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Wed 18 Nov 2020

  • An Open Letter to Straight People with Gay Family Members
    Links: Express
  • LGBT Domestic Violence Still Under Reported
    Links: Express

Mon 18 Nov 2019

    Links: Express
    Links: Express
  • Israel Folau Says Australia Bushfires God’s Punishment for Same Sex Marriage
    Links: Express
  • When Coral Met Riet – A Love Story
    Links: Express

Sun 18 Nov 2018

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 (St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington)
    Audio from the Transgender Day of Remembrance service held at St. Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington on 18 November 2018
    Features: Ellen Murray, Jem Traylen, John Harper, Rev Dr Susan Jones, Sandra Kirby, The Glamaphones (Wellington)
  • 'The other option was death': Inside Dion Klein's female-to-male transgender journey
    When Dion Klein went to his 20th year high school reunion, he thought he'd be a shoo-in for the 'Most Changed Award' on the night...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Study Shows Conversion Therapy Can Triple Youth Suicide Attempts
    Links: Express

Sat 18 Nov 2017

  • Trans Day of Remembrance to Honour Those Who Have Lost Their...
    Links: Express

Fri 18 Nov 2016

  • Your Social Life Doesn’t Have to Die When Dieting
    Links: Express
  • Help needed to make Wgtn Pride youth ball a reality
    Youth in Wellington are planning a Ball for next year’s Wellington Pride Festival and funding and sponsorship is currently being sought to make the ball as affordable, accessible and fun as possible...

Wed 18 Nov 2015

  • Rob Lake - homosexual law reform (Sydney, Australia)
    Rob Lake talks about activism during homosexual law reform and early responses to HIV AIDS in Wellington
    Features: Rob Lake
  • Puawai Festival Theatre Project
    Links: Express
  • WATCH: Charlie Sheen Confirms He is Living With HIV
    Links: Express
  • Sheen case highlights stigma says Body Positive
    Mark Fisher Shaming and stigma work against people feeling comfortable about getting tested for HIV and taking care of their health, according to national HIV-positive people's peer support and advocacy organisation Body Positive...

Tue 18 Nov 2014

  • Foodie Bites: Misters
    Links: Express
  • Grant Robertson Loses Labour Leadership
    Links: Express
  • Queen Street Strip Club’s Sexy New Play
    Links: Express
  • Stone Butch Blues Author and Transgender Activist, Leslie Feinberg has Died
    Links: Express
  • Study Finds Link Between GLBT Inclusion and Economic Development in Emerging...
    Links: Express
  • Syphilis Cases Surge in Waikato
    Links: Express
  • Surge in syphilis cases in Hamilton area
    Sexually active gay and bisexual men in the Hamilton area are being urged to be tested for syphilis, after a surge in cases...

Mon 18 Nov 2013

  • Phillip Cottrell's killer appeals jail term
    Phillip Cottrell The man who killed gay Wellington journalist Phillip Cottrell is appealing his jail term...

Sun 18 Nov 2012

  • Your submissions: Bishop Richard Randerson
    The former Dean of Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral Bishop Richard Randerson joins the voices from religion in favour of marriage equality...

Fri 18 Nov 2011

  • Trans artist leads charge with affirming poster
    The Human Rights Commission will release a poster created by a talented trans artist to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance this Sunday...

Thu 18 Nov 2010

  • Palin's daughter lets rip with anti-gay comebacks
    Willow Palin Sarah Palin's teenage daughter has stirred up a storm by using homophobic abuse against a schoolmate who slammed her mother's new reality TV show...

Wed 18 Nov 2009

  • Santa's Bandages: The Official Story
    Auckland's iconic Santa on Queen Street is bandaged up this week as we await the unveiling of a new - hopefully less creepy - St...

Tue 18 Nov 2008

  • Sydney gay clubs fight 2am lock-out
    Several gay nightclubs and bars on and around Sydney's Oxford Street are fighting a 2am lock-out rule to be enforced next month to fight crime in what police say is a violent area of town, reports the Sydney Star Observer...

Sun 18 Nov 2007

  • Review: Les Ballets Grandiva's 'Men in Tutus'
    Les Ballets Grandiva's 'Men in Tutus' Founder/Artistic Director: Victor Trevino Performed at the Aotea Centre, Auckland One sure way to get laughs is to send up "high" art...

Sat 18 Nov 2006

  • World AIDS Day on MTV in NZ
    MTV NZ will screen a selection of programming for World AIDS Day on Friday 1 December...

Thu 18 Nov 2004

  • November, the cruellest month for the Nats
    The Care of Children Act will become law from July 2005...

Tue 18 Nov 2003

  • Young men not Sturm's type
    Alleged sex offender Philip David Sturm testified in court Monday that none of the four complainants who accuse him of drugging them for the purposes of sexual contact were his "cup of tea"...

Wed 18 Nov 1987

  • Television news report: a Wellington surgeon says he has the right to refuse to treat a patient suspected of having AIDS (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Draft guidelines have been earlier sent out 5,000 doctors around the country. Eyewitness news, ref F90570.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 18 Nov 1986

  • Television news report: the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says the AIDS death toll may now be more than 20 (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F132286.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sun 18 Nov 1984

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