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Wed 2 Dec 2020

  • Community-led Approaches Are Pivotal To Respond To HIV, SRHR And Covid-19
    Solidarity and accountability are the hallmarks of tackling public health problems, as well as health emergencies...
    Links: Scoop
  • Elliot Page disclosure gives Trans visibility 'huge' boost, Hollywood insiders say
    By announcing that he was transgender, Oscar nominee Elliot Page has increased the visibility of a community that has been calling for just that...
    Links: Stuff
  • Elliot Page: Juno star comes out as transgender
    "I feel lucky to be writing this...
    Links: Stuff
  • Europe still on various lockdowns heading into Christmas
    Europe correspondent Catherine Walbridge updates us on the availability of the vaccine where she is in Austria; Christmas markets and punch stands are closed for Christmas; a conservative Hungarian MP with strong anti-LGBTQI views is caught fleeing a gay sex party in Brussels and the Austrian town that's changing its name...
    Links: RNZ
  • First openly gay WWE wrestling star Pat Patterson dead at 79
    Patterson has been hailed as a trailblazer by the likes of John Cena as tributes roll on...
    Links: Stuff
  • Miley Cyrus and more stars celebrate Elliot Page coming out as transgender
    Juno star Elliot Page received support from Miley Cyrus, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Munn and more after coming out as transgender...
    Links: Stuff
  • ‘Juno’ Star Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender
    Links: Express
  • Biden Planning Rapid Unwind Of Anti-LGBT+ Trump Policy
    Links: Express
  • Tamati’s Unfinished Business
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Dec 2019

  • Israel Folau accused of 'homosexuality vilification' by gay rights campaigner
    Gay rights activist accuses star of "homosexual villification" and demands he pays A$100,000 to charity...
    Links: Stuff
  • 2 x PASS TO LANEWAY FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • 2 x THREE-DAY PASS TO SPLORE FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • 2 x THREE-DAY PASS TO WOMAD FESTIVAL
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Cops Made to Take Drug Test Because They Were Gay...
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Dec 2018

  • Australian Labor Party pushes for gay student protections
    The Australian Labor Party is urging their federal government to help implement a ban on religious schools discriminating against gay students...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 2 Dec 2017

  • World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment
    World AIDS Day: UN calls for renewed commitment to make epidemic ‘a thing of the past’ ...
    Links: Scoop
  • Trevor Easton to Finish up at OUTLine
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Dec 2016

  • LarzRanda is “Hot Like Tiger Balm”
    Links: Express
  • Mike Pence’s New House Will Be Surrounded by Rainbows
    Links: Express
  • Weeping hostel owner's sentencing delayed
    An administrative problem has delayed today's scheduled sentencing of a Northland hostel owner who drugged, sexually assaulted and photographed a number of his young male guests...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Dec 2015

  • A Christmas Message From the Auckland Rainbow Community Church
    Links: Express
  • Bosnia’s Gay Rights Activists Hope EU Bid Will Help End Anti...
    Links: Express
  • Gay Store Pops in Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • WATCH: New Local Lesbian Drama ‘Pot Luck’
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day Marked All Over the Globe
    Links: Express
  • World AIDS Day "important now as it has ever been"
    Executive Director of NZAF, Shaun Robinson, says World AIDS Day is just as important now as it ever has been and believes we have the ability to end HIV transmissions within the decade...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Dec 2014

  • 25 Years and 25 More – The History of Rainbow Youth
    Links: Express
  • Apple Rejects Plan to Name Anti GLBT Discrimination Bill After CEO...
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Outgames
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Theatre Company’s 2015 Season Inspired by Master’s of Reinvention
    Links: Express
  • Berlin and Beyond By Bicycle
    Links: Express
  • Enter Now! express’ Short Story Contest Closing Soon
    Links: Express
  • Gay Retirement Group Set to End
    Links: Express
  • Healthy Food Eateries
    Links: Express
  • Our Top 3 Gay Autobiographies
    Links: Express
  • Owen Sidhu
    Links: Express
  • Pride’s New Program
    Links: Express
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner to Perform in Christchurch
    Links: Express
  • Summer’s Hottest Camping Destinations – Vinegar Hill
    Links: Express
  • The Fiddler’s Way
    Links: Express
  • The new queen on the block
    Princess to Queen 2014 winner Carmen Dioxide is (by day) an inflight service manager, gym junkie, skateboarder and pianist, who makes her own outfits, and built up to the competition by watching an entire six seasons of Ru Paul’s Drag Race this year! Carmen Dioxide took out the title at Auckland's Family Bar on Friday night Matt/Carmen answers our ‘get to know you’ questions: How did you get into drag? It all began when I was living in Tauranga in 2009...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Dec 2013

