On This Day - 17th 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 image‘Go Tribal’ Wellington Pride Parade After Party Labelled “Culturally Insensitive”
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageReview: Call Me By Your Name
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageGay Men Can Now Give Blood in Ireland
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageNinety Per Cent of LGBT+ Australians Against Religious Exemptions
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageOrlando Gunman’s Widow Arrested
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imagePulse massacre gunman's wife arrested
    The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the Orlando gay nightclub massacre in June last year has been arrested...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageGay hand-holding may be criminalised in Russia
    Russia's parliament is to this Friday begin debating a proposed law which could see gay people jailed for holding hands or kissing in public...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAchieving the Perfect Smile!
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageLouis ‘Ova
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWhangarei breeds the best Hospitality
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSupreme Court will hear marriage cases
    The US Supreme Court has announced it will hear arguments this year on whether same-sex couples across the country should be able to marry, and whether marriage equality bans should be struck down as unconstitutional...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageReport: Ugandan law blocked by Museveni
    President Museveni A Ugandan media outlet is reporting Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has blocked the nation's anti-gay legislation, while describing gay people as "abnormal" beings who can be "rescued" through improving the nation's economy...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageYoung NZer of Year to host Pride Gala show
    Sam Johnson 2012 Young New Zealander of the Year Sam Johnson has been confirmed as the on-stage host of the big Gala Concert which will launch next month's Auckland Pride Festival...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSkjellerup becomes FebFast ambassador
    Blake Skjellerup Gay Olympian Blake Skjellerup has signed up to take part in FebFast, which has selected Rainbow Youth as one of its beneficiaries this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUK therapist tries to "heal" gay man
    A British psychotherapist may be struck off after she tried to convert a gay man straight, by praying to God to ‘heal' him...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUSA: Student newspaper sorry for gay bash cartoon
    The editors of student newspaper of Indiana's University of Notre Dame have apologised for printing a "cruel and hateful" cartoon promoting gay bashing...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWired for sex: Your robotic relationship?
    Sometime later this century, future LGBT communities will confront a moral dilemma, as computers, robots and other artificial intelligences acquire the ability to become self-aware...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageNew Cuba St gay bar opening in February
    Wellington's 'first couple' of LGBT nightlife have revealed they'll be back in business soon with an intimate new gay bar...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePublic health expert joins NZAF Board
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation's newest trustee appointment, Dr Paul Bohmer, “brings with him a wealth of expertise and leadership in the area of public health medicine,” says NZAF Board Chair Hoani Jeremy Lambert...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageStrange Directions
    The Maxim Institute is holding its annual youth indoctrination conference at Snells Beach, Auckland (14-22nd January, 2006)...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageCU celebrant applications pour in
    Civil union celebrant applications are pouring into Internal Affairs, despite a doom-saying opinion from the President of the Celebrants Guild last week which suggested not many registered marriage celebrants would be interested in applying for the civil union role...
    Links: GayNZ.com