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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, Kayla 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
  • 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, Parliament)
    Interview with Chris Carter, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Chris Carter
  • Georgina Beyer - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room, Parliament)
    Interview with Georgina Beyer, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Georgina Beyer
  • Marilyn Waring - Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand (Rainbow Room, Parliament)
    Interview with Marilyn Waring, from the documentary Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Marilyn Waring
  • 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, Wellington)
    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
  • 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

  • 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...

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
  • 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...

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...

Fri 7 Mar 2014

  • Keith - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Keith talks about identifying as bisexual.
  • Riki - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Riki talks about transitioning and transgender issues.
  • 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...

Wed 7 Mar 2012

  • 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...

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...

Sun 7 Mar 2010

  • Catholic school kicks out lesbians' child
    A Colorado, USA, school is denying admission to a pre-schooler because the child's parents are lesbians...

Fri 7 Mar 2008

  • 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...

Wed 7 Mar 2007

  • Running with Scissors
    Running with Scissors Director: Ryan Murphy Starring: Annette Benning, Alex Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Clayburgh, Joseph Fiennes...

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...

Mon 7 Mar 2005

  • Wgtn Evergreen lost in spectacular blaze
    In a spectacular overnight fire Wellington has lost one of its iconic glbt ex-venues, the Evergreen Cafe...

Sun 7 Mar 2004

  • 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...

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...

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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