On This Day - 16th September

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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 imageWill Hansen (Wellington)
    Will Hansen talks about what drives his passion for LGBTI rainbow history
    Features: Will Hansen


  • Thumnail imageThe pleasure, pain and 40-year wait behind this Kiwi musical spectacular
    It was the spring of 1980 when Rob Tapert first had his mind blown in one of New York's gay clubs...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail imageCity in US Flips Out After First Ever Drag Show
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageIndigenous Mexican Third Gender Community Key in Earthquake Cleanup
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail imageCommunity Institution Wigarama Raises Over $1,600
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imagePlebiscite Presented to Australian Parliament
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imagePolitical Scandal: A Tale of Two Politicians
    Often, political scandals are viewed with annoyance and resentment by political parties and serious political commentators...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageHamilton Highlights New Zealand’s Provincial Pride
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageMalcolm Turnbull Follows Tony Abott’s Lead, Will Not Allow Free Vote...
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWoman convicted after impersonating man
    A British woman has been convicted of sexual assault after a court found she pretended to be a man to have sex with a female friend over a two year period...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageFacebook to Meet with Drag Queens to Discuss Real Name Policy
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageRNZB Appoints New Artistic Director
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWatch: Urzila Carlson's TED Talk
    Urzila talks about her life, how she came to be a comedian plus her philosophy on giving things a go and having no regrets...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imagePeter Taylor, a well known Auckland personality dies. (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Taylor died shortly after stopping treatments for long-term HIV and leishmaniasis infections.
    Links: GayNZ.com (1), GayNZ.com (2)
  • Thumnail imageTributes paid to "inspirational" Peter Taylor
    Peter Taylor 8...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBen (b) - Q12
    Ben talks about being young and gay in 2012
  • Thumnail imageRyan - Q12
    Ryan talks about being young and bisexual in 2012


  • Thumnail imageAus passport changes "a huge step forward"
    Advocates say allowing transgender Australians get passports in their preferred gender without the need for a sex change will save them from needless embarrassment and delays...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageJonathan OBrien (Wellington)
    Jonathan OBrien talks about growing up and doing drag
    Features: Jonathan O'Brien
  • Thumnail imageRainbow Youth (Auckland)
    Thomas Hamilton and Sam Shore talk about the history and aims of Rainbow Youth in Auckland.
    Features: Sam Shore, Tommy Hamilton
  • Thumnail imageRussian activist arrested, disappears
    Nikolai Alekseev One of Russia's highest-profile gay rights activists has disappeared after being arrested just before boarding a flight from Moscow to Geneva...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageIraq anti-gay atrocities spread via internet
    Religious fanatics in Iraq have begun using the internet to lure gays to their deaths in an escalating wave of homophobic atrocities which began after the US-led invasion of that country...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageVillage People get star on Hollywood Bvd.
    Camp '70's disco band The Village People have been honoured with their own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWho will govern NZ's gay capital?
    Research suggests almost half NZ's gay men live in central Auckland - and we know there's a huge number of lovely lesbians based in the area too...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageOur gay guide to NZ's Fashion Week
    Robert Haddock Robert Haddock, fashion reporter for the Radio Network, gives us his insider view on our Fashion Week and shares his style tips for Spring...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageQueenstown school attacked by church
    The AIDS Foundation is defending a Queenstown school that has come under fire from a Southland church for its policy of promoting tolerance towards glbt students...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageNaughty NZAF poster wins award
    A controversial New Zealand AIDS Foundation poster and billboard campaign in the South Island has received honours in the recent New Zealand Best Design awards...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageBent can opener for Goff
    Justice Minister Phil Goff has the dubious honour of being the inaugural winner of the Bent Can Opener Award from the New Zealand Skeptics, owing to his refusal to revisit the Peter Ellis case...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThe Free Spirit of the DJ booth
    We discover in a brief chat that Stephen Allkins, about to hit Wellington and Auckland with The [love] Tattoo Tour parties, is a bit of a mystery, a free spirit who enjoys winging it and doing his own thing...
    Links: GayNZ.com



  • Thumnail imageArthur Ball is found not guilty of murdering Miles MacFarlane (on the grounds of insanity) (Wellington, New Zealand)