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Pride Stage 2019

Pride Stage 2019Audio from the Wellington Pride Stage 2019, held at Eva Beva's on 30 March 2019. After the...

Tags: 2010s, bigotry, drag, grief, lesbian, transgender...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Prue Hyman

Prue HymanPrue takes Jac Lynch through a personal archive of newspaper articles, letters and submissions made in support of...

Tags: androgynous, butch femme, intersex, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Te Papa

Te PapaThe Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa holds numerous rainbow-related taonga (treasures) including the New Zealand AIDS...

Tags: 1990s, homosexual law reform, museums, taonga, video online, walk tour...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Part 3

Part 3Part 3 of an honours evening which celebrated people who have made outstanding contributions to the queer and...

Tags: 2010s, awards, community, honours, recognition, volunteer...

Published: February 2015

Found in: Events

Remembering Bruce Burnett

Remembering Bruce BurnettKate Leslie remembers Bruce Burnett - an early AIDS educator and activist in New Zealand. Bruce returned to...

Tags: activism, community, death, education, health, health system...

Published: October 2012

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Out in the Park opening

Out in the Park openingAudio from the opening of Out in the Park. The event took place on 24 February 2018 at...

Tags: 2010s, drag, member of parliament, parliament, pride precinct (wellington), wa...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Courtenay Place Mens Toilet

Courtenay Place Mens ToiletBuilt in 1911, the underground public toilet was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The...

Tags: 1970s, anonymous sex, arrest, crime, gay, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Pardon Me Alan Turing

Pardon Me Alan TuringWriter Stephen Lunt talks about the play Pardon Me Alan Turing. The play runs at Bats Theatre...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, chemical castration, computer science, historic convictions, hom...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Stephen Denekamp

Stephen DenekampStephen talks depression and coming out...

Tags: 1990s, coming out, depression, family, gay, transcript online...

Published: May 2010

Found in: People

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

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

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

A Thousand Toilet Ladies

A Thousand Toilet LadiesWai Ho reads A Thousand Toilet Ladies. Wai's story placed second in the Asian Short Story competition 2012...

Tags: butch, cooking, ethnicity, family, food, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Arts and Media

Vicki-Anne Heikell and Bronwyn Officer

Vicki-Anne Heikell and Bronwyn OfficerVicki-Anne and Bronwyn talk about various practical ideas for maintaining a personal or group archive. If you would...

Tags: archives, education, history, identity, legacy, library...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Remembering Neil Costelloe

Remembering Neil CostelloeJayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, activism, anger, gay, lesbian...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Rev. Clay Nelson

Rev. Clay NelsonClay talks about his work with St Matthew-in-the-City; particularly organising the church billboards that have gained international attention...

Tags: 2010s, billboards, celebrant, church, images online, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Hagley Park killing

Hagley Park killingAlison talks about the killing of Charles Aberhart in 1964. Aberhart had been cruising in Hagley Park when...

Tags: 1960s, beats, courts, crime, gay, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Rainbow Election Forum

Rainbow Election ForumOn 22 August 2017 Rainbow Wellington hosted a rainbow election forum at St Andrew's on the Terrace in...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, bisexual, gay, takataapui, transgender...

Published: August 2017

Found in: Events

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

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

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings...

Tags: 1970s, 1990s, alcohol and drug abuse, kamp, transexual, transgender...

Published: 1991

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Worth checking out

Worth checking outA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Worth checking out...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Takataapui workshop

Takataapui workshopElizabeth Kerekere discusses the history of takataapui, building relationships and creating inclusive spaces...

Tags: aromantic, asexual, bisexual, butch, femme, gay...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

Peter Wells

Peter WellsPeter talks about the journey as a film maker and writer...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, transexual...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

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

Alison Laurie

Alison LaurieElizabeth Kerekere introduces a queer history talk by Alison Laurie...

Tags: 2000s, activism, history, human rights, politics, tapu te ranga marae (welling...

Published: January 2009

Found in: KAHA Youth Hui 2009

Second reading of the Bill

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

Tags: 2010s, church, civil rights, civil unions, community, discrimination...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Packing the Quilt for Te Papa

Packing the Quilt for Te PapaHistory curator Stephanie Gibson and collection manager Sara Guthrie pack the last two blocks of the New Zealand...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, auckland, hiv/aids, new zealand aids memorial quilt, st ...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Tighe Instone

Tighe InstoneTighe talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform. A selection...

Tags: 1980s, activism, age of consent, butch, gay, lesbian...

Published: June 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform