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Tue 28 Jul 2020

  • Third of Young LGBT+ Kiwis Felt Unsafe During Lockdown
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Jul 2019

  • Gay Chinese find a place to be themselves on 'Rainbow Cruise' to Vietnam
    On the deck of a cruise ship in southern China, two grey-haired men stood in silence, shoulders touching, looking out to sea, as other passengers bustled on board and settled in for the journey to Vietnam...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Wanaka Bar Owner Says Direction For Couple to go to ‘Gay...
    Links: Express

Fri 28 Jul 2017

  • Controversial Real Housewives star Julia Sloane is making a documentary about sexuality
    Former professional Auckland television housewife Julia Sloane is presenting a documentary about sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples
    COLUMBIA, S...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Five-year-old's reaction to older brother coming out as gay is perfect
    A five-year-old boy has reacted in the best way ever to his older brother coming out as gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Swokowski: I served 34 years in the US Army and I'm transgender; Trump is wrong
    OPINION: US President Donald Trump says allowing transgender people to serve in the military would bring "disruption" that could stand in the way of the "decisive and overwhelming victory" our armed forces must strive for...
    Links: Stuff
  • The dark truth about Diana's boyfriend Dodi Fayed
    Princess Diana's lover Dodi Fayed was a cocaine fiend who trawled illegal gay clubs at dawn looking for hedonistic highs, an astonishing new book claims...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces
    WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby Star Says Most of the Hate Towards His Relationship Comes...
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Jul 2016

  • Auckland Pride Supports Gay Ski Week QT
    Links: Express
  • Kristen Stewart on Dating Women: “I’m much happier now”
    Links: Express
  • Making an Impact: Prince Harry’s Live HIV Testing Video
    Links: Express
  • New President for Rainbow Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Romania and Marriage Equality
    Romania has had the usual inertial drag problems that many other Eastern Europe societies have with LGBTI rights and now things may be getting worse there once more...

Tue 28 Jul 2015

  • Boy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Leaders
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Barack Obama Clashes With Kenyan President on Gay Rights
    Links: Express
  • Prisoner vote decision important for us too
    Rainbow Wellington says a landmark court decision on prisoner voting rights is important to our communities, because it shows how protections for minority groups can be cast casually aside...

Mon 28 Jul 2014

  • All Male Acapella Group Sings Shakiras’ Hips Don’t lie
    Links: Express
  • Aquarius Party – Saloon Bar
    Links: Express
  • Knowledge Sharing for Team NZAF at AIDS2014 Melbourne
    Links: Express
  • Pride Festival to widen arms to Pacific
    Brown-Acton helped organise the stunning Best Float winner in the 2014 Auckland Pride Parade, by Pasefika LGBTQI Youth...

Sun 28 Jul 2013

  • Under-reporting of male sexual abuse queried
    File Photo A Waikato University Master’s student has found there are no easy answers to the under-reporting of sexual assaults by gay and bisexual men, as the barriers are complex...

Sat 28 Jul 2012

  • Manly Affections preview
    Small-town Wairarapa in the late 1800s might be the last place you'd expect to find a hotbed of manly affection, but through the lens of gay photographer Robert Gant, Mates   ...

Thu 28 Jul 2011

  • The Cossacks are coming
    Those of you who have not seen viral sensation Kazaky yet, I suggest you check them out now...

Wed 28 Jul 2010

  • Gay Idol reject sues for 'discrimination'
    Ian Bernando An American Idol cast-off is seeking US$300 million from the show's producers, claiming he was discriminated against for being gay...

Mon 28 Jul 2008

  • Police name man found dead near Lateshift
    The man found dead in an Auckland street near Lateshift cruise club early on Friday morning has been named as Gregory Brice, aged 43, from Freeman's Bay...

Sat 28 Jul 2007

  • New USA gay spy film shot in Auckland
    A gay American cable TV network has been filming a spy thriller in and around Auckland, it has been revealed...

Fri 28 Jul 2006

  • Breakfast on Pluto
    Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto Any movie that can make hit parade fodder such as Sugar Baby Love and Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (or is that 'cheap'?) sound deep and meaningful has to be quite some movie...

Thu 28 Jul 2005

  • Rainbow Youth benefit concert this Sat
    There's been plenty of support this year for the annual Rainbow Youth benefit concert from sponsors, entertainers and other volunteers, but organisers say support from punters at the box office is sadly down on previous years at a time when it's needed more than ever...

Wed 28 Jul 2004

  • Double gay honours at book awards
    Two queer authors have taken out top honours at this year's Montana Book Awards, both with gay-themed historical novels...

Mon 28 Jul 2003

  • Police visit gay bars in McNee inquiry
    Police visited gay bars in Auckland over the weekend in the hunt for David McNee's killer, according to an NZPA report...

Wed 28 Jul 1993

  • The Human Rights Bill is passed (New Zealand)
    Among other things, the Bill outlaws discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. The Government is exempt until 31 December 1999.

Wed 28 Jul 1982

Thu 28 Jul 1977

Tue 28 Jul 1970

  • The National Party's annual conference decides to seek liberalisation on the law relating to homosexuality (New Zealand)
    The decision was applauded by the Homosexual Law Reform Society - as noted in an Evening Post article on 28 July.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Fri 28 Jul 1967

  • The Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalises homosexual acts in England and Wales (United Kingdom)
    The age of consent is set at 21.

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