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Fri 30 Oct 2020

  • Dr Fran Priddy: helping lead NZ's COVID-19 vaccine effort
    How is New Zealand contributing to the urgent global quest for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine? American vaccine expert Dr Fran Priddy recently joined The Malaghan Institute as Clinical Director of the Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa NZ (VAANZ)...
    Links: RNZ
  • Former Wallabies prop reveals torment about hiding his sexuality
    Former Wallabies prop Dan Palmer overdosed on painkillers before revealing he was gay in a conversation with a friend that changed his life...
    Links: Stuff
  • Former Wallaby comes out
    One-test prop Dan Palmer has become the first Wallabies player to come out as gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Mamazons and mastectomies: New Zealand's LGBT community faces unique cancer risk
    A lesbian couple who have both survived breast cancer are happy NZ has become more accepting, but the rainbow community still faces a higher risk...
    Links: Stuff
  • Rugby: Former Wallaby Dan Palmer comes out as gay, opens up on struggle hiding his sexuality
    Former Wallaby Dan Palmer has come out as gay in a lengthy self-written column in which he admits his own death felt "preferable" to anybody discovering his sexuality...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • 2 x $100 Giapo Ice Cream Vouchers 
    Links: Express
  • 5 x Sam Smith’s ‘Love Goes’ Vinyl
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Welcomes Two New Takatāpui Onto Their Board
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: David Seymour Says Human Rights Commission “Hasn’t Done Much” For...
    Links: Express

Wed 30 Oct 2019

  • British Olympian Under Fire For Anti-Trans Comments
    Links: Express

Tue 30 Oct 2018

  • Mobile tests for HIV and syphilis rolled out in Pacific
    New mobile testing kits for HIV and syphilis are being rolled out in the Western Pacific by the United Nations Development Programme...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 30 Oct 2017

  • Sydney Opera House Sails Light up Hot Pink
    In 2018, Sydney will celebrate the historic 40th anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and on Friday 3 November 2017, theSydney Opera House will help Mardi Gras launch its full 2018 program by lighting its sails a blazing hot pink ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Actor Kevin Spacey addresses claims of sexual misconduct against 14-year-old boy by coming out as gay
    Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey, known worldwide for his roles on House of Cards and American Beauty, has apologised following accusations he tried to seduce a 14-year-old boy...
    Links: Stuff
  • Actor Kevin Spacey addresses claims of sexual misconduct against boy, 14, by coming out as gay
    Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey, known worldwide for his roles on House of Cards and American Beauty, has apologised following accusations he tried to seduce a 14-year-old boy...
    Links: Stuff
  • Review: Friday Night Jams at Spark Arena
    Links: Express

Fri 30 Oct 2015

  • 2 x Copies of A Work in Progress
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Copies of Book Inside a Pearl
    Links: Express
  • 2 x Tickets to the Topp Twins!
    Links: Express
  • Celebrate New Zealand Bookshop Day!
    Links: Express
  • Netherlands Lifts Lifetime Ban on Gay/Bi Men Donating Blood
    Links: Express
  • Kiss in Hawaii lands lesbian couple in jail
    A lesbian couple on a romantic getaway in Hawaii were arrested for kissing at a local supermarket and forced to spend three nights in jail...

Thu 30 Oct 2014

  • Dallas Airport Homophobe Escapes Jail Time
    Links: Express
  • Singapore Court Upholds Anti Gay Law
    Links: Express
  • Watch: Del Rio and Delano star for Starbucks
    Recent New Zealand visitors Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano get grumpy when they haven’t had their caffeine fix! GayNZ...

Wed 30 Oct 2013

  • Westboro gets special front lawn drag show
    The viciously gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church has been treated to a drag show, which was performed from the Equality House across the road from its headquarters...

Sun 30 Oct 2011

  • Review: From Farrokh to Freddie to immortal fame
    Freddie Mercury - The Definitive Biography by Lesley-Ann Jones Hodder managed to encompass diverse talents and egos without succumbing to destructive tensions - he was always the star turn...

Sat 30 Oct 2010

  • An article profiling LGBTI people in the NZ Defence Force is published in Your Weekend (Dominion Post) (New Zealand)
    Out in Uniform, an article by Beck Eleven, is published in Your Weekend (Fairfax) magazine profiling LGBTI people in the NZ Defence Force including Major Brendan Wood and Lieutenant Commander Kevin Sanderson, Flight Sergeant Annette Walding and Flight Lieutenant Stu Pearce
  • Buffy and Bimbo join forces with Weta
    Buffy and Bimbo Buffy and Bimbo have been invited to work alongside Weta Workshop on a unique fundraiser for Project Born, which helps with the care of premature babies...

Fri 30 Oct 2009

  • Review: BENT - Chch's Little Gay Cabaret
    The big event in Christchurch over Labour weekend was of course The Globes at The Bedford...

Thu 30 Oct 2008

  • Watch Ramon's new music video!
    Still Remains has been a journey of love for trans singer/songwriter Ramon Te Wake...

Tue 30 Oct 2007

  • Urgent meeting to plan Burnett Centre move
    Auckland's HIV testing and counselling facility, the Burnett Centre, urgently needs a new home, and now interested people in the community are invited to discuss its relocation options...

Sun 30 Oct 2005

  • The marketing of idiocy?
    The venomous vicar, Garnet Milne, is once again bursting (...

Thu 30 Oct 2003

  • Sturm accuser denies sexuality confusion
    A 25-year-old electrician who alleges he was secretly drugged and sexually violated by Philip David Sturm yesterday denied that he consented to sex and then had doubts about his sexuality...

Wed 30 Oct 2002

  • Violent, tragic movie to premiere for Hero
    A movie following the tragic story of gay lovers trapped in a murderous life in Medellin, Colombia, will have its NZ premiere as an early fundraiser for Hero...

Sat 30 Oct 1993

  • A silent auction and cabaret evening is held to fundraise for the New Zealand [AIDS] Quilt Project (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Links: New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

Thu 30 Oct 1986

Wed 30 Oct 1985

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