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Mon 28 Sep 2020

  • Trans Tasman safe border group work to create travel bubble
    A holiday across the ditch could be one step closer with the Australian and New Zealand governments considering a proposal to create a trans-Tasman bubble...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trainee Nurse Suffered 12 Years of Electroshock Therapy for Being LGBT+
    Links: Express

Fri 28 Sep 2018

  • Celebration as past convictions for homosexuality wiped
    Two people have had their historical convictions for homosexual offences wiped...
    Links: RNZ
  • Man with sought-after blood type barred from donating due to sexuality
    Supplies of O-Negative blood are "down to the last few drops", but Warren Dempsey-Coy's blood still isn't welcome...
    Links: Stuff
  • Tamati Coffey will MC First NZ LGBTI Awards in Auckland
    Tamati Coffey will be the MC of the First New Zealand LGBTI Awards in Auckland on November 29 ...
    Links: Scoop
  • First Two Expungements for Historic Gay Convictions in New Zealand
    Links: Express

Thu 28 Sep 2017

  • Officials: Transgender teen's grisly death not a hate crime
    Some of Ally Lee Steinfeld's burned remains were found in a bag in a rural southern Missouri chicken coop...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Whiringa-ā-nuku / October 2017
    Kia ora and welcome to our Whiringa-ā-nuku update, where we have started our review of the elections...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • AUT All-Gender Bathrooms Create Issues for Disabled Students
    Links: Express
  • Fashion Week Welcomes a New Era for Kiwi Fashion
    Links: Express

Wed 28 Sep 2016

  • LGBT+ Festival in Haiti Cancelled
    Links: Express
  • Say Hi to Our Newest Contributor
    Links: Express
  • Leading from the head and the heart
    Three months ago Jason Myers was appointed as the sixth Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation - though the actual title wasn't always that - in the organisation's thirty year history...

Mon 28 Sep 2015

  • 2 x Double Passes to Legend
    Links: Express
  • Best in Class: Audi Q7 – Above and Beyond
    Links: Express
  • Best in Class: BMW M4 – Desire
    Links: Express
  • Best in Class: HONDA HR- V SPORT – Right Up There!
    Links: Express
  • Best in Class: Range Rover Evoque TD4
    Links: Express
  • Best in Class: Skoda Fabia – COTY!
    Links: Express
  • Ellen Page Calls For More GLBT Stories in Cinema
    Links: Express
  • Hudson and Halls Live!
    Links: Express
  • WIN! 2 x Copies of Gay Book Binge
    Links: Express
  • WIN! Double Passes to Robbie Williams
    Links: Express
  • Unprovoked K’ Rd attack leaves nose broken
    Photographer and prominent community member, Tux Hika, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning following a night out on Auckland’s K' Rd...

Sun 28 Sep 2014

  • Activist Porleen Simmonds dies (New Zealand)
    Links: LILAC
  • Hit British Gay Flick Pride Lands in NZ
    Links: Express
  • Neil Patrick Harris Talks Marriage with Rosie O’Donnell
    Links: Express
  • New Trans Web Series Gains Critical Acclaim
    Links: Express
  • Robertson believes he can unite Labour
    Grant Robertson believes he can unify Labour, as he prepares to take on David Cunliffe for the role of Labour leader...

Sat 28 Sep 2013

  • A tour of Archives New Zealand is held as part of the inaugural Queer Heritage Month. (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Gay Express
  • NZ AIDS Foundation kaumatua Aunty Wai Mason dies (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Gay NZ, NZ AIDS Foundation,
  • Transgender prisoner policy start date unknown
    It's too early yet to say when a new policy of housing transgender prisoners according to the gender they identify with will come into effect, according to the Corrections Department...

Fri 28 Sep 2012

  • Tasmania's upper house votes down marriage bill
    File photo The frustration continues for Australian marriage equality advocates, with a bill to legalise same-sex marriage voted down in Tasmania’s upper house...

Wed 28 Sep 2011

  • LegaliseLove taking campaign to the street
    New glbt rights lobby group LegaliseLove will this Saturday ask Wellingtonians to mark their opposition to homophobia...

Tue 28 Sep 2010

  • Sarah McLachlan-led show cancelled
    Sarah McLachlan The Auckland show in the A Taste of Lilith tour has been cancelled, because one of the acts the Court Yard Hounds had to postpone all their scheduled appearances...

Mon 28 Sep 2009

  • Nicole is Wellington's Miss Fag Hag '09
    The crowd went wild at Club Ivy on Saturday night as 21-year-old Nicole Johnston was crowned Miss Fag Hag Wellington 2009...

Sun 28 Sep 2008

  • WGN Presbyterians stand against exclusion
    St Andrew's on the Terrace Presbyterian Church in Wellington is taking a stand against previous Presbyterian General Assembly decisions to exclude gay and lesbian people from leadership positions in the Presbyterian Church...

Fri 28 Sep 2007

  • Web profile abuse was "particularly nasty"
    "A particularly nasty example of the prejudice still faced by young people with diverse sexualities and genders" is how a leading youth development project describes the homophobic tirades left on public view on the internet for three weeks after political heavyweight Bill English was alerted that they were apparently the work of his teenage son...

Thu 28 Sep 2006

  • NZOA research: Kiwifruit responds
    Amanda Rees, researcher and presenter on TVNZ's LGBT programme Kiwifruit, has responded to critical research conducted by NZ On Air...

Wed 28 Sep 2005

  • Pacific "third sex" conference in Auckland
    A national conference aimed at transgender people of Pacific origin organised next month by the AIDS Foundation hopes to raise awareness, build support and address health issues...

Tue 28 Sep 2004

  • Not again, Brian?
    Last Monday 27 September, Brian Tamaki's TV2 Destiny Television (6...

Sat 28 Sep 2002

  • Michael Pattison gains media attention as an openly gay man competing in the Cleo Bachelor of the Year. (New Zealand)
    Pattison has previously won Mr Gay Wellington and Mr Drag Wellington.
    Links: Gay NZ, Access My Library

Wed 28 Sep 1994

Fri 28 Sep 1984

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