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Tue 15 Dec 2020

  • Guardians of the Galaxy’s Star-Lord is revealed to be bisexual
    A new Guardians of the Galaxy comic story depicted the superhero Star-Lord, who is played by Chris Pratt in the Marvel movies, in a queer relationship...
    Links: Stuff
  • G.A.Y for N.Y.E?
    Links: Express
  • UK Relax ‘Gay Blood’ Laws Further than New Zealand
    Links: Express
  • When We Can Travel Again
    Links: Express

Sun 15 Dec 2019

  • Dallas Men Plead Guilty For Using Grindr In Criminal Targeting of...
    Links: Express
    Links: Express

Fri 15 Dec 2017

  • The Latest: Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child
    HONOLULU — The Latest on a child support battle between a divorced lesbian couple in Hawaii (all times local):12:30 p...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow are Coming to NZ
    Links: Express

Thu 15 Dec 2016

  • March with NZAF in the Auckland Pride Parade
    Links: Express
  • Review: Augustus Bistro
    Links: Express
  • What If... HIV/AIDS Had Never Existed?
    Alternate histories are one of the most thriving genres of contemporary science fiction...

Tue 15 Dec 2015

  • Updated: Auckland Pride Co-Chair Resigns
    Links: Express
  • Regulating Morality?
    Over the last twenty to thirty years, LGBTI lives, social contexts and experiences have changed rapidly...

Mon 15 Dec 2014

  • Fear Amongst Egyptian Gay Community Following Bathhouse Raids
    Links: Express
  • Lesbian Skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’
    Links: Express
  • New one year blood ban now in place
    File Photo The new 12 month stand down period for gay and bisexual men who want to give blood comes into effect today, after being approved by Medsafe...

Sun 15 Dec 2013

  • Trailer: Desert Migration
    When HIV treatments improved and people stopped dying by the thousands, many gay men took stock and said, “So…now what?” Their peer group was decimated and they themselves had only escaped death by a narrow margin...

Sat 15 Dec 2012

  • Friend's fond memories on Carmen's anniversary
    Jacquie Grant   ...

Thu 15 Dec 2011

  • Carmen Rupe dies (Sydney, Australia)
  • Willie Ahsee is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for the manslaughter of Denis Phillips
  • Victim's sexual advances a factor in sentence
    Denis Phillips (left) and his teen killer Willie Ahsee (right) Sexual advances made by gay stabbing victim Denis Phillips have been taken into account in the five year sentence given to his teenage killer...

Wed 15 Dec 2010

  • With a wave and a Flourish…
    With a wave and a flourish ...

Tue 15 Dec 2009

  • Gay porn actor dies after taser drug arrest
    A gay porn actor in Florida has died after he was tasered during a police arrest and choked on a bag of marijuana he'd ingested...

Mon 15 Dec 2008

  • The NZ AIDS Foundation's 2008 in review
    The NZAF's Simon Harger-Forde This year the NZ AIDS Foundation has produced its Annual Report in video form, sent out to its members on DVD, and now made available on YouTube...

Sat 15 Dec 2007

  • Gay Swedish MP in anti-gay attack
    Gay Swedish MP Fredrick Federley was the victim of a homophobic attack last weekend...

Fri 15 Dec 2006

  • Top male model
    As Jack magazine's favourite cover boy, Elliott Serjeant was the obvious choice to promote their New Year's Eve event...

Thu 15 Dec 2005

  • Youth leadership hui postponed
    The organisers of a glbt youth leadership hui in Wellington have decided to shelve the event, only a month after opening registrations...

Wed 15 Dec 2004

  • Shock syphilis increase hits NZ
    Syphilis cases in New Zealand have doubled in the last two years, with the gay male community particularly under seige from the highly contagious infection...

Mon 15 Dec 2003

  • Tim Barnett promoting visit by legal-drugs advocate
    Labour MP Tim Barnett is helping promote the visit of an American drug reform advocate who believes in legalising all drugs - including P - as part of the way to fight them, reports the NZ Herald...

Sun 15 Dec 2002

  • NZ: Auction and makeup raise $110,000 for HIV/AIDS work
    Auctioned artworks from 34 New Zealand artists have raised $72,200 for HIv/AIDS work in New Zealand, with a further $40,000 raised my sales of cosmetics...

Sun 15 Dec 1985

Mon 15 Dec 1975

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