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Sat 4 Jul 2020

  • 'We want to restore humanity back to a loving God' - founders of a new church for LGBTQI believers
    The bisexual daughter of a conservative Christian pastor has teamed up with a gay minister to launch a new church where LGBTI people don't have to hide...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hundreds gather in Wellington for Black Trans Lives Matter march
    Murdered black trans woman Merci Mack’s name was said underneath Parliament today...
    Links: Stuff
  • Protesters march in solidarity with black, trans lives in Wellington
    Protesters have marched through Wellington's CBD, in solidarity with similar protests in the US and calling for better support for the black transgender and non-binary community in Aotearoa...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 4 Jul 2019

  • Homophobic attack on gay couple followed by road rage assault in Queenstown
    Brett Leigh Donald followed a violent tantrum against a gay couple with a road rage attack...
    Links: Stuff
  • A Rewarding, Life-Changing Experience
    Links: Express
  • PrEP Sees New HIV Cases Drop To Five Year Low In...
    Links: Express

Wed 4 Jul 2018

  • Commonwealth Pacific short story winner shines new light on LGBTQIA community
    The Pacific regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize says she hopes to encourage acceptance and love for the transgender community...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lee Suckling: Are you guilty of 'gaybaiting'?
    How do you feel when you get a compliment from a gay person? Many of the straight people I know consider it the highest form of praise...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • #freethenip
    Links: Express
  • Alison Mau and David Farrier Concerned by LGBTI Awards
    Links: Express
  • Billy Elliot Musical Cancelled in Hungary for “Turning Children Gay”
    Links: Express
  • United States Supreme Court Turns Away Anti-LGBTI Florist Case Appeal
    Links: Express

Tue 4 Jul 2017

  • Sportsperson Cory McLennan reveals to the NZ Herald that he almost gave up on the sport due to fears about coming out as gay (New Zealand)
    Aged 19, McLeannan was the youngest person to sail solo from Port Taranaki, New Zealand to Mooloolaba, Australia. He came out in 2015. In 2017 he launched the Rainbow Racing project to promote a message of acceptance and inclusiveness
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 x double passes to Auckland Live’s ‘Cock’
    Links: Express
  • 2 x double passes to Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s ‘Magic of the...
    Links: Express
  • 3 x double passes to Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘Nell Gwynn’
    Links: Express
  • 6 x Snowberry Intensive Renewal Face Serums
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Racing to Champion Diversity in Yacht Racing
    Links: Express

Mon 4 Jul 2016

  • Getting Out of the Cold at Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • James Bennett: The New Face of Pride
    Links: Express
  • Oxford’s Stale Pale Male Portraits to be Replaced with Gay, Female...
    Links: Express
  • Team Rainbow Sleeping Rough for Homeless Youth
    Links: Express
  • Very rare triple rainbow brightens the sky
    You may have seen a double rainbow brightening the skies but a triple rainbow is an incredibly rare phenomenon...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jul 2015

  • NRL Publicly Backs Marriage Equality in Australia
    Links: Express
  • The Cream of Our Crop – GLBT Picks From the International...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride responds: part three
    In the final part of our chat with Auckland Pride Festival Executive Officer Linda Heavey and Board member Paul Patton just over a week ago, we look back at year’s Festival, including the No Pride in Prisons protest, then look ahead to next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 2014

  • Animal Companions – David Collett
    Links: Express
  • Pride, In the Name of Love
    Links: Express
  • Risque Cabaret at Matariki Festival 2014
    Links: Express
  • Zambia: two men freed after a year in jail
    Picture / 76 Crimes Two men have been freed from prison in Zambia after more than a year behind bars, after family members told authorities they were gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 4 Jul 2013

  • The Constitution Conversation
    Rainbow Wellington has made a submission to the Constitution Conversation, primarily on strengthening our Bill of Rights...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jul 2012

  • Theatre box to be named in Sir Ian's honour
    Sir Ian McKellen Gay thespian Sir Ian McKellen has raised more than $350,000 to help with the repairs to an historic Christchurch theatre, which will now name a box in his honour...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Jul 2011

  • Faafafine are "glorious miracles" - Samoan PM
    Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Samoa's Prime Minister has made a compelling and humorous statement in support of faafafine at the opening of a workshop being held on Government grounds...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Jul 2010

  • Kiwi contingent readies for Cologne
    Ron Judd and two members of the choral team The countdown has begun for the Kiwis who will join around 10,000 people from more than 70 countries at Gay Games Cologne 2010...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jul 2009

  • UniQ Conference, Ball 80's Party planned
    The capital will host this year's UniQ Conference next weekend, along with a Burlesque Ball on Saturday night, and an '80's themed party to celebrate 23 years since Homosexual Law Reform...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 2008

  • Mates and Lovers, a History of Gay New Zealand by Chris Brickell is launched (New Zealand)
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellness Fund's $100,000 for HIV+ NZers
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says its new Wellness Fund has proven to be extremely successful, with many HIV positive people using it to access much needed dental and facial restoration for conditions caused by the complications of living with HIV and long term use of antiretroviral medication...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 4 Jul 2007

  • Wellington rallies around for Our Bar
    Management of Wellington LGBT venue ‘Our Bar' says community support has helped get them through difficult times as winter sets in and business slows down, and further special events are planned...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 4 Jul 2006

  • New study supports
    A new study has shown that the more older brothers a male has, the more likely he is to be gay – the first such study to link sexuality solely with biological factors, excluding environmental or cultural determinants...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 4 Jul 2005

  • United Nations praise NZ's HIV record
    New Zealand's success in managing the HIV/AIDS epidemic is being hailed internationally as an example to follow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 4 Jul 2004

  • Snowfalls a-plenty for Gay Ski Week
    Snowfall is looking good for this year's Gay Ski Week in Queenstown, with the Coronet Peak ski area reporting one of their best early season snowfalls in years...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 2003

  • High ratings for lesbian sex doco
    TV One's controversial documentary The Truth About Lesbian Sex pulled in approximately 382,000 viewers in its Wednesday night screening, in the all-viewers rating group...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 4 Jul 1992

  • Radio Gay Nelson begins broadcasting (Nelson, New Zealand)
    The programme broadcasts on the local community radio station (later called Fresh FM). In 1994 the programme changed its name to Gaytime FM.
    Links: NZ.com

Mon 4 Jul 1983

  • Television: Gay rights activist urges homosexual men to continue donating blood (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP126004. Auckland gay rights activist urges gay men to keep donating blood until legal prohibitions on homosexuality are relaxed.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 4 Jul 1982

  • Gay Radio (4 July 1982) (Wellington)
    This Gay Radio programme contains an interview with Chris about the Gay Community Centre in Wellington.
    Features: unidentified voice
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 4 Jul 1975

  • Crimes Amendment Bill (1974) - second reading (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from part of the second reading of the Crimes Amendment Bill (1974).
    Features: Bill Birch, Gavin Downie, Jim Bolger, Joe Walding, Jack Marshall, Keith Holyoake, Ken Comber, Logan Sloane, Venn Young
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The Crimes Amendment Bill 1974 is defeated 34 votes to 29 (with 23 abstentions) (New Zealand)
    Links: PrideNZ.com, Hansard (1), Hansard (2)

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