On This Day - 5th August

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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 imageNew research analyses what it's like to 'come out' later in life
    Alan Thomson's sons were teenagers when he told them he was gay...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageNicholas Sheppard's novel about rugby and sexual identity
    Wearing an All Black jersey is still the dream of many a Kiwi boy but in Nicholas Sheppard's new novel Broken Play, a talented young player's sexuality might derail his career...
    Links: RNZ
  • Thumnail imageApology from Alaska Airlines After Separating Gay Couple in Favour of...
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageAuckland Pride Board Chair Resigns
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageJournalist who worked on Chechnya story faces deportation
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageConversion Therapy Banned in Seattle: Yes, it Still Exists!
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMufti Gets Progressive, Pope Goes Back in Time
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUganda Pride raided by Police
    Police have raided Uganda Pride and arrested LGBTI activists, including prominent activist Frank Mugisha...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAdam Lambert to Return to New Zealand in January
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageHome and Living: The Legal Considerations of Buying Property
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageJamaica Holds First Ever Gay Pride Festival
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUK Labour Leadership Frontrunner Threatens Economic Consequences For Anti Gay Countries
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSuicide reporting rules set to be relaxed
    MPs are backing more open rules for New Zealand media reporting on suicides...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAn Unmissable Week of Sun, Snow and Slopes
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageHome, Living and Interior Design
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageJordan Mooney, Eli Matthewson, Oscar Wilson
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageSame-sex civil unions in stark decline
    File Photo There were 202 same-sex marriages in the June quarter, 39 of which were transfers from civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSad and excited Mayman heading to Sydney
    Margaret Mayman St Andrews on the Terrace’s much–loved trailblazing senior minister Reverend Margaret Mayman is moving to Sydney to be minister of the Pitt St Uniting Church...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageReview: I Love You Bro
    Being a teenager is hard at the best of times, but somehow Silo Theatre/Second Cousin Production's I Love You, Bro makes surviving life as a teenager seem like a near impossible feat...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageProposition 8 Overturned: California
    Given Argentina's recent approval of same-sex marriage proper, California now seems to be back in the Western Hemisphere progressive mainstream, after a US federal judge overturned Proposition 8, a statewide same-sex marriage ban, today...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageDisgraced Field was against Civil Unions
    Disgraced ex-MP Taito Philip Field, found guilty yesterday of accepting bribes and acting corruptly whilst in Parliament, was amongst those MPs who voted against the introduction of Civil Unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWGN: Drag queens kicked out of new club
    Three drag queens out enjoying Wellington's nightlife at the weekend say they were aggressively manhandled and thrown out of a nightclub for no reason – but the club's General Manager insists his bouncer was attacked and is considering pressing charges...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageRupert Everett: 'Lewd' comment on BBC
    Out Hollywood actor Rupert Everett has found himself in hot water after making 'inappropriate' comments of a sexual nature on a live BBC broadcast...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageOut Games: yet more medals for Kiwis
    Kiwi athletes at the World Out Games in Montreal have added four medals to their tally, in squash and race walking, bringing New Zealand's medal count to 31...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageHalf-full house for Rainbow Youth
    Despite lower-than-expected numbers, GLBT youth charity Rainbow Youth say its benefit concert held last week in Auckland was still a success in both raising funds and awareness...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSexual arrangements of McNee murder accused
    David McNee's alleged murderer says he prayed for forgiveness after bashing the interior designer to death in McNee's bedroom...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageLindah E first in fashion
    Singer/songwriter and fashion designer Lindah E is a winner in the Innovation category in the semi-finals of this year's Modus Operandi Fashion Awards, securing her a place in New Zealand Fashion Week later this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBea Arthur dies (Wellington region, New Zealand)
    Links: Billion Graves
  • Thumnail imageNutrition and Diet Tips for People With HIV
    The nutrition that goes into your mouth, from both food and nutrient supplements, can have a powerful impact for those wishing to live long and well with HIV...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSTI's: Gonorrhoea (the clap)
    Gonorrhoea is caused by an infection which can affect the urethra, cervix, anus or mouth...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageHamilton District Court rules a lesbian is liable for maintenance of a child born to her ex-partner during their relationship (Hamilton, New Zealand)
    There are no corresponding custody rights


  • Thumnail imageFormer Prime Minister Robert Muldoon dies (Auckland, New Zealand)
    In 1976 Muldoon revealed in Parliament that prominent Labour MP Colin Moyle had been questioned by the police in regard to possible homosexual soliciting. Moyle subsequently resigned from Parliament in 1977.
    Links: Te Ara


  • Thumnail imageThe Evening Post reports that the National government will not reform the law relating to homosexuality (New Zealand)
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision


  • Thumnail imageEric Mareo's death sentence is commuted to life in prison (New Zealand)
    Mareo was earlier found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife Thelma Mareo.
    Links: Papers Past