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Wed 29 Jun 2022

  • Auckland Pride announce rangatahi Takatāpui artist residency programme
    Auckland Pride have announced a three month artist residency as a part of Te Tīmatanga - a Takatāpui arts festival that runs throughout Pride Month...
    Links: RNZ
  • First Wellington-led vogue ball a night of 'brown, queer excellence'
    Wellington Ballroom put queer liberation and joy at the forefront of their Matariki celebrations by holding the first locally led vogue ball...
    Links: RNZ
  • Man admits anti-semitic and homophobic attack on West Coast's pink church
    The church – named Gloria – is owned by poet and artist Sam Duckor-Jones and is a public artwork and a “a temple of non-denominational queer celebration”...
    Links: Stuff

Tue 29 Jun 2021

  • 3 Double Passes To Eli Matthewson’s Daddy Short Legs
    Links: Express
  • Double Pass To The APO’s How To Train Your Dragon Live...
    Links: Express
  • Speak Up for Women Win Legal Battle To Hold Events in...
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Jun 2020

  • Historic Step Made Towards Counting All Rainbow Communities
    The University of Waikato’s Transgender Health Research Lab strongly welcomes today’s announcement that the 2023 Census will collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity...
    Links: Scoop
  • Chechnya’s Gay Purge Exposed on Film  
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Paula Bennett Told Tom Sainsbury She Was Resigning Before Todd...
    Links: Express
  • K-Road’s Trilogy Cafe and Bar Announce New Queer Events This July
    Links: Express

Sat 29 Jun 2019

  • Our Stonewall (Tararua Tramping Club)
    Audio from the Our Stonewall event, held in Wellington on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
    Features: Andrew Reynolds, Dana de Milo, Des Smith, Drew Hadwen, Elizabeth Kerekere, Gareth Watkins, Georgina Beyer, Hugh Young, Jan Logie, John Jolliff, Johnny Croskery, Kassie Hartendorp, Kevin Haunui, Peter Tatchell, Rev Dr Susan Jones, Richard Benge, Roger Smith, Sarah McBride, Will Hansen
  • Man jailed for ripping off gay dating app victims deported to Brazil
    A Brazilian man who ripped off his victims through a gay dating app has finally been deported after a torrid stay behind bars...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, Alicia Keys And More Celebrate Stonewall Day
    Links: Express
  • Stonewall 50th Anniversary Commemoration @ WorldPride NYC
    Links: Express
  • Thousands Turnout For Ukrainian Capital’s Successful Pride Parade
    Links: Express

Fri 29 Jun 2018

  • Hosting World Cup makes Russia more gay-friendly _ for now
    Links: NZ Herald
  • America’s Got Talent Judges Brought to Tears by Trans Singer’s Auditon
    Links: Express

Thu 29 Jun 2017

  • express Wins At Annual Community Newspaper Association Awards
    Links: Express
  • Germany To Vote on Same-Sex Marriage This Week
    Links: Express
  • Number Of Queer And Gender Diverse Refugees In New Zealand Rises
    Links: Express
  • Queenstown Rotary Club Elects Monica Mulholland As First Transgender President
    Links: Express

Wed 29 Jun 2016

  • A Match Made in Hawaii
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Law Firm Achieves Rainbow Tick
    Links: Express
  • Snow Place Like Queenstown
    Links: Express
  • Survey Reveals One Third of GLBT Women Feel Unwelcome at Pride...
    Links: Express
  • The Aroha Project Returns for Second Season
    Links: Express
  • 10,000 celebrate Mex City Pride despite recent attacks
    Tens of thousands of people poured into the streets of Mexico City for the 38th annual Pride parade over the weekend...
  • Less than 24hrs to help NZAF win $100k of adverts
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has been chosen as one of the five charities shortlisted to win $100,000 of free advertising from APN Outdoor and with less than 24 hours to go, are looking for your vote to help make the difference...
  • This Dreamworld Has Got To End
    Australia's coalition party and its current leader, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, may be about to lose the forthcoming Australian federal election as polls turn against them...
  • Tim Baice named LGBTI rep for global youth-led org
    A New Zealand young leader has been appointed as a representative for LGBTI people for the largest and most diverse youth-led organisation in the world...
  • Trans hairdresser awarded over $13k compensation
    Dakota Hemmingson has been awarded nearly $13,250 in lost wages and compensation after she was told to resign when she came out as transgender to her employer at Barkers Groom Room...

Mon 29 Jun 2015

  • The 8 Things You Should Know About Saturday’s Supreme Court Ruling...
    Links: Express
  • Police break up Istanbul Pride march
    The organisers of Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week are condemning the actions of Turkish police, who broke up the celebrations with water guns, tear gas and rubber bullets...
  • RainbowYOUTH elects a fresh board
    RainbowYOUTH has elected a new board at its AGM, and will continue work on becoming more accessible and relevant to a range of young people...
  • Treaty will return to Ak Pride constitution
    Auckland Pride says it has a 100 per cent commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and is looking at introducing that commitment into the wording of its constitution...

Sun 29 Jun 2014

  • Cameron Waxes Lyrical On The Eve Of London Pride
    Links: Express
  • NZ Prostitutes Collective New Premises
    Links: Express
  • US Trans Actor On World Pride Power List 2014
    Links: Express
  • Ardern counters gay adoption "sleaze" claim
    Jacinda Ardern MP MP Jacinda Ardern has restated her commitment to changing the law to allow gay couples to adopt children, despite a prominent gay Mana party staffer saying he fears for such childrens' safety...
  • Auckland lgbt smoking hui postponed
    A hui looking at smoking in the takatāpui community has been postponed...
  • Brushing with Destiny Pt3: Marches, marriage and kids
    Brushing with Destiny Pt 1: Making friends Brushing with Destiny Pt2: Taking the heat Jevan Goulter with his boss and Mana party leader Hone Harawira As we talk in an outdoor cafe on Wellington's Cuba Street, openly gay Parliamentary staffer for the Mana party Jevan Goulter is on a roll...
  • New Chair elected at OverWatch AGM
    Leanne Chambers and 'Harry' Harris are the new Chair and Deputy OverWatch’s founding Chair Stu Pearce has stood down, with a new leadership team taking over...

Sat 29 Jun 2013

  • Changes and tributes at Rainbow Youth AGM
    Rainbow Youth has had its biggest ever turnout at its AGM, at a time of change for the queer youth support organisation...
  • Flicks to watch out for
    The New Zealand International Film Festival is bringing the much-hyped Behind the Candelabra to New Zealand theatres, as well as four other ‘gay interest’ films, including a Pedro Almodóvar gay mock plane disaster romp! Behind the Candelabra “Too much of a good thing is wonderful...

Fri 29 Jun 2012

  • Australia: 40 per cent of gay couples are Christian
    Australian Census data shows 40 per cent of the nation’s same-sex couples are Christian...
  • Fight for 'best dressed' hot ahead of Lesbian Ball
    Lesbians excitedly preparing for the return of Auckland’s Lesbian Ball are going all out in their quest for the perfect costumes to match the Butch   ...
  • Gay teen's accused killer to stand trial in 2013
    Hayden Miles The man accused of murdering gay Christchurch teenager Hayden Miles is likely to stand trial next year...
  • Help getting gay musical to stage sought
    The creators of a pop rock musical love story about two gay men and a baby are seeking help to ensure it can be staged to its “full and fabulous potential”...
  • Ms goes down well with straight Hamiltonians
    Simon K...
  • Review: Mates and Lovers (Hamilton season)
    Mates and Lovers Written and directed by Ronald T...

Wed 29 Jun 2011

  • Ardern gets a firsthand look at K' Rd at night
    Auckland Central Candidate Jacinda Ardern has spent a late night on Karangahape Rd with police and after a firsthand look, is confident good work is going in to make the street safer...
  • Christian ex-lesbian on the run with child
    Lisa Miller - AP Authorities and journalists are hot on the trail of an ex-lesbian who fled the US with her daughter two years ago and is being hidden by members of a Christian denomination she has embraced...
  • Man arrested over serious assault on K' Rd
    An arrest has been made over the assault of 40-year-old Trevor Kaukau, who was found unconscious on gay nightlife spot Karangahape Rd on Saturday morning...
  • New lesbian gf character joinsTrue Blood
    Massively popular US vampire TV show True Blood has returned to the screen for its fourth season in the USA with another strong lebian character...
  • Paquin speaks up about bisexual prejudice
    Kiwi True Blood star Anna Paquin has spoken out about the level of prejudice against bisexual people, saying the more people talk about it the less of an issue it will be...
  • TV One to screen Lahood's intersex doco
    The documentary includes the story of Wellington counsellor Mani Mitchell A Grant Lahood directed documentary which features the story of Mani Mitchell and looks at how intersex people navigate their way through life will screen on TV One in July...
  • Young Indian girls being forced to change sex
    An Indian state government is investigating claims that young girls are being forced into sex change operations by parents who want sons to improve the family's financial prospects...

Tue 29 Jun 2010

  • A Collective unease
    As the NZ AIDS Foundation works towards creating an online version of the country's main publication for HIV positive people, the huge majority of whom are gay and bi men, questions are emerging regarding whether the Foundation is the right publisher for Collective Thinking...
  • Gaba to auction dance lessons with Tamati
    Tamati Coffey Dance lessons with Tamati Coffey and Candy Lane will go under the hammer at the annual Gay Auckland Business Association (gaba) charity auction, on Friday 30 July...
  • Gaga's message to Constance McMillen!
    Lady Gaga has sent a personal message to Mississippi teenager Constance McMillen, who battled her school district when she was told she couldn’t take her girlfriend to her prom...
  • Iceland's PM marries her longtime partner
    Johanna Sigurdardottir Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir has become the world's first leader with a same-sex spouse, marrying her longtime partner Jonina Leosdottir...
  • Let the courts decide?
    On both sides of the Tasman, the issue of LGBT-inclusive adoption reform has suddenly flared back into the spotlight...
  • Topp Twins join Gay Ski Week line-up
    The world-conquering Topp Twins will perform at Gay Ski Week this September...

Mon 29 Jun 2009

  • Blood and drug evidence in Ambach trial
    Ambach trial Day 6 As the prosecution lawyers in the Ambach murder trial nears the end of their case blood stains and drugs have been the main subjects of evidence in the Auckland High Court today...
  • Today marks 40 years since Stonewall
    In the 1960's, raids on gay establishments in America were commonplace...

Sun 29 Jun 2008

  • Television item (New Zealand)
    Sunday, ref: TZP354488.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • "Eliminate stigma and discrimination" - the Mallard speech
  • 450 room nights booked for Gay Ski Week
    The Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Queenstown is ecstatic with the 450 room nights that have been booked so far for this year's Gay Ski Week NZ, says the event's organizer Mike Sanford...
  • Europe: Attacks at Gay Pride Marches
    Tens of thousands of people joined gay pride marches across Europe on Saturday but homophobic groups spoiled the party in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria where many were arrested for disrupting events...
  • In defence of the Prime Minister
    Critics of the Prime Minister's refusal to hold the pro-belting fanatics citizens referendum have highly selective memories...
  • NZ is advocating human rights to fight HIV
    Trevor Mallard When Cabinet Minister Trevor Mallard recently told nations to get real about their HIV epidemics, he got one of those rare things at the United Nations: a silent, focussed hearing followed by enthusiastic applause...
  • Review: Why you should read 'Mates
    In Oamaru's Public Gardens, 120 years ago, in 1888, 40-year-old Joseph Fletcher said to 20-year-old Jacob Crawford "All right, you young bugger, we'll have a fuck too'...

