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On This Day: 19th March

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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
  • 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

  • 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...

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
  • 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
  • Ponsonby Rd coming to Rotorua tonight
    Tamati Coffey and partner Tim Smith are opening their new lounge bar Ponsonby Rd in Rotorua tonight...

Wed 19 Mar 2014

  • 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...

Tue 19 Mar 2013

  • 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...

Mon 19 Mar 2012

  • United we wed, divided we don't?
    Uniting the gay and lesbian community to advance marriage equality Tony and Nic Marriage equality is coming...

Sat 19 Mar 2011

  • AsiaPacific Outgames closing (Civic Square, Wellington)
    Audio from the closing of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames
    Features: David Hindley, Hamish Allardice, Karen Moses, Kevin Haunui, Peter Sagar, Virginia Parker-Bowles
  • Gertrude Glossip
    Features: Gertrude Glossip
  • Thanks flow as Outgames officially closed
    3PM: Medals, music and speeches are closing out the AsiaPacific Outgames in Wellington...

Fri 19 Mar 2010

  • 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...

Thu 19 Mar 2009

  • 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...

Wed 19 Mar 2008

  • 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...

Mon 19 Mar 2007

  • 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...

Sun 19 Mar 2006

  • 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...

Sat 19 Mar 2005

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

Fri 19 Mar 2004

  • 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...

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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