On This Day - 28th 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 imageControversial Real Housewives star Julia Sloane is making a documentary about sexuality
    Former professional Auckland television housewife Julia Sloane is presenting a documentary about sexuality...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageCourt: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples
    COLUMBIA, S...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageFive-year-old's reaction to older brother coming out as gay is perfect
    A five-year-old boy has reacted in the best way ever to his older brother coming out as gay...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageSwokowski: I served 34 years in the US Army and I'm transgender; Trump is wrong
    OPINION: US President Donald Trump says allowing transgender people to serve in the military would bring "disruption" that could stand in the way of the "decisive and overwhelming victory" our armed forces must strive for...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageThe dark truth about Diana's boyfriend Dodi Fayed
    Princess Diana's lover Dodi Fayed was a cocaine fiend who trawled illegal gay clubs at dawn looking for hedonistic highs, an astonishing new book claims...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageTrump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces
    WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageRugby Star Says Most of the Hate Towards His Relationship Comes...
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageAuckland Pride Supports Gay Ski Week QT
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageKristen Stewart on Dating Women: “I’m much happier now”
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMaking an Impact: Prince Harry’s Live HIV Testing Video
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageNew President for Rainbow Auckland
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageRomania and Marriage Equality
    Romania has had the usual inertial drag problems that many other Eastern Europe societies have with LGBTI rights and now things may be getting worse there once more...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBoy Scouts of America Ends Blanket Ban on Gay Leaders
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWatch: Barack Obama Clashes With Kenyan President on Gay Rights
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imagePrisoner vote decision important for us too
    Rainbow Wellington says a landmark court decision on prisoner voting rights is important to our communities, because it shows how protections for minority groups can be cast casually aside...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAll Male Acapella Group Sings Shakiras’ Hips Don’t lie
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageAquarius Party – Saloon Bar
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageKnowledge Sharing for Team NZAF at AIDS2014 Melbourne
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imagePride Festival to widen arms to Pacific
    Brown-Acton helped organise the stunning Best Float winner in the 2014 Auckland Pride Parade, by Pasefika LGBTQI Youth...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUnder-reporting of male sexual abuse queried
    File Photo A Waikato University Master’s student has found there are no easy answers to the under-reporting of sexual assaults by gay and bisexual men, as the barriers are complex...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageManly Affections preview
    Small-town Wairarapa in the late 1800s might be the last place you'd expect to find a hotbed of manly affection, but through the lens of gay photographer Robert Gant, Mates   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThe Cossacks are coming
    Those of you who have not seen viral sensation Kazaky yet, I suggest you check them out now...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageGay Idol reject sues for 'discrimination'
    Ian Bernando An American Idol cast-off is seeking US$300 million from the show's producers, claiming he was discriminated against for being gay...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePolice name man found dead near Lateshift
    The man found dead in an Auckland street near Lateshift cruise club early on Friday morning has been named as Gregory Brice, aged 43, from Freeman's Bay...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageNew USA gay spy film shot in Auckland
    A gay American cable TV network has been filming a spy thriller in and around Auckland, it has been revealed...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBreakfast on Pluto
    Cillian Murphy in Breakfast on Pluto Any movie that can make hit parade fodder such as Sugar Baby Love and Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (or is that 'cheap'?) sound deep and meaningful has to be quite some movie...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageRainbow Youth benefit concert this Sat
    There's been plenty of support this year for the annual Rainbow Youth benefit concert from sponsors, entertainers and other volunteers, but organisers say support from punters at the box office is sadly down on previous years at a time when it's needed more than ever...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageDouble gay honours at book awards
    Two queer authors have taken out top honours at this year's Montana Book Awards, both with gay-themed historical novels...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePolice visit gay bars in McNee inquiry
    Police visited gay bars in Auckland over the weekend in the hunt for David McNee's killer, according to an NZPA report...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThe Human Rights Bill is passed (New Zealand)
    Among other things, the Bill outlaws discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. The Government is exempt until 31 December 1999.




  • Thumnail imageThe National Party's annual conference decides to seek liberalisation on the law relating to homosexuality (New Zealand)
    The decision was applauded by the Homosexual Law Reform Society - as noted in an Evening Post article on 28 July.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision


  • Thumnail imageThe Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalises homosexual acts in England and Wales (United Kingdom)
    The age of consent is set at 21.