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Thu 5 Sep 2019

  • Peter Ellis Dies While Appealing Conviction
    Links: Express
  • Religious Freedom Bill Put Forward By Government In Australia
    Links: Express

Wed 5 Sep 2018

  • Transgender teenager ready to take the next step in his transition
    After a lifetime spent in and out of hospital Angus Coleman has found himself once again preparing for surgery – but this time it's on his terms...
    Links: Stuff
  • Review: Pink at her Peak
    Links: Express

Tue 5 Sep 2017

  • Australia's top court hears bid to stop gay marriage survey
    MELBOURNE, Australia " Gay rights advocates argued in Australia's highest court on Tuesday that the government does not have the power to bypass Parliament to pay for a 122 million Australian dollar ($97 million) public survey...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • L’oréal Fires Trans Model For Slamming White Supremacy
    Links: Express
  • Same Sex Marriage Still Illegal in Isreal
    Links: Express

Mon 5 Sep 2016

  • Canterbury University Celebrates Sexuality Awareness
    Links: Express
  • Happy 5th Birthday Q Theatre!
    Links: Express
  • Pocket Politics: Bill Ralston
    Links: Express
  • Pro-GLBT Cabinet Minister Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
    Links: Express
  • Supporting Queer Asian Culture
    Links: Express
  • The Wheels on the Bus
    Family First is trying something 'different' this year...

Sat 5 Sep 2015

  • Updated: Skies clear for Purchas Cup
    Scattered showers forecast for central Auckland this morning are a no show, and the rain is set to stay away for the Purchas Cup...

Fri 5 Sep 2014

  • Milford Sounds: A Must Do Destination!
    Links: Express
  • Outgames is Officially Coming To Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Outgames Licence Signing Ceremony – Auckland Town Hall
    Links: Express
  • Rivers was "humble" and "gracious"
    Joan Rivers is being remembered by gay fans, including one who once spent the night with drinking with her in an Edinburgh bar...

Thu 5 Sep 2013

  • Tamaki's 'gay friends' fail to come forward
    Brian Tamaki None of the many gay friends Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki claims have come forward despite the church passing on a request for a private or confidential interview...

Wed 5 Sep 2012

  • Anne Perry (Wellington)
    Joanne Drayton discusses her biography of crime writer Anne Perry, better known in New Zealand as the convicted murderer Juliet Hulme
    Features: Joanne Drayton
  • GP banned for prescribing NZ teen "gay cure"
    File photo A Sydney-based Exclusive Brethren doctor has been banned from medicine after prescribing chemical castration for a young gay New Zealander...

Mon 5 Sep 2011

  • Lesbian candidate ranked 63rd on National list
    Prime Minister John Key with Claudette Hauiti Lesbian National Party candidate Claudette Hauiti has been given only an outside chance of winning a Parliamentary seat after being ranked 63rd on the party list...

Sun 5 Sep 2010

  • Staring disaster in the face
    When he started his Menfriends shift at midnight Friday Matt Wright could have no idea that he would have to see the venue and its gay patrons through the biggest natural disaster to ever hit Christchurch...

Sat 5 Sep 2009

  • Tyra pays for model's gender operation
    TV beauty show America's Next Top Model's first ever transgender contestant Isis King was eliminated in the episode screened yesterday on TV3, but the hit show's host Tyra Banks says she'll make sure there's a happy ending for her after all...

Fri 5 Sep 2008

  • White Out Party farewells Ski Week tonight
    More snow was dumped on Queenstown's peaks yesterday as Gay Ski Week continues – with its climax, the annual White Out Party, happening at Bezu Bar tonight...

Wed 5 Sep 2007

  • Waikato manager resigns from NZAF
    NZ AIDS Foundation services in the Waikato will not be adversely affected by the resignation of its Regional Manager for the Waikato region, Tim Allingham, according the Foundation...

Tue 5 Sep 2006

  • Victoria University's Alison Laurie
    Linda Evans (Left), Alison Laurie (Right) Wellingtonian Alison Laurie has pushed for LGBT rights and freedoms in NZ, Denmark, Norway and the US; she was a key proponent of homosexual law reform and now teaches gender and women’s studies at Victoria University...

Mon 5 Sep 2005

  • TV2's Late Night Gay Monday Starts Tonight
    Local talkshow The Outhouse and provocative US lesbisoap The L Word start tonight (Mon) on TV2...

Fri 5 Sep 2003

  • Television news reports: HIV positive refugees in NZ and former newsreader Darren McDonald is sentenced (New Zealand)
    Two reports: HIV positive refugees in New Zealand, and former newsreader Darren McDonald is sentenced on drugs charges. One news, ref F59892.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • National Penis Day - taking the joke over the edge?
    It starts, like most things, with the best of intentions...

Thu 5 Sep 2002

  • New Zealand AIDS Foundation launches the "Toolbox" safe sex campaign. (New Zealand)
    The toolbox contains condoms, lubricants and application hints, and was distributed to people on the street.
    Links: Gay NZ

Wed 5 Sep 1979

  • Television: Toss Woollaston painting presented to Wellington City (Wellington, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP24735.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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