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Wed 4 Mar 2020

  • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Rainbow Auckland March Mixer 2020
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Sydney Mardi Gras Party in Pictures
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Mar 2019

  • Yarn bombing (Wellington)
    Learn about yarn bombing during Wellingtons Pride Festival
    Features: unidentified voice
  • BANG! Season 3 Episode 1: All Bi Myself
    Didn't you know? It's 20-bi-teen! What better time to get schooled on the ins and outs of bisexuality...
    Links: RNZ
  • First United Kingdom transgender prison unit to open
    The United Kingdom's first prison unit for transgender inmates will open this week...
    Links: RNZ
  • Wellington Airport Celebrates Pride Week with Huge Rainbow alongside Runway
    Links: Express

Sun 4 Mar 2018

  • Trans community celebrates as NZ finally gets a new sex-change surgeon
    New Zealand has a new sex-change surgeon, almost four years after our first and only  practising one retired...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 4 Mar 2017

  • Trans woman weightlifter to represent NZ
    Another glbti glass ceiling with a transgender weightlifter being selected to represent New Zealand as a competitor in the Australian International weightlifting competition...

Fri 4 Mar 2016

  • Win More Than Hearts at New Zealand’s Own Girls Night, Lady...
    Links: Express
  • WGTN Pride Festival: Grassroots community at it's best
    The first ever Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara kicks off tomorrow with a celebratory opening event expected to bring a crowd of 300 people to Parliament...

Wed 4 Mar 2015

  • A Star Osbourne
    Links: Express
  • NZ AIDS Foundation Marks 30 Years
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Man Jailed For Using Grindr to Find Robbery Victims
    Links: Express
  • Tanya Plibersek on The Importance of Mardi Gras
    Links: Express
  • Sydney: man jailed over Grindr robberies
    Corey Draper A man’s been jailed for at least 17 months for holding men he met on Grindr up at knifepoint, and robbing them, in Sydney...

Tue 4 Mar 2014

  • UK: Kids joining anti-gay football chanting
    UK documentary makers have found young kids are joining in chants like ‘it’s a long way home, you faggots’ and ‘get bumming him boys…gayboy’ at football matches in the UK...

Mon 4 Mar 2013

  • Soldier suicide: Defence Force refusing to comment
    Corporal Douglas Hughes The Defence Force is refusing to comment on the death of a gay soldier, who took his own life after allegedly being mocked and bullied about his sexuality while on deployment in Afghanistan...

Sun 4 Mar 2012

Fri 4 Mar 2011

  • Party's on for Proud Mary's anniversary
    Sydney may be preparing for Mardi Gras, but Auckland's queer community has something else to celebrate...

Thu 4 Mar 2010

  • Torchwood: Goodbye Ianto!
    On last night's Torchwood: Children of Earth episode, Ianto Jones, Captain Jack Harkness' lover, died [see the video clip below]...

Wed 4 Mar 2009

  • Wellington Proud: I was there, I was Square
    Out in the Square: Buffy, Ellie Kat, Bimbo, Queenie Aotearoa, Felicity Frockaccino, Steven Oates obliterating several tents, and the men who would come to the rescue by holding onto them with their strong, butch arms...

Tue 4 Mar 2008

  • Wellington HIV testing centre relocates
    The Awhina Centre, a Wellington-based HIV testing and counselling facility run by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, has shifted to new premises...

Sun 4 Mar 2007

  • Sydney: 350,000 at Mardi Gras parade
    An estimated 350,000 people watched as 120 floats and 8,000 marchers made their way through Sydney's Oxford and Flinders Streets last night...

Sat 4 Mar 2006

  • Celebrants unhappy with CU numbers
    Just under 2 per cent of all marriages and civil unions performed since last April have been for same-sex couples, but the numbers aren't good enough for civil union celebrants who have been unable to drum up business...

Fri 4 Mar 2005

  • Tamaki's TV pulling power?
    Live appearances in-studio from two civil union activists scheduled to face off against Brian Tamaki on a new Sky TV current affairs programme were mysteriously cancelled on the eve of the broadcast, says one of the jilted guests...

Thu 4 Mar 2004

  • Mambo Italiano
    Is it a sign of our more accepting times that Mambo Italiano is the first gay-themed movie to receive a wide cinema release in New Zealand in a very long time? After all, this is a romantic comedy involving a male couple, not a lurid lesbian fantasy or a hard-hitting drama involving gay-bashing...

Tue 4 Mar 2003

  • Queer Nation's new line-up revealed
    Gay TV series Queer Nation has confirmed its new line-up of presenters, which will include the first Indian woman to front mainstream news on New Zealand television...

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