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Donald Stenhouse

Donald StenhouseDon talks about what it's like to be an older gay man. Don died on 7 January 2018...

Tags: 2010s, ageing, drug therapy, elder issues, elders, gay...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Older Gay Men

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March...

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

Published: March 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Archives New Zealand

Archives New ZealandDonal Raethel, a senior archivist at Archives New Zealand, talks about some of the "wonderous treasures" held in...

Tags: gay, homosexual, lesbian, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: October 2016

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Peter Lineham

Peter LinehamPeter talks about his religious and spiritual journey and how he came to Auckland Community Church...

Tags: billboards, christianity, church, civil rights, civil unions, coming out...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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

Annah Pickering

Annah PickeringAnnah Pickering from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, human rights, new zealand prostitutes collective, sex work, w...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline

Wellington Gay and Lesbian HelplineChris Pugsley and Jo Morrison talk about the history and activities of the Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline...

Tags: 1990s, 2010s, organisation, support, wellington, wellington gay switchboard...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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

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

Session 4

Session 4Audio from the session: Health and gender diversity...

Tags: ageing, education, health, health system, mental health, racism...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

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

Andreas Derleth

Andreas DerlethAndreas talks about growing up, moving to New Zealand and winning Mr Gay New Zealand and Mr Gay...

Tags: coming out, community, depression, education, family, friends...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018Audio from the Transgender Day of Remembrance service held at St. Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington on 18...

Tags: 2010s, authenticity, bravery, intersex, trans, transgender...

Published: November 2018

Found in: Events

A Rainbow in the Village

A Rainbow in the VillageOrganisers, participants and spectators talk about the world's (unofficial) shortest pride parade - held during Paekakariki's annual pride...

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

Published: October 2019

Found in: Events

Te Aro Park

Te Aro ParkThe park has been the gathering point for many rallies and protests. In the mid-1980s it was the...

Tags: 1980s, activism, homosexual law reform, lesbian, queer, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Presentation at Te Papa

Presentation at Te PapaAudio from a presentation given by Michael Bancroft and Nicki Eddy at Te Papa - national museum of...

Tags: aids memorial quilt, aotearoa new zealand, archives, health, hiv/aids, welling...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Second reading of the Bill

Second reading of the BillAudio from the second reading of the Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by...

Tags: 2010s, children, family, human rights, lesbian, parents...

Published: February 2014

Found in: Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill

Dunedin beats

Dunedin beatsRalph Knowles remembers the Dunedin beats of the 1950s, and being involved in the campaigns for homosexual law...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, activism, anonymous sex, gay...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

Re-opening of the Rainbow Room

Re-opening of the Rainbow RoomAudio from the re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament. The event also marked the New Zealand...

Tags: gay, historic convictions, lesbian, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Benji Watt

Benji WattBenji Watt, producer of Q12 The Tour, talks about the tour and his personal journey...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, abuse, bullying, clothing, gay...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Q12 The Tour

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn WaringMarilyn Waring talks about her time as a Member of Parliament from 1975 - 1984. Marilyn talks about...

Tags: 1970s, civil unions, coming out, intersex, lesbian, transgender...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Session 12

Session 12Audio from the session: Gender and Prisons. Prisons have long been used as a way to confine, control...

Tags: activism, capitalism, community, depression, discrimination, drugs...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Rangimoana Taylor

Rangimoana TaylorRangimoana talks about growing up, biculturalism, activism and storytelling...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2010s, gay, takataapui...

Published: March 2015

Found in: People

Tasha

TashaTasha talks about powerlifting and acceptance in sport...

Tags: 1080 poison, 2010s, athletics, butch, cycling, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Downstage Theatre

Downstage TheatreDownstage Theatre has seen many rainbow related performances including Angels in America, Shopping and F**king, Boys in the...

Tags: 2010s, gay, theatre, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Pacific Health and Spirituality

Pacific Health and SpiritualityAudio from the workshop: Pacific Health and Spirituality. The workshop covered sexuality, spirituality and access to health services...

Tags: fa'afafine, fakaleiti, hijra, queer, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Karen Ritchie

Karen RitchieKaren talks about growing up and the Cartier Trust...

Tags: 1980s, auckland, cartier trust, gay auckland business association (gaba), heal...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Hui Takataapui interviews

Hui Takataapui interviewsParticipants talk to Tabby Besley about attending the hui which was held at Te Papa-o-Rotu Marae, Whatawhata from...

Tags: 2010s, diversity, family, food, straight, takataapui...

Published: November 2014

Found in: Hui Takataapui 2014