Search Browse Media On This Day Map Quotations Timeline Research Free Datasets Remembered About Contact
☶ Go up a page

On This Day: 23rd May

Previous Day   Next Day

Sun 23 May 2021

  • 21 detained in Ghana while attending LGBTI rights meeting
    Police in Ghana have arrested and detained 21 people who were attending a meeting to dicuss LGBTI rights...
    Links: RNZ

Sat 23 May 2020

  • Watch: Lady Gaga Debuts ‘Rain on Me’ Music Video with Ariana...
    Links: Express

Thu 23 May 2019

  • Professor calls for All Blacks to start anti-homophobic campaign
    An Australian professor is calling for the All Blacks to start an anti-homophobic campaign in a bid to stamp out gay slurs...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Use All Blacks to stamp out rugby's gay slur culture, expert urges
    If NZ Rugby wants to end gay slurs in rugby it has the perfect tool - the All Blacks...
    Links: Stuff
  • Canada to Ban Advertising of Conversion Therapy to Youth
    Links: Express
  • Exclusive: Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki to Forge a New Relationship with...
    Links: Express

Wed 23 May 2018

  • Judge sides with transgender teen, declines to dismiss suit
    NORFOLK, Va...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark
    Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that "God made you like this" have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gay people feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church...
    Links: Stuff
  • The Latest: Gay man loses bid to challenge Ky. county clerk
    ATLANTA — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local):7:25 p...
    Links: NZ Herald

Tue 23 May 2017

  • Butch: a photographic exploration by Rachel Hoskin exhibits at Te Manawa Musuem (Palmerston North, New Zealand)
    The exhibition runs from 23 May - 18 June 2017.
  • Julie Andrews: LGBT+ Ally
    Links: Express

Mon 23 May 2016

  • Gay May at Family
    Links: Express
  • Nationwide Lack in Support Systems for Rainbow Domestic and Sexual Violence...
    Links: Express
  • LGBTI orgs blocked from UN AIDS conference
    51 Muslim states have blocked 11 LGBTI organisations from attending a high-level AIDS conference at the UN...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • LGBTI sexual violence support “not good enough"
    The Government has announced an increase in funding for sexual violence agencies, pledging $46 million from this year's Budget over the next four years, however an initiative dedicated to building LGBTI communities in Aotearoa New Zealand free of partner and sexual violence, questions whether this will have an effect on LGBTI survivors...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ministry slammed for leaving out bisexual community
    The Ministry of Education has apologised for leaving out the bisexual community in a release that is meant to highlight the Ministry’s inclusion and support of LGBTI students...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • My Life Before Law Reform: Peter Wells
    Anger is what I remember most about the pre-HLR days...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Transphobia, Toilets and ...Nuclear War?!
    Why have sections of the US Christian Right apparently lost all rationality when it comes to transgender child health and safety at school? I've been monitoring the issue of transgender rights in this context over the last few months and some of the outbursts have been either amusing or alarming...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 23 May 2015

  • Polls close in Ireland's marriage vote
    The polls have closed in Ireland’s historic referendum on marriage equality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Robertson clarifies trans healthcare stance
    Grant Robertson says he remains committed to the best trans healthcare Labour MP Grant Robertson says his comments about gender reassignment surgery were misreported, and though he admits he could have chosen his words better, he says he is “absolutely committed” to the best possible trans healthcare services...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Yes vote looking likely to win in Ireland
    The early indication is that voters have backed same-sex marriage in a history-making Irish referendum...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 May 2014

