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On This Day: 20th January

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Fri 20 Jan 2023

  • Hine's Rainbow (Part 1 of 2) – by Judith Holloway
    Told by Helen Pearse Otene and Jasmine Wiki...
    Links: RNZ

Thu 20 Jan 2022

  • Auckland's Rainbow Parade is cancelled due to the COVID-19 Omicron risk (Auckland, New Zealand)
    The parade was due to take place on 19 February 2022.
    Links: RNZ
  • Victoria University of Wellington apologies for harm caused to former students (Wellington, New Zealand)
    The statement follows an investigation into "allegations of sexually harmful behaviours" by former staff member Jack Body.
    Links: VUW
  • Auckland’s Rainbow Parade Cancelled Due To Omicron Concerns
    Links: Express

Wed 20 Jan 2021

  • Gigi Gorgeous' spouse Nats Getty comes out as transgender and non-binary
    Socialite and LGBTQ+ rights activist Nats Getty came out as transgender and non-binary in a Jan...
    Links: Stuff
  • Open Relationships: Adding Spark Or Playing With Fire?
    Links: Express

Mon 20 Jan 2020

  • Art with a Heart
    Links: Express
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • express Goes Balmy in Bali
    Links: Express
  • Keegan’s Drag Diary January Edition
    Links: Express
  • Looking Back – Aotearoa’s Queer History
    Links: Express
  • POP Matters – Geena’s Picks of 2019
    Links: Express
  • To Boldly Go, Where No Sam Has Gone Before
    Links: Express

Sun 20 Jan 2019

  • Updating Our Identity
    Links: Express

Sat 20 Jan 2018

  • So'oalo To'oto'oali'i Roger Stanley dies (Samoa)
    Stanley was the founder and President of the Samoa Fa'afafine Association.
    Links: Express, Samoa Observer

Fri 20 Jan 2017

  • Dancers Protest Mike Pence Outside His House
    Links: Express
  • Troye Sivan’s New Music Video Features LGBT+ Activists
    Links: Express
  • UK to Get Its Own LGBT+ TV Channel
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Festival event lineup announced
    With less than a month to go, the Auckland Pride Festival team have released the full line-up of events on their website, with 68 events across a two-week period...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride Toronto ban Police, BLM demands to be met
    LGBTI police will be banned from marching in this year’s Pride Toronto Parade as the Board vote to support demands made by Black Lives Matter during last year’s event...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Jan 2016

  • Genderqueer Performer Set to Take Laneway by Storm
    Links: Express
  • Lambert and Cox to star in Rocky horror remake
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is being re-made with Adam Lambert and Laverne Cox as key cast members...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No confirmation No Pride in Prisons will march
    No Pride in Prisons are yet to make a decision as to whether or not they will march in this year’s Auckland Pride Parade...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Part One: Change-making at Grammar
    Joel Bateman is one of the passionate young men behind the GrammarPride blog, which offers a platform for past and present pupils of Auckland Grammar School to share their experiences of coming to terms with their sexuality and dealing with homophobia at the school...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Jan 2015

  • A Natural Beauty
    Links: Express
  • Summer’s Hottest Ticket!
    Links: Express
  • Auckland Pride Parade needs you!
    Volunteers are being sought for a range of roles in next month’s Auckland Pride Parade, from people who can help with float construction to marshals - who get some of the best views on Ponsonby Rd...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glbti charity Foundation needs Trustees
    The Silver Rainbow initiative is among the projects The Rule Foundation has funded...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murder-accused teens granted e-bail
    Beauen Wallace-Loretz and Leonard Nattrass-Berquist The teenagers accused of murdering Auckland man Ihaia Gillman-Harris have been granted electronic bail...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sri Lanka: Hope for change with new Govt
    There’s hope Sri Lanka’s new reformist government could make a repeal of the nation’s repressive anti-gay laws possible...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Jan 2014

  • Out in the Square in pictures
    Photographer Steph Miller snapped some gorgeous pictures at Out in the Square, a day of fun and a celebration of marriage equality in Wellington’s Civic Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Jan 2013

  • "No evidence" of Bakshi's "open mind" on Ctte
    Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP Marriage equality select committee member Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi appears to have a closed mind on the subject of same-sex marriage according to fellow MP and select committee member Kevin Hague...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ak mariage equality hearings start tomorrow
    The select committee into the marriage equality bill will begin its out-of-Wellington hearings with two days of sessions in Auckland starting tomorrow...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pride optimistic despite low youth involvement
    Jonathan Smith Fewer than hoped-for registrations for Auckland Pride Parade entries by and for young people are not overly concerning either the Parade or Pride Festival organisers...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Same-sex marriage claimed to increase crime
    Garth McVicar A campaigner for "sensible sentencing"  has told the Marriage Equality select committee that allowing same sex couples to legally marry will lead to a rise in crime in this country...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wide range of glbti groups signed up for Parade
    The Hero Marching Boys A wide range of aspects and cultures of the glbti communities will be represented in the Pride Parade, ac cording to organiser Jonathan Smith...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Your submissions: Equality means equality
    Paul Kearns writes, in  his submission to the Select Committee considering the marriage equality bill,: I support marriage equality for all New Zealanders and I support the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 20 Jan 2012

  • Australian newspaper claims Grindr's been hacked
    There's a report from an Australian newspaper that popular gay hook-up app Grindr has been hacked by a Sydneysider, who has been able to log in as any user...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Bisexual youth sought for alcohol study
    File photo Researchers are looking for "both-sex attracted" people aged between 18 and 25, who live in Auckland or Wellington, to take part in an alcohol study...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out in the Square forecast: mostly fabulous
    While there may be a bit of Wellington's notorious wind later in the day, the forecast is looking mostly fabulous for Out in the Square...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Jan 2011

  • "War" declared on Sydney's Mardi Gras
    Peter Madden Australia's Christian Democrat Party has declared war on Mardi Gras...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • $1050 so far in $4k Roshan Games appeal
    Roshan Mohato A quarter of the funding needed to fund a Nelapese gay activist's attendance at the Asia Pacific OutGames in Wellington this March has so far been donated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Arson destroys lesbian couple's business
    The burnt-out shed and the tagging on the women's home Police are investigating an "atrocious" and apparently homophobic arson attack which has destroyed the floral business of a lesbian couple in the Northland town of Mangawhai Heads...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Burning with hatred
    Mangawhai Heads is gorgeous Northland town where city folk flock for surf, sand and sun over the summer months...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grace Jones to perform in Auckland
    Grace Jones Gay icon Grace Jones has been landed as a headliner by the organisers of the new GrassRoots Festival, which will close out the festival season at Auckland's Puhinui Reserve on April 23-24...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Keep Left
    Given that last week's P  ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBT Youth and Self-Harm
    Are LGBT youth at risk of self-harm? Firstly, what is self-harm? According to the American Psychological Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV, self-harm is the deliberate infliction of self-injury on bodily tissue without suicidal intent...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Millionaire faces extradition over bride's death
    Shrien and Anni Dewani Shrien Dewani, the wealthy UK businessman accused of arranging his new wife's murder during their South African honeymoon, is apparently is too ill to attend an extradition hearing in London overnight, New Zealand time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wanna represent NZ at Mr Gay World?!
    Mr Gay World 2010 Charl Van Den Berg We need your help! GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 20 Jan 2010

  • Ambitious gay 21-year-old wants Welly Council seat
    He's a singer, dancer and sometime event promoter, and now 21-year-old Jevan Goulter has announced his candidacy for Wellington City Council...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Christchurch Pride Week confirmed for May
    Christchurch's annual winter week of diverse LGBT events will return on 10-16 May this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Glee's Kurt will get his first boyfriend
    Hit TV musical show Glee is planning to heat things up for gay teen character Kurt - he'll get his first boyfriend when the series returns for its second season in the States...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Rufus Wainwright's mother dies
    Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle, the mother of gay singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, has died of liver cancer at the age of 63...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Weather worries for Saturday's Out in the Square
    The MetService predicts showers across this weekend, raising the possibility of the Out in the Square LGBT family fun day in Wellington's Civic Square being rained out for the third year running...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • World AIDS Day collectors raised $38,000
    The NZ AIDS Foundation has at last counted all the money raised by collectors and events for World AIDS Day 2009, revealing an impressive total: "slightly more than $38,000...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 20 Jan 2009

  • All-gay cruise will sail around NZ in 2010
    A 5-star all-gay cruise ship will make its first journey to New Zealand in February next year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Spiderman creator plans gay superhero
    The man who gave the world Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk and many other comic book and movie heroes has a new project - bringing a gay superhero to the TV screen...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Topp Twins film gets April release NZ-wide
    A film about much-loved Kiwi singing and yodeling lesbian twin-set Jools and Lynda Topp will be released in cinemas nationwide on Thursday 9 April...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Wellington's gay gardening group grows
    David Mulholland planted the seed back in November, and now reports that Wellington's new gay gardening group is flourishing this summer...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 20 Jan 2008

  • Berlin: Europe's 1st gay nursing home opens
    After many years of planning and fundraising, Europe's first gay nursing home has opened in Berlin, with out-and-proud gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit publicly supporting the groundbreaking project...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Missing Wellington man's body found
    Wellington Police have today confirmed they have found a body of a man missing since Tuesday - and although they will not reveal the man's identity, initial news reports conclude the discovered body is gay Wellington man Brent Colin Young...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Transgender Inquiry: New Zealand reacts
    The Human Rights Commission's groundbreaking and world-first Transgender Inquiry report, which makes several recommendations to Government which would improve the safety and wellbeing of trans New Zealanders, has received much attention since its release on Friday - but not all of it positive...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 20 Jan 2007

  • Archbishop Tutu condemns gay clergy row
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Friday urged the African Anglican church to concentrate on the continent's grim problems rather than on the row over gay clergy, and said persecuting gay people is akin to racism...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • AUS: Liberals
    In a case that is set to test the boundaries of free speech in Australia, the Liberal Party will be investigated for allegedly inciting hatred against same-sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Countdown to Chch Pride Week begins
    Christchurch's popular Pride Week will be on again this May, with organiser Brent Mitchell saying, "the Big countdown has begun, four months to go!" Mitchell is keen to hear from groups who would like to participate with activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Grey
    A Grey's Anatomy star has apologised for using the word ‘faggot' to describe his now openly gay co-star...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 20 Jan 2005

  • AKL Mayor's "gay" homeless kid not so gay
    Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard has told GayNZ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • I Only Want to Be With Her: Dusty Springfield (1939-1999)
    Dusty Springfield Singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999) loved other women...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 20 Jan 2003

Thu 20 Jan 2000

  • [name withheld 1] - Snapshot 2000 (Amsterdam)
    [name withheld] talks about coming out and first sexual experience.
    Links: PrideNZ.com

Wed 20 Jan 1915

  • The Evening Post reports Lindsay Campbell pleads guilty to unlawfully wearing female clothing in a public place (Adelaide, Australia)
    Links: Papers Past

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