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Wed 1 Jul 2020

  • In Pictures: Taiwan Celebrates Pride With Parade “For The World”
    Links: Express
  • Ponsonby Pride Parade will Return Saturday 20 February 2021
    Links: Express
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity to be Included in 2023 Census
    Links: Express

Mon 1 Jul 2019

  • National MP won't be drawn on Israel Folau debate
    National MP Alfred Ngaro won't be drawn on Israel Folau's views on gay people but says he believes any person who does not have a relationship with God will go to hell...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Pacific nations criticised for HIV travel restrictions
    A number of Pacific countries have been criticised by the United Nations for maintaining travel restrictions for people with HIV...
    Links: RNZ
  • Rapper Lil Nas X hints that he's coming out as gay at end of Pride month
    The Old Town Road rapper's posted an allusion to his apparent coming out on his social media...
    Links: Stuff
  • 25 x Good Cocktail Co Mixers
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Passes to Auckland Museum’s Words Carry Weight Evening...
    Links: Express
  • 3 x Double Passes to Inferno’s Artist Talk
    Links: Express
  • A Diva’s Work is Never Done
    Links: Express

Sun 1 Jul 2018

  • Istanbul Pride organizers say they will march despite a ban
    ISTANBUL — Turkey's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex activists say they will go ahead with a pride march despite a ban...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Drag Wars @ Pheonix Cabaret
    Links: Express
  • Mid-June at Family Bar and Club
    Links: Express
  • National Accused of Homophobia and Transphobia
    Links: Express

Sat 1 Jul 2017

  • Hōngongoi / July 2017
    Kia ora and welcome to our Hōngongoi update, this month with a topical cartoon from Helen Courtney...
    Links: Lesbian News Aotearoa
  • Having the Chat: Mika
    Links: Express

Fri 1 Jul 2016

  • Helen Clark to Address Rainbow Gala via Skype
    Links: Express
  • UN Makes History on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
    Links: Express
  • UN establishes LGBTI Independent Expert
    The United Nations has made history and the Human Rights Council have established an Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity...

Wed 1 Jul 2015

  • Breaking News: Cross Party Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced in...
    Links: Express
  • Family’s Steamy Saturday Night
    Links: Express
  • NZAF Marks 30 Years With The 30 Project
    Links: Express
  • The Windows to the Soul
    Links: Express
  • US Marriage Equality: After Delay, Southern States Begin to Fall Into...
    Links: Express
  • Watch: The 30 Project episode 1
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the first episode of the 30 Project as it prepares for its 30th anniversary celebration at Auckland Museum tonight...

Tue 1 Jul 2014

  • Love Is Strange – NZ International Film Festival 2014 Top Picks
    Links: Express
  • Mary named Ambassador for ‘Its not OK’ campaign
    Links: Express
  • Mexico Fans Chant Anti-Gay Slurs at third World Cup Game.
    Links: Express
  • Review: Any Day Now
    Any Day Now: 2012, USA, 97 mins...

Mon 1 Jul 2013

  • Putin signs hateful anti-gay bill into law
    Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a ‘gay propaganda’ bill into law, making it illegal to say gay relationships are equal to straight ones...

Sun 1 Jul 2012

  • Seamas Gormley - Queen of the Whole Universe
    Seamas Gormley talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant.
    Features: Seamas Gormley
  • The Topp Twins first ever museum exhibition opens at the Waikato Coalfields Museum in Huntly (New Zealand)
    The exhibition, called Six Strings and Politics, opened with a concert featuring the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band and the Cultural Performance Group from Huntly College
  • Mr Gay World makes "It Gets Better" video
    New Zealand’s Mr Gay World Andreas Derleth has made an official video for the It Gets Better Project, telling his own story of coming to terms to his sexuality...

Fri 1 Jul 2011

  • July 1st 1986: Something wonderful is about to happen!
    It's July 1st 1986...

Thu 1 Jul 2010

  • Carmen pays tribute to lifelong friend
    Carmen Carmen Rupe has paid tribute to a longtime friend who was found dead on a Hamilton street...

Wed 1 Jul 2009

  • Psychiatrists offer differing views of Ambach
    The Auckland High Court The Auckland High Court jury heard from two psychiatric experts today, and each offered differing views of possible reasons for Hungarian tourist Ferdinand Ambach's deadly attack, which followed an evening of drinking during which Ambach says gay Onehunga man Ron Brown made two sexual advances on him...

Tue 1 Jul 2008

  • Out Loud radio (San Francisco)
    Noah Miller talks about the creation of Out Loud radio in San Francisco.
    Features: Noah Miller
  • WGN's Lesbian Trust will fund new projects
    Wellington's Armstrong   ...

Sun 1 Jul 2007

  • Rain fails to dampen London
    Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London yesterday to celebrate Pride, despite torrential downpours throughout the afternoon...

Sat 1 Jul 2006

  • Editorial: Shattered lives
    July 1,1976, your 30th birthday...

Fri 1 Jul 2005

  • Aspin made Treaty issues a "standing item"
    AIDS Foundation board claims that it has been discussing constitutional change to incorporate a 50% Maori quota for over a year are misleading, and perhaps even dishonest, says former chair Michael Stevens...

Thu 1 Jul 2004

  • Ten bad "reasons" to oppose the CU Bill
    The fundamentalist Maxim Institute, the main driving force behind opposition to Civil Unions, has listed "ten good reasons" to oppose the Civil Union Bill, and presumably also the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill...

Sat 1 Jul 1995

  • A day-long seminar takes placed called Exceptional Lesbian and Gay Lives (Christchurch, New Zealand)
    The seminar is advertised as a "one day affirming seminar" and features Robin Duff, Kathleen Quinlivan, Brent Skerten, Ross Palmer, Andrew Carstairs McCarthy, Linda James, Sue Lovelock Marshall, Jo Drayton and Jane Ferrier. It takes place in the Elizabeth Kelly Room above Annies Wine Bar in the City Arts Centre.
  • The second annual Stonewall Ball is held (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
    The ball is to celebrate "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transpeople pride." It will be held at The Mill, 2 Powderham Street in New Plymouth.

Fri 1 Jul 1977

  • Gay Pride Week activities are organised throughout the country (New Zealand)

Sun 1 Jul 1973

Sun 1 Jul 1934

  • Ernst Roehm, an early Nazi leader and co-founder of the Sturmabteilung (SA) is executed (Germany)
    Links: Wikipedia, Papers Past

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