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Wed 9 Sep 2020

  • School sex ed update tackles consent, inclusion, online porn
    By RNZ An emphasis on informed, enthusiastic and ongoing consent, inclusion and shifting social norms in relation to gender will be some of the things teachers share with students when teaching sexuality and relationships in schools...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Stand Bi Us 2020 Australia And New Zealand’s First Joint Bisexual Conference
    An exciting lineup of online and in-person events across Australia and New Zealand, from September 18-27, 2020 For the first time ever, Bi+ organisations across Australia and New Zealand have collaborated to create the Stand Bi Us Conference...
    Links: Scoop
  • September’s Queer History
    Links: Express
  • Sex Ed in NZ Schools to Become More LGBT Friendly
    Links: Express

Mon 9 Sep 2019

  • Building For a Sustainable Future
    Links: Express
  • Elton John Celebrated By Royal Mail With New Stamps
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: A Hi-Five for the New X5
    Links: Express
  • Fast and Furious: Ruling the Road
    Links: Express

Sun 9 Sep 2018

  • Activist Chelsea Manning holds a speaking engagement at the Embassy Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Manning is interviewed by Georgina Beyer. Manning toured both Australia and New Zealand.
    Links:, Think Inc
  • Trans women standing strong
    Who has the right to be designated a woman?...
    Links: Stuff
  • Boy Erased Star Lucas Hedges Says He’s “Not Totally Straight”
    Links: Express

Sat 9 Sep 2017

  • From Catholic to co-ed: what are schools teaching our kids about sex and sexuality?
    Links: Stuff

Fri 9 Sep 2016

  • If I Could Turn Back Time
    Links: Express
  • Love Knows No Borders
    Links: Express
  • NZAF Condom Emoji Rejected
    Links: Express
  • World Suicide Prevention Day Highlighted By Queer-Led Organisation
    Links: Express
  • Tiwhanawhana fundraising event set to dazzle
    Wellington will be treated to a night of fun, dancing and spectacular performances by local takatāpui and queer community tomorrow night...

Wed 9 Sep 2015

  • Caitlyn Jenner on Same Sex Marriage : “I Don’t Quite Get...
    Links: Express
  • Homophobic Kentucky Clerk Released From Jail
    Links: Express
  • Review: The Black
    Links: Express
  • Whangarei youth stand against bullying
    A Whangarei anti-bullying project has launched a series of videos made by local youth, including one which looks at homophobic bullying...

Tue 9 Sep 2014

  • All Behind Cunliffe?
    Links: Express
  • Express Catches up with the SILO THEATRE’s Belleville Lead Sophe Henderson
    Links: Express
  • The Key to a Third Term?
    Links: Express
  • Gay Ski Week QT drew in new visitors
    There were costumes galore at the closing party Gay Ski Week Queenstown's organisers are in recovery mode after an event which saw an overall increase in new attendees, including more female visitors...

Mon 9 Sep 2013

  • Uncertain Destiny
    Gay Christian and religious historian Peter Lineham has published a fascinating book on the complex life and mind-set of anti-gay evangelical Christian leader Brian Tamaki, Destiny - The life and times of a self-made apostle...

Sun 9 Sep 2012

  • Etienne and Geoffrey's civil union
    Etienne and Geoffrey on the big day “My beautiful man” is how Etienne describes his partner Geoffrey, who he joined with this week in an equally beautiful hospital-bedside civil union in Wellington...

Fri 9 Sep 2011

  • Grant Robertson: rugby fan
    Grant Robertson is more of a suit and tie man these days Grant Robertson is a man who has achieved many things, but did you know that as a rugby-mad Dunedin youngster he was once a ball boy at an All Blacks game? The out Labour MP shares his love of the oval-balled game, as the Rugby World Cup kicks off...

Thu 9 Sep 2010

  • Young Blood trumps Moa at Silver Scrolls
    Anika Moa In her third time as a finalist, established lesbian songstress Anika Moa once again missed out on the nation's premier after songwriting prize...

Wed 9 Sep 2009

  • WGN: Mates and Lovers play preview tonight
    The stage adaptation of Chris Brickell's award-winning gay history of New Zealand book will be officially launched tonight at Sfrom the production will perform "one of the naughtier scenes" in the play tonight at the free launch event from 9pm, which will also include ticket giveaways and drink specials...

Tue 9 Sep 2008

  • VIDEO: Why are we gay?
    Is it a choice? Or destined even before we were born? Perhaps a cheesy cartoon video can help answer some questions...

Sun 9 Sep 2007

  • Lesbian body artist wins at Style Pasifika
    Auckland lesbian body-paint artist Magdalena O'Connor, 25, has won the Pasifika Body Art section of 2007 Style Pasifika, held at Vector Arena on Friday night...

Sat 9 Sep 2006

  • Big Love
    I admit it- I'm rather hooked on HBO's Big Love series, which is currently screening on TV2, Wednesdays...

Fri 9 Sep 2005

  • Support group for partners of HIV+ men
    A new social support group has been started in Auckland for men in relationships with men who are HIV-positive...

Thu 9 Sep 2004

  • Parmenter's Tristan and Isolde: An intimate epic
    Michael Parmenter Choreographer Michael Parmenter is back in New Zealand and working towards his first national tour since travelling to Europe for creative inspiration in 2002...

Tue 9 Sep 2003

  • Gay sex drug killed my son
    A Christchurch mother is blaming a gay ex-scout leader for her teenage son's suicide...

Mon 9 Sep 1985

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