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True stories

True storiesA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: True stories...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, gaynz.com, internet, media...

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Creek

CreekCreek talks about identifying as a butch female submissive transmasculine lesbian...

Tags: butch, femme, lesbian, queer, transcript online, transmasculine...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Lynley

LynleyLynley talks about growing up in the 1960s, cricket, ballroom dancing, marriage and coming out...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan SmithJonathan talks about growing up and creating, and running the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: arts, drag, hiv and aids, performance, profile, relationships...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

William Spurlin

William SpurlinAudio from Prof. William Spurlin's talk: What we know from the historical record - the persecution of lesbians...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

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

Committee stage of the Bill

Committee stage of the BillAudio from the committee stage of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: 1980s, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, transexual, transgender...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Gay BC (28 June 1986)

Gay BC (28 June 1986)This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast on the anniversary of Stonewall, and just before the passing of...

Tags: 1980s, activism, gay, homosexual law reform, human rights, law...

Published: June 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

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

Robert Gant

Robert GantJohn Sullivan talks about the photography of Robert Gant. Robert Gant was born in England in 1854(?) and...

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

Published: November 2010

Found in: Gallery

Vaitoa Toelupe

Vaitoa ToelupeVaitoa Toelupe from Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, samoa, transgender, vaitoa toelupe...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

Second reading of the Bill

Second reading of the BillAudio from the second reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. It was introduced into...

Tags: 2010s, church, civil rights, civil unions, community, discrimination...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

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

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

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)

Miscellaneouslee

MiscellaneousleeMiscellaneouslee talks about family life, Auckland in the 1980s and performing in drag...

Tags: acceptance, bullying, children, coming out, creativity, culture...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

Mo

MoMo talks about growing up in Kaitaia, being a Diversity Liaison Officer with the New Zealand Police and...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, accomodation, buddhism, butch, transcript online...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

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)

Bob Davis

Bob DavisBob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, activism, allies, anger, anti-apartheid movement...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Part 1

Part 1Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On. In a past of illegality and stigma...

Tags: 1960s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Annabel

AnnabelAnnabel talks about coming out as a lesbian...

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

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 6 November...

Tags: 1980s, age of consent, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual...

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Hamish Allardice

Hamish AllardiceHamish talks about being bullied at school, abuse, addiction and recovery. The AIDS Memorial Quilt panel for Rudi...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, gay, genderfuck, lesbian...

Published: February 2015

Found in: People

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

Queer history panel discussion

Queer history panel discussionAudio from the panel discussion on queer history, held during the community event Queer History in the Making...

Tags: 2010s, activism, archives, blood donation, bullying, capitalism...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

Bill Logan

Bill LoganBill talks about growing up, being an activist and his role in homosexual law reform...

Tags: activism, gay, gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform, human rights, t...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Part 2 (16 October 1985)

Part 2 (16 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October...

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

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings