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Sun 15 Nov 2020

  • Trans woman evicted after being called 'offensive' by landlord
    A transgender woman who was kicked out of the house she was sharing with the owner says her landlord called her "offensive" and evicted her from her Auckland home...
    Links: RNZ
  • Woman evicted with 3 hours' notice after being called 'offensive' by landlord
    Kristine Ablinger says she was kicked out of her flat because she is transgender...
    Links: RNZ
  • Exclusive: Far Right Individual Threatens to Spread COVID 19 Across Auckland...
    Links: Express

Fri 15 Nov 2019

  • NZ gay rights group supports call for tourism boycott in Cooks
    A New Zealand gay rights group is supporting a call for a tourism boycott of the Cook Islands after its government moved to strengthen anti-gay laws...
    Links: RNZ
  • Feminism 2020 Event will Take Place at Parliament Today
    Links: Express
  • Make The Yuletide Gay! Noel Leeming Christmas Gift Guide
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Nov 2018

  • First addition to the AIDS Memorial Quilt in 15 years
    The Cartier Trust Quilt will be the first new addition to New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt project in over 15 years, when it is formally presented at a public 30th anniversary event on November 26th...
    Links: Scoop
    Links: Express
  • Legendary Kiwi Dancer and Choreographer Douglas Wright Dies
    Links: Express
  • Meet the ‘House of Drag’ King: Hugo Grrrl
    Links: Express
  • Meet the ‘House of Drag’ Queens – Bunny Holiday
    Links: Express
  • Meet the ‘House of Drag’ Queens – Leidy Lei
    Links: Express
  • Meet the ‘House of Drag’ Queens – Lola Blades
    Links: Express
  • Meet the ‘House of Drag’ queens – Medulla Oblongata
    Links: Express
  • Meet the ‘House of Drag’ queens: Vulga Titz
    Links: Express

Wed 15 Nov 2017

  • Australia says yes to gay marriage
    Australia says yes to gay marriage ...
    Links: RNZ
  • Complaint about 'If it's not gay, it's not gay' Rainbow Youth ad shot down
    A complaint about Rainbow Youth's recent "If it's not gay, it's not gay" ad campaign has been shot down by the Advertising Standards Authority...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Gay's complaint about RainbowYouth's 'pie' ad rejected by ASA
    RainbowYouth's widely praised short video calling out casual homophobia has managed to offend one member of an unique group of Kiwis...
    Links: Stuff
  • ILGA Oceania Responds to Marriage Equality Announcement
    ILGA Oceania represents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex organisations in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific...
    Links: Scoop
  • Kiwi wedding celebrant: 'I'm pleased for Australia'
    New Zealand's same-sex marriage industry is set to take a hit after Australia voted in favour of legalising gay marriage, but one Auckland celebrant is not concerned...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The YES Campaign Have it
    Links: Express

Tue 15 Nov 2016

  • Fashionistas Flock to Fashion Fairytale Show
    Links: Express
  • Our Favourite Looks from the Fashion Fairytale Show
    Links: Express
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
    Links: Express
  • Record number attending Hui Takatāpui
    This weekend will see a record number of Māori glbti people attending the 30th Hui Takatāpui...

Sun 15 Nov 2015

  • Prue Hyman - homosexual law reform (Paekākāriki)
    Prue Hyman takes Jac Lynch through a personal archive of newspaper articles, letters and submissions made in support of homosexual law reform.
    Features: Prue Hyman
  • GayTMs Will Return For Auckland and Wellington Pride
    Links: Express
  • Over $31,000 Raised at GABA Auction
    Links: Express
  • Ukraine finally passes LGBTI rights bill
    Ukraine has finally passed the LGBTI rights bill necessary for it to move forward with it’s application to join the EU Schengen Zone...

Sat 15 Nov 2014

  • Mark your dates in style!
    A fundraising calendar for the Cartier Trust is being officially launched in Auckland on Tuesday, and it’s all about drag...

Fri 15 Nov 2013

  • Pastor avoids gay rhetoric at Auckland event
    A pastor with a reputation for whipping up anti-gay fervour has steered clear of the issue at his Auckland conference tonight...

Thu 15 Nov 2012

  • Your submissions: Rainbow Wellington
    Rainbow Wellington’s submission   SUBMISSION ON THE MARRIAGE (DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE) AMENDMENT BILL 1 This is the submission of Rainbow Wellington on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill 2 Rainbow Wellington is a group of gay and lesbian citizens and those of related orientation which, among other concerns, pursues matters regarding the human and civil rights of its members and others affected...

Tue 15 Nov 2011

  • Review: Bearracuda
    Picture - Get It On! I love a dance party when you spend it with good friends and the night is a joyous celebration of those friendships as you dance together as a group...

Mon 15 Nov 2010

  • Robert Gant (Wellington)
    John Sullivan talks about the photography of Robert Gant.
    Features: John Sullivan
  • Media coverage eases off on Alison Mau
    In an article sub-headed "a courageous declaration of love" the Woman's Weekly magazine has front-covered TV presenter Alison Mau's confirmation of her bisexuality...

Sun 15 Nov 2009

  • The great gay blood donation debate (updated 18/11/09)
    Is a policy which seeks to prevent sexually active gay and bi men from donating blood discriminatory or a sensible element of a process designed to keep nasties such as HIV out of the blood supply? The NZ Blood service, charged with protecting the medical blood and blood products supply, will not accept blood HIV-positive people or from men who admit to having had protected or unprotected oral or anal sex with another man within the past five years...

Thu 15 Nov 2007

  • The Exclusive Brethren - Why we need the Electoral Finance Bill
    The Electoral Finance Bill is a necessity, despite hyperbole and exaggeration from the National Opposition, seemingly determined to protect possible further election funds from the Exclusive Brethren...

Wed 15 Nov 2006

  • South Africa passes Civil Union Bill
    The South African parliament passed legislation recognising same-sex Civil Unions yesterday...

Tue 15 Nov 2005

  • Submission to NZAF Board: P Saxton
    Released for Publication: Submission by Peter Saxton to the Board of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation on the Proposal (withdrawn) to require 50% Maori representation on the Board, and to require two reserved positions for people living with HIV...

Mon 15 Nov 2004

  • Pill Diary: Week 7
    Week 7 of the edited diary entries of a HIV positive man going onto a standard 'combination therapy' pill regime to boost the immune system and repress the virus...

Sat 15 Nov 2003

  • Sturm continues to deny forced sex
    Auckland restaurant owner Philip David Sturm is continuing to deny charges of forced sex in an ongoing trial at Auckland's High Court, the latest involving a series of encounters with a 22-year-old staff member...

Fri 15 Nov 2002

  • Gay magazine editor dies after long illness
    The longtime editor of New Zealand's Out! magazine, Brett Sheppard, has died of cancer...

Wed 15 Nov 2000

  • Bette Armstrong dies (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    Links: Billion Graves

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