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Lower Cuba Street

Lower Cuba StreetLower Cuba Street has seen a number of rainbow-related events. In the mid-1980s there was a pro-homosexual law...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, acceptance, family, lesbian, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Carmen Rupe memorial, Wellington

Carmen Rupe memorial, WellingtonAudio from the memorial to Carmen Rupe held at Scotty and Mals.

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

Published: January 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2018)

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2018)Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 21 May...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, hiv/aids, homosexual...

Published: May 2018

Found in: HIV/AIDS

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

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

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

Wellington Pride Parade 2017

Wellington Pride Parade 2017Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade 2017. This was the first time in over two decades that a...

Tags: bisexual, gay, genderqueer, intersex, lesbian, non-binary...

Published: March 2017

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2017

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

Third reading of the Bill

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

Tags: bisexual, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, lesbian, takataapui...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Torfrida and Ali

Torfrida and AliTorfrida and Ali talk about the lesbian scene in Canterbury in the 1980s and their personal journeys...

Tags: activism, ageing, butch, climate change, community, dance...

Published: November 2013

Found in: People

Law reform

Law reformAlison talks about homosexual law reform in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, gay liberation movement, hate speech, homophobia, transcript ...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Service for Virginia Burns

Service for Virginia BurnsAudio from the service to commemorate and celebrate the life of Virginia Burns (a.k.a Virginia Parker-Bowles). The...

Tags: butch femme, femme queen, gay, lesbian, queer, trans...

Published: June 2017

Found in: Events

Preserving the Quilt

Preserving the QuiltTextile conservator Rachael Collinge and textile conservation volunteer Anne Williams talk about the process of preserving the quilt panels

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, archives, history, hiv/aids, legacy, preservation...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

John Jakeman profile

John Jakeman profileJohn Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transexual...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

Phylesha Brown-Acton

Phylesha Brown-ActonPhylesha Brown-Acton from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, phylesha brown-acton, trans...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Maggie Munford

Maggie MunfordMaggie talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, new zealand aids foundation (nzaf), perf...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Events

EventsA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Events...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

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

Third reading of the Bill

Third reading of the BillAudio from the third reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. It was introduced into...

Tags: 2010s, adoption, children, civil rights, civil unions, takataapui...

Published: April 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Rick Gerharter

Rick GerharterRick talks about his photo-journalism career, including the early years of photographing AIDS activism in San Francisco...

Tags: activism, arts, coming out, community, demonstrations, hiv/aids...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

Against Equality

Against EqualityAudio from Ryan Conrad's community presentation. The discussion was held at 17 Tory Street, Wellington on 1 March...

Tags: activism, anti-capitalism, anti-profit, archives, arts, assimilation...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Events

Photospace Gallery

Photospace GalleryPhotospace Gallery has exhibited a number of rainbow artists including photographers Mark Beehre and Jac Lynch. In 2015...

Tags: 2010s, arts, butch, butch femme, femme, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Session 6

Session 6Audio from the session: Takaktāpui perspectives. Historically Māori society was based on sexual diversity and acceptance of difference...

Tags: christianity, colonisation, diversity, identity, maori, sexuality...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Rainbow history

Rainbow historyAn exploration of some of the fascinating stories from the histories of our queer communities - focusing on...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, intersex, transgender, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

Part 2

Part 2Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note...

Tags: agender, asexual, bisexual, demisexual, gay, gender fluid...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Georgina Beyer - significant legislation

Georgina Beyer - significant legislationGeorgina Beyer reflects on some of the significant legislation passed during her time in Parliament: the Prostitution Reform...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, 2010s, transcript online, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Rally for Marriage Equality

Rally for Marriage EqualityAudio from the rally for Marriage Equality, held on the steps of Parliament, 29 August 2012 - the...

Tags: bisexual, gay, heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, marriage equality...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Session 14

Session 14Audio from the session: Healthcare, housing and schools - fighting for survival, fighting for more. We still have...

Tags: activism, ageing, bullying, closeted, depression, economics...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

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