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Tue 6 Oct 2020

  • Election 2020: Judith Collins says she needs to do more research on conversion therapy before making mind up
    National leader says she'll go find out a bit more about gay conversion therapy before picking a position, after being caught out at the Press Leaders Debate...
    Links: Stuff
  • In Her First Gay Media Interview - Judith Collins Addresses Gerry Brownlee’s Past Homophobia
    Featuring in the new issue of Express Magazine - out nationwide today - Judith Collins has spoken about her support for rainbow issues (including banning conversion therapy and the gender-self ID bill), as well as comedian Tom Sainbury’s suggestion that ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Exclusive: Judith Collins on Gerry Brownlee, Tom Sainsbury and what National...
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Judith Collins on Gerry Brownlee’s past, her present and your...
    Links: Express

Sun 6 Oct 2019

  • Getting Tested Is Easier Than Ever
    Links: Express
  • Scream Queens
    Links: Express

Sat 6 Oct 2018

  • Mika - Biography of queer performance artist released
    Queer performance artist Mika grew up in Timaru, was adopted into a white family, and learnt Maori culture, he says, "from the back of a cereal box"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Time to end invisibility of LGBT people in Georgia
    Time to end invisibility of LGBT people in Georgia - expert GENEVA (5 October 2018) - A UN expert has commended the commitment of the Georgian Government to address violence and discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans persons, ...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 6 Oct 2017

  • Hairdresser accused of infecting lovers with HIV, sending abusive texts
    A hairdresser deliberately infected four men he met through Grindr with HIV before sending them "mocking and abusive" texts, a court heard...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Promise to end AIDS by 2030: Are we on track?
    Promise to end AIDS by 2030: Are we on track? Shobha Shukla , CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Governments of over 190 nations, including India, have promised to end AIDS by 2030 by adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
    Links: Scoop

Thu 6 Oct 2016

  • Homelessness in 2016 (Wellington)
    Kassie Hartendorp and Sandra Dickson explore some of the issues around homelessness in relation to rainbow communities.
    Features: Kassie Hartendorp, Sandra Dickson
  • 2017 Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Contest
    Links: Express
  • Big Bear Weekend
    Links: Express
  • Business People Show Up in Droves for Rainbow Auckland
    Links: Express
  • UN appoints very first LGBTI expert
    The United Nations has appointed its first ever independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)...

Tue 6 Oct 2015

  • Victorian Government to Introduce Same Sex Adoption Laws
    Links: Express
  • Petition for gender identity rights

Mon 6 Oct 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Taste Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Jesus Christ…Superstar?
    Links: Express
  • The Capital Welcomes Cute New Gay Ambassador!
    Links: Express
  • Two Sides of the Glory Hole
    Links: Express
  • Study traces origin of HIV pandemic
    Researchers are almost certain the HIV pandemic originated in the Congo in the 1920s, the result of a "perfect storm" of busy rail networks, migrant labour and changes to the sex trade...

Sun 6 Oct 2013

  • Beyer's work to be honoured at fundraiser
    Georgina Beyer’s work will be recognised in an upcoming tribute evening, which will double as a fundraiser as she remains on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant...

Sat 6 Oct 2012

  • Top-ranked boxer pummels history by coming out
    Orlando Cruz One of the top-ranked boxers in the world has made history by becoming the first openly-gay man in the sport...

Thu 6 Oct 2011

  • UniQ Victoria to mark 25 years of HLR with ball
    UniQ Victoria is promising to put on one of the most fabulous events this year when it celebrates 25 years of Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand with a Silver Anniversary Ball that will incorporate jazz acts, burlesque and cocktails...

Wed 6 Oct 2010

  • The tragedy of Tyler Clementi
    Tyler Clementi Tyler Clementi was a year younger than mine and my partner's own daughter, Nat...

Tue 6 Oct 2009

  • UK: 'Anti-gay' slang number plates pulled
    British drivers won't be allowed to bid for 'D1KES' and 'F4GOT' licence plates at auction, reveals the Daily Mail newspaper...

Mon 6 Oct 2008

  • The Chop:Lots of haircuts,no HIV-poz results
    The manager of Auckland HIV support service Body Positive says he was delighted to see almost 40 people HIV-tested at The Chop free hairstyling event at the weekend – with no HIV positive diagnoses...

Sat 6 Oct 2007

  • UK: 'Gay' peacock attacks blue Lexus
    A British aristocrat has been forced to warn visitors to his manor home not to park cars painted a particular shade of blue on his property, after his "gay" peacock caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a luxury car it mistook for a mate...

Fri 6 Oct 2006

  • Heroic Gardens back for 11th year
    The Heroic Gardens, an annual event in Auckland's HERO Festival each February, is now in the planning stages for it's 11th year, to be held on the 17th and 18th of February 2007...

Thu 6 Oct 2005

  • TV2's Outhouse presenter Amanda Betts
    Amanda Betts Offscreen, Outhouse co-presenter Amanda Betts runs a modelling agency and was once Miss Zodiac Inflatables (it's a long story)! What's your background? My name is Amanda Betts and my background takes a long time to explain in one quick email! Ok, here goes: I have just started a new model agency called Red11 with two partners which is one of my greatest and most challenging times (besides having my baby and leaving my ex-husband)! Strange but true, but when I was half my age and half my size, I used to do quite a spot of modeling...

Wed 6 Oct 2004

  • TV presenter and singer/songwriter Ramon Te Wake
    Ramon Te Wake Ramon Te Wake is a singer/songwriter and co-presenter of Maori TV's gay Maori lifestyle programme Takataapui...

Mon 6 Oct 1980

  • Television news report: the first Lesbian Liberation week begins (New Zealand)
    The week features events and a march through the city on 10 October 1980, ref: TZP4990.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 6 Oct 1920

  • Eugenia Falleni is found guilty of murdering Annie Birkett (Sydney, Australia)
    Falleni is condemned to death but the sentence is commuted to detainment at the Governor's Pleasure.
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past

Fri 6 Oct 1893

  • The Criminal Code Act 1893 is enacted (New Zealand)
    The Act outlaws any sexual activity between men (even if it's consensual). Penalties include life imprisonment, hard labour and flogging (refer Crimes Against Morality, 136-139).
    Links: Early New Zealand Statutes

Tue 6 Oct 1874

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