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Sun 7 Mar 2021

  • Campaigner for ending conversion therapy seeks greater role
    A campaigner for ending conversion therapy says queer communities should be involved with the designing of a new law now...
    Links: RNZ
  • Government called to include queer people in developing conversion therapy ban
    The government is being accused of failing Māori and Pasifika queer people by not involving them directly in the development of new law...
    Links: RNZ
  • Researchers take another step towards a cure for HIV
    Researchers, including a former Dunedin scientist, have made a discovery which raises hopes of finding an eventual cure for HIV...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 7 Mar 2020

  • Wellington International Pride Parade 2020 (Wellington)
    Audio from the Wellington International Pride Parade held on 7 March 2020
    Features: Alex Anderson, Andre Afamasaga, Andy Foster, Benjamin Moorhouse, Brad Christensen, Bruce Stubbs, Chris Bishop, Chris Hamblin, Corie Bly, Corrie Parnell, David Erskine, De'Anne Jackson, Des Smith, Elizabeth Kerekere, Fleur Fitzsimons, Garth Bloomfield, Gene Saunders, Georgina Beyer, Grant Robertson, Jackson Whitham, Jim Gilmour, John Jolliff, Judy Virago, Karen O'Leary, Kate Aschoff, Kay Jones, Kay'la Riarn, Lee Millen, Lisa Archibald, Louisa Wall, Lyn Burgess, Marja Lubeck, Mark Masterson, Maryan Street, Nicola Willis, Nicola Young, Pamela Hancock, Patsy Reddy, Paul Eagle, Richard Arnold, Richard Tait, Tamati Shepherd, Tania Bermudez, Teri O'Neill, Tim Barnett
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Damian Barr: Maggie and Me author on his debut novel
    Damian Barr is an award-winning Scottish writer whose 2013 coming of age memoir Maggie and Me (about growing up gay in Thatcher-era Scotland), was The Sunday Times' Memoir of the Year...
    Links: RNZ
  • Vibrant, Colourful Wellington Pride Parade Goes Off Without a Hitch
    Links: Express

Thu 7 Mar 2019

  • Chris Carter - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Chris Carter, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Chris Carter
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Georgina Beyer - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Georgina Beyer, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Georgina Beyer
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Marilyn Waring - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room)
    Interview with Marilyn Waring, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Marilyn Waring
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Lately with Karyn Hay for 7 March 2019
    Danish researchers find no connection between MMR vaccine and Autism, the Gay Purge in Cechnya continues...
    Links: RNZ
  • “Pro-Homosexual” Walmart Under Fire From Homophobic Christian Group
    Links: Express
  • Duncan Garner Says Trans Athlete Laurel Hubbard Shouldn’t Compete, Following Announcement...
    Links: Express
  • Jussie Smollet ‘Attackers’ Apologise For Fake Homophobic and Racist Hate Crime
    Links: Express

Wed 7 Mar 2018

  • A Fresh Start for Human Rights (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Audio from the public forum A Fresh Start for Human Rights, held during Wellingtons Pride festival in 2018
    Features: Aimee Eastwood, Claire Miller, Jem Traylen, Jim Waters, Linda Wallace, Maggie Shippam
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A Fantastic Woman
    Chilean film A Fantastic Woman, starring transgender actor and singer Daniela Vega, won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film...
    Links: RNZ
  • A Fantastic Woman: A lyrical, tough-minded and heartfelt Oscar-winner
    A Fantastic Woman (M, 104 mins) Directed by Sebastián Lelio â˜…★★★½ In present day Santiago, a young trans woman goes home with her older boyfriend...
    Links: Stuff
  • Alzheimer's disease will become manageable like HIV, say award-winning scientists
    Alzheimer's sufferers may be able to live with the disease without the devastating symptoms within the next few decades, scientists said as they were awarded the Brain Prize for their work fighting the illness...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Judge: Idaho must allow gender changes on birth certificates
    BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge says Idaho can't bar transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Movie review - A fantastic woman
    Chilean film - and Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Film - A fantastic woman stars genuine transgender actor and singer Daniela Vega...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sade Hopkins @ wagamama
    Links: Express

Tue 7 Mar 2017

  • Christchurch Pride event guide
    Christchurch, it’s your time to join the festivities!   You’ve been patiently waiting as Auckland and Wellington celebrate Pride and the wait is nearly over...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Supreme Court drops trans toilet case hearing
    In the wake of the Trump administration revoking the Obama administration's trans-positive student toilet guidelines the US Supreme Court has canceled the hearing of a trans student’s case to use the men’s toilet in school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Pride: Decision was what public wanted
    The committee responsible for the Wellington Pride Parade say while they did consider the actions taken by the Auckland Pride Board when making their own decision regarding the Department of Corrections, the decision was made based on feedback from the local community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Mar 2016

  • Canada Becomes Third Country to Approve PrEP
    Links: Express
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms in Wellington School
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride at the Beehive
    Links: Express
  • 2 WLGN schools fit gender neutral bathrooms
    Wellington High School has transformed old gendered bathroom stalls into gender neutral bathrooms, with Onslow College in the process of making changes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Board games evening tonight in the capital
    Following a busy weekend kicking off the first ever Wellington Pride Festival | | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara, the festival is having a quieter day today with the festivities continuing tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Detention protesters anger Mardi Gras producer
    Tension between two float entries in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade led to one group being threatened with expulsion from the parade and the order of the floats being changed to separate the two groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indonesia discussing anti-LGBTI propaganda law
    Indonesia may be following in the footsteps of Russia, reportedly drafting a anti-LGBTI ‘propaganda’ bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Laurie demands Logan complainants step forward
    Lesbian activist of the gay liberation movement and homosexual law reform, Alison Laurie, is disappointed that fellow activist, Bill Logan, was barred from speaking at Saturday night's event at parliament acknowledging 30 years of law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Logan disappointed at continuing "vendetta"
    One of the main driving forces behind Homosexual Law Reform, Bill Logan, says he is disappointed at the decision of the organisers of Saturday Night's function at Parliament withdrawing his invitation to speak as a result of what he describes as a vendetta against him...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Men shout abuse outside St-Matthew-in-the-City
    Two men shouted homophobic abuse at parishioners of Auckland’s gay-positive St Matthew-in-the-City church yesterday during the morning service...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • South Africa, Zuma and Homophobic Rape
    With controversies about the integrity of current South African President Jacob Zuma and an epidemic of anti-lesbian corrective rapes and homicide, what is happening with the lives of LGBT South Africans, twenty two years after the end of apartheid's racist segregation policies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The beautiful sounds of Ladyfruit
    Wellingtonians are in for a treat this year, with Te Kahureremoa Taumata aka Ladyfruit performing for her third time at the Out in the Park fair...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 7 Mar 2015

  • Hot and Steamy – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Jazztastic – Shanghai Lil’s
    Links: Express
  • Play Time – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and Party Tonight
    Links: Express
  • NZ short film: Out With Mum
    Wellington-based filmmaker Conan McKegg tells us all about short film Out With Mum...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Mar 2014

  • Keith - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Keith talks about identifying as bisexual.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Riki - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Riki talks about transitioning and transgender issues.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Diverse men needed for wellbeing survey
    File Photo The Mental Health Foundation is seeking men of all ages and backgrounds for a new project on wellbeing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Extra Auckland Black Faggot show added
    An extra show has been added to Black Faggot’s sell-out Auckland re-run...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigeria: Four men whipped for gay sex
    Four Nigerian men have been forced to admit to having gay sex, then arrested and publicly whipped...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Re-review: Black Faggot
    It’s hardly surprising Black Faggot is selling out left right and centre...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch: American Idol's MK Nobilette
    The first-ever woman to make the finals of American Idol while openly-gay also has two mums, and two stepmums! Check out MK Nobilette’s cool story here...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Mar 2012

  • David McNee's killer to be released next month
    Phillip Layton Edwards The man who killed Auckland gay interior decorator David McNee will be released from prison next month with a psychologist assessing him as "posing a high risk of violent offending...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UN leaders call for increased activism on HIV
    Helen Clark and Michel Sidibe The need for reinvigorated community activism for HIV prevention and support has been stressed by representatives of the United Nations this morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Mar 2011

