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Sat 19 Dec 2020

  • New Zealand Rugby ready to change homophobia approach after 'eye-opening' study
    The national sport's governing body has supported the likes of Brad Weber in his pro-LGBTQ stance, but it is now ready to take a more active role...
    Links: Stuff
  • Auckland Transport Shows Full Commitment To New Highly-Inclusive Workplace
    Links: Express
  • Dating: The Discrimination of Size Shaming
    Links: Express
  • Family Matters!
    Links: Express
  • Kordia CEO Scott Bartlett Leaves Legacy of Advocacy for the Rainbow...
    Links: Express
  • Mr Bear NZ is Hungry for Bear Week
    Links: Express
  • Pete Buttigieg Feels “Eyes of History” on Him as America’s First...
    Links: Express
  • SandM’s Annual Christmas Party
    Links: Express
  • Sydney Mardi Gras Votes to Keep Uniformed Police in Parade
    Links: Express
  • The Discrimination of Size Shaming
    Links: Express

Thu 19 Dec 2019

  • Christians are 'soft targets' for attacks like Netflix's gay Jesus, says Kiwi pastor
    Wellington pastor says Christians present no "deterrent" to bigoted attacks...
    Links: Stuff
  • Independent review panel did not speak to sacked Matildas coach Alen Stajcic
    Independent panel finds no evidence of a 'lesbian mafia' wanting Aussie women's football coach booted from his job...
    Links: Stuff

Wed 19 Dec 2018

  • The Auckland Pride Board announces that it is working towards a grassroots-led Pride Parade (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The Board said that "with a more community-based funding model, we have the challenge and opportunity to be creative on what the actual proceeding will look like."
    Links: Auckland Pride
  • Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation
    DENVER — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds say the state is punishing him again for not baking a cake celebrating a gender transition...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Auckland Pride Board Appoints Joel Walsham As Festival Coordinator Replacing Privious...
    Links: Express
  • Still The One: Shania Twain Wins The Hearts of Kiwis In...
    Links: Express

Mon 19 Dec 2016

  • Put Your Hands Together for the Expression Winners
    Links: Express

Sat 19 Dec 2015

  • US Ambassador continues support
    The US Ambassador is continuing in the footsteps of his predecessor and has signaled his support for the LGBT community here in New Zealand, hosting a dinner with prominent LGBTI community members at his residence in Wellington...

Fri 19 Dec 2014

  • Eight Year Battle Against Queensland Councillor’s Sodomite Vilification Ends in Victory...
    Links: Express
  • Tori Johnson’s Partner Pays Tribute
    Links: Express
  • The NZAF's Christmas message
    As the silly season approaches, New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Shaun Robinson says while 2014 has been a big year for the organisation, continued vigilance in the prevention of HIV and STIs is needed...

Thu 19 Dec 2013

  • This Is Your Life: Peter Taylor (Part 8)
    Hear how working with Peter Taylor changed specialist Dr Mark Thomas' life...

Wed 19 Dec 2012

  • Your submissions: Josh Chapman
    We are sharing some of the thousands of submissions being made for marriage equality...

Mon 19 Dec 2011

  • Sydney readies to farewell trans Goddess Carmen
    Glbt mourners from both sides of the Tasman are gathering for tomorrow's farewell of transgender legend Carmen Rupe in Sydney...

Sun 19 Dec 2010

  • Scent Sense's Christmas guide
    It still amazes me how all the years seem to merge together, crazy to think it's almost Christmas time, in fact it's only a few days away...

Sat 19 Dec 2009

  • UK rugby legend tells the world "I'm gay"
    Wales rugby great Gareth Thomas has come out of the closet, telling the UK's Daily Mail newspaper he feels "a sudden sense of relief after keeping it secret for so long...

Fri 19 Dec 2008

  • NZAF raises over $50,000 in two months
    All the donations from the many World AIDS Day collections around New Zealand have now been counted, showing that more than $50,000 was raised during the months of November and December to support the New Zealand AIDS Foundation...

Wed 19 Dec 2007

  • Waipouri murder: New trial in mid-2008
    The teenager accused of murdering gay Palmerston North man Stanley Waipouri will face a new jury at the Palmerston North High Court in mid-2008, says a court spokesperson...

Tue 19 Dec 2006

  • GLBT
    TVNZ wants next year's new GLBT television programme to involve “stories from real lives”...

Sun 19 Dec 2004

  • Report: AKL Mayor Hubbard's 1st LGBT representatives meeting
    PRESS RELEASE Friday Dec 17, 2004...

Fri 19 Dec 2003

  • Sturm sentenced to nine years for sex offences
    Auckland restauranteur Philip Sturm has been sentenced to nine years jail for sex offences against four men...

Wed 19 Dec 2001

  • The "treasure" of the Labour Party
    Following the Labour Party's annual conference Lindsey Rea reports on the place of, and opportunities for, gays and lesbians in the Party...

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