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Sun 13 Dec 2020

  • Political commentators Mills and Sherson
    Stephen, Trish and Kathryn discuss the first post-election poll which is bad news for National, the challenges for ACT working out its strategy and the Trans Tasman bubble not happening before February...
    Links: RNZ

Fri 13 Dec 2019

  • Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW accepts complaint against Israel Folau
    Gay rights activist has complaint against Israel Folau accepted by Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW...
    Links: Stuff
    Links: Express

Thu 13 Dec 2018

  • Opinion: Don't forget how you felt the next time this happens
    If you're wondering where were the vigils for our Māori, trans, disabled, rural and migrant of colour women, keep that energy and let it guide us, writes Laura O'Connell Rapira...
    Links: RNZ
  • Anti-Police Group Set Their Sights on Wellington Pride
    Links: Express

Wed 13 Dec 2017

  • AUS/ NZ Couple Get Engaged live on Māori Television
    Links: Express
  • Bermuda Backtracks on Marriage Equality
    Links: Express
  • Call Me By Your Name Up For Three Golden Globes
    Links: Express
  • Michael Parmenter: Resistance and Influence
    Links: Express
  • Samoan PM says Marriage Equality is an Abomination
    Links: Express
  • Travelling Butts Instagram Couple Deported to US
    Links: Express

Tue 13 Dec 2016

  • Christmas Arrives at Garnet Station
    Links: Express
  • Tegan and Sara Announce New Zealand Show
    Links: Express
  • Wgtn's gay sauna remaining closed until March
    Wellington’s Checkmate gay sauna will remain closed until March due to major earthquake damage to the adjacent Reading Cinemas car parking building...

Sun 13 Dec 2015

  • Caitlyn Jenner Offends Trans Community in New Interview
    Links: Express
  • Scholarships offered for HR/health conference
    A limited number of scholarships will be available for people who would otherwise be unable to participate in next year’s Proud: Re-stoke the Fires human rights and health conference...

Sat 13 Dec 2014

  • Fearless – Eagle Bar
    Links: Express
  • Fisher’s Fight for a Good Cause
    Links: Express
  • Hillary Clinton Wins Award From Grindr
    Links: Express
  • Shake it off – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Key Stonewall Veteran dies in New York
    Danny Garvin and David Carter on the set of Stonewall Uprising...

Fri 13 Dec 2013

  • The Eccentric Orbit of Colin Craig
    Is the Prime Minister deluding himself when he argues that Colin Craig is actually "a bit brilliant?" Or does this alleged heir apparent really have no political nous? And if so, why? According to TV3's Nightline and later confirmed on other media outlets, Auckland will experience restructuring of its local electorates...

Thu 13 Dec 2012

  • Marriage equality, society, and the bully
    Contributor Diane Sparkes questions why, in this 21st century, where the idea of freedom for all is considered a right, we accept a form of bullying by one section of society that is unacceptable in general terms by the rest of society...

Tue 13 Dec 2011

  • Winter's content
    Jack Winter - picture thanks to John Hayward Can you imagine being outed at high school and not experiencing one single degree of homophobia? Well, the inspiring news is that it can indeed happen in New Zealand schools, as Hamilton student and GABA Charitable Trust Tertiary Scholarship winner Jack Winter tells us...

Mon 13 Dec 2010

  • Louisa Wall picked to contest Manurewa
    Louisa Wall After a brief stint in Parliament, Louisa Wall has a strong chance of representing the Labour Party as an MP once again after winning the nomination to contest the Manurewa seat...

Sun 13 Dec 2009

  • Van theft couple can't have civil union in prison
    The Corrections Department has blocked two van thieves from holding their civil union in prison, reports the New Zealand Herald...

Sat 13 Dec 2008

  • The Glamazons set to hit Hamilton again
    Wellington drag troupe The Glamazons are excited about bracing the stage in Hamilton again, with a cabaret dinner performance scheduled for this month...

Thu 13 Dec 2007

  • Putinism? "Modern" Russia, Homophobia and "Democracy"
    Russian President Vladimir Putin When current Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the leadership of the Russian Republic in 2000, most didn't envisage that the cost of social stability would be the loss of Russia's fragile democracy...

Wed 13 Dec 2006

  • Money talks louder than principles
    It is refreshing that the Opposition now regards campaign donor finance reform as desirable, as does the government...

Tue 13 Dec 2005

  • The "Marriage Bill": How the MPs voted
    The voting on last week's defeated Marriage (Gender Clarification) Bill may provide a good indication of how the current crop of MPs MPs will vote on sexuality-related conscience issues...

Mon 13 Dec 2004

  • World AIDS Day events roundup
    In the craziness surrounding the passage of the Civil Union Bill into law, World AIDS Day on 1 December slipped past with hardly a mention anywhere...

Sat 13 Dec 2003

  • Court hears graphic McNee death details
    Murdered interior designer David McNee died as a result of inhaling blood and vomit after a severe beating to his face and head, the Auckland District Court heard Thursday...

Fri 13 Dec 2002

  • Triple murderer Bell worked as gay prostitute
    Convicted RSA triple murderer William Bell worked for some time as a same-sex prostitute, often stealing from his clients...

Thu 13 Dec 1984

Thu 13 Dec 1917

  • Morals campaigner Keith Hay is born (Hastings, New Zealand)
    Hay was a founding member of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a group that was behind the large anti homosexual law reform petition
    Links: Te Ara

Mon 13 Dec 1915

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