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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

Bats Theatre

Bats TheatreBats Theatre has seen a variety of rainbow related productions including Confessions of a Drag Queen, Corner 4am...

Tags: 1990s, 2010s, crime, hate crime, murder, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Robert Gant

Robert GantJohn Sullivan talks about the photography of Robert Gant. Robert Gant was born in England in 1854(?) and...

Tags: arts, images online, photography, visual arts, wairarapa, wellington...

Published: November 2010

Found in: Gallery

Charlie Tredway

Charlie TredwayCharlie, a Community Engagement Officer with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about attending Out in the Park...

Tags: 2010s, advertising, anal sex, cd4 threshold, community, gay...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

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

Spectrum website (1996)

Spectrum website (1996)Kevin Jensen talks about creating one of the earliest rainbow websites originating from New Zealand. The website went...

Tags: 1990s, acceptance, access, bisexual, gay, heterosexual...

Published: May 2018

Found in: Arts and Media

From Bisexual to Skoliosexual

From Bisexual to SkoliosexualAudio from the workshop: From Bisexual to Skoliosexual. When we think about the "rainbow" community most people just...

Tags: aromantic, asexual, bisexual, cisgender, homosexual, intersex...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Andy Boreham

Andy BorehamAndy talks about helping organise the annual Out in the Square community fair in Wellington...

Tags: community, event management, identity, organisation, organising, social...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Human Rights film evening

Human Rights film eveningScreenings and discussions on two films: Courage Unfolds - Living the Principles and Assume Nothing. Courage Unfolds -...

Tags: 2010s, human rights, intersex, media, transgender, video online...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

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

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

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

Bob Davis

Bob DavisBob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, activism, allies, anger, anti-apartheid movement...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Body Positive Drop-in Centre

Body Positive Drop-in CentreBody Positive, a peer support organisation for people living with HIV AIDS, established a Wellington drop-in centre on...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, health, hiv/aids, peer support, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Tony Smith

Tony SmithTony talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s...

Tags: ageing, arts, children, church, coming out, creativity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

Audio preservation

Audio preservationJohn talks about preserving audio/visual material for the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. John was responsible for...

Tags: activism, archives, community, gay liberation movement, history, hiv/aids...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Arts and Media

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing ViolenceAudio from the workshop: Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence. Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence...

Tags: agender, gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, trans...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Denny Moran

Denny MoranDenny Moran talks about the gay scene in Wellington in the 1970s - including Carmen and various beats...

Tags: 1970s, anonymous sex, arrest, courts, gay, transgender...

Published: November 2010

Found in: People

Senthorun Raj (1)

Senthorun Raj (1)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

Launch of Carmens traffic light

Launch of Carmens traffic lightAudio from the launch of Carmen's traffic light, which can be seen on the corner of Ghuznee and...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, abortion, takataapui, trans, transgender...

Published: August 2016

Found in: Carmen Rupe

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

Bella Simpson - Tranzform

Bella Simpson - TranzformBella Simpson talks about being one of the first members of Tranzform, a youth support group established in...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, board games, coming out, trans, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Tranzform

Rally photographs

Rally photographsImages from the Rally for Marriage Equality on 29 August 2012 in Wellington. People first gathered in...

Tags: 2010s, activism, civil unions, images online, marriage, marriage equality...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Naeaulumanua Le Atioo and co

Naeaulumanua Le Atioo and coNaeaulumanua Le Atio'o and Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), fuimaono karl pulotu-endemann, human righ...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Kassie Hartendorp

Kassie HartendorpKassie talks about BOX Oceania and visions of the future...

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

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

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

Criminal cases

Criminal casesAlison highlights some queer-related criminal cases in New Zealand...

Tags: 1950s, courts, crime, hate crime, homophobia, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Iris Florence Peter Williams

Iris Florence Peter WilliamsJulie Glamuzina talks about her book Perfectly Natural: The audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams. The original...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, archives, birth certificate, courts, transgender...

Published: October 2015

Found in: Arts and Media