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Wed 29 Aug 2018

  • Crazy Rich Asians: A movie far too reliant on empty spectacle and cliché
    Crazy Rich Asians...
    Links: Stuff
  • Malaysian Women Facing Caning For Same-Sex Relations
    Links: Express

Tue 29 Aug 2017

  • Two lawsuits challenge Donald Trump transgender military service ban
    Civil rights groups filed two new lawsuits challenging US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on transgender people serving in the US military...
    Links: Stuff
  • Having The Chat: Cody Jarvie
    Links: Express

Mon 29 Aug 2016

  • 3 x Double Passes to Billy Elliot
    Links: Express
  • Acid Attack at Popular Sydney Sex Club
    Links: Express
  • GSWQT Gets Wet at Wakatipu
    Links: Express
  • Trans activists block Manchester Pride police float
    Trans activists protested at the Manchester Pride Parade over the weekend, speaking out against the treatment of trans prisoners and the inclusion of the Police department in the Parade...

Sat 29 Aug 2015

  • Linda Evans - homosexual law reform (Kapiti)
    Linda Evans talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform.
    Features: Linda Evans
  • Unsettled Diasporas - Auckland Zinefest (Pitt St Methodist Church, Auckland)
    Audio from Unsettled Diasporas - a panel discussion on Asian feminism from contributors to Mellow Yellow, a local Asian feminist zine.
    Features: Meng Zhu Fu, Wai Ho
  • Dolphins and Birthdays
    Links: Express
  • GaySkiWeekQT: Days 1and2 - Recovery and foam
    SUN 10...

Fri 29 Aug 2014

  • 2014 GLBT General Election Priorities
    Links: Express
  • Gay European Tourism Association launches First Ever Nude Hotel Guide for...
    Links: Express
  • Q-town man admits punching 'homophobe'
    A Queenstown man has been convicted of injuring by an unlawful act and fined $500 after admitting he punched an Australian man who mocked him and called him a faggot when he was dancing in a bar...

Thu 29 Aug 2013

  • Sth Auckland union members against Robertson
    "I don't like gay people, I don't like him" An anti-gay groundswell against Labour's deputy party leader Grant Robertson becoming leader may be emerging amongst union members in South Auckland...

Wed 29 Aug 2012

  • Parliament: first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill
    Features: David Clark, Jami-Lee Ross, John Hayes, Kevin Hague, Lockwood Smith, Louisa Wall, Nikki Kaye, Paul Hutchison, Su'a William Sio, Tim Macindoe, Winston Peters
  • Participants in Marriage Equality march (Wellington)
    Participants talk during the Marriage Equality march through the streets of central Wellington
  • Photographs from the Rally for Marriage Equality (Wellington)
    Images from the Rally for Marriage Equality - 29 August 2012
  • Rally for Marriage Equality (Parliament buildings)
    Audio from the rally for Marriage Equality, held on the steps of Parliament, 29 August 2012
    Features: Bill Logan, Clare Brockett, Conrad Reyners, Helen Kelly, Kevin Hague, Kevin Haunui, Louisa Wall, Margaret Mayman, Rangimoana Taylor, Tau Henare, Tiwhanawhana
  • Speeches before Marriage Equality march (Civic Square/Te Ngākau)
    Audio of the speeches before the march for Marriage Equality on 29 August 2012
    Features: Andrew Cunningham, Brooklynne Kennedy, James Sleep, Joseph Habgood
  • The first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
  • “An historic moment,” – Louisa Wall
    Louisa Wall at today's rally ahead of her Bill being read “Tonight is an historic moment for New Zealanders and a step toward the legal recognition that loving couples, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to marry,” Labour MP Louisa Wall says after the successful first reading of her marriage equality Bill...

Mon 29 Aug 2011

  • Christophe Jannin's Original Digital
    Christophe Jannin As rugby fans flock to Eden Park for the first Rugby World Cup game they will be confronted by a burly, ball carrier, which is artist Christophe Jannin's take on the New Zealand rugby player...

Sun 29 Aug 2010

  • Sir Ian leads Manchester Pride
    Sir Ian McKellen Sir Ian McKellen has served as the Grand Marshal of the 2010 Manchester Pride Parade, in which thousands of people took to the streets...

Sat 29 Aug 2009

  • Search for an underwear model: The young folks
    Here's two more guys who entered our SEARCH FOR AN UNDERWEAR MODEL competition and instantly won a pair of Lex Collection underwear...

Fri 29 Aug 2008

  • Up for bids
    Equality Now, a human rights organisation that works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, is auctioning a walk-on part for the final season of The L Word to the highest bidder...

Wed 29 Aug 2007

  • USA: Senator "not gay" after toilet affair
    A right-wing Republican US Senator said yesterday he was not gay and had made a mistake in pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following his arrest in June in a men's toilet at Minnesota airport...

Tue 29 Aug 2006

  • Gay men's netball team set to compete
    An Auckland netball team comprised of gay men, is seeking to build a women's team, and is anticipating a hectic schedule of competition both home and in Australia, in the coming months...

Mon 29 Aug 2005

  • Pacific AIDS "storm"esp.Papua New Guinea
    Otago University's Epidemiology Group has highlighted growing cases of HIV infection in the Pacific Islands, an area which they say has been largely overlooked...

Sun 29 Aug 2004

  • Jesus at the Hero Parade
    Destiny's focus is all wrong, says talkback host Kerre Woodham, and if the second coming happens, Jesus would be more likely to join a Hero Parade than "link arms with Destiny's bovver boys"...

Fri 29 Aug 2003

  • NZ at gay rugby world cup
    New Zealand will be represented at the Bingham Cup, an international rugby competition for gay and bisexual men, in London next year...

Wed 29 Aug 2001

  • Me, My Dick and You
    Really, I suppose if you do want to know about the penis, the having and the not-having, you should always go to transsexuals...

Tue 29 Aug 1972

  • Television news: (silent) footage of the first National Gay Liberation Conference (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP87787. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: TVNZ
  • The first National Gay Liberation Conference is held (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The conferences are held every year until 1989 (except 1983).
    Links: TVNZ

Thu 29 Aug 1946

  • Dana de Milo is born (Auckland, New Zealand)

Sun 29 Aug 1943

  • Amy Bock dies (Auckland region, New Zealand)
    Bock dies at Bombay, south of Auckland, and is buried in the Pukekohe cemetery.
    Links: Te Ara

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