On This Day - 18th October

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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 imageGender confirmation surgeries cap lifted
    Gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people are set to become exponentially more accessible, now that a cap on the number of funded operations has been lifted...
    Links: Stuff
  • Thumnail image21 Years of Urge
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageKiki Kisses is a Miss Pinup NZ finalist at The Very...
    Links: Express


  • Thumnail image'Man tortured 8yo boy to death because he thought he was gay'
    A man accused of conspiring with his girlfriend to savagely torture and murder her 8-year-old son wanted the boy dead because he thought he was gay, a prosecutor has said...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Thumnail imageLet’s Talk About HIV Awareness in Aotearoa
    Bringing together some of the city’s most impressive minds, the Puāwai Festival returns to Auckland from Monday 27 November to Saturday 2 December to champion honest and authentic representation of HIV in Aotearoa...
    Links: Scoop


  • Thumnail imageReview: Priscilla Pumps at the Civic
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageThe Ladies Get Their Quiz On
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageZakk d’Larté Appointed New Designer of Express
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageChanging tactics for changing times
    In one of the biggest HIV prevention changes in almost a decade the NZAF is about to move away from its Love Your Condom campaign to a core message embracing condom alternatives it has in the past been reticent to publicly countenance...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageShelley Te Waiariki Howard - homosexual law reform (Lower Hutt)
    Shelley Te Waiariki Howard talks about being in the military during homosexual law reform, the need to repress and then express her femininity, and the power of a hug.
    Features: Shelley Te Waiariki Howard
  • Thumnail imageFamily Heats Up
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageComment: The Transgender Prisoners Debate, Part III
    I cannot blame No Pride in Prisons for expressing their anger and frustration at the mismanagement of Corrections policy when it comes to transgender prisoners...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageAsk Lisa: I Have Finally Admitted to Myself I’m Lesbian’
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageFoodie Bites: Degustation Donation
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageWorld AIDS Day Street Collection – Volunteers needed
    Links: Express
  • Thumnail imageUpdated: NZer and wife safe in Nepal
    Lisa Walton and Lizi Hamer UPDATE: Former New Zealand hockey representative Lisa Walton and her British wife Lizi Hamer have been in touch with family and friends to let them know they are safe and sound...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageWeaver: gorillas more evolved than homophobes
    Actress Sigourney Weaver has slammed Russia’s anti-gay laws, and stated that gorillas are more evolved than humans because they are not homophobic...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageMaggie Barry’s trans attack labelled “jaw dropping”
    Maggie Barry in Parliament Gardening broadcaster-turned-National MP Maggie Barry has attacked lesbian Green MP Jan Logie’s advocacy of transgender rights in a debate in Parliament, describing such issues as “fringe”...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageSeparate, but equal
    When I first saw The Help in previews last month, I found it to be one of the most emotionally stirring movies I’ve ever seen...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageThe two sides of 'Mama' Tere
    'Mama' Tere Strickland News that the New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board had decided to award Mama Tere Strickland life membership sparked uproar when it was revealed on GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageReview: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and then (b) after watching this film, decide gays aren't that bad after all? Even in America, I suspect not...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageMr. Gay UK cannibal killer found guilty
    Former Mr Gay UK Anthony Morley has been found guilty of murder, after stabbing a man to death, cutting off a bit of his thigh, and eating it...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageUK man who came out at 91 publishes novel
    A former Oxford academic has become one of the oldest first time authors ever with a dashing gay romance called The Heart Entrapped...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageNeville Creighton – a call minder retires
    Neville Creighton After over a decade fronting the organisation, Gayline/Lesbianline's Neville Creighton has announced his retirement, and says he's now looking forward to a good rest! “It was hard to think of stopping,” Neville tells GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageNZ's gay men don't read?
    Can the lack of new, locally-produced gay-themed books be blamed on the fact that gay men don't read? This is what writer David Herkt says he has been told by publishers in New Zealand, and it's a myth he wants to dispel...
    Links: GayNZ.com



  • Thumnail imageBanks for Mayor: How did this tragedy happen?
    Lindsey Rea, a City Vision candidate for the Eden/Albert ward in last weekend's local body elections, looks at how Auckland gays and lesbians ended up with the man who may be their Mayor From Hell...
    Links: GayNZ.com


  • Thumnail imageTelevision news report: report on sex education, part II (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP110509.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Thumnail imageTelevision: Minister of Education on sex education (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP127869. Minister of Education Merv Wellington replies to letter from Auckland Anglican church who advocated for sex education in schools
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision