Search Browse On This Day Timeline Research Remembered About Contact

On This Day: 2nd April

Previous Day   Next Day

Thu 2 Apr 2020

  • Colton underwood talks sexuality, bachelor stardom and his many exes in juicy book
    Colton Underwood tells all in new autobiography The First Time which details his rise to stardom and how he ended up with Cassie Randolph...
    Links: Stuff
  • Concerns Raised About A Possible Global Condom Shortage
    Links: Express
  • Queer Kiwis Surviving Self-Isolation: Martin King
    Links: Express
  • U.S. Naval Officer Suing Pentagon Over Trump’s Trans Military Ban
    Links: Express

Tue 2 Apr 2019

  • BANG! - Special Edition
    Usually Bryan would hit play on Melody Thomas' sex, sexuality serires BANG! but tonight you can expect something a little different...
    Links: RNZ
  • Brunei's 'death by stoning' penalty for gay sex - CHRI
    New Delhi, April 1 : Brunei Darussalam’s plan to introduce the death penalty by stoning for same sex relations and adultery has triggered a call from a leading Commonwealth human rights organisation for the revocation of the country’s membership...
    Links: Scoop

Mon 2 Apr 2018

  • Homosexual convictions can be wiped under law Parliament set to pass
    Parliament will unanimously pass a law tomorrow night allowing the convictions of men for homosexual offences to be expunged from the public record...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Ask Agony Uncle Eli
    Links: Express
  • Preview: Peter Wells Dear Oliver
    Links: Express
  • Preview: The Naked Magicians Return!
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Apr 2017

  • Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies
    Links: Express
  • An East Asian First?
    After a recent positive Taiwanese Constitutional Court decision, it now seems as if Taiwan will shortly become the first East Asian nation to pass civil marriage equality legislation...

Sat 2 Apr 2016

  • Bears shave in the name of charity
    Today members of the bear community said goodbye to some of their fur in the name of charity...

Thu 2 Apr 2015

  • Playing with Dolls
    Links: Express
  • UK: Heisenberg's Election?
    In the United Kingdom, the next general election will be held in a month's time...

Wed 2 Apr 2014

  • YouTube's censorship disappoints NZAF
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says it’s “disappointed, but not surprised”, that Love Your Condom’s “gay first kiss” video has been made R18 and given a content warning by YouTube...

Tue 2 Apr 2013

  • Vaccines make people gay, ‘scientist’ claims
    A 70-year-old Italian 'scientist' has made the bizarre claim that he believes vaccinations make people gay...

Mon 2 Apr 2012

  • [name withheld 6] - Q12
  • Aaron - Q12
  • Sue and Berry - Older Lesbians
  • Tamati Coffey to host NZ's Got Talent
    Tamati Coffey TV One’s gay roving weather reporter Tamati Coffey has been announced as the host of the upcoming series New Zealand’s Got Talent...

Sat 2 Apr 2011

  • PM's 'concern' about bullying questioned
    Rainbow Wellington is expressing scepticism about Prime Minister John Key's expressions of concern about bullying in schools, saying he appears to be "all spin and no delivery"...

Fri 2 Apr 2010

  • What's happening this Easter weekend?
    Although there are limited trading hours at most venues, there are a handful of events going ahead in the main centres this long weekend...

Thu 2 Apr 2009

  • Sweden approves same-sex marriages
    Gender-neutral marriage legislation has been adopted in Sweden, passed by a broad majority in parliament after a six-hour debate...

Wed 2 Apr 2008

  • The Green Party's rainbow thinking
    Rainbow Labour MP Tim Barnett wrote a piece for GayNZ...

Mon 2 Apr 2007

  • WINZ same-sex relationship rules change
    As of yesterday, there are new rules in place that affect same-sex couples applying for or on Work    Ref: GayNZ...

Sun 2 Apr 2006

  • Martin and Mark
    Martin Kaulback and Mark Newdick (both 32) have been together nearly seven years and now live in Wellington, having originally met in London...

Sat 2 Apr 2005

  • Peron denies 'Unbound' connections

Fri 2 Apr 2004

  • Want to make gay TV programmes?
    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS GAY TELEVISION TV2 is seeking proposals from independent producers for a weekly half-hour magazine series for and about the gay community in New Zealand...

Thu 2 Apr 1987

  • Television news report: chemists to start selling syringes in an attempt to stop the spread of AIDS (New Zealand)
    Includes an interview with the Dr Michael Basset, Minister of Health. Eyewitness news, ref: F92479.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Wed 2 Apr 1986

  • Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (2 April 1986) (Parliament buildings, Wellington)
    Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April 1986.
    Features: George Gair, John Banks, Merv Wellington, Norman Jones
  • The Committee of the Whole House (Parliament) continues to consider the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (New Zealand)

Tue 2 Apr 1985

  • Television news report: Auckland Blood Transfusion Centre evaluating new testing kits (Auckland, New Zealand)
    ref: TZP134241.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • Television news report: the Auckland Blood Transfusion Service begins sampling AIDS testing kits (New Zealand)
    Eyewitness news, ref F62423.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, University of Auckland
  • The media reports the Auckland Blood Transfusion Service is sampling AIDS testing kits (Auckland, New Zealand)

Sun 2 Apr 1854

  • Photographer Robert Gant is born (United Kingdom)
    Gant is born in Woolwich (now Greater London). At the age of 21 he immigrates to Wellington, New Zealand.

This list of events is generated from a number of different sources: media items on, archived pages from, 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