On This Day - 1st July

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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 imageIstanbul Pride organizers say they will march despite a ban
    ISTANBUL — Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists say they will go ahead with a pride march despite a ban...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageDrag Wars @ Pheonix Cabaret
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMid-June at Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageNational Accused of Homophobia and Transphobia
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageHōngongoi / July 2017
    Kia ora and welcome to our Hōngongoi update, this month with a topical cartoon from Helen Courtney...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Thumnail imageHaving the Chat: Mika
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageHelen Clark to Address Rainbow Gala via Skype
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUN Makes History on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUN establishes LGBTI Independent Expert
    The United Nations has made history and the Human Rights Council have established an Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBreaking News: Cross Party Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced in...
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageFamily’s Steamy Saturday Night
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageNZAF Marks 30 Years With The 30 Project
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageThe Windows to the Soul
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUS Marriage Equality: After Delay, Southern States Begin to Fall Into...
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWatch: The 30 Project episode 1
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the first episode of the 30 Project as it prepares for its 30th anniversary celebration at Auckland Museum tonight...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageLove Is Strange – NZ International Film Festival 2014 Top Picks
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMary named Ambassador for ‘Its not OK’ campaign
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMexico Fans Chant Anti-Gay Slurs at third World Cup Game.
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageReview: Any Day Now
    Any Day Now: 2012, USA, 97 mins...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePutin signs hateful anti-gay bill into law
    Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a ‘gay propaganda’ bill into law, making it illegal to say gay relationships are equal to straight ones...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSeamas Gormley - Queen of the Whole Universe
    Seamas Gormley talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Seamas Gormley
  • Thumnail imageThe Topp Twins first ever museum exhibition opens at the Waikato Coalfields Museum in Huntly (New Zealand)
    The exhibition, called Six Strings and Politics, opened with a concert featuring the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band and the Cultural Performance Group from Huntly College
  • Thumnail imageMr Gay World makes "It Gets Better" video
    New Zealand’s Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth has made an official video for the It Gets Better Project, telling his own story of coming to terms to his sexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageJuly 1st 1986: Something wonderful is about to happen!
    It's July 1st 1986...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageCarmen pays tribute to lifelong friend
    Carmen Carmen Rupe has paid tribute to a longtime friend who was found dead on a Hamilton street...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePsychiatrists offer differing views of Ambach
    The Auckland High Court The Auckland High Court jury heard from two psychiatric experts today, and each offered differing views of possible reasons for Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach's deadly attack, which followed an evening of drinking during which Ambach says gay Onehunga man Ron Brown made two sexual advances on him...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageOut Loud radio (San Francisco)
    Noah Miller talks about the creation of Out Loud radio in San Francisco.
    Features: Noah Miller
  • Thumnail imageWGN's Lesbian Trust will fund new projects
    Wellington's Armstrong   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageRain fails to dampen London
    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London yesterday to celebrate Pride, despite torrential downpours throughout the afternoon...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageEditorial: Shattered lives
    July 1,1976, your 30th birthday...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAspin made Treaty issues a "standing item"
    AIDS Foundation board claims that it has been discussing constitutional change to incorporate a 50% Maori quota for over a year are misleading, and perhaps even dishonest, says former chair Michael Stevens...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageTen bad "reasons" to oppose the CU Bill
    The fundamentalist Maxim Institute, the main driving force behind opposition to Civil Unions, has listed "ten good reasons" to oppose the Civil Union Bill, and presumably also the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageA day-long seminar takes placed called Exceptional Lesbian and Gay Lives (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The seminar is advertised as a "one day affirming seminar" and features Robin Duff, Kathleen Quinlivan, Brent Skerten, Ross Palmer, Andrew Carstairs McCarthy, Linda James, Sue Lovelock Marshall, Jo Drayton and Jane Ferrier. It takes place in the Elizabeth Kelly Room above Annies Wine Bar in the City Arts Centre.
    Links: NZ.com
  • Thumnail imageThe second annual Stonewall Ball is held (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
    The ball is to celebrate "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transpeople pride." It will be held at The Mill, 2 Powderham Street in New Plymouth.
    Links: NZ.com


  • Thumnail imageGay Pride Week activities are organised throughout the country (New Zealand)



  • Thumnail imageErnst Roehm, an early Nazi leader and co-founder of the Sturmabteilung (SA) is executed (Germany)
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past