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On This Day: 31st March

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Thu 31 Mar 2022

  • Meet The UK’s First Openly Out Transgender MP
    Links: Express

Wed 31 Mar 2021

  • Transgender Health Panel Discussion (Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health)
    Audio from the transgender health panel discussion, held on International Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March 2021
    Features: Ahi Wi-Hongi, Amanda Burgess, Bex Canner, Jemima Bullock, John Fenaughty
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • It's never too late for love, says Married at First Sight sexologist
    “People fall into the routines of not prioritising sexuality any more, but it’s such a huge difference when you do,” says Married At First Sight sexologist Alessandra Rampolla...
    Links: Stuff
  • Out and About | Invivo’s Drink Pink
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Flag Flies at Parliament House
    Links: Express

Tue 31 Mar 2020

  • GAY COUPLE ASKED TO LEAVE APARTMENT BUILDING DUE TO ‘CORONAVIRUS THREAT’
    Links: Express
  • How Covid-19 Is Affecting Aotearoa’s Rainbow Community: Anita Wigl’It
    Links: Express
  • Singapore’s High Court Upholds Nations Ban On Homosexuality
    Links: Express
  • The Rainbow Community In Level 4 Lockdown: Stu Pearce
    Links: Express

Sun 31 Mar 2019

  • Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters expresses concern at Brunei's intention to fully implement Sharia law (New Zealand)
    In a press release he said "New Zealand opposes any kind of discrimination, including on the basis of sexual orientation. We are also deeply concerned at the use of punishments that are cruel, inhuman or degrading." The laws would allow for the stoning and whipping to death of any citizens that were proved to be gay.
    Links: Beehive.co.nz
  • Christchurch Boys' High School Maadi Cup win is a victory over bigotry
    High school rowing team that decked its oars out in rainbow tape celebrates its first Maadi Cup national title as a statement against homophobia...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Ultimate Dream has come true for Geovana Peres
    Links: Express

Sat 31 Mar 2018

  • International Transgender Day of Visibility is held (New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Widow of Pulse nightclub gunman who killed 49 acquitted
    The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay Orlando nightclub was acquitted on Friday (Saturday NZ Time) on charges of lying to the FBI and helping her husband in the 2016 attack...
    Links: Stuff

Fri 31 Mar 2017

  • Breaking All the Rules with More Than Just A Label
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Eli Matthewson
    Links: Express
  • Study: 20% of Millennials Identify as LGBT+
    Links: Express
  • Trans Pain is Not Transitory
    Links: Express
  • Troye Sivan to Receive Prestigious Stephen F. Kolzak Award
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Identities
    Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annually recognised day celebrating transgender communities and raising awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people around the world...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 Mar 2016

  • Artist Te Mete Brings Carmen Rupe Back to Wellington
    Links: Express
  • Huge Opposition to Wave of Anti-GLBT Legislation in Deep South
    Links: Express
  • InsideOUT Urges Schools to Provide a Safer Space for Trans and...
    Links: Express
  • Mississippi Senate Votes For Anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Bill
    Links: Express
  • Popular Gay Youtuber Tyler Oakley Coming to NZ
    Links: Express
  • InsideOUT releases trans student resource
    National LGBTI youth organisation InsideOUT have released a new resource for schools today, coinciding with International Day of Transgender Visibility...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Gay World voting now open
    Voting for the next Mr Gay World is now open and you can help determine who will take out the 2016 title...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Mar 2015

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Blasts Indiana’s Anti Gay Law
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: Top Surgery
    Links: Express
  • Homophobia Common Among Australian Teenage Boys Study Finds
    Links: Express
  • Nick Jonas: All Grown Up
    Links: Express
  • Twitter Takes Stance Against Anti GLBT Bills in US
    Links: Express
  • Check out: Mr Gay World 2015 competitors
    Men from around the world have been chosen to represent their nations at this year's Mr Gay World in South Africa...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fundraiser for young actress a success
    Around 60 donors have chipped in to help an up and coming young transgender actress take part in a drama workshop...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobia rife among Aussie teens
    A new study shows Australian teenage boys are engaging in homophobia at an “alarming” rate, harming the mental health of lgbti youth and placing them at risk of suicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Media request delays HIV case hearing
    Name and identity suppression will continue for the complainant and defendant in the case of a 48-year old Auckland man accused of infecting another man with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Twitter, Apple condemn anti-lgbti bills
    Heavyweight companies are speaking out against US states which are introducing bills allowing discrimination against lgbti people on religious grounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Mar 2014

  • Coffey's ready to roll
    Tamati Coffey is waving off suggestions Rotorua is ‘too conservative’ for a gay MP...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbti helplines safe from ministry merger
    National glbti community help and information lines will not be affected by the government's announced intention to combine a number of health-related 0800 services into one entity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Harley's story
    Zakk's d'Larte's story of overcoming high school nastiness inspired Harley to tell his heart-breaking tale of school-yard bullying and abuse, from being called 'four eyes' and having his glasses broken to being too scared to leave the classroom after he came out...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson, Hills confirmed as candidates
    Grant Robertson Sitting Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson has been re-selected as Labour’s candidate for the seat, while up and comer Richard Hills has been chosen to contest Northcote...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Selection was "never a given" - Coffey
    Gay Labour candidate Tamati Coffey says his selection in was “never a given”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World Vision NZ: we do not discriminate
    World Vision New Zealand is making it clear it does not discriminate on the basis of sexuality or gender when hiring staff...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World Vision US reverses gay hiring policy
    Just days after announcing it will hire employees who are in same-sex marriages, World Vision US has changed its mind and reversed the policy...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Mar 2013

  • Gay NZ diplomat played "heroic" hostage role
    Richard Sewell Private notes made by a brave gay New Zealand diplomat have shed more light on the total inaccuracy of the way New Zealand's role in the 1979 Iran hostage drama has been portrayed in the movie Argo...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 Mar 2012

  • Club Ivy's owners decide against reopening
    Wellington’s Club Ivy has closed its doors and its owners have decided not to open in another location, as they had earlier planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 Mar 2011

  • A taste of Out Takes: Leading Ladies
    Out Takes is just weeks away and the second film in the line-up has been unveiled...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Anti-bullying message goes up a notch
    The staunch youth-led stance against bullying will go up another level on April 14, with t-shirt companies and ice cream parlours among those unleashing Pink Shirt Day initiatives...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Contentious workplace law coming into force
    A contentious new law that comes into effect from tomorrow could seriously restrict the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, according a group set up to rally for the rights of queer workers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Queer Malaysian film storms box office
    The first-ever Malaysian-made film with gay and trans themes to be shown in the conservative Muslim country has proved a box office success, pulling a profit in just five days on the big screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 31 Mar 2010

  • Financial and social burdens of HIV feared
    Gay and bi men need to further strengthen their condom culture in the face of a continuing high level of HIV infection diagnoses, says the NZ AIDS Foundation, which is concerned about the financial and social costs resulting from increasing numbers of people living with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GLBT rights excluded from Zimbabwe constitution
    In a rare show of solidarity Zimbabwe’s President and Prime Minister have both refused to allow the inclusion of LGBT rights in the country’s new constitution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Glamazons return for Easter weekend
    The Glamazons are back on Wellington's stage for the first time in over a year for a special Easter weekend show at The Garden Club...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Glamazons return for Easter weekend
    The Glamazons are back on Wellington's stage for the first time in over a year for a special Easter weekend show at The Garden Club...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US general apologises for blaming Dutch soldiers
    A retired US Army general has now apologised to a Dutch general for attributing to him a claim that having gays serving in its peacekeeping forces led to the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslin men and boys...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 31 Mar 2009

  • Gay fears in Iraq bloodbath plan
    Amnesty International reports that Iraq authorities are planning to execute 128 prisoners this week - and it believes many of them were imprisoned just for being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton's Shine nightclub on sale for $90K
    The Waikato region's only LGBT nightclub is now up for sale on TradeMe, with an asking price of $90,000 or near offer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Lesbian mayor elected in Switzerland
    Switzerland's second largest city has elected a lesbian mayor...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tamati Coffey: "I'm glad to help Rainbow Youth"
    Dancefloor talent: Tamati Coffey A bit of fancy footwork on live telly is going a long way to support New Zealand's most high-profile LGBT youth network...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Mar 2008

  • Peka Peka 'nudists' create Council concern
    The Kapiti Coast District Council will introduce new beachside rules after complaints about nude gay men on the dunes at Peka Peka...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ribena stood up to gang attackers on K' Rd
    6...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex in the City actress to be honoured
    Lesbian actress Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda in the hit US TV series Sex In The City, is to be honoured by an American fund which provides educational scholarships for gay students...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tim Barnett: "Your queer decision to make"
    Labour MP Tim Barnett It's 2008 - election year, and Labour MP Tim Barnett is certain his party is the right choice for our community's two ticks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Gay teen killed for flirting, say friends
    Larry King was a gay teenager who came to school in make-up, high heels and earrings...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 31 Mar 2007

  • AUS: Drug busts on NaviGAYtion cruise
    Australia's first all-gay cruise has been marred by a series of drug busts before the boat left the shore after several people were arrested in Sydney in possession of drugs...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Comment: Instituting Matrimania
    Last year, Maxim's Paul Henderson did a paper on "Family in the 21st Century" at the Institute for Marriage and the Family Canada, so what did he have to say about civil unions or same-sex marriage? Nothing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Movie review: Destiny in Motion
    “The Destiny Church's ‘Enough is Enough' march was a response to the Civil Union Bill, which would allow gay and defacto couples to register their relationships, in effect giving them the same legal rights as married couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Nigeria: Anti-gay bill dead?
    The impending elections in the African state of Nigeria could mean that a draconian law banning gay lifestyles may not become law...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Zane Buschman, Mr Hunky Spunk 2007
    So you're Christchurch's Mr Hunky Spunk 2007! What did you have to do on stage to win? The competition night was almost as nerve wracking as jumping out of a plane strapped to a parachute...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 31 Mar 2006

  • "Disgusting Deadbeat Maori Losers" for Safe Sex
    In politics and the media there are few things more disturbing than witnessing a once high-profile politician whose time has passed desperately fight his inexorable slide into oblivion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • "Disgusting Deadbeat Maori Losers" for Safe Sex
    In politics and the media there are few things more disturbing than witnessing a once high-profile politician whose time has passed desperately fight his inexorable slide into oblivion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • John Milton, polygamy and relationship recognition
    Was seventeenth century humanist author John Milton on "our" side, despite his endorsement of heterosexual polygamy? Since writing an earlier GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Waikato group supports parents of gays
    Interest in a newly-formed support group for parents of lesbian and gay children in the Waikato has both amazed and pleased organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 31 Mar 2005

  • Gay NZ'er severely injured in Sydney attack
    A gay New Zealand man, who operated gay venues in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and is now living in Sydney, has been severely injured in a home invasion attack...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 31 Mar 2004

  • 20 years of pragmatism and compassion
    Rod Ellis-Pegler One man has experienced the casualties of the HIV/AIDS epidemic more than anyone in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Prayer for defeat of Civil Unions
    United Future MP Gordon Copeland has told a prayer meeting in Parliament's banqueting hall that Christians need to pray that the Civil Unions bill will be defeated...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 31 Mar 2003

  • Peters calls Carter "nancy" in House
    NZ First leader Winston Peters has been asked by Parliament's speaker Jonathan Hunt to apologise for calling gay Labour Minister Chris Carter a "nancy"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington Fair raises $14,500
    An estimated $14,500 was been raised by this year's 18th Wellington Gay and Lesbian Fair...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wgtn couple win My Bent Friend's Wedding contest
    High profile Wellington gay couple Mal Vaughan and Scott Kennedy have won a ZMFM network contest to be married in Hawaii...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 31 Mar 1985

  • Homosexual law reform campaigners picket Salvation Army citadels throughout the country (New Zealand)
    The Salvation Army is a vocal opponent of homosexual law reform.
  • Television news report: Gay activists picket the Salvation Army Citadel, in protest of their opposition to homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP12484.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: people picket outside Salvation Army citadels (New Zealand)
    People protest the Army's backing of the anti-law reform petition. 6.30 news, ref F62403.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

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