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Thu 7 May 2020

  • 'Two bumps, same love': Same-sex couple both get pregnant within two weeks
    A gay couple are on their pregnancy journey together after both conceiving just weeks apart...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Brazilian President Suggests ‘WHO’ Encourages Homosexuality In Childhood
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Discrimination Protections Removed In Florida
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay World Moved to 2021 Ahead of “Epic Finale”
    Links: Express

Tue 7 May 2019

  • Israel Folau saga: Australia's first gay rugby club says comments are offensive
    Sydney Convicts break silence on Wallabies star's social media posts, saying they are dangerous...
    Links: Stuff
  • More than half of penguins at Irish aquarium are gay
    Of the 14 Gentoo penguins in residence at Irish aquarium, four are homosexual and four lesbian...
    Links: Stuff
  • Breaking: Israel Folau Found Guilty of Breaching Contract
    Links: Express
  • Brunei Back Flips on Death Penalty For Gays
    Links: Express

Mon 7 May 2018

  • Lizzie Marvelly addresses struggle to reveal sexuality
    Lizzie Marvelly has taken to social media to share with her followers that she is ready to be open about her identity as a bisexual woman...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Amanda Betts is a Force of Nature Making Huge Impact Through...
    Links: Express
  • British Prime Minister Apologises to World-Wide LGBT+ Community
    Links: Express

Sun 7 May 2017

  • Merkel intervenes in Chechnya anti-gay purge
    German chancellor Angela Merkel may have saved the lives of gay men in Chechnya after Russian president Vladimir Putin appears to have followed through on her request for him to intervene in a murderous anti-gay campaign there...

Sat 7 May 2016

  • Truvada gets green light in Australia
    HIV PrEP drug Truvada has been approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration...

Thu 7 May 2015

  • Composer Jack Body receives the Icon Award - the Arts Foundation of New Zealand's highest honour (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The ceremony takes place at Mary Potter Hospice. Body dies three days later after a long battle with cancer.
    Links: SOUNZ, Wikipedia
  • Homophobic Nebraskan Woman Sues All Gays On Earth
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Shocking Moment Gay Couple Assaulted at Manhattan Restaurant
    Links: Express
  • Woman trying to sue all gays in world
    A woman from Nebraska is attempting to sue every gay person, on the entire planet, on behalf of God and Jesus Christ...

Wed 7 May 2014

  • US: Gay man killed after Grindr meet-up
    Dino Dizdarević A 25-year-old Philadelphia man has been murdered after driving to a nearby city meet a man he’d been in contact with on gay hook-up app Grindr...

Tue 7 May 2013

  • ‘Queen’ Helen gives gay drummers an earful
    Helen Mirren, in costume A troupe of street drummers promoting a gay festival have received a stern telling off from Helen Mirren, dressed as Queen Elizabeth II...

Mon 7 May 2012

  • Pink Shirt Day: Where's the power?
    The Mental Health Foundation is proud to lead the efforts on Pink Shirt Day, a national campaign aimed to raise awareness around how to prevent bullying...

Sat 7 May 2011

  • Queer festival gap identified in council report
    A gay and lesbian festival has been identified as one of the holes in Auckland's events programme, by an Auckland Council report...

Fri 7 May 2010

  • Pride parade banned in Lithuania
    A Lithuanian court has suspended permission for this weekend's Baltic Pride parade, citing security concerns...

Thu 7 May 2009

  • Sing for drinks at K' Road's Kamo bar
    Karaoke at K' Road's gay-owned bar/café Kamo is popular each Thursday and Saturday night, but now there's more incentive to grab the mike and belt out a song...

Wed 7 May 2008

  • UniQ Victoria's Traffic Light Party returns
    "This year's Traffic Light Party is going to be bigger and better than ever," says Victoria UniQ Co-President Justin Curreen-Harris...

Mon 7 May 2007

  • The Charlotte Museum Trust is registered as a trust (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Charlotte Museum
  • Half of UK gays and lesbians closeted at work
    New research findings show that up to half of UK lesbians and gay men do not feel able to reveal their sexuality to all those they work with...

Sun 7 May 2006

  • Candlelight Memorials look to a brighter future
    With more people than ever living with HIV in New Zealand, the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on 21 May will have special significance, according to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...

Fri 7 May 2004

  • Television news report: a number of health professionals in Libya deliberately infect children with HIV to try and find a cure (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F80929.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Dunne celebrates death of civil unions
    The civil union bill is dead in the water, according to United Future, and leader Peter Dunne is clapping his hands in glee...

Wed 7 May 1997

  • The Intersex Society of New Zealand is launched (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The Society is launched by the Minister of Health Hon. Annette King at a function in the Council Chamber at Victoria University. The Society subsequently became a Charitable Trust on 26 March 1998.
    Links: ITANZ (pdf)

Thu 7 May 1987

Mon 7 May 1979

  • Television current affairs: women performing their own abortions (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Marilyn Waring. Dateline Monday, ref TZP1048.
    Links: TVNZ

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