On This Day - 8th 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

2018

  • Thumnail imageCelebrating Takatapui this Matariki
    Links: Express

2017

  • Thumnail imageAndrew Garfield says he's gay 'without the physical act'
    LONDON " Andrew Garfield is getting criticized for saying he's gay, but without the "physical act...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageBritain's first pregnant man gives birth to a baby girl after conceiving using a sperm donor he met on Facebook
    By Tom Payne of The Daily Mail Britain's first pregnant man has given birth to a girl, the Daily Mail can reveal...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageStriving for a more acceptable future
    OPINION -As a young gay man, what was it like to hear the government apologise to men prosecuted for consensual homosexual activity before 1986? Jeremy Brankin shares his thoughts...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageMark Latham Claims Not Enough Gay Couples in Australia for Marriage...
    Links: Express

2016

  • Thumnail imageStar Trek's Sulu to be gay in homage to Takei
    One of the Star Trek TV and movie franchise's best-known characters, Hikaru Sulu, will be revealed to be gay in the next movie...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2015

  • Thumnail imageContentious Constitutional Changes Proposed For GABA AGM
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageGLBT Japanese File Human Rights Complaint in Bid For Same Sex...
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imagePRESS COUNCIL RULE COMPLAINT NOT UPHELD
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageGABA votes to 'de-gay' its name
    Auckland's glbti business networking group is to adopt a more inclusive version of its name in an effort to attract more, and more diverse, members...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2014

  • Thumnail imageKiss and Tell – Bathroom Escapades and Gay but Straight?
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSaucey Saturdays – POP On Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSydney Convicts Go Professional
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWatch: The Sydney Convicts make history
    Picture / Rod Spark Photography The Sydney Convicts have become the first gay rugby team, and only the second gay team in the world, to play at a professional sporting event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2013

  • Thumnail imageMugabe spouts fresh homophobic hatred
    Zimbabwe’s gay-hating President Robert Mugabe says he would like to imprison gay and lesbian couples for not being able to have children...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2012

  • Thumnail imageCampbell Gordon - Queen of the Whole Universe
    In this podcast, recorded before he won Queen of the Whole Universe as Ms Spain, Campbell Gordon talks about performing in the beauty pageant.
    Features: Campbell Gordon
  • Thumnail imageTurnbull pushes for civil unions as a "bridge"
    High profile Australian Liberal Party MP Malcolm Turnbull has called on parliament to legislate for gay civil unions as a bridge to marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2011

  • Thumnail imagePM stays mum on gay adoption issue
    The Prime Minister has made no commitments when pressed on the issue of gay adoption at a conservative Christian conference...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2010

  • Thumnail imageWatch Maori TV's new GLBTI show Wero
    Click here to check out the first episode of Maori TV's new GLBTI programme Wero "Wero, is a magazine lifestyle programme profiling the outrageously flamboyant, socially marginalised, gloriously exuberant, politically shunned, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex community...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2009

  • Thumnail imageWashington DC recognises gay marriages
    A law recognising same-sex marriages performed in other US states and counties has taken effect in Washington DC, where a councilman says the next step is a Bill which will allow gay-marriage ceremonies in the district...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2008

  • Thumnail imageWelcome to Torchwood
    Captain Jack: Ready for whatever gender comes his way Separate from the government, outside the police, and beyond the United Nations, Torchwood sets its own rules...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2007

  • Thumnail imageAnti-gay riot mars Hungary
    Several hundred skinheads and right-wing activists threw rotten eggs and smoke bombs at people participating in a gay rights parade in Hungary's capital yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2006

  • Thumnail imageHLR: young and old attend Nostalgia Night
    Celebrations for the 20th anniversary of homosexual law reform kicked off last night with 140 people attending the Nostalgia Night at Auckland's Rydges Hotel...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2005

  • Thumnail imagePublic "weary" of childless gay lawmakers
    Last month, she mocked lesbian parents...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2004

  • Thumnail imageThe NZ Christian Right and Islamophobia
    I have had enough of the anti-Muslim bigotry directed against Labour Muslim list MP, Ashraf Choudhary...
    Links: GayNZ.com

2003

  • Thumnail imageDunedin Pride Week becomes fortnight
    Two weeks of LGBT pride celebrations kicked off in Dunedin on Friday night with an art exhibition at the Community Gallery...
    Links: GayNZ.com

1996

1990

  • Thumnail imageRadio Gala (8 July 1990)
    A rich collection of audio actuality from the 1985-86 period of homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Features: Glenda Gale

1985

1982

  • Thumnail imageTelevision: profile of the Topp Twins as they busk on Queen Street, and at their Auckland home (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP358684.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

1943

  • Thumnail imageVice Squad Detective Trevor Morley is born
    Links: PrideNZ.com