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Fri 26 Jun 2020

  • Christian Siriano designs Stonewall Day shirt to support LGBTQ issues and Black Lives Matter
    June 26 is Stonewall Day! The national day of awareness was created by Pride Live in 2018 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, and this year’s virtual event will support the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as LGBTQ+ issues such as the rise of violence against transgender women, and particularly Black trans women...
    Links: Stuff
  • Three ‘Gs’ Defining NZ Recovery Scenario
    Summary With a virus-free spell of over 3 weeks, New Zealand reported new cases of COVID-19, though control measures remain in place...
    Links: Scoop
  • Trans And Intersex Communities Call For Law Change And Release Of Working Group’s Report
    Trans, intersex and rainbow community organisations are very disappointed to hear there will be no progress before the election on a Bill that would make it easier for trans and intersex people to amend sex details listed on their birth certificates...
    Links: Scoop
    Links: Express
  • Reese Witherspoon Didn’t Know What Homosexuality Was Until Moving to LA
    Links: Express

Wed 26 Jun 2019

  • Aussie netball great backtracks on 'mesmerising' Maria Folau
    Australia's most capped netballer Liz Ellis has clarified her comments against "mesmerising" Maria Folau, saying her "real beef" is with netball bosses who refused to swiftly condemn homophobia...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • For the first time, Statistics New Zealand has collected information about sexual identity
    People who identify as bisexual are more likely to have worse mental wellbeing than heterosexual Kiwis, according to new data...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay Kiwis as satisfied with their lives as straight people, but not so for bisexuals
    Just over half of those identifying as bisexual in New Zealand rate their life satisfaction above 7/10...
    Links: Stuff
  • Roman Sexuality
    We spend some time in bed with The Romans in the company of University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer in Classics, Dr Gary Morrison, a specialist in Roman social history and find out about the facts and the fabrications around Roman sexuality...
    Links: RNZ

Tue 26 Jun 2018

  • The Latest: Russia drops charges against LGBT activist
    MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local):2:40 p...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sun 26 Jun 2016

  • I Come From a Land Downunder!
    Links: Express
  • URGE ♥︎ Orlando at The Dog’s Bollix
    Links: Express

Fri 26 Jun 2015

  • The Johnnys: A brilliant bolt from the blue
    With the sad news today that Suzi Fray has died, we're sharing our interview with her from earlier in the year so you can read about her rollicking ride with The Johnnys and what the gay community meant to her, in her own words...

Thu 26 Jun 2014

  • AUTs ‘Schools Scorecard’ to Dramatically Improve Circumstances For Diverse Students
    Links: Express
  • Eastern Boys – NZ International Film Festival 2014 Top Picks
    Links: Express
  • Putin on “the so-called issues of sex minorities.”
    Links: Express
  • Slick Launch Party – Revelry
    Links: Express
  • Slick Runway Show – Revelry
    Links: Express
  • Wizard becomes Man of Letters
    Links: Express
  • Victor Rodger - on writing Black Faggot
    Black Faggot was inspired when Victor Rodger was watching Destiny Church’s Enough is Enough march and thought "well at least one of those sons will be gay and will feel stink ...

Wed 26 Jun 2013

  • Wingate Club to re-open this Saturday
    Auckland’s Wingate Club will reopen this Saturday, just over a month after a major fire...

Tue 26 Jun 2012

  • Stephen Rainbow becomes new OUTLine Chair
    New OUTLIne Chair Stephen Rainbow Stephen Rainbow has been elected the new Chair of the Board of Auckland-based phone support and glbti advocacy service OUTLine, in what is a period of change for the organisation...

Sun 26 Jun 2011

  • NZAF hands reins of Wellness Fund to Pos people
    A long-running fund established and administered by the NZ AIDS Foundation to provide last resort financial assistance to HIV positive people has been handed over to an organisation representing people living with the debilitating virus...

Sat 26 Jun 2010

  • Trans prison volunteer acknowledged
    Gemma Huriwai (HRC) A volunteer who supports and mentors transgender prisoners at Mt Eden and Auckland prisons is being acknowledged as part of Volunteer Week...

Fri 26 Jun 2009

  • USA: 16-year-old's shocking 'gay exorcism'
    "Rip it from his throat...

Thu 26 Jun 2008

  • Out in the Bay (San Francisco)
    Eric Jansen talks about Out in the Bay - a weekly LGBTI rainbow radio show in San Francisco
    Features: Eric Jansen
  • TV2 makes date with bisexual space hero
    TVNZ has scheduled Torchwood - a British science fiction drama starring a bisexual space action hero from the far future - for broadcast late on Wednesday nights beginning next month...

Tue 26 Jun 2007

  • USA: Yearbook gay kiss censored - apology
    A New Jersey school Superintendent has apologised to a student after a photo of him kissing his boyfriend was struck from all 230 copies produced...

Mon 26 Jun 2006

  • Revisiting old haunts: AKL nostalgia night
    An Auckland nostalgia night is being held to reminisce about the popular pre-law reform haunts, including The Great Northern, The Alex and The Empire...

Sun 26 Jun 2005

  • Tamaki DVD given 'M' rating
    Brian Tamaki-produced film New Zealand, A Nation Under Siege has been given an 'M' rating, suitable for audiences 16 years of age and over due to explicit anti-gay and political content...

Sat 26 Jun 2004

  • Labour MP - Gays hijacked CU bill
    Gay MPs have hijacked the civil union bill, according to a Labour MP who abstained from voting in Parliament on Thursday...

Thu 26 Jun 2003

  • The Christian Right and Prostitution Law Reform
    Although it was a one-vote margin, New Zealand joined New South Wales across the Tasman and enacted the Prostitution Law Reform Act on Wednesday evening...

Wed 26 Jun 1991

  • Cleve Jones - NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (San Francisco)
    Cleve Jones, founder of the NAMES Project, talks to Ian Kember in 1991 about the quilt
    Features: Cleve Jones
  • Michele Cinq-Mars - NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt (San Francisco)
    Michele Cinq-Mars, Director of Communications for the NAMES Project, talks to Ian Kember about the AIDS Memorial Quilt
    Features: Michele Cinq-Mars
  • Man to Man publication begins (New Zealand)
    It starts out as a 4-page pamphlet but by mid 1995 it has grown into a fully-fledged newspaper called Express. In 2014 Express changes to a monthly magazine format with accompanying website.
    Links: National Library, Gay Express

Thu 26 Jun 1986

  • Television news report: an international AIDS conference takes place (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F91925.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 26 Jun 1979

  • As part of Gay Pride Week a radio interview is broadcast featuring members of the Nelson Gay Welfare Group (Nelson, New Zealand)
    The interview is broadcast on 2ZN. A copy of the interview is available at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand.
    Links: LAGANZ

Mon 26 Jun 1967

  • St Peters church service (1967) (Wellington)
    The Reverend Godfrey Wilson introduces a 1967 church service reflecting on homosexuality
    Features: Godfrey Wilson
  • Radio: Rev Godfrey Wilson broadcasts a nationwide sermon reflecting on homosexuality (New Zealand)
    The Reverend broadcasts from St Peter's Anglican church in Willis Street, Wellington. The anti-discrimination sermon is possibly the first of its kind to be heard in New Zealand.

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