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On This Day: 13th April

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Wed 13 Apr 2022

  • NZ Warriors Player Handed Four Week Ban For Homophobic Slur
    Links: Express
  • South Africa: Life Sentence Handed Out For ”Hate Crime” Rape Of...
    Links: Express

Tue 13 Apr 2021

  • RHOC's Braunwyn Windham-Burke splits with Girlfriend Kris after 5 months together
    Real Housewives of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who came out as a lesbian last year, is single after splitting up with her girlfriend Kris...
    Links: Stuff
  • Gurl Power: Ash Sander’s Glad to be Plaid
    Links: Express
  • The Rialto Channel Doco That’s Steeling Our Hearts
    Links: Express

Mon 13 Apr 2020

  • Coronavirus: Pandemics have shaped history - Covid-19 will also
    From the Black Death to Aids, pandemics have changed the world...
    Links: Stuff
  • Covid 19 coronavirus: US police chief claims virus killed cop because he was gay
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    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 13 Apr 2019

  • Folau's career hangs in the balance after meeting
    Israel Folau's rugby bosses have met with the under-seige player, but are still intent on sacking him following his social media post that said gay people would go to "hell" if they did not "repent"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rugby: Billy Vunipola shows support for shamed Israel Folau and risks RFU disciplinary action
    Billy Vunipola is set to face disciplinary action from both England and Saracens for showing support to a social media post by Australian star Israel Folau in which he said "hell awaits" gay people...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 13 Apr 2018

  • Israel Folau comments about gays would not be accepted in NRL: Todd Greenberg
    OPINION: NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg says Israel Folau's comments about gay people going to "hell unless they repent of their sins" would not be acceptable in rugby league...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
    Brendan Telfer has a wrap of the the Commonwealth Games so far, including how we're going on the medal table and the sad case of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard; also Israel Folau's Twitter condemnation of gay people, and one of great our All Black fullbacks, Fergi McCormick passes away mid week...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 13 Apr 2017

  • Breaking Bad in France?
    It seems as if Marine Le Pen may not end up as the first French National Front President of France after all, as allegations about financial mismanagement continue to dog her campaign, but centre-right candidate Francois Fillion is similarly afflicted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MPs urge Minister to condemn violence in Chechnya
    The Parliamentary rainbow cross-party group is urging Foreign Minister Murray McCully to condemn the detention and alleged murder of gay men in Chechnya...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Apr 2016

  • Australian Web Series Tracks Gay Kiwi Coming of Age Story
    Links: Express
  • Eclectic Mix at EquAsian Video Launch
    Links: Express
  • First on the Scene!
    Links: Express
  • Young Kiwi Entrepreneur says her Plus Sized Shoes are for Everyone
    Links: Express
  • Chch venue pressured into allowing s/s weddings
    A complaint to the Human Rights Commission has put pressure on a Christchurch function centre who didn’t allow same-sex couples to marry at their venue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Epsom accused: word 'bat' in txts meant 'bottle'
    Ihaia Gillman-Harris Texts and cctv evidence have this morning been re-interpreted in the high court as the crown has sought to prove that an attack on a gay man in an Epsom motel was premeditated and carried out with a weapon taken to the scene by one of the accused...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fabricate
    We talk to emerging choreographer, Caitlin Davey, about the Basement’s latest contemporary dance offering, Fabricate...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Governor has attempt at amending anti-LGBTI law
    The Governor of North Carolina has signed an executive order amending parts of the states new anti-LGBTI law...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Apr 2015

  • Hillary Clinton Hires Openly Gay Campaign Manager To Run 2016 Presidential...
    Links: Express
  • Mormons Team Up With Evangelical Christians to Oppose Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Openly Gay Auckland Mayoral Candidate: “Pride Festival Not Core Council Business”
    Links: Express
  • Review: POETRY Not For The Faint of Heart
    Links: Express
  • Watch: GLBT Ally Hillary Clinton Announces Run For US President
    Links: Express
  • Berry announces Akl Mayoral campaign
    Stephen Berry Affordable Auckland leader and ACT candidate at the last election Stephen Berry has announced he will stand for Auckland Mayor once again...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Clinton campaign video includes gay couple
    Hillary Clinton’s video announcement that she is running for US President features a gay couple who are planning to marry...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Inquest into gay man's death ordered
    Scott Johnson was found dead at the bottom of cliffs in December 1988...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mauresmo announces a baby's on the way
    Former world tennis number one Amelie Mauresmo has taken to Twitter to announce some happy baby news...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Apr 2014

  • Memories of Charles Farthing
    Charles and David I met Charles at St Thomas's Hospital in London in June 1984 and where he was working at the time, and I sought treatment for a skin condition that came and went...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Te Papa to host Candlelight Memorial
    Te Papa's marae is to host an AIDS Candlelight Memorial for the first time...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 13 Apr 2013

  • "Extraordinarily offensive" brochure within ad laws
    The Advertising Standards Authority will not act on a complaint about Family First's "21 great reasons to keep marriage as is" brochure because it's an expression of opinion...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hamilton marriage equality celebration planned
    Legalise Love Waikato is planning a "family friendly festival of fun" for next Saturday, in the hope of celebrating the passing of marriage equality legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • i'm going to write angry letters about marriage equality
    A beautiful sarcasm-lined poetic response to a Dom Post opinion piece about "how marriage is all about being able to do the sexing and get the babies in the 'proper way'," which poet Rebecca found infuriatingly ridiculous...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Apr 2012

  • Into dangerous territory?
    In the past, I was criticised for giving too much scrutiny when it came to Christian Right pressure groups...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London Mayor has 'ex-gay' ads pulled
    London’s Mayor Boris Johnson has stepped in to stop an advertising campaign which wanted to promote the claim that gay people can be “cured”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes announces headlining flicks
    Cloudburst Let My People Go! and Cloudburst have been announced as the opening night films for Out Takes: A Reel Queer Film Festival 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reigning Miss Burlesque joins Bathhouse line-up
    Willow Noir The reigning Miss Burlesque New Zealand, Willow Noir, will join the crew at Bathhouse Disco 2 in Wellington on April 28...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trailblazing Aussie Greens leader steps down
    Bob Brown Outgoing Greens leader Senator Bob Brown is being hailed as "one of Australia's great gay heroes"...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US Ambassador sends "hearty congratulations"
    US Ambassador David Huebner US Ambassador to New Zealand David Huebner has sent "hearty congratulations" to New Zealand's Mr Gay World winner Andreas Derleth...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Apr 2011

  • Aus Defence Force slammed over hate campaign
    There's a damning report that the Australian Defence Force has failed to properly investigate and punish dozens of serving members allegedly linked to a social media campaign designed to expose and intimidate gay personnel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mr Leather speaks pro bareback porn
    Mark Stephens The winner of Mr Leather Australia and New Zealand will take his pro-bareback porn message to the International Mr Leather competition in Chicago next month, something which has provoked concern from the New Zealand contestant in the competition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Suave singer hits all the right notes
    Winner Cam (centre) flanked by second-place winners Nerina and Grace, with third place winner Jason at the back...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Apr 2010

  • Ryan Kennedy profile (Wellington)
    Ryan Kennedy talks about growing up and transitioning from female to male.
    Features: Ryan Kennedy
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Meet Kim Lucas: Lesbian scene queen
    Kim Lucas This weekend something rather incredible is going to happen in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Meet Kim Lucas: Lesbian scene queen
    Kim Lucas This weekend something rather incredible is going to happen in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 13 Apr 2009

  • Amazon.com labels gay books 'adult'
    LGBT customers of popular online store Amazon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dead Rights?
    For some reason, even the most dogged opponents of LGBT rights relent when it comes to end of life issues, with one obvious exception...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Apr 2008

  • "I've fallen for a straight guy"
    When you can't stop thinking about your friend - and suspect the affection may be mutual - should you ignore your feelings, or risk everything and make a move? John in Christchurch writes: Need your advice please...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AKL: Lesbian networkers choose Purple bar
    Auckland's Lesbian Business Association (ALBA) is the latest LGBT organisation to move its events to Karangahape Road's new gay-owned venue Purple, upstairs at the Crest Hotel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: School bans gay partners at formal
    One of Queensland's most prestigious boys' schools has told final-year students they can't take their gay partners to the senior formal...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Austria: Jesus gay orgy art sparks furor
    An art exhibition containing an etching depicting Jesus and the apostles engaged in a "homosexual orgy" during the biblical Last Supper has sparked outcry in Austria...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Iranian Dirge
    While I oppose any US military intervention against the Islamic Republic of Iran, I do not support the current quasi-theocratic regime...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thailand: Gays allowed to donate blood
    Gay men in Thailand will now be able to donate blood, the Red Cross of Thailand announced on Friday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 13 Apr 2007

  • AUS: Howard wants ban on HIV+ migrants
    HIV-positive people should be denied entry to Australia as migrants or refugees, Australian Prime Minister John Howard says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA names their
    The Gay Auckland Business Association is pleased to announce the winner of their inaugural ‘Queer of the Year' award is former Rainbow Labour MP Georgina Beyer...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hollywood actor, 81, reveals his bisexuality
    In Farley Granger's newly published memoir "Include Me Out," the former screen idol makes a revelation that is unusual among Hollywood tell-all books: He was bisexual...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: Democratic Accountability and Brethrengate
    The Coalition for Open Government has been established to insure that abuse of campaign finance and campaign donations never sinks to the level that it did during the last New Zealand general election...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Opinion: In Stan's Blood
    The late Stanley Waipouri As Danny Delamere has already done an excellent job on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sir Ian McKellen to return to NZ
    Internationally-acclaimed openly gay actor Ian McKellen will revisit New Zealand in August – this time to appear on stage in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Stage: The Honey Keeper
    Review: The Honey Keeper In the Shape of a Square Theatre Company Cellar Theatre, Corban Estates Arts Centre, Henderson, Auckland When lovers are pulled apart, what distance can love travel? In this new piece of intimate theatre, a tale of love, loyalty and loss unfolds through three interwoven journeys...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 13 Apr 2006

  • History: My Sweet Lady John
    While investigating London city archives for historical records about fourteenth century sex work, two researchers unearthed the story of one Eleanor Rykener, brought before the courts in 1394...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 13 Apr 2005

  • ACT/Nats play up gay conspiracy
    New Zealanders are worried about the homosexual agenda, says ACT deputy leader Muriel Newman; and National leader Don Brash says gays are one of a series of "single-issue" groups pushing "politically correct social engineering" in Labour...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Desperate Don!
    At the moment, the centre-right is behaving strangely...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fiji pair released on bail
    Two men jailed for gay sex in Fiji have begun an appeal of their two-year prison sentence after being released on bail...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 13 Apr 2004

  • Antigay ad is to "make people aware"
    United Future leader Peter Dunne has defended an anti-gay newspaper ad, for which the taxpayer footed the bill, as awareness raising...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 13 Apr 1997

  • Alyson Murrie-West is licensed as a Presbyterian minister at St Andrews-on-the-Terrace (Wellington, New Zealand)

Fri 13 Apr 1990

  • New Zealand's first Bisexual conference is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The conference is held 13-15 April in Newtown, Wellington.

Sat 13 Apr 1985

  • Large numbers of homosexual law reform campaigners disrupt an anti-reform rally (New Zealand)
  • Television news report: Geoff Braybrooke discusses the public meetings about homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17401.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: National Council of Churches did not come to a unanimous resolution, but will encourage people to make submissions in favour of homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP129396.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: the National Council of Churches supports homosexual law reform and a report on last night's North Shore meeting (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F80155.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The National Council of Churches votes in support of decriminalising homosexuality (New Zealand)

Thu 13 Apr 1972

  • Television current affairs: homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP80134.
    Links: TVNZ

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