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On This Day: 16th April

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Thu 16 Apr 2020

  • Mum and Dad Gay Porn Store Owners Get Netflix Doco
    Links: Express

Tue 16 Apr 2019

  • The gay millennial running for US presidency
    The US has had it's first openly gay politician to run for President...
    Links: RNZ
  • All Blacks Coach Says Israel Folau ‘Let Himself Down’ With Homophobic...
    Links: Express
  • Brunei Attempts To Defend Gay Execution Law Claiming The Legislation Is...
    Links: Express
  • Pete Buttigieg Launches Campaign to Become America’s First Gay President
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Apr 2018

  • Budget cuts cause of HIV drugs shortage in PNG
    The National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea says budget cuts are behind a critical shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in the country and there is no immediate solution to the problem...
    Links: RNZ
  • Budget cuts cause of HIV drugs shortage in PNG
    The National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea says budget cuts are behind a critical shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in the country and there is no immediate solution to the problem...
    Links: RNZ
  • Budget cuts cause of HIV drugs shortage in PNG
    The National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea says budget cuts are behind a critical shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in the country and there is no immediate solution to the problem...
    Links: RNZ
  • Canada's Trudeau pledges money, new law pipeline happen
    OTTAWA, Ontario — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has instructed his finance minister to begin talks with Kinder Morgan to "remove the uncertainty" hanging over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 16 April 2018
    Pacific states instrumental in 'historic' decision in shipping industry; Purpose-built evacuation centres planned for Fiji; Budget cuts cause of HIV drugs shortage in PNG; A union leader says PNG workers are having their wages siphoned by employers; A Bougainville parliamentarian learns of balance, and; Another airline looks to step into the Auckland-Norfolk Island breach...
    Links: RNZ
  • Valerie Hannon: what is school for?
    Does our education system successfully prepare young people to thrive in a transforming, complex world? British educator Valerie Hannon says schools must be about more than just improving literacy and numeracy rankings...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 16 Apr 2015

  • Egypt Court Rules Foreigners Can Be Banned From Entry or Deported...
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: A Sexy Butcher with Great Meat!
    Links: Express
  • Hillary Clinton: Same Sex Marriage a “Constitutional Right”
    Links: Express
  • Stroppy Old Women Excerpt: Imagine a world…
    Links: Express
  • Couple needs help making vision a reality
    A Kiwi couple needs public help in a quest to take part in a 'This Is Your Life Change' bootcamp which would help their dream of putting a stop to the forced sex trade industry...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Apr 2014

  • Preserving our history
    Do you have pieces of New Zealand’s lgbti history hiding in your home? Or fresh items which could be history in the future? Rather than letting them gather dust, you could give them to the Lesbian and Gay Archive of New Zealand (LAGANZ) to take care of...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Apr 2013

  • UPDATED: Where to watch the third reading
    Viewing parties are being planned for the third reading of the bill that will (hopefully!) give us marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Apr 2012

  • Warehouse Stationery "thrilled" with Derleth's win
    Warehouse Stationery says has shared its excitement about employee Andy Derleth winning Mr Gay Word...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Apr 2011

  • The bareback debate
    Ideological opposition to safe sex is not a new idea - its one that individuals bring up from time to time - and one which the NZAF and OUTLineNZ take very seriously...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Apr 2010

  • Out Magazine's power list: who is on top?
    Adam Lambert, Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper Ellen DeGeneres has once again been named the most influential gay person in America in Out Magazine's Power 50...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Apr 2009

  • Watch TV Dancing final with Rainbow Youth
    The Rainbow Youth crew is inviting fans of TV's Dancing with the Stars to join them at Auckland's high-class Langham Hotel to watch Tamati Coffey and Samantha Hitchcock dance in the final episode of the hit show...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Apr 2008

  • Winning dancer Stefano plans to stay in NZ
    Last night on TV One's Dancing with the Stars, Stefano Olivieri shimmied to victory for the second year running - and now the Sydney-based gay professional dancer says he plans to stay and work in New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Apr 2007

  • Radio Rumble: the AIDS Foundation vs. John Tamihere Pt. 1
    John Tamihere Just because GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Apr 2005

  • Same sex families wanted for TV series
    The producer of a new reality TV series is looking for same-sex families or couples to participate in Raise My Kids...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Apr 2004

  • Human rights law turned on head
    Human rights law in New Zealand has been turned on its head, says Act MP Stephen Franks...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Apr 2003

  • Gay youth protest suggestion "blackmail"
    Much talking, failure to agree on any significant points of concern, and a refusal to bow to blackmail marked today's protest action outside the Auckland head office of burger chain McDonalds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Apr 1987

  • Television news report: compulsory HIV testing for everyone over the age of 12 (New Zealand)
    An Otago University philosopher denies reports saying that he wanted compulsory testing. Eyewitness news, ref: F92527.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 16 Apr 1986

  • Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (16 April 1986) (Parliament buildings, Wellington)
    Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 April 1986 (the night Part 2 containing the anti-discrimination provisions was lost).
    Features: David Lange, Fran Wilde, Graeme Lee, Merv Wellington
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Part 2 of the Homosexual Law Reform is voted down in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Part 2 of the Bill contained anti-discrimination measures.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Tue 16 Apr 1985

  • Television news report: gay activists disrupt meeting of opponents to homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP13026.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Norman Jones speaks to Otago University students about his opposition to homosexual law reform (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP123172.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Fri 16 Apr 1982

Sun 16 Apr 1978

  • Television current affairs: photographer Brian Brake (New Zealand)
    Sundays World, ref TZP2771.
    Links: TVNZ

Tue 16 Apr 1935

Fri 16 Apr 1909

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