  • Getting to know Yaya
    In her first outing, Patrick Salmon's alter-ego Yaya has won Auckland drag to riches competition Princess 2 Queen...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Dec 2012

  • Joseph Habgood - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    Joseph Habgood, one of the founders of LegaliseLove, talks about the beginnings of the organisation
    Features: Joseph Habgood
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Murray Riches - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    Murray Riches talks about his research project How Do We Make it Better
    Features: Murray Riches
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Participant Reaction - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    Participants reflect on the Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington December 2012
    Features: Andrew Cunningham, Bill Logan, Cameron Hoskins, Chris Coker, David Do, Elysia Carroll, Ian Anderson, Jim Whitman, Joseph Habgood, Kay Jones, Merv Ransom, Rawa Karetai, Rosie Jimson-Healey, Sam Humphrey, Sara Fraser, Shelley Te Waiariki Howard, Tabby Besley
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Report Back - Marriage Equality Conference (Community House/Press Hall)
    The two conference streams report back on their sessions at the end of the Marriage Equality Conference
    Features: Ian Anderson, Rawa Karetai, William Leith
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Sililpa Take's court appearance delayed
    Silipa Take A court appearance for a former New Zealand AIDS Foundation counsellor charged with indecent assault has been delayed...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Dec 2011

  • Robertson may have prompted Parker's withdrawal
    Grant Robertson Yesterday's surprise announcement that David Parker has dropped out of the race for the Labour leadership was apparently prompted by gay MP Grant Robertson deciding to back one of Parker's opponents, David Shearer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Dec 2010

  • Street slams amended UN resolution
    Maryan Street Labour MP Maryan Street has written to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing her party's "great dismay" at the removal of sexual orientation from a resolution condemning arbitrary execution by Governments...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Dec 2009

  • Nations unite to fight Uganda's gay death bill
    Uganda has outraged the world with its parliamentary bill which recommends the death penalty for men who have gay sex with disabled people, under-18s or when the accused is HIV-positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Dec 2008

  • Opening soon
    The geyser capital of the world will soon have a gay bar on one of its main streets...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Dec 2007

  • US: Transgender politician 'misled' voters
    Four years after she won a Riverdale City Council seat, making her what is believed to be the Southern US State of Georgia's first transgender politician, Michelle Bruce is battling a lawsuit by an unsuccessful opponent who claims she misled voters by running as a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Dec 2006

  • Television news report: India is being called the new AIDS epicenter
    One news, ref F96459.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • NZAF Annual General Meeting 2006
    NZAF Board Chair Jeremy Lambert with his partner Romeo (left) and Miss Queenie Aotearoa (right)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Dec 2005

  • Backlash bills make bad laws
    Historically, backlash bills make bad New Zealand law...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Dec 2004

  • Media report that a trans woman burglar is sent to a male prison (New Zealand)
  • Television news reports: World AIDS Day and HIV/AIDS in the Pacific (New Zealand)
    Interviewee Maire Bopp from the Samoan AIDS Foundation. TV3 news, ref F84528.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Youth parties unite to support Civil Unions
    While the National Party is poised to almost bloc-vote against the Civil Union Bill, making a mockery of the conscience vote process, its youth wing has joined up with the youth divisions of every other major political party to support the Bill in an unprecedented move...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Dec 2003

  • Television news report: World AIDS Day is marked internationally (worldwide)
    TV3 news, ref: F61163.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Closeted men partly fuelling HIV surge
    Deeply closeted men living in isolation from any identifiable gay community are partly fuelling the surge in new HIV infections in the South Island, says NZAF gay men's health manager Kerry Price...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Dec 2002

  • Restraunteur fights to have name suppression lifted
    High-profile Auckland bar owner Leo Molloy will fight to unmask the unnamed gay Auckland bar owner facing drug sex charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Dec 1995

  • Te Puna Wai Korero [episode on HIV/AIDS, 1995] (Auckland)
    Henare Te Ua interviews Warren Lindberg, Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, on the latest information on HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1995.
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • The first Freedom dance party takes place (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The event is held at the Ministry for "lesbians, gays, bisexuals and their friends."
    Links: NZ.com

Thu 2 Dec 1971

  • Television current affairs: a look at prostitution in New Zealand (New Zealand)
    On Camera, ref TZP86607.
    Links: TVNZ

Thu 2 Dec 1897

  • Writer and educator Rewi Alley is born (Canterbury region, New Zealand)
    Links: Wikipedia, Te Ara

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