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Thu 7 Nov 2019

  • NZ Biography: Carmen Rupe
    Fabulous, flamboyant and hugely successful in her time, today's Biography is about Carmen, the Wellington transgender entrepreneur ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Gender Surgeon Offers Hope to NZ Transgender Patients
    Links: Express
    Links: Express
  • TJ Perenara Reaffirms Support for LGBT Community on Return to New...
    Links: Express

Wed 7 Nov 2018

  • Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala
    NEW YORK — Elton John said he stood by the stage and sobbed at his foundation's gala last year as Aretha Franklin made her final public performance...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • US midterms: Clerk who refused to sign marriage licences for gay couples loses to Democrat
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign US marriage licences for gay couples, has lost in her re-election bid for the Rowan County clerkship...
    Links: Stuff
  • Express Goes Out and About @ Drag Wars
    Links: Express
  • Mother Blames Blogger ‘Noodles and Beef’s Body Modifying ‘Cult’ for Gay...
    Links: Express
  • Simone Anderson’s Halloween 2018 – Out and About With Express
    Links: Express

Tue 7 Nov 2017

  • 14-Year-Old Giovanni Melton Shot Dead By His Father For Being Gay
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • Luxe: Luxury Living
    Links: Express

Mon 7 Nov 2016

  • NZAF Celebrates New Life Members
    Links: Express
  • What trend?
    Links: Express
  • Westie Lesbian Ball is cancelled, no promise for '17
    The Westie Lesbian Ball has been canceled due to low ticket sales...

Sat 7 Nov 2015

  • Review: Hudson and Halls Live!
    Links: Express
  • Review: Hudson and Halls
    Hudson and Halls Silo at the Herald Theatre, Auckland, November 5 - December 5...

Fri 7 Nov 2014

  • Gay RnB and Hip Hop Party to Premiere in Auckland Tomorrow...
    Links: Express
  • Thomas and Benhard
    Links: Express
  • United States: It Ain't Necessarily So
    Predictably, the New Zealand Christian Right is crowing about the midterm US Congressional Republican claims in its elections...

Thu 7 Nov 2013

  • Stallholder applications open for BGO
    Applications are open for anyone who wants to run a stall at the 2014 Big Gay Out...

Wed 7 Nov 2012

  • Reflections on Church and State - Marriage Equality (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Audio from a marriage equality discussion held at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington
    Features: Kevin Hague, Louisa Wall, Margaret Mayman, Paul Franken
  • Wall comes out swinging at "bigoted" opponents
    "Some opponents need to be honest and declare that what they truly seek is to repeal the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986," Louisa Wall says...

Mon 7 Nov 2011

  • Melissa Etheridge announces two NZ shows
    Lesbian icon Melissa Etheridge will perform concerts in Auckland and Wellington in July...

Sun 7 Nov 2010

  • Sale of HIV home test kits slammed by NZAF
    A wholesaler which has begun distributing a home HIV test kit is irresponsible and is preying on people who may be vulnerable, worried and at risk, according to the NZ AIDS Foundation...

Sat 7 Nov 2009

  • UK: 'Chatline robber' targeted gay men
    A 27-year-old man from Walthamstow, north-east London, robbed a gay man at knife point and stole from several others after meeting them on the net...

Fri 7 Nov 2008

  • Sweden: Gay marriage on track for May '09
    Sweden's Prime Minister says same-sex couples should be allowed to wed from May next year, if parliament adopts legislation due to be presented shortly...

Wed 7 Nov 2007

  • NZ Hockey Heroes plan Melbourne trip
    New Zealand's first hockey club for gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender players are heading to the 2008 Melbourne OutGames - and they're confident they'll be bringing home gold...

Tue 7 Nov 2006

  • Should we decriminalise bog sex?
    Bog sex...

Mon 7 Nov 2005

  • Transpeople 'expendable' to Labour?
    Labour believes the transgender community is expendable – that's the reaction of advocacy group Agender NZ to the news that MP Georgina Beyer is withdrawing her private members bill that aimed to make discrimination on the grounds of “gender identity” illegal...

Sun 7 Nov 2004

  • Dance: Michael Parmenter's Tristan and Isolde
    Review: Tristan and Isolde Michael Parmenter Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Theatre Reviewed by Declan Patrick The posters have been out for weeks...

Fri 7 Nov 2003

  • Stats NZ has bigger fish to fry
    Statistics New Zealand has defended its decision not to include a sexual orientation question in the 2006 Census with some comments which seem to suggest there are segments of the population that Statistics New Zealand considers more important...

Thu 7 Nov 2002

  • Kiwi bodybuilders win medals at Gay Games
    New Zealand bodybuilders have fared well in the Physique competition at the Gay games, winning four medals...

Thu 7 Nov 1985

Wed 7 Nov 1945

  • Garth Gilmour is arrested for breaking and entering (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Gilmour is arrested dressed in female clothing. In a police statement Gilmour said it gave him a certain amount of satisfaction to dress in girl's clothes and he liked "flitting about from house to house."
    Links: Papers Past

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