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Frank Kitts Park Lagoon

Frank Kitts Park LagoonIn the 1990s the lagoon was the site for Beacons of Hope - a memorial ceremony for those...

Tags: 1990s, aotearoa new zealand, frank kitts park lagoon (wellington), hiv/aids, m...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Part 1 (9 October 1985)

Part 1 (9 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 October...

Tags: 1980s, child molestation, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosex...

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Mark

MarkMark talks about early years in Queenstown, coming out to family members and being bullied at university...

Tags: closeted, coming out, community, family, friends, gender studies...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Zac

ZacZac talks about identifying as non-binary gender...

Tags: bullying, children, christianity, coming out, community, depression...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Peter Wells

Peter WellsPeter talks about the journey as a film maker and writer...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, transexual...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

Phillip Peek

Phillip PeekPhillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, abortion, gay, homosexual law reform, people...

Published: July 2018

Found in: People

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

Val

ValVal talks about lesbian movements in the 1990s, visibility and co-founding The Drag Kings...

Tags: 2010s, androgynous, butch, femme, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Carmen Rupe memorial, Wellington

Carmen Rupe memorial, WellingtonAudio from the memorial to Carmen held at Scotty and Mal's Cocktail and Lounge Bar. 0:00:12 - Malcolm...

Tags: 1970s, drag, newspapers, police, transgender, vice...

Published: January 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-BowlesPhil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities...

Tags: 1950s, 1980s, 2010s, adoption, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about some of the techniques he uses to record oral histories...

Tags: 2010s, archives, gay, legacy, maori, military...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Jonathan OBrien

Jonathan OBrienJonathan O'Brien talks about growing up and doing drag...

Tags: 1990s, drag, gay, performance, profile, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: People

Maree Turner

Maree TurnerMaree Turner has been in the photographic industry for 15 years. She creates both natural and fine art...

Tags: arts, images online, maree turner, photography, visual arts...

Published: 2011

Found in: Gallery

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

New Zealand Parliament

New Zealand ParliamentAudio from a parliamentary motion put by the Prime Minister to acknowledge the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub...

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

Published: June 2016

Found in: Orlando mass shooting

Geetanjali Misra

Geetanjali MisraGeetanjali Misra delivers a keynote presentation...

Tags: 2010s, activism, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, india, transcript...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Our Stonewall

Our Stonewall2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. The uprising, which began...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, queer, takataapui, trans...

Published: June 2019

Found in: Events

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson (1)

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson (1)Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: elder issues, elders, health, human rights, relationships, retirement...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Agender New Zealand

Agender New ZealandCherise Witehira, president of Agender New Zealand, talks about how the organisation supports transgender people and their families...

Tags: addiction, drug abuse, education, family, gender identity, growing up...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Felix

FelixFelix talks about identifying as gender queer...

Tags: acceptance, coming out, community, confidence, education, friends...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Mates and Lovers

Mates and LoversRonald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a...

Tags: 2010s, gay, history, mates and lovers (play), performance, theatre...

Published: October 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

Sian Torrington

Sian TorringtonSian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, butch, lesbian, queer...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Arts and Media

Neville Creighton

Neville CreightonNeville talks about his background, becoming the first Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, secondary school teaching...

Tags: adoption, age of consent, beats, bible, celebrant, children...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Tighe Instone

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

Tags: 1980s, activism, age of consent, butch, gay, lesbian...

Published: June 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Conference Preview

Conference PreviewConference Chair Rawa Karetai previews the upcoming Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington 30 November - 2 December...

Tags: 2010s, activism, adoption, civil unions, community, queer...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Khartini Slamah (1)

Khartini Slamah (1)Khartini Slamah from Malaysia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, khartini slamah, malaysia, ...

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

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

Committee of the whole House

Committee of the whole HouseAudio from the Committee of the whole House debate on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. The...

Tags: 2010s, baptist church, catholicism, gay, homosexual, marriage equality...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality