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Tue 13 Oct 2020

  • Trump's Supreme Court pick says she is not 'hostile' to Obamacare, dodges on abortion
    Amy Coney Barrett said at her Senate confirmation hearing she is not hostile to Obamacare and declined to specify whether she believes rulings legalizing abortion and gay marriage were properly decided...
    Links: RNZ
  • 2 X Double Passes To Bob and Bev’s Bingo Bonanza!
    Links: Express
  • Art Week | Where Travel Meets Torso 
    Links: Express
  • Calling All Chocoholics and Caffeine Addicts
    Links: Express
  • Sydney’s Iconic LGBT Hotspot Oxford Street “a Ghost Town”
    Links: Express
  • The Line Between Liberation and Exploitation
    Links: Express

Sun 13 Oct 2019

  • 'What have we done?': Raunchy confessions of the ultimate royal confidante
    No term quite fully encapsulates the extraordinary, colourful life of Lady Anne Glenconner...
    Links: NZ Herald

Sat 13 Oct 2018

  • Aus PM changes tune on schools' right to ban gay students
    Non-government schools will be prevented from expelling gay students on the basis of their sexuality under new laws to be introduced in Australia...
    Links: RNZ
  • 3 Out 5 2019 Billy T Awards Nominees Identify as LGBT
    Links: Express
  • It’s time to remove outdated discrimination against LGBT kids
    Links: Express
  • Out and About with express @ Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express

Fri 13 Oct 2017

  • It's not illegal to be gay in Indonesia, but police are cracking down anyway
    In Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, homosexuality is legal and the state largely stays out of issues of private morality...
    Links: Stuff
  • At Least 51 Arrested in Latest Indonesian Raid
    Links: Express

Thu 13 Oct 2016

  • LGBT+ Media Unanimously Support Clinton
    Links: Express
  • Mika Haka Releases New Music Video
    Links: Express
  • NZAF Support Groups
    Links: Express
  • Russia to blacklist LGBTI teen support website
    Russian LGBTI teenagers will soon be unable to access an online support system because the government believes is violates the ‘gay propaganda’ law...

Tue 13 Oct 2015

  • Le Noir’s Sexy Strongman
    Links: Express
  • Robertson regrets part in transphobic ‘joke’
    Gay Labour MP Grant Robertson has come under fire for his response to a transphobic ‘joke’ made when he appeared as a panelist on the television programme 7 Days...

Mon 13 Oct 2014

    Links: Express
  • JT is Just Perfect at Auckland’s Vector
    Links: Express
  • Urzila Carlson, on tying the knot
    NZ’s most eminent lesbetarian comedian Urzila Carlson is getting married next month...

Sun 13 Oct 2013

  • Session 12 - Beyond conference
    Audio from the Beyond conference: Gender and Prisons.
  • Session 13 - Beyond conference
    Audio from the Beyond conference: Imperialism, Nationalism and Queer Liberation.
  • Session 14 - Beyond conference
    Audio from the Beyond conference: Healthcare, housing and schools - fighting for survival, fighting for more.
  • Rowan walking away proud of achievements
    Jenny Rowan is leaving the Kapiti Mayoralty proud of her achievements over the past six years...

Sat 13 Oct 2012

  • I am Asian. I am gay.
    Gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and genderqueer Asians are sharing their personal stories and insights on the recently established blogsite Queer Asian stories from Aotearoa...

Thu 13 Oct 2011

  • Teen's saliva found on crotch of victim's shorts
    Denis Phillips 2...

Wed 13 Oct 2010

  • Tenth suspect arrested over "demonic" torture
    The house where the attack took place - NY Daily News Bronx police have arrested a tenth suspect over what New York media have branded the "demonic" gang torture of three gay men...

Tue 13 Oct 2009

  • Gay and Lesbian Singers celebrate their roots
    Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers will get their tongues around a variety of languages for their next concerts...

Mon 13 Oct 2008

  • Family stage set for DJ showdown
    Eight DJs will battle it out behind the decks on stage at Auckland's gayest nightclub this fortnight...

Sat 13 Oct 2007

  • UK youth suspended for anti-gay webpage
    A Conservative Party student leader in the UK has been expelled from the party and suspended from university after making homophobic comments on a website...

Thu 13 Oct 2005

  • NZ
    New Zealand's first transsexual police officer has faced mixed reactions from her colleagues, but support from the police hierarchy...

Wed 13 Oct 2004

  • This is what happens to real glbt people
    While the Maxim Institute attempts to undermine the protection provisions of the Civil Union and Relationships Bills by saying that next-of-kin and hospital visitation discrimination does not exist for same-sex couples, GayNZ...

Mon 13 Oct 2003

  • Quick Probe: Samuel Holloway
    22-year-old Samuel Holloway was born in Pukekohe and has lived in Auckland for the last five years...

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