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Wed 16 Sep 2020

  • Emmy First-Timers Club: Why Rain Valdez is creating trans roles no one else will
    As a part of E! News' weeklong celebration of the Emmy First-Timers Club, Razor Tongue's Rain Valdez answered some burning questions...
    Links: Stuff
  • English rugby player and X-Factor star relieved after telling team-mates' he's bisexual
    Levi Davis – who used to play for Bath – claims there are more rugby players who should consider coming out...
    Links: Stuff
  • Facebook bans conservative election ad attacking transgender girls in sport
    A conservative political action committee in the US has slammed an "absurd" decision by Facebook to ban an election ad that attacked transgender girls participating in school sports...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Facebook bans conservative election ad attacking transgender girls in sport
    A conservative political action committee in the US has slammed an "absurd" decision by Facebook to ban an election ad that attacked transgender girls participating in school sports...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • A Triple Threat
    Links: Express

Mon 16 Sep 2019

  • Prince William shows support for 'courageous' Gareth Thomas as he reveals HIV torment
    The Duke of Cambridge pays tribute to Gareth Thomas after the former rugby player said he was blackmailed into revealing his HIV status...
    Links: Stuff
  • Ex Welsh Rugby Player Gareth Thomas Reveals HIV Positive Status
    Links: Express
  • Fight for Adoption Reform Goes to Parliament
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith Asks To Be Referred To As “They” Or “Them”
    Links: Express
  • US State Department Denies Birthright Citizenship To Daughter Of Same-Sex Couple
    Links: Express

Sun 16 Sep 2018

  • Will Hansen (Wellington)
    Will Hansen talks about what drives his passion for LGBTI rainbow history
    Features: Will Hansen
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Sat 16 Sep 2017

  • The pleasure, pain and 40-year wait behind this Kiwi musical spectacular
    It was the spring of 1980 when Rob Tapert first had his mind blown in one of New York's gay clubs...
    Links: Stuff
  • City in US Flips Out After First Ever Drag Show
    Links: Express
  • Indigenous Mexican Third Gender Community Key in Earthquake Cleanup
    Links: Express

Fri 16 Sep 2016

  • Community Institution Wigarama Raises Over $1,600
    Links: Express
  • Plebiscite Presented to Australian Parliament
    Links: Express
  • Political Scandal: A Tale of Two Politicians
    Often, political scandals are viewed with annoyance and resentment by political parties and serious political commentators...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Sep 2015

  • Hamilton Highlights New Zealand’s Provincial Pride
    Links: Express
  • Malcolm Turnbull Follows Tony Abott’s Lead, Will Not Allow Free Vote...
    Links: Express
  • Woman convicted after impersonating man
    A British woman has been convicted of sexual assault after a court found she pretended to be a man to have sex with a female friend over a two year period...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 2014

  • Facebook to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Real Name Policy
    Links: Express
  • RNZB Appoints New Artistic Director
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Urzila Carlson's TED Talk
    Urzila talks about her life, how she came to be a comedian plus her philosophy on giving things a go and having no regrets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Sep 2013

  • Peter Taylor, a well known Auckland personality dies. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Taylor died shortly after stopping treatments for long-term HIV and leishmaniasis infections.
    Links: GayNZ.com (1), GayNZ.com (2)
  • Tributes paid to "inspirational" Peter Taylor
    Peter Taylor 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Sep 2012

  • Ben (b) - Q12
    Ben talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Ryan - Q12
    Ryan talks about being young and bisexual in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Fri 16 Sep 2011

  • Aus passport changes "a huge step forward"
    Advocates say allowing transgender Australians get passports in their preferred gender without the need for a sex change will save them from needless embarrassment and delays...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Sep 2010

  • Jonathan OBrien (Wellington)
    Jonathan OBrien talks about growing up and doing drag
    Features: Jonathan O'Brien
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Rainbow Youth (Auckland)
    Thomas Hamilton and Sam Shore talk about the history and aims of Rainbow Youth in Auckland.
    Features: Sam Shore, Tommy Hamilton
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Russian activist arrested, disappears
    Nikolai Alekseev One of Russia's highest-profile gay rights activists has disappeared after being arrested just before boarding a flight from Moscow to Geneva...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Sep 2009

  • Iraq anti-gay atrocities spread via internet
    Religious fanatics in Iraq have begun using the internet to lure gays to their deaths in an escalating wave of homophobic atrocities which began after the US-led invasion of that country...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 2008

  • Village People get star on Hollywood Bvd.
    Camp '70's disco band The Village People have been honoured with their own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 16 Sep 2007

  • Who will govern NZ's gay capital?
    Research suggests almost half NZ's gay men live in central Auckland - and we know there's a huge number of lovely lesbians based in the area too...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 16 Sep 2006

  • Our gay guide to NZ's Fashion Week
    Robert Haddock Robert Haddock, fashion reporter for the Radio Network, gives us his insider view on our Fashion Week and shares his style tips for Spring...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 16 Sep 2005

  • Queenstown school attacked by church
    The AIDS Foundation is defending a Queenstown school that has come under fire from a Southland church for its policy of promoting tolerance towards glbt students...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 16 Sep 2004

  • Naughty NZAF poster wins award
    A controversial New Zealand AIDS Foundation poster and billboard campaign in the South Island has received honours in the recent New Zealand Best Design awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 2003

  • Bent can opener for Goff
    Justice Minister Phil Goff has the dubious honour of being the inaugural winner of the Bent Can Opener Award from the New Zealand Skeptics, owing to his refusal to revisit the Peter Ellis case...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 16 Sep 2002

  • The Free Spirit of the DJ booth
    We discover in a brief chat that Stephen Allkins, about to hit Wellington and Auckland with The [love] Tattoo Tour parties, is a bit of a mystery, a free spirit who enjoys winging it and doing his own thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 16 Sep 1992

  • Nicki Eddy and co - New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt (1992) (Auckland)
    Nicki Eddy and Allan (a pseudonym) talk to Mike Bakers on Radio Pacific about the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt
    Features: Nicki Eddy
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Tue 16 Sep 1980

  • Arthur Ball is found not guilty of murdering Miles MacFarlane (on the grounds of insanity) (Wellington, New Zealand)

Fri 16 Sep 1977

Sat 16 Sep 1882

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