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Georgina Beyer

Georgina BeyerGeorgina reflects on her childhood, various careers and time in public office. Georgina has also recorded interviews about significant...

Tags: 1970s, butch, queer, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Khartini Slamah (2)

Khartini Slamah (2)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

Chechnya Vigil

Chechnya VigilAudio from the Chechnya Vigil held outside the Russian embassy in Wellington. The candlelight vigil was organised to...

Tags: 2010s, abuse, bisexual, gay, non-binary, queer...

Published: April 2017

Found in: Events

Ricardo de Menezes

Ricardo de MenezesRicardo de Menezes from Canada talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), canada, human rights, ricardo de menezes...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

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

Summer Camps

Summer CampsThe cast and creative team behind Summer Camps talk about the production and its origins. The...

Tags: bisexual, intersex, kamp, lesbian, non-binary, queer...

Published: February 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

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

Criminal cases

Criminal casesAlison highlights some queer-related criminal cases in New Zealand...

Tags: 1950s, courts, crime, hate crime, homophobia, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Robert Gant

Robert GantJohn Sullivan talks about the photography of Robert Gant.

Tags: arts, images online, photography, visual arts, wairarapa, wellington...

Published: November 2010

Found in: Gallery

City Gallery

City GalleryIn 1995 the gallery hosted a controversial retrospective of US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe which was seen by 45000...

Tags: 1980s, church, homosexual law reform, library, meetings, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Evan Donnelly

Evan DonnellyEvan talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, drag, gay auckland business association (gaba), performance, queen of t...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Stefanie Upchurch

Stefanie UpchurchStefanie Upchurch describes how the Out Proud portrait series came about and what it was like to photograph openly queer people

Tags: 2010s, arts, bisexual, gay, images online, lesbian...

Published: 2011

Found in: Gallery

Emma and John Kelly

Emma and John KellyEmma and John talk about their daughter / father relationship...

Tags: children, civil unions, coming out, divorce, family, feminism...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Relationships

Sexuality and Gender workshop

Sexuality and Gender workshopHui participants take part in a workshop on sexuality and gender. The hui ran from the 16 -...

Tags: 2010s, bisexual, non-binary, pansexual, polysexual, transgender...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Shift hui (2015)

Kestin Stewart

Kestin StewartKestin Stewart from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, rainbow youth, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Pot Luck web series

Pot Luck web seriesNess Simons talks about writing and directing 'Pot Luck' - New Zealand's first lesbian web series. The series...

Tags: 2010s, acting, butch, lesbian, queer, soft butch...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Arts and Media

Kevin Hague

Kevin HagueMP Kevin Hague talks about how we may possibly deal with historic convictions for consensual homosexual activity in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, gay, homosexual...

Published: September 2016

Found in: Historic Convictions

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

LILAC

LILACMaddy Drew and Carole Hicks talk about the history and activities of LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, archives, books, collective, lesbian...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Mary OHagan

Mary OHaganMary O'Hagan talks about growing up and mental health issues...

Tags: 1960s, health, lesbian, mental health, profile, transcript online...

Published: October 2010

Found in: People

Auckland Pride Parade

Auckland Pride Parade2013 saw the first parade held in Auckland in over a decade. The parade also saw the...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, gay, lesbian, trans, transgender...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Self care tactics for mental health

Self care tactics for mental healthA group chat from members of our communities, bringing a frank and honest discussion of experiences of mental...

Tags: 2010s, addiction, anxiety, back pain, befriending yourself, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

Ron New

Ron NewRon talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

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

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Gareth Farr

Gareth FarrGareth Farr talks about composing During These Days for the 30th anniversary of homosexual law reform in 2016...

Tags: fa'afafine, fakaleiti, gay, historic convictions, homosexual law reform, queer...

Published: August 2017

Found in: People

Reflections on Church and State

Reflections on Church and StateAudio from a marriage equality discussion held at St Andrew's on the Terrace on 7 November 2012. Rev...

Tags: 2010s, civil unions, discrimination, equality, homosexual law reform, human ri...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Part 1 (9 April 1986)

Part 1 (9 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 April...

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

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Fran Wilde

Fran WildeAs part of Project Uplift (the refurbishment of the Rainbow Room) a documentary was produced by the Office...

Tags: 2010s, parliament, rainbow room (parliament)...

Published: June 2019

Found in: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

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

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