Fri 29 Jun 2007

  • Officials silent on Nigerian LGBT rights
    Since April, news agencies and human rights watchdog groups around the world appear to have fallen silent on the Nigerian Bill which could criminalise peaceful advocacy, expression or association related to issues of sexual orientation or same-sex relationships there...
  • USA lawsuit:
    A federal lawsuit filed in the US State of Delaware aims to find out: “Who owns the ‘Gaydar' name?” British company ‘Qsoft Consulting Limited', based in Twickenham, Middlesex, is claiming it owns the name as part of its gay and lesbian dating Web sites and online digital radio service...

Thu 29 Jun 2006

  • Nominations for Chch Oscars in full swing
    Voting for Oscar's candidates is in full swing, as Cantabrians gear up for the biggest annual event on the LGBT calendar...

Wed 29 Jun 2005

  • Photographer Fiona Clark's controversial Go Girl transgender exhibition has found a home at the Whangarei Art Museum, where it will run till early August...
  • Miss Fountain City 2005 - Sister Sledge, AKA Steven Mallett
    Sister Sledge In his Sister Sledge drag persona Hamilton's Steven Mallet is Miss Fountain City 2005...
  • Play raises $2k for Cartier Trust
    A sold-out charity performance of the hit gay play Boys in the Band at the Silo Theatre in Auckland has raised around $2,000 for the Cartier Bereavement Trust, says trust spokesperson Karen Ritchie...
  • Review: NZ, A Nation Under Seige - A Destiny Expose!
    Review: New Zealand, A Nation Under Seige - An Expose! Dir: Unknown, for Destiny NZ/Church New Zealand, 2005, DVD, 30 mins This giveaway gem, in which everyone's favourite Chri$tian pa$tor (and now self-appointed bi$hop) Brian Tamaki plays against type in the role of an investigative journalist, is surprisingly dull and low on entertainment value compared to his previous outings as a fire-and-brimstone merchant...

Tue 29 Jun 2004

  • Another rapid rise in HIV
    Last year's alarming rise in new HIV cases is continuing, show the latest figures released by the AIDS Epidemiology Group in Dunedin...
  • How your MP voted
    The final vote on Civil Unions was 66 in favour of sending it to a select committee for public input and debate, to 50 against...
  • It's time to get serious again about HIV
    Steve Attwood With the alarming jump in new HIV infections in New Zealand, the writing was on the wall for the AIDS Foundation – time to revamp the safe sex message and pump up the volume...
  • Queer Nation cancelled
    The world's longest-running queer television programme has been cancelled after a nine-year run...

Sun 29 Jun 2003

  • Ellis petition reaches Select Committee
    The 140-name petition calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Peter Ellis convictions has reached the select committee where it will be examined...

Tue 29 Jun 1999

Sat 29 Jun 1996

Fri 29 Jun 1990

Wed 29 Jun 1988

Fri 29 Jun 1979

Fri 29 Jun 1973

  • A Gay Liberation march and rally takes place at Dunedin Town Hall (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    The rally is part of Gay Pride Week activities.
    Links: National Library

Thu 29 Jun 1944

  • Journalist and media personality David Hartnell is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Hartnell is best know for his Hollywood gossip column, as well as being one of the first presenters of Express Report, the first weekly LGBTI rainbow television series in New Zealand.
    Links: Wikipedia,

Sat 29 Jun 1907

  • The Girlhood of a Man by N. O. Body is reviewed in the New Zealand Herald (Berlin, Germany)
    The autobiography of "Nobody" was published in Berlin. It documents the life of Nora/Norbet who was born in 1884.
    Links: Papers Past

Tue 29 Jun 1875

  • Charles Mackay is born (Nelson, New Zealand)
    Mackay later became the mayor of Wanganui
    Links: Te Ara,

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