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Tim Barnett

Tim BarnettTim Barnett talks about growing up in the United Kingdom; becoming Britain's "first professional homosexual"; moving to New...

Tags: 1960s, 1990s, 2000s, activism, adoption, gay...

Published: November 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Seamas Gormley

Seamas GormleySeamas talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

William Spurlin

William SpurlinAudio from Prof. William Spurlin's talk: What we know from the historical record - the persecution of lesbians...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Alison Bell-Allen

Alison Bell-AllenAlison talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, straight, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Circa Theatre

Circa TheatreIn 2014 the production Rita and Douglas was performed here by Jennifer Ward-Lealand and pianist Michael Houstoun. It...

Tags: 1910s, gay, lesbian, relationships, video online, walk tour...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Rachel Hoskin

Rachel HoskinRachel Hoskin talks about Butch: A Photographic Exploration, a social project of reaction to Butch women. The...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, butch, femme, soft butch, wahine toa...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Arts and Media

Katija Vlatkovich

Katija VlatkovichKatija talks about growing up, working with Rainbow Youth and organizing Proud Mary...

Tags: activism, coming out, family, music, performance, youth...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Session 2

Session 2Audio from the session: Access and disability. How can we make queer spaces and activism more accessible? How...

Tags: accessibility, activism, autism, coming out, depression, disability...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

The Womens Bookshop

The Womens BookshopCarole Beu talks about establishing The Women's Bookshop - an independent bookshop which opened in Auckland in 1989...

Tags: books, community, cooking, counselling, family, feminism...

Published: June 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Sarah

SarahSarah talks about growing up in Invercargill and identifying as lesbian...

Tags: abuse, activism, anxiety, butch, children, christianity...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March...

Tags: 1980s, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform peti...

Published: March 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Georgina Beyer - places and personalities

Georgina Beyer - places and personalitiesGeorgina remembers some of the clubs, venues and personalities in Wellington from the mid-1970s and her time in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, queen, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Georgina Beyer

Charles Chauvel

Charles ChauvelCharles Chauvel from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: 2000s, bullying, civil unions, dignity, gay, transgender...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Shevon Matai

Shevon MataiShevon Matai from American Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, american samoa, human rights, shevon matai, transgender, wellington tow...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Out in the Bay

Out in the BayEric Jansen talks about Out in the Bay - a weekly queer radio show in San Francisco...

Tags: 2000s, media, out in the bay, radio, san francisco, united states of america...

Published: June 2008

Found in: Groups and Organisations

First reading of the Bill

First reading of the BillAudio from the first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, introduced into Parliament by Labour...

Tags: christianity, church, civil unions, human rights, law, marriage...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Nathan Ross

Nathan RossNathan talks about creating safe spaces, bisexual erasure and double lives...

Tags: bisexual, gay, genderqueer, queer, straight, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Remembering Jonathan Dennis

Remembering Jonathan DennisEmma Jean Kelly talks about researching and writing her PhD on Jonathan Dennis - the founding director of...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, gay, queer...

Published: April 2016

Found in: People

St Peters church service (2017)

St Peters church service (2017)Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilson's landmark sermon on homosexuality (possibly the...

Tags: 2010s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: June 2017

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Lower Cuba Street

Lower Cuba StreetLower Cuba Street has seen a number of rainbow-related events. In the mid-1980s there was a pro-homosexual law...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, acceptance, family, lesbian, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Paramount Theatre

Paramount TheatreThe Paramount has hosted the (mostly) annual OutTakes: A Reel Queer Film Festival since the mid 1990s. In...

Tags: 2010s, film, internet, lesbian, stereotypes, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

A Place to Stand

A Place to StandMP Jan Logie's speech in Parliament on 14 February 2018 during the General Debate. Jan pays tribute...

Tags: 2010s, affirmation, lesbian, queer, trans, transgender...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Issues

Anne Speir

Anne SpeirAnne talks about growing up, working in the media, activism in the 1970s and 1980s, working on the...

Tags: activism, arts, feminism, gay liberation movement, media, performance...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Bill Logan

Bill LoganBill talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform. A selection...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, activism, gay, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: June 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie ChurchWendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a...

Tags: 2000s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

HIV

HIVA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: HIV...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, gaynz.com, internet, media...

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Dunedin beats

Dunedin beatsRalph Knowles remembers the Dunedin beats of the 1950s, and being involved in the campaigns for homosexual law...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, activism, anonymous sex, gay...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

St Peters church service (1967)

St Peters church service (1967)The Reverend Godfrey Wilson introduces a service reflecting on homosexuality. It was held at St Peter's church...

Tags: 1960s, acceptance, accomodation, gay, homosexual, queer...

Published: June 1967

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Love Life Fono 6

Love Life Fono 6It can't be presumed that all Oceania LGBTIQ people are navigating toward the same destination. We are...

Tags: 2010s, branding, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Welby Ings on Sparrow

Welby Ings on SparrowWriter and director Welby Ings talks about his new short film Sparrow...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, anzac day, gay, homosexual, takataapui...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018