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PrideNZ.com is a website exploring the voices and opinions of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities through over 800 audio recordings of interviews and local LGBTI events.


Ralph Knowles

Ralph KnowlesRalph Knowles talks about growing up and taking part in aversion therapy in the 1960s. Ralph died on...

Tags: aversion therapy, coming out, health, mental health, mental illness, profile...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

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

Open mic sessions

Open mic sessionsAudio from the open mic sessions held during the community event Queer History in the Making, where individuals...

Tags: fa'afafine, gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, takataapui...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

David and Rae

David and RaeDavid and Rae talk about coming out, identity and relationships...

Tags: coming out, family, growing up, homophobia, identity, military...

Published: July 2012

Found in: People

Anna

AnnaAnna talks about living in Nelson and being attracted to women...

Tags: activism, adoption, books, children, civil unions, clothing...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Yellow

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

Tags: 1990s, depression, gender identity, transcript online, transgender, video onli...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

Poutokomanawa opening night

Poutokomanawa opening nightAudio from the opening night of Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation. The exhibition runs from 20 September...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, takataapui, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: September 2019

Found in: Poutokomanawa exhibition

Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about his careers as a writer, journalist and historian...

Tags: archives, coming out, media, profile, wellington, writing...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Closing plenary

Closing plenaryAudio from the closing plenary hosted by Ros Noonan. This is followed by the poroporoaki led by...

Tags: 2010s, activism, intersex, takataapui, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Poutokomanawa storytelling

Poutokomanawa storytellingAs part of the exhibition Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation, community members came together to recount stories of...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, gay, lesbian, trans, transgender...

Published: October 2019

Found in: Poutokomanawa exhibition

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

Gay BC (28 June 1986)

Gay BC (28 June 1986)This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast on the anniversary of Stonewall, and just before the passing of...

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

Published: June 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Mary-Anne McAllum

Mary-Anne McAllumMary-Anne McAllum from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: auckland, education, human rights, lesbian, research, school...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Out in the Bay

Out in the BayEric Jansen talks about Out in the Bay - a weekly queer radio show in San Francisco...

Tags: 2000s, media, out in the bay, radio, san francisco, united states of america...

Published: June 2008

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Charles Chauvel

Charles ChauvelCharles Chauvel from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: 2000s, bullying, civil unions, dignity, gay, transgender...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

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

Parker and Hulme murder case

Parker and Hulme murder caseAlison talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parker's...

Tags: 1950s, christchurch, courts, crime, law, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Sarah

SarahSarah talks about growing up in Invercargill and identifying as lesbian...

Tags: abuse, activism, anxiety, butch, children, christianity...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Rev Dr Susan Jones

Rev Dr Susan JonesRev Dr Susan Jones reflects on Pride and the Christchurch massacre. The reflection was part of a...

Tags: 2010s, bible, crime, heterosexual, homosexual, islam...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Ursula Bethell

Ursula BethellAlison talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell...

Tags: 1870s, arts, christchurch, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

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

Hesti Armiwulan

Hesti ArmiwulanHesti Armiwulan from Indonesia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), hesti armiwulan, human rights, indonesia...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Georgina Beyer - places and personalities

Georgina Beyer - places and personalitiesGeorgina remembers some of the clubs, venues and personalities in Wellington from the mid-1970s and her time in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, queen, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Georgina Beyer

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

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

Gerry Masters

Gerry MastersGerry talks about being one of the boys in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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, performance...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Mark Beehre

Mark BeehreMark talks about documenting gay mens lives through photography and audio interviews. In this recording we look...

Tags: arts, history, interviewing, legacy, oral history, photography...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Will Hansen

Will HansenWill Hansen talks about what drives his passion for LGBTI rainbow history...

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

Published: September 2018

Found in: People