On This Day - 16th January

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This list of events is generated from a number of different sources: media items on PrideNZ.com, archived pages from GayNZ.com, our rainbow timeline and links to rainbow-related stories on other media sites. There may be some inaccuracies - please let us know if you find anything that needs changing. If you would like to see a full list of dates click here


  • Thumnail imageCouple in fight with Immigration to prove their love is true
    After providing hundreds of photos, documents and more than 20 letters of support from friends and family, an Auckland gay couple is at a loss as to what else Immigration New Zealand wants as evidence of their relationship...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageBangladesh Adds Third Gender Option to Electoral Enrolment Forms
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageGeorge Michael Secretly Donated $500,000 to HIV charity
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail image2 Double Passes to ‘As You Like It’
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail image2 Double Passes to the Rainbow Auckland Pride Parade Grandstand
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail image3 Double Passes to 2 Wellington Fringe Festival Events
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageGeorge Michael Mural Looks Over Sydney
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageJennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Trump Inauguration
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageNew Print-Editor of express Appointed
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageVoicing Pride Launches
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageTamaki mentor Eddie Long dies in USA
    Eddie Long, a mentor and role-model of Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki who reached out of court settlements after being accused of sexually abusing several of his young male parishioners, has died...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageOpinion: Chemwreck
    In December 2015's Attitude, there was a sobering section on chemsex and HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSun, Sand and Sexy Swimmers
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageThe Boy from Oz that Everyone is Looking at
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWhat’s Touching Your Skin?
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageThe Imitation Game up for eight Oscars
    The Imitation Game has been nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, and Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch for his portrayal of gay genius Alan Turing...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSir Ian and Nobel winners write to Putin
    Actor Sir Ian McKellen has joined with 27 Nobel laureates to write a letter to Vladimir Putin decrying Russia’s anti-gay laws...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageYour Marriage Equality submissions: Heartbreak
    The text of a submission to the Select Committee on the proposed Marriage Equality law being spearheaded by lesbian MP Louisa Wall...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSam Johnson among three awards finalists
    Gay Christchurch community leader Sam Johnson is one of three finalists in the New Zealander of the Year Awards, which will be handed out at a dinner ceremony in Auckland next month...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageA lesbian couple's business is burnt down in a continued serious of hate crimes at Mangawhai Heads
  • Thumnail imageThe lives of Williams, Fry and Wilde
    At first glance there might seem to be little in common between the late Kenneth Williams and the still very alive Stephen Fry...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePolice shut down Mr. Gay China pageant
    Just one hour before the pageant was set to begin, police have swooped in to stop the first-ever Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageEnd of two eras on London's gay scene
    In an emotional week for London's gay scene, one of the city's most iconic nightclub venues has closed, and its biggest gay retailer has gone into receivership...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWGN's best 'fag-hag' will be crowned
    Wellington's infamous FAG Party is being held again this weekend - but with a twist - a competition which will crown the Capital's best 'fag-hag'...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageTakatapui TV:
    Maori Television's Takatapui programme will return for a fifth season on 6 March 2007 – and are looking for a new male presenter to join the team...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAKL: Drug-fuelled pack rape and death
    Allegations have emerged of the drug-fuelled gay pack rape of a young gay man who died five days later, on 3 December, on an Auckland motorway offramp...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageTelevision news report: the funeral of Makgatho Mandela
    One News, ref F84625.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
  • Thumnail imageEditorial: A cynical, sinister marriage of convenience
    Observant readers will have noted that our front page section which was recently titled Politics has been re-titled Politics and Religion...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageMass commitment ceremony planned for Big Gay Out
    Organisers of a mass commitment ceremony at this year's Big Gay Out in February say it is a timely political statement, as well a public expression of love...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageTruscott bid for release turned down
    HIV positive gay man Christopher Truscott has had a request for release from detention turned down...
    Links: GayNZ.com