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Sun 15 Sep 2019

  • Ex-Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV
    Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas reveals he is 'living with HIV'
    Former Wales rugby skipper Gareth Thomas says it is not stopping him living life to the full...
    Links: Stuff
  • Portrait of Wellington transgender legend Carmen Rupe to join national gallery collection
    A portrait of Carmen Rupe will be the first image of an out transgender person to join the NZ Portrait Gallery's collection...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rugby: Former Wales and Lions wing Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV
    Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive, declaring via Twitter that he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Rugby: Former Wales and Lions wing Gareth Thomas reveals he has HIV
    Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive, declaring via Twitter that he wants to "break the stigma" around the condition...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • James Malcolm Explores The Gender-Blind Equality Agenda
    Links: Express
  • Kate Elliott Comes Out 
    Links: Express
  • Kristen Stewart Speaks-Out On Being Out in Hollywood
    Links: Express
  • Religious Leaders Plan To Ramp Up Conversion Therapy In Ethiopia
    Links: Express

Sat 15 Sep 2018

  • Britain calls them nerve agent hit men. Russians ask whether they are gay
    When Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov went on Kremlin-backed channel RT this week to defend themselves from British allegations that they attacked a former Russian double agent and his daughter with a nerve agent on British soil, the interview wasn't only about whether they poisoned anyone...
    Links: Stuff
  • Kate Camp
    Kate Camp is the author of six collections of poetry published by Victoria University Press, the most recent of which is The internet of things (2017)...
    Links: RNZ
  • “A Proud Product of South Auckland”
    Links: Express
  • Look How Far We’ve Come
    Links: Express
  • Out and About with Express: Mr. Burns Opening Night at Q...
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow New Zealand Expands and Seeks New Trustees
    Links: Express
  • Top Interior Design Trends
    Links: Express

Fri 15 Sep 2017

  • Australian church cancels wedding because couple supported gay marriage on Facebook
    An Australian church has refused to marry a young couple and cancelled their wedding plans because the bride-to-be expressed support for same-sex marriage on Facebook...
    Links: Stuff
  • Battle of the Sexes' Billie Jean King hits out at Margaret Court's anti-LGBT comments
    Openly gay tennis champion Billie Jean King has spoken out against Margaret Court for not supporting the LGBT community in Australia...
    Links: Stuff
  • It’s Election Time, Here’s What You Need to Know
    Links: Express
  • Resignation of UN LGBT+ Expert Causes Concern
    Links: Express
  • TOP Candidate Election-Eve Wedding to Promote Marriage Equality in Aus
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Sep 2016

  • Chinese Student Activist Lodges Suit Against Textbooks
    Links: Express
  • Taranaki Sexual Offender Charged
    Links: Express
  • Truvada and Access: A Further Update
    The ongoing saga of Truvada/Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) regulation and access concerns within the United Kingdom and Australia continues to unfold...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Sep 2015

  • Watch: Hamilton Pride launch party video
    The Hamilton lgbti community’s resident photographer Camera Man has put together a video from the opening night of Hamilton Pride, which went off! There is still plenty ahead for Hamilton Pride week – on Wednesday night UniQ Waikato sex educator Louise Bourchier will host a workshop on pleasure, promising to teach “the ins and outs of sexual anatomy to better understand how everything works, and to maximise pleasure”...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Sep 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Get Fishy
    Links: Express
  • Hurricane Bianca Storms Auckland!
    Links: Express
  • Steamworx and Rush Bar close, events moved to Ivy and Fringe
    Links: Express
  • Welsh Photographer “Blinded” in Homophobic Petrol Attack
    Links: Express
  • Wellington venue closes over rent hike
    The opening night of Rush Bar last year Another of the nation's gay venues is to close, with Wellington's Steamworx and Rush Bar calling it a day due to a substantial hike in rent...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Sep 2013

  • Peter Taylor dies, peacefully
    Peter Taylor, photographed at the This Is Your Life tribute dinner...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Sep 2012

  • James - Q12
    James talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Scholarship offered for trans/intersex project
    Victoria University Law School is seeking applicants for a scholarship to help work on human rights issues for trans and intersex people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Sep 2011

  • US: Gay rights pioneer Arthur Evans dies
    American gay rights pioneer Arthur Evans has died from a heart attack at his home in San Francisco, at the age of 69...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Sep 2010

  • Charlotte Museum (Auckland)
    Miriam Saphira and Jenny Rankine talk about the Charlotte Museum.
    Features: Jenny Rankine, Miriam Saphira
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Urge raises $1,500 with Blue SeptemBEAR
    The Urge crew, with co-owners Paul Heard and Alan Granville left and centre Patrons of K' Rd bar Urge have dug into their leather pockets, helping raise over $1,500 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation with its initiative Blue SeptemBEAR...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 15 Sep 2009

  • VIDEO: The GET IT ON! launch at Family bar
    Pimp my ride: Dallas please do check out Get it On!, your new guide to safer sex...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Sep 2008

  • Television mini series: Love Patrol
    Looks at HIV/AIDS in the Pacific. Ref F109798.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Sydney: Gays plan wedding in synagogue
    Despite gay marriage being illegal in New South Wales, a male Jewish couple have spoken about their plans to wed in a Sydney synagogue...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 15 Sep 2007

  • Uganda tabloid headline: 'Homo Terror!'
    Sunday Pepper headline A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has printed lists of local people it says are gay - under the headline "HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 15 Sep 2006

  • Rev. Margaret Mayman speaks out against hate stickers
    'GAYS ARE A CANCER IN OUR CHURCH', said bumper stickers sent out to the Presbyterian Assembly's 500 NZ members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 15 Sep 2005

  • No time for tolerance at Maxim forum
    Progressive MP Matt Robson found himself double-teamed yesterday when he tried to defend the gay and lesbian community at a political forum held by the Christian think-tank Maxim Institute...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 15 Sep 2004

  • Pope should get over CU bill
    The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists is urging the Government to tell the Pope to stay out of New Zealand's business, following a statement made by the pontiff to visiting New Zealand bishops that recognising relationships outside of heterosexual marriage violates God's plan for humanity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 15 Sep 2003

  • Fag hags investigated
    Gay men are to the modern woman what dogs were to the pioneer man - the ultimate companion, the perfect accessory, according to Sunday Star-Times writer, Megan Nicol Reed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 15 Sep 2002

  • Kiwifruits fundraising calendar is launched. (New Zealand)
    The community calendar is a fundraising project for gay touch rugby players heading to the Sydney Gay Games.
    Links: Gay NZ

Thu 15 Sep 1983

Wed 15 Sep 1982

  • Television: interview with Richard O’Brien about his youth in Hamilton and Rocky Horror (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP106773.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 15 Sep 1954

  • A committee chaired by Lord Wolfenden begins looking into homosexual offences and prostitution (United Kingdom)
    The resulting report is published in 1957.
    Links: Wikipedia

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