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Thu 18 Mar 2021

  • Ralph Fiennes slams 'disturbing' backlash to J.K. Rowling's transgender comments
    Ralph, who portrayed Voldemort in Harry Potter, described the backlash against J...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ralph Fiennes slams 'disturbing' backlash to J.K. Rowling's transgender comments
    Ralph, who portrayed Voldemort in Harry Potter, described the backlash against J...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gay Dating: Which Box Do You Fit Into?
    Links: Express

Wed 18 Mar 2020

  • A New Queer Bar in Westmere
    Links: Express
  • Invading the Drag House
    Links: Express
  • Wrestler Becomes Switzerland’s First Openly Gay Professional Athlete
    Links: Express

Mon 18 Mar 2019

  • The Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Rainbow flags are flown at Parliament (New Zealand)
    The flags are flown to mark the beginning of the ILGA World Conference 2019. They are flown at half-mast, along with New Zealand's national flag, in memory of those killed in the Christchurch mosque massacres.
    Links: Wikimedia (1), Wikimedia (2), MCH
  • The ILGA World Conference takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The conference marks the 40th anniversary of ILGA, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York. This is the first time the World Conference is held in Oceania.
    Links: IGLA conference
  • The Lesbian Community Radio Programme changes its name to the acronym QUILTED BANANAS (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The acronym stands for "Queer, Intersectional, Intersex, Lesbian, Takataapui, Trans, Enby (non-binary), Diverse ... Bisexual, Asexual, and Nanas (because a lot of us also identify as nanas). As a metaphor, the name QUILTED BANANAS is about celebrating all the slippery overlaps these communities can have, and how finding your identity within them can be as messy - but also as fun - as trying to quilt with bananas."
    Links: Facebook
  • Military Pride: RNZDF Squadron Leader Stu Pearce
    Friday's dreadful events in Christchurch, has led to the postponement of a number of events around the country over the weekend, as an act of respect, and to enable police to focus on priorities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Elton John To Release His First Autobiography Following ‘Rocket Man’ Film
    Links: Express
  • Taking Kiwi Spirit and Swimwear to America
    Links: Express

Sat 18 Mar 2017

  • Wellington Pride Parade 2017 (Wellington)
    Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade 2017. This was the first time in over two decades that a pride parade has marched through the city
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Amanduh la Whore, Deborah Stewart, Des Smith, Grant Robertson, Heta Timu, James Bennett, Jan Logie, John Jolliff, Jonathan Gee, Justin Lester, Kate Aschoff, Kevin Haunui, Louisa Wall, Mari North, Miss Cola, Rawa Karetai, Suzanne Tamaki
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 18 Mar 2016

  • Discriminatory Law Passed in Georgia
    Links: Express
  • Tamati Coffey’s Ponsonby Rd Turns One!
    Links: Express
  • Christchurch, it's your turn
    It’s that time of the year when we celebrate the LGBTI community and come together to remember our achievements, look to highlight the issues we still need to address, and try to cram as much into our social calendar as possible...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Donations to get LGBTI resource printed still needed
    InsideOUT are raising funds to have LGBTI supportive resources sent to all schools across the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Huge response to Māori Pasifika event tomorrow
    In the 'Gay'zeebo A Māori Pasifika Response to the Gay Narrative is taking place tomorrow and has recieved huge support from the community so far...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington GayTM vandalised
    Wellington LGBTI community members have reported that the GAYTM at the ANZ on Lambton Quay has been vandalised, with someone writing “FO Homo perverts!” on it...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Mar 2015

  • “This Rainbow Panel’s Time Has Come” – Advisory Board One Step...
    Links: Express
  • Comedy Festival Profile: Neil Thornton.
    Links: Express
  • David Walliams and Alan Cumming Headlining Auckland Writers Festival
    Links: Express
  • US Presbyterian Church Embraces GLBT Inclusive Definition Of Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Wallace Arts Trust Welcomes 500,000th Visitor
    Links: Express
  • Akl Rainbow Panel jumps first hurdle
    Cathy Casey says the Rainbow Panel's time has come A proposal for a Rainbow Panel for Auckland Council has passed its first significant hurdle, gaining the majority support of the Community Development and Safety Committee...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Cathy Casey backing Rainbow Panel plan
    Auckland Community Development and Safety Committee chair, Councillor Cathy Casey, is supportive of a proposed Rainbow Panel for Auckland Council, which will be discussed when the Committee meets this afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch Pride is on a roll
    What a wonderful start we have had to the Christchurch Pride festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Man sought over Basement burglary
    Auckland venue Basement has released an image and footage of a man sought over a burglary which happened early on Monday morning...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Perth: gay man killed in "vigilante attack"
    A trial over the killing of a gay man, who was allegedly punched, kicked and beaten with a pole in a Perth toilet block, has heard he was targeted in a “vigilante attack” to rid the area of gay men...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Presbyterians back marriage equality
    The US Presbyterian Church has voted to change the definition of marriage in the church’s constitution to include same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Mar 2014

  • Hague and Logie's rankings unchanged
    Greens' Rainbow pair Jan Logie and Kevin Hague Rainbow MPs Kevin Hague and Jan Logie look assured of safe returns to Parliament based on their respective rankings on the Green Party’s draft list...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 18 Mar 2013

  • Defending adoption reforms
    As Family First has presignalled that it might use one of its tame MPs to move an amendment to cut the adoption reform section out of the Marriage Equality Bill, this is a prompter article designed to motivate our communities to defend that section of the bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Defending adoption reforms
    As Family First has presignalled that it might use one of its tame MPs to move an amendment to cut the adoption reform section out of the Marriage Equality Bill, this is a prompter article designed to motivate our communities to defend that section of the bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Family First zeroes in on adoption changes
    Conservative lobby group Family First has set its sights on the changes the Marriage Act will make to adoption laws, calling on politicians to treat any changes to the Adoption Act as distinct and separate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Strong interest in free HIV tests at Otago Uni
    File photo Otago University's had a good uptake of free HIV tests on campus, which it offered as part of its student association’s Sexual Health Week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Mar 2012

  • Dragulator!
    - 18th March 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Falls Park readied for Heroes Out West
    Henderson’s Falls Park is being readied for this afternoon’s annual Auckland lesbian gathering, Heroes Out West...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Mar 2011

  • Closing comments - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Closing comments from the Human Rights Conference at the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Barry Taylor, Boris Dittrich, Chanel Hati, Eileen Brown, Kay Jones, Rosslyn Noonan, Ruth Busch, Satya Rai Nagpaul
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Conference closing - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Audio from the closing of the Human Rights Conference at the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Anne Speir, Barry Taylor, Michael Stevens
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Janette Kelly and Debora Lee (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Debora Lee, Janette Kelly
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Jeremy Naylor (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Jeremy Naylor
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Julie Douglas and co (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Julie Douglas, Liz Robinson, Rob Haultain
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Phylesha Brown-Acton - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Phylesha Brown-Acton delivers a keynote presentation at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Phylesha Brown-Acton
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 7, Gender, Sexuality and Rights (Ilott Theatre)
    Audio from the Gender, Sexuality and Rights session at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Boris Dittrich, Nicola Surtees, Senthorun Raj, Susan Hawthorne
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Session 8, Intersectionality (Ilott Theatre)
    Audio from the Intersectionality session at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Sumithra Chand
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Sunil Pant - AsiaPacific Outgames (Ilott Theatre)
    Sunil Pant delivers a keynote presentation at the Human Rights Conference of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: Maryan Street, Sunil Pant
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Vaitoa Toelupe (Wellington Town Hall)
    Features: Vaitoa Toelupe
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ethnic and sexual diversity at cultural night
    The Manu Dolls perform 1...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From a dark cell to fighting for equality
    Bhakti (Milan) Shah, Sunil Pant and Roshan Mahato Seeing a uniformed New Zealand police officer openly and proudly declare her sexuality has been a moment to remember for Bhakti Shah, who was thrown out of the Nepal's army and into a prison cell after declaring love for a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • From a dark cell to fighting for equality
    Bhakti (Milan) Shah, Sunil Pant and Roshan Mahato Seeing a uniformed New Zealand police officer openly and proudly declare her sexuality has been a moment to remember for Bhakti Shah, who was thrown out of the Nepal's army and into a prison cell after declaring love for a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay day in US court for military protest
    War vets, a Catholic priest and gay rights activists face a US federal court hearing on Friday (Saturday NZ time) after their protest opposing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Games exceed organisers' expectations
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Mar 2010

  • "Aussie Government should apologise to gays"
    One of the most respected figures in Australia's legal history says the Australian Government will one day apologise to its gay citizens for its history of oppression and legal inequalities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay blogger competes for spot on Stuff website
    A blonde, single, white, Lady Gaga-worshipping gay filmmaker from Wellington is battling to become Stuff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Eric French - Mr. Urge NZ Bear 2010
    Many manly men entered Urge bar's prized pageant during NZ Bear Week - but there could only be one winner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 18 Mar 2009

  • Auckland Zoo plans Rocky Horror night
    UPDATE 24 March 2009: This event has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Behaviour Summit "overlooked bullying"
    The Behaviour Summit held in Wellington this week needed to focus more on bullying and intolerance - instead its agenda was dominated by what to do with students with behaviour disorders, says an LGBT youth project representative at the meeting...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ellen's wife appears on her talkshow
    Popular TV talkshow star Ellen DeGeneres' latest guest on her show is her wife Portia de Rossi - and the couple joked about baby rumours...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA will now sign UN gay rights declaration
    The Obama administration will sign a United Nations declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality - which previous President George W...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Mar 2008

  • A new home for Wellington
    Awhina's admin assistant Don Barclay - busy on reception Wellingtonians got their first look at their newly-relocated Awhina Centre last week at a well-attended function with wine, nibbles and speeches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL: Shocking Pinks to play live at SoHomo
    Acclaimed Indie band Shocking Pinks have announced they will play a half-hour live set at this Thursday's SoHomo alternative Auckland gay club night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Competitive gay teams ran Round the Bays
    Teams from Auckland's Urge bear bar and AltTV's gay talkshow Sparkle on Sunday both succeeded in finishing Sunday's Round the Bays fun run around Auckland's Waitamata Harbour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA Charitable Trust money up for grabs
    Gay Auckland Business Association Trust Chair Geoffrey Marshall says applications for grants from the GABA Charitable Trust are now being sought for this year's funding round...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Syrian begs to stay in Scotland
    Gay Syrian teenager Jojo Jako Yakob has pleaded with officials in Scotland to reverse a deportation order and spare him the certain death he believes he will face if he returns to his country, reports the Scotland on Sunday newspaper...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nocturne for Iraq
    As the US Iraqi War quagmire continues, the misery of LGBT Iraqis is also compounded...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spain: Lesbian lover inherits palace
    The three children of the Spanish aristocrat known as the "Red Duchess" are grappling with the revelation that she had married her lesbian lover on her deathbed - and made out her will to her...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 18 Mar 2007

  • Television news report: two new HIV drugs are available in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Dr Richard Meech, Rachael Le Mesurier and Dr Nigel Dickson. TV3 news, ref F98423.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Dwindling trade closes Auckland
    Ponsonby Road's ‘most sophisticated gay bar' Witch has closed, after one last busy Friday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Star Trek fans make long-lost gay episode
    A new Star Trek fan production will show a gay liaison between Captain Kirk's nephew and his Starfleet Lieutenant boyfriend, in a storyline written for ‘The Next Generation', but never filmed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 18 Mar 2005

  • Gender anti-discrimination bill delayed
    The introduction to parliament of a bill that would make discrimination against transgender people illegal has been delayed...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF medico-legal trustee resigns
    The resignation of trustee Vaughan Lock from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Board has been accepted with regret, says acting chair Simon Robb...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Where the Human Rights Act is failing us
    Thought the Human Rights Act 1993 could protect you from all forms of abuse as a GLBT person? Think again...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 18 Mar 2004

  • MP Carter assists Centre through crisis
    Gay MP and cabinet minister Chris Carter has come to the aid of Auckland's embattled Pride Centre with a personal gift of $1,500 to cover the organisation's rent for a month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pacific homophobic coment sent to BSA
    Wellington gay business group GAP has referred to the Broadcasting Standards Authority a complaint about Radio Pacific allegations that a cocktail function organised for Sir Ian McKellen at Premier House was taxpayer funded...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 18 Mar 2003

  • Anti-gay churchgoers heading to court
    A Tongan Methodist church congregation which opposes the appointment of gays as ministers has gone to court seeking ownership of an Auckland church...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 18 Mar 1995

  • The tenth annual Gay and Lesbian Fair is held (Wellington, New Zealand)

Tue 18 Mar 1986

Mon 18 Mar 1985

  • The AIDS Support Network becomes a charitable trust (New Zealand)
    The name is changed to the AIDS Support Network Trust.
    Links: LAGANZ, GayNZ.net

Sun 18 Mar 1973

  • Television current affairs: a look at the life of a transsexual prior to undergoing surgery (New Zealand)
    This Day, ref TZP86610. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

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