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Queer Avengers

Queer AvengersSara Fraser talks about the history of the Queer Avengers and some of its activities. The group was...

Tags: cis female, gay, lesbian, non-binary, queer, trans...

Published: September 2018

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Robin Duff

Robin DuffRobin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the...

Tags: activism, advertising, age of consent, bullying, civil unions, coming out...

Published: April 2013

Found in: People

Steve McVey

Steve McVeySteve talks about his photography and latest project Lost...

Tags: arts, boarding school, bullying, coming out, creativity, diversity...

Published: March 2014

Found in: People

Part 1 (16 October 1985)

Part 1 (16 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October...

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

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Sophie Jayawardene

Sophie JayawardeneSophie talks about being diagnosed HIV+ in 1989, her journey with HIV and living positively...

Tags: 1980s, abortion, activism, children, discrimination, heterosexual...

Published: April 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Ed Jenner

Ed JennerEd talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant - from the first show...

Tags: auckland, drag, ed jenner, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Scott Johnston

Scott JohnstonScott talks about coming out in the 1980s and being one of the creators of the Hero parade...

Tags: arts, christianity, coming out, community, dance, death...

Published: May 2013

Found in: People

Part 2 (9 October 1985)

Part 2 (9 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 October...

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

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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

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

Chris Gendall

Chris GendallChris Gendall talks about life as a composer and also pays tribute to Jack Body...

Tags: 2010s, aggression, closeted, community, composition, gay...

Published: June 2016

Found in: Arts and Media

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

Joseph Habgood

Joseph HabgoodJoseph Habgood, one of the founders of LegaliseLove, talks about the beginnings of the organisation. This interview was...

Tags: 2010s, activism, adoption, civil unions, straight, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Cindy Lewis (2)

Cindy Lewis (2)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

Violet

VioletDamian talks about growing up and dealing with depression...

Tags: 1970s, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, gay, transcript online, video onlin...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

Part 1 (20 November 1985)

Part 1 (20 November 1985)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November...

Tags: don mckinnon, fran wilde, geoff braybrooke, geoffrey palmer, george gair, grae...

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Our communities

Our communitiesA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Our communities...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

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

Participants

ParticipantsConnor talks to Shift hui participants. The hui ran from the 16 - 19 April 2015 at...

Tags: aromantic, asexual, biromantic, bisexual, fa'afafine, fakaleiti...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Shift hui (2015)

Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis

Art, Craft and the AIDS CrisisAudio from the panel discussion Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis held at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, gay, hiv/aids, homosexual...

Published: May 2018

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Waterfront parade route

Waterfront parade routeThe waterfront parade route has seen a number of rainbow related parades, including the Love Parade in 2016...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, parade, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Carmen Rupe memorial, Auckland

Carmen Rupe memorial, AucklandAudio from the memorial to Carmen held at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland. A special thank you to the...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, drag, human rights, performance, transgender...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April...

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

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Jennifer

JenniferJennifer talks about growing up and feeling isolated, making connections via the internet and educating medical students from...

Tags: coming out, community, dance, diversity, education, femme...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

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

Bisexual plenary

Bisexual plenaryAudio from the bisexual plenary, including the gameshow We Want It All. 0:00:07 - We Want It All...

Tags: 2010s, alcohol and drug abuse, biphobia, bisexual, bisexual erasure, gender fl...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Lesbian organising

Lesbian organisingAlison talks about early lesbian organising in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, lesbian, organisation, social, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

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

Rainbows in a Monochrome World

Rainbows in a Monochrome WorldNavigating the world as someone from rainbow communities brings with it many challenges, taking different forms for different...

Tags: agender, bisexual, cisgender, femme, gender fluid, non-binary...

Published: April 2017

Found in: Shift hui (2017)