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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.


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

Rick Gerharter

Rick GerharterRick talks about his photo-journalism career, including the early years of photographing AIDS activism in San Francisco...

Tags: activism, arts, coming out, community, demonstrations, hiv/aids...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

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

Charles Chauvel

Charles ChauvelCharles Chauvel from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: 2000s, bullying, civil unions, dignity, gay, transgender...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Beyond Rainbows

Beyond RainbowsPanel members talk about the challenges of being a minority within rainbow communities. The discussion was...

Tags: agender, aromantic, asexual, bisexual, gay, intersex...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

Alison Laurie

Alison LaurieAlison talks about growing up and being involved in queer activism from the 1960s...

Tags: 1960s, activism, education, gay liberation movement, lesbian, transcript onlin...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Ramon Vorkauf

Ramon VorkaufRamon Vorkauf from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

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

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Wellington International Pride Parade 2020

Wellington International Pride Parade 2020Audio from the Wellington International Pride Parade held on 7 March 2020. 0:00:05 - Pamela Hancock 0:01:07 - Benjamin...

Tags: 2020s, condoms, gay, lesbian, trans, transexual...

Published: March 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Sophie Jayawardene

Sophie JayawardeneSophie talks about being diagnosed HIV+ in 1989, her journey with HIV and living positively...

Tags: 1980s, abortion, activism, children, discrimination, heterosexual...

Published: April 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Nigel Studdart

Nigel StuddartNigel Studdart talks about the impact of losing his teaching position at Pompallier Catholic College during the Marriage...

Tags: 2010s, church, discrimination, employment, family, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Steve Lawrence

Steve LawrenceSteve talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, steve lawrence, theatre...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

The Red Ribbon

The Red RibbonA group of men reflect on why they wear the red ribbon...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, health, hiv/aids, mental health, programme, relationship...

Published: 1999

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

Wellington Town Hall

Wellington Town HallThe Town Hall has hosted numerous artistic, political and celebratory events to do with rainbow communities. In 2011...

Tags: 1980s, activism, homosexual law reform, lesbian, meetings, 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

Kevin Baker

Kevin BakerKevin, a.k.a. Buffy from Buffy and Bimbo, talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe...

Tags: auckland, body positive, drag, new zealand aids foundation (nzaf), performance...

Published: January 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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

Kevin Jensen

Kevin JensenKevin reflects on taking the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt into the community, and designing the quilt website...

Tags: 1990s, 2010s, education, hiv/aids, school...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Out in the Bay

Out in the BayEric Jansen talks about Out in the Bay - a weekly queer radio show in San Francisco...

Tags: 2000s, media, out in the bay, radio, san francisco, united states of america...

Published: June 2008

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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

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

Session 13

Session 13Audio from the session: Imperialism, Nationalism and Queer Liberation. Western discourse often uses gay rights, women's rights, and...

Tags: activism, civil rights, civil unions, class, classism, colonisation...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Joe

JoeJoe describes what it was like to go through the magnitude 7.1 and 6.3 earthquakes that struck Canterbury...

Tags: 2010s, anxiety, community, death, depression, transgender...

Published: May 2012

Found in: People

Downstage Theatre

Downstage TheatreDownstage Theatre has seen many rainbow related performances including Angels in America, Shopping and F**king, Boys in the...

Tags: 2010s, gay, theatre, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

LGBTI* health plenary

LGBTI* health plenaryAudio from the LGBTI* health plenary with Elizabeth Kerekere and Jack Trolove. The session is introduced by...

Tags: butch, femme, takataapui, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Robert Gant

Robert GantJohn Sullivan talks about the photography of Robert Gant.

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

Published: November 2010

Found in: Gallery

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

Jules and Ness

Jules and NessJules Lovelock and Ness Simons talk about film-making and what makes a queer film...

Tags: arts, creativity, crowd sourcing, film, funding, identity...

Published: August 2013

Found in: Arts and Media

Shevon Matai

Shevon MataiShevon Matai from American Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, american samoa, human rights, shevon matai, transgender, wellington tow...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames