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On This Day: 19th September

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Sun 19 Sep 2021

  • Suffrage Day For All Women (Cuba Mall)
    Audio from the Suffrage Day For All Women event organised by Queer Endurance/Defiance on 19 September 2021
    Features: Kate Power, Kay Jones, Maddy Drew, Serah Allison
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Thu 19 Sep 2019

  • National Council of Women votes to include all genders
    Inclusion for trans women/men and non-binary peoples has today been announced as the cornerstone of a new resolution for the National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)...
    Links: Scoop
  • Rugby: Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas claims newspaper blackmailed him about HIV diagnosis
    Former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas says he was forced to go public with his HIV diagnosis by a tabloid newspaper...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Carmen Rupe Portrait to Joins National Gallery Collection
    Links: Express
  • National Council of Women Moves to Become Trans and Non Binary...
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Conversion Therapy Greatly Increases Suicide
    Links: Express

Wed 19 Sep 2018

  • 25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary
    Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealand’s most influential women...
    Links: Scoop
  • 'Danger Music' by Eddie Ayres: a transgender musician on depression, love and terrorism
    Eddie Ayres struggled with depression and identity for years until realising in his 30s that he was a transgender man...
    Links: RNZ
  • 'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay
    NEW YORK — The producers of "Sesame Street" want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Bert and Ernie just good friends
    The organisation behind Sesame Street has denied co-habiting duo Bert and Ernie are gay, following comments by one of the show's writers...
    Links: RNZ
  • Sesame St denies Bert and Ernie are gay
    The organisation behind US children's television series Sesame Street has denied that two of the show's characters Bert and Ernie are gay, after one of the show's writers said they were a couple...
    Links: Stuff

Mon 19 Sep 2016

  • Artists of Outrage
    Links: Express
  • Cover Star Patric Seng Walks in New York Fashion Week
    Links: Express
  • Queer Cabaret with a Side of Quirk
    Links: Express
  • Last minute Pride event held at a GuyZ
    The owner of a gay venue that expressed criticism of the Hamilton Pride organising team for ignoring his business has since had his venue added as a last minute addition to the programme...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Member of the British royal family comes out
    For the first time in history, a member of the British royal family has come out as gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ questioned on rights of intersex children at UN CRC
    Last week representatives of the New Zealand government were questioned at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in regards to the rights and care of intersex children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington East Girls hosts first Pride Week
    Wellington East Girls College has held it’s first ever Queer Pride Week with great success...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Sep 2015

  • BP chair refutes allegations against board
    Body Positive chair Ashley Barratt The chair of Body Positive has today emphatically refuted suggestions by a group of the organisation's members that the board has been less than transparent in its decision making and that it is insufficiently responsive to its membership...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Intersex Youth Aotearoa website launched
    A new website and Facebook page have been launched to connect intersex youth across New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Reprised: Gay guide to the Rugby World Cup
    It's back! You loved it the first time, so we have updated our unofficial, unreliable, uncensored and probably offensive gay guide to the Rugby World Cup...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Sep 2014

  • Australia: Legislation Introduced to Expunge Historic Homosexual Convictions
    Links: Express
  • Don Giovanni Opens
    Links: Express
  • Gay Rapper Cazwell Releases New Single featuring Bianca Del Rio
    Links: Express
  • Blighted oranges: More lessons from Australia
    As I have long maintained, conservative Christian microparties are highly irresponsible, sectional and fractious organisations and shouldn't be entrusted with mainstream political power...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Candidate QandA: Maddy Drew
    Queer 32-year-old public servant Maddy Drew is standing for the Green Party in Otaki...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Kaitaia accused remanded in custody
    A Kaitaia man accused of sexual offences at his lodge has been remanded in custody after appearing in court...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LAGANZ mark Queer History Month
    The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) are hosting a special event at the National Library on Wednesday to mark Queer History Month...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Registrations open for Hui Takataapui
    A biennial event aimed primarily at queer Maori youth will be held in Waikato for the first time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Satire: Meet the McCardles
    Need a laugh? Check out this video of a ‘straight couple’ who have been totally ‘cured’ of being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Satire: Meet the McCardles
    Need a laugh? Check out this video of a ‘straight couple’ who have been totally ‘cured’ of being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Sep 2012

  • Ed Jenner - Older Gay Men (Auckland)
    Ed Jenner talks about what its like to be an older gay man in 2012.
    Features: Ed Jenner
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Horowai - Q12 (Manawatū)
    Horowai talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Mike - Q12 (Wellington)
    Mike talks about being young and gay in 2012
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Julie Helean wins Katherine Mansfield Award
      Julie Helean Auckland author Julie Helean has won the Katherine Mansfield Award, with a story about a child’s struggle to meet an expectation she is not sufficiently grown up for...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee's killer facing fresh assault charge
    David McNee The man jailed for killing gay interior decorator David McNee in Auckland nine years ago is back in prison months after being released, facing an assault charge...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ, where equality must mean equality
    Sitting in Parliament's public gallery for the first reading of Louisa Wall's Marriage Equality bill, more formally the Marriage Amendment Bill, focussed my mind on what it's all about...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 19 Sep 2011

  • More gay and trans parents needed for panel
    OUTLine is looking for people who live in or near Auckland, who are raising children within same sex relationships or involving trans parents, to take part in a ground-breaking Families Commission panel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police fine dozens at gay party in Mumbai
    Indian police have fined more than 130 guests at a gay party in Mumbai, including a leading Bollywood actor...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Sep 2010

  • Blake Skjellerup carves up the competition
    Skjellerup in action for NZ (file photo) Inspiring gay athlete Blake Skjellerup has whizzed his way to the 2010 New Zealand Senior Speed Skating title...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • German foreign minister in same-sex union
    Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has formalised his union with his partner and businessman Michael Mronz...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Walkies
    Are you one of those people who think that if we were supposed to run they'd serve cocktails in sipper bottles? (mmm, not a bad idea actually) but really would like to start increasing your fitness or decreasing your fatness? What about Walkies then? Walking is not just limited to dykes with overly large canines; walking allows you to increase your fitness without having to think about equipment AND if you stick to the footpath you can still sip your Singapore Sling without spilling any down the front of your well thought out training outfit! As long as you get a bit ‘puffed' when doing it you are burning fat and decreasing your chances of heart attacks, a less than pert bottom and other such lifestyle inhibiting conditions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Walkies
    Are you one of those people who think that if we were supposed to run they'd serve cocktails in sipper bottles? (mmm, not a bad idea actually) but really would like to start increasing your fitness or decreasing your fatness? What about Walkies then? Walking is not just limited to dykes with overly large canines; walking allows you to increase your fitness without having to think about equipment AND if you stick to the footpath you can still sip your Singapore Sling without spilling any down the front of your well thought out training outfit! As long as you get a bit ‘puffed' when doing it you are burning fat and decreasing your chances of heart attacks, a less than pert bottom and other such lifestyle inhibiting conditions...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 19 Sep 2009

  • Being gay in Japan: Homophobia and Universalism?
    Japan has a rich and flourishing history of male homoerotic art and literature, so why is it that LGBT progress in that country is so glacially slow? Gay Japanese art Indeed, Japan's key moment was when it turned its back on Christianity...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carmen's back in Welly for birthday bash
    Kiwi transgender icon Carmen Rupe - who now lives in Sydney - is planning another visit home to Wellington next month for a night of glamour celebrating her 73rd birthday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Concerns voiced over OUTline cutbacks
    Concerns are beginning to be voiced over the lack of financial support for the OUTline national counseling, support and advocacy service and its cutting back on staff and preparations to retrench services...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Indonesia: New law allows caning of gays
    Amnesty International has demanded that Indonesia repeal a new bylaw which allows homosexuals to be punished with up to 100 lashes of the cane and over eight years in prison...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rachael's story: A minority within a minority
    A change in gender identity can mean a loss of sexual identity, even total invisibility...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Sep 2008

  • Auckland lesbians will talk party politics
    As part of the run-up to New Zealand's general election, the Auckland Lesbian Business Association is planning a panel discussion with representatives from three political parties...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Brokeback author sick of 'pornish' fan fiction
    Brokeback Mountain author Anne Proulx says she's tired of fans sending her sexy rewrites of her cowboy love story...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 19 Sep 2007

  • Christian Coalition II
    Yesterday, Destiny New Zealand announced that it would shortly deregister, but form a new composite fundamentalist party with Future New Zealand...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dutch government to promote gay equality
    The government of Holland has committed itself to the active promotion of acceptance of LGBT people, following several high-profile homophobic attacks in the country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Friends farewell QWU star Shane Mallinson
    Shane Mallinson, a key supporter of the NZ AIDS Foundation and the Queen of the Whole Universe show, lost his long battle with cancer last Friday evening - and his many friends paid tribute to him at his funeral today...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZAF forum: Low turnout for "valuable talks"
    The rise of gay condomless porn and the local increase in syphilis and other STIs were among the issues on the agenda for discussion last night at the NZ AIDS Foundation's Auckland Community Forum - but the turnout for the meeting was disappointingly small...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Russia: Gays detained in blood donor protest
    Seven protesters have been detained in Moscow for holding a demonstration against a law which prohibits men who have sex with men from giving blood...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WGN:
    Theatregoers in Wellington will have an opportunity to donate to the NZ AIDS Foundation's Awhina Centre during the run of the AIDS-themed play “Angels In America”, which begins in its run at the Downstage Theatre next week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 19 Sep 2006

  • Comment: Defama-Tory?
    Provoked beyond measure, the Prime Minister would be entitled to undertake legal action if certain defamatory allegations about her husband continue...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Theatre: Four Sides to a Story
    Alleluya Bar and Café, Sunday, 17 September In the Shape of a Square is a new, experimental theatre company, whose work is largely to be GLBT-themed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 19 Sep 2004

  • "Impossible" to murder a homosexual
    Acclaimed author Peter Wells has reflected on the disturbing elements of New Zealand's prejudice toward gays thrown up by the David McNee trial in an eloquent article in this week's NZ Listener...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McNee family grieves, killer finds God
    In the wake of Phillip Edwards' nine-year sentence for killing David McNee, police have said they discovered no evidence to suggest the two men knew each other before the killing, as suggested by certain MPs under parliamentary privilege in recent weeks...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Russia takes the Queen crown
    Pulling out "every trick in the book" Miss Russia was the ultimate winner in last night's drag contest extravaganza Queen Of The Whole Pacific...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Police release Edwards burglary file
    David McNee's killer Phillip Edwards claims he knew the judge's husband who did not press charges against him for robbery, leaving him out of jail and free to kill McNee ten months later...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Quality of CU submissions questioned
    Questions have been raised about the quality and context of submissions made against the Civil Union Bill to the parliamentary select committee, following a press release by United Future which claims 95 per cent of the submissions have been against...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Sep 2003

  • A step closer to inquiry for Ellis
    An 807-signature petition demanding a further inquiry into the Peter Ellis case has brought some action from the government, albeit limited...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Marshall pleads not guilty to drugs charges
    Internet shock journo Jonathan Marshall has pleaded not guilty to charges of consuming pure methamphetamine after a hearing at the Waitakere District Court yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Faggs in Ponsonby
    Faggs Coffee may have to face an inquiry from the Advertising Standards Authority over their latest advertising campaign, which uses homophobic humour to distinguish the brand from other “pretentious” brands...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 19 Sep 2002

  • Auckland wrong not to support Hero Parade
    South Australia's tourism minister says Auckland`s political leaders should realise the money-making capabilities of a gay and lesbian festival in the region...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 19 Sep 1986

  • Television news report: US scientists expected to announce the expanded use of an HIV drug (United States of America)
    Eyewitness news, ref F58151.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 19 Sep 1985

Wed 19 Sep 1979

  • Tāmati Coffey is born (Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
    Coffey became a Member of Parliament in 2017
    Links: Wikipedia

Thu 19 Sep 1974

  • Television news report: an interview with a visiting moral educationalist (New Zealand)
    Teaching morals and sex to school children. Nationwide, ref: TZP123086.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 19 Sep 1971

  • Ngahuia Volkerling (Te Awekotuku) leads women's liberation in a Suffrage Day of Mourning (New Zealand)

Tue 19 Sep 1893

  • New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections (New Zealand)
    Links: NZ History, Papers Past

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