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Mon 9 Mar 2020

  • Dwyane Wade's daughter walks first Red Carpet as Zaya Wade
    Dwyane Wade brought his daughter Zaya Wade and wife Gabrielle Union to the 2020 Truth Awards in Los Angeles on March 6, 2020, a month after the retired NBA star revealed she is a transgender girl...
    Links: Stuff
  • Police wouldn't walk gay couple home after Wellington attack because of 'ongoing disorder'
    The officers criticised for not walking a Wellington couple home after a homophobic attack say they were still trying to control the volatile scene and couldn't leave...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 9 Mar 2019

  • The first Whanganui Pride March is held (Whanganui, New Zealand)
    The march went from by the market, along the river bank, over Dublin St Bridge, through Kowhai Park, over the City Bridge to the market.
    Links: Facebook
  • Advice to my younger transgender self: My one, huge regret
    People ask a lot of questions when they know you're transgender and that you're transitioning...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Controversy over Billie Eilish's new 'Wish You Were Gay' song ahead of New Zealand visit
    Popster's 'Wish You Were Gay' song not meant to be offensive, says Eilish...
    Links: Stuff
  • Killer dad Chris Watts addresses the claims he led a secret double life as a gay man
    The man who murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters has addressed claims that he had secret gay affairs with two men before committing the brutal crimes...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trans Tasman Mountain Bike Couple Dominate Macpac Motatapu
    Mountain bike couple Samara Sheppard (NZL) and Kyle Ward (AUS) took out the women’s and men’s mountain bike races at the prestigious Macpac Motatapu today, riding to impressive victories in near perfect conditions from Glendhu Bay to Arrowtown...
    Links: Scoop
  • Why more and more women are watching gay porn
    Smiling at me over Skype, Dr Lucy Neville is in her light-flooded kitchen somewhere in "deepest Bedford", England...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 9 Mar 2018

  • Wellington Mayor Justin Lester announces a Rainbow Crossing on Cuba/Dixon Streets as part of a new rainbow precinct (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The pedestrian crossing is due to be unveiled in the middle of 2018.
    Links:, Stuff
  • HIV law translation need in Pohnpei State
    The director of Pohnpei's department of health in the Federated States of Micronesia wants the state's HIV law to be translated...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV programme in Vanuatu seeks ways to improve awareness
    Past awareness campaigns on human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, are being blamed for the stigma the virus still carries in Vanuatu...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender inmate again sues Illinois corrections agency
    CHICAGO — A transgender inmate who Illinois authorities agreed to move from one male prison after her claims of abuse says the mistreatment has continued at her new location in another male prison, causing her such despair that...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Mardi Gras Parade 2018
    Links: Express
  • Mardi Gras Party 2018
    Links: Express

Thu 9 Mar 2017

  • Cabaret, Circus and Comedy Come Together: La Soirée
    Links: Express
  • Casual Misogyny in Gay Men
    Links: Express
  • Literacy Pharmacy: Samesame
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Pride Festival: Week one
    One week down and one to go, Wellington Pride Festival ǀ Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara is in full swing and the things are only going to get better...

Wed 9 Mar 2016

  • Gay American Balladeer Brings His Unique Sound to Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Prolific Dancer Douglas Wright Hangs Up his Dancing Shoes
    Links: Express
  • Rocky Horror Creator’s Transgender Rant
    Links: Express
  • Your mid-week Pride rundown
    Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara is halfway through it’s amazing lineup of events and there’s another busy day today in the capital with plenty on offer if you are looking to join in the festivities...

Mon 9 Mar 2015

  • Creek - Butch on Butch (Wellington)
    Creek talks about identifying as a butch female submissive transmasculine lesbian.
    Features: Creek
  • Comedy Festival Profile: Sam Brooks
    Links: Express
  • Opinion: Acceptance in our own Community?
    Links: Express
  • Out in the Park teams up with CubaDupa
    Links: Express
  • The Countdown begins to Christchurch Pride
    Links: Express
  • Out in the (Car)Park fair rescheduled
    After losing its battle with the February weather Wellington's biggest event of the glbti year has been reinvented as Out In The (Car)Park and will be held on March 29th...

Sun 9 Mar 2014

  • Touch team urges support for final charge
    The LYC Chargers would love you to come see them play! Auckland gay men’s touch team the LYC Chargers are hoping for lots of supporters for their final game on Monday...

Sat 9 Mar 2013

  • The ultimate anti 'gay marriage' ad
    In this blunt parody, a couple confronts the horrific consequences of same-sex marriage...

Fri 9 Mar 2012

  • Thirty applications received for NZAF GM Ops role
    Shaun Robinson Just over thirty applications have been received for the newly-created position of General Manager of Operations at the NZ AIDS Foundation...

Wed 9 Mar 2011

  • McKellen: Mates and Lovers "wonderful, moving"
    Nelson and McKellen on opening night...

Tue 9 Mar 2010

  • UK therapists are trying to make gays straight… and failing
    In the United Kingdom, 'exgay' fundamentalist 'reparative therapists' have been trying to manipulate clients into fundamentalist conversion 'away' from their 'former' sexual orientation...

Mon 9 Mar 2009

  • NZAF venue man given national role
    The NZ AIDS Foundation's Auckland Health Promoter has been tapped to become the Foundation's new National Partnerships Co-ordinator, a role with more involvement in the national operations of the Foundation...

Sun 9 Mar 2008

  • Vampire slayer Buffy's comic lesbian tryst
    "Wow… that was...

Fri 9 Mar 2007

  • USA: Lesbians sue over lost embryos
    A lesbian couple are suing a Manhattan sperm and embryo bank, alleging that it lost six of their embryos...

Thu 9 Mar 2006

  • Agents shield actors from HIV campaign
    Wellington film-maker Andy Boreham has found himself stonewalled by reluctant agents in his search for actors for a new AIDS Foundation cinema commercial and print campaign targeting gay men...

Wed 9 Mar 2005

  • Spectacular: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
    What can one say after witnessing the extravaganza of the 2005 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras but that it was nothing short of spectacular...

Tue 9 Mar 2004

  • Rebuilding Hero, one year at a time
    It's a festival marred by bad press and bad feeling; the people may be different but the name lives on...

Fri 9 Mar 1984

  • A television interview is broadcast with a man who would become the first person to die from AIDS related conditions in New Zealand (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
    The 29-year-old man had been infected overseas and had come back from Sydney to New Plymouth. He dies in April 1984.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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