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Wed 18 Sep 2019

  • Girls Rock! Aotearoa Returns to Tāmaki Makaurau
    Girls Rock! Tāmaki Makaurau has been helping young women, transgender and gender-non-conforming youth form bands, build instrumental skills, and write original songs since 2018, and now the 2020 programme is set to be bigger than ever...
    Links: Scoop

Mon 18 Sep 2017

  • 'Why did they kill our child?' Cops shoot dead LGBT Pride leader
    The parents of a Georgia Tech student who was shot dead by campus cops late Saturday night say their child didn't have to die...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Hubbard Qualifies for the Commonwealths, Makes History
    Links: Express
  • Lexie Matheson Takes Bronze at World Karate Champs
    Links: Express

Sun 18 Sep 2016

  • Cut-Throat Theatre: The Triumph of Sweeney Todd
    Links: Express
  • Lick Auckland with Danielle Cormack
    Links: Express
  • Remixing Homo House
    Links: Express
  • GALS concert to feature organist Nick Forbes
    Nick Forbes The last concert of the year for Auckland's GALS choir will make the most of its venue, the Pitt Street Methodist Church, to feature its musical director's skills as an organist...

Fri 18 Sep 2015

  • Argentina Ends Gay Blood Ban
    Links: Express
  • Help a songbird soar: Luana Howard
    Luana Howard thought she may never make it as a young mezzo-soprano, but she has made it to the end of her third year of a double degree in Music and Italian at the NZSM and Victoria University...

Thu 18 Sep 2014

  • Homophobic Officials use Grindr to Hunt Gay Men in Egypt
    Links: Express
  • Samuel Levi
    Links: Express
  • Worlds Sexiest Religious Calendar is Back for 2015
    Links: Express
  • Moa and Lawless for Greens closer
    Lucy Lawless is a Green Party supporter Anika Moa and Lucy Lawless will help the Green Party close its election campaign in Auckland this afternoon...

Wed 18 Sep 2013

  • New Auckland Pride Parade director named
    Richard Taki Richard Taki has been selected as the new Parade Director for Auckland Pride 2014...

Tue 18 Sep 2012

  • Benji Watt - Q12 (Wellington)
    Benji Watt, producer of Q12 The Tour, talks about the tour and his personal journey
    Features: Benji Watt
  • UN "Born Free and Equal" report welcomed
    Labour’s Rainbow Caucus Chair Louisa Wall says marriage equality is a step New Zealand can take to meet our obligations under a new report from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights...

Sat 18 Sep 2010

  • Sasha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury British comic actor Sasha Baron Cohen has been signed to play bisexual superstar Freddie Mercury in a biopic scheduled to begin filming next year...

Fri 18 Sep 2009

  • OUTLine cuts back staff and trims services
    New Zealand's critically broke national glbt telephone counseling and advocacy organisation is cutting staff and preparing to retrench services as it faces an all but empty bank account and dried up funding sources...

Thu 18 Sep 2008

  • Medlyn and Mau join Queen of Universe show
    2008 is the fifth anniversary of the Queen of the Whole Universe pageant and its creative director says this year there'll be a record number of entertainers on stage, including opera-singing star Helen Medlyn performing and TVOne newsreader Alison Mau confirmed as head judge...

Tue 18 Sep 2007

  • USA: 100 groups call for strategy on AIDS
    More than 100 organisations from across America are calling for the next President to commit to ending the AIDS epidemic in the nation...

Mon 18 Sep 2006

  • PM's anger over gay 'slurs'
    A furious Helen Clark is blaming National and the Exclusive Brethren for a "smear" campaign targeting her husband Peter Davis...

Sun 18 Sep 2005

  • Post-election mysterious times
    At the moment, New Zealand politics are still in limbo...

Thu 18 Sep 2003

  • Broomstick Boys named in paedophile book
    The mother of one of several Napier teenagers convicted of raping a classmate with a broomstick in 2001 was shocked to discover him named in the new edition of Deborah Coddington's Paedophile and Sex Offender Index...

Wed 18 Sep 2002

  • Condom company releases new products
    Condom manufacturer Durex is launching three new condoms on to the New Zealand market...

Fri 18 Sep 1987

  • Television news report: the Pope visits San Francisco, blessing people with AIDS (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90361
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Wed 18 Sep 1985

  • Television news report: MPs have been given results from the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with MP Graeme Lee who is the petition organiser. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F87198.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland

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