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On This Day: 19th April

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Sun 19 Apr 2020

  • “dolls were for girls and toy soldiers were for boys”
    Links: Express
  • Is Georgina Beyer’s New Zealand’s Most ‘Ground-Breaking’ Woman?
    Links: Express
  • The End of Ellen?
    Links: Express

Fri 19 Apr 2019

  • Super Rugby: All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao wears rainbow laces to support LGBT community
    All Blacks and Chiefs prop Angus Ta'avao has shown his support for the LGBT community in tonight's Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Lions...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Pride Chair Cissy Rock on: New ‘Director of Pride’ Role,...
    Links: Express

Thu 19 Apr 2018

  • EXCLUSIVE: Recidivist sex offender threatens to give 'many people HIV, HEP C' if released from prison
    An HIV-positive recidivist child sex offender freed on parole with a new name and identity is back behind bars after she was caught trading sexual services for methamphetamine...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Folau comments: Keeping an eye on the wider picture
    Opinion: While Wallabies player Israel Folau has been widely condemned for his comments about homosexual behaviour, they have raised issues that are bigger than any one player, writes David Cohen...
    Links: RNZ
  • Jack by Anthony Lapwood
    An insight into life as a gay man in 1930's Wellington...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sir Michael Jones says Israel Folau a friend, but gay comments lacked 'love and grace'
    Newly elected New Zealand Rugby board member Sir Michael Jones feels for Israel Folau, but said personal beliefs should be expressed with "love and grace"...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender woman fined, ordered to pay student after using camera in public toilets
    A 40-year-old transgender woman who used her cell phone beside a man urinating in public toilets has been ordered to pay him $300...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 19 Apr 2017

  • Rainbows in a Monochrome World - Shift hui 2017 (Te Horouta Marae)
    Navigating the world as someone from rainbow communities brings with it many challenges, taking different forms for different people
    Features: Dani Pickering, Jaye Barclay, Lee Eklund, Tarn Billingsley
  • Study Shows Married LGBT+ Are Happier Than Singles
    Links: Express
  • Universities provide menstrual products for trans men
    A number of Universities in the US are making menstrual products available in men's bathrooms to cater for transgender men on campus...

Tue 19 Apr 2016

  • Stay Gay in Europe
    Links: Express
  • Queering the Auckland Writer's Festival
    The Auckland Writers Festival is back for another year, we take a look at three LGBTI writers to check out this year...

Sun 19 Apr 2015

  • Participants - Shift hui 2015 (Tapu te Ranga Marae, Wellington)
    Connor talks to Shift hui participants.
    Features: unidentified voice
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: I Can’t Go Home
    Links: Express
  • Friday Night at Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Stroppy Old Women Excerpt: Passion Play
    Links: Express
  • Vatican rejecting gay French ambassador
    The French government is holding to its decision to appoint an openly gay Catholic man as its ambassador to the Vatican in the face of pressure from the Catholic head office to withdraw him...

Fri 19 Apr 2013

  • Video: The Bill passes
    Relive the moment the marriage equality Bill passes and Parliament breaks into song...

Thu 19 Apr 2012

  • Johnny Croskery dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Croskery was a female impersonator, volunteer and activist.
    Links: Tapatoru
  • Young thespians challenge 'so gay' on stage
    A group of queer Wellington students are hitting the stage next week with their production ‘That’s So Gay’...

Tue 19 Apr 2011

  • Tess the hostess to spread her wings on K' Rd
    From Dame Kiri to Susan Boyle, Tess Tickle will bring all her onstage magic to Kamo ...

Mon 19 Apr 2010

  • Wait till May for campaign decision says Beyer
    Georgina Beyer says she will wait until early May before making a firm announcement about whether she will return to politics by campaigning for the Masterton mayoralty...

Sun 19 Apr 2009

  • Terrified Iraqi gays fear for their lives
    The BBC has obtained amateur video footage from Baghdad showing a terrified Iraqi boy being questioned by authorities over wearing women's clothes...

Sat 19 Apr 2008

  • USA: Cross-dresser drives into lingerie store
    A man dressed in woman's clothing repeatedly crashed his car into a Detroit area lingerie store this week in anger at the store's management for refusing to give him a job...

Thu 19 Apr 2007

  • Stage: Corner of 4am and Cuba
    I have to admit I was a little hesitant about going to see Corner of 4am And Cuba...

Wed 19 Apr 2006

  • Television news report: New Zealand money helping Papua New Guinea to combat AIDS (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F92248.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 19 Apr 2005

  • Stats NZ: Newman misused gay data
    ACT MP Muriel Newman is unfairly using Census data about same-sex couples who live together to count the total number of GLBT citizens in New Zealand, say Statistics New Zealand...

Mon 19 Apr 2004

  • CU opponents "gay-bashers in disguise"
    Opponents of the civil union bill are merely gay-bashers in disguise, says GayWatch's Clare Gummer in this morning's Herald...

Thu 19 Apr 2001

  • Dallas Peneha, Daniel Beams and Jack Blance attack Jeff Pinfold and Peter Kitchen in Napier
    Kitchen died in hospital a number of days later

Fri 19 Apr 1996

  • The Pride Centre opens at its new premises (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Centre is located at 33 Wyndham Street,between Albert and Hobson St, inside the Peoples Centre.
    Links: (1), (2)

Fri 19 Apr 1985

  • Television news report: Catholic bishops don't want to take a firm stand for or against homosexual law reform (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with Cardinal Tom Williams, Archibishop of Wellington. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F57603.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television: supporters of homosexual law reform holding a meeting in Auckland Town Hall (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP134473.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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