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Sat 13 Mar 2021

  • Racism and homophobia row: Hawke's Bay players' ban eased
    Two young Hawke's Bay cricket players banned for the season after complaints of racist and homophobic sledging are back on the field after their punishment was appealed...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Exclusive: Wellington Pride Parade Cancelled for 2021
    Links: Express

Fri 13 Mar 2020

  • Fringe Turns 30!
    Links: Express
  • Little Miss Cinnamon’s Guide to Christchurch Pride
    Links: Express
  • Mark Fisher Slams Sudden ‘Ban’ on Poppers in NZ
    Links: Express
  • Small Show, Big Message
    Links: Express

Wed 13 Mar 2019

  • Trump Admin: Transgender Military Ban Beginning April 12
    In a tragic reversal of a historic step forward for the United States, the Trump administration today instructed the Armed Serves to begin discharging transgender service members effective April 12...
    Links: Scoop
  • Fast and Furious: Launching in 2019
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: Not a Prickly Character – Citroen’s C4 Cactus...
    Links: Express

Tue 13 Mar 2018

  • GOP candidate calls Parkland student 'skinhead lesbian'
    LEWISTON, Maine — A Republican Maine House candidate has used Twitter to attack two students who survived a shooting at a Florida high school, calling one of them a "skinhead lesbian" and the other a "bald-faced liar...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • This 83-year-old starred in a gay porn movie and says 'it was splendid'
    If you think it's too late to take up new hobbies, let Norm Self prove you wrong...
    Links: NZ Herald

Mon 13 Mar 2017

  • Intersex Activists Issue Darlington Statement
    Links: Express
  • Kristen Stewart: Latest LGBT+ Icon
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Community Gets A Swipe To The Right
    Links: Express
  • Boat party so popular crowds turn up for after-party
    Saturday night’s Christchurch Pride ’Gays Away’ boat and bus party has been deemed a huge success...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Mar 2016

  • Young gay comedian nominated for Billy T Award
    James Malcolm has been nominated for the Billy T Award, New Zealand’s most prestigious comedy award...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Mar 2015

  • Faye - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Faye talks about identifying as genderqueer demisexual pansexual.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Comedy Festival Profile: Urzila Carlson
    Links: Express
  • Western Australian Politician: Anti-Bullying Program ‘Gay and Lesbian Promotion’
    Links: Express
  • Five gay NZ men contract rare STI
    An editorial in the New Zealand Medical Journal reports five gay men have been infected with a rare STI since September 2013...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Raising cash for top surgery: every dollar helps
    Rather than wait around and hope for surgery under the public system, a trans Aucklander is taking the initiative by working tirelessly to save as much as he can, and appealing to others to chip and help him out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Mar 2014

  • Craig silent on gay stats, 'gay supporters'
    Uncharacteristically silent: Colin Craig Colin Craig is silent on where his claim that one per cent of New Zealanders identify as gay came from, or who his ‘gay supporters’ are...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lights to go out at Hamilton bar Shine
    There will be one final party this Saturday night Hamilton’s only gay nightclub is closing its doors for good this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mayor and Moa to usher in ChCh Pride
    Lianne Dalziel with Christchurch identities Miss Mole and Richard Tankersley Mayor Lianne Dalziel and musician Anika Moa will be among the luminaries at the opening of Christchurch Pride tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zimbabwe police arrest gay leaders
    Zimbabwe police have raided a hotel conference and arrested two gay community leaders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Mar 2013

  • Parliament: second reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the second reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill
    Features: Chester Borrows, Chris Auchinvole, Eric Roy, Jan Logie, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Kevin Hague, Lianne Dalziel, Louisa Wall, Ross Robertson, Ruth Dyson, Tau Henare, Tim Macindoe, Trevor Mallard, Winston Peters
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The second reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Black Faggot awarded Melbourne Fringe slot
    Beulah Koale and Iaheto Ah Hi The play Black Faggot has won a slot at the Melbourne Fringe Festival after cleaning up at the Auckland Fringe Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Confidence high ahead of second marriage vote
    The second reading of Louisa Wall’s marriage equality Bill is scheduled to take place tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage equality Bill passes second reading
    The bill to legalise marriage for GLBT New Zealanders has tonight passed its second reading by 77 votes to 44...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second reading: Marriage Bill passes!
    GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vote seen as ringing endorsement for equality
    Conrad Reyners The Campaign for Marriage Equality team says Parliament has listened to the voices of thousands of New Zealanders and passed the second reading of the marriage equality bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • We’re “a step closer” says jubilant Louisa Wall
    Louisa Wall Marriage equality Bill author Louisa Wall says an important message that “you can be who you are,” has been sent to the GLBT community with the passage of the second reading of the legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Mar 2012

  • Julie Glamuzina - Creating Our Stories (Wellington)
    Julie Glamuzina talks about researching queer-related subjects
    Features: Julie Glamuzina
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Aussie MP faces backlash over 'vile' ad
    Bob Katter An Australian independent MP has reportedly been offered police protection following outrage over a “homophobic” and “vile” anti-gay marriage ad...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay dancer with a zest for life farewelled
    A noted dancer and grand old man of the Auckland gay community was farewelled this morning after his death on Friday, aged 93...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender rights: Why are we still behind Australia?
    It is high time that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals focused our attention on the primary issue that affects transgender New Zealanders- their continued exclusion from New Zealand’s antidiscrimination laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender rights: Why are we still behind Australia?
    It is high time that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals focused our attention on the primary issue that affects transgender New Zealanders- their continued exclusion from New Zealand’s antidiscrimination laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Mar 2011

  • 111 runners head off in 5k and 10k run
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aussies dominate placings in road races
    9...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dance floor hot with trans-Tasman rivalry
    7...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dancing with the queers kicks off
    An impressive couple during grading 6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homosexuality is natural, says Maori elder
    Laying to rest the claims by some conservative and religious Maori that homosexuality was unknown in Aotearoa/New Zealand before the arrival of European colonists, a noted Maori academic has said same sex love has always been an innate part of Maori life...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Judge excuses gay man from jury duty
    A gay New Yorker was excused jury service when he told the judge that his “second-class citizen” status meant he could not be impartial...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The vivacity and power of Drumdrag
    Gareth Farr's Drumdrag Final night 12 March Downstage, for the Out Games cultural festival Lilith is back with a bang...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Governor General's speech
    Sir Anand Satyanand Speech to open the 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames, delivered by the Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington last evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellingtonians take most mountain bike golds
    Competitors at the mountain biking today say it was a perfect day for the competition, with a dry track, clear sunny conditions and a light cooling breeze along the Mount Victoria track being enjoyed by the large field which saw Wellington Cyclists to the fore...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Mar 2010

  • Album review: Boyzone's Brother
    In 2006 Take That set the standard for pop band reunions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mexican gays hitched as marriage law takes effect
    Five gay and lesbian couples married in a large mass ceremony in Mexico City this week as the city's new same-sex marriage law came into effect...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Mar 2009

  • Guilty verdict in gay porn murder case
    A jury in Pennsylvania has found gay porn actor Harlow Cuadra guilty of the first-degree murder of Bryan Kocis, a rival porn producer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigeria's LGBTs fighting homophobic law
    Nigeria's gay citizens have come out fighting against proposed laws which would make it a criminal offence to attend an LGBT event or wedding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our cameras capture Sydney Mardi Gras
    Our Sydney Mardi Gras video features Air New Zealand's Pink Flight landing and lots of Parade hotness! With much laughter, applause, excitement, anticipation and - yes - pillow fights, we filmed inside the Pink Flight as it touched down at Sydney Airport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Truth newspaper starts a gay page
    Long-running weekly tabloid NZ Truth has launched a regular gay page, called Tongue 'n' Cheek...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's Proud '09 ends on a high
    Proud '09, Wellington's gay and lesbian pride week, closed on Saturday night with huge finale party at The Garden Club, and organisers are now looking forward to next year's Proud week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Mar 2008

  • Poster Boys slammed for skipping WGN fair
    Outspoken gays in the capital are disappointed that their condom-crusading Poster Boys did not turn up to Wellington's biggest outdoor LGBT event earlier this month - and some are demanding answers from the NZ AIDS Foundation as to why the prime opportunity to promote their safe sex message to a wide local audience was missed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Mar 2007

  • 'Anti-gay' Milo ad gets official complaints
    Nestle's “that's not cool' Milo TV advertisement has received official complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority from concerned viewers saying the ad is homophobic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pollyfilla surprise host at Wellington Fair
    The popular and stalwart hostess of Wellington's Gay and Lesbian fairs past, now resident in Australia, made a surprise appearance at the weekend to continue her traditional MC-ing role...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scotland: Ban on anti-gay football chants
    Scotland Police have issued new guidelines which say that people who make anti-gay comments at football matches should be subject to criminal charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Mar 2006

  • Dunedin theatre to host civil union
    Dunedin's Fortune Theatre is hoping to play host to a civil union, and are looking for a happy same-sex couple to help them out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Mar 2005

  • Analysis: The Relationships Bill- Second Reading
    Only the CHP and Maxim Institute commented on passage of the Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2004 on 16 March 2005, the day after...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fa'afafine removed from Pasifika stage
    Fa'afafine icon Lindah LePou is furious after she was bundled off the stage at Friday night's first Pacific Music Awards by a security guard who didn't want to offend Christians in the audience...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The kindness of strangers: Jim Peron writes
    There is no way that someone can adequately express the horror that is inflicted on a person when the worst allegations possible are levelled on the floor of parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The kindness of strangers: Jim Peron writes
    There is no way that someone can adequately express the horror that is inflicted on a person when the worst allegations possible are levelled on the floor of parliament...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Mar 2004

  • The 19th Gay and Lesbian Fair takes place at Newtown School (Wellington, New Zealand)
    This year the fair is organised by the Gay Association of Professionals (GAP).
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 'Queen' on screen in Wellington
    The cult movie Queen Of The Whole Wide World won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Out Takes 2003...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Talented Mr Ripley
    Patricia Highsmith, the lesbian novelist whose novel The Talented Mr Ripley has spawned two film adaptations as well as this Auckland Theatre Company production, was a very interesting lady...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Mar 2003

  • Hide "understands" coming out fears
    MP Rodney Hide says he can now understand why gay people fear coming out of the closet...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Mar 2002

  • Let the record show...
    Auckland's immediate past mayor (and already-announced candidate for the next mayoral election) Christine Fletcher takes issue with political columnist Trevor Barnard's evaluation of her commitment to the gay community and gay issues...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Mar 1996

  • The Gay Association of Professionals (GAP) is formed in Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Association changes its name to Rainbow Wellington in the mid-2000s.
    Links: Queer History NZ, LAGANZ

Mon 13 Mar 1989

  • Lesbian and gay visibility week takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)

Wed 13 Mar 1985

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