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Sat 10 Oct 2020

  • Graham Norton - his new book, dogs, and wine
    Graham Norton is a man who needs no introduction...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Ministry Of Education Guidelines May Confuse Young People
    Biology matters – sex andamp; science Feminist campaigners are concerned that the latest guidelines for Relationships andamp; Sexuality Education misrepresent sex, sexuality, biology and science...
    Links: Scoop
  • Today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Beauden Barrett out of first test, Gatland honoured, Ko still in the hunt at PGA Championship and World Rugby says no to transgender women at top level...
    Links: RNZ
  • Today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Beauden Barrett out of first test, Gatland honoured, Ko still in the hunt at PGA Championship and World Rugby says no to transgender women at top level...
    Links: RNZ
  • Today's sports news: What you need to know
    In today's sports news - Warriors beaten again, Ko still in the hunt at PGA Championship and World Rugby says no to transgender women at top level...
    Links: RNZ
  • Worlds of Music Ep 200 celebrating a double century of Trans global fusion, folk roots and anything else that hits a certain chord
    Music from the world, for the world, hosted by Trevor Reekie...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Conservatives Social Media Hacked to Post Pro LGBT Message
    Links: Express

Thu 10 Oct 2019

  • Holden Sheppard: growing up gay in small-town Western Australia
    Holden Sheppard grew up gay in a small rural town in Western Australia, where he says he felt completely invisible, as he tried to keep his thoughts and feelings under wraps...
    Links: RNZ
  • A Rainbow President
    Links: Express
  • Motoring: A New #1
    Links: Express
  • Motoring: A New Look Defender
    Links: Express
  • Protests Against Same-Sex IVF Law In France
    Links: Express

Wed 10 Oct 2018

  • Launch of the Rainbow Crossing in Wellington (Rainbow Crossing, Wellington)
    Launch of the Rainbow Crossing in Wellington on 10 October 2018
    Features: Grant Robertson, Justin Lester, Tabby Besley, Tony Nightingale
  • Wellington's rainbow crossing is launched (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The crossing on lower Cuba Street is New Zealand's second rainbow crossing (the first being in Queenstown).
  • Australian review enshrines right of schools to turn away gay children and teachers
    Australian religious schools would be guaranteed the right to turn away gay students and teachers under changes to the country's anti-discrimination laws recommended by a long-awaited government review into religious freedom...
    Links: Stuff
  • Australian rules on religious schools rejecting gay students
    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has no plans to change laws that allow religious schools to reject gay students...
    Links: RNZ
  • Teacher's complaint against employer following HIV disclosure 'closed'
    A dispute between a West Coast teacher fired four weeks after revealing her HIV positive status and her employer has been resolved...
    Links: Stuff
  • UK court rules bakery didn't discriminate in 'gay cake' case
    LONDON — Britain's Supreme Court says a bakery owned by a Christian family didn't discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to make a cake supporting same-sex marriage...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Museum Awarded Rainbow Tick in Sector First
    Links: Express
  • Australian Government Plans to Allow Schools to Ban Gay Children with...
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian NZ Boxer Ranked Number 1 in the World
    Links: Express

Tue 10 Oct 2017

  • 'I have HIV LOL. Oops!' text sent by man accused of infecting partners with the virus
    A man accused of infecting four men with HIV and attempting to infect another six, sent one of his partners a text saying: "Maybe you have the fever...
    Links: Stuff
  • Transgender teen named homecoming king at US school
    Links: Stuff
  • Brian Tamaki Thinks Protesters are Jealous of His Life
    Links: Express
  • Cardinal Says Gay People Should Be Kept Away From Family Gatherings...
    Links: Express
  • Married at First Sight Couple Are Focused on Getting to Know...
    Links: Express
  • Mika Haka Beautiful Darkness
    Links: Express
  • Scene: Cartier Trust Drag Calendar Fund Raising Launch Party
    Links: Express

Mon 10 Oct 2016

  • Alok Vaid-Menon Delights at Basement Theatre
    Links: Express
  • Shanghai Lil’s is Saying Goodbye
    Links: Express
  • Two gay councilors preceded Richard Hills in Ak
    Further to advice available on Saturday that Richard Hills, whose election to Auckland City council now seems assured, will be the super city's first openly gay councilor, it has now become clearer that he was preceded by two other openly gay councilors who served on councils which disappeared when the Super City came into being...

Sat 10 Oct 2015

  • Trans protester challenges Pride Parade
    Lexie Matheson The organisers of the annual Auckland Pride Parade were both castigated and challenged at this afternoon's protest action which was called to draw attention to the plight of transwomen in the nation's police and prison systems...

