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Tue 24 Sep 2019

  • Survey shines a light on trans and non-binary New Zealanders
    The first comprehensive report on the health and well-being of trans and non-binary New Zealanders was revealed at a community event in Auckland last night...
    Links: RNZ
  • LGBT+ Aucklander’s Face Stark Choice For Auckland Mayor
    Links: Express
  • Youth Challenging Court to Legalise Homosexuality in Mauritius
    Links: Express

Mon 24 Sep 2018

  • Chicago archbishop removes priest who burned rainbow banner
    CHICAGO — The archbishop of Chicago has removed a priest as head of a North Side church after he burned a rainbow banner, angering the LGBT community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Grindr Launches New Guidelines to Combat Transphobia and Racism
    Links: Express

Sat 24 Sep 2016

  • RainbowYOUTH hiring for first out of Auckland role
    RainbowYOUTH is currently seeking applications for a newly created role that serves the Bay of Plenty and Hauraki regions...

Thu 24 Sep 2015

  • Glenda Gale - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Glenda talks about the gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform and the support group Breathing Space.
    Features: Glenda Gale
  • Can The Rainbow Advisory Panel Be Effective?
    Links: Express
  • Former Pride Parade Director Breaks Silence on Why he Left, With...
    Links: Express
  • Village Where Girls Become Boys at Puberty Discovered
    Links: Express
  • Safety concerns behind Taki's Pride departure
    Richard Taki has revealed he decided not to reapply to be Auckland Pride Parade director after receiving no feedback on his recommendations to the Board...

Wed 24 Sep 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Market Stall of the Month
    Links: Express
  • Nova-Starr bids Adieu – Ivy Bar
    Links: Express
  • Torch Song Never Smelled as Sweet
    Links: Express
  • US: Abuse ruins gay couple's wedding
    Picture / ABC 10 News A gay couple says a homophobic heckler took “a day of joy” away by shouting “go home faggots” and other abuse as they married in a California park...

Tue 24 Sep 2013

  • Birth Certificate Bill submissions close Friday
    Public submissions on the Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill, which seeks to sort out a rare anomaly on the birth certificate of a young woman with two mothers, close at 5pm this Friday...

Mon 24 Sep 2012

  • OUTLine's new "Rainbow Suite"
    OUTLine GM Timothy McMichael and Chair Stephen Rainbow at the Rainbow Suit opening OUTLine has officially opened its spacious new base in Auckland, which it hopes will become a hub for glbti community organisations...

Sat 24 Sep 2011

  • The Queer Avengers march on
    "Queer our Schools" is the first campaign to be born from Wellington-based group The Queer Avengers, which emerged from the Queer the Night march in the capital...

Fri 24 Sep 2010

  • Lesbian Programme (Wellington)
    Prue Hyman talks about the Lesbian Programme which has been broadcasting since the mid-1980's on Access Radio in Wellington
    Features: Prue Hyman
  • The human rights report card
    Joy Liddicoat The Human Rights Commission is pretty chuffed with the response to a thorough look into how the nation is doing when it comes to issues relating to gender identity and sexual orientation...

Thu 24 Sep 2009

  • Two Sydney gay bars will close
    Well-known Sydney gay venues The Flinders Hotel and the upstairs club at The Midnight Shift will close next month...

Wed 24 Sep 2008

  • US Idol pop singer (finally) comes out
    Ending years of speculation, gossip and denials, US Idol's most successful runner-up Clay Aiken has come out in a cover article in the latest People magazine...

Mon 24 Sep 2007

  • Primetime slot for TV's 'Sparkle on Sunday'
    Local alternative music broadcaster Alt TV has again shifted the timeslot of New Zealand's only live gay chat and music show - this time to the primetime slot of 6pm Sunday evenings...

Sun 24 Sep 2006

  • USA: HIV testing for all?
    The United States government has recommended testing nearly the entire American population for HIV, because too many people with the virus don't know they have it...

Sat 24 Sep 2005

  • Hasta Luego Espana and hello Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    Buffy and Bimbo The Fabulous Makeover Girls are about to hang up their stilettos and castanets as their six month professional season in Spain is about to come to an end...

Fri 24 Sep 2004

  • The Presbyterian Church votes to prevent lesbians, gays or people in defacto relationships from becoming church leaders.
  • Whiteside leaving Queer Nation
    After nine years co-hosting Queer Nation, presenter and producer Andrew Whiteside decided to leave the programme as it nears what may well be it's final season...

Wed 24 Sep 2003

  • Videotape teacher resigns
    The Takapuna Grammar teacher accused of supplying drugs to teenagers and videotaping their use at his house has resigned...

Thu 24 Sep 1987

  • Television news report: research continues into HIV (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F90371.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision

Tue 24 Sep 1985

  • Television news report: presentation of the anti-homosexual law reform at parliament and blood donor testing has been delayed (New Zealand)
    Features an interview with MPs Fran Wilde and Graeme Lee. 6.30 news Top Half, ref F87267.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • Television news report: scuffles during the presentation of the anti-homosexual law reform petition (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F87268.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The Coalition of Concerned Citizens present an anti-homosexual law reform petition to Parliament (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The petition reportedly has 800,000 signatures, but this is later discredited.
    Links: Te Papa

Mon 24 Sep 1945

  • Police interview two women about their recent marriage to each other (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Evening Post headline reads "Strange Masquerade, Woman as Man."
    Links: Papers Past

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