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Mon 20 Jul 2020

  • World Rugby considers transgender ban
    World Rugby could ban transgender athletes from playing women's rugby because of safety concerns...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 20 Jul 2018

  • Harry Styles: We’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?
    Links: Express

Thu 20 Jul 2017

Wed 20 Jul 2016

  • Sydney to upgrade lighting in LGBTI hotspots
    Sydney is looking to upgrade the lighting in LGBTI hotspots to better protect the community...

Mon 20 Jul 2015

  • Farmers Introduces Trans Friendly Changing Room Policy
    Links: Express
  • New Report Slams Australia’s Treatment of GLBT Asylum Seekers
    Links: Express
  • Scottish GLBT Awards Show Under Fire For Using Blackface In Promotion
    Links: Express
  • TransAdvocates issues challenge for Wilson
    A transgender advocacy group is calling for Tim Wilson to back up his apology over his “radio attack” on gender diversity with some further action...

Sun 20 Jul 2014

  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – Transphobia In The Work Place
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: A little bit of Vietnam in Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • The legacy of Corporal Dougie Hughes
    The late Corporal Douglas Hughes Regardless of his state of mind it is pretty clear that the New Zealand Defence Force failed a conflicted soldier who took his own life shortly after being confronted about his attraction to another male soldier and the way it was affecting his interactions with that, junior, soldier...

Sat 20 Jul 2013

  • Seeking your vote: Keith and McColm
    Keith and McColm want to win a wedding! Keith tells us all about how they met, a proposal that was 'not the most romantic ever,' but memorable, and why they think you should vote for them...

Fri 20 Jul 2012

  • Body Positive
    Charlie, Ron and Ngapoe talk about Body Positive - a group founded by and run for people living with HIV and AIDS in New Zealand
    Features: unidentified voice
  • Uniformed military allowed to march in gay pride
    For the first time in the nation's history, active members of the US military will be able to march in a gay pride parade, in uniform...

Wed 20 Jul 2011

  • Ten free gay-friendly activities in Auckland
    It struck me as a teenager that the best things in life were free...

Tue 20 Jul 2010

  • Topps doco claims another US award
    The Topp Twins The unstoppable Topps have been at it again, scooping another award as their documentary continues to charm audiences in the United States...

Mon 20 Jul 2009

  • NZ's first Indian gay dance party planned
    With a mixture of 'Hollywood and Bollywood' music, Indian Aucklanders are invited to celebrate at a unique dance party next Friday...

Sun 20 Jul 2008

  • The L Word spin-off show announced
    Popular lesbian TV drama The L Word will be getting a spin-off show featuring one of its actors in a starring role...

Fri 20 Jul 2007

  • NZ: HIV med Kaletra
    A new formulation of the anti-HIV drug Kaletra – available in New Zealand from the 1st of August – will significantly improve the quality of life for many HIV-positive New Zealanders, says the AIDS Foundation...

Thu 20 Jul 2006

  • More Tamihere bitterness on Radio Live
    John Tamihere July 7, 2006...

Wed 20 Jul 2005

  • 'Boy prostitutes' scenario for NZ - Tamaki

Tue 20 Jul 2004

  • Most of my friends are gay says Lawless
    Xena star Lucy Lawless says most of her friends are gay, and she feels very close to them...

Sun 20 Jul 2003

  • David McNee, an interior designer and former television host is killed (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The provocation defence was later successfully used by Phillip Layton Edwards who was found guilty of manslaughter. Edwards was sentenced to nine years imprisonment. He was due for release in April 2012.
  • Lesbian discontent over civil unions
    Not all gays and lesbians are pleased at the announcement of civil union legislation, and some have not been hesitant to voice their opposition in the media...

Sat 20 Jul 1985

Fri 20 Jul 1984

  • Insight 84 - homosexual law reform
    A Radio New Zealand documentary on homosexual law reform, produced in 1984.

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