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Wed 23 Sep 2020

  • Covid's return, trans-rights and anti-lockdown celebrities
    UK correspondent Hugo Gye joins Kathryn to talk the new rules introduced to pubs, restaurants and sporting events as the daily case number rises above 6000...
    Links: RNZ
  • Human rights campaigners urge Cook Island MPs to uphold Constitution
    Cook Islands' human rights campaigners are urging MP's to uphold the Constitution and end discrimination against gay men as the Crimes Bill goes before parliament in coming days...
    Links: RNZ
  • Love Island US contestant ditched over alleged gay porn past
    Noah Purvis joined the cast on September 17...
    Links: Stuff
  • Schitt's Creek actor François Arnaud comes out as bisexual ahead of Bi Visibility Day
    Arnaud, who played the ex-boyfriend of David Rose in an episode of Schitt’s Creek, said being silent wasn't helpful to the community...
    Links: Stuff
  • David Seymour Interview: Freedom of Speech’s Thin Line
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express

Mon 23 Sep 2019

  • First survey on NZ trans health, wellbeing released
    Researchers say the first comprehensive survey on the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary New Zealanders reveals serious health inequities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Kiwi transgender and non-binary people at higher risk of suicide - survey
    ​Transgender and non-binary Kiwis are at a greater risk of psychological distress, suicidal thinking and suicide attempts, a landmark survey has found...
    Links: Stuff
  • Trans and non-binary health and wellbeing report reveals severe inequities
    Gender diverse people are rarely counted in national statistics - the first comprehensive study on the health of trans and non-binary NZers is a chance to fill the gaps...
    Links: RNZ
  • A Playwright Like Us
    Links: Express
    Links: Express

Sun 23 Sep 2018

  • Mark Fisher Calls for Auckland Pride Centre on Mercury Lane
    Links: Express

Sat 23 Sep 2017

  • The General Election sees at least seven rainbow politicians in Parliament (New Zealand)
    Louisa Wall, Grant Robertson, Meka Whaitiri, Tamati Coffee and Kiritapu Allan (Labour Party); Jan Logie (Green Party) and Chris Finlayson (National Party)
    Links: Gay Express

Fri 23 Sep 2016

  • Dance, Dance, Revolution!
    Links: Express
  • Support group formed for older HIV-positive folk
    A peer support group for older people living with HIV is to be set up in response to the longer lifespans of people with HIV infection and the health and psychological issues which are emerging...

Wed 23 Sep 2015

  • HIV Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight
    Links: Express
  • Linda Villumsen takes out first world title
    New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen has claimed the individual time trial at the Road World Cycling Championships, nabbing the coveted rainbow jersey...

Tue 23 Sep 2014

  • Classical Brass Returns to Vogue
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites: Carb Loading
    Links: Express
  • Ivy’s 5th Birthday – Ivy Bar Wellington
    Links: Express
  • US: Ending blood ban would save lives
    A UCLA study says allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood in the US could help save a massive number of lives...

Mon 23 Sep 2013

  • Rainbow soccer laces campaign draws criticism
    A campaign to encourage support form programmes to stop abuse of glbti people may have backfired after boxes of sponsored rainbow laces were dropped off at UK soccer clubs...

Sun 23 Sep 2012

  • Regress Australia Unfair?
    A snapshot from an Australian marriage equality ad In Australia's federal Parliament, both houses rejected marriage equality this week...

Fri 23 Sep 2011

  • Harder to find sperm donors for lesbians - expert
    Dr Richard Fisher would welcome an 'army' of gay donors A leading fertility expert says it's harder to find donors who are willing to allow their sperm to be used by lesbian couples, and his team would be delighted if there was a rush on gay men willing to help out with the situation...

Thu 23 Sep 2010

  • NZAF to honour Mama Tere and past chairs
    Sir Anand Satyanand 12...

Wed 23 Sep 2009

  • Mates and Lovers play by Ronald Trifero Nelson premieres, Wellington
  • Pop star Mika: "Call me bisexual"
    Normally cagey about his sexuality, Lebanese pop sensation Mika has now told a gay Dutch magazine to "just call me bisexual"...

Tue 23 Sep 2008

  • NSW lesbian mothers gain legal rights
    An estimated 1,000 same-sex parent families in the Australian state of New South Wales have been granted legal rights under new laws which came into affect yesterday...

Sun 23 Sep 2007

  • Exgays?... Really??
    As the Yarhouse/Jones gay conversion study Exgays? nears its official launch date, concerns are rising about whether or not it actually provides as much as the US Christian Right are boasting about their case for the 'changeability' of sexual orientation...

Sat 23 Sep 2006

  • Wellington
    UniQ Victoria — the representative group for LGBT students at Victoria University — has announces the details of Proud 2006, Wellington's queer pride week...

Fri 23 Sep 2005

  • Nat MP in candid anti-gay TV moment
    Former National MP for Epsom Richard Worth has been caught on camera in a candid anti-gay moment from his election night party, broadcast last night on the Holmes TV programme...

Thu 23 Sep 2004

  • Review: Diversity without depth on State of the Family
    Last night TVNZ screened a debate entitled State of the Family, which is to be commended for its pluralist and inclusive stance toward New Zealand families in all their varieties...

Tue 23 Sep 2003

  • Male teachers afraid of Ellis syndrome
    A new study blames the "Peter Ellis syndrome" for the low proportion of males among primary school teachers...

Mon 23 Sep 2002

  • SF health authorities and NZAF warn against spermicide
    San Francisco is considering a ban on personal lubricants containing the spermicide Nonoxynol-9...

Mon 23 Sep 1985

Fri 23 Sep 1983

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