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Wed 24 Feb 2021

  • How technology blurs the lines of right and wrong
    There's right and there's wrong, ask anyone and they'll probably tell you the lines are clearly drawn...
    Links: RNZ
  • Auckland Mayor Joins Growing Support To Ban Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Experience Scandinavia Without Quarantine
    Links: Express
  • NZ’s First Ever Rainbow Amateur Boxing Tournament Announced
    Links: Express

Mon 24 Feb 2020

  • Hannah Tamaki Reportedly Set To Join Dancing With The Stars
    Links: Express

Sun 24 Feb 2019

  • 2019 Yeti Trans NZ Enduro presented by Shimano Feb 24-Mar 1
    The anticipation is building for the fifth annual Yeti Trans NZ presented by Shimano , set for February 24 – March 1...
    Links: Scoop
  • Eddie Izzard: coming out as transgender the greatest gift to myself
    Did you hear the one about the transgender stand-up comic who became an actor in Hollywood, an ultra-marathon runner and a politician?...
    Links: Stuff
  • express Talks With Wild Dogs Under My Skirt Star Petmal Lam...
    Links: Express

Sat 24 Feb 2018

  • Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris, co-authors of Promised Land, talk about the childrens fairy tale book and the upcoming Maiden Voyage
    Features: Adam Reynolds, Chaz Harris
  • Caitlin (Scouts New Zealand) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Caitlin talks about Scouts New Zealand involvement in Out in the Park
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
  • Charlotte Gamble-Stott (ANZ) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Charlotte Gamble-Stott talks about the Hold Tight campaign and working at ANZ
    Features: Charlotte Gamble-Stott
  • Craig Hutson - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Craig Hutson talks about being part of the Salvation Army and also being part of the Faith Communities United in Love stall at Out in the Park
    Features: Craig Hutson
  • David Do (New Zealand Labour Party) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    David Do talks about the New Zealand Labour Party stall at Out in the Park
    Features: David Do
  • Des Smith and John Jolliff - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Des Smith and John Jolliff talk about Out in the Park and reflect on how it all started back in 1986
    Features: Des Smith, John Jolliff
  • Fiona McGregor (Wellington City Libraries) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Fiona McGregor talks about the Wellington City Libraries stall at Out in the Park
    Features: Fiona McGregor
  • Fiona McNamara (Sexual Abuse Prevention Network) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Fiona McNamara talks about the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network
    Features: Fiona McNamara
  • Gertrude Agbozo (New Zealand AIDS Foundation) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Gertrude Agbozo from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about rapid HIV and Syphilis testing at Out in the Park
    Features: Gertrude Agbozo
  • Hikoi to Out in the Park (2018) (Wellington)
    Audio from the hikoi to Out in the Park. The hikoi began in Civic Square and walked around Wellingtons waterfront to Waitangi Park
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Chrissi Johnson, Drew Hadwen, Karen Harris, Kirsty Farrant, Steven Mawhinney
  • Jan Logie - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    MP Jan Logie reflects on Out in the Park and talks about some of the current LGBTI rainbow issues the government is focusing on
    Features: Jan Logie
  • Lagi Tuimavave (Wellington Community Law Centre) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Lagi Tuimavave talks about the work of the Wellington Community Law Centre
    Features: Lagi Tuimavave
  • Lauren Wilkerson (Mercer) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Lauren Wilkerson from Mercer New Zealand talks about financial wellness amongst rainbow LGBTI communities
    Features: Lauren Wilkerson
  • Loretta Hunt-Tevaga (NZ Police) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Loretta Hunt-Tevaga talks about the New Zealand Police stall at Out in the Park
    Features: Loretta Hunt-Tevaga
  • Louisa Wall - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    MP Louisa Wall reflects on Out in the Park and talks about some of the current LGBTI rainbow issues the government is focusing on
    Features: Louisa Wall
  • Maddy Drew - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Maddy Drew talks about the upcoming Census, and the earlier Two Ticks campaign which attempted to jam the Census in 2011
    Features: Maddy Drew
  • Mani Bruce Mitchell (Intersex Awareness New Zealand) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Mani Bruce Mitchell from Intersex Awareness New Zealand talks about the upcoming ILGA World conference in Wellington in 2019
    Features: Mani Bruce Mitchell
  • Max Tweedie (New Zealand AIDS Foundation) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Max Tweedie from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about the Ending HIV campaign
    Features: Max Tweedie
  • Merv Ransom - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Merv Ransom talks about Out in the Park and some of the current issues facing LGBTI rainbow communities
    Features: Merv Ransom
  • Millie (St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Millie from the St Vincent de Paul Society talks about why they are at Out in the Park and the ReSew initiative
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
  • Out in the Park opening (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Audio from the opening of Out in the Park in Wellington (2018)
    Features: Harlie Lux, Jan Logie, Justin Lester, Kevin Haunui, Louisa Wall, Lucy Forrestal, Paul Eagle, Steven Mawhinney, Tiwhanawhana
  • Randy and Eddie (2 Gaze) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Randy and Eddie from 2 Gaze talk about their clothing business
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
  • Valda Edyvane (Armstrong and Arthur charitable Trust for Lesbians) - Out in the Park (2018) (Waitangi Park)
    Valda Edyvane talks about the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians
    Features: Valda Edyvane
  • The Wellington Pride Festival Tu Whakahihi e Te Whanganui-a-Tara takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The festival begins with Out in the Park and runs until 10 March.
    Links: Wellington Pride Festival,

Fri 24 Feb 2017

  • Beyoncé Joins the Fight to Protect Trans Kids
    Links: Express
  • Queer Men in Australia Share Experiences With ‘Ice’ in New Resource
    Links: Express
  • The Brits Farewell George Michael
    Links: Express
  • West of Eden Premiere
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride: West of Eden premiere
    On a back-blocks farm two young men are thrown together...
  • Identity document petition discussed at Parliament
    A petition to improve the process for trans, intersex and gender diverse people to change gender on a birth certification has been heard by Government and Administration Committee at Parliament...
  • Trump officially revokes trans bathroom guidelines
    The Trump administration has now officially revoked landmark guidelines that aim to protect trans students in schools and allow them to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity...

Wed 24 Feb 2016

  • Lesbian Power Couple Bring Europe to New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • Talks look at LGBTI during holocaust
    Leading British theorist, Professor William Spurlin, is coming to New Zealand to give a number of talks on queer theory and the Holocaust this March...
  • Trudeau first Canadian PM to attend Pride
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon become the first sitting leader to attend a Pride parade in the nation...

Tue 24 Feb 2015

  • Foodie Bites – Irish Elegance
    Links: Express
  • The Aroha Film Project
    Links: Express
  • Updated: Vandals Strike Again
    Links: Express
  • Ak Pride Parade: First fifteen
    A random summing up of some of the frivolous aspects of Saturday night's Auckland Pride Parade...
  • Bank, police station, hit with pink paint
    ANZ’s Ponsonby bank branch, an ATM in Mt Eden and the Ponsonby Police Station have both had pink paint hurled at them overnight...
  • Celebration of love: A Pride Parade video
    Tanya's video take on the Auckland Pride Parade, in which she includes "words that show how I feel about being gay today"...
  • Comment: Gay Privilege
    I thought long and hard about voicing an opinion over the incidents that have happened involving groups within our own community protesting against 'pride'...
  • Lee Krystlle's first Pride march
    Lee Krystlle marched in the Auckland Pride Parade, by herself, in angelic glory...
  • Police investigating pink paint attacks
    Two police stations, a bank and two ATMs were hit with pink paint in an overnight protest attack...
  • Police outline response to protest injury
    Police say they sought medical attention for a woman injured in a protest at Auckland Pride Parade as soon as she complained of pain in her arm...
  • Second bank attack upsets ANZ staff
    Craig Bonnington from ANZ's Pride Network says the attack has particularly upset trans staff Much of the pink paint thrown at the ANZ Ponsonby bank branch has been cleaned up this morning, while work continues at the Ponsonby Police Station, which was also hit by queer activists...
  • Three diverted after cruise drug dog check
    A drug dog checks Oosterdam passengers' luggage this morning At least three passengers boarding a gay cruise in Auckland have been taken aside for questioning after a drug dog gave a positive indication on their luggage...
  • Topp twin victim of cruise ship bug
    The Oosterdam Entertainer Lynda Topp is amongst passengers on the all-women cruise which has disembarked at Auckland this morning who have been affected by a bug which they describe as having "'flu-like symptoms...

Mon 24 Feb 2014

  • A Pride Parade 'home movie'
    Check out this beautiful short film of the Auckland Pride Parade, which floated down Ponsonby Rd on Saturday...
  • Black Faggot about to open in Wellington
    Photo: supplied Multiple award winning and must-see play Black Faggot opens in Wellington tomorrow night for the first of five New Zealand Festival Shows...
  • Changing Paradigms
    "Notes on the second Auckland Pride Parade by an ex-Sapper turned old Queen" I spent one of my lifetimes in the uniform of a New Zealand Army soldier and officer...
  • Former NZAF boss to lead Oxfam NZ
    Rachael Le Mesurier (File Photo) Former Executive Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Rachael Le Mesurier has been appointed Executive Director of poverty eradication and disaster relief charity Oxfam New Zealand...
  • Nets sign openly-gay player Jason Collins
    Collins (right) signing his contract as friend and new coach Jason Kidd watches on Basketballer Jason Collins is about to make history as the first openly-gay player to suit up in any of the four major US sports leagues...
  • Parade Director left "proud" and "inspired"
    Richard Taki (right) loved seeing all the work that went in A still-buzzing Auckland Pride Parade Director is paying tribute to all the community groups who worked so hard on their floats and the ‘rainbow stars’ who came out on Saturday night...
  • Tribute to a fallen Hero
    On Saturday Gav Hyde wore a black armband as he marched with the NZ Falcons rugby team in the Auckland Pride Parade...
  • Watch: Jason Collins makes history
    Jason Collins has made history as the first openly-gay sportsman EVER to play in any of America's four biggest sports leagues...

Fri 24 Feb 2012

  • Diamonds for an old Queen
    In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of her coronation...
  • Glbti police recruitment seminar planned
    The police tent at the Big Gay Out A special police recruitment seminar is being set up in Auckland specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people who are interested in joining the police...
  • Protest erupts over trans-hating column
    Wellington's Queer Avengers are about to hold a protest march against an article in the Dominion Post by Rosemary McLeod which they are labelling transphobic...
  • Rosemary's Baby
    Writer Chaz Harris responds to Rosemary McLeod's 'he-she' piece in the Dominion Post...

Thu 24 Feb 2011

  • "Kia kaha", says Tim Barnett from Cape Town
    Tim Barnett Former Christchurch Central MP Tim Barnett is urging residents of the city to stay strong in the face of the devastating aftershock which has left the city and many lives in ruins...
  • Carmen Rupe back in Sydney hospital
    Carmen Rupe is back in St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, where she had surgery last night...
  • Extremist Christians blaming disaster on gays
    As Christchurch staggers amidst the death an destruction of Tuesday's earthquake Christian extremists are already begining to seize their chance to blame the devastation on the city's gays and lesbians and those who embrace them...
  • NZAF Chch significantly damaged, staff upbeat
    Shaun Robinson The AIDS Foundation's premises in central Christchurch are still standing but are significantly damaged, and a senior staffer has been rushed from Auckland to support the staff...
  • Obama backs off Defence of Marriage Act
    US President Barack Obama's government has announced it will no longer defend a federal law which bans the recognition of gay marriage...
  • Perth bears tie the knot in NZ
    On Feb 18 2011, Brad and Rob from Perth became Civil Union Partners at a private ceremony with friends in Glen Eden, Auckland...

Wed 24 Feb 2010

  • Bill Logan profile (Wellington)
    Bill Logan talks about growing up, being an activist and his role in homosexual law reform
    Features: Bill Logan
  • Mani Bruce Mitchell profile (Wellington)
    Mani Bruce Mitchell talks about being the first out Intersex person in New Zealand.
    Features: Mani Bruce Mitchell
  • Aroha honour sees Carmen visit NZ again
    Trans-Tasman transgender legend Carmen Rupe is to visit New Zealand again – this time to pick up the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aroha Festival...
  • Vampire Weekend bandmember comes out
    New York indie rockers Vampire Weekend have a gay keyboardist who hopes one of the band's tracks becomes a gay anthem...

Tue 24 Feb 2009

  • GABA's ready to give $15k to LGBT groups
    The Gay Auckland Business Association's Annual Christmas Charity Auction last December raised over $15,000 in new funds now available for distribution to LGBT community organisations and individuals...
  • Local networks support Pink Shirt Day
    Local LGBT and student advocacy networks are pledging their support for New Zealand's first Pink Shirt Day tomorrow, creating awareness of the problem of bullying in Kiwi schools...
  • Milk movie writer accepts his Oscar
    Hollywood screenwriter Dustin Lance Black gave a moving Oscar acceptance speech when he won Best Original Screenplay for the movie Milk...
  • Our stories on screen at the Doco Film Fest
    Docs Rock! The 2009 DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival happens around NZ from this week and screens more than 50 local and international documentaries...
  • Paris to host congress against homophobia
    A world congress against homophobia will be held in Paris this May, reports UK Gay News...

Sun 24 Feb 2008

  • AUS: Bullying forced gay policeman to quit
    During his three years as a New South Wales police officer, Dallas McCarthy endured taunts of "poofter boy" and "fag dog" - not from criminals but from his own colleagues...
  • Editorial: The complex Poster Boys problem
    Over the past few days the New Zealand gay community has had to try to come to terms with the incredibly awkward situation brewing around the NZ AIDS Foundation's Safe Sex Poster Boys campaign...
  • Women to be honoured at Hamilton gay bar
    Veronica Mills became Wellington's Miss Fag-Hag 2008 in January, then Miss Sophie took away a similar honour in Christchurch last weekend - and now it's Hamilton's Shine nightclub's turn to crown the Waikato's best straight female friend to gay guys...

Sat 24 Feb 2007

  • George FM's quest to find the 42 gayest songs has found the Aretha Franklin disco hit ‘A Deeper Love' takes the top spot...
  • Google hosts Jamaican
    The internet company Google is hosting a blog from Jamaica that calls for gay people to be killed...
  • Research into the
    The strong stand against party pills taken by Christchurch's Cruz gay nightclub and others has raised the issue of how safe or unsafe they are, and their place, in gay community nightlife...
  • The Third Christian Right (2018-2030)
    About a decade from now, let's assume that human parthenogenesis becomes a reality, and women can reproduce without the addition of sperm to ova...
  • USA: Majority in favour of gay President
    An opinion poll in the United States has found that 55% of Americans would vote for a gay person running for President...

Thu 24 Feb 2005

  • Nip/Tuck/Drool/Drool
    I discovered Nip/Tuck a fortnight or so ago, and I'm making up for lost time...
  • Sex change impossible, say lobbyists
    10:30AM: MP Georgina Beyer has rejected suggestions from a religious right think-tank that her Gender Identity Bill is a legal fiction, and that it is not possible to change one's sex...

Tue 24 Feb 2004

  • $12,000 available for community projects
    Applications have opened for grants from the $12,000 proceeds of a Christmas charity auction...
  • Barnett encourages support for Civil Unions Bill
    The Civil Unions Bill about to be introduced to Parliament will see gay and lesbian relationships able to be registered under the law...

Fri 24 Feb 1989

  • The Lesbian Club ends (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Club ends for the third time.

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