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Corona Closes Checkmate Indefinitely

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While most LGBT+ events and businesses will return after the Covid-19 pandemic, Wellington sauna Checkmate will not. Wellington sauna Checkmate has now closed. The Covid-19...

“You Should Definitely Not Be Using The Lockdown Time For Casual Sex.”

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Why hookups are a go-no during our Level 4 Lockdown against COVID-19. Our Level 4 lockdown means bars and sex on-site venues around NZ have...
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A New Queer Bar in Westmere

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Garnet Station Cafe becomes Majenta Bar. There are plenty of cafes in Westmere but there hasn’t been a bar for years. Garnet Station’s Verity and Lisa...

Mark Fisher Slams Sudden ‘Ban’ on Poppers in NZ

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The Body Positive CEO says the ban will criminalise gay and bisexual men where surveys show 40% are poppers users. Positive’s CEO Mark Fisher is...

Auckland Loses Gay Bar as Staircase Rebrands

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Owner says the move to a backpacker bar is a result of a “gross lack of support from the Rainbow community.” Auckland has one less...

Victim of Attack Following Wellington Pride Satisfied with Police Response – “We’re Moving Forward”

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The victim of a homophobic assault following Wellington Pride tells express he wants to put the incident behind him. Joe Perrone and his partner were assaulted...

Vibrant, Colourful Wellington Pride Parade Goes Off Without a Hitch

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"There must be 50,000 people here," Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy announced at the Parade's finish line. "Despite representing one,  I have never been...

10,000 Flock To Ponsonby For Auckland Rainbow Parade

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Lead by NZ's first transgender MP Georgina Beyer and TV legends The Topp Twins, the walking parade featured roughly 1000 participants ranging from uniformed...

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