  • Franco’s Homoerotic Photo Fetish
    Links: Express
  • Out Takes Opening Night – Rialto Cinemas
    Links: Express
  • POP Quiz – POP on Ponsonby
    Links: Express
  • Who Doesn’t Like a Little Foreplay
    Links: Express
  • Diversity groups cited in new resource
    File photo Queer Straight Alliances and diversity groups are cited among programmes which can help schools overcome bullying, in a new Government produced resource...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes Review: GBF
    (Dir: Darren Stein, USA, 2013) Out Takes opening night film GBF is the buzzed-about teen comedy of the minute, set somewhere far, far away from the high school halls most of us lived through, where being gay is so cool that all the popular girls want a GBF – a ‘gay best friend’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Pink pink pink!
    It's Pink Shirt Day, and people up and down the country are getting in the spirit - from the Greens, to The Drag Kings, to the police Bluelight team and the Mad Butcher! The Greens are more like The Pinks today The Drag Kings The Mad Butcher The Mr Vintage team Sacha McNeil and Jacinda Ardern on Firstline this morning The police Bluelight team Newstalk ZB's Lorna Subritzky The Genesis Youth Trust Polly and Grant Akira from the NZAF The Pink Shirt Day concept comes from Canada - after a young boy at a school in Nova Scotia got bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school and some older students decided to show their support of him and opposition to bullying...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 23 May 2013

  • Daft Punk's Random Access Memories
    Have you heard the new Daft Punk album Random Access Memories yet? We are digging it! The French group's fourth studio album pays tribute to the late 70s and early 80s, with plenty of vintage electronica going on! Already getting plenty of love from critics, the album features collaborations with Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams and Pharrell Williams...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • London: Gay couple bashed in hate-filled attack
    Christopher Bryant The editor of a gay and lesbian website and his boyfriend have been bashed in a homophobic attack in London...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Tickets still available for Out Takes openers
    Frauensee Limited tickets are still available for tonight’s opening Out Takes films in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • To be with you: Gus writes
    Gus, a Kiwi, and Josh, an American, fell head over heels in love in New York, and were quickly in no doubt they wanted to spend their lives together...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • To be with you: Josh writes
    Gus, a Kiwi, and Josh, an American, fell head over heels in love in New York, and were quickly in no doubt they wanted to spend their lives together...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • US: Gay couples left out of immigration reform
    File Photo American GLBT rights groups have joined forces to condemn gay couples being left out of a bill that would offer US citizenship to immigrants living in the country before 2012...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 May 2012

  • MPs welcome marriage equality submissions
    Rainbow’s Labour Caucus Chair Louisa Wall has been joined by the Green Party’s two Rainbow Issues spokespeople Kevin Hague and Jan Logie in receiving boxes of pro marriage equality submissions on Parliament’s steps...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Out Takes: features for guys who like guys
    There is a treasure trove of films on offer for men who love men at Out Takes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WTF? to be revealed in Auckland tonight
    Rainbow Youth and OUTLine will tonight reveal the fruits of endless hours of mostly volunteer labour, a new campaign with the confronting title “WTF?” Literally meaning “What the Fuck?” the organisers say they are making no excuses for the hard hitting message championed by celebrities ‘bleeping out’ their support...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WTF? Well, we'll tell you!
    More than 30 celebrities and MPs have lent their time to WTF? The slick new campaign from Rainbow Youth and OUTLine...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • WTF? Well, we'll tell you!
    More than 30 celebrities and MPs have lent their time to WTF? The slick new campaign from Rainbow Youth and OUTLine...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 23 May 2011

  • Boreham drives Wellywood sign protest
    Gay Wellingtonian Andy Boreham is spearheading a protest against the issue that has Wellington up in arms - the Wellywood sign that Wellington International Airport is going to erected on the Miramar Peninsula...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Carlson pipped by P North comedian
    Urzila Carlson has missed out on the Billy T Award, which has gone to a Palmerston North comedian...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Chateau Pulsated Pink
    The first ultra glamorous Pink Ball kicked off in the old-world desert chic of Bayfield Tongariro Chateau this weekend...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 May 2008

  • 2008 gay TV show still not decided
    The funder and channel which traditionally facilitate New Zealand's gay TV programmes are unable to confirm whether there'll be a regular show for the LGBT community on screen this year...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Civil Union right valued, despite slow uptake
    Same-sex couples may not be flocking to tie the civil union knot, but that is no reflection of how highly they value the right to do so if they choose, says a Massey researcher and author of a new paper on civil unions...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay asylum seeker gets residency in Aus.
    A gay asylum-seeking detainee has been granted permanent residency in Australia, more than two years after seeking asylum from Pakistan for fear of anti-gay persecution...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • McCain backs legal same sex uinions
    Same sex couples should be able to enter into legally recognised agreements for insurance and other purposes, says US Republican candidate for the presidency, John McCain, but he disagrees with legal marriage for same sex couples...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Takataapui TV: Carmen's story
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT documentary programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 26 May: Carmen Rupe "I had five bedrooms upstairs and turned it into a brothel...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Turkey 'must address anti-LGBT brutality'
    Turkey must urgently change law and policy to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from harassment and brutality on the streets, in homes, and in state-run institutions, according to a just-released report...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 23 May 2007


  • ‘Wet and Forget' company Director Rod Jenden says he had ‘no idea' John Tamihere's Radio Live talkback was so homophobic, but says the radio advertising is important to his business, so is unlikely to discontinue promotions on the show...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fantasy, Conspiracy and the Raving Right
    Is it possible to mount a serious analysis of Ian Wishart's latest sordid fantasies about certain Dunedin-based Labour Cabinet ministers? Yes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA President to step down at AGM
    Gay Auckland Business Association President Johnny Givens has revealed that he will not stand for President again at the GABA Annual General Meeting this July...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Special events for
    An opening night after-film party, a dress-up movie event, and a question    Ref: Out Takes (m)...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 23 May 2006

  • Green MP: Catholic group "delusional"
    2PM: Green MP Metiria Turei says a Catholic pressure group is "delusional" for advocating a narrow interpretation of 'family', in seeking to retain the legislative status quo that denies same-sex couples a fair chance to adopt children...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • History: Revenge of the Virgin Martyrs!
    Why did the Roman Empire succumb to Christianity in the end? Was it due to the massive damage that Virgin Martyrs caused to their surroundings? And what can LGBTs learn from this malarkey? At point during the nunsploitation thriller Killer Nun (1978), drug-crazed serial killer Sister Gertrude is lewdly reading gory traditional Catholic saint stories to her cringing captive audience of elderly rest home inmates...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Maori LGBT show returns for 4th series
    New Zealand's only television show for gay, lesbian and transgender Maori, Takataapui, returns for a fourth season on June 13, Maori television announced yesterday...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NZ Catholic group: gay adoption
    10...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 23 May 2003

  • The nineth annual Out Takes film festival takes place (New Zealand)
    The festival runs in multiple centres: Auckland 23 May - 2 June (Village, Queen Street), Wellington 29 May - 8 June (Paramount Theatre), Christchurch 13 - 15 June (Hollywood Theatre) and Dunedin 13 - 15 June (Dundas Street Academy).

Thu 23 May 2002

  • The eighth annual Out Takes film festival takes place (New Zealand)
    The festival runs in multiple centres: Auckland 23 May - 3 June (Sky City Theatre and Village Queen Street) , Wellington 30 May - 9 June (Paramount Theatre and City Cinema), Dunedin 7 - 9 June (Metro Cinema), Christchurch 14 - 16 June (Hollywood Theatre).

Sun 23 May 1993

  • Beacons of Hope is held at Frank Kitts Park (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Beacons of Hope is held as part of the 10th International AIDS Memorial commemorations. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Wellington members of the New Zealand Youth Choir perform at Frank Kitts Park. The event begins at 7pm and includes people carrying flaming torches representing those that have passed away.
    Links: Archives New Zealand, New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

Wed 23 May 1984

  • Television: Sue Billing of the Family Planning Association interviewed about sex education for young children (New Zealand)
    ref: TZP87559.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Tue 23 May 1972

  • Gay Liberation Front Christchurch holds its first meeting (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    Ngahuia Volkerling (Te Awekotuku) had earlier visited Christchurch (2-10 May) and then Wellington

Fri 23 May 1924

  • A parliamentary inquiry begins into Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders (Wellington, New Zealand)
    Links: Parliamentary Papers

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