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Thu 15 Jul 2021

  • Rally for Trans Rights (15 July 2021) (Michael Fowler Centre)
    Audio from the rally for trans rights, held outside the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on 15 July 2021. The rally was in response to a public meeting being held in the MFC by the group Speak Up For Women NZ.
    Features: Bill Logan, Elle Kingsbury, Fleur Fitzsimons, Kate Power, Pat McIntosh, Rangimoana Taylor, Selena Pirika, Serah Allison, Tristan-Cordelia, Val Little
  • Speak Up For Women (Michael Fowler Centre)
    Speak Up For Women representative Beth Johnson speaks about the public meeting about to take place in the Michael Fowler Centre on 15 July 2021
    Features: Beth Johnson
  • RainbowYOUTH board member Shaneel Lal's social media post causes controversy (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    Lal's statement draws strong responses, including the launch of a petition to remove them from RainbowYOUTH. The organisation responded publicly "Shaneel Lal has been pivotal to our growth as an organisation. Over the last two board terms, they have been invaluable in building connections that help us better serve communities we were unable to connect with in the past and guiding us closer to our aspiration of supporting all rainbow young people. We have been fortunate to have people like Shaneel provide their insight, passion and commitment to RainbowYOUTH."
    Links: Express

Wed 15 Jul 2020

  • Scooby Doo’s Velma is Lesbian
    Links: Express
  • UN Expert Calls For Global Ban on Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express

Mon 15 Jul 2019

  • Girls Rock! Camp musicians perform their final showcase
    Last week we told you about a school holiday programme for girls, trans and non-binary young people that's hoping to help produce future rock stars...
    Links: RNZ
  • Local Focus: Sport Hawke's Bay's rainbow mission
    It was a transgender student's sporting request that set Sport Hawke's Bay on its mission to get everyone moving...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sun 15 Jul 2018

  • Award Winning Gay Conversion Therapy Drama Releases First Trailer
    Links: Express

Sat 15 Jul 2017

  • Anti virus: could computers kill real life viruses?
    We know that computers can defeat viruses using anti virus software, but could they also help to kill real living viruses? Scientists are digitising our immune system, so they can quickly design custom-made antiviral proteins that shut down deadly and rapidly evolving diseases like influenza and HIV...
    Links: RNZ
  • Floyd Mayweather uses gay slur towards Conor McGregor
    Floyd Mayweather has landed himself in trouble in London for using a gay slur against Ireland's UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor...
    Links: NZ Herald

Fri 15 Jul 2016

  • Pride Board Seeks New Members Following Two Retirements
    Links: Express
  • Two AKL Pride Board members step down
    Phylesha Brown-Acton and Shirley Allan have announced they are stepping down from their positions on the Auckland Pride Festival Board...

Wed 15 Jul 2015

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “Marriage is Between a Man And a...
    Links: Express
  • US College Wrestler Handed 30 Year Prison Sentence For Infecting Partner...
    Links: Express
  • Poems wanted for new anthology
    Submissions of unpublished poems are being sought for a new anthology of queer and rainbow inspired work...

Tue 15 Jul 2014

  • Reaching For The Moon – NZ International Film Festival 2014 Top...
    Links: Express
  • Stats NZ to Develop Standardised Approach to Gender Identity
    Links: Express
  • Ricky Martin's 15 big years
    When Ricky Martin performs in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch next April, it will be 15 years since he last brought a tour to New Zealand...

Mon 15 Jul 2013

  • Watch: All-American Boy
    Gay country singer Steve Grand's video for his song All-American Boy has gone viral, and he isn’t even signed...

Sun 15 Jul 2012

  • NZAF on the hunt for two new staff members
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is looking for two new staff members; an Auckland-based Communications Officer and a Community Engagement Coordinator in Wellington...

Fri 15 Jul 2011

  • Men attacked and robbed after London Pride
    Two men have been knocked to the ground, then punched, kicked and robbed after returning from a post London Pride night out...

Thu 15 Jul 2010

  • Teen mag closure sparks privacy fears
    The closure of a US gay teen magazine and website has created privacy concerns about its database of young, mostly gay, men...

Wed 15 Jul 2009

  • The History Boys try their uniforms for size
    The cast of The History Boys, planned for Auckland's Maidment Theatre this October, have met for a photoshoot in their school uniforms and now share a behind-the-scenes video with GayNZ...

Tue 15 Jul 2008

  • Waipouri murder:One convicted, one on trial
    The man convicted of murdering gay Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri in a "ferocious" attack will take the stand as a Crown witness in the re-trial of his co-accused and former friend Andre Gilling, as a new trial begins this week...

Sun 15 Jul 2007

  • John Howard challenged on gay spouses
    Australian High Court judge Michael Kirby has written to the Howard Government regarding a change in the law to allow his partner to inherit his judicial pension when he dies...

Sat 15 Jul 2006

  • Tamihere's World: Callers and host trash talk gays
    John Tamihere As Radio Live, the talkback stablemate of Radio Pacific, pulls out all the stops to drag up a viable audience for prospective advertisers, it seems to be pinning its hopes of success on stirring up redneck New Zealand...

Fri 15 Jul 2005

  • Witnesses comment on Capill's demise
    As the judge announced "Your life was a lie", Graham Capill's fall from grace was witnessed by a packed public gallery...

Thu 15 Jul 2004

  • Television news report: HIV rates increase sharply in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Interviewees include Rachael Le Mesurier and Tim Barnett. One news, ref F82005.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Herald searches for stamp man's secrets
    Police are no closer to solving the murder of stamp collector Robert Hunt, but the NZ Herald seems keen to connect his death to homosexuality and paedophilia...

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