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Tue 24 Nov 2020

  • Trans medical support a postcode lottery
    Access to gender affirming medical services is a postcode lottery and healthcare workers say it's harming transgender and gender diverse New Zealanders...
    Links: RNZ

Sun 24 Nov 2019

    Links: Express

Sat 24 Nov 2018

  • Cissy Rock - Aucklands Pride Parade (Aotearoa New Zealand)
    Cissy Rock, President of the Auckland Pride Board talks to Kim Hill about the controversies surrounding the 2019 Auckland Pride Parade
    Features: Cissy Rock
  • Government seeks quick ruling on transgender troops case
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Taiwan votes on same-sex marriage
    Taiwan is voting on whether to become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage...
    Links: RNZ
  • ‘Rainbow Wave’ Sees record number of LGBT candidates elected in latest...
    Links: Express
  • All Blacks to Wear Rainbow Laces to Show Support of Homophobic...
    Links: Express
  • Givealittle Page Started as Corporate Sponsors Abandon Auckland Pride
    Links: Express
  • Out and About with express: Shortland Street the Musical: Opening Night...
    Links: Express
  • URGE Turns 21!! In Pictures
    Links: Express

Fri 24 Nov 2017

  • History to be made by NZ weightlifting team in Gold Coast
    A transgender athlete has been named in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team for the first time...
    Links: RNZ
  • New Zealand transgender weightlifter creates uneven playing field, says Australia's weightlifting chief
    Australia's weightlifting chief says New Zealand's selection of transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard will create an uneven playing field at next year's Commonwealth Games...
    Links: Stuff
  • Teamate unhappy with inclusion of transgender athlete
    Tracey Lambrech, who won a bronze medal at the Glagow Games, has been forced to drop down a class with the arrival of Laurel Hubbard on the women's weight lifting scene...
    Links: RNZ
  • Teammate unhappy with inclusion of transgender athlete in NZ team
    The selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Commonwealth Games doesn't sit well with one of her teammates...
    Links: RNZ
  • Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard picked in Commonwealth Games team
    Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes NZ's first transgender Commonwealth Games athlete
    Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first transgender athlete named in a New Zealand Commonwealth Games team...
    Links: Stuff
  • Weightlifting: Kiwi lifter Tracey Lambrechs drops more than 17kg to pursue dream
    Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's selection as the first transgender athlete to represent New Zealand at a Commonwealth Games forced veteran Tracey Lambrechs to "train like a beast"...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Laurel Hubbard Chosen for the Commonwealth Games Team
    Links: Express
  • Unique Summer Dinner to Raise Funds For RainbowYOUTH
    Links: Express

Thu 24 Nov 2016

  • Legacy Project Looking for Actors
    Links: Express
  • Sign the Petition to Stop Withholding HIV Medication
    Links: Express
  • UK man guilty of four dating app murders
    A gay man in the UK has been found guilty of the murders of four young gay men he connected up with on dating apps...

Tue 24 Nov 2015

  • Report: HIV Crisis Worsened by Anti-Gay Laws in Commonwealth Countries
    Links: Express

Mon 24 Nov 2014

  • Nashville to Host Next Bingham Cup
    Links: Express
  • Perth Celebrates GLBT Pride Festival
    Links: Express
  • Wgtn marriage campaigner remembered
    Picture thanks to Kris Ericksen Rainbow Wellington is paying tribute to former member and marriage equality campaigner Jeremy Green, who died suddenly just over a week ago...

Sun 24 Nov 2013

  • Margaret Mayman (St Andrew's on the Terrace)
    Audio of Rev. Dr. Margaret Mayman
    Features: Margaret Mayman
  • Margaret Mayman bids adieu
    Margaret Mayman has hosted her final service at St Andrew’s on The Terrace...

Sat 24 Nov 2012

  • Butch Femme Queer Feminist Elders (Auckland Trades Hall)
    Audio from the Butch Femme Queer Feminist Elders panel discussion, held at Trades Hall in Grey Lynn on 24 November 2012
    Features: Marewa Glover, unidentified voice(s), Wai Ho
  • Jack Body - Carmen - Songs and Dances of Desire (Wellington)
    Jack Body talks about writing Songs and Dances of Desire - a work inspired by Carmen Rupe and Georges Bizet
    Features: Jack Body
  • Winning words
    Wellington’s Ali Jacs has taken out the National Poetry Slam with a hilariously clever piece called “equality”, which also has plenty of serious messages about the fight for marriage equality...

Thu 24 Nov 2011

  • Vote 11: Meet your glbt candidates
    We count 16 out candidates in this weekend's General Election, seven of whom are almost guaranteed seats in Parliament, and a couple of others who have a chance at nabbing one...

Wed 24 Nov 2010

  • Sia Furler to add a queer note to Big Day Out
    Bi Aussie musician Sia has been added to the Big Day Out line-up, continuing the massive Australasian summer festival's history of support for queer musicians...

Tue 24 Nov 2009

  • The second and third readings of the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment Bill takes place in Parliament (New Zealand)
    The removal of the provocation defence - also known as the gay panic defence (Section 169 of the Crimes Act 1961) was in part due to a public outcry when it was used in a heterosexual context by Clayton Weatherston. He claimed he was provoked into stabbing his ex-girlfriend 216 times. He was eventually convicted of her murder. Parliament completes the Second Reading, Committee of the Whole House and Third Reading of the Bill in one sitting day.
    Links: Parliament, NZ Herald,
  • Out Wellington plans LGBT youth art exhibition
    Out Wellington Inc...

Mon 24 Nov 2008

  • The flightless 'Kiwi Party'
    The Christian Right seem to be rather cool when it comes to the advent of John Key as Prime Minister, and a National-led government...

Sat 24 Nov 2007

  • Peter Tatchell to mark 40 years of activism
    The UK's most outspoken and high-profile gay equality campaigner will soon mark 40 years of being "homophobes' enemy number one"...

Fri 24 Nov 2006

  • Neil Denney of Gayline/Lesbianline
    Neil Denney Neil, 45, is the new general manager of the Gay and Lesbian Welfare Group...

Thu 24 Nov 2005

  • The NZAF Board: Sticking to its knitting
    NZAF deputy board chair Jeremy Lambert is taking his first post-AGM interview from a sick bed, but it's nothing to do with the events of Saturday's meeting – rather a badly-timed case of food poisoning...

Wed 24 Nov 2004

  • UK Civil Partnership victory sends message to NZ
    The passage of British law giving civil partnership rights to gay couples sends an important and timely signal to New Zealand MPs considering our own Civil Union Bill, says Labour MP Russell Fairbrother...

Mon 24 Nov 2003

  • Hartnell's not giving up anytime soon
    Longtime celebrity gossip David Hartnell is to launch a new book of Hollywood trivia and celebrity birthdays next month over afternoon tea at Auckland's Carlton Hotel...

Sun 24 Nov 2002

  • Peters and Dalziel clash over "homosexual immigration"
    New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has criticised the use of the term "family homosexual category" in a letter from the Immigration Service to a new migrant given residency...

Wed 24 Nov 1993

  • David Halls (Hudson and Halls) is found dead in his apartment (London, United Kingdom)
    Halls commits suicide after his partner Peter Hudson died from cancer a year earlier. Halls wrote "Without Peter I don't want to go on - he was my life, and I have no regrets. I love him now as much as I always did and I want to be with him for all eternity."
  • The Homophony concert takes place (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The concert at St Andrew's was part of the Devotion festival, and was organised by Matthew Soeburg and Gareth Farr. It featured Soeburg on the piano.
    Links: National Library

Thu 24 Nov 1983

  • Television: Australasian physician conference goers in Dunedin preparing for AIDS arrival (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP137997.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Australian Professor thinks that AIDS will not spread as quickly in New Zealand as it has elsewhere (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP137991.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Concert goers turn out for David Bowie at Athletic Park (Wellington, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17410.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: David Bowie visits a Porirua marae (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP17517.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television: Preparing for David Bowie's concert in Wellington (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP15136.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

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