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Thu 10 Dec 2020

  • Australia's scenic summer jobs tempt Kiwis trans Tasman on OE
    Care to swap your 9-5 for an office in the outback? As the Tasman travel channel goes into action, some spectacular opportunities have also opened up for Kiwis looking for a challenge and a change in scenery...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Covid 19 coronavirus: HIV false positives deal crushing blow to Australian vaccine
    The Australian coronavirus vaccine - made by the University of Queensland (UQ) - has been dealt a crushing blow after several trial participants returned false positive HIV test results...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Covid-19: Australian vaccine terminated due to HIV ‘false positives’
    Australian Government rushes to secure more coronavirus vaccine after dropping billion-dollar deal with Queensland university for 51 million doses...
    Links: Stuff
  • From Aretha to the Avengers – Everyone Needs A Hero!
    Links: Express
  • Suspended For Wearing Nail Polish: US Teen Gains Support of Over...
    Links: Express

Tue 10 Dec 2019

  • International Human Rights Day (2019) (Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, Wellington)
    Waiata, speeches and a panel discussion to mark International Human Rights Day (2019)
    Features: Fleur Fitzsimons, Kevin Haunui, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Mira Woldberg, Tiwhanawhana, Toni Duder
  • A Humble Hospo’s View of The Rees Hotel
    Links: Express
  • Simplifying the Pathway to Parenthood via Surrogacy
    Links: Express

Mon 10 Dec 2018

  • Scary Spice Open to Dating Another Woman Again
    Links: Express
  • Who Will Be The Queen Of England? RuPaul’s Drag Race Goes...
    Links: Express

Sun 10 Dec 2017

  • People Against Prisons Aotearoa and the Prisoner Correspondence Network (Wellington)
    Kate and Tom talk about People Against Prisons Aotearoa and the Prisoner Correspondence Network
    Features: Kate McIntyre
  • Lesbian activism in Estonia
    Estonia, the country with the smallest population in the EU, has 1...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa

Sat 10 Dec 2016

  • Introducing Paul Foster-Bell MP
    Paul Foster-Bell, the National back-bencher MP who came out last weekend to take a public stance of opposition to Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki's once again encouraging hatred of gay people, grew up in a farming family just outside Whangarei...

Thu 10 Dec 2015

  • Jamaica’s Anti-Sodomy Law Faces Legal Challenge
    Links: Express
  • Justice Minister Rules Out ‘Broad-Brush’ Wiping of Historic Gay Convictions
    Links: Express
  • UK Will Accept GLBT Syrian Refugees
    Links: Express
  • Victoria Passes Adoption Equality
    Links: Express
  • RY drop-in centre to move premises
    Rainbow Youth have announced they will be moving from their drop-in centre on Krd to a location five minutes away...

Wed 10 Dec 2014

  • Justice Served: Matthew Muir – Our History Making High Court Judge
    Links: Express
  • Pride’s New Hero: Festival Director Ta’i Paitai
    Links: Express
  • Tim Barnett on Civil Unions 10th Year Anniversary
    Links: Express
  • Chalk-in canned over safety concerns
    Tomorrow’s planned chalk protest outside the home of a self-appointed ‘pastor’ who told a gay man he’d pray for him to kill himself has been cancelled due to safety concerns...

Tue 10 Dec 2013

  • Google buff says 1 in 20 American men gay
    File Photo A Google data analyst has done some number crunching and come up with the estimate that five per cent of American men are gay...

Mon 10 Dec 2012

  • Your submissions: Akira Le Fevre
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...

Sat 10 Dec 2011

  • Phillip Cottrell is assaulted while working home and subsequently dies, Wellington
  • Gay man in ICU after central Wellington assault
    A man who is in a very serious condition in Wellington Hospital after being attacked in the central city in the early hours of this morning is said to be a member of the gay community...

Fri 10 Dec 2010

  • Pair jailed over Upper Hutt trans killing
    Richard "Diksy" Jones One of the men found guilty of the manslaughter of Upper Hutt transsexual "Diksy" Jones has been given a longer sentence because for him the killing was a hate crime...

Thu 10 Dec 2009

  • Record-busting QWU show to return in 2010
    New Zealand's highest-profile drag pageant The Queen of the Whole Universe has been confirmed to return to Auckland's Aotea Centre in November 2010...

Wed 10 Dec 2008

  • More LGBT stories join online TV archive
    The first two episodes of Maori TV's LGBT programme Takataapui, a short drama featuring Georgina Beyer, and excerpts from documentaries about some well-known gay Kiwis have all been added to New Zealand's online television archive NZ On Screen...

Mon 10 Dec 2007

  • Review: A Beth Ditto revival
      Beth Ditto The Gossip live at the Kings Arms, Auckland   Sunday December 9th, 2007       "This is a love song for homos," comes the southern drawl...

Sun 10 Dec 2006

  • NZOA and TVNZ need new gay TV ideas
    NZ on Air and TVNZ are requesting proposals from local independent TV producers for a new series for and about New Zealand's gay community...

Sat 10 Dec 2005

  • Praying for straightness
    Luke's father wants him to attend a prayer group to turn him away from his attraction to men...

Fri 10 Dec 2004

  • Supporters cheer, fundies wail at CU vote
    There were outpourings of emotion at Parliament yesterday at the historic final reading of the Civil Union Bill, which was passed into law 65 votes to 55...

Wed 10 Dec 2003

  • Shakespeare styles come in handy for McKellen
    Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen says Shakespeare acting helped him when playing the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's film trilogy...

Wed 10 Dec 1924

  • The Society for Human Rights is formed (Chicago, United States of America)
    The Society is the oldest documented homosexual organisation in the USA.
    Links: Wikipedia

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