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    Sour start to PI music awards - 12-Mar-2005
    An incident which saw a prominent designer being dropped as presenter at Friday night's first Pacific Music Awards has led to threats of legal action.
    The first Pacific Music Awards had success written all over it with a great line-up of finalists, and presenters to match
    But when Kas Futialo Tha Feelstyle went up to collect the award for best male artist, it was not the person who was supposed to give it to him.
    Faafafine Lindah Lepou - otherwise known as Lindah E - had been invited to present best male artist when she was removed from the stage.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - TVNZ
    More kissers needed - 9-Feb-2005
    The organisers of Gorgeous are calling on members of the queer community to volunteer their lips for a good cause. Over the Rainbow organiser Stevie Wildewood said the Wellington festival would have two kissing booths running, but they needed more volunteers to sit in them.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Over the Rainbow
    Queer Wellington happening in February and March - 1-Feb-2005
    February and March are shaping up to be filled with queer events in the capital, with Gorgeous, a pride party at Pound, and the Gay and Lesbian Fair.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Over the Rainbow
    NZAF backs “Gorgeous” celebration - 20-Jan-2005
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says a street festival celebrating gay, lesbian and transgender people will help build support and counter stigma for the gay community in Wellington.
    The street party ‘Gorgeous’ is planned for the afternoon of Saturday 19 February at Manners Mall.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZAF
    Related Site - Over the Rainbow - Gorgeous
    Songs in key of Ay? - 8-Jan-2005
    She's Canadian you know. If you'd forgotten, k.d. lang's latest album, Hymns of the 49th Parallel, is quite a reminder. On it she swoops through 11 songs by Canadian songwriters including Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Ron Sexsmith, Jane Siberry and one of her own string-laden arrangements of pure maple syrup.
    It's yet another sidestep for the singer since those country beginnings then early 90s commercial peak on Ingenue and her high profile as pop's most famous lesbian. She's taken the album on an international tour, singing with the orchestras of the cities she plays, which will include Auckland and Wellington next month.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - KD Lang
    Whanga's no longer got a president, but Bruce backs Miriam for the job - 4-Jan-2005
    Dressed in a floral frock, high heels, earrings, eyeshadow and nail polish, Whangamomona presidential candidate Bruce Collis looks more First Lady than first man.
    And that's just the way Bruce – a cross-dresser who is known as Miriam when she's in drag – likes it.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Taranaki Daily News
    Little theatre's big success - 15-Dec-2004
    Two SiLo plays, Shopping & ****ing and The Women, were among the hottest tickets this year, selling out long before their seasons ended. Three other plays were also sellouts: Under Milk Wood, Indian Invaders (as part of the Comedy Festival) and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. The SiLo Theatre is now the place to go.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Over the Rainbow Event for Wellington - 2-Dec-2004
    A gay and lesbian group says they plan to hold a positive celebration of sexuality following homophobic reactions from conservative groups to the civil union debate.
    'Over the Rainbow' spokesperson Stevie Wildewood said a Manners Mall street party, called 'Gorgeous', would be a celebration of all loving relationships.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Over the Rainbow
    Devotion - 11-Feb-1996
    This years Devotion parade not only attracted 1,000 gays and lesbians but also a small number of 'Christian' protestors. A group of 30 protestors preceded the parade with a loud speaker asking where all the real men were. Others distributed pamphlets claiming AIDS would not affect the general population if homosexual behaviour was restrained.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Coming Out Day makes a loss - 24-Dec-1995
    This years Auckland Coming Out Day Parade made a loss of $700. It is hoped that the deficit will be covered by more merchandise sales and raffles.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Wellington Lesbian Ball, 9th December ... The Party of the year - 10-Dec-1995
    Hundreds of gorgeous women from all over the country converged on the Wellington town hall on Saturday night for a most splendid ball. We were greeted at the door with red or white carnation buttonholes and dance cards! Inside the hall, a big crowd dancing and partying ... teenagers to octogenarians ... tuxes, miles of chiffon, glitter, silk boxers and tall boots, restoration wigs, brocade waistcoats over black singlets, top hats and cute 50's cocktail-hour hats, butches in slinky black numbers split to the waist. There was also a special celebration - the local lesbian community's most senior couple leading out a waltz after one had been presented with flowers and a cake for her 80th birthday.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Related Site - Lesbian Wellington
    Auckland Coming Out Day Parade and Concert 3 December - 10-Dec-1995
    An extremely hot day with over 3000 people involved in the Parade and an estimate of about 5000 people in the streets altogether. This years Parade was a tremendous success with the concert be extremely successful. In fact when we started to clean up at 5pm people still were sitting around until we turned the music off at 5:45pm.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Related Site - Auckland Pride Centre
    HIV Walk for Life - 10-Dec-1995
    The second HIV Walk for Life held at the end of November has raised about $7,500. About 1500 people attended the walk from Victoria Park to Aotea Square.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Queer Carnival Night in Nelson - 12-Nov-1995
    For most of 1995 the wymmen of Nelson organised fun nights on the first Friday of the month in the back bay of Molly Maguire's. The last for the year was held recently as a Queer Carnival night. Starting at 6 with stalls selling all manner of things the party was under way by 8 and fun seekers dressed in all manner of disguises got into the swing of things and partied away until the small hours.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Lesbians on the Land - Golden Bay - 12-Nov-1995
    The idea for Lesbians on the Land came from the 1995 Lesbian Studies Conference when great interest was shown by a number of lesbians in alternaltive life styles. The event was staged over a weekend on Felicity's farm in Golden Bay when 22 lesbians from all over NZ and including one from Holland attended.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    How Camp Thou Art - Auckland - 8-Oct-1995
    As part of St Matthews In-The-City Performing Arts Festival Jonathon Else performed a drag show dedicated to St. Catherine of Mt Roskill (Mt Roskill is the Bible belt of Auckland City). The show lived up to its billing as an evening devoted to the mystical life of Catherine an obscure librarian haunted by immaculate visions of Broadway.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - QNA
    Related Site - St Matthew-in-the-City

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