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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 and aids...

Published: August 2018

Found in: People

Ralph Knowles

Ralph KnowlesRalph talks about growing up and taking part in aversion therapy in the 1960s...

Tags: aversion therapy, coming out, health, mental health, mental illness, profile...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

Joleen Mataele

Joleen MataeleJoleen Mataele: sharing a life of an activist and an open transgender person M-F in a country that...

Tags: fakaleiti, intersex, lesbian, queer, trans*, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Dana de Milo on Carmen Rupe

Dana de Milo on Carmen RupeDana talks about her friendship with Carmen, working at The Balcony and sex work in the 1970s. Dana...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, art-a-rama, black magic, transexual, transgender...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

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

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

Part 1

Part 1Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, lesbian, takataapui, trans*...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

LGBTI* health plenary

LGBTI* health plenaryAudio from the LGBTI* health plenary with Elizabeth Kerekere and Jack Trolove. The session is introduced by...

Tags: butch, femme, takataapui, trans*, transexual, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

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

Conference Preview

Conference PreviewConference Chair Rawa Karetai previews the upcoming Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington 30 November - 2 December...

Tags: 2010s, activism, adoption, civil unions, community, queer...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April...

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

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Service for Virginia Burns

Service for Virginia BurnsAudio from the service to commemorate and celebrate the life of Virginia Burns (a.k.a Virginia Parker-Bowles). The...

Tags: butch femme, femme queen, gay, lesbian, queer, trans*...

Published: June 2017

Found in: Events

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

Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline

Wellington Gay and Lesbian HelplineChris Pugsley and Jo Morrison talk about the history and activities of the Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline...

Tags: 1990s, organisation, support, wellington, wellington gay switchboard, wellingt...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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

Miriam Saphira

Miriam SaphiraMiriam talks about establishing the Charlotte Museum Trust - a museum based in Auckland that collects and preserves...

Tags: activism, archives, arts, education, elders, feminism...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

St James Theatre

St James TheatreThe Topp Twins, Douglas Wright, Michael Parmenter have all performed at the St. James. The theatre is also...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, dance, grief, hiv and aids, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)In 1974 Venn Young, National MP for Egmont, introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill to legalise homosexuality for those...

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

Published: July 1975

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 21 May...

Tags: bisexual, gay, heterosexual, trans*, transgender, whakawahine...

Published: May 2017

Found in: HIV AIDS

Jack Trolove

Jack TroloveJack talks about organising a variety of community-based events, including Kazam! a national takatapui, queer and trans youth...

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

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Books

BooksA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Books...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Weddings and civil unions

Weddings and civil unionsA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Weddings and civil unions...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

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

A Place to Stand

A Place to StandMP Jan Logie's speech in Parliament on 14 February 2018 during the General Debate. Jan pays tribute...

Tags: 2010s, affirmation, lesbian, queer, trans*, transgender...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Issues

Lesbian Programme

Lesbian ProgrammePrue Hyman talks about the Lesbian Programme which has been broadcasting since the mid-1980's on Access Radio in...

Tags: 1980s, lesbian, media, radio, transcript online, wellington...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March...

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

Published: March 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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

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

Delilah

DelilahDelilah talks about identifying as gay while being in highschool...

Tags: activism, bullying, christianity, coming out, community, discrimination...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South