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Sat 3 Oct 2020

  • 'Saving souls, not lives': Teen patients say they were retraumatised at faith-based mental health clinic
    One former patient at A Girl Called Hope was told her soul was "tied" to her abuser's...
    Links: Stuff

Thu 3 Oct 2019

  • Teacher sacked for refusing to use trans student's pronouns
    In the summer of 2018, a transgender student at West Point High School in West Point, Virginia, had transitioned, asking his French teacher to refer to him with masculine pronouns: he, him, his...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Sean Plunkett Attacks TJ Perenara For Supporting LGBT Community
    Links: Express

Wed 3 Oct 2018

  • Family Planning welcomes resolution on sexual health
    Family Planning New Zealand is thrilled with a landmark resolution which recognises the need for comprehensive sexuality education, and accessible sexual healthcare and services, including safe abortion...
    Links: Scoop
  • Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats, U.N....
    Links: Express

Tue 3 Oct 2017

  • 'It's deeply disappointing, but it's not gay': First Rainbow Youth video ad goes viral
    Rainbow Youth has released its first ever national ad campaign with an appeal for people to stop giving the word "gay" a negative conotation...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Cancer survivor talks about struggle with sexuality in boxing industry
    Benjamin Watt's career as a boxing judge continues to grow with the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association, but there was a time he thought he would never make it ringside...
    Links: Stuff
  • BRIEFS’: Close Encounters
    Links: Express
  • RainbowYOUTH’s First Ever Ad Campaign Goes Viral
    Links: Express

Mon 3 Oct 2016

  • Eaten Alive at Down Under
    Links: Express
  • Having the Chat: Micheal McCabe
    Links: Express
  • Swingin’ Saloon
    Links: Express
  • Stealing from a child
    Stealing From a Child: The Injustice of Same-Sex Marriage David Van Gend Connor Court, 2016 Dr David Van Gend is a fundamentalist rural Queensland doctor who lives in Toowoomba, one of the most backward rural centres in Queensland and a hotbed of right-wing extremism in that Australian state for many years...

Sat 3 Oct 2015

  • Author William Taylor dies (Taumarunui, New Zealand)
    Links: (1), (2), NZ Society of Authors
  • “Sense of regret” by Pope Over Meeting With Same Sex Marriage...
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Dropped Pie
    You might just spy a familiar (bearded) face in web series Dropped Pie! LaQuisha St Redfern features in this series about a new dish which is taking the food world by storm...

Fri 3 Oct 2014

  • Ballet’s Artful Beauty
    Links: Express
  • HIV in NZ Today
    Links: Express
  • The Topp Blacks
    Links: Express
  • Mr Gay India joins reality TV show
    India’s Mr Gay World contestant Sushant Divgikar hopes his participation in the reality show “Bigg Boss 8″ will change public perceptions about the LGBT community in India...

Thu 3 Oct 2013

  • Kitty - South
    Kitty talks about being a self-identified dyke and activism around marriage equality.
  • Yet another LYC ad complaint turfed out
    A fresh complaint about a Get It On! billboard has been dismissed...

Wed 3 Oct 2012

  • Marriage Equality: Auckland No?
    When it came to the Colmar/Brunton poll on marriage equality poll, I wasn't particularly surprised to see Auckland trailing other New Zealand metropolitan centres...

Mon 3 Oct 2011

  • A couple's car is targetted in an ongoing series of hate crimes at Mangawhai Heads
  • Rainbow Wellington's party questionnaire
    Rainbow Wellington has collated the responses it's had from the majority of major parties to a number of crucial questions heading into the election...

Sun 3 Oct 2010

  • Hinemoana Baker profile
    Hinemoana Baker talks about being a writer, musician and teacher
    Features: Hinemoana Baker
  • Madam Mary profile (Wellington)
    Madam Mary talks about the sex industry and being bendy
    Features: Madam Mary

Sat 3 Oct 2009

  • Raped transwoman harassed via Facebook
    A Welsh transwoman who was raped by an attacker who was jailed for eight years this week, says she was forced to move house after her identity was made public...

Fri 3 Oct 2008

  • Week of events builds Hamilton Pride
    This week's Hamilton Pride events have so-far been as successful as last year, says the Waikato's best-known drag icon, but now the countdown is on to the main event – the Shine Dance Party tomorrow night...

Wed 3 Oct 2007

  • Missing man found alive and well in WGN
    Hastings man Cameron Dormer, whose mysterious disappearance at the weekend created a search spanning much of the North Island, has been found alive and well in a Wellington motel...

Tue 3 Oct 2006

  • Ms Fortuna
    Ms Fortuna The Australian star of burlesque performance is heading to Auckland to present two of her cheekiest shows as part of our NZ Festival of Dance...

Mon 3 Oct 2005

  • Lesbian Balls... the truth revealed!
    For years, lesbian balls have had an air of secrecy about them to rival the Freemasons...

Sun 3 Oct 2004

  • Sturm case back in Appeals Court
    Auckland restaurateur Philip Sturm is back in court, appealing his December 2003 conviction of sexually violating four young men after giving them drugs, for which he was sentenced to nine years jail...

Mon 3 Oct 1988

  • Television news report: Department of Health targets heterosexuals with HIV/AIDS advertising (New Zealand)
    The report notes there could be 5,000 people with HIV in New Zealand. Interviewees include Dr Karen Potasi, Kate Leslie, Daniel Fielding, Dr Kitty Corxan and Dr Steven Gardiner. Eyewitness news, ref F94906.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 3 Oct 1985

Fri 3 Oct 1980

  • Television: Vice Squad seize copies of a "Salient" newspaper containing a comic about homosexuality (Wellington, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP4997. Victoria University student newspaper "Salient" had all its remaining copies seized by Wellington's Vice Squad, because it contained a comic strip about homosexuality.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 3 Oct 1977

Thu 3 Oct 1974

  • Television news report: moral educational studies at Naenae College in Lower Hutt (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP131964.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sat 3 Oct 1925

  • Kenneth James Dell is hospitalised on the morning of his court appearance (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: Papers Past

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