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Wed 14 Oct 2020

  • Do We Need A Rainbow Ministry?
    Links: Express
  • Do We Need A Rainbow Ministry? (Part One)
    Links: Express
  • Do We Need A Rainbow Ministry? (Part Two)
    Links: Express
  • Feeding the Famine
    Links: Express

Mon 14 Oct 2019

  • Gay Love Story Has New Zealand Premiere In Iconic Irish Pub
    Four Nights In The Green Barrow Pub by Auckland playwright Kieran Craft has its New Zealand Premiere in JJ Murphy and Co in November, the iconic Irish Pub on Wellington’s Cuba Street...
    Links: Scoop
  • Harry Styles Releases ‘Bisexual Anthem’ On National Coming Out Day
    Links: Express

Sun 14 Oct 2018

  • Out and About with express @ Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Out and About With express @ Shanghai Lils
    Links: Express

Sat 14 Oct 2017

  • Azerbaijan: reports of persecution
    Azerbaijan: UN rights experts alarmed by reports of persecution of people perceived to be gay or trans ...
    Links: Scoop
  • UK transgender woman granted New Zealand residency after years of abuse
    A transgender woman who used to have to do her grocery shopping between midnight and 3am to avoid abuse from the public has been granted residency in New Zealand on exceptional humanitarian grounds...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • William Yang - The Story Only I Can Tell
    William Yang was born in North Queensland, his grandparents having migrated from China in the 1880s...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 14 Oct 2016

  • Billy Elliot Leaps Into Our Hearts
    Links: Express
  • Visit an Art Supermarket this Weekend!
    Links: Express
  • The Last (of) Trump?
    Watching the train wreck that is Donald Trump's presidential campaign is weird but compulsive viewing...

Wed 14 Oct 2015

  • Kay Jones - homosexual law reform (Wellington)
    Kay Jones talks about homosexual law reform activities in Auckland and Wellington, challenging inequality and bisexual erasure.
    Features: Kay Jones
  • Casting Call Made For Local GLBT Musical Set in Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Melbourne Couple Threatened With Legal Action Over Gay Pride Flag
    Links: Express
  • Mika Haka – We Want Chris Brown
    Links: Express
  • RY launch resource at Parliament
    RainbowYOUTH  launched their latest resource InsideOut in Wellington, with an event held at Parliament last night...

Tue 14 Oct 2014

  • Are Maori and Pacific Islanders homophobic?
    Links: Express
  • Scientists Successfully Produce Bio-Penis In Lab
    Links: Express
  • Turkey gets its first umbrella LGBTI organization to fight homophobia
    Links: Express
  • Young gun in bid for P. North mayoralty
    Abi Symes A 20-year-old lesbian and student DJ has announced a bold bid to become the youngest mayor in New Zealand history...

Mon 14 Oct 2013

  • Crystal and Harriet - South
    Crystal and Harriet talk about identity and relationships.
  • Passenger's luggage stickered "I Am Gay"
    Pic: Twitter A man’s had his luggage covered with stickers to read “I Am Gay” while it was in transit with Jetstar...

Sun 14 Oct 2012

  • Media report that MP Kevin Hague has drafted a bill to enable gay adoption (New Zealand)
    Links: Stuff
  • Tonight’s Gaba Deluxe auction a sell out
    Tickets to tonight’s Gay Auckland Business Association’s charity auction have completely sold out, ensuring there will be plenty of competition for the array of items going under the hammer...

Fri 14 Oct 2011

  • “I ain't bloody gay, fuck that shit” - murder accused

Thu 14 Oct 2010

  • Revealing Rufus
    Rufus Wainwright has had a tough year and there is no doubt you will get a full musical rendition of his sorrows and joys if you see him play in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland later this month...

Wed 14 Oct 2009

  • Gay man's killer Ambach to appeal sentence
    Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach, who beat elderly gay Onehunga man Ronald Brown to death and left him with a broken banjo neck stuffed in his mouth is appealing his manslaughter sentence of at least eight years' jail, reports the New Zealand Herald...

Tue 14 Oct 2008

  • The NZAF's website: Due for an Extreme Makeover
    Due for an extreme makeover: The NZAF website "Great news, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is undertaking a major redevelopment of its website," reveals the front page of nzaf...

Sun 14 Oct 2007

  • Thousands march in Taiwan's biggest Pride
    Thousands of gays, lesbians and transsexuals marched through the streets of Taipei Saturday in the Taiwan capital's biggest pride celebration to date...

Sat 14 Oct 2006

  • History: Ireland
    Roger Casement Executed in 1916 for trying to foment an armed uprising against British occupation, Sir Roger Casement's ‘Black Diaries’ reveal he enjoyed regular sex with men...

Fri 14 Oct 2005

  • The book that never was, Part II
    Remember Garnet Milne and World Net Daily's beatup job over a 'book' that Haworth Press actually never published? According to gay classicist David Halperin, paedophilia was never part of Ancient Greek same-sex relationships...

Thu 14 Oct 2004

  • Unsafe sex rampant in new survey
    The AIDS Foundation is concerned over results from a new survey that show over half of Kiwis are having unsafe sex without knowing their partner's sexual history...

Tue 14 Oct 2003

  • Homophobic history revealed in new NZ book
    Historian Michael King has revealed in the new Penguin History of New Zealand that homophobia in government may have cost a senior civil servant the top administrative job in the Commonwealth...

Mon 14 Oct 2002

  • A Small Voice from the Centre of a Storm
    Reverend Dr Margaret Mayman, whose proposed move to Wellington's St Andrew's On The Terrace Presbyterian church created a flurry of media speculation two weeks ago, reflects on what happened when one unhappy Wellington parishioner rushed to the media...

Sat 14 Oct 1989

  • Artist Rodney Kennedy dies

Sun 14 Oct 1984

Fri 14 Oct 1983

  • Television: Marilyn Waring introduces bill to repeal the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP107484.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 14 Oct 1971

  • Television current affairs: Patricia Bartlett campaigns to stop booksellers displaying restricted books (New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP49833.
    Links: TVNZ

Sun 14 Oct 1888

  • Writer Katherine Mansfield (nee Beauchamp) is born (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara, PrideNZ

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