Fri 10 Oct 2014

  • 3rd ANZPATH International Biennial Conference
    Links: Express
  • A ‘Bumpa’ Parade
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian and Bisexual Women at Heightened Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Links: Express
  • Scantily Clad Priests Pays Tribute to Social Tolerance.
    Links: Express
  • The momentum of #UMAL2M
    A cool project with plenty of lgbti involvement which asks people to make a video about someone important to them is in the home straight...

Thu 10 Oct 2013

  • Trans boy's mum: why I'm sharing his story
    The mum of a transgender Auckland child is unmoved by the worried criticism, the eyebrows being raised over teacups and the plain old fashioned hatred that have met the media coverage of her son’s journey...

Wed 10 Oct 2012

  • Jan Logie - Rainbow Politicians
    Jan Logie from the Green Party talks about being a Member of Parliament
    Features: Jan Logie
  • Marriage Equality: Immoderate Majority?
    The Christian Right are trying to spin their opposition to marriage equality as being solely over 'civic virtue' and parental responsibility...

Mon 10 Oct 2011

  • Police deny claims of march heavy-handedness
    The head of Wellington police is refuting allegations a member of The Queer Avengers was yelled at and had his shirt ripped off by an officer, and another marcher's foot was run over by a patrol car...

Sun 10 Oct 2010

  • Julz Darroch profile (Wellington)
    Julz Darroch talks about exercise and wellness.
    Features: Julz Darroch
  • NY flashmob protests US anti-gay bullying
    Over three hundred glbt New Yorkers have gathered in the main concourse of Grand Central Station to stage what they called a "Flash Mob: Homophobia Kills Die-in...

Sat 10 Oct 2009

  • Turkey's two main gay websites blocked to locals
    Two of Turkey's most popular gay news and information websites have been shut off to Turkish users by its government, despite not containing any pornography or illegal material...

Fri 10 Oct 2008

  • Party marks a decade of K' Rd's Kiss bar
    It's a mixed bar and dance venue that's been featuring more gay-themed nights lately – and tonight Kiss bar at 309 K' Road celebrates a decade of dancing with a retrospective of DJs and a new theme-night announcement...

Wed 10 Oct 2007

  • Taupo hui to plan Lesbian Elders Villages
    Meetings around New Zealand to gauge support for a nationwide network of Elders Villages for lesbians have been encouraging - so the next step is to get everyone together for a hui in the new year...

Tue 10 Oct 2006

  • Carmen Rupe visits Parliament on her 70th birthday (Wellington, New Zealand)
    32 years earlier Carmen had been brought before Parliament's Privileges committee because she had suggested there were gay and bisexual MPs.
  • The L Word: Star treatment on Prime
    Los Angeles lesbian drama series The L Word is on its way to primetime New Zealand television, and the Sky-owned Prime channel are giving it star treatment...

Mon 10 Oct 2005

  • Internet blamed for NZ HIV rise
    In reporting another record year for new HIV infections in New Zealand, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says the increase may be due to the jump in the number of men using internet dating websites...

Sun 10 Oct 2004

  • Buffy and Bimbo relocating to Europe
    The rumours are true, Buffy and Bimbo will be relocating to Europe due to medication and health problems for Jonathan aka Bimbo...

Fri 10 Oct 2003

  • Gay youth at risk in Marlborough
    Youth workers, health providers and peer support students in Blenheim yesterday met with the Out There project to learn about the marginalisation of gay and lesbian youth in Marlborough, which causes them to be over-represented in depression, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse statistics...

Thu 10 Oct 2002

  • Business group forms to facilitate Hero festival 2003
    An independent group of five Auckland gay and lesbian business people has gathered together to help facilitate another gay Hero Festival next year...

Sun 10 Oct 1993

Fri 10 Oct 1980

  • 200 women take part in a lesbian march (Wellington, New Zealand)
    It is followed by a Lesbian Liberation Dance attended by 300 people.

Tue 10 Oct 1972

  • Television news report: interview with composer Jack Body about Sexus (New Zealand)
    Review, ref TZP138596.
    Links: TVNZ

Sat 10 Oct 1936

  • Entrepreneur and activist Carmen Trevor Rupe is born (Taumarunui, New Zealand)
    Links: Time Out Sydney

Sat 10 Oct 1925

  • NZ Truth reports on the court case involving Kenneth James Dell (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Dell had been arrested in women's clothing on Queen Street. Dell was hospitalised on the morning of the court appearance.
    Links: Papers Past

Thu 10 Oct 1867

  • The Offences Against the Person Act (1867) is enacted (New Zealand)
    The Act says that a person convicted of sodomy can be imprisoned for life and anyone convicted of attempted buggery or an indecent assault on a male can serve up to ten years imprisonment (refer Unnatural Offences, 58-60).
    Links: Early NZ Statutes, Hansard

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