors...

Sun 23 Feb 2014

  • Israelis "not surprised" by Parade protest
    Part of the Israeli entry in the Pride Parade The Israeli Embassy says its presence in last night's Pride Parade was not to make a political statement, but is not surprised there was a protest action against it...

Sat 23 Feb 2013

  • Proud tickets still available over phone, in stores
    The site selling tickets for tonight’s Proud party in Auckland is down, and people are being urged to call to make bookings...

Thu 23 Feb 2012

  • Lisa-Michelle - Q12
  • Queen full of belief in Adam Lambert's talent
    Adam Lambert Queen says Adam Lambert will be a “great interpreter” of Freddie Mercury’s songs when the American Idol contestant joins the group as its frontman, to headline rock festival Sonisphere...

Wed 23 Feb 2011

  • Steamy Tri-Nations ends bear week
    Mr Urge Bear 2011 runner-up Freezer Bear, US DJ Rotten Robbie and Arthur, Mr Urge Bear 2011 -Courtesy of Bear New Zealand...

Tue 23 Feb 2010

  • Trans showgirl vomits on Susan Sarandon
    Hollywood star Susan Sarandon was vomited on by a transgender burlesque showgal during a shocking New York City party at the weekend...

Mon 23 Feb 2009

  • Two Oscars for Harvey Milk movie
    The film story of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk has been awarded two Oscars – including Best Actor for Sean Penn's starring role...

Sat 23 Feb 2008

  • Sydney Mardi Gras Party tickets sold out
    All 18,500 tickets for Sydney's 30th anniversary Mardi Gras Party next Saturday night have sold out, say organisers...

Fri 23 Feb 2007

  • Life’s a drag!
    Not only did Brendan Goudswaard hone his diva lip-synching skills at two High School talent quests, he even appeared in drag for his class photo and school ID...

Wed 23 Feb 2005

  • The Lone Strangers?
    I've been thinking about irate Independent Baptist Justin Pearce gatecrashing of Auckland's Big Gay Out where he raved muchly about sodomy, perversion etc...

Sun 23 Feb 2003

  • Record profits from Heroic Gardens event
    Auckland's Herne Bay House will receive a record $45,000 from this year's Heroic Gardens garden tour event, up from $35,000 last year...

Mon 23 Feb 1987

  • Television news report: AIDS education programme in schools (United States of America)
    Also includes a news item about the death of Andy Warhol. Eyewitness news, ref F92325.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Sat 23 Feb 1924

  • A headline in NZ Truth reads "The growth of degeneracy and sex crime - sterilisation proposed" (New Zealand)
    Links: Papers Past

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