On This Day - 12th March

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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 imageDateline Pacific afternoon edition for 12 March 2018
    Vanuatu takes stock of another destuctive cyclone; New app aims to improve Solomons fishing sector; Using bacteria to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes; Those in the region living with HIV still face a lot of stigma; The UN food agency visits drought-hit Marshall Islands; Tongan league side confident of match vs world champions...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageDateline Pacific morning edition for 12 March 2018
    Using bacteria to eradicated disease-carrying mosquitoes; Those in the region living with HIV still face a lot of stigma; It's an idea seemingly from science fiction, but it could help in the fight against climate change; The UN food agency visits drought-hit Marshall Islands; And, celebrity-endorsed ukuleles strike a chord ahead of a Niue festival...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageDying gay man’s blood, tissue donation rejected
    Cherie Etevenaux was shocked to hear at the last minute that her dying son's large organs could be donated, but not his blood or tissue because he was gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageFamily upset by organ donation rejection
    The family of a man who died of a traumatic brain injury have been left distressed after his organs were rejected for donation because he was gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageFamily upset by tissue donation rejection
    Cherie Etevenaux was shocked to hear that although her dying son's organs could be donated, his blood and tissue could not because he was gay...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageMore support needed for people living with HIV in the Pacific
    People living with human immunodeficiency virus or HIV in the Pacific islands are still experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination according to a new study...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageAsk Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageCome Out With Olly
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageDunedin Pride Takes Place 7-15 April!
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageFamily Fun Night
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageChch Pride only mildly impacted by wet weather
    Insufficient registration and wet weather has forced the cancellation of one today’s Christchurch Pride events however the majority of festivities will continue rain or shine...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBob Davis - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Bob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law reform in the 1980s.
    Features: Bob Davis
  • Thumnail imageCharlie Tredway - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Charlie Tredway, a Community Engagement Officer with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, the Love Your Condom campaign and the CD4 threshold issue in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    Features: Charlie Tredway
  • Thumnail imageFranki - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Franki talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, gender identity, language and word reclamation.
    Features: unidentified voice
  • Thumnail imageKaleb - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Kaleb talks about Schools Out, OuterSpaces, Tranzform and Naming New Zealand.
    Features: Kaleb
  • Thumnail imageKassie Hartendorp - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Kassie Hartendorp talks about BOX Oceania and visions of the future.
    Features: Kassie Hartendorp
  • Thumnail imageNathan Ross - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Nathan Ross talks about creating safe spaces, bisexual erasure and double lives.
    Features: Nathan Ross
  • Thumnail imageOpening of Out in the Park (2016) (Waitangi Park, Wellington)
    Audio from the opening of Out in the Park, held in Waitangi Park, Wellington on Saturday 12 March 2016.
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Des Smith, Elizabeth Kerekere, Fran Wilde, John Jolliff, Justin Lester, Karen Harris, Kassie Hartendorp, Kevin Haunui, Tiwhanawhana
  • Thumnail imagePeter and partner - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Peter and partner reflect on life before homosexual law reform, their civil union and attending Out in the Park.
    Features: unidentified voice
  • Thumnail imagePhil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles - Out in the Park (2016) (Wellington)
    Phil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities.
    Features: Phil Rogers, Virginia Burns (a.k.a Virginia Parker-Bowles)
  • Thumnail imageWellington Pride Parade (2016) (Wellington)
    Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade, held along Wellingtons waterfront on 12 March 2016.
    Features: Adrienne Girling, Alex Ker, Amanduh la Whore, Bernard Lee, Chris Bishop, Christoph Hackenberg, Des Smith, Grant Robertson, Iria Pene, Jan Logie, John Jolliff, Karen Harris, Mari North, Ness Simons, Tabby Besley
  • Thumnail imageThe land of birds
    Executive Director of ILGA, Renalto Sabbadini delivered a beautiful speech this week at the opening of the ILGA Oceania Proud Health and Human Rights Conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAFL to Host First Pride Match
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageComedy Festival Profile: Eli Matthewson
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMadonna: “Gay Rights Are Way More Advanced Than Women’s Rights.”
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUS University Bans Bake Sale For Homeless GLBT Youth
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageNZDF hosts special and historic wedding
    Bren Dyer Photography The New Zealand Defence Force’s lgbti support group Overwatch has congratulated one of its founding members on his historic wedding over the weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThrones actor elated to tell world he's gay
    "I’ve been waiting for someone to ask," Nairn says...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageVatican buys building which houses gay sauna
    As the papal conclave looms, it’s been revealed the Holy See has bought multi-million dollar share of a Rome apartment block that is home to Europe’s biggest gay sauna...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePaul Diamond - Creating Our Stories
    Paul Diamond talks about researching queer-related subjects
    Features: Paul Diamond
  • Thumnail imageMills "extremely anxious" prior to his death
    Glenn Mills A Coroner’s Inquest has heard the man accused of purposely infecting a string of sex partners with HIV was extremely anxious about the publicity surrounding his case, and threats from other inmates, prior to his death in his Auckland prison cell...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail image2nd AsiaPacific Outgames is held in Wellington
    The games ran for a week and included sports and cultural events plus a human rights conference
  • Thumnail imageQueen of the Whole Universe (a slightly queer beauty pageant) takes place at the Opera House (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Scoop
  • Thumnail imageTsunami: Japanese yet to check in
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSchool cancels prom after lesbian controversy
    Mississippi student Constance McMillen was told she couldn't go to her High School prom dance with her girlfriend – and now the school has cancelled the prom altogether after several students spoke out in protest...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageYoung gay men and eating disorders
    Are young straight women the only ones at risk from eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia and related conditions? No...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWhich Wigs will be on the Waterfront this Sunday?
    Miss Gloriousole's pretty face points out where Wigs will be on Sunday...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUSA: More new
    Television's lesbian drama The L Word will be back for a fifth season in 2008, Amercian cable network Showtime has revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePerformance artist Kneel Halt, aka DeeZaStar
    DeeZaStar Pushing the boundaries of design and performance, this compelling performer has been a fixture on New Zealand's gay stages and streets for over a decade...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThe 20th Gay and Lesbian Fair takes place at Newton School (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The fair includes the cutting of a civil union cake, celebrating the upcoming passing into law (next week) of the Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2005. This year the fair was organised by the Gay Association of Professionals (GAP).
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Thumnail imageInternal Affairs okays Peron bookstore
    An unforgettably horrifying week for Winston Peters smear victim and GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThe pros and cons of Civil Unions
    A National Radio documentary broadcast on Sunday 7 March took a comprehensive look at progress towards equitable Civil Unions legislation...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAn advert from Wellington City Council supports the annual Gay and Lesbian Fair (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Published in Capital Times, the text reads "Wellington City Council is proud to support the Gay and Lesbian Fair. Best Wishes Kerry [Prendergast, Mayor of Wellington]."
  • Thumnail imageHIV "sugar pill" distributors face jail term
    Distributors claiming a sugar pill can help people with HIV will be prosecuted and may face a jail sentence...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageCandidates and Pink Slips
    In the early 1950s I had my first introduction to politics and politicians...
    Links: GayNZ.com