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True stories

True storiesA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: True stories...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Drew Hadwen

Drew HadwenDrew Hadwen talks about the development of the Devotion dance parties/festivals, and the Beacons of Hope services in...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, assimilation, belonging, hiv/aids...

Published: August 2018

Found in: People

Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rally

Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rallyAlison Laurie addresses the Bigot Busters rally held at the Wellington Town Hall on 21 May 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform, human rights...

Published: May 1985

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Steve Lawrence

Steve LawrenceSteve talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, steve lawrence, theatre...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Radio Gala (8 July 1990)

Radio Gala (8 July 1990)This Radio Gala retrospective programme contains a rich collection of audio actuality from the 1985-86 period of homosexual...

Tags: 1990s, activism, history, hiv/aids, homosexual law reform, homosexual law refo...

Published: July 1990

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Speeches before Marriage Equality march

Speeches before Marriage Equality marchAudio of the speeches before the march for Marriage Equality. Speakers include Brooklynne Kennedy, Joseph Habgood and...

Tags: activism, civil unions, community, human rights, identity, law...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

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

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 growing up, being an activist and his role in homosexual law reform...

Tags: activism, gay, gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform, human rights, t...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

In the Rainbow

In the RainbowRose McMahon (series creator) and Holly McMahon (writer) talk about the seven-part series In the Rainbow, produced...

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

Published: July 2019

Found in: Arts and Media

Michael Bancroft

Michael BancroftMichael, guardian of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt, talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, bruce burnett clinic (auckland)...

Published: June 2010

Found in: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Keith King

Keith KingKeith talks about spirituality, discovery and ageing...

Tags: accident, ageing, assimilation, children, christianity, church...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Des Smith and John Jolliff

Des Smith and John JolliffDes and John talk about their early lives, their relationship, homosexual law reform, the beginnings of HUG (Wellington)...

Tags: 1930s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, age of consent, gay...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Relationships

Committee stage of the Bill

Committee stage of the BillAudio from the committee stage of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: 1980s, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, transexual, transgender...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Remembering Neil Costelloe

Remembering Neil CostelloeJayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, activism, anger, gay, lesbian...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Alex Taylor

Alex TaylorAlex talks about his life as a gay composer, and being part of the After Lilburn concert held...

Tags: 2010s, arts, bullying, coming out, gay, lesbian...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

GALS - Gay and Lesbian Singers

GALS - Gay and Lesbian SingersCatherine Lee and Ashley Barratt talk about New Zealand's first LGBTI choir...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, arts, choirs, music, organisation, performance...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Q-topia and Forge

Q-topia and ForgeJoe talks about the Christchurch youth groups Q-topia and Forge...

Tags: 1990s, activism, coming out, depression, transcript online, transgender...

Published: May 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Jerome Cargill

Jerome CargillJerome talks about being a teacher who is openly gay, the Newlands College diversity group and why its...

Tags: 1990s, gay, intersex, lesbian, straight, transgender...

Published: May 2016

Found in: People

Part 2

Part 2Part 2 of an honours evening which celebrated people who have made outstanding contributions to the queer and...

Tags: 2010s, awards, community, honours, intersex, non-binary...

Published: February 2015

Found in: Events

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellenIan McKellen sends a message to the Marriage Equality Conference. The message was played during the first keynote...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, legislative council chamber (parliament), marriage, marr...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Dana de Milo on Carmen Rupe

Dana de Milo on Carmen RupeDana talks about her friendship with Carmen, working at The Balcony and sex work in the 1970s. Dana...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, art-a-rama, black magic, transexual, transgender...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Gay BC (12 July 1986)

Gay BC (12 July 1986)Gay BC (Broadcasting Collective) was a community radio programme that broadcast weekly on Wellington's Access Radio from 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, gay, gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform, transcri...

Published: July 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

OverWatch

OverWatchSquadron Leader Stu Pearce talks about OverWatch - a group that provides support and guidance to the New...

Tags: closeted, coming out, discrimination, education, hiv/aids, human rights...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Introduction (8 March 1985)

Introduction (8 March 1985)Audio from the introduction and first reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament, 8 March 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, adoption, gay, heterosexual, homosexual...

Published: March 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

All articles

All articlesA list of all archived articles from GayNZcom...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

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

QWU documentary

QWU documentaryA documentary that follows participants in the last Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant. More interviews with...

Tags: arts, auckland, drag, performance, photography, theatre...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Documentary

Huhana Hickey

Huhana HickeyHuhana Hickey talks to Kathryn Ryan about indigenous disabled human rights and social justice advocacy...

Tags: 2010s, activism, disability, disability rights, external resource, maori...

Published: June 2013

Found in: People