Kia ora, Welcome

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.


Conference Preview

Conference PreviewConference Chair Rawa Karetai previews the upcoming Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington 30 November - 2 December...

Tags: 2010s, activism, adoption, civil unions, community, queer...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

ILGA scholars plenary

ILGA scholars plenaryAudio from the ILGA scholars plenary session. Our ILGA Oceania area is huge - boarded on one side...

Tags: 2010s, bisexual, fa'afafine, gay, lesbian, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Session 3

Session 3Audio from the session: Takatāpui, Pasifika ways and beyond queer theory. Participants include Maihi Makiha and Kim Mcbreen...

Tags: church, colonisation, gender identity, health, heteronormativity, history...

Published: June 2013

Found in: C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013

Rod McLeod Morrison

Rod McLeod MorrisonRod talks about his relationship with his partner who died from AIDS related conditions...

Tags: 1990s, death, gay, health, hiv/aids, relationships...

Published: 1999

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Remembering Bruce Burnett

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

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

Published: October 2012

Found in: HIV/AIDS

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

Frances Hodgkins

Frances HodgkinsAlison talks about the New Zealand painter Frances Hodgkins...

Tags: 1860s, arts, dunedin, lesbian, transcript online, visual arts...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

Rob Lake

Rob LakeRob talks about activism during homosexual law reform and early responses to HIV AIDS in Wellington...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, gay, lesbian, queer...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

The Womens Bookshop

The Womens BookshopCarole Beu talks about establishing The Women's Bookshop - an independent bookshop which opened in Auckland in 1989...

Tags: books, community, cooking, counselling, family, feminism...

Published: June 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Ralph Knowles

Ralph KnowlesRalph Knowles talks about the early years of HIV/AIDS in Christchurch, and how he helped produce the first...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, beats, cruising, gay, transcript online...

Published: December 2011

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Renato Sabbadini

Renato SabbadiniAudio from the opening address of ILGA Executive Director Renato Sabbadini at the 2nd ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human...

Tags: bisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, takataapui, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

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

Launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition

Launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibitionAudio from the launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition, held at the National Library of New Zealand...

Tags: 1080 poison, 2010s, homosexual law reform, lesbian, takataapui, wahine toa...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Arts and Media

Part 2 (20 November 1985)

Part 2 (20 November 1985)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November...

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

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Senthorun Raj (2)

Senthorun Raj (2)Senthorun Raj from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, human rights, senthorun raj, w...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Session 8

Session 8Audio from the session: Beyond parenting. While the passing of marriage rights for same-sex couples addressed some issues...

Tags: abuse, biphobia, bullying, children, christianity, coming out...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Human rights and civil unions

Human rights and civil unionsAlison talks about human rights and civil unions in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, activism, civil unions, hate speech, homophobia, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Rev. Dr. Margaret Mayman

Rev. Dr. Margaret MaymanMargaret talks about religion and spirituality...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, lesbian, religion, spirituality, st andrew's on the terr...

Published: February 2010

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Trans Awareness Week Gala

Trans Awareness Week GalaInterviews with participants and stall holders at the Trans Awareness Week Gala. The event was held at the...

Tags: 2010s, lesbian, non-binary, takataapui, trans, transgender...

Published: November 2019

Found in: Trans Awareness Week 2019

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

A Place to Stand

A Place to StandMP Jan Logie's speech in Parliament on 14 February 2018 during the General Debate. Jan pays tribute...

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

Published: February 2018

Found in: Issues

LBGTI+ education forum

LBGTI+ education forumAudio from the LBGTI+ education forum, held during Wellington's Pride festival at St Andrews on the Terrace on...

Tags: bisexual, homosexual, lesbian, trans, transgender, youth...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Trans* hui report-back

Trans* hui report-backAudio from the Trans* pre-conference hui report-back. The hui was held at Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery, Te...

Tags: bisexual, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, intersex, queer, trans...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Tabby Besley

Tabby BesleyTabby Besley, national co-ordinator for InsideOUT talks about being part of the team organising the hui...

Tags: 2010s, counselling, funding, heteronormativity, hui, mental health...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

Sam Orchard

Sam OrchardSam talks about growing up, comics and creativity...

Tags: arts, comics, coming out, creativity, difference, family...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Queer history panel discussion

Queer history panel discussionAudio from the panel discussion on queer history, held during the community event Queer History in the Making...

Tags: 2010s, activism, archives, blood donation, bullying, capitalism...

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

Wai Ho - Tranzform

Wai Ho - TranzformWai Ho, co-founder of Tranzform, talks about the early days of the youth support group which was established...

Tags: 2000s, genderqueer, trans, transgender, two-spirit, youth...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Tranzform

Auckland Community Church

Auckland Community ChurchVaughan Shepherd, chairperson of Auckland Community Church, talks about its history and what the church and faith communities...

Tags: atheism, billboards, christianity, church, civil unions, equality...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality