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Fri 29 Mar 2019

  • Brunei to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning
    International condemnation of country's plans to implement laws including stoning to death for gay sex...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 29 Mar 2018

  • Tongan documentary about transgender minority to premiere in London
    A Tongan feature documentary about a transgender minority group fighting for equality will premiere at the Festival of Commonwealth Film at the Britsh Museum in London next month...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 29 Mar 2017

  • Māori whānau get new advice for supporting LGBTQI kids
    Māori whānau raising gay or gender diverse children have a new resource to help them talk to young people who come out...
    Links: RNZ
  • “Whatever, Just Please Wash Your Hands.”
    Links: Express
  • Filitonga Found Guilty For Infecting Partner With HIV
    Links: Express
  • Grindr Used To Meet Minors
    Links: Express
  • ISIS Responsible For Stoning Gay Youth To Death
    Links: Express
  • Netflix Features Non-Binary Characters In New Show
    Links: Express

Tue 29 Mar 2016

  • “If They Shoot Me, They Shoot Me”: Elton John to Visit...
    Links: Express
  • Easter Eye Candy at Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Gay Actor’s Candid Response to Internet Fat Shaming
    Links: Express
  • High Notes In The High Seas: The Night With Lisa Crouch
    Links: Express
  • Two Naked Gay Guys on Your Computer Screen
    Links: Express
  • Staff changes for RainbowYOUTH.
    RainbowYOUTH has said goodbye to one of its longstanding staff members while at the same time welcoming a volunteer into a paid position...

Sun 29 Mar 2015

  • Emmy - Beyond Rainbows (Te Puea Marae, Auckland)
    Emmy talks about protesting at the Auckland Pride parade to highlight issues around mass incarceration, and talks about power dynamics within queer communities.
    Features: Emmy Rakete
  • Out in the carPark (Wellington)
    Participants, stall-holders and the public talk about attending the Love Parade and Out in the carPark in Wellington (2015)
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Alan Kwok, Amanduh la Whore, Angela Wells, Bev Berryman, Celia Wade-Brown, Chris Rogers, Clynton Payne, Conrad Johnston, Damian Strogen, Des Smith, Elizabeth Marshall, Ellen Faed, Emma Anderson, Georgina Beyer, Jan Logie, Jessie Scherf, John Jolliff, Karen Harris, Kay Jones, LaQuisha Redfern, Lee Eklund, Lesley Bola, Lilly Loud Mouth, Maggie Shippam, Marcella de Tella, Neill Ballantyne, Paul Boland, Paul Rigby, Ron Irvine, Shelley Te Waiariki Howard, Stephanie Garvey, Sydney Lehman, Tohia Love, unidentified voice
  • Foodie Bites: A Hot Little Mexican
    Links: Express
  • Game of Thrones’ Hot New Actor
    Links: Express
  • It’s Manuka Honey – Honey!
    Links: Express
  • Wellington hosts Out in the (car)Park
    Update: Organisers say Out in the car(Park) has been a wonderful day, where a rainbow even came out to play...

Sat 29 Mar 2014

  • Gay UK couples readying to tie the knot
    The first ever legal same-sex weddings are about to take place in the UK...

Fri 29 Mar 2013

  • Former MP Warren Freer dies (New Zealand)
  • Supreme Court ponders "skim milk marriage" law
    The US Supreme Court has held two days of hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents couples who have married in states where same-sex marriage is legal from enjoying the same federal rights and benefits as straight couples...

Thu 29 Mar 2012

  • UK: Hatemongers mobilise against same-sex marriage
    The UK Christian Right has started to mobilise against preliminary investigation of the case for same-sex marriage proper...

Tue 29 Mar 2011

  • Q-topia getting back to business once more
    Christchurch queer youth group Q-topia will be back up and running this week after losing access to two venues in the two quakes which hammered the city...

Mon 29 Mar 2010

  • War and Peace: The Lavender Edition?
    Oddly enough, there was negligible concern here when the Bolger administration ended military service discrimination in 1993...

Sun 29 Mar 2009

  • Romance at Coro St's 'Mr. Gay Weatherfield'
    Coronation Street's camp gay barman Sean Tully is staying in the show until at least mid-2010, as actor Antony Cotton has signed on to stick with the long-running soap and take part in heart-wrenching new storylines...

Sat 29 Mar 2008

  • Website for Takataapui Bros goes live

Thu 29 Mar 2007

  • HIV Futures: Tracking the experience of living with HIV
    What does it mean to be HIV positive? How does it affect the hundreds of gay men in our New Zealand community who have the disruptive and still incurable disease? Dr Jeffrey Grierson, a social scientist and researcher based at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, is one of the project leaders on HIV Futures New Zealand 2, launched last month to gauge the experiences and needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in New Zealand...

Wed 29 Mar 2006

  • U. Future ally scared off by "evangelism"
    Outdoor Recreation NZ has formally split with the anti-gay and religious conservative political party United Future, calling it a "divorce on religious grounds"...

Tue 29 Mar 2005

  • Television panel discussion: what is hate speech? (New Zealand)
    Hosted by Willie Jackson, with panelists Anjum Rahman, Emily White, Chris Wikaira and Judith Collins. Eye to Eye, ref F85113.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • The Peron Allegations: Part Three: Ghosts From The Past Return
    Any solid investigation resembles a crucible, where inaccuracies must be burned away until we're left with only the truth...

Mon 29 Mar 2004

  • Rapid HIV saliva test okayed in USA
    The USA has approved a rapid saliva test for HIV which provides results within 20 minutes with 99 percent accuracy...

Tue 29 Mar 1977

  • Television news report: the Homosexual Law Reform Society says discrimination against homosexuals should be illegal (New Zealand)
    The Society was appearing before the Select Committee on Human Rights. Ref TZP28786.
    Links: TVNZ

Sun 29 Mar 1970

  • Television news report: University Students Association Council recommends sex education in schools (New Zealand)
    NZBC news, ref TZP85992.
    Links: TVNZ

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