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Thu 17 Mar 2022

  • 1 X RECIPE FOR MEN ESSENTIAL GROOMING KIT
    Links: Express
  • 3 X CITY CAKE COMPANY CAKES
    Links: Express
  • 5 X REED DIFFUSERS BY CANDLE CRUSH
    Links: Express
  • Date For Auckland Rainbow Parade 2023 Announced
    Links: Express

Wed 17 Mar 2021

  • Cara Delevingne recalls feeling 'shame' and 'self-hatred' over her sexuality
    Cara Delevingne reflected on her journey of self-acceptance in a revealing discussion with Gwyneth Paltrow on The goop Podcast...
    Links: Stuff
  • How To Gay
    Comedian Thomas Dorreen joins us ahead of his Wellington Pride Workshop "How to Gay" ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Marvel Comics announces gay teen Captain America as part of new series
    In a five-part limited edition series set to launch its first issue during Pride Month (June), Marvel will debut a Captain America who is a gay teen...
    Links: Stuff
  • Students call for protection and better care as part of inquiry into student accommodation
    One student was told they could leave their hall after raising issues of homophobia and sexism...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elliot Page Says His Surgery was “Life Changing”
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand’s Queer History: March For Progress
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Everybody Interesting is at G.A.Y
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Zigga-Zig-Ah At Family Bar
    Links: Express

Tue 17 Mar 2020

  • Celebrating The Symphony’s That Changed The World
    Links: Express
  • Coronavirus and HIV
    Links: Express

Sun 17 Mar 2019

  • Rev Dr Susan Jones - reflection on Pride and the Christchurch massacre (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Rev Dr Susan Jones reflecting on Pride and the Christchurch massacre
    Features: Rev Dr Susan Jones
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • A Pride church service takes place at St Andrews on the Terrace (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Rev Dr Susan Jones reflects on Pride and the Christchurch massacre. The service happens less than 48-hours after the massacre of 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 17 Mar 2018

  • Murder victim Zenith Campbell was just getting life together, aunt says
    The man charged with murdering a 21-year-old transgender woman in Wellington last month had met her on a dating website a couple of months prior...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 17 Mar 2017

  • Londoners React to HIV+ Young Person
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s Official Re-Opening
    Links: Express
  • He Awa Mutunga Kore - A Takatāpui Journey
    He Awa Mutunga Kore - A Takatāpui Journey is a documentary from award winning director Kathleen Winter, that tells the story of Wellington Youth Worker Kassie Hartendorp and her journey to find balance in her identity as queer and Māori...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington prepares for four major pride events
    The Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara is gearing up for a massive day tomorrow, with four main events lighting up the capital...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Mar 2016

  • LGBTI Detainees Particularly at Risk Says New UN Report
    Links: Express
  • Queer Voices: Patrick Gale
    Links: Express
  • Carol named top LGBTI film of all time
    Oscar nominated film, Carol, has been named as the best LGBTI film of all time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marriage Equality: Potty Plebiscites
    Recently, two referendums about marriage equality were in the international news...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NPIP call to inundate Corrections, demand action
    No Pride in Prisons is urging for people to contact the Department of Corrections today to demand full independent investigation’s into two alleged rape cases and that all transgender prisoners be treated with respect...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The (gay) call of the wild
    LGBTI rights activist, Desmond Smith decided to think outside of the box for this year’s Wellington Pride Festival | Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara and treated the public to a gay tour of Wellington’s must-see eco-attraction, Zealandia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Mar 2015

  • Comedy Festival Profile: Deanne Smith
    Links: Express
  • Dolce and Gabbana Seek to Clarify Remarks About IVF Babies and...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Groups Make History in Boston St Patricks Day Parade
    Links: Express
  • Gay Mayoral Candidate: Rainbow Advisory Panel “Complete Waste of Time and...
    Links: Express
  • Help Sought in Basement Burglary
    Links: Express

