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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

Miriam Saphira

Miriam SaphiraMiriam Saphira talks about growing up, being a writer and researcher, and establishing the Charlotte Museum. This podcast...

Tags: 1960s, activism, archives, coming out, growing up, lesbian...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

Margaret Mayman

Margaret MaymanAudio of Rev. Dr. Margaret Mayman's last reflection "The blessing of gratitude". After nearly twelve years of...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, faith, religion, spirituality, st andrew's on the...

Published: November 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellenIan McKellen sends a message to the Marriage Equality Conference. The message was played during the first keynote...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, legislative council chamber (parliament), marriage, marr...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Mitch Yusof

Mitch YusofMitch Yusof from Malaysia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, malaysia, mitch yusof...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Tim Barnett

Tim BarnettTim Barnett talks about growing up in the United Kingdom; becoming Britain's "first professional homosexual"; moving to New...

Tags: 1960s, 1990s, 2000s, activism, adoption, gay...

Published: November 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

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

Welby Ings

Welby IngsWelby talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in...

Tags: 1980s, abuse, activism, arts, assimilation, gay...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

During These Days (audio)

During These Days (audio)A performance of During These Days, recorded during the final rehearsal before the world premiere (18 June 2016)...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, choirs, community, composition, homosexual law reform...

Published: June 2016

Found in: The Glamaphones

Ron New

Ron NewRon talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Group 1

Group 1A group of young people in Nelson talk about growing up, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA)...

Tags: bullying, children, documentary, education, equality, gender...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Counting Ourselves

Counting OurselvesAudio from the Wellington launch of Counting Ourselves held at the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre on 16...

Tags: 2010s, human rights, non-binary, research, trans, transgender...

Published: November 2019

Found in: Trans Awareness Week 2019

Elizabeth Kerekere

Elizabeth KerekereElizabeth Kerekere delivers a keynote presentation. Elizabeth is introduced by Kevin Hague. The presentation happened in the...

Tags: 2010s, activism, growing up, lesbian, takataapui, transcript online...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Phylesha Brown-Acton

Phylesha Brown-ActonPhylesha Brown-Acton delivers a keynote presentation. Phylesha is introduced by Maryan Street. The presentation happened during the third...

Tags: 2010s, activism, fa'afafine, health, transcript online, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Ruth Busch

Ruth BuschRuth talks about her early years in the Bronx, growing up in a Holocaust surviving family, coming out...

Tags: abuse, activism, adoption, ageing, children, civil rights...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Blue

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

Tags: 1960s, depression, health, lesbian, transcript online, video online...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

Reflecting on HLR30 Hands On

Reflecting on HLR30 Hands OnCreek reflects on HLR30 Hands On - a massage event for 'activists, survivors and veterans' of homosexual law...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender...

Published: May 2016

Found in: HLR30 Hands On

Mo

MoMo talks about growing up in Kaitaia, being a Diversity Liaison Officer with the New Zealand Police and...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, accomodation, buddhism, butch, transcript online...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Committee of the Whole House (16 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (16 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 April...

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

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson

Roy Ayling and Norman GibsonMiriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: February 2016

Found in: People

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

City Gallery

City GalleryIn 1995 the gallery hosted a controversial retrospective of US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe which was seen by 45000...

Tags: 1980s, church, homosexual law reform, library, meetings, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Rainbow Room interviews

Rainbow Room interviewsAttendees are interviewed at the re-opening of the Rainbow Room (Select Committee Room 11) at Parliament on 28...

Tags: gay, homosexual, homosexual law reform, lesbian, takataapui, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Circa Theatre

Circa TheatreIn 2014 the production Rita and Douglas was performed here by Jennifer Ward-Lealand and pianist Michael Houstoun. It...

Tags: 1910s, gay, lesbian, relationships, video online, walk tour...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Rainbows in a Monochrome World

Rainbows in a Monochrome WorldNavigating the world as someone from rainbow communities brings with it many challenges, taking different forms for different...

Tags: agender, bisexual, cisgender, femme, gender fluid, non-binary...

Published: April 2017

Found in: Shift hui (2017)

Spencer

SpencerSpencer talks about identifying as butch and gender queer...

Tags: anxiety, butch, coming out, community, depression, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

David Hindley

David HindleyDavid talks about his photography during the period of homosexual law reform (1985/86)...

Tags: 1980s, homosexual law reform, human rights, images online, media, photography...

Published: June 2011

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Vaitoa Toelupe

Vaitoa ToelupeVaitoa Toelupe delivers a keynote presentation. Vaitoa is introduced by David Huebner, the United States Ambassador to New...

Tags: 2010s, activism, fa'afafine, history, transcript online, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Mates and Lovers

Mates and LoversRonald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a...

Tags: 2010s, gay, history, mates and lovers (play), performance, theatre...

Published: October 2010

Found in: Arts and Media