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Fri 19 Mar 2021

  • Jill Nalder: the woman who inspired AIDS drama It's a Sin
    Jill Nalder is a Welsh actress and activist...
    Links: RNZ
  • A Wildcat Designed To Make You Purr!
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Woman Says She Was Bullied Out of Her Job After...
    Links: Express
  • Ready To Misbehave? Express Finds Out What MISBEHAVIOUR Is All About!
    Links: Express

Thu 19 Mar 2020

  • Cole Hampton (Wellington)
    Cole Hampton talks about growing up, creating Pamela Hancock, Pride, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand
    Features: Cole Hampton
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Abortion legalised in New Zealand after Parliament passes bill: 'I should feel elated but I just feel flat'
    COMMENT: Do you remember the passing of the gay marriage bill into law? I do...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Coronavirus: Scientists in China report disappointing treatment results
    Scientists in China are reporting disappointing results from the first study completed on a potential COVID-19 treatment...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The joy of sex(uality) education
    How can parents best navigate and negotiate the sexuality journey with young people? University of Canterbury Health lecturer Tracy Clelland has conducted the first local research on New Zealand parents' attitudes towards sexuality education...
    Links: RNZ
  • African LGBTIQ Rights Conference Banned by Ghana Government
    Links: Express
  • Second Person Cured of HIV
    Links: Express

Tue 19 Mar 2019

  • Medical Advancements Could See PrEP as a Long-Lasting Injection Replacing a...
    Links: Express
  • New Study Gives Detailed Insights Into LGBT Community in the United...
    Links: Express

Mon 19 Mar 2018

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 19 March 2018
    Vanuatu's deputy prime minister is given a two year suspended sentence; fear and grief in PNG villages coping with the earthquake aftermath; a PNG Governor takes on corrupt officials and loggers; and, Samoan opposition to a transgender athlete at the Commonwealth Games...
    Links: RNZ
  • Ministry backs away from ID-harvesting in youth survey
    The Ministry of Social Development is backing away from a proposal to collect young people's names and other details as part of a national health survey...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sport: Opposition to transgender athlete at Commonwealth Games
    Samoa Weightlifting Federation opposed to transgender athlete at Commonwealth Games...
    Links: RNZ

Sun 19 Mar 2017

  • First ever Pride Week at Chch school a success
    An openly gay student at Shirley Boys High School has successfully organised the very first Pride week at the school and delivered a courageous speech during a full school assembly...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Space For The Spectrum
    As a young Christian Wez van der Linde found himself struggling with his feelings for the same-sex and coming out was both the most difficult and rewarding thing he has ever done...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Mar 2015

  • Lynley - Butch on Butch (Wellington)
    Lynley talks about growing up in the 1960s, cricket, ballroom dancing, marriage and coming out.
    Features: unidentified voice(s)
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • 69 Percent of Americans Want to Make GLBT Discrimination Illegal
    Links: Express
  • Dolce and Gabbana Magazine Director Resigns
    Links: Express
  • Marriage Equality Bill to be Debated in Australian Senate Next Week
    Links: Express
  • Alan Cumming heading to Writers Fest
    Actor Alan Cumming will visit New Zealand for the Auckland Writers Festival in May...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus Senate backs free vote on marriage
    Australia’s Senate has supported a motion calling on all parties to allow a free vote on same-sex marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • O Canada: Paradox Versus Progress?
    Why is Canada so paradoxical? Carter v Canada recently introduced access to assisted suicide across Canada, but the nation also shot down a trans-inclusive anti-discrimination bill, C-279, and passed a retrograde anti-sexworker bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ponsonby Rd coming to Rotorua tonight
    Tamati Coffey and partner Tim Smith are opening their new lounge bar Ponsonby Rd in Rotorua tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Mar 2014

  • Diverse line-up for Akl Writers Festival
    Alice Walker The author of modern American classic The Color Purple will headline a diverse Auckland Writers Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ex-NZAF counsellor admits indecent assault
    Silipa Take Former New Zealand AIDS Foundation counsellor Silipa Take has pleaded guilty to indecent assault...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MTV's new fake lesbian show
    Have you heard about MTV’s controversial new show Faking It? It’s about two teenage girls who are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nasty Westboro sets sights on NZ's Lorde
    Amused: Lorde As its founder lies dying in hospital, the revolting Westboro Baptist Church has called for members to picket an upcoming Kansas City concert by New Zealand pop star Lorde...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Lady Poets presents Queer Poets
    Lady Poets presents Queer Poets At the Dark Room, 18 March, 2014 For Christchurch Pride Week Lizzie warms up the audience If there's one thing guaranteed to conjure up dread in a gay man it's the prospect of a night of lesbian poetry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Work needed on gender identity equality
    A Christchurch Pride Rainbow Politics event has heard New Zealand still has a long way to go to address inequalities around gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Mar 2013

  • Fake Tahitian prince jailed for 14 years
    A gay New Zealand man who conned Queensland Health out of more than $20 million has been jailed for 14 years...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Logie, Wall and Henare off to IPU in Ecuador
    Jan Logie, Louisa Wall and Tau Henare Lesbian MPs Louisa Wall and Jan Logie are off to Ecuador with National MP Tau Henare, to represent New Zealand at the 128th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, where they will continue to push for global homosexual law reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Writing: Stop by Anon
    Stop You broke my heart But not completely The shattered pieces lay scattered on the ground I can hear the phone, see the message I dream of you coming back to me Every night I lay awake thinking of your face Imagining what I would do if I saw you Then dreams filled with you occupy the spaces between thought The pain of broken love still has hope...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • San Fran audience shocked by musician's rant
    Michelle definitely shocked An American folk musician named Michelle Shocked has literally shocked the audience at a San Francisco concert, where she said "God hates fags and you can tweet that I said so...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Mar 2012

  • Newspapers attack "irresponsible" AIDS Foundation
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is defending itself from attacks by two of the country's biggest newspapers which are casting doubt on one of the cornerstones of the Foundation's HIV prevention campaigns...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • United we wed, divided we don't?
    Uniting the gay and lesbian community to advance marriage equality Tony and Nic Marriage equality is coming...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Mar 2011

  • AsiaPacific Outgames closing (Civic Square/Te Ngākau)
    Audio from the closing of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: David Hindley, Hamish Allardice, Karen Moses, Kevin Haunui, Peter Sagar, Virginia Parker-Bowles
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Gertrude Glossip (Civic Square/Te Ngākau)
    Features: Gertrude Glossip
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • An emotional end to a far-reaching conference
    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Crystal Cathedral’s covenant shatters choir members
    The founder of America’s Crystal Cathedral has distanced himself from a covenant that some have labelled anti-gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbt conference closes:" We are winning"
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Packed party nights as Games nears end
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Teen's killer released after 11 years jail
    One of the men who beat a teenager to death so brutally that boot marks were found on his skull, because he decided the young man was gay, has been released from prison after 11 years behind bars...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thanks flow as Outgames officially closed
    3PM: Medals, music and speeches are closing out the AsiaPacific Outgames in Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Mar 2010

  • A Single Man premiere will raise cash for OUTLine
    The first screening in New Zealand of the BAFTA winning gay-themed movie A Single Man will be a fundraiser for Kiwi LGBT phone support service OUTLine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Free family day brings Aroha to Beresford Square
    Auckland's iconic Beresford Square will be transformed for a free family fun carnival tomorrow (Saturday) featuring a wide range of personalities, musicians, drag divas and dance crews...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay protestors arrested at White House
    Two openly gay US Army officers have been arrested after chaining themselves to the fence of the White House in a protest over the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Downstage's Pick of the Fringe
    Pick of the Fringe at Downstage, Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen will return to NZ for Hobbit films
    Openly gay veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he's set to return to New Zealand to film The Hobbit in July...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Mar 2009

  • AIDS activist actress dies after accident
    Hollywood actress Natasha Richardson has died following a skiing accident which left her brain-dead...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bon voyage Andy Boreham!
    Adventure-bound: Andy Boreham Goodbye and good luck! Gay broadcaster and Wellington Proud festival co-organiser Andy Boreham jets off today for a three-month adventure in Cambodia, where he'll volunteer with the local radio station, and Phnom Penh Pride...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Our coming out stories
    When did you first realize you had feelings for someone of the same gender? And how did your family react when you came out to them? Understanding yourself and letting the people close to you in on how you're feeling can be a scary time in many LGBT people's lives… our 'coming out' stories can involve a wide range of emotions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Student's banned rainbow wristband
    A 14-year-old Arizona student says he's been told by his principal to stop wearing his rainbow wristband to school...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wigs in place for Sunday's waterfront shows
    Weather forecasts suggest there's a chance of showers again stopping Sunday's Wigs on the Waterfront day of drag shows in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour - so it's fingers crossed as dozens of divas practice their moves for the fundraiser to help fight breast cancer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Mar 2008

  • Bro Online website "will connect takataapui"
    The NZ AIDS Foundation has announced Bro Online, a new social networking website specifically for gay and bisexual men of Maori descent, will launch on Friday 28 March...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • R.E.M. singer: "I thought it was obvious"
    Michael Stipe, the frontman of legendary US band R...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: "Gay" is most popular insult in schools
    A new survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in the UK has found that 83% of teachers have heard the word 'gay' regularly used as an insult between students at school...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Mar 2007

  • Africa: Ghana
    As the West African country of Ghana celebrates 50 years of independence, UK gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has called on President John Kufuor, visiting London this week, to speak to his country's gay community...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aggressive
    A staff member at Auckland's most popular LGBT nightclub ‘Family' has been dismissed, following complaints involving violence, attitude problems and ‘homophobic tendencies...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre:
    ‘10 Days on Earth' Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes At Auckland's Maidment Theatre AK07 Festival The landscape of the mind of Ronnie Burkett is filled with childish wonder or else he probably wouldn't be a puppeteer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Mar 2006

  • (Not) Taking Care of Business?
    Why is it that New Zealand fundamentalist Christians seem oblivious to concepts of professional and business ethics? And what does this have to do with us? Recently, Bruce Logan (ex-Maxim Institute) popped up in Challenge Weekly as a journalist...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Heroic fundraiser still supports Mission work
    Over the last nine years, the annual Heroic Gardens event has raised over $315,000 for Auckland AIDS hospice Herne Bay House, but with the closure of the Auckland City Mission-owned facility last year, questions were raised over where the proceeds from this year's event should go...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Mar 2005

  • Richard Worth - Utterly Worthless
    Richard Worth is unfit to be the National Party's Justice spokesperson...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Mar 2004

  • Lesbians' sports trip funding criticised
    A community grant scheme-funded trip to Chicago by a lesbian couple to attend a meeting of the Federation of Gay Games has abeen condemned of the National Party's social services spokeswoman, Katherine Rich...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Singapore (mud) sling: US fundie invasion
    Some New Zealand lesbians and gay men believe that New Zealand shouldn't have signed a free trade agreement with Singapore because of the city-state's anti-gay legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Mar 1999

  • Dancer Freda Stark dies
    Links: Te Ara

Tue 19 Mar 1985

  • Television news report: Primary school teachers worry about anti-sex education lobby taking over school committees (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13121.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 19 Mar 1982

Wed 19 Mar 1980

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