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PrideNZ.com is a website exploring the voices and opinions of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities through over 800 audio recordings of interviews and local LGBTI events.


Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland Pride

Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland PrideMax Tweedie talks about becoming the new Director of Auckland Pride. This interview was recorded a month...

Tags: 2010s, intersex, non-binary, queer, trans, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2020

Cindy Lewis (1)

Cindy Lewis (1)Cindy Lewis from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), cindy lewis, gisborne, human rights, tran...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Aged Care Research

Aged Care ResearchMichal talks about research into the care of Rainbow people in aged residential care in New Zealand...

Tags: ageing, ageism, caregiver, civil unions, closeted, community...

Published: May 2013

Found in: Ageing

Prue Hyman

Prue HymanPrue takes Jac Lynch through a personal archive of newspaper articles, letters and submissions made in support of...

Tags: androgynous, butch femme, intersex, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 6 November...

Tags: 1980s, age of consent, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual...

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Session 5

Session 5Audio from the session: Invisible sexualities within queer communities. New Zealand is getting used to gay and lesbian...

Tags: biphobia, coming out, fluidity, health, hiv/aids, identity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Michael Sanders

Michael SandersMichael talks about being one of the choreographers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil

Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight VigilSolidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil, held at Frank Kitts park - 6pm on 13 June 2016. The...

Tags: gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, takataapui, trans...

Published: June 2016

Found in: Orlando mass shooting

Jacki Byrd

Jacki ByrdJacki talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Alison Laurie

Alison LaurieAlison talks about growing up and being involved in queer activism from the 1960s...

Tags: 1960s, activism, education, gay liberation movement, lesbian, transcript onlin...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Trevor Hynes

Trevor HynesTrevor talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Second reading of the Bill

Second reading of the BillAudio from the second reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: bisexual, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, intersex, trans...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Bruce Kilmister

Bruce KilmisterBruce talks about his childhood, the early years of HIV in New Zealand, the NZ AIDS Foundation, Hero...

Tags: 1950s, 1980s, addiction, azt, church, gay...

Published: June 2013

Found in: People

LBGTI+ education forum

LBGTI+ education forumAudio from the LBGTI+ education forum, held during Wellington's Pride festival at St Andrews on the Terrace on...

Tags: bisexual, homosexual, lesbian, trans, transgender, youth...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Bill Logan

Bill LoganBill talks about the early years of HIV AIDS in Wellington, and the response by groups like the...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, advertising, gay, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: May 2015

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Mark Beehre

Mark BeehreMark talks about documenting gay mens lives through photography and audio interviews. In this recording we look...

Tags: arts, history, interviewing, legacy, oral history, photography...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

National news

National newsA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: National news...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

A Rainbow in the Village

A Rainbow in the VillageOrganisers, participants and spectators talk about the world's (unofficial) shortest pride parade - held during Paekakariki's annual pride...

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

Published: October 2019

Found in: Events

Margaret Mayman

Margaret MaymanAudio of Rev. Dr. Margaret Mayman's last reflection "The blessing of gratitude". After nearly twelve years of...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, faith, religion, spirituality, st andrew's on the...

Published: November 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Campbell Gordon

Campbell GordonRecorded before he won Queen of the Whole Universe as Ms Spain, Campbell talks about performing in the...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, youth...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Session 1

Session 1Audio from the session: Transfemininities and transmisogyny. A facilitated discussion on the experiences of, and the unique ways...

Tags: classism, community, counselling, discrimination, exclusion, femininity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Ursula Bethell

Ursula BethellAlison talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell...

Tags: 1870s, arts, christchurch, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Wellington Town Hall

Wellington Town HallThe Town Hall has hosted numerous artistic, political and celebratory events to do with rainbow communities. In 2011...

Tags: 1980s, activism, homosexual law reform, lesbian, meetings, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Sam Orchard and co

Sam Orchard and coSam Orchard, Joey MacDonald and Nick McMillan from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, joey macdonald, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Kevin Hague

Kevin HagueKevin Hague from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: adoption, civil unions, discrimination, gender identity, hiv/aids, homophobia...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Bats Theatre

Bats TheatreBats Theatre has seen a variety of rainbow related productions including Confessions of a Drag Queen, Corner 4am...

Tags: 1990s, 2010s, crime, hate crime, murder, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Overseas Passenger Terminal

Overseas Passenger TerminalThe terminal was the site of the first Devotion dance party in December 1991. Like Hero in...

Tags: 1990s, dance party, hiv/aids, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Beyond Rainbows panel discussion

Beyond Rainbows panel discussionPanel members talk about the challenges of being a minority within rainbow communities. Unfortunately due to...

Tags: androgynous, butch, demisexual, fa'afafine, femme, gender fluid...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Shift hui (2015)

Hikoi to Out in the Park

Hikoi to Out in the ParkAudio from the hikoi to Out in the Park. The hikoi began in Civic Square and walked around...

Tags: 2010s, craftivism, knitting, moment of silence, school, youth...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018