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Fri 3 Mar 2023

  • ‘Indigenous excellence’ to open Wellington Pride Festival
    Wellington Pride Festival is running between March 4 and 18 with the theme of Ka Mua Ka Muri - meaning to walk towards the future with eyes fixed on the past...
    Links: Stuff
  • ‘Māori queer excellence’ to open Wellington Pride Festival
    Wellington Pride Festival is running between March 4 and 18 with the theme of Ka Mua Ka Muri - meaning to walk towards the future with eyes fixed on the past...
    Links: Stuff
  • Census 2023: Intersex New Zealanders encouraged to tick the box
    There are at least 117,000 people with intersex variations in Aotearoa, but to date, there is no national data on the population...
    Links: Stuff
  • Census 2023: Intersex New Zealanders encouraged to tick the box
    There are at least 117,000 people with intersex variations in Aotearoa, but to date, there is no national data on the population...
    Links: Stuff
  • Out and About @ Sydney WorldPride | Blak and Deadly: The...
    Links: Express

Thu 3 Mar 2022

  • Andrew Turner Reflects on time as Deputy Mayor of Christchurch: “Not...
    Links: Express
  • Passport Issues Leaving Trans Citizens Stranded and Unable To Flee Russian...
    Links: Express

Wed 3 Mar 2021

  • Gay Aucklander kicked, punched and stomped on by men yelling homophobic slurs
    Ray Gardiner was out with his partner to celebrate the last weekend of Pride month...
    Links: Stuff
  • New Film Showcasing NZ Gender Equality Reaches International Stage
    Links: Express

Tue 3 Mar 2020

  • Brooks Laich credits wife Julianne Hough for helping him 'explore' his sexuality
    Brooks Laich is clarifying his comments about exploring his sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Pete Buttigieg drops out of presidential race
    Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of Indiana and the first openly gay candidate to run for US President, has announced his decision to withdraw from the race to become the Democratic nominee...
    Links: RNZ
  • She + They: Trans Couple Gives Genre-bending Exclusive About Love, Transition, And Regional NZ.
    (Headline abbreviated, original headline: SHE + THEY : RURAL NORTHLAND TRANS COUPLE GIVES A GENRE-BENDING EXCLUSIVE ABOUT LOVE, TRANSITION, AND REGIONAL NEW ZEALAND...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Bachelorette's George on being the show's only openly bisexual contestant
    George is happy with how he was portrayed - and doesn't hold any grudges against Glenn...
    Links: Stuff

Sun 3 Mar 2019

  • Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
    A fearlessly fabulous Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night with an estimated 500,000 spectators lining the streets and on the rooftops and balconies of Oxford Street to cheer on over 12,500 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest ...
    Links: Scoop

Sat 3 Mar 2018

  • Welby Ings on Sparrow (Wellington)
    Writer and director Welby Ings talks about his new short film Sparrow
    Features: Welby Ings
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Bullied woman told she would go to hell for being gay
    "Terrifying and sad" is how 25-year-old Katerina Clark describes the three years she spent as a teenager hiding the fact she was gay because she was scared of being judged, a fear so great she attempted to take her own life...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Review: Akram Khan’s Giselle at Auckland Arts Festival
    Links: Express

Fri 3 Mar 2017

  • 1 $100 Peaches and Cream Extreme Voucher
    Links: Express
  • 2 Copies of John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies
    Links: Express
  • 2 Double Passes to APO’s Bowie Starman
    Links: Express
  • 53 Floors Up with Peter Gordon
    Links: Express
  • Ariana Grande’s Public Display of Affection
    Links: Express
  • Body Positive Men’s Retreat Applications Open
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Ramon Te Wake
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay Syria Shines Light on Gay Refugees
    Links: Express
  • Prima Donna Revisited
    Links: Express
  • RNZB Puts Their Best Foot Forward
    Links: Express
  • Tegan and Sara Cancel New Zealand Show
    Links: Express
  • Urzila Rolls with the Punchlines
    Links: Express
  • Assault case police asking for post-Parade pics
    Auckland Police are asking anyone who took photos in the Karangahape Road area between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning to contact them as they investigate a brutal attack on a young woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: When We Rise
    As a drama the reviews are mixed but as a chronicle of the birth of the gay rights movement in the USA the TV series When We Rise is definitely worth watching...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • King, one of three remaining pro-HLR MPs, leaving
    Labour MP Annette King, who this week announced she will retire from Parliament at the end of the current term, is one of only three remaining sitting MPs who voted for Homosexual Law reform in 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two trans women tortured to death in Saudi Arabia
    Two transgender Pakistani women have allegedly been tortured to death in Saudi Arabia and 22 remain in Police custody after Police raided a home in the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Mar 2016

