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Sun 19 Jul 2020

  • Deborah Challinor remembers Les Girls in King's Cross
    An insight into the lives of transgender performers and exotic dancers working in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross in the 1960s is offered in the latest novel by best-selling Hamilton-based writer Deborah Challinor...
    Links: RNZ
  • Out and About @ G.A.Y | Now Open Thursdays 
    Links: Express

Fri 19 Jul 2019

  • No clear evidence of trans women athlete advantage - researcher
    By RNZ A suggestion transgender women athletes should compete in their own category to remove any unfair advantage is being challenged...
    Links: NZ Herald

Thu 19 Jul 2018

  • Should gay conversion therapy be banned?
    A Welsh vegan group in the UK has sparked a furore on Facebook with a claim that being gay or transgender is not a natural and healthy lifestyle choice and is caused by synthetic chemical pollutants...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Panel with Janet Wilson and Ganesh Nana (Part 1)
    Calls to ban gay conversion therapy are growing both here and in the United Kingdom, but would doing so actually accomplish anything? Paul Moon joins The Panel with his two cents on recent proclamations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that he wouldn't ban Holocaust deniers from the platform, as doing so would go against his policy of free speech...
    Links: RNZ
  • Top Stories for Thursday 18 July 2018
    Thai cave rescue: Boys speak to media for first time, Young politicians want gay conversion therapy banned, NZer abused in Australia, deported, denied compensation, Nurses hope for revised offer at next round of talks, Young diabetics missing insulin shots in bid to lose weight ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Young Labour, Young Greens launch petition to ban gay conversion therapy
    Young Labour and the Young Greens are throwing their weight behind calls for the government to ban gay conversion therapy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Young politicians want gay conversion therapy banned
    Young Labour and the Young Greens are throwing their weight behind calls for the Government to ban gay conversion therapy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Momentum Growing for NZ Gay Conversion Ban
    Links: Express

Wed 19 Jul 2017

  • Gay Asylum Seekers Attacked in German Refugee Camp
    Links: Express
  • Muslim Council Secretary Forced to Resign After Attending Gay Son’s Wedding
    Links: Express
  • Paul Heard’s Departure from NZAF Confirmed
    Links: Express
  • We Cannot Ignore Chechnya’s Purge of Gay Men and Women
    Links: Express

Tue 19 Jul 2016

  • NZIFF: The Handmaiden
    Links: Express
  • Tatryanna Eden LaCroix on HLR30
    Kia orana tatou katoatoa I te aroa maata o te Atua...

Sun 19 Jul 2015

  • Toilet revamps flush out cruising history
    Auckland Council’s looking for ideas for revamping a number of city toilet blocks, some of which have long histories as cruising spots...

Sat 19 Jul 2014

  • Kamp GOGO Queens – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Klub Kids – Family Bar
    Links: Express
  • Local Hot Spot – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • HIV workers "martyrs" says Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton says the tragedy is "sickening"...

Fri 19 Jul 2013

  • Oz couple picked for Tourism NZ wedding
    Trent Kandler and Paul McCarthy The winners of Tourism New Zealand's same-sex wedding competition are a vet and a teacher from Newcastle, who were picked from 300 other entries...

Thu 19 Jul 2012

  • Mark - Q12 (Rotorua)
    Mark talks about being young, transgender and gay in 2012
  • Skye - Q12 (Rotorua)
    Skye talks about being young and lesbian in 2012
  • Barnett returns to NZ for key Labour role
    Former Christchurch Central MP Tim Barnett has returned to New Zealand to take up the post of Labour Party General Secretary...

Tue 19 Jul 2011

  • US: Penis size study declared "wacky"
    A conservative Christian group in the US has declared public funding for a study which examined the correlation between a man's penis size and his sex life as 'wacky' and a waste of money...

Mon 19 Jul 2010

  • Throwback: The Runaways in 1977
    In 1977 all-girl band The Runaways pulled out a now infamous performance of their track Cherry Bomb in front of a Japanese audience...

Sun 19 Jul 2009

  • Vatican newspaper loves Oscar Wilde
    The official newspaper of one of the world's most homophobic places has heaped praise upon flamboyant 19th century playwright Oscar Wilde...

Sat 19 Jul 2008

  • Waipouri murderer co-accused was "proud"
    Convicted murderer Ashley Arnopp has told the Palmerston North High Court his former acquaintance Andre Gilling had never shown any remorse and was "proud" of his role in the killing of gay man Stanley Waipouri...

Thu 19 Jul 2007

  • Samoa: Church leaders and fa
    A meeting between Samoa's National Council of Churches and the Fa'afafine Association to discuss HIV/AIDS-related issues, taking place in Apia this week, is a significant step forward for human rights, says the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...

Wed 19 Jul 2006

  • Samoa: church calls for gay marriage ban
    The head of Samoa's Council of Churches is calling for the government to ban same-sex marriages...

Tue 19 Jul 2005

  • Rebel Without A Cause
    REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE Dir: Nicholas Ray USA, 1955 35mm, 111 mins Rebel Without A Cause is a powerful classic, from the days when the watchful eyes of the Catholic censors forced film-makers to speak in code...

Mon 19 Jul 2004

  • Queer TV's uncertain future
    The future of queer television in New Zealand still hangs in the balance as TVNZ denies reports of Queer Nation's cancellation, but is unable to provide any timeframe for the show's replacement...

Sat 19 Jul 2003

  • Queer Nation's Steven Oates
    After four years of working with Rainbow Youth and hosting 95bfm's Sunday night gay radio show, Steven Oates is the latest addition to the Queer Nation presenting team...

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