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On This Day: 26th March

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Sun 26 Mar 2023

  • Rally for Trans acceptance and reproductive rights (Civic Square / Te Ngākau)
    Audio from the rally for Trans acceptance and reproductive rights, held in Wellington on Sunday 26 March 2023
    Features: Adaire Hannah, Alice Simpson, Benjamin Aulakh, Bill Logan, Elle Brocherie, Hannah Blake, Kerryn Pollock, Leliel Trethowen, Mx. Well, Pippa Sanderson, Richa Sharma, Tiaki Sharp, Tristan-Cordelia
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Auckland Pride on anti-trans activist's quick exit from NZ after Auckland counter-demonstration
    A failed attempt to stop anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull from entering New Zealand didn't guarantee her a long stay...
    Links: RNZ
  • In photos: Transgender rights demonstrations bring hundreds to central Christchurch and Wellington
    Hundreds of people have been demonstrating, chanting and dancing in Christchurch and Wellington today in support of transgender rights...
    Links: RNZ
  • Letters: Posie Parker, raising the pension age and illegal motorbikes
    OPINION: young offenders, freedom of speech and the trans community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Posie Parker supporter unimpressed with counter-protest
    A UK anti-trans activist who stirred up controversy went home early this weekend after she faced overwhelming opposition in Auckland...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rally in Wellington, Christchurch for transgender rights
    Hundreds demonstrate in Christchurch today in support of transgender rights...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trans activists pleased with turnout at support rally
    Trans activists are chalking up Wellington's fight-back against Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, as the largest trans-rights rally in Aotearoa's history...
    Links: RNZ
  • Wellington councillor on large trans rights rally
    A UK anti-trans activist who stirred up controversy went home early after she faced overwhelming opposition in Auckland...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 26 Mar 2021

  • Archives New Zealand - Homosexual Law Reform (Wellington)
    Lenette Breytenbach, a digitisation assistant at Archives New Zealand, talks about what the archive holds relating to homosexual law reform
    Features: Lenette Breytenbach
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The non-binary kid who changed the way their school thought about gender
    Logan Rielly is 18, gay, and non-binary...
    Links: Stuff
  • Netsafe Launches Campaign for Rainbow Internet Users
    Links: Express

Thu 26 Mar 2020

  • “Masturbation and your personal sex toys are your partners of choice...
    Links: Express
  • ANTI-LGBTQ BELIEFS CATALYST FOR MILEY CYRUS TO LEAVE CHURCH AS A...
    Links: Express
  • ARE SAME-SEX COUPLES HAPPIER THAN HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES?
    Links: Express
  • Modern Dating Done Right
    Links: Express

Tue 26 Mar 2019

  • Shortland Street looking for new infant to play intersex baby
    They're looking for a 'grown up' looking baby with a pixie face and delicate features...
    Links: Stuff
  • Director Denies Speculation That Gay Sex Scene In Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’...
    Links: Express

Mon 26 Mar 2018

  • Launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition (2018) (National Library of New Zealand)
    Audio from the launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition, held at the National Library of New Zealand on Monday 26 March 2018
    Features: Andy Lowe, Bill Macnaught, Hugh Karena, Jacinda Ardern, Jools Topp, Lynda Topp, Topp Twins
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Topp Twins: an exhibition for New Zealand is launched at the National Library (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The exhibition runs from the 27 March 2018 - 22 September 2018.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Aussie maths teacher outed as gay porn star by his UK students
    A maths teacher has recently been found to moonlight as a gay porn star by his students, who decided to google him in their lunchbreak...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trump Bans Trans in The Military
    Links: Express

Sat 26 Mar 2016

  • Body Positive to be Gifted $5000 if Wellington Re-Opens
    Links: Express
  • Free massages offered for veterans of HLR
    Next weekend massage and bodywork treatments will be offered free of charge to give thanks to veterans and survivors of the Homosexual Law Reform Campaign...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Little Child of Miracle
    Little Child of Miracle is the kind of fairy tale you wouldn’t tell your children before they are put down for sleep...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Low numbers behind Mr Gay WLG postponement
    Very low numbers are the reason behind the postponement of Mr Gay Wellington, with few men keen to enter the competition this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Two US states push anti-LGBTI laws
    Two states in the US are receiving backlash from big name Hollywood stars as they pass laws that allow discrimination against LGBTI people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Mar 2015

  • ‘Petty and Vindictive’: The Queer Group Protesting Auckland’s GLBT Community
    Links: Express
  • Australian Marriage Equality Bill Delayed
    Links: Express
  • California Attorney General Moves To Block ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: The new Sandwich Queen
    Links: Express
  • Frankie Grande
    Links: Express
  • HBO Cancels Looking
    Links: Express
  • Auckand Mayor defends advisory panels
    A month before a bid for a Rainbow Panel is to go before Auckland Council, the Mayor is expressing support for the advisory panel system...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Aus Catholic leader's stance prompts hope
    Peter Westmore There’s hope the blessing a conservative Australian Catholic leader has given the New Zealand same-sex marriage of his daughter will help the fight for marriage equality in Australia...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay Egyptian man granted refugee status
    A gay Egyptian man who was bullied and ostracised in his home nation due to his “appearance” and “demeanour” has been declared a refugee by the New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HBO cancelling gay series Looking
    Gay series Looking is to end with a final special episode, after just two seasons...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mum reads gay son's Grindr messages
    Would you let your MUM read your Grindr messages?! This guy did, and the result is hilarious...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Snapshots of life post HLR
    Wellington artist Mark Beehre’s upcoming exhibition uses photographs and oral histories to tell the stories of queer men born since Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • That Old Raddled Cross?
    Six months after the most recent New Zealand general election, and the New Zealand Christian Right is looking somewhat frayed and shopworn...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Warning over Auckland Grindr robberies
    Auckland police are advising Grindr users to be careful when arranging to meet strangers, after two robberies of men who have met their assailants via the gay hook-up app – one where a man was threatened with a machete...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Mar 2014

  • A closer look at Pride's winning float
    Fresh TV was at the Auckland Pride Parade and took a close look at the Pasefika Lgbtiq Youth Float, which was the judges' fave! Fresh TV - 26th March 2014...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbti gamblers could shy away from Sallies
    Protestors clash with Salvation Army members during the HLR debate of 1985...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Response to gay first kiss vid "amazing"
    Trak Gray (right) appears in the video too The creator of Love Your Condom’s ‘gay first kiss’ video says the rocketing number of hits and worldwide attention it’s received are amazing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The story behind 'Gay First Kiss'
    Love Your Condom’s gorgeous gay version of the stranger kiss video has garnered ‘awwws’ all over the world and nabbed more than 65,000 hits in just three days...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The story behind 'Gay First Kiss'
    Love Your Condom’s gorgeous gay version of the stranger kiss video has garnered ‘awwws’ all over the world and nabbed more than 65,000 hits in just three days...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 26 Mar 2013

  • "Shock" marriage poll claim scorned
    "This poll shows that even after the opposition have thrown the kitchen sink at marriage equality, the majority of kiwis still support the Bill and want to see it passed” - Conrad Reyners A headline screaming a “gay marriage shock” has occurred isn’t washing with the Campaign for Marriage Equality, or GLBTI New Zealanders who have spoken out today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bob's Sydney Outing
    Family First anti-gay activist Bob McCoskrie is heading across the Tasman to Sydney in May 2013, obviously not for Mardi Gras! No, McCoskrie is a participant in an international Christian Right networking event called the "World Congress of Families"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Newspaper claims "gay marriage shock"
    Opponents are jumping onto a single poll which shows support for marriage equality has fallen since June, but that there is still a majority in favour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF hopeful HIV figures are “a bounce”
    Shaun Robinson The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says it’s disappointing the massive decrease in HIV diagnoses for gay and bisexual men in 2011 wasn’t sustained, but it believes the signs are still encouraging...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington ready to meet prayers with rainbows
    Just like last year's marriage equality march, rainbow colours are encouraged...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Mar 2012

  • Mr Gay NZ 2012 Andreas Derleth
    Andreas Derleth will next month represent his adopted home of New Zealand at the Mr Gay World competition in South Africa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay NZ 2012 readies to take on world
    With just over a week till he flies out, Mr Gay NZ 2012 Andreas Derleth is busy getting ready to represent his adopted country at Mr Gay World in South Africa...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Mar 2011

  • Elizabeth Taylor farewelled in peace in LA
    Picture: LA Times The widely-despised anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church was absent from the prompt private ceremony farewelling AIDS champion and silver screen legend Dame Elizabeth Taylor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hate homophobia? Damn straight!
    A passionate Joseph Habgood on TVNZ 7's Back Benches Straight anti-homophobia campaigner Joseph Habgood caught our attention in a stirring appearance on TVNZ 7's Back Benches...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbians gather for fun day of story swapping
    Panelists Priscilla Penniket, Rosemary Ronald, Frankie Hill, Miriam Saphira and Katija Vlatkovich and Chair Carole Beu (second from right) 12...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Louisa Wall tipped to nab available seat
    Louisa Wall is being tipped to fill the place in Parliament vacated by Darren Hughes, who resigned yesterday amid a police investigation into an alleged sexual incident with an 18-year-old man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sexuality revelations in Elizabeth Taylor bio
    Elizabeth Taylor's mother was a some-time lesbian and Richard Burton was bisexual, according to a book about to be published following the Hollywood star's death this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 26 Mar 2010

  • Allegations surround Kiwi's loss to Aussie
    Amidst threats and counter-threats of legal action, allegations that judging results in the Mr Australasia Bear contest were manipulated to deny the New Zealand contestant first place are being played down by the contest organisers and backers of the New Zealand contestant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Allegations surround Kiwi's loss to Aussie
    Amidst threats and counter-threats of legal action, allegations that judging results in the Mr Australasia Bear contest were manipulated to deny the New Zealand contestant first place are being played down by the contest organisers and backers of the New Zealand contestant...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kiwi director nails Feminist Porn Awards nods
    Two films by New Zealand's first female porn producer have been selected for the Toronto Feminist Porn Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 26 Mar 2009

  • AKL: Black Tie Drag Bingo postponed
    A glamorous bingo night featuring outrageous Auckland drag queens at the beautiful Hopetoun Alpha building has had to be postponed to avoid a noisy concert located directly outside the venue on the original date...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mixed reviews for Priscilla in London
    Priscilla Queen of the Desert is "tired old showbiz camp" and "sort of stinks", according to some critics in London, where the stage show premiered this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New LAGANZ book recalls gay law reform
    The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand are launching a new collection of essays on Homosexual Law Reform in the 1980's...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queenstown's 12Bar goes gay
    "Queenstown now has its first gay bar," announces 12Bar manager Stephen Tarawa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wigs on the Waterfront raised well over $6K
    Sunday's Wigs on the Waterfront day of downtown Auckland drag shows raised well over $6,000 for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation - the most money raised in the annual event's nine-year history...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Mar 2008

  • 'Gays plotted to kill' Jerry Falwell in 1983
    In 1983, just days before travelled to Cincinnati to make the now-famous speech in which he called AIDS "a gay plague," the vocally-homophobic Reverend Jerry Falwell was the subject of death threats that resulted in an FBI probe of the city's gay community, reports CNSnews...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gender diverse art for Lower Hutt gallery
    An art exhibition opening in Lower Hutt next month will reveal the extraordinary and ordinary worlds of individuals who define themselves as "gender uncertain" or "gender fluid"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Helen Clark's speech at the Big Gay Out 2008
    "Enjoy the acts, enjoy being together, celebrate, be proud… have a great Big Gay Out!" Our Prime Minister speaks at Auckland's biggest outdoor LGBT event each year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 26 Mar 2007

  • $500 for Pet Shop Boys meet and greet?
    A TradeMe member from Central Wellington has bid $500 to meet UK electropop stars the Pet Shop Boys later this week – and the auction is still open...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • UK: Gay couples
    Dozens of gay British men have paid about £33,000 (NZ$90,955) to create a baby of their chosen sex on an IVF programme for two-father families...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 26 Mar 2006

  • Only 'Phobe in the Village Syndrome?
    Why is the last 'phobe left standing ensconced in the depths of "Little Zealand", namely, rustic Wanganui? Garnet Milne is a Reformed Fellowship minister who presides over a rented Lutheran Church on Sundays, and is free to work on his Reformation Testimony website for the rest of the week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tor and Barb
    Tor Devereux and Barb Long (both 38) have been together seven years, and live in Dunedin with their two sons Russell (aged 4) and Tobias (aged 2)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 26 Mar 2005

  • "She'll be right bitch" doesn't cut it
    A prominent researcher on gay issues has delivered a sharp wake-up call to a gay community mired in complacency over the prejudice it faces in modern society...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Victim had "gay" walk says lesbian stalker
    A 38-year-old Levin woman convicted of stalking another woman over a period of three years claimed in court she knew her victim fancied her because she had a "gay" walk...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 26 Mar 1997

  • The Awhina Centre at 35 Mein Street, Newtown is badly damaged by a suspected arson (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Centre moves to 45 Tory Street.

Sat 26 Mar 1988

Wed 26 Mar 1986

Sun 26 Mar 1972

  • Second meeting of Gay Liberation Front Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Around 70 people attend.

Sun 26 Mar 1933

  • Broadcaster Henare te Ua is born (New Zealand)

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