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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

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

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

Anne Perry

Anne PerryJoanne Drayton discusses her biography of crime writer Anne Perry, better known in New Zealand as the convicted...

Tags: 1950s, 2010s, courts, crime, feminism, lesbian...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

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)

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018Audio from the Transgender Day of Remembrance service held at St. Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington on 18...

Tags: 2010s, authenticity, bravery, intersex, trans, transgender...

Published: November 2018

Found in: Events

Steve McVey

Steve McVeySteve talks about his photography and latest project Lost...

Tags: arts, boarding school, bullying, coming out, creativity, diversity...

Published: March 2014

Found in: People

Q-topia and Forge

Q-topia and ForgeJoe talks about the Christchurch youth groups Q-topia and Forge...

Tags: 1990s, activism, coming out, depression, transcript online, transgender...

Published: May 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Against Equality

Against EqualityAudio from Ryan Conrad's community presentation. The discussion was held at 17 Tory Street, Wellington on 1 March...

Tags: activism, anti-capitalism, anti-profit, archives, arts, assimilation...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Events

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine MansfieldAlison talks about writer Katherine Mansfield and her female lovers...

Tags: 1880s, arts, bisexual, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Jan Logie tours the Rainbow Room

Jan Logie tours the Rainbow RoomMP Jan Logie tours the newly refurnished Rainbow Room at Parliament...

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

Published: August 2019

Found in: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Nikki Lee Carlson

Nikki Lee CarlsonNikki Lee reflects on a journey that has taken her from having a successful singer career as a...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, addiction, gay, transgender...

Published: July 2016

Found in: People

Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rally

Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rallyAlison Laurie addresses the Bigot Busters rally held at the Wellington Town Hall on 21 May 1985...

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

Published: May 1985

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

The Opera House

The Opera HouseAlley - Jack Body's opera about Rewi Alley premiered at the Opera House in 1998. The theatre has...

Tags: 1990s, arts, drag, gay, makeup, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

OverWatch

OverWatchSquadron Leader Stu Pearce talks about OverWatch - a group that provides support and guidance to the New...

Tags: closeted, coming out, discrimination, education, hiv/aids, human rights...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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: Wellington waterfront

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

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

Hiroyuki Taniguchi

Hiroyuki TaniguchiHiroyuki Taniguchi from Japan talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), hiroyuki taniguchi, human rights, japan...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Robin Duff

Robin DuffRobin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the...

Tags: activism, advertising, age of consent, bullying, civil unions, coming out...

Published: April 2013

Found in: People

Queer Avengers

Queer AvengersSara Fraser talks about the history of the Queer Avengers and some of its activities. The group was...

Tags: cis female, gay, lesbian, non-binary, queer, trans...

Published: September 2018

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Ron New

Ron NewRon talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

The Balcony

The BalconyWe begin the walk tour at Carmen Rupe's Le Balcon - a cabaret nightclub on the corner of...

Tags: 1970s, cabaret, drag, entertainment, transgender, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act

30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform ActAudio from the 30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act event, held in the Grand Hall, Parliament...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, coming out, cross political party working group, homos...

Published: July 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Rangimoana Taylor

Rangimoana TaylorRangimoana talks about growing up, biculturalism, activism and storytelling...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2010s, gay, takataapui...

Published: March 2015

Found in: People

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

Out Loud radio

Out Loud radioNoah Miller talks about the creation of Out Loud radio in San Francisco...

Tags: 2000s, media, organisation, radio, teaching, youth...

Published: July 2008

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Jonathan Smith

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

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

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

HIV/AIDS panel discussion

HIV/AIDS panel discussionAudio from a panel discussion on HIV/AIDS, held at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington on 30...

Tags: 2010s, community, gay, straight, takataapui, transgender...

Published: April 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS