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Katija Vlatkovich

Katija VlatkovichKatija talks about growing up, working with Rainbow Youth and organizing Proud Mary...

Tags: activism, coming out, family, music, performance, youth...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

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

Welby Ings

Welby IngsWelby Ings talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in New Zealand and his films

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

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

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

David Inglis

David InglisDavid talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

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

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Rainbow Pasefika 2020

Rainbow Pasefika 2020Audio from the Rainbow Pasefika 2020 event, held at Wellington Museum on 29 February 2020 during Wellington's Pride...

Tags: 2000s, 2020s, fa'afafine, mahu, takataapui, whakawahine...

Published: February 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Pacific Human Rights Conference outcomes

Pacific Human Rights Conference outcomesDiscussion on the Pacific Human Rights Conference, held 11-14 May 2015 in Tonga. The conference was hosted...

Tags: bisexual, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, lesbian, transgender, video online...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

A Refugee Among Refugees

A Refugee Among RefugeesEliana's case attracted international media attention after she was detained at Hong Kong International Airport's immigration facility for...

Tags: 2000s, intersex, lesbian, non-binary, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

HLR30 Hands On

HLR30 Hands OnCreek talks about HLR30 Hands On - a massage event in April 2016 to show appreciation to the...

Tags: bisexual, butch, gay, lesbian, queer, trans...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Session 10

Session 10Audio from the session: Beyond marriage. Marriage is often presented as the highest legal right for LGBT communities...

Tags: activism, bullying, capitalism, child care, children, class...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Grace Poore and Satya Rai Nagpaul

Grace Poore and Satya Rai NagpaulGrace Poore and Satya Rai Nagpaul talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), grace poore, human rights, satya rai nagp...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Julian Cook

Julian CookPride Festival Co-ordinator Julian Cook talks about some of the sixty events happening during the Auckland Pride Festival...

Tags: arts, burlesque, drag, event management, herstory, history...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Bill Logan

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

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, activism, gay, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: June 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Skye

SkyeSkye talks about identifying as transmasculine and living in Christchurch...

Tags: activism, coming out, community, employment, equality, family...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

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)

Confessions of a Drag Queen

Confessions of a Drag QueenRicky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, drag, gay, performance, theatre...

Published: December 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

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

Last Chance film evening discussion

Last Chance film evening discussionAudio from a discussion pre and post screening of Last Chance, a documentary that tells the stories of...

Tags: activism, asylum, convention refugee, discrimination, disown, drag...

Published: October 2014

Found in: Events

Aunty Wai Mason

Aunty Wai MasonAunty Wai talks about being a kaumatua for the NZ AIDS Foundation...

Tags: 1980s, auckland, health, hiv/aids, new zealand aids foundation (nzaf), profile...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

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

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 soldiers during WW1 and formed a very close bond - was it homosexual, homosocial or something else?

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

Published: February 2016

Found in: People

Gareth Watkins

Gareth Watkins

Tags: 1990s, arts, images online, photography, visual arts, wellington...

Published: 2010

Found in: Gallery

Parker and Hulme murder case

Parker and Hulme murder caseAlison talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parker's...

Tags: 1950s, christchurch, courts, crime, law, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Yarn bombing

Yarn bombingWe learn about yarn bombing during Wellington's Pride Festival...

Tags: 2010s, activism, bike stand, church, earthquake, queer...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

John Jakeman profile

John Jakeman profileJohn Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transexual...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

John Fisher

John FisherJohn Fisher delivers a keynote presentation. John is introduced by Rosslyn Noonan...

Tags: 2010s, human rights, law, transcript online, wellington town hall, yogyakarta ...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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