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Tue 25 Jun 2019

  • Gender-reveal cakes to be a thing of the past
    The gender-reveal cake gained traction in 2009 with reality TV stars and everyday couples cutting open cakes dyed pink or blue - which apparently denotes sexuality...
    Links: RNZ
  • Israel Folau: Super Netball and Thunderbirds missed a chance with Maria Folau statement
    Netball bodies missed a chance to say homophobia is not welcome, writes Liz Ellis...
    Links: Stuff
  • Maria Folau "has not breached NNZ policy"
    Maria Folau has not breached NNZ policy...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Panel with Russell Brown and Alexia Russell (Part 1)
    Senior National MP Amy Adams will retire from politics at the 2020 election...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brian Tamaki Says ‘Gender Choice’ is ‘Evil’
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau Feels Discriminated Against After GoFundMe Shutdown
    Links: Express
  • NZIFF Launch Their 2019 Auckland Programme
    Links: Express
  • Self-Proclaimed ‘Prophet’ Says Equality Act Will Lead To Civil War In...
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Jun 2018

  • Kiwi social media star Jamie Curry reveals she's getting married after struggling with sexuality
    Kiwi YouTube star Jamie Curry has revealed she's getting married to another woman...
    Links: Stuff
  • First Ever Pride in Refugee Camp Held in Kenya
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Scene Gets Cut from Latest Jurassic World
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Jun 2017

  • St Peters church service (2017) (St Peter's church, Wellington)
    Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilsons landmark sermon on homosexuality
    Features: Annette Cater, Bob Scott, Graham-Michoel, Neill Ballantyne

Sat 25 Jun 2016

  • Pacific Pride Choir welcome NZ singers
    A Pacific Pride Choir has formed and ahead of taking their voices to the world, are welcoming registrations from New Zealand singers...

Thu 25 Jun 2015

  • STI/HIV health alert issued in Auckland
    Syphilis and gonorrhoea cases are on the rise in Auckland, where gay and bisexual men are being urged to get a sexual health check-up...

Wed 25 Jun 2014

  • Football World Cup Bigotry
    Links: Express
  • The Boys Are Back
    Links: Express
  • Solid start to Black Faggot fundraising
    The team behind the lauded New Zealand play Black Faggot are raising funds to help cover the costs of their upcoming trip to Edinburgh Fringe...

Tue 25 Jun 2013

  • US: Colorado school slated over toilet ban
    Coy Mathis The family of an American six-year-old has fought and won its battle against a school which banned her from using the girls' toilet...

Mon 25 Jun 2012

  • Lana Lawless
    Lana Lawless talks about growing up, transitioning and becoming the 2008 womens world long drive golf champion.
    Features: Lana Lawless
  • Sallies apologise over 'miscommunication'
    Major Andrew Craibe The Australian Salvation Army is in damage control mode after a senior official said he believes gay people should be put to death...

Sat 25 Jun 2011

  • Sitaleki Koloamatangi attacks Trevor Kaukau leaving him severely brain damaged. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Koloamatangi is later sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.
    Links: GayNZ, NZ Hearld
  • Witnesses sought as man injured on K' Rd
    Police are seeking witnesses to a mystery incident on Auckland's Karangahape Rd, where a man was found seriously injured in the early hours of this morning...

Fri 25 Jun 2010

  • The global fight for HIV equality
    Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is spearheading a new UN department which seeks to challenge the legal hurdles to HIV justice and equality...

Thu 25 Jun 2009

  • Youngest orchestra conductor Brent John Stewart
    Brent John Stewart A lifelong passion for music led 24-year-old Brent John Stewart to become Australasia's youngest Principal Conductor...

Wed 25 Jun 2008

  • UniQ plans sexy Wellington dance party
    Sexual Re-Orientation, a dance party organised by Massey University's UniQ group for next month, aims to be one of Wellington's biggest gay parties of 2008...

Mon 25 Jun 2007

  • July date to decide Burnett Centre
    NZ AIDS Foundation management has confirmed it is considering closing their Burnett Centre HIV-testing and counselling site, situated just a block from K' Road – the heart of Auckland's gay community...

Sat 25 Jun 2005

  • St Matthews celebrates being gay
    St-Matthew-in-the-City celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Auckland Community Church next weekend, as part of its own 100 year celebrations...

Fri 25 Jun 2004

  • United Future vows continued fight
    United Future MPs have vowed to continue their fight against civil unions following yesterday's close vote...

Wed 25 Jun 2003

  • The Prostitution Reform (Bill 2003) is read a third time, voted on and passed (New Zealand)
    The Bill was introduced into Parliament by Tim Barnett (Christchurch Central, Labour Party). It passes its third reading 60-59.
    Links: Handsard, Parliament
  • NZ's transgender history displayed in Sydney
    A photographic exhibition in Sydney celebrating New Zealand's tranvestite and transgender history is getting rave reviews, in stark contrast to the controversy created 25 years ago on its original display in Auckland...

Tue 25 Jun 1991

  • Television news report: Eve van Grafhorst makes it to Disneyland (New Zealand)
    Nightline, ref F105192.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 25 Jun 1985

  • Television news report: Blood transfusion service will soon be able to test for AIDS (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17667.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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