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Fri 27 Nov 2020

  • Aotearoa's first transgender Miss New Zealand contestant
    Miss Intercontinental New Zealand, Arielle Keil, speaks to The Panel...
    Links: RNZ
  • NZ Rugby and Sport NZ addressing 'complex issue' of transgender inclusion in women's sport
    “Complex” work is under way on drafting guidelines associated with transgender access to sport at community level, including rugby...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Panel with Michael Moynihan and Penny Ashton (Part 2)
    Much of England is to enter the two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted next week Dec 2...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 27 Nov 2019

  • Best of First Up for Wednesday 27 November
    In today's podcast: restoring sea knowledge to a new generation on board a Polynesian vaka; an American and Kiwi join forces to lobby for greater toilet access for those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease; a wild goose chase takes place in Auckland's Western Springs and the world's first HIV positive sperm bank opens today...
    Links: RNZ
  • First HIV positive sperm bank in the world has opened in NZ
    New Zealand opens the world's first HIV-positive sperm bank...
    Links: RNZ
  • HIV positive sperm bank launches in New Zealand in a world first
    When Damien Rule-Neal was diagnosed with HIV in 1999, he thought he'd never be able to father another child...
    Links: Stuff
  • Sperm Positive - world first HIV+ sperm bank to reduce stigma
    The world's first HIV positive sperm bank launches today hoping to reduce the stigma still felt by those living with the virus...
    Links: RNZ
  • Why 90 Day Fiancé hasn't had a gay couple (yet)
    TLC's Alon Orstein revealed what goes into casting 90 Day Fiancé and why the show hasn't had a same-sex couple...
    Links: Stuff
  • World-first HIV positive sperm bank launches in New Zealand
    Today New Zealand launches the world's first HIV positive sperm bank in a bid to remove the negative stigma experienced by those living with the virus...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • ASK JOSH | FREQUENTLY ASKED TECH Q’S
    Links: Express
  • WARNING ISSUED TO LGBTI TOURISTS HEADING TO MALAYSIA
    Links: Express
  • WORLD’S FIRST HIV POSITIVE SPERM BANK LAUNCHES IN NZ
    Links: Express

Tue 27 Nov 2018

  • Scientists horrified by Chinese genome editing experiment
    A Chinese professor has presented the world with its first genetically edited babies - twin girls whose DNA has been altered to prevent them from contracting HIV...
    Links: RNZ
  • Teen comes out as gay in front of packed assembly at Australian Catholic high school
    A teen student at a Catholic high school in Sydney received a standing ovation when he came out as gay in front of a packed assembly...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • The Panel with Kevin Milne and Jennie Moreton (Part 2)
    Three of the major dictionaries have nominated their word of the year for 2018 - "single-use", "toxic", and "misinformation"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Trans-exclusionary people not welcome at Pride - Louisa Wall
    Labour MP Louisa Wall says people who don't support transgender rights shouldn't be in the Pride Parade...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 27 Nov 2017

  • New interactive tool to support Māori with HIV
    A new online health tool has launched to help Māori and Pasifika talk about their HIV status to their health providers...
    Links: RNZ
  • Shocking video shows a night club floor collapsing in Tenerife, injuring 22
    This is the heart-stopping moment a stage collapsed at a Tenerife club, injuring up to 40 people...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • A Gay New Year!
    Links: Express
  • Age Is No Issue: James Peters On “Success”
    Links: Express
  • Age Is No Issue: Royal New Zealand Ballet’s William Fitzgerald
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Come Out with Olly
    Links: Express
  • Foodie Bites
    Links: Express
  • MACKLEMORE: No Justice Till We’re Equal
    Links: Express
  • Review: Take That
    Links: Express
  • Tom Sainsbury-Paula’s Progressive
    Links: Express

Sun 27 Nov 2016

  • Limelight Cabaret Christmas Show
    Links: Express

Fri 27 Nov 2015

  • Christchurch Gay Cruise Club Manager Attacked
    Links: Express
  • Get to know Jamaica's first openly gay artist Diana King
    We take a closer look at the lesbian reggae singer who has been chosen to replace Beenie Man at the Raggamuffin Festival this coming February...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Nov 2014

  • GABA Divided?
    Links: Express
  • Same Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down in Mississippi
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party Line Up Announced
    Links: Express
  • Wellington’s Sporty Weekend
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day: Please donate!
    This Friday collectors will hit the streets in the main centres, shaking their buckets to raise money for HIV work...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 27 Nov 2013

  • Watch: Franco and Rogen in Bound 3
    James Franco and Seth Rogen's parody of an awful Kanye West video (originally featuring Kim Kardashian) may just be the funniest thing you see this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Nov 2012

  • Twelve men facing execution by Libyan militia
    A picture of the men posted on Facebook Twelve men are facing mutilation and execution for allegedly being gay, after an extremist Libyan Islamist militia captured them at a private party...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Nov 2011

  • So ... what now?
    Are we in hot water? National took the lead right from the starting gun tonight and showed no signs of slowing, and now the election results are in we are set for three years only the best euphemist could describe as "interesting"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 27 Nov 2010

  • Life Memberships handed out at glitzy venue
    Muted applause was overcome by a thunderous haka from supporters as Mama Tere Strickland received her Life Membership of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Nov 2009

  • Review: Confessions of a Drag Queen
    Review: Confessions of a Drag Queen Thursday 26 November 2009 at BATS Theatre, Wellington The publicity for Confessions of Drag Queen cautions the performance "may contain traces of nuts"...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Nov 2008

  • Wellington gets a new gay gardening group
    At 11am on Sunday 7 December – wet or fine – a new LGBT Gardening Group is being launched with a garden tour and barbeque in a large secluded garden just north of Wellington...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 27 Nov 2007

  • Witnesses quizzed on Waipouri's last hours
    Two separate witnesses say they saw a young man with Stanley Waipouri on the night of his death, the Palmerston North High Court heard today...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 27 Nov 2006

  • Transgender remembrance in AKL tonight
    A ceremony for Transgender Day of Remembrance will take place in Downtown Auckland this evening...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 27 Nov 2005

  • QWU review: A brazenly glamorous night to remember
    From the tongue in cheek Star Wars opening credits to the final production number, last night's NZAF fundraiser spectacular Queen of the Whole Universe was a pageant of fabulous glamour, full steam ahead excess, pathos, bawdiness and professionalism by which all future drag extravaganzas will be judged...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 27 Nov 2003

  • Shorty St makers reject gay-brainwashing slurs
    The makers of Shortland Street say allegations that their programme is part of Helen Clark's alleged homosexual social engineering agenda have no basis in fact...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 27 Nov 1998

  • Auckland City Council, under new Mayor Christine Fletcher, grants $15,000 for Hero Parade cleanup (Auckland, New Zealand)

Sat 27 Nov 1993

  • The third Devotion dance party is held (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The party is held at Shed 21 on the waterfront. (Note there was no Devotion party held in 1994)
    Links: GayNZ.net
  • The Love Parade is held as part of the Devotion festival (Wellington, New Zealand)
    People gather for the parade in Civic Square.
    Links: National Library

Tue 27 Nov 1984

  • Television news report: Dunedin Blood Transfusion Service campaigns against AIDS (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP153021.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Thu 27 Nov 1980

  • Television news report: Elton John concert causes crowd injuries (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Pyrotechnics caused nearly 70 people to be treated for eye irritations, ref: TZP4777.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 27 Nov 1978

  • Harvey Milk is assassinated (San Francisco, United States of America)
    Links: Wikipedia

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