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Fri 30 Aug 2019

  • Friday's world news: What's making the headlines around the globe
    HK activist arrests, FARC returns to Colombia, UK Labour vows to stop no-deal Brexit, Trump launches US Space Command, Gay gene ruled out, and more...
    Links: RNZ
  • Lil Nas X first openly gay man to get CMA award nomination
    US musician Lil Nas X has become the first openly gay man to receive a Country Music Association Award nomination for the chart-topping 'Old Town Road (Remix)...
    Links: RNZ
  • There's no 'gay gene,' but genetics are linked to same-sex behavior, study says
    However genetics, along with environment, play a part in shaping sexuality, a massive new study shows...
    Links: Stuff
  • There's no 'gay gene,' but genetics are linked to same-sex behaviour, new study says
    There is no one gene that determines a person's sexual orientation, but genetics - along with environment - play a part in shaping sexuality, a massive new study shows...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Troye Sivan slams NZ magazine's 'inappropriate', 'invasive' sex questions
    Sivan says Gay Express' questions about his sex life were "wildly invasive, strange and inappropriate​"...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 30 Aug 2018

  • The Pentagon, China, Brunei, LGBTI and Islamic Shariah Law
    By Richard S...
    Links: Scoop
  • The Power of P!NK
    Links: Express
  • Wellington Lights Up in Rainbows to Celebrate ILGA Conference
    Links: Express

Wed 30 Aug 2017

  • Annette King says having transgender ex-husband means she understands the community's needs
    Her first husband was transgender, so veteran Labour MP Annette King says she understands that group's "desperate need" for services...
    Links: Stuff
  • Annette King understands: 'I was married to a transgender person'
    Former Health Minister Annette King has told students that having once been married to a transgender person means she understands the need for more government support...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • NZ's first pro transgender wrestler aiming high
    By Carla Penman New Zealand's first professional transgender wrestler thinks the sky is the limit...
    Links: NZ Herald

Tue 30 Aug 2016

  • Call for Submissions on Petition to Reverse Historic Homosexual Convictions
    Links: Express
  • Theme Winner Announced for Auckland Pride 2017!
    Links: Express
  • Trump launches t-shirts for LGBTI supporters
    US presidential candidate Donald Trump is now selling rainbow t-shirts for LGBTI people to declare their support for him...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Aug 2015

  • Samoan-English Sevens player comes out
    Samoan-English Sevens player Sam Stanley, nephew of an All Black great and a member of one of rugby’s most well-known families, has come out...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 Aug 2014

  • Beauty, Youth and Beats – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Colourful Antics – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Friday Frolics – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Updated: Judith Collins has resigned
    Justice Minister Judith Collins, who among many other things, has been accused of throwing transgender New Zealanders "under the bus" has resigned from Cabinet...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 30 Aug 2013

  • Robertson to Tamihere: Judge me on my politics
    Grant Robertson Despite his sexuality being a constant topic of questioning in a Radio Live interview this afternoon Labour leadership candidate Grant Robertson has reiterated that he's not standing as a gay man but as a politician with a jobs, homes and schools agenda...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 Aug 2012

  • Victory celebrated, as groups look to next barrier
    A number of pro-equality groups are expressing delight Louisa Wall's marriage equality Bill has passed its first reading, while also pointing out there is a long way to go...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 Aug 2010

  • Jane Lynch nabs Emmy, thanks wife
    Jane Lynch Lesbian actress Jane Lynch thanked her wife as she won an Emmy for her role in Glee...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 30 Aug 2008

  • TVNZ debate to tackle gay media
    The question 'How well does New Zealand's gay media serve its community?' will be addressed in a panel discussion to be transmitted on TVNZ's digital channel 7 this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 30 Aug 2007

  • HIV worker's ashes scattered on Mt Vic
    The ashes of a high profile Wellington HIV outreach and support volunteer have been scattered on Mt Victoria after he died of an AIDS-related illness...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 30 Aug 2006

  • Television news reports: Zimbabwean refugees may be allowed to remain in New Zealand even if they are HIV positive (New Zealand)
    One news, ref F95238 and TV3 news, ref F95240.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (1), Nga Taonga Sound and Vision (2)
  • Clarkson lets rip with antigay attack
    National MP Bob Clarkson has let loose with a vitriolic attack on gays, saying they are not normal, there are too many in Parliament, and gay parades are as distasteful as picking your nose in public...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 30 Aug 2005

  • Why the Blood Service doesn't want you
    Even in 2005, being a gay man automatically makes you unwelcome as a blood donor because it's feared you may have HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 30 Aug 2004

  • UF up in polls, continues gaybashing
    United Future is continuing to abuse gay and lesbian New Zealanders publicly, while their support begins to grow...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 30 Aug 1998

  • Artist Toss Woollaston dies (Tasman region, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

Sat 30 Aug 1986

  • A Women's Studies conference is held (New Plymouth, New Zealand)

Fri 30 Aug 1985

  • The national gay and lesbian Bigot Busters Conference is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Approximately 150 people attend the conference at Victoria University.
    Links: LAGANZ

Thu 30 Aug 1984

  • Television: The Auckland Blood Transfusion Service say that all precaution is taken to prevent patients from contracting AIDS, but that they can make no guarantees (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP130997.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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