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Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about his careers as a writer, journalist and historian...

Tags: archives, coming out, media, profile, wellington, writing...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Rev. Clay Nelson

Rev. Clay NelsonClay talks about his work with St Matthew-in-the-City; particularly organising the church billboards that have gained international attention...

Tags: 2010s, billboards, celebrant, church, images online, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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

Peter Lineham

Peter LinehamPeter talks about his religious and spiritual journey and how he came to Auckland Community Church...

Tags: billboards, christianity, church, civil rights, civil unions, coming out...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Gerry Masters

Gerry MastersGerry talks about being one of the boys in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Laws and Customs

Laws and CustomsAudio from the workshop: Laws and customs in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity in Oceania. The...

Tags: akava'ine, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, homosexual, lesbian, trans...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Violet

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

Tags: 1970s, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, gay, transcript online, video onlin...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

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, performance, theat...

Published: January 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Rainbow Election Forum

Rainbow Election ForumOn 22 August 2017 Rainbow Wellington hosted a rainbow election forum at St Andrew's on the Terrace in...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, bisexual, gay, takataapui, transgender...

Published: August 2017

Found in: Events

First reading of the Bill

First reading of the BillAudio from the first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: 1960s, 1980s, gay, homosexual, queer, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Historic Convictions

Session 2

Session 2Audio from the session: Sex work. Participants include Kate Scarlet, Catherine Healy, Vita, Chanel Hati and Rouge...

Tags: 1980s, 2000s, abuse, entrapment, harassment, transgender...

Published: June 2013

Found in: C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013

Angela

AngelaAngela talks about identifying as genderqueer, pansexual poly...

Tags: activism, bullying, clothing, coming out, creativity, discrimination...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Love Life Fono 6

Love Life Fono 6It can't be presumed that all Oceania LGBTIQ people are navigating toward the same destination. We are...

Tags: 2010s, branding, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Hugo Gong

Hugo GongHugo is a photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Many of these images were shot during a...

Tags: 2000s, arts, images online, photography, visual arts, wellington...

Published: 2010

Found in: Gallery

Torfrida and Ali

Torfrida and AliTorfrida and Ali talk about the lesbian scene in Canterbury in the 1980s and their personal journeys...

Tags: activism, ageing, butch, climate change, community, dance...

Published: November 2013

Found in: People

Drew Hadwen

Drew HadwenDrew Hadwen talks about the development of the Devotion dance parties/festivals, and the Beacons of Hope services in...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, assimilation, belonging, hiv/aids...

Published: August 2018

Found in: People

From Bisexual to Skoliosexual

From Bisexual to SkoliosexualAudio from the workshop: From Bisexual to Skoliosexual. When we think about the "rainbow" community most people just...

Tags: aromantic, asexual, bisexual, cisgender, homosexual, intersex...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Tony Smith

Tony SmithTony talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s...

Tags: ageing, arts, children, church, coming out, creativity...

Published: October 2013

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)

Sunil Pant

Sunil PantSunil Pant delivers a keynote presentation. Sunil is introduced by Maryan Street...

Tags: 2010s, activism, blue diamond society, human rights, nepal, transcript online...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Coming out, negotiating identities and solidarity

Coming out, negotiating identities and solidarityThe panel is facilitated by Caity Briggs, with panelists Aliyah Winter, Jaye Barclay, Jarrod Klooster, Zoie Guest, Brittany...

Tags: agender, bigender, bisexual, cisgender, gay, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

John Jakeman - hairdressing

John Jakeman - hairdressingJohn Jakeman talks about his career as a hairdresser - in Wellington, London and Europe, from the 1960s...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, abdication, gay...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

Launch of the Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Launch of the Wellington Pride Festival 2019Audio from the launch of the Wellington Pride Festival, held at Thistle Hall on 8 March 2019. 0006...

Tags: 2010s, accessibility, bisexual flag, civil unions, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

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

Lesbian heritage walk

Lesbian heritage walkMiriam Saphira takes a tour group around some of the historic lesbian sites in central Auckland. A special...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, butch, femme, lesbian...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Frank Kitts Park Lagoon

Frank Kitts Park LagoonIn the 1990s the lagoon was the site for Beacons of Hope - a memorial ceremony for those...

Tags: 1990s, aotearoa new zealand, frank kitts park lagoon (wellington), hiv/aids, m...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Health and HIV

Health and HIVA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Health and HIV...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Harris Street

Harris StreetOn a night in July 1975 a police officer questioned MP Colin Moyle who was lingering around a...

Tags: 1970s, cruising, member of parliament, politics, public toilet, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Summer Camps

Summer CampsThe cast and creative team behind Summer Camps talk about the production and its origins. The...

Tags: bisexual, intersex, kamp, lesbian, non-binary, queer...

Published: February 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Conan McKegg

Conan McKeggConan talks about writing for the screen and working on the draft script for House of Memories...

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

Published: February 2014

Found in: People