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Sat 12 Sep 2020

  • Aotearoa in 20: Alex Ker wants his life to look beyond the rainbow
    After years of feeling disconnected from his body, Alex Ker realised he was transgender talking to a teacher at high school...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 12 Sep 2019

  • A Kindred Spirit: Little Miss Cinnamon Meets Nick Winchester
    Links: Express
  • Bosnians Come Together For First-Ever Sarajevo Pride March
    Links: Express
  • Keeping Our History Alive
    Links: Express

Wed 12 Sep 2018

  • Education Review Office tells schools: teach more about porn
    The Education Review Office says high schools should be teaching about pornography and sexual violence so teenagers learn what's healthy and what's not...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • ERO Should Talk To Parents About Sex Ed
    Family First NZ says that the Education Review Office should talk to parents first before issuing reports about sexuality education in schools ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Family Planning calls for action
    Family Planning hopes a new report on relationship and sexuality education will finally be enough to spur on action...
    Links: Scoop
  • Movie review - McKellen
    McKellen: Playing the Part invites actor and gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen to tell his own story...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sex ed in schools failing many: ERO report
    Nearly 30 per cent of schools are failing in their delivery of sexuality education, according to a new report by the Education Review Office...
    Links: RNZ
  • Why do we keep getting sexuality education in schools so wrong?
    OPINION: The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a new report on sexuality education in New Zealand primary and secondary schools...
    Links: Stuff
  • Chelsea Manning Takes Aim at Current Trans Rights Movement
    Links: Express

Tue 12 Sep 2017

  • Australia posts out ballots in gay marriage survey
    Australians living in New Zealand or who are here for the period of the same-sex postal survey can still vote in the plebiscite, but only if they are already registered with the Australian Electoral Roll...
    Links: Stuff
  • Safe, welcoming and inclusive schools are possible
    Secondary teachers have released a discussion document about how to achieve safe, welcoming and inclusive schools for all young people, community members and teachers...
    Links: Scoop
  • Samoa Health says misquoted on abortion and gay marriage
    Samoa's Ministry of Health says the media have misunderstood its recommendations surrounding abortion...
    Links: RNZ
  • The Laramie Project
    In October 1998 a twenty-one-year old student was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming...
    Links: Scoop

Mon 12 Sep 2016

  • Actress Alexis Arquette passes away
    Links: Express
  • Feel Good Family Saturday
    Links: Express
  • Review: Queen of Ireland
    Links: Express
  • Wigarama's ninth year "absolutely wonderful"
    Wigarama dazzled the Auckland LGBTI scene for the ninth year on Saturday night, with a talented group of performers taking to the stage to raise money for the Cartier Trust...

Sat 12 Sep 2015

  • Des and John - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with Des Smith and John Jolliff, recorded during the community event Queer History in the Making.
    Features: Des Smith, John Jolliff
  • Gay Line Wellington - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with John Mayes from Gay Line Wellington.
    Features: John Mayes
  • Hugh Young - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Hugh Young talks about working with HUG (Heterosexuals Unafraid of Gays) during homosexual law reform.
    Features: Hugh Young
  • Introduction and Opening - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    Kevin Haunui and Tiwhanawhana introduce and open the community event Queer History in the Making.
    Features: Jac Lynch, Kevin Haunui, Tiwhanawhana
  • Jevon Wright - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with Jevon Wright from Naming New Zealand and Tranzform.
    Features: Jevon Wright
  • Kawika and Bernard - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with Kawika Aipa and Bernard Lee, recorded during the community event Queer History in the Making.
    Features: Bernard Lee, Kawika Aipa
  • Kevin Haunui - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    Kevin Haunui, chair of LAGANZ, reflects on the community event Queer History in the Making.
    Features: Kevin Haunui
  • New Zealand AIDS Foundation - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with Anne Holleron from the Awhina Centre, New Zealand AIDS Foundation.
    Features: Anne Holleron
  • Open mic sessions - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    Audio from the open mic sessions held during the community event Queer History in the Making.
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Bella Simpson, Des Smith, Ellen Faed, Emma Kelly, Jac Lynch, Jevon Wright, John Jolliff, John Mayes, Karen Harris, Karen Te Wao, Kathleen Winter, Kevin Haunui, Lainey Cowan, LaQuisha Redfern, Leanne Chambers, Lynette Townsend, Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Pat McIntosh, Simon Fulton, Stephanie Gibson, Tabby Besley, Valda Edyvane, Virginia Parker-Bowles
  • Panel discussion - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    Audio from the panel discussion on queer history, held during the community event Queer History in the Making.
    Features: Jac Lynch, Kassie Hartendorp, Linda Evans, Paul Diamond, Tony Simpson
  • Tabby Besley - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with Tabby Besley from InsideOUT.
    Features: Tabby Besley
  • Wellington Frontrunners - Queer History in the Making (Wellington)
    An interview with Steve McVey and Alan Kwok about Wellington Frontrunners - a rainbow running group.
    Features: Alan Kwok, Steve McVey
  • Study links homophobia and psych issues
    A new study has found homophobia could be linked to psychological problems...

Fri 12 Sep 2014

  • Bianca Del Rio On Route To Auckland’s Encore Cabaret Restaurant
    Links: Express
  • How LYC changed Christchurch’s Condom Culture
    Links: Express
  • Straight Mates Marry At Eden Park
    Links: Express
  • UK: Rainbow laces campaign a hit
    A UK gay rights group has had a brilliant start to its ‘rainbow laces’ campaign designed to “kick homophobia” out of football...

Thu 12 Sep 2013

  • Violence committee to report at public meeting
    The committee set up to investigate responses to the high levels of violence against gay people in Auckland's Karangahape Road area is to report back to the gay communities at the end of this month...

Wed 12 Sep 2012

  • [name withheld 9] - Q12
    [name withheld] talks about being young and bicurious in 2012
  • Alexandra - Q12
    Alexandra talks about being young and bisexual in 2012
  • Daniel - Q12
    Daniel talks about being young and gay in 2012
  • Grant - Older Gay Men (Auckland)
    Grant talks about caring for his elderly partner
  • Lauren - Q12
    Lauren talks about being young and panromantic asexual in 2012
  • Logan - Q12
    Logan talks about being young and gay in 2012
  • Matt - Q12
    Matt talks about being young and gay in 2012.
  • Tamara - Q12
    Tamara talks about being young and bisexual in 2012
  • LegaliseLove's Waikato branch ready to roll
    The Waikato arm of marriage and adoption equality LegaliseLove will hold its official launch during Hamilton Pride next week...

Mon 12 Sep 2011

  • UK: Gay people more likely to age alone
    A groundbreaking report has found gay men and women in Britain are far more likely to end up living alone and have less contact with family in later life than straight people...

Sun 12 Sep 2010

  • Views sought on state of mental health services
    Anyone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex is being asked to take part in a study assessing the state of the nation's mental health services...

Sat 12 Sep 2009

  • The Vintner's Luck has its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
    The film is based on Elizabeth Knox's novel
    Links: Wikipedia
  • Rainbow Wellington: "End provocation defence now"
    In Parliament on Thursday 10 September, the chairperson of LGBT advocacy group Rainbow Wellington voiced a blistering attack against New Zealand's controversial 'gay panic' defence - labeling it "a homophobic hangover which should long have been done away with...

Fri 12 Sep 2008

  • Second Waipouri killer gets 15 years' jail
    Palmerston North teenager Andre Gilling – guilty of the gruesome murder of gay man Stanley Waipouri – has today been sentenced to life imprisonment...

Wed 12 Sep 2007

  • US TV campaign to battle homophobia
    The US-based Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has launched a television ad campaign starring actors from hit shows Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and Brothers    Ref: GLAAD, Buddy TV (m)...

Tue 12 Sep 2006

  • Doubt: A Parable, by John Shanley
    Set in 1964, John Shanley's brilliant Doubt is a timely examination of the modern crisis of endemic clergy paedophilia within the Catholic Church...

Mon 12 Sep 2005

  • Glammies Kick off GlamSlam Week
    Wellington UniQ's gay pride festival began this weekend, with the Glammies, the capital's gay and lesbian community awards, held last night at Parliament's Grand Hall...

Sun 12 Sep 2004

  • Off with the wheels and a new foreshore claim?
    FRIDAY REPORT Things are rocking along in Queenstwon for Gay Ski Week...

Fri 12 Sep 2003

  • Ellis book author protests biased interview
    Peter Ellis book author Lynley Hood has lodged a formal complaint with TVNZ over the treatment she received as a guest on “Edwards At Large” last month...

Thu 12 Sep 2002

  • Kiwifruits fundraiser calendar launch this weekend
    A fundraising gay community calendar will be launched this Sunday in Auckland...

Tue 12 Sep 1978

Thu 12 Sep 1861

  • Painter Dorothy Richmond is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara

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