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Fri 11 Sep 2020

  • Court in Australia approves treatment for transgender teen amid parental dispute
    A 16-year-old transgender girl whose mother opposed her transition will be able to access hormone treatment following a Family Court ruling in Australia...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ellen’s End?
    Links: Express
  • First Non-Binary and Trans Characters Unveiled In Star Trek
    Links: Express
  • Homophobic Social Media Posts Overshadow Wellington’s Scots College Pride Week
    Links: Express
  • Philippines President Pardons U.S. Marine Convicted Of Killing A Trans Woman
    Links: Express
  • Russian Legislation Declares War on Trans People
    Links: Express
  • Warnings of Dangerous Blackmarket For Poppers as Law Remains Unclear
    Links: Express

Wed 11 Sep 2019

  • New Video Celebrating Freddie Mercury and His Foundation Released
    Links: Express

Tue 11 Sep 2018

  • Transgender Aussie Rules Player Pulls Out of Competition Saying the League...
    Links: Express

Mon 11 Sep 2017

  • BANG! Episode 7: Lust for Life
    Melody Thomas leads a frank and often-entertaining exploration into sex, sexuality and intimacy...
    Links: RNZ
  • Olly’s Column
    Links: Express

Sun 11 Sep 2016

  • Linda Evans - LGRRC and LAGANZ (Wellington)
    On the 30th anniversary of the arson attack (11 September 1986) on the Lesbian and Gay Rights Resource Centre in Wellington, LAGANZ curator Linda Evans reflects on what it meant for archiving of rainbow taonga in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Linda Evans
  • Wild Times at Wigarama 2016
    Links: Express
  • Vaccine improves protection from gonorrhoea
    Dr Peter Saxton Gay men's health researchers have reacted with "excitement" to news released yesterday that a vaccine against meningococcal disease confers heightened protection against gonorrhoea, which is more prevalent amongst gay and bisexual men that in the general population...

Fri 11 Sep 2015

  • Spanish police officers marry in uniform
    Two gay policemen have married in Spain, in full uniform...

Thu 11 Sep 2014

  • Channing Tatum says Hi with a “Dick Graze”
    Links: Express
  • Dunedin Pride: Calls for Queer* Art and Artists
    Links: Express
  • Neil Patrick Harris Weds Partner David Burtka
    Links: Express
  • Sleaze, bullying and smears at Mr Gay World
    Mr Gay Australia, Christopher Glebatsas Mr Gay New Zealand wasn't the only contestant who rapidly became disillusioned with the recent Mr Gay World 2014 contest and left before the event was over...

Wed 11 Sep 2013

  • Peter Taylor "weak, fluctuating, but doing ok"
    Peter Taylor at the This Is Your Life function Peter Taylor's health and energy levels are fluctuating, he is weak but "doing ok," according to close friend Karen Ritchie...

Tue 11 Sep 2012

  • Steve - Q12 (Manawatu)
    Steve talks about being young and gay in 2012
  • The flawed Regnerus study
    File photo At the University of Texas, sociologist Mark Regnerus conducted a seriously flawed 'comparative' study on parenting outcomes that appears to have aroused undeserved hope amongst Family First and other same-sex parenting opponents...

Sun 11 Sep 2011

  • DNA video teaser!
    Check out a teaser for DNA, the brand spanking new gay bar that's opening on Auckland's K' Road on September 23! GayNZ...

Sat 11 Sep 2010

  • Tegan and Sara finally announce NZ return
    Tegan and Sara have announced they will make a long-awaited return to New Zealand, to support Jack Johnson in three shows...

Fri 11 Sep 2009

  • Pacific leaders to meet at Love Life 3 Fono
    The third biannual summit of leaders from the Pacific's sexual minority communities will bring together participants from some of the most marginalised groups from within Aotearoa and the Pacific nations to Auckland over 29 October – 1 November 2009...

Thu 11 Sep 2008

  • Where the Wild Things Are author
    The author of classic children's book Where the Wild Things Are has publicly revealed he is gay...

Tue 11 Sep 2007

  • The frightening images of Skin Lane
    In 1967, Mr Freeman lives a solitary life as a furrier on one of the now-vanished City of London backstreet shops where he skins furs for later processing in his tiny world...

Mon 11 Sep 2006

  • Polly says farewell in style
    Pollyfilla Wellington's iconic drag diva Pollyfilla saved her final show for her local devotees, who turned out in force on Saturday night, 2nd September, to celebrate her ten-year stint as the city's resident queen...

Sun 11 Sep 2005

  • Dirty Tactics: Conflicting Polls
    With conflicting polls released today in the Herald and Sunday Star Times, the Exclusive Brethren Church has now been accused of further bolstering support for the National Party by conducting "push polling" in some electorates...

Sat 11 Sep 2004

  • Participants sought for AKL gay men's health study
    Sorry - Text yet to be Transfered GayNZ...

Thu 11 Sep 2003

  • P is For Poison
    When Darren MacDonald was recently convicted of P possession, it may have only been the tip of an "ice" berg within the gay community...

Wed 11 Sep 2002

  • Newtown Primary School withdraws support for next years Wellington Gay and Lesbian Fair. (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The school declines a request for the school hall to be used for what would have been the 18th fair at the site.
    Links: Gay NZ
  • Capital's annual gay fair loses school venue
    Wellington's annual Gay and Lesbian Fair has hit trouble with the withdrawal of Newton primary School's hall by the school's headmaster...

Mon 11 Sep 1995

  • The Auckland University Pride Week takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The week is organised by a combined group from Unigays, Women loving Women, Dykes on Campus and Uni Goblet. It runs from 11 - 16 September.

Thu 11 Sep 1986

  • The Lesbian and Gay Rights Resource Centre is damaged by arson (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: LAGANZ (1), LAGANZ (2)

Wed 11 Sep 1985

  • A picket in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The picket takes place at the Queen Victoria statue on Cambridge Terrace.

Mon 11 Sep 1944

  • Chrissy Witoko is born (Hastings, New Zealand)
    Witoko would later own (among other businesses) the Evergreen Coffee Lounge in Wellington.
    Links: Friends of Chrissy, Te Papa

Wed 11 Sep 1935

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