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Fri 23 Nov 2018

  • 'Thank u, next': Ariana Grande shuts down Piers Morgan over women's sexuality
    Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan have become embroiled in a Twitter spat after the British TV presenter expressed opinions about women and how they use their sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Pride Parade sponsors 'blackmailing' gay community - Rākete
    A group supporting the ban on Police wearing uniforms in the Auckland pride parade says businesses who pull out of sponsorship are effectively blackmailing the gay community...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ Police respond to People Against Prisons Aotearoa’s Claims
    Links: Express
  • PM Jacinda Ardern Says Pride Parade is Best when “Inclusive Event”...
    Links: Express

Thu 23 Nov 2017

  • Age Is No Issue: Ryvre Thompson’s Story
    Links: Express

Wed 23 Nov 2016

  • A Potential Antidote to HIV?
    Links: Express
  • Update on Transprisoner: Corrections Responds
    Links: Express
  • We will remember them…
    Transgender Day of Remembrance began as a response to the murder of Rita Hester on November 28, 1998...

Mon 23 Nov 2015

  • Ask Agony Uncle Lisa: Am I Being Deterred From Transitioning?
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade Changes Direction
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites:Downtown Christmas Markets
    Links: Express
  • Trans army officer is patron of glbti foundation
    Group Captain Cate McGregor The highest ranking transgender woman in the Australian Defence Force has been appointed as a patron of a not-for-profit organisation working to promote and protect the human rights of glbti people in the Asia Pacific region...

Sun 23 Nov 2014

  • David Kukutai Jones - Hui Takataapui 2014 (Te Papa-o-Rotu Marae, Whatawhata)
    David Kukutai Jones, chair of Hui Takataapui 2014, talks to Maraea Rakuraku
    Features: David Kukutai Jones
  • 42% of New Zealanders Would be Uncomfortable Having a HIV Positive...
    Links: Express
  • Gear Up Launch Party – Urge Bar
    Links: Express
  • MEZ VIP Launch Party – Victoria Park Market
    Links: Express
  • Princess to Queen Heat Three – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Rainbow Youth Celebrates 25 Years – Floating Pavillion
    Links: Express
  • US: Trans woman buried as a "man"
    Jennifer Gable There’s growing global disgust from the lgbti community at reports the body of a transgender woman was made to appear male by her family, at an open-casket funeral...

Sat 23 Nov 2013

  • Titles galore bestowed across New Zealand
    Auckland has a new Queen, while Wellington and Christchurch are roaring towards the end of the year with new Mr Bear title-holders...

Fri 23 Nov 2012

  • UK: Marriage law could be approved within weeks
    A report in the UK says marriage equality legislation could be approved in coming weeks, so the issue is not left hanging...

Wed 23 Nov 2011

  • World rallies against Russia's 'silence' bill
    Nearly 150,000 people from all over the world have signed a petition against a potential law that would make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender in St Petersburg...

Tue 23 Nov 2010

  • Vote labelled a "shameful day in UN history"
    There is outrage over a United Nations vote that removed sexual orientation from a list identifying characteristics that make people particularly vulnerable to prejudice-motivated murder...

Mon 23 Nov 2009

  • Queensland: State of Unease
    Has Queensland become too dominant within Australia's federal politics? And if so, what does that mean for LGBT and other human rights? I recently read an excellent sesquicenntennial volume about Queensland state history, which explained much about the state's inertia when it comes to social change, authoritarianism and social conservatism...

Sun 23 Nov 2008

  • She'll be right - Georgina Beyer keeps it Kiwi
    Staying in NZ: Georgina Beyer "JOBLESS BEYER EYES AUSSIE," trumpeted Wellington's Dominion Post back in August...

Fri 23 Nov 2007

  • Withdrawal clears way for NZAF candidates
    12 NOON: Four candidates for vacancies on the Trust Board of the NZ AIDS Foundation are today all but guaranteed a place on the board with the withdrawal of Grant Robertson from contention...

Thu 23 Nov 2006

  • Wellington women reclaim the night
    Wellington women, children and others will take to the streets tonight for the ‘Reclaim the Night March'...

Wed 23 Nov 2005

  • Passion and perspective: Our full report on the NZAF AGM
    It was at a fairly early stage of the AIDS Foundation's annual general meeting on Saturday evening that NZAF kaumatua Henare Te Ua expressed frustration that the gathering was turning into a "procedural gabfest" at the expense of discussing the issues...

Sun 23 Nov 2003

  • Wgtn Gay Fair sets date and venue
    The date has been set for Wellington's next annual Gay and Lesbian Fair...

Sat 23 Nov 2002

  • 200 farewell Out! magazine editor
    Over 200 people attended today's funeral service for long-time Out! magazine editor Brett Sheppard...

Sat 23 Nov 1996

  • The third annual HIV Walk for Life takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Walk leaves from Victoria Park. Broadcaster Anita McNaught announces the start of the walk.

Fri 23 Nov 1984

  • Television: The AIDS crisis has lead to an upsurge of blood donors in Christchurch (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP127987.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 23 Nov 1983

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