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On This Day: 1st November

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Sun 1 Nov 2020

  • Next census to collect data on gender, sexuality
    The next census will collect information on gender and sexual identity for the first time next time it runs...
    Links: RNZ
  • Destiny Church’s Hannah Tamaki Says She’s Achieved ‘Goal’ to Unseat Tamati...
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Nov 2019

    Links: Express
    Links: Express
    Links: Express

Thu 1 Nov 2018

  • Man sentenced for using sexual recordings as blackmail
    A Lower Hutt man has been sentenced for a "very perplexing" case in which he had sexual contact with another man then blackmailed him with video recordings...
    Links: NZ Herald

Wed 1 Nov 2017

  • Lessons We Can Learn From the Kevin Spacey Furore
    Until now, Kevin Spacey never publicly revealed that he is gay...
    Links: Scoop
  • Good Times Opening Party
    Links: Express
  • Hallo-Queen at Family!
    Links: Express
  • Why Kevin Spacey’s Coming Out Isn’t Being Celebrated
    Links: Express

Tue 1 Nov 2016

  • Auckland Pride Announces Parade Producers
    Links: Express
  • Hottie of the month: Andrew Paterson
    Links: Express
  • Trans health: 'Govt needs to look at the evidence'
    With a new study into trans healthcare and wellbeing being undertaken in New Zealand, Green Party MP Jan Logie says the Government needs to be addressing these issues and taking these studies seriously...

Sun 1 Nov 2015

  • Expressions of Interest Open For Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Taipei Crowds March in Asia’s Biggest Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • RWC Final: 'Gay ref did an excellent job'
    The early verdict is in...

Sat 1 Nov 2014

  • Andie - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Andie talks about identifying as a genderqueer christian libertarian.
  • Jenna-Rose - Beyond Rainbows (Wellington)
    Jenna-Rose talks about internalised homophobia, growing up with a negative sense of being maori and ukaipotanga.
  • Fright Night – Snatch Bar
    Links: Express
  • HelloQueen – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Rocky Horror – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • The Funny Business of Gender and Politics
    Links: Express
  • Tough Love: Alexander's story
    "Alexander Lowe" recounts his harrowing personal story of surviving same-sex partner abuse, in an effort to shine a light on an issue he worries is being ignored...

Fri 1 Nov 2013

  • Kennedy - Beyond Rainbows (Nelson)
    Kennedy talks about pan-sexuality and being gender queer.
  • Remembering Carmen Rupe (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington)
    Audio from people remembering Carmen Rupe after the powhiri gifting of her taonga (cultural treasures) to Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand.
    Features: Amanduh la Whore, Buckwheat, Dana de Milo, Francis Rupe, Jurgen Hoffman, Karen Te Wao, Pasi Daniels, Pindi Hurring, Robin Warea-Hargreaves, Tiwhanawhana
  • Samoan PM caustic about gay man's wedding
    Samoa's Prime Minister has described the New Zealand wedding of a gay Samoan man and his partner as "inappropriate," sparking a tide of homophobic comments on a Samoan news website...

Thu 1 Nov 2012

  • Westpac not "expressing an opinion" with ad
    Westpac says it isn’t expressing an opinion either way on marriage equality in its ad which shows two men getting married...

Tue 1 Nov 2011

  • Urge raises over $3,500 with Slave Auction
    Urge customers have raised over $3,500 for the Mental Health Foundation at the Auckland men's bar's annual Slave Auction...

Mon 1 Nov 2010

  • Symposium on Health and Wellbeing
    This is the first column in a weekly series to be penned by glbt community organisations throughout the country, highlighting issues affecting them or glbt people in general...

Sun 1 Nov 2009

  • Welly's lesbian library needs a new home
    Wellington's LILAC lesbian library has to move from its current home on The Terrace and needs a new home urgently...

Sat 1 Nov 2008

  • The Greens: Equality is party policy
    This is the fifth in a series of brief interviews with representatives of political parties conducted in the lead up to next Saturday's General Election...

Thu 1 Nov 2007

  • U.S. Mr. Gay 2008 wins for talent and torso
    Jonathan "JT" Taylor from San Francisco, California was named U...

Wed 1 Nov 2006

  • USA: Homophobia at
    The US National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) has scarily unveiled an anti-gay programme which includes “Hell Houses,” a religious alternatives to traditional haunted houses that are designed to scare people into a “sin-free life...

Tue 1 Nov 2005

  • Turn back the clock, says Sax
    Multimillionaire anti-gay campaigner John Sax says "absolutely" to a return to the New Zealand family circa 1950, saying he sees no option but to turn back the tide of social change...

Mon 1 Nov 2004

  • Two new local gay shows planned
    Two new local gay shows are scheduled to hit screens next year, although neither production company is able to divulge official information as yet...

Sat 1 Nov 2003

  • UNITEC tutor apologises for gay taunts
    The student whose complaint about homophobia in class instigated a review of Auckland tertiary institute UNITEC's policies regarding care of gay students says he has received an apology from the tutor whose participation in homophobic discussions brought an entire class to a standstill, but the stress of his ordeal has forced him to reconsider his career options...

Fri 1 Nov 2002

  • Panels from the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt travel to Australia to be part of an international display at the Sydney Gay Games. (Sydney, Australia)
    Links: Gay NZ
  • NZAF gives cautious welcome to condoms in jails
    The NZ AIDS Foundation is concerned that a pilot programme to trial condoms in prisons will not start until the middle next year...

Sat 1 Nov 1997

  • The second Miss Riwaka Beauty Pageant is held (Nelson, New Zealand)
    The event is held at Braemar Gym, with formal dress (ball gown or suit).

Tue 1 Nov 1983

Mon 1 Nov 1982

  • Television: interview with Eileen Swan from HELP about rape in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP116218.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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