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Sun 20 Sep 2020

  • Crime novelist Chris Stuart latest thriller For reasons
    Being a Kiwi police detective - and a lesbian - in the Australian force is tough enough for Detective Inspector Robbie Gray in Chris Stuart's crime novel, For Reasons of Their Own...
    Links: RNZ
  • Crossing the Lines - Gay Kiwi soldiers in World War II
    A new book shines a light on a previously untold history, that of homosexual New Zealand soldiers serving during World War II...
    Links: RNZ
  • Crossing the Lines: Gay Kiwi soldiers in World War II
    A new book shines a light on a previously untold history, that of homosexual New Zealand soldiers serving during World War II...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 20 Sep 2019

  • Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation - interviews (New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington)
    Interviews with people at the opening of the exhibition Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation.
    Features: Chanel Hati, Georgie Keyse, Kayla Riarn, Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan, Talei Langley, Will Hansen
  • Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation - opening night (New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington)
    Audio from the opening night of the exhibition: Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation
    Features: Chanel Hati, Georgina Beyer, Glenda Hughes, Jaenine Parkinson, Kevin Haunui, Malcolm Kennedy-Vaughan, Rangimoana Taylor, Taupuruariki Brightwell, Tiwhanawhana
  • Graham is Growing!
    Links: Express
  • Police Protect Pride From Far-Right Protesters in Serbia
    Links: Express

Thu 20 Sep 2018

  • Have Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie Finally Come-Out?
    Links: Express
  • Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory Creating New Gay Sitcom
    Links: Express

Wed 20 Sep 2017

  • Brazilian Judge Overturns Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Lena Waithe Makes History at the Emmys
    Links: Express
  • QCanterbury President resigns amidst controversy
    Links: Express

Tue 20 Sep 2016

  • British Royal Comes Out as Gay
    Links: Express
  • It’s Going Down in North Carolina
    Links: Express
  • Takataapui Candidate Stands for Auckland DHB
    Links: Express

Sun 20 Sep 2015

  • Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Military Service Chief
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Personality Stars in New Campaign Challenging Sexual Violence in New...
    Links: Express

Sat 20 Sep 2014

  • Friday Night Frenzy – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Girls Night – Poof Bar
    Links: Express
  • Hip Hopping – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Sex, lies and videotape: Queer NZ bird stories
    Lesbian albatrosses, gay kokakos, bisexual takahe and transgender bellbird - the New Zealand bird community is as unique and diverse as the New Zealand LGBT community...

Fri 20 Sep 2013

  • Two community groups looking to share premises
    Trevor Easton Two financially-strapped gay community support organisations are now actively exploring a proposal to operate from shared premises to reduce costs...

Thu 20 Sep 2012

  • Ellen - Q12
    Ellen talks about being young and lesbian in 2012
  • Maryan Street - Rainbow Politicians
    Maryan Street talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Maryan Street
  • Tabby - Q12
    Tabby talks about being young and pansexual in 2012
    Features: Tabby Besley
  • Treatment vs prevention issue to be tackled
    Treatment vs prevention will be one of the major topics at the forum (file photo) The contentious issue of the use of treatment as an HIV prevention strategy will be hammered out at the HIV Treatments Update forum in Auckland tomorrow...

Tue 20 Sep 2011

  • UniQ Auckland to vote on new Executive
    UniQ Auckland will hold its AGM this Thursday where it will select its Executive for next year, and is hoping as many members come along as possible...

Mon 20 Sep 2010

  • Wellington-bound athlete arrested in Nepal
    Roshan Mahato A Nepalese athlete who is planning to compete in the Wellington Outgames has been arrested in a demonstration in Kathmandu...

Sun 20 Sep 2009

  • Funding starts for long-awaited HIV drug
    HIV positive people running out of treatment options are relaxing a little with Pharmac advising that funding for a long-awaited HIV drug will kick in on October 1st...

Sat 20 Sep 2008

  • Review: The NZSO at the Auckland Town Hall
    One of the best: Trombonist Christian Lindberg Review: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Christian Lindberg, trombone Hannu Lintu, conductor Auckland Town Hall, Friday, 19 September Christian Lindberg, the Swedish trombonist, conductor and composer, was named, along with Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, one of the best brass players of the 20th Century...

Thu 20 Sep 2007

  • The new Christian Coalition: Unblobbable?

Wed 20 Sep 2006

  • Preaching in the desert?
    Douglas Jenkin of Gay Men's Health reports on the 2006 World AIDS Conference in Toronto...

Tue 20 Sep 2005

  • Luci Highfield
    Luci Highfield Lesbian Green candidate Luci Highfield reflects on just how much the party's election result was harmed by $500,000 worth of propaganda funded by the anti-gay Exclusive Brethren sect...

Sat 20 Sep 2003

  • Reporter charged for theft of teacher tape
    A Sunday Star-Times reporter has been charged with theft over a videotape at the centre of a high school teacher P scandal involving guerilla paparazzo Jonathan Marshall...

Fri 20 Sep 2002

  • Countrymen's Institute sauna closes. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The sauna was established in 1988 by Glen Morris and Lawson Bracewell.
    Links: Gay NZ

Sat 20 Sep 1986

  • Television news report: thousands of AIDS patients expected to receive AZT - a new drug treatment (New Zealand)
    6.30 news, ref F116280.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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