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Sat 29 Feb 2020

  • Queer Objects (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Audio from the Queer Objects event, held during Wellingtons Pride Festival on 29 February 2020 at Te Papa. The recording features historians Will Hansen and Chris Brickell in discussion.
    Features: Chris Brickell, James Brownhill, Roger Swanson, Tony Reed, Will Hansen
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rainbow Pasefika 2020 (Wellington Museum)
    Audio from the Rainbow Pasefika 2020 event, held at Wellington Museum on 29 February 2020 during Wellingtons Pride festival.
    Features: Gio To'a, Leilani Sio, Malia Patea-Taylor, Rachel Ingram
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • David Quammen: How animal diseases spread to humans
    Science writer David Quammen is the author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic...
    Links: RNZ
  • 10,000 Flock To Ponsonby For Auckland Rainbow Parade
    Links: Express
  • Pride Returns to Ponsonby
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Feb 2016

  • Aged Care Education Initiative Targets the LGBTI Experience
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Museum Public Lecture: “Difference and Dissidence in a Post Holocaust...
    Links: Express
  • Italy Legalises Same-Sex Civil Unions
    Links: Express
  • Malcolm Pacific Immigration Renews Sponsorship of Outline
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith Dedicates Oscar to LGBT Community
    Links: Express
  • Thirty Years Later – How Far We’ve Come
    Links: Express
  • AKL Pride a success, scheduling needs addressing
    The Auckland Pride Festival is being branded a “success” by three of the community leaders who hosted events during the festival but scheduling of events is an area which has been highlighted as an area that needs improvement...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride seek new board members
    The Auckland Pride Festival Board are seeking two new members, following the resignation of Co-Chair Vinnie Sykes and Board member Paul Patton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Swiss citizens reject Christian proposal
    Citizens of Switzerland have narrowly rejected a proposal that would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Pro-Bullying Lobby
    Across the Tasman, the Australian Christian Right is facing the loss of its side of the marriage equality debate through predictable measures- it has decided to target the LGBT youth anti-bullying "Safe Schools Coalition" instead, and as usual, the other side's diatribes are full of distortion, mendacity and outright lies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • THE ‘T’ WORD
    Has the transgender community really passed a tipping point in terms of acceptance, or are we just being manipulated into a contemporary and binary world view for our assimilation? What can we do to control our destiny?

 The transgender community are certainly in the spotlight just now...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two Auckland Pride Board members resign
    Two members of the Auckland Pride Festival Board have stepped down from their position on the Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 29 Feb 2012

  • Attacker's father apologises for attack on gay man
    Trevor Kaukau The father of the man found guilty of attacking gay man Trevor Kaukau leaving him permanently brain damaged has apologised for his son's actions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay dads charged with sexual exploitation of son
    The gay fathers of a six-year-old Australian boy have been arrested in the USA after being indicted on child sexual exploitation charges relating to their own son...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Honour sought for expelled Harvard students
    The John Harvard statue A group of Harvard University students, alumni and faculty is fighting for honorary posthumous degrees to be awarded to students expelled almost a century ago for being gay, or being perceived as being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF Trust Board adds two new Trustees
    New Trustees Vaughan Meneses and Stephen Rainbow Two new Trustees have been appointed to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OUTLine looking for new General Manager
    Vaughan Meneses OUTLine is on the hunt for a new General Manager, with Vaughan Meneses leaving the organisation to take up a corporate opportunity in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tolley reveals ignorance about gender identity
    Anne Tolley in the House today Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has told Parliament that “a man who is transgender, but pre-surgery, is still a man”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Underlying attitude mocks transgender people
    Queer Avengers protestors outside the Dominion Post offices Ian Anderson and Rosie Jimson-Healey have responded to Rosemary McLeod’s ‘he-she’ piece with their own Dominion Post column...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Underlying attitude mocks transgender people
    Queer Avengers protestors outside the Dominion Post offices Ian Anderson and Rosie Jimson-Healey have responded to Rosemary McLeod’s ‘he-she’ piece with their own Dominion Post column...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Unique venue booked for Wellington party
    A Wellington bathhouse will swing open its doors for the queerest dance party to hit the city since Glitter...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Z petrol station will donate cash to NZAF
    Purchases from an inner-city Auckland service station will benefit the NZ AIDS Foundation in a scheme highlighting the fuel outlet's transformation from the Shell brand to 'Z...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 29 Feb 2008

  • 15 year sentence for brutal Waipouri murder
    Palmerston North man Ashley Arnopp has been given a fifteen year jail sentence for his part in the 2006 murder of gay man Stanley Waipouri...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton's Jackson Gilmor AKA Louisa Vuitton
    Jackson Gilmor 18-year-old Jackson co-hosts Hamilton's Flat Out Pride radio show, and is a regular MC at Shine nightclub as his glamorous alter-ego Louisa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • OutTakes Film Fest rests in '08, back in '09
    The organisers of New Zealand's annual LGBT film festival Out Takes say their organisation is not in a strong enough financial position to run a full festival in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 29 Feb 2004

  • Ending fatigue and complacency
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greens worry about gay beneficiaries
    While hundreds of gay and lesbian couples wait in hopeful anticipation for the passage of civil union legislation that will allow them to be seen as equal to heterosexual couples in the eyes of the law, the Green Party is concerned about potential benefit cuts for some couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 29 Feb 1968

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