  • Jason Meads is released from prison after serving a sentence for murdering Jeff Whittington in 1999 (New Zealand)
    Links: Stuff, Wikipedia
  • Colourful funeral will farewell colourful Yeti
    Mervyn (Yeti) Hills A funeral with a colourful difference will mark the death of colourful K'Road character Yeti - Mervyn Robbie Hills - who died on Friday evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Mar 2010

  • Aussie judge allows hormone treatment for 14-yr-old
    A Family Court judge in New South Wales has ruled that a 14-year-old born male can start hormone treatments to begin transitioning to become physically female...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candy bar aims to sweeten K' Road for women
    New Zealand's gayest street is getting a dedicated women's venue next month, as London's 'Scene Queen of the Century' brings her Candy bar to Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Catholic school kicks out lesbians' child
    A Colorado, USA, school is denying admission to a pre-schooler because the child's parents are lesbians...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Mar 2008

  • Artist accuses TradeMe of discrimination
    Waihi-based gay photographer Xavier Radic has branded TradeMe 'discriminatory' after the popular trading website removed an image of a homoerotic nude artwork he was selling...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: We salute the Southland Times
    Front page headline of the Southaldn Times, 26 Sept...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Iranian teenager battles deportation
    A gay teenager who sought sanctuary in Britain when his boyfriend was executed in Iran is battling authorities who want to return him to his home country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mission to Mardi Gras
    Venus Mantrapp: "What can I spill on you?" GAYS ON A PLANE It all sounded too good to be true...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Perth: Lesbian killers jailed for life
    A young lesbian couple in Perth who brutally killed a teenage girl and dumped her body in a wheelie bin have each been handed a strict security life sentence, with a minimum of 24 years in jail...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 7 Mar 2007


  • New Zealand on Air and Television New Zealand have made public their funding decision for 2007's New Zealand LGBT programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our tips for the Ak07 Festival
    In February, Wellington's Fringe Festival brought us fabulous drag stories, risqué comedy, romantic adventures, and 'hot pink bits'...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Running with Scissors
    Running with Scissors Director: Ryan Murphy Starring: Annette Benning, Alex Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Clayburgh, Joseph Fiennes...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 7 Mar 2006

  • Television news report: HIV+ diagnoses are increasing (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Damien Moore and Rachael Le Mesurier. TV3 news, ref F92169.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • HIV figures hit new all time high
    HIV diagnoses among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) in New Zealand have hit an all time high, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation reported today...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 7 Mar 2005

  • "I might be gay, should I 'try it' with him?"
    I live in a small town and suspect I might be gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defend Brian's Legacy
    Reports of the Destiny anti-gay political rally on Saturday were voluminous, and uniformly paint a picture of an organisation acting politically while retaining their religious privileges...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: One Nation Under Brian
    It was a defining moment of the day for me...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stolen car and lube recovered unharmed
    In a theft and recovery which has NZ Prostitute's Collective staff in Auckland scratching their heads a "carload" of lubricant destined for a gay venue has been recovered intact four days after being stolen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Str8 HIV partner was NZAF volunteer
    A heterosexual man charged with putting his female partner at risk of contracting HIV was a volunteer for the NZ AIDS Foundation at the time of the alleged offending...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn Evergreen lost in spectacular blaze
    In a spectacular overnight fire Wellington has lost one of its iconic glbt ex-venues, the Evergreen Cafe...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 7 Mar 2004

  • Gay Christians support HIV fundraiser
    A gay Auckland Christian congregation is supporting fundraising efforts for young AIDS sufferers overseas...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF seeks media liaison
    The AIDS Foundation has created a new full-time position to deal with the increased demands of media coverage, and is currently seeking applications for the job...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pollyfilla, AKA Colin McLean
    Pollyfilla "I try and make the world a brighter place - drag is my drug: I get high on heels!" Drag performer Pollyfilla has become a Wellington Icon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 7 Mar 2003

  • Music vid censorship petition launched
    Two gay men have launched a petition, angry at the editing of gay content from the latest Christine Aguilera music video...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 7 Mar 1985

Fri 7 Mar 1980

  • Lesbians march to mark International Lesbian Day (8 March) (New Zealand)

Tue 7 Mar 1972

  • Television current affairs: interview with Germaine Greer (New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP49990.
    Links: TVNZ

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