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Ed Jenner

Ed JennerEd talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant - from the first show...

Tags: auckland, drag, ed jenner, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Wellington waterfront

Wellington waterfrontTake a self-guided circular 1-hour walk tour around the Wellington waterfront and discover some historic rainbow locations. Most...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, walk tour, walking, wellington...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Walk Tours

St Peters church service (2017)

St Peters church service (2017)Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilson's landmark sermon on homosexuality (possibly the...

Tags: 2010s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: June 2017

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Anna

AnnaAnna talks about living in Nelson and being attracted to women...

Tags: activism, adoption, books, children, civil unions, clothing...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil

Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight VigilSolidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil, held at Frank Kitts park - 6pm on 13 June 2016. The...

Tags: gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, takataapui, trans...

Published: June 2016

Found in: Orlando mass shooting

Packing the Quilt for Te Papa

Packing the Quilt for Te PapaHistory curator Stephanie Gibson and collection manager Sara Guthrie pack the last two blocks of the New Zealand...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, auckland, hiv and aids, new zealand aids memorial quilt...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Session 4

Session 4Audio from the session: Health and gender diversity...

Tags: ageing, education, health, health system, mental health, racism...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Andreas Derleth

Andreas DerlethAndreas talks about growing up, moving to New Zealand and winning Mr Gay New Zealand and Mr Gay...

Tags: coming out, community, depression, education, family, friends...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

QWU documentary

QWU documentaryA documentary that follows participants in the last Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant. More interviews with...

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

Published: July 2012

Found in: Documentary

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

Tabby Besley

Tabby BesleyTabby Besley, national co-ordinator for InsideOUT talks about being part of the team organising the hui...

Tags: 2010s, counselling, funding, heteronormativity, hui, mental health...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

Hinemoana Baker

Hinemoana BakerHinemoana talks about being a writer, musician and teacher...

Tags: arts, coming out, music, poetry, profile, writing...

Published: March 2010

Found in: People

Barry Taylor

Barry TaylorBarry Taylor from New Zealand talks about being the convener of the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), barry taylor, human rights, wellington to...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-BowlesPhil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities...

Tags: 1950s, 1980s, 2010s, adoption, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Beyond Rainbows panel discussion

Beyond Rainbows panel discussionPanel members talk about the challenges of being a minority within rainbow communities. Unfortunately due to...

Tags: androgynous, butch, demisexual, fa'afafine, femme, gender fluid...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Shift hui (2015)

Launch of Carmens traffic light

Launch of Carmens traffic lightAudio from the launch of Carmen's traffic light, which can be seen on the corner of Ghuznee and...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, abortion, takataapui, trans, transgender...

Published: August 2016

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Whakarongo: Pride, ILGA World and beyond

Whakarongo: Pride, ILGA World and beyondInterviews with participants from the community hui: Whakarongo - Pride, ILGA World and beyond. The hui was...

Tags: events, femme, gay, lesbian, takataapui, trans...

Published: January 2019

Found in: Events

Prue Hyman

Prue HymanPrue takes Jac Lynch through a personal archive of newspaper articles, letters and submissions made in support of...

Tags: androgynous, butch femme, intersex, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Paddling Your Own Waka

Paddling Your Own WakaAudio from the session: Paddling Your Own Waka. In a world of the internet, global publishing companies no...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

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: Locations

Yellow

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

Tags: 1990s, depression, gender identity, transcript online, transgender, video onli...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

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

Session 1

Session 1Audio from the session: Transfemininities and transmisogyny. A facilitated discussion on the experiences of, and the unique ways...

Tags: classism, community, counselling, discrimination, exclusion, femininity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Sian Torrington

Sian TorringtonSian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, butch, lesbian, queer...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Arts and Media

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 and aids...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

Ursula Bethell

Ursula BethellAlison talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell...

Tags: 1870s, arts, christchurch, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

Naeaulumanua Le Atio'o and co

Naeaulumanua Le Atio'o and coNaeaulumanua Le Atio'o and Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), fuimaono karl pulotu-endemann, human righ...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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: Locations

Peter and partner

Peter and partnerPeter and partner reflect on life before homosexual law reform, their civil union and attending Out in the...

Tags: 1960s, 1980s, 2000s, 2010s, adoption, ageing...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants