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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

Thu 26 Mar 2020

  • “Masturbation and your personal sex toys are your partners of choice...
    Links: Express
    Links: Express
    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, Wellington)
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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...

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
  • 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...

Wed 26 Mar 2014

  • 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...

Tue 26 Mar 2013

  • Wellington ready to meet prayers with rainbows
    Just like last year's marriage equality march, rainbow colours are encouraged...

Mon 26 Mar 2012

  • 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...

Sat 26 Mar 2011

  • 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...

Fri 26 Mar 2010

  • 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...

Thu 26 Mar 2009

  • 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...

Wed 26 Mar 2008

  • 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...

Mon 26 Mar 2007

  • 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...

Sun 26 Mar 2006

  • 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)...

Sat 26 Mar 2005

  • 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...

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.

Wed 26 Mar 1986

  • Television news report: Parliament debates the age of consent provisions in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)
    Newsline, ref F57853.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 26 Mar 1933

  • Broadcaster Henare te Ua is born (New Zealand)

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