Days of Importance

Promotion / acknowledgement of LGBTQI+ rights issues and/or themes: (NZ / Internationally)

Month

Month: Set dates recurring 

– INTERNATIONALLY / DOSMESTICALLY

Month: Non-set dates 

– INTERNATIONALLY / DOSMESTICALLY 

JAN

 

# RNZCT Annual Gala

# The New Zealand Rainbow Excellence Awards (Rainbow Tick and South Pacific Pride Ltd)

# Diversity Awards NZ (Diversity Works)

# Pink Shirt Day

# APFI Launch (AKL Pride Festival Inc)

# Gay Games, every four years (1982)

 

 

*Once above events/entities have announced their annual date, 

add to applicable month schedule 

 

 

**Please note Aotearoa Pride Festivals 

are listed here and can be found included in Rainbow Directory search categories:

See, Our Community/Pride Festivals

 

***Aotearoa Pride Festival dates to be announced: 

#Hamilton Pride, 

#Pride Taranaki,

#Nelson Pride,

 

FEB

– AKL Pride Month (Wed, 03FEB – Sun, 28FEB)

– BGO, Ending HIV (Sun, 14FEB)

– China Pride NZ (Fri, 19FEB – Sun, 21FEB)

– Rainbow Parade Auckland (Sat, 20FEB)

– Pride Whanganui (Sat, 27FEB – Sat, 06MAR)

– Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, week after 14FEB (2014)

MAR

– 01MAR Zero Discrimination Day (2014)

– Christchurch Pride (Thu, 04MAR – Sun, 14MAR)

– Tauranga Moana Pride (Sun, 07MAR)

– North Canterbury Pride (Rangiora, Sun, 21MAR)

– Wellington Pride Festival (Sat, 13MAR – Sat, 27MAR) 

– Wellington Out in the Park & CubaDupa festival (Sat, 27MAR)

– Wellington International Pride Parade (WIPP – Sat, 27MAR)

– 31MAR Trans Day of Visibility (2009)

– (Sydney) Mardi Gras Parade, First SAT MAR (1978 AUS)

APR

– Dunedin Pride (Fri, 02APR – Fri, 09APR)

– 17APR (2013) NZ Marriage Equality, Passed in NZ Parliament

*Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013

– 26APR Lesbian Visibility Day (2008)

– Day of Silence, Second FRI APR (1996)

MAY

– International Family Equality Day, first SUN MAY (2012)

– 19MAY Agenda Pride Day

– 17MAY International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (2005)

– (#) 21MAY Pink Shirt Day

– 24MAY Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness Day (2015)

 

JUN

– 05JUN (1972) Aotearoa’s first gay liberation protest, AUCKLAND

– International LGBT Pride Month, in honour of Stonewall

– HIV Long-term Survivors Awareness Day (2014 US)

– 28 JUN Stone Wall Riots Annv (1969)

JUL

– 09JUL NZ Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986, Passed in NZ Parliament

– 16JUL Drag Day (2009)

– 14JUL Non-Binary People’s Day (2012)

– Non-Binary Awareness Week (2020),

week starting SUN/MON surrounding 14JUL

AUG

– Winter Pride (Queenstown, Fri, 27AUG – Sun, 05SEP)

SEP

– 16-22.SEP Bisexual Awareness Week (2014)

– 23SEP Celebrate Bisexually Day (1999)

OCT (Planning)

– LGBT History Month (1994 US/CAN/AUS)

– 08OCT Lesbian Day (1980NZ)

– 11OCT National Coming Out Day (1988)

– 20OCT Spirit Day, wear purple stand against bullying LGBT+ youth

– 26OCT Intersex Awareness Day (1996)

– Paekakariki Pride (Fri, 22OCT – Mon, 25OCT) Annually Labour Weekend

– International Pronouns Day, 3rd Wed OCT (2018)

– Asexual Awareness Week, last full week in OCT (2010)

NOV

– Trans Awareness Month

– Trans Parent Day, First SUN NOV (2009)

– Trans Awareness Week, second week NOV (2000)

– Trans Awareness Day of Remembrance, 20NOV (1999)

– 08NOV Intersex Day of Remembrance (2005)

– Red Friday, Tackle Stigma (Aids) Last Friday NOV

DEC

– 01DEC – World Aids Day / Festival

– 09DEC – Civil Union Act 2004, Passed in NZ Parliament

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_awareness_periods#Internationally-Recognised_LGBTIQ+_Awareness_Periods
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_events
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_in_New_Zealand
  4. https://richardorjis.com/2018/03/06/albert-park/
  5. http://www.pridenz.com/gaynz/57.html
  6. https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/history/lgbtqi-histories-aotearoa-new-zealand/history-pride
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_union_in_New_Zealand
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_(Definition_of_Marriage)_Amendment_Act_2013
  9. And some good old fashion local knowledge 😊

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