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Grant Robertson

Grant RobertsonGrant Robertson from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: alcohol, coming out, depression, discrimination, diversity, education...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Des Smith and John Jolliff

Des Smith and John JolliffDes and John talk about their early lives, their relationship, homosexual law reform, the beginnings of HUG (Wellington)...

Tags: 1930s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, age of consent, gay...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Relationships

Queer Objects

Queer ObjectsAudio from the Queer Objects event, held during Wellington's Pride Festival on 29 February 2020 at Te Papa...

Tags: 2020s, books, button, collections online (te papa), drag, female impersonation...

Published: February 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Open mic sessions

Open mic sessionsAudio from the open mic sessions held during the community event Queer History in the Making, where individuals...

Tags: fa'afafine, gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, takataapui...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

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

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

Geetanjali Misra

Geetanjali MisraGeetanjali Misra delivers a keynote presentation. Geetanjali is introduced by David Huebner, the United States Ambassador to New...

Tags: 2010s, activism, human rights, ilott theatre (wellington town hall), india, tr...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Photospace Gallery

Photospace GalleryPhotospace Gallery has exhibited a number of rainbow artists including photographers Mark Beehre and Jac Lynch. In 2015...

Tags: 2010s, arts, butch, butch femme, femme, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Phillip Peek

Phillip PeekPhillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, abortion, gay, homosexual law reform, people...

Published: July 2018

Found in: People

Mary-Anne McAllum

Mary-Anne McAllumMary-