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Thu 28 Nov 2019

  • What's it like to be an 18 year old woman?
    A new art exhibition which takes an intimate look at what it means to be 18 and a woman in New Zealand launches tonight in Auckland...
    Links: RNZ

Wed 28 Nov 2018

  • Fraudulent psychiatrist remembered
    For the first time in 21 years Robyn Byers has talked publicly about her former co-worker - a fraudulent psychiatrist who tricked a string of authorities to become head of clinical psychiatry at Nelson-Marlborough Health...
    Links: RNZ
  • Watch: Waimate Head girl's speech shares what it was like coming out of closet
    Waimate High School's head girl shared a heartfelt speech during her school prizegiving where she opened up about coming out as gay, and described how she battled depression in Year 11...
    Links: NZ Herald

Tue 28 Nov 2017

  • 'Terrorised at home,' Central America's LGBT people to flee for their lives, report says
    Killings and violence against LGBT people in Central America are driving hundreds to flee their homes each year, but they have no safe sanctuary to run to, Amnesty International says...
    Links: Stuff
  • HIV in the spotlight at Puawai Festival
    The Puawai Festival is helping bring awareness and reduce the stigma of HIV through performance, education, song and laughter...
    Links: RNZ

Mon 28 Nov 2016

  • Review: ‘Galathea: Into the Bush’
    Links: Express
  • Police reiterate need for safety on hookup apps
    The New Zealand Police say users of dating and hookup apps need to ensure they are being conscious of their safety and they take an interest in tech developments that would assist victims of crime...

Sat 28 Nov 2015

  • Trans woman arrested after release from prison
    A Gisborne transgender women has been arrested only 11 days after being released from prison where she was serving time for similar charges...

Fri 28 Nov 2014

  • ‘Untitled Queer Commercial Dance Show’ Seeking Urgent Funding
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Aunt Lisa – The Work Christmas Party
    Links: Express
  • Bruce’s Battles for our Positive Present
    Links: Express
  • Princesses of Pain
    Links: Express
  • Study Finds That Gay Sex Helps Humans Bond and Survive
    Links: Express
  • The Best Show in Town
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day: NZers urged to donate
    New Zealanders are being asked to give generously in either today's World AIDS Day street collections, or online...

Thu 28 Nov 2013

  • World AIDS Day funds "critically important"
    World AIDS Day collector Hamish in Wellington It’s not too late to volunteer to shake a bucket for World AIDS Day tomorrow, and help make a massive difference in the lives of HIV positive New Zealanders...

Wed 28 Nov 2012

  • US footballer apologises for 'faggot' slur
    A prominent American football player has publicly apologized for calling someone a 'faggot' on Twitter...

Mon 28 Nov 2011

  • Meet "your" gay and lesbian MPs
    The general election has seen seven gay candidates elected to Parliament...

Sun 28 Nov 2010

  • Policy analyst voted onto NZAF Trust Board
    Kain Thompson Wellington policy analyst and political aspirant Kaine Thompson has been voted on to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board...

Sat 28 Nov 2009

  • Thailand tightens sex change laws
    Thailand's government has passed stricter rules on gender reassignment surgery...

Fri 28 Nov 2008

  • Hot guys raise bucket-loads in Grey Lynn
    "I have just been to Foodtown Grey Lynn, and the two hot guys collecting for HIV/AIDS were total honeys," said a posting on GayNZ...

Wed 28 Nov 2007

  • Jury shown grisly Waipouri death pictures
    Blood from Palmerston North gay man Stanley Waipouri's battered body soaked through the carpet, underlay and wooden floorboards of his flat, a jury heard yesterday as his murder trail continues...

Tue 28 Nov 2006

  • Trade Me: Unsafe hookups not an issue
    Dating website ‘Find Someone,' part of the Trade Me site, says it's clientele are looking for serious relationships rather than quickie sex...

Mon 28 Nov 2005

  • New lobby group for treatments
    The AIDS Foundation is playing a significant part in a new pressure group made up of 25 NGOs from around the country, aimed at improving access to medical treatments...

Sun 28 Nov 2004

  • Thanks Mr Franks, for protecting the little people
    Stephen Franks MP Dear Mr Franks, It's comforting to know that in a country where men get brutally murdered for being gay and the courts let them off, and other gay men get shut out of mortuaries if their partners die because they're not "family", that you're willing to stand up for the little people – that often-maligned group of fundamentalists that think the men above are evil sinners who should be prosecuted for being gay...

Fri 28 Nov 2003

  • The euthanasia debate: where's our voice?
    Australia and New Zealand gay male communities have different attitudes toward voluntary euthanasia and its decriminalisation...

Thu 28 Nov 2002

  • Bar owner charged with indecencies on young men
    A 47 year old downtown Auckland bar owner has been charged with drugging and performing indecencies on three young men...

Wed 28 Nov 2001

  • John Banks - The Tight-lipped Mayor
    Auckland Mayor John Banks is snubbing the country's gay media, answering a small number of brief questions from GayNZ...

Sat 28 Nov 1998

  • The fifth HIV Walk for Life takes place (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Walk starts at 11am, leaving from Victoria Park.

Mon 28 Nov 1994

  • Artist Arthur Tauhore dies (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Tauhore dies from AIDS related conditions.

Fri 28 Nov 1986

  • Television news report: follow-up on Eve Van Grafhorst who moved to New Zealand earlier in the year (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F58249.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Mon 28 Nov 1983

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