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Tue 14 Jul 2020

  • Feminist writer Clementine Ford might have just killed your love of Friends
    Ross and Rachel's relationship was a "toxic mess" and the show contained problematic instances of homophobia, transphobia, and fat-shaming...
    Links: Stuff
  • Only 41% of Gay and Bisexual Men Have Had a Comprehensive...
    Links: Express
  • Poland’s Anti-LGBT President Andrzej Duda Narrowly Re-Elected
    Links: Express
  • Thailand Moves to Legalise Same-Sex Civil Unions  
    Links: Express

Sun 14 Jul 2019

  • Outrage as Israeli education minister backs gay 'conversion therapy'
    Israel's education minister voiced support today for so-called gay "conversion therapy", drawing a disavowal from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government's religious-rightist tilt has worried liberals at home and backers abroad...
    Links: RNZ
  • House of Representatives Approves Legislation to Restore Transgender Military Service in...
    Links: Express
  • Out and About: Family Bar And Club Friday Night
    Links: Express
  • Staircase Bar and Club | Saturday Night
    Links: Express
  • Toy Story 4 Becomes Latest Target For Homophobic Activists
    Links: Express

Sat 14 Jul 2018

  • Children's charity unwittingly linked to male strip show
    A children's charity that cares for vulnerable families has found itself unwittingly linked to a gay rugby club's strip show fundraiser...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Decoder Ring: The laugh track
    Decoder Ring's a new monthly podcast hosted by Slate's TV critic Willa Paskin that tries to crack all kinds of cultural mysteries...
    Links: RNZ
  • Heroes supporting Heroes via Dance Party Fundraiser
    Heroes supporting Heroes via Dance Party Fundraiser What: Show us your Hero! A drag and strip* show, dance party fundraiser When: 10th of August 2018 from 9:00 p...
    Links: Scoop
  • Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash
    Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film Rub and Tug after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash...
    Links: Stuff
  • Scarlett Johansson quits trans role after backlash
    US actor Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of a role in which she was going to play a transgender man following a backlash from the LGBT community...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBTI Themed Children Books Censored in Hong Kong
    Links: Express
  • Warkworth Baker in Breach of Human Rights Act
    Links: Express

Thu 14 Jul 2016

  • Helen Clark Addresses GLBT Challenges in CSIS Forum
    Links: Express
  • The Realities of Gender Reassignment Surgery in New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • Webseries creator hopes to film more LGBTI content
    The second episode of Two Naked Gay Guys goes live tomorrow after over 105,000 views of episode one...

Tue 14 Jul 2015

  • Boy Scouts of America Set to End Ban on Gay Adults
    Links: Express
  • Community Concerns Raised About Auckland Cruising Hotspot
    Links: Express
  • Watch: two men hold hands in Moscow
    A Russian web channel decided to run an experiment with two men holding hands in the streets of Moscow to see what type of public reaction they received...

Mon 14 Jul 2014

  • Book Preview – Feminine Lost Why Most Women Are Male
    Links: Express
  • Greens – John Key Must Clarify His Stance on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Ian Thorpe – ‘ I’m comfortable to say I’m a gay...
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Ian Thorpe - "I'm not straight"
    Aussie Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has spoken about being gay for the first time, telling Sir Michael Parkinson “I’ve thought about this for a long time...

Sun 14 Jul 2013

  • Vaccine for NZ gay youths under consideration
    Gay youths as young as eleven years old may have free access to a vaccine offering protection against a range of cancers and genital warts...

Sat 14 Jul 2012

  • QWU to bow out on a high note
    After nine years, the curtain will fall on the hilarious drag pageant Queen of the Whole Universe in just one week...

Thu 14 Jul 2011

  • When the battle reached fever pitch
    It was the period from 1984 to victory in 1986 where the sharpest jabs where executed and the campaign for law reform became a full-frontal battle...

Wed 14 Jul 2010

  • Tonga armed with new strategic plan
    A partnership with the New Zealand Aids Foundation has resulted in the creation of a plan to reduce discrimination and prevent HIV and STIs in Tonga's queer community...

Tue 14 Jul 2009

  • Wellington's at home with the Homophones
    "Our concert will chase away your mid-winter blues with merry music-making and complimentary mulled wine and fruit cake," says the convenor of The Homophones, Wellington's gay male chorus...

Mon 14 Jul 2008

  • The Maxim Institute: Underneath the Radar?
    At this point in the declining existence of the New Zealand Christian Right, it is quite possible to ignore some of the antics of the more insignificant players, like the forthcoming documentary about the Bishop of Bling, Brian Tamaki...

Sat 14 Jul 2007

  • Who says romance is dead?
    Once again we've canvassed our readers for stories… and you didn't let us down...

Fri 14 Jul 2006

  • Son defends anti-HLR MP Norm Jones
    The eldest son of anti-gay rights MP Norman Jones says his father's opposition to Homosexual Law Reform in 1986 has been “vindicated” by events within the past 20 years...

Thu 14 Jul 2005

  • Teen 'killed gay lover in robbery'
    An 18-year old Otara youth has denied murdering gay Auckland man Robert Hunt last July...

Wed 14 Jul 2004

  • Television news report: AIDS in India (New Zealand)
    TV3 news, ref F82004.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: Asian and Pacific Island leaders warned about the growing issue of AIDS in the region (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Eileen Kelly, Gill Greer and Maire Bopp Dupont. One news, ref F82003.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Murder victim's car thief in court
    An 18-year-old appeared in court yesterday, accused of stealing a car belonging to murdered stamp collector Robert Hunt...

Sun 14 Jul 1985

  • Artist Theo Schoon dies

Thu 14 Jul 1983

  • Television: Fund to support men charged with homosexual offences set up in Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP19316.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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