Mon 17 Mar 2014

  • Abbott gets grilled by Aussie students
    “Let’s have a bloke’s question” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says as he is asked repeatedly about his opposition to marriage equality by high school students...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate QandA: Tony Milne
    Tony Milne Gay man and community advocate Tony Milne has been selected as Labour’s candidate for Christchurch Central...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • ChCh welcomes Pride with open arms
    The Pride crew (Pic thanks to Craig James Ashby) More than 70 people turned up for the official opening of Christchurch Pride Week at the Palette Pavilion in Christchurch's CBD, which was followed by a performance by Kiwi Singer Anika Moa and an outdoor movie screening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hate church founder said to be dying
    Fred Phelps The founder of the extreme ‘God hates fags’ Westboro Baptist Church is said to be dying in hospital...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reports: two gay men arrested in Uganda
    There are reports two Ugandan men are the first to be arrested under Uganda’s harshly homophobic laws, after being caught having sex in a hotel room...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 17 Mar 2013

  • Emma and John Kelly (Auckland)
    Emma and John Kelly talk about their daughter / father relationship.
    Features: Emma Kelly, John Kelly
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Topp wedding a "true country hoe-down"
    A long-running New Zealand woman’s magazine has unveiled its first ever wedding cover featuring a same-sex couple, covering the nuptials of Lynda Topp and her partner of seven years Donna Luxton...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Mar 2012

  • Anne Tolley sticks to anatomy argument
    Corrections Minister Anne Tolley Corrections Minister Anne Tolley remains unmoved in her stance about the placement of transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-Rutgers student found guilty of hate crime
    Dharun Ravi faces ten years in prison and deportation A former student at New Jersey’s Rutgers University has been found guilty of hate crimes, for spying on his roommate’s sexual activity with a webcam...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Mar 2011

  • 25th anniversary panel discussion on homosexual law reform (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
    Fran Wilde, Alison Laurie and Bill Logan reflect on the campaign for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s.
    Features: Alison Laurie, Bill Logan, Fran Wilde
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Annah Pickering (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Annah Pickering
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Annette Xiberras - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Annette Xiberras delivers a keynote presentation at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Annette Xiberras, David Huebner
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Geetanjali Misra - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Geetanjali Misra delivers a keynote presentation at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: David Huebner, Geetanjali Misra
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Human Rights film evening (Wellington)
    Discussions on two films: Courage Unfolds - Living the Principles and Assume Nothing
    Features: Grace Poore, Jack Byrne, Kirsty MacDonald, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Prue Hyman, Rebecca Swan
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Michael Stevens (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Michael Stevens
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Senthorun Raj (1) (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Senthorun Raj
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Senthorun Raj (2) (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Senthorun Raj
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 4, Disability (Ilott Theatre)
    Audio from the Disability session at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Huhana Hickey, Ivan Yeo, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Philip Patston, Shae Ronald
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 5, Models of Activism (Ilott Theatre)
    Audio from the Models of Activism session at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Beatriz Torre, Eric Manalastas, Jack Byrne, Kelly Ellis, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Susan Hawthorne
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 6, Accountability Mechanisms (Ilott Theatre)
    Audio from the Accountability Mechanisms session at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Charles Chauvel, Sam McLean
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Shabeena Francis Saveri (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Shabeena Francis Saveri
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Sumithra Chand (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Sumithra Chand
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Vaitoa Toelupe - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Vaitoa Toelupe delivers a keynote presentation at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: David Huebner, Vaitoa Toelupe
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Delegates call for human rights support
    Participants at the Out Games Human Rights Conference have just called on United Nations member states to endorse this Monday's UN Joint Statement on ending violence and human rights violations against their glbt citizens...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Finalists announced in record-breaking year
    Judges have whittled this year’s record-breaking 520 nominations for the annual Lambda Literary Awards down to 114 finalists...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Improvements slow and patchy in Asia/Pacific
    11...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • IP's impact on HIV drug development questioned
    Charles Chauvel UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law member Charles Chauvel has expressed concern about the impact Intellectual Property rights are having on the development of new HIV treatments...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police DLOs "chipping away" at making change
    Sgt...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Tomboi
    The L Word, Tomboi style Tomboi are a tonic...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Final Toybox
    A journey can be either the act of traveling from one place to another or it can be an often long process of personal growth...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transgender singer wows TV judges
    A singer who chose a national TV talent show as her forum for coming out has received rapturous applause from the judges and audience alike...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Mar 2010

  • Gay dating robber gets five years' jail
    A 44-year-old man in south-east England who stole from men he met on gay dating websites has been jailed for five years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New K' Rd women's party night launches with Aroha
    Auckland's newest party night run by women for women is launching this Friday night as part of the Aroha Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexually harassed gay man gets $15k payout
    A restaurant manager who lasted only three weeks in a job where he was continually harassed with anti-gay comments by his boss has been awarded almost $15,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Watch Anika Moa's new video 'Running Through The Fire'
    Anika Moa Talented Kiwi songstress Anika Moa is back with the first single from her forthcoming album Love in Motion, due out on 5 April...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 17 Mar 2009

  • California: Dramatic rise in gay hate crimes
    A three-fold spike in reported hate crimes against LGBT people in a San Francisco county is being blamed on the fallout from the gay marriage debate in California...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Curious youth can now text their questions
    Young people across the country who are puzzled about their sexuality or gender can now send in their questions via text message and receive a personalised response within 48 hours...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi bear hunt for Aussie pageant
    It's that time of year again - K' Road men's bar Urge is seeking a new bear to represent New Zealand at Australia's teddy pageant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New look and ideas for Rotorua's gay bar
    Rotorua's 'rainbow bar' Shampers is relaunching this weekend in a bid to cement its place as the hub of LGBT nightlife in the Bay of Plenty...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Uni's back, and so is UniQ
    As students are now begining or returning to their studies, LGBT student groups around New Zealand are gearing up for another busy year of activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Mar 2008

  • Christchurch will lose Heaven's Above bar
    Christchurch LGBT bar Heaven's Above will close this month, mostly due to lack of support for the venue, says the bar manager...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dutch officials permit gay sex in public park
    Councillors in the Netherlands have agreed to allow gay sex in the public area of an Amsterdam park...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV diagnoses stable among NZ gay men
    A reduced level of New Zealand gay and bisexual HIV diagnoses reported in 2006 has been maintained for 2007, figures released today by the AIDS Epidemiology Group indicate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Loophole lesbians plan 1st Greek civil union
    A lesbian couple in Greece will endeavour to be the country's first same-sex couple to marry in a civil ceremony this week, exploiting a loophole in the law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waterfront Wigs raised OUTline thousands
    A lower-key Wigs on the Waterfront at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour still raised a healthy amount of cash for LGBT telephone support service OUTline yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 17 Mar 2007

  • 600 Civil Unions planned in Mexico
    A prominent journalist in Mexico City was legally joined with his male partner in one of the first same-sex civil unions in the city on Thursday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT bowling night for South Auckland
    No prior bowling experience is required to be part of a new night for the queer community based in South Auckland, says co-organiser Richard Clowes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gay
    Openly-gay reality TV star Richard Hatch, who won $1 million on ‘Survivor', says being in prison for failing to pay taxes on the prize and other income is no day at the beach...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 17 Mar 2006

  • Girls nights out: Arrested by the Flirt Police!
    On the third Saturday of every month in Auckland, the girls come out to play – and a special kind of police are on hand to help out with the action...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 17 Mar 2005

  • Arrest in Auckland Pride Centre fraud case
    Alleged Auckland Pride Centre fraudster Martin van der Reit faces up to seven years imprisonment if found guilty of charges laid against him last week, relating to nearly $40,000 worth of missing funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charges laid in Ak Pride Cntr fraud case
    Alleged Auckland Pride Centre fraudster Martin van der Reit faces up to seven years imprisonment if found guilty of charges laid against him last week, relating to nearly $40,000 worth of missing funds...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Peters slams equal rights for gays
    We have lost our way as a nation by giving equal rights to gay people, NZ First leader Winston Peters told a cheering crowd of pensioners in Napier on Tuesday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 17 Mar 2004

  • Major fraud alleged at Ak Pride Centre
    1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Second gay organisation alleges fraud
    8PM: Another gay organisation has alleged that the person at the centre of Auckland's Pride Centre fraud investigations has left it also out of pocket...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 17 Mar 1997

  • The Waipareira Rainbow branch is established (Auckland, New Zealand)
    It is established within Labour MP Chris Carter's Auckland electorate. The establishment of the branch marks the birth of Rainbow Labour. A Christchurch branch is formed by Tim Barnett on 3 October 1997. This led to the formation of a Rainbow Sector Council within the Labour Party, which gave the branches a nationwide focus and co-ordinating body

Tue 17 Mar 1987

  • Television news report: Americans who have had blood transfusions in the last 8-years are being encouraged to get tested for AIDS (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F58302.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 17 Mar 1928

  • Morals campaigner Patricia Bartlett is born (Napier, New Zealand)
    Bartlett would later form the Society for Promotion of Community Standards.
    Links: Wikipedia

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