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On This Day: 28th October

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Thu 28 Oct 2021

  • Australian Professional Footballer Josh Cavallo Comes Out As Gay
    Links: Express

Wed 28 Oct 2020

  • Double Pass To Dragon’s Diva Den At The Civic’s Wintergarden
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian Couple Kicked Out of Auckland Bar After Staff Misgender Female...
    Links: Express

Mon 28 Oct 2019

  • Anti-LGBTI Crackdown Sees 16 Arrested and Tortured in Uganda
    Links: Express
  • LABOUR WEEKEND @ FAMILY BAR
    Links: Express

Sun 28 Oct 2018

  • Photographer - and witness - Robin Hammond
    Ex-pat Photographer Robin Hammond focuses his camera on people who live on the margins - the mentally ill, the LGBTI community, refugees and other victims of war...
    Links: RNZ
  • Catholic Youth Calling For More LGBTI Inclusion From Church
    Links: Express
  • Married at First Sight’s Tayler Morgan
    Links: Express

Sat 28 Oct 2017

  • Aunty Danas Op Shop opens (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The shop is located in the community centre at 128 Abel Smith Street. The shop raises funds for the national takataapui, transgender, and intersex organisation Gender Minorities Aotearoa.
    Links: Aunty Danas
  • Eradicating HIV with new drug, former Whanganui student tells
    Emma Russell continues her series charting the stories of former Whanganui students who have gone on to success in the big, wide world A former Wanganui Collegiate School student is on the front line of a ground-breaking drug that...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Italian man sentenced to 24 years for infecting dozens of women with HIV
    An Italian man will serve 24 years in prison for infecting more than 30 women with the HIV virus, after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing that he was HIV positive...
    Links: Stuff
  • LGBT people suffering “crucible” of rights violations
    NEW YORK (27 October 2017) – People around the world are suffering horrific violations of their human rights based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and immediate action is needed to stop it, a UN rights ...
    Links: Scoop

Fri 28 Oct 2016

  • Gay Couple Killed in Tragic Dreamworld Accident
    Links: Express
  • Taking Queer Theatre to Rural Youth
    Links: Express
  • Bachelor contestants find love - with each other
    The Bachelor Australia has helped two people find love, although not in the way the show intended as two of the female contestants are now dating...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Charlotte Museum plans a bright future
    The Charlotte Museum has settled into its temporary home and is looking to bring some fresh events to life with your help...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Legacy Project submissions close 5pm today
    Submissions for Legacy Project close at 5pm today and the team are encouraging anyone with a work-in-progress to get in quick...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Oct 2015

  • Dan Savage to Headline University of Otago Science Festival
    Links: Express
  • ISIS Stones ‘Gay Men’ to Death in Syria
    Links: Express
  • Only Half of Those Engaging in Condomless Sex Testing For HIV
    Links: Express
  • Openly Gay Referee to Make History at RWC Final
    Links: Express
  • Envy and the Global Christian Right
    Socrates once said that 'envy is the ulcer of the soul...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay referee announced for Rugby World Cup Final
    An openly gay referee has been selected for this years Rugby World Cup final...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Short film selected for international festival
    Kiwi LGBT short film, Actually Alex, has been selected for an international film festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trans Youtube star wins at regional awards
    A Kapiti College student has won the top prize at the Wellington Pride Awards for her YouTube channel that gives others an insight into her life as a transgender teenager...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Oct 2014

  • Auckland Rainbow Community Church Holds Auditions for Gay Musical
    Links: Express
  • Changes Made for 2015 Sydney Mardi Gras Harbour Party
    Links: Express
  • Gender Reassignment Surgery in New Zealand Stalled as Waiting List Grows.
    Links: Express
  • She’s got one Less Problem
    Links: Express
  • Christchurch parties with Pride
    Labour weekend was filled with sparkle in Christchurch, as 400 people celebrated the "Proud" party run by the Christchurch Pride crew...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Dolly Parton: "I try to love everybody"
    Dolly Parton says anti-gay Christians are sinning by judging others, and she doesn’t think people should be judgemental, saying “Lord, I've got enough problems of my own to pass judgement on somebody else...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • I'm Local campaign moving into Waikato
    RainbowYOUTH is expanding its ‘I’m Local’ campaign into Waikato to coincide with the opening of Waikato Queer Youth’s new centre in Hamilton...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Preview: To Russia With Love
    Blake Skjellerup appears in a new documentary which tracks athletes and activists in the weeks leading up to, and after, the Sochi Winter Olympics...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • SkyCity becomes Rainbow Tick certified
    Michael Stevens with SkyCity's Gràinne Troute SkyCity has joined the stable of major New Zealand businesses which are Rainbow Tick certified...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 28 Oct 2013

  • Jenden takes final bow
    As a fitting tribute night is planned, Paul Jenden is being remembered as a talented, funny and gracious man who has left an indelible mark on Wellington’s theatre scene...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sedaris bringing tour to Auckland in Jan
    Riotous gay writer David Sedaris will bring his speaking tour to Auckland in January...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Oct 2012

  • Dancer Chris Olwage misses out on NZGT finals
    Gay dancer Christopher Olwage has missed out on a spot in the New Zealand’s Got Talent final, with both of the spaces from his semi-final going to singers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hatefulness and MP's lie at Tongan church protest
    Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi falsely told the crowd the majaority of National MPs voted against the first reading Gay people were likened to animals and the Prime Minister was labelled “John Gay” at a small Tongan protest against marriage equality in Mangere - where a National MP also spouted misinformation about how his colleagues voted...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Humour and song mark GALS 20th birthday
    Almost 450 people packed into Auckland's new Q Theatre last night to celebrate 20 years of choral singing by the Gay And Lesbian Singers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Flawed and fabulous GALS concert
    It was always going to be a difficult job to bring together the various elements expected of a concert to mark 20 years of singing and singers, to acknowledge the serious and not so serious moments from the past, the supporters and accomplishments, and to party it up...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Then-NZAF chair defends handling of allegations
    Mark Henrickson 4...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Oct 2011

  • K' Rd assault victim making progress in rehab
    Gay Auckland man Trevor Kaukau is making progress at a rehabilitation centre, four months after being punched into a coma outside a K' Rd nightclub after he hit on another man...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miss Mole honoured at Christchurch awards
    Miss Mole has been honoured in her former home of Christchurch where she was given a Lifetime Achievement prize at Resonate, a ceremony run by the city's UpRising Trust...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Student Army founder up for Young NZer of Year
    Sam Johnson Gay Christchurch community leader Sam Johnson has been nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Oct 2010

  • Bruno star sued for "inciting riot" at rally
    Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by an American cameraman who claims the comedian incited a riot at a gay marriage rally while shooting the film Bruno...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Embargoed HIV report "practical and sensible"
    Body Positive's premises in Auckland First reaction to the report and recommendations of the much-awaited HIV Services Review is up-beat, with the country's largest HIV Positive people's peer support group saying it contains "practical and sensible advice...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Half an hour with the man of power
    The thing that first strikes me as I sit down at a huge round table somewhere in the depths of the Manukau City Council next to man of the moment Len Brown, is that he doesn't really seem like a politician...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Outgames registrations running high
    There has been a surge in entries for the AsiaPacific Outgames in Wellington, with up to half of the final expected numbers achieved in some sports with four and a half months still to go...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 28 Oct 2009

  • Eight Family bar punters set for Mr. Gay Auckland
    We've had Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Italian MP quits after trans prostitute scandal
    High-profile Italian MP Piero Marrazzo has quit parliament just days after newspapers splashed headlines about his alleged encounter with a transsexual prostitute...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • More gays on telly than ever!
    A video report from the US shows that the number and diversity of LGBT characters on TV is increasing...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Chch's Globes Awards 2009
    Miss Mole (left) and Fur Purse (right) greet MP Lianne Dalziel on the red carpet Miss Mole says her annual 'Oscars' night is dead, but long live the astonishingly similar Globes Awards! Yes, it was time for all Christchurch's rainbow warriors, fire-breathers, window-cleaners, transdimensional transgenders, UniQers, Nokia earpiece wearers, lovely lezzies, excitable MPs, fancy-dressed 40-somethings and unforgettable showgirls to awaken and glitter themselves up for the Garden City's biggest - and longest - gay night of the year...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Oct 2008

  • Dozens of winners at Chch Oscars
    In front of a sell-out capacity crowd, two dozen large trophies were awarded to Christchurch's LGBT community leading lights and their friends at the weekend's glittering 26th annual Oscars awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New LGBT business network for Chch
    Christchurch's newly-formed LGBT Business Association has a database of over 70 professional and business people, and regular meetings have begun, says Chairperson Jill Borland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: The Silo's The Little Dog Laughed
    Review: The Little Dog Laughed, by Douglas Carter Beane...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transsexual gene found, scientists claim
    Researchers in Sydney and California have together found a gene they say plays a role in transexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: More Outrageous Propositions...
    Although most US and international LGBT media attention is focused on the same-sex marriage controversy in California, LGBT activists are also fighting same-sex marriage ban referendums in Florida and Arizona...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Oct 2007

  • Canada: Women fined for hate on internet
    A Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a Calgary woman to stop posting hate messages against minority groups on a U...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Give GABA your goods for Charity Auction
    The Gay Auckland Business Association Charitable Trust Annual Christmas Auction will return this December, and kind donations of unique items and services are now required...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Review: Annie Crummer rocks in Queen musical
    'Killer Queen' Annie Crummer We Will Rock You by Queen/Ben Elton, at The Civic, Auckland Annie Crummer Rocks!!! New Zealand's own pop diva is in star mode for her role as Killer Queen in Ben Elton/Queen's smashing, thumping, pulsating hit musical We Will Rock You now playing until December at Auckland's atmospheric Civic Theatre...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 28 Oct 2005

  • Be careful crossing road, Duff told
    Disabled gay comedian Philip Patson has challenged homophobic Once Were Warriors author Alan Duff to walk a mile in his shoes, following comments he made on radio this morning attacking gays and people with disabilities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Chris Banks interviewed on National Radio
    National Radio, Nine to Noon programme 20th October, 2005 Interviewer: Eva Radich Published by permission of Radio New Zealand and slightly edited by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Greg Flemming interviewed on National Radio
    National Radio, Nine to Noon programme 20th October, 2005 Interviewer: Eva Radich Published by permission of Radio New Zealand and slightly edited by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: Gay Pacific Islanders - a high priority
    As the first Pan Pacific HIV/AIDS conference drew to a close GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • HIV/AIDS Conference: The Collective Shout Of "No"
    At the opening plenery of the Pan Pacific AIDS Conference this morning, MP Georgina Beyer discussed the rise of the extreme religious right and its effect on the glbt communities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Paul Morris interviewed on National Radio
    National Radio, Nine to Noon programme 20th October, 2005 Interviewer: Eva Radich Published by permission of Radio New Zealand and slightly edited by GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 28 Oct 2004

  • Lesbian story wins Mansfield award
    A lesbian-themed short story – written by a straight girl – has won in the young writer's section of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • MAXIMum Impact: Stealth campaigns, dodgy research
    For a brief moment, I almost thought we understood each other...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Satire: The Life of Brian
    And so it was that Jesus of Nazareth was called to a town where a man was said to be possessed by a demon...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tahiti: An accepting Heaven on earth
    If you're visiting French Polynesia from New Zealand chances are you will pass through Tahiti, not really a country as such, but just the largest island and home to Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Oct 2003

  • Special rights for heterosexuals
    Fundamentalist political party Destiny New Zealand announced the first of its policy initiatives on Saturday, which include bribing people into marriage with financial incentives based on marriage longevity, handouts for married first home buyers, and kickbacks for women who remain home to look after their children...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 28 Oct 2001

  • Auckland's new conservative city council, a queer perspective
    Lindsey Rea, a City Vision candidate for the Eden/Albert ward in the local body elections, ponders the remarkable swing to the right in Auckland's new council and community boards...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 28 Oct 1986

  • Television current affairs: the race to find a cure for AIDS (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F58219.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 28 Oct 1971

  • Television current affairs: a report on transvestites and transsexuals (New Zealand)
    Gallery, ref TZP49891. This item has been digitised and an online viewing copy can be requested from the archive.
    Links: TVNZ

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