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Glenda

GlendaGlenda talks about growing up in a single-parent household in the 1950s, homosexual law reform and identifying as...

Tags: 1920s, 1950s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, queer...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Discharge

DischargeDarren Graham talks about being discharged from the Royal New Zealand Air Force on the grounds that he...

Tags: 1980s, employment, family, homophobia, homosexual law reform, human rights...

Published: 1999

Found in: Documentary

Jack Body - Carmen

Jack Body - CarmenJack talks about writing Songs and Dances of Desire - a work inspired by Carmen Rupe and...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, aversion therapy, coming out, gay, transgender...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

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

First reading of the Bill

First reading of the BillAudio from the first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, introduced into Parliament by Labour...

Tags: christianity, church, civil unions, human rights, law, marriage...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

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

Tiwhanawhana celebrates Matariki

Tiwhanawhana celebrates MatarikiTiwhanawhana Celebrates Matariki Audio from the Tiwhanawhana Celebrates Matariki event held at the National Library of New Zealand...

Tags: 2010s, colonialism, colonisation, femininity, takataapui, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Events

Queer Objects

Queer ObjectsAudio from the Queer Objects event, held during Wellington's Pride Festival on 29 February 2020 at Te Papa...

Tags: 2020s, books, button, collections online (te papa), drag, female impersonation...

Published: February 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

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

Gertrude Glossip

Gertrude GlossipGertrude Glossip from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, drag, gertrude glossip, human rights...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Opening of Out in the Park

Opening of Out in the ParkAudio from the opening of Out in the Park, held in Waitangi Park, Wellington on Saturday 12 March...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, cis male, homosexual law reform, marriage, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 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

Lower Cuba Street

Lower Cuba StreetLower Cuba Street has seen a number of rainbow-related events. In the mid-1980s there was a pro-homosexual law...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, acceptance, family, lesbian, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Session 11

Session 11Audio from the session: Fighting homophobia, transphobia and bigotry in our communities. Social transformation means transformation of our...

Tags: activism, brothels, civil unions, discrimination, diversity, health...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)In 1974 Venn Young, National MP for Egmont, introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill. The Bill sought to...

Tags: 1970s, blackmail, church, gay, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: July 1975

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Auckland Community Church

Auckland Community ChurchVaughan Shepherd, chairperson of Auckland Community Church, talks about its history and what the church and faith communities...

Tags: atheism, billboards, christianity, church, civil unions, equality...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Thats So Gay

Thats So GayGrizz talks to the cast and crew of Thats So Gay about how the production was devised and performed

Tags: 2010s, arts, coming out, education, growing up, images online...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Arts and Media

Paki

PakiPaki talks about growing up in Nelson and being gender fluid...

Tags: anxiety, bullying, camp, coming out, confidence, discrimination...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Julian Cook

Julian CookJulian talks about organising a variety of corporate and community-based events, including the GABA Gold Charity Auction, and...

Tags: community, event management, organising, support, venues, volunteer...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Agender New Zealand

Agender New ZealandCherise Witehira, president of Agender New Zealand, talks about how the organisation supports transgender people and their families...

Tags: addiction, drug abuse, education, family, gender identity, growing up...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis

Art, Craft and the AIDS CrisisAudio from the panel discussion Art, Craft and the AIDS Crisis held at the Dowse Art Museum, Lower...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, gay, hiv/aids, homosexual...

Published: May 2018

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Ann-Marie

Ann-MarieAnn-Marie talks about religion, a 19-year relationship and three commitment ceremonies...

Tags: 1960s, butch, femme, lesbian, non-binary, soft butch...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Marriage, Adoption and Human Rights

Marriage, Adoption and Human RightsKevin Hague MP talks about the history of human rights legislation - internationally and in New Zealand...

Tags: 2010s, adoption, alcohol and drug abuse, children, church, discrimination...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

LGRRC and LAGANZ

LGRRC and LAGANZOn the 30th anniversary of the arson attack (11 September 1986) on the Lesbian and Gay Rights Resource...

Tags: bisexual, fa'afafine, gay, intersex, lesbian, queer...

Published: September 2016

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice Squad

Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice SquadTrevor Morley talks about working on the Vice Squad in Wellington in the 1970s; including cases involving Carmen...

Tags: 1970s, abortion, courts, crime, straight, transgender...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

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

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

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

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

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