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Wed 30 Sep 2020

  • IAS Bids Sad Farewell To Timothy Ray Brown, The 'Berlin Patient'
    It is with a profoundly heavy heart that IAS – the International AIDS Society – today mourns the passing of Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV...
    Links: Scoop
  • Japan Airlines' LGBT statement passengers won't understand
    From tomorrow Japan's national carrier is banishing the term "ladies and gentlemen" from its planes...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Queer History Zine
    "Queer History Zine" is a collaboration between LAGANZ (Lesbian and Gay Archives New Zealand) and Wellington Zinefest giving people the opportunity to delve deep into LAGANZ archives, and reflect upon what queer material archives mean for queer communities today...
    Links: RNZ
  • Timothy Ray Brown, the first known person cured of HIV, dies of cancer
    "Very sad situation" as Timothy Ray Brown, who made history when he was considered cured of his HIV infection, has died after cancer returned...
    Links: Stuff
  • 72% of Kiwis Want Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy
    Links: Express
  • Eric Trump Confirms He’s Not LGBT+ After Accidentally “Coming Out” On...
    Links: Express

Mon 30 Sep 2019

  • 2 x Tickets to Carly Rae Jepsen’s The Dedicated Tour
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to Les Misérables
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to RNZB’s Hansel and Gretel
    Links: Express
  • Out and About | K-POP Night @ Staircase Bar
    Links: Express

Sun 30 Sep 2018

    Links: Express
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Sat 30 Sep 2017

  • 'Evie' now lives in fear in Jakarta slum - Obama's nanny
    The former nanny who helped care for a young Barack Obama now lives her days in a shelter for transgender women...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • UN rights office on treatment of LGBTI employees
    UN rights office issues business standards on treatment of LGBTI employees; major companies on board ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Cabaret Season Launch
    Links: Express

Fri 30 Sep 2016

  • Attend to Me
    Links: Express
  • Matt Akersten takes on new role
    Links: Express
  • Remembering Carol: teacher, glbti advocate, friend
    In 2011 when Juliet Leigh and Lindsay Curnow's Northland business Blooming Bulbs was burned to the ground and their home sprayed with anti-lesbian abuse, in a homophobic hate crime for which the perpetrator has never been identified, one of the first to rush to their assistance was long-time friend Carol Bartlett...

Wed 30 Sep 2015

  • Major Corporations Form Group to Push For GLBT Rights Globally
    Links: Express
  • It's time to get writing
    Lgbti New Zealanders are being urged to get their creative juices flowing for The Wallace Arts Trust Prize short fiction contest...

Tue 30 Sep 2014

  • Alternative Bindings express Magazine Short Story Competition – Meet the Judges
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa: Are Dating Apps Just Hook-Up sites in...
    Links: Express
  • Beckham Takes AIDS Stand
    Links: Express
  • Robertson: I would be PM!
    Links: Express
  • Something for Everyone: APO New Season Launch
    Links: Express
  • Try Vietnam for Something Fresh
    Links: Express
  • US: Supreme Court discusses marriage
    The US Supreme Court’s nine justices have met to discuss whether they should take up the issue of marriage equality...

Mon 30 Sep 2013

  • A public meeting is held to discuss safety on Karangahape Road. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The meeting follows an increase in violence towards rainbow people in the Karangahape Road area.
    Links: K Road Community Safety
  • Still no complaint received in Findlay case
    Paul Findlay Christchurch police say they became aware of the controversy surrounding gay political contender and youth group board member Paul Findlay after an allegation had appeared on a blog site and was subsequently reported by the media...

Sun 30 Sep 2012

  • US: Gay couples could get deportation reprieve
    File photo US immigration officials have been ordered to recognise same-sex partners as family members in deportation cases...

Fri 30 Sep 2011

  • Hip hop collective to spew homophobia at BDO
    A much-hyped and much-defended California hip hop collective is bringing its bagful of homophobic, misogynistic and violent lyrics to the January Big Day Out, led by a frontman who says he is not homophobic but uses the word faggot because it "hits and hurts people"...

Thu 30 Sep 2010

  • Teen takes own life after cyber-bullying
    Tyler Clementi A New Jersey university student has taken his own life, after two of his roommates secretly filmed him having sex with another man then posted it on the internet...

Wed 30 Sep 2009

  • Pink Flight to Mardi Gras will return
    Air New Zealand has confirmed its Pink Flight from Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras will return next year...

Tue 30 Sep 2008

  • Warwick Broadhead film gets Rialto release
    Rubbings From a Live Man, the movie of the life of 'out' Kiwi entertainer Warwick Broadhead that bewitched audiences at this year's NZ International Film Festival, will be released in Rialto cinemas around New Zealand this November...

Sun 30 Sep 2007

  • Students and teachers say gays feel unsafe
    95% of New Zealand students believe their gay, lesbian and bisexual classmates feel unsafe in their own schools, according to an Otago University study - and their teachers almost exactly reflect that view...

Sat 30 Sep 2006

  • NZAF forums get gay male feedback
    Engagement with communities of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men is crucial in both the fight against HIV, and ensuring the general wellbeing of these communities in society...

Fri 30 Sep 2005

  • Outhouse presenter Greg Mayor
    Greg Mayor TV2's Outhouse co-presenter Greg  is a Ngati Pukenga, Ngati Pikiao and Chitty Malacca (Malaysia) army brat "who grew up all over the shop...

Thu 30 Sep 2004

  • Television programme: Takataapuhi (New Zealand)
    This episode looks at AIDS. Takataapuhi, ref F82563.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Readers letters slam beauty queen
    NZ Herald readers have hit back at former beauty queen Sharee Adams proclamation that the Civil Union Bill would undermine society...

Mon 30 Sep 2002

  • World AIDS Day - 2002
    WHEN TO START TAKING HIV DRUGS Summary: Toxic side effects associated with protease inhibitors, one of the main drug categories used to control HIV] are leading international medics to start treatment later, rather than soon after infection...

Sat 30 Sep 1995

  • The third annual Hamilton Pride Party takes place (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    The party takes place in the Quadrangle next to the gay Next Door Bar. The theme is Greek gods and goddesses.

Tue 30 Sep 1986

  • Television news report: a world authority says HIV can survive in untreated water (New Zealand)
    The Health Department asks public swimming pool operators to guard against the spread of AIDS. Interviewee John Kingi. 6.30 news, ref F131768.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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