On This Day - 27th 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 imageJudges revise ruling, still side with school bathroom policy
    PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court denied a request Thursday for a full court to rehear a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district's policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageMan Up hui organiser says position on gay men detracts from their message
    Controversial Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki is in Whanganui tomorrow for a hui which has set off a ripple of concern among the city's gay community...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageKing of the World
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail image'Fired by tweet': Troops, veterans react to Donald Trump's transgender military ban
    A former US naval combat-tested officer says she feels angry that US President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageAn intimate insight into gay history
    Imagine hunting down all the people you have shared an “intimate” moment with, asking him to reflect on their experiences with you and then filming it...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageCelebrites fire up over Trump's transgender military ban
    President Donald Trump hasn't exactly attracted many fans in Hollywood...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageCelebrities, politicians take aim at Donald Trump in transgender military ban backlash
    By Victoria Craw Politicians and celebrities have lined up to take aim at President Trump's controversial ban on transgender people serving in the US military after he announced the sweeping policy change on Twitter...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageDonald Trump announces ban on transgender people in US military
    US President Donald Trump will ban transgender people from the US military, saying they cost too much to employ...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageMilitary spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops' medical care
    By Christopher Ingraham President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military cited "medical costs" as the primary driver of the decision...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageProtesters speak out against Trump's transgender military ban in front of the White House
     Dozens of people gathered in front of the White House Wednesday night as part of a last-minute protest to decry President Donald Trump's announcement earlier in the day that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageReal reason behind Donald Trump's transgender military ban
    It appeared to be a sudden snap decision made with little or no consultation...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageSex abuse victims seek help to track ex priest Paul Shanley
    In the 1960s and '70s, Paul Shanley was a popular street priest who counseled gay and troubled youths...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageSpeeding up progress against HIV among youth
    (Paris, France) – The world has made great strides in reducing the impact of HIV, and AIDS-related deaths are on the decline in every age group – except among adolescents...
    Links: Scoop
  • Thumnail imageThe Panel with Stephen Franks and Josie Pagani (Part 2)
    A new study has simplified the keys to a healthy life: all things in moderation...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageTrump bans transgender people from military service
    The US president says the military "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption"...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageTrump called transgender troops a costly disruption; an expert says he's wrong
    By Alex HortonUS President Donald Trump said on Twitter today that he "will not accept or allow" transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, reversing a 2015 policy by the Obama Administration to allow openly...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageTrump just proved he's not an LGBT ally
    OPINION: Things could have been worse for the gay rights community under a Republican president...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageUS army to stop recruiting trans people
    The US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the military will no longer accept transgender recruits...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageUS military 'won't allow' transgender personnel - Donald Trump
    Donald Trump has tweeted that the US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in the armed forces in any capacity...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageUS military spends 10 times more on erectile medicines than transgender troops
    US President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military via a Twitter rant, citing "medical costs" as the primary driver of the decision...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageUS transgender ban shocks community and Pentagon
    There has been outrage across the United States following President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people from the military...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail image‘Double-Bunking’ in Prison Increases Chances of Sexual Assault
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageCouple on Vacation in Italy Turned Away From Guest House for...
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageThe Greatest Cock I’ve Ever Seen
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageTrump to Reinstate Transgender Military Ban
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageNZIFF Review: Paris 05:59
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageFB page claims to be rainbow chapter of Mongrel Mob
    A Facebook page emerged on Monday, claiming to be the rainbow chapter of New Zealand gang, The Mongrel Mob...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSky simulcasting I Am Cait premiere
    Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality TV series will screen on the E! Channel from today, with Sky TV screening its premiere as it hits US screens...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageJohn Barrowman Applauded for C’Weath Games Opening Ceremony Kiss
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageOne Night In Rio Masquerade – Legend Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSassy Saturday – Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageThe new kids on the block: EquAsian
    ‘No Asians’...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageTutu: I'd prefer hell over homophobic heaven
    South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWall says churches have nothing to fear
    Louisa Wall has made it clear churches have nothing to fear if same-sex couples are allowed to marry, saying they will not be forced to make any changes to the way they administer the sacrament of marriage...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWhy we love True Blood
    The eye candy Let's start with gratuitous shirtless shots...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageGay snow wknd planned for Mt Ruapehu
    It will be gay ski bunny heaven on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in September...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAuthor Chris Brickell wins the Best First Book Award for Non-fiction at the Montana Book Awards (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Brickell wins for Mates and Lovers, a History of Gay New Zealand.
    Links: Tararua District Library
  • Thumnail imageUlterior Motives?
    Do abolitionists have ulterior motives? I say in my case, yes...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageNew Board invigorates Rainbow Youth
    New Zealand's highest profile LGBT youth network Rainbow Youth gained what the organisation says is a strong new Executive Board and was "inspired" by guest speakers at their Annual General Meeting last weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUnsafe sex a concern for Wellington Pride
    Proud '07, Wellington's Queer Pride Week, has commissioned its own safe sex print campaign after an HIV-information absence caused worry for some of the event's organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageRemoval imminent for Faggs billboard
    After mysteriously reappearing in Auckland after a two-year absence, a controversial billboard, that has offended many in the LGBT community, will be removed, following some "confusion...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUpdate: Marriage Bill Delayed
    United Future MP Larry Baldock's private members bill, aimed at amending the Marriage Act to specify that it can only be a union between a man and a woman; has been pushed back from debate in Parliament until after the election...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageMcNee accused claims homosexual panic
    Phillip Edwards, the man accused of murdering interior designer David McNee, says his frenzied attack – described as so vicious that McNee's blood splattered the bedroom ceiling – was sparked by McNee's homosexual advances...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageCYFS taking legal advice over Ellis transcripts
    Child, Youth and Family (CYF) is taking legal advice over publisher Barry Colman's plans to publish testimonies given by children accusing Peter Ellis of abuse in the Christchurch Civic Creche case...
    Links: GayNZ.com



  • Thumnail imageThe Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall is published (United Kingdom)
    The lesbian-themed novel is later judged obscene by a British court and banned.
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past


  • Thumnail imageWriter and poet Charles Brasch is born (Dunedin, New Zealand)
    Links: Te Ara