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Fri 27 Oct 2017

  • Anika Moa: A Labour of Love
    Links: Express
  • Charges Dropped in Dubai ‘Public Indecency’ Case
    Links: Express
  • Neon Bootleg: The Unauthorised Biography of Mistress Moe Laga
    Links: Express
  • Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Personalities: Alex Plumb
    Links: Express
  • Sam Smith Opened Up About His Gender and The Internet Is...
    Links: Express

Thu 27 Oct 2016

  • Petition for Trans Rights Given to Government
    Links: Express
  • Review: Stars in Her Eyes
    Links: Express
  • The Golden Equation
    Links: Express
  • Tributes pour in for couple killed at Dreamworld
    Friends and loved ones having been paying tribute to Roozi Araghi and Luke Dorsett, the couple who were among those who lost their lives in the tragic incident at Dreamworld on Tuesday...

Tue 27 Oct 2015

  • Anti Gay Party Secures Polish Election Victory
    Links: Express
  • Dr Peter Saxton Says New Zealand “Risks Being Left Behind” on...
    Links: Express
  • Uncertainty Over Body Positive SGM Date
    Links: Express
  • Vatican Declares There is “Absolutely No Grounds” For Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • Two HIV cases will be tried next year
    The trial of an Auckland man charged over the infection of another man with HIV will not be held until next year following delays in the defense lawyer receiving medical records relating to several witnesses...

Mon 27 Oct 2014

  • Sammy Salsa
    Links: Express
  • To Russia With Love – Trialer
    Links: Express
  • Theatre tribute to Peter Taylor
    A musical is in the works which will be based around the series of Dots bars run by the late Peter Taylor and his partner Rodney Coleman...

Sun 27 Oct 2013

  • Sebastian - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Sebastian talks about trans-masculinity.
  • Wgtn performer, dramatist Paul Jenden dies
    Paul Jenden Gay Wellington theatre and performance stalwart Paul Jenden has died after a long battle against cancer...

Sat 27 Oct 2012

  • Student questions Archbishop on marriage equality
    The Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury has been officially welcomed to New Zealand today, and immediately questioned on 'same-sex marriage' by a straight-shooting school student...

Thu 27 Oct 2011

  • PM pleads for public to help solve killing
    Murder victim Stuart Walker Prime Minister David Cameron is appealing for the public to help solve the horrifying murder of a gay barman which has left a Scottish town in utter shock...

Wed 27 Oct 2010

  • The top five reasons you love Rufus!
    Rufus Wainwright is about to embark on three shows in his much-awaited New Zealand return...

Tue 27 Oct 2009

  • OUTLine thrilled with ANZ bank's $5,483 donation
    Staff of ANZ bank have donated $5,483 to be put towards a new phone system for OUTLine NZ...

Mon 27 Oct 2008

  • Labour: Committed to human rights and dignity
    This is the fourth in a series of brief interviews with representatives of political parties conducted in the lead up to the November 8th General Election...

Sat 27 Oct 2007

  • US study switches worms' sexual orientation
    Altering a gene in the brain of female worms changed their sexual orientation, US researchers said on Thursday, making female worms attracted to other females...

Fri 27 Oct 2006

  • Winners at the ChCh Drag Oscars
    The 24th Annual Christchurch Drag Oscars were held at the Civic Theatre on Sunday 22nd October, and organiser Miss Mole tells GayNZ...

Thu 27 Oct 2005

  • Television documentary: Tuberculosis AIDS (New Zealand)
    Investigating AIDS in South Africa. Ref F194293.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: Mobilise against drug availability delays!
    At the Pan Pacific HIV/AIDS conference this morning HIV positive health activist and researcher Michael Stevens made an impassioned case for the unacceptability of the system by which New Zealand makes subsidised drugs available for HIV/AIDS treatment...

Thu 27 Oct 1994

  • Radio advert for New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt (Auckland)
    Radio advert used to promote viewings of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial at the Manukau City Shopping Centre in late 1994
    Features: unidentified voice

Fri 27 Oct 1916

  • The Ohinemuri Gazette reports on the court appearance of Frederick Wright (a.k.a Kathleen Woodhouse) (London, United Kingdom)
    Wright is charged with "being an idle and disorderly person in female attire". Wright tells police that he wished he had been a woman.
    Links: Papers Past

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