  • Getting Out of The Box In Wellington
    Links: Express
  • Meaningful Boats: Same Same But Different Writer’s Festival
    Links: Express
  • Queer Rights Vulnerable If America Does Not #DumpTrump
    Links: Express
  • Registrations open for Mr Gay Wellington
    Registrations are now open for the annual Mr Gay Wellington competition taking place later this month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Seychelles on way to decriminalising homosexuality
    The Seychelles are pushing towards legalising homosexuality, with politicians agreeing to remove legislation that punishes sex between men by up to 14 years in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WLG Pride opening to be a massive affair
    Three hundred people are expected at Saturday night’s Wellington Pride Festival launch at Parliament, with a star studded list of speakers kicking off the celebrations and paying tribute to 30 years of homosexual law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Mar 2015

  • Celebrity Chef’s Summer Selections – Peter Gordon
    Links: Express
  • Celebrity Chef’s Summer Selections – Robert Oliver
    Links: Express
  • Celebrity Chef’s Summer Selections – Tanah Jane Dowdle
    Links: Express
  • Editorial: How Far We’ve Come
    Links: Express
  • Egypt Arrests Seven Men For Gay Sex
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Mr Gay NZ Winner Revealed
    Links: Express
  • Former NZDF firefighter wins Mr Gay NZ
    The new Mr Gay New Zealand is a former firefighter with the New Zealand Defence Force who is now working in the media...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hints Madonna may be coming to NZ
    There are suggestions Madonna may be heading to New Zealand with her Rebel Heart tour next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Netflix NZ's launch date announced
    Netflix will be launched in New Zealand on 24 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride productions among Fringe winners
    Girl on a Corner has taken out two major Auckland Fringe Awards, while Live Orgy has also been honoured and Legacy Project and Rising Voices commended...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rainbow Labour eyes work to be done
    Rainbow Labour says there is still more work to do to improve the everyday lives of lgbti New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Mar 2014

  • Ellen ready to host GLBT-light Oscars
    Ellen is all geared up (Picture: ABC) The world's most famous lesbian Ellen DeGeneres has been warming up for the Oscars by filling her Twitter feed with ridiculous puns using the names of famous actors...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay World goes to a wedding
    Check out this cute video of Mr Gay World Chris Olwage going to a same-sex wedding in Whitianga...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ ranked 10th gay-friendliest destination
    Auckland Museum lit up for Auckland Pride Festival Marriage equality has bumped up New Zealand’s ranking in a world gay travel index...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ombudsman investigating NZDF delays
    Lt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Oscars Wrap
    Jared Leto has won an Oscar for his portrayal of a transgender woman in the film Dallas Buyers Club and dedicated it to "the 36 million people who have ever lost the battle to AIDS"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
    Pericles, Prince of Tyre By William Shakespeare Produced for AUSA Outdoor Shakespeare Trust by Sarah Burren Directed by Geoff Allen, Set design by Geoff Allen, Musical direction by Kay Shacklock, Lighting design by Beren Allen, Costume design by Troy Garten, Fight choreography by Michael Hurst...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Street urges Govt to stand up to Uganda
    Maryan Street Labour’s Human Rights spokeswoman Maryan Street says the Government should be adding New Zealand to the list of countries which object to Uganda's anti-gay legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Whoopi condemns Africa's anti-gay laws
    "Dozens of LGBT Nigerians were rounded up - when was the last time you heard that word? People being 'rounded’ up? It isn't good...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 3 Mar 2013

  • Meg Torwl profile (Auckland)
    Multidisciplinary artist Meg Torwl talks about her life and creative process
    Features: Meg Torwl
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Peter Lineham - Auckland Community Church (Auckland)
    Peter Lineham talks about his religious and spiritual journey and how he came to Auckland Community Church.
    Features: Peter Lineham
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Vaughans getting married (Auckland)
    Vaughan shares his thoughts on his upcoming marriage to Shane.
    Features: Vaughan Shepherd
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Gay soldier took his own life in Afghanistan
    Just days after openly gay NZ Defence Force members marched in the Pride Parade it has been revealed that a distressed New Zealand soldier reportedly took his own life in Afghanistan almost a year ago, just hours after confessing his feelings for a male colleague of junior rank...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mardi Gras: Don't rain on my parade
    I'm super pleased that I marched (with Rainbow Youth) in Auckland's Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Mar 2012

  • Sea of Love float honouring Carmen Rupe is part of the Sydney Mardi Gras, Australia

Thu 3 Mar 2011

  • "Keep Christchurch in your thoughts"
    Quake refugee Aaron Comis has asked an Auckland business audience to keep Christchurch in its thoughts as there will be plenty of opportunities to help...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Condoms rushed to 'quake ravaged Chch
    Condoms packed and ready to roll Condoms and lubricant packs by the thousands are being rushed to Christchurch by Get It On! in a "rapid response" to the aftermath of the devastating earthquake...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Surprise guests lined up for Pink Flight
    A couple of surprise guests will join the Mardi Gras bound masses on the most fabulous flight of them all, the Pink Flight to Sydney, which takes off tomorrow afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Mar 2010

  • Countdown begins for 2011 Outgames
    The year-long countdown to the 2011 AsiaPacific Outgames in Wellington will begin next Friday with a special event at the Mark Hutchins Gallery in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK gay couple 'shot by masked man'
    A 68-year-old Yorkshire man is on trial accused of shooting to kill a gay couple in their home...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 3 Mar 2008

  • NZAF Board lifts 'default' role from ED
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 3 Mar 2007


  • Passengers cheered as Air New Zealand flight NZ1005, better known as‘the pink flight of fabulousity' touched down in Sydney yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV 's Levi Bristow
    Levi Bristow 25-year-old Levi Kakuere Bristow will join Ramon and Tania as the new host of the Maori Channel's GLBT telly programme,Takataapui...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US university fires transgender professor
    A private Christian university in the United States has fired a transgendered faculty member now living as a woman, a few days after she legally changed her name...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • “I’m a lover AND a fighter”
    Ricky DeVinal's been busy lately, filming wrestling shows for Auckland's AltTV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 3 Mar 2006

  • Scrutinising Gay Porn
    During the eighties, there was considerable debate over feminism, LGBT rights, pornography and censorship...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 3 Mar 2005

  • A Raw and Bloody Passion: The Life and Times
    Given the forthcoming Auckland festival dramatisation of his life, what do we know about controversial British gay artist Francis Bacon (1909-92)? Bacon was born to upper-class Anglo-Irish parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 3 Mar 2004

  • Television item (Sydney, Australia)
    Breakfast, ref: TZP285416.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Gay backlash from HIV rise begins
    Last week's shock announcement of a dramatic rise in the number of HIV infections among MSM has seen the start of a backlash against the wider gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 3 Mar 1998

Mon 3 Mar 1997

Tue 3 Mar 1987

Mon 3 Mar 1980

  • Television current affairs: photographer Brian Brake (New Zealand)
    Kaleidoscope, ref TZP442220.
    Links: TVNZ

Sun 3 Mar 1974

  • The first National Lesbian Conference is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Around forty delegates attended from throughout the country. It was organised by SHE (Sisters for Homophile Equality).

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