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Fri 25 Sep 2020

  • Ken the kea getting to know the neighbours in Nelson
    He's not your usual Sunday morning visitor, but a cheeky Kea has managed to let himself into a Nelson living room as part of his new routine of calling in on houses in a suburban neighbourhood...
    Links: RNZ
  • Body Positive Offering Immediate Access to PrEP
    Links: Express
  • Express x Resene: Spring’s Colour and Décor Trends
    Links: Express

Wed 25 Sep 2019

  • Survey shines a light on trans and non-binary New Zealanders
    The first comprehensive survey on the health and wellbeing of trans and non-binary New Zealanders has revealed serious health inequities...
    Links: RNZ
  • Organisers Forced to Cancel Pride in Jamaica Following Political Blockade
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | Furry Friday @ The Garage Project
    Links: Express
  • Unrepentant Folau Attempts Shock Return to League After Homophobia Controversy
    Links: Express

Tue 25 Sep 2018

  • 11-Year-Old Drag Performer Puts Right Wing Homophobic Website in its Place
    Links: Express

Mon 25 Sep 2017

  • A same-sex couple are denied a church wedding by St Peter's Anglican Church (New Zealand)
    The Anglican Church denies Alexandra Saunders and Sara Rimmer the right to marry at St Peter's in Paekakariki. The churches nationwide position is to "uphold Christian marriage as a union of a man and a woman". Priests are not allowed to officiate same-sex marriages.
    Links: Stuff
  • Australian Woman with Down Syndrome Denied Right to Vote
    Links: Express
  • LGBT+ Guides for Schools Released
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH appoint new Executive Director
    Links: Express
  • Seven Rainbow Candidates Make it to Parliament
    Links: Express

Sun 25 Sep 2016

  • Kathy Baldock (Wellington)
    athy Baldock, a straight Evangelical Christian LGBTI ally, talks about the current marriage equality debate in Australia, the changing nature of the Salvation Army in New Zealand and how some groups in the United States are exporting hate.
    Features: Kathy Baldock
  • Orlando gunman was tormented gay, ex-wife says
    The ex-wife of the gunman who shot dead 49 people and injured 53 more in an Orlando gay nightclub says he was gay and carried out the attack to impress his homophobic father...

Fri 25 Sep 2015

  • Pharmaceutical Boss U Turns On Increasing HIV Drug by 5000%
    Links: Express
  • Vladimir Putin Calls Elton John To Discuss GLBT Rights – For...
    Links: Express
  • Tweet powered sculpture challenges blood ban
    A tweet-activated liquid rainbow sculpture highlights the current gay blood donor restrictions in the UK which only allows gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they have not had sex in 12 months...

Thu 25 Sep 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Sexy Spaniard
    Links: Express
  • Fundraising to Boast Hui Takatapui Expreience for All
    Links: Express
  • Patty Boy’s Latest EP Introspective Illusions Release Date Announced
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Mary Lambert’s Secrets
    Check out the video for lesbian musician Mary Lambert's Secrets...

Wed 25 Sep 2013

  • Correction Minister Anne Tolley announces that transgender prisoners will be housed according to their legal sex. (New Zealand)
    At the time of the announcement there were nine transgender offenders in the prison system.
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender prisoners policy to change
    In a major and long-awaited victory for transgender rights campaigners the government is changing Corrections' rules to in future assign prisoners to the prison that matches their actual gender, not the gender or sex they were born with...

Tue 25 Sep 2012

  • UK study: Drug use much higher in gay community
    File photo Research out of England and Wales suggests gay people there are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population...

Sat 25 Sep 2010

  • Students outraged as bill endorsed
    Angry students are accusing National of failing to listen, after a select committee has endorsed a bill that would make student union membership voluntary...

Fri 25 Sep 2009

  • Television news report: breakthrough in stopping the spread of HIV (New Zealand)
    Nightline, ref F195226.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Review: Mates and Lovers at BATS Theatre
    Book your tickets because you won't want to miss this...

Thu 25 Sep 2008

  • Violence at Bosnia's first gay festival
    Dozens of young homophobic hooligans have attacked participants of Bosnia's first-ever gay festival in Sarajevo, leaving at least eight people injured, including a police officer...

Tue 25 Sep 2007

  • Tough. Love?
    Elements of the so-called 'exgay movement' in the United States have their origins in the highly suspect 'tough love' adolescent behavioural modification corner of fringe psychotherapies...

Mon 25 Sep 2006

  • Brethrengate II: Australasian Storm?
    During the weekend, New Zealand entered the preliminary stages of what might come to be known as "Brethrengate II...

Sun 25 Sep 2005

  • The 'book' that never was...
    Garnet Milne's bogus anti-civil union website really should check its sources...

Sat 25 Sep 2004

  • Mixed reactions to Presbyterian decision
    MP Tim Barnett believes churches may not end up being a safe place for gays after a controversial ruling by the Presbyterian Church General Assembly to ban gays and straights in defacto relationships from its clergy...

Wed 25 Sep 1985

Sun 25 Sep 1983

Sun 25 Sep 1921

  • Prime Minister Robert Muldoon is born (Auckland, New Zealand)
    As Prime Minister, Muldoon accuses MP Colin Moyle of having been picked up for homosexual practices. Moyle resigned from Parliament in 1977.
    Links: Te Ara

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