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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.


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

Michael Stevens

Michael StevensMichael Stevens from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, media, michael stevens, wel...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Rex Halliday

Rex HallidayRex talks about growing up in New Plymouth, the Gay Liberation movement, early HIV AIDS prevention programmes and...

Tags: activism, coming out, community, drugs, family, gay liberation movement...

Published: April 2013

Found in: People

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

Part 1 (9 October 1985)

Part 1 (9 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 October...

Tags: 1980s, child molestation, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosex...

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Amy Adams

Amy AdamsAs part of Project Uplift (the refurbishment of the Rainbow Room) a documentary was produced by the Office...

Tags: 2010s, amy adams, parliament, rainbow room (parliament)...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

Kestin Stewart

Kestin StewartKestin Stewart from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, rainbow youth, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Murray Riches

Murray RichesMurray Riches talks about his research project How Do We Make it Better. MP Jan Logie references the...

Tags: activism, alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, church, closeted, coming out...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings...

Tags: 1970s, 1990s, alcohol and drug abuse, kamp, transexual, transgender...

Published: 1991

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Chechnya Vigil

Chechnya VigilAudio from the Chechnya Vigil held outside the Russian embassy in Wellington. The candlelight vigil was organised to...

Tags: 2010s, abuse, bisexual, gay, non-binary, queer...

Published: April 2017

Found in: Events

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2019)

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2019)Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 19 May...

Tags: 2010s, hiv education, hiv stigma, hiv/aids, prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis), s...

Published: May 2019

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Part 2

Part 2Part 2 of an honours evening which celebrated people who have made outstanding contributions to the queer and...

Tags: 2010s, awards, community, honours, intersex, non-binary...

Published: February 2015

Found in: Events

Annabel

AnnabelAnnabel talks about coming out as a lesbian...

Tags: catholic school, coming out, community, education, femme, film...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Spencer

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

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

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Bruce Burnett

Bruce BurnettBruce Burnett, an early AIDS educator and activist, talks to Phil Parkinson about an upcoming AIDS counselling workshop...

Tags: 1980s, counselling, gay, health, health care, health education...

Published: February 1985

Found in: HIV/AIDS

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

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

Shaughan Woodcock

Shaughan WoodcockShaughan talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, arts, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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

Pride Parade

Pride ParadeAudio from the Wellington Pride Parade, held along Wellington's waterfront on 12 March 2016. A very special...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, ballet, drag, drag kings, hiv/aids...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Michael Sanders

Michael SandersMichael talks about being one of the choreographers for 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

Huhana Hickey

Huhana HickeyHuhana Hickey talks to Kathryn Ryan about indigenous disabled human rights and social justice advocacy...

Tags: 2010s, activism, disability, disability rights, external resource, maori...

Published: June 2013

Found in: People

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

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

Session 5

Session 5Audio from the session: Invisible sexualities within queer communities. New Zealand is getting used to gay and lesbian...

Tags: biphobia, coming out, fluidity, health, hiv/aids, identity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

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

Grace Poore

Grace PooreGrace Poore delivers a keynote presentation...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), grace poore, human rights, transcript onl...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

The Petition (5 November 1985)

The Petition (5 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate on the report back of the petition against the Homosexual Law Reform...

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

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Political Forum - Part 1

Political Forum - Part 1Audio from the LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum held at Eva Beva, Wellington on 26 July 2020. The event...

Tags: 2020s, eva beva (wellington), general election, green party, national party, n...

Published: July 2020

Found in: LGBTTQIAP+ Political Forum

Brian Andrews and Matthew Hunt

Brian Andrews and Matthew HuntBrian Andrews talks about photographing the Queen of the Whole Universe and Matthew Hunt talks about performing in...

Tags: arts, auckland, drag, performance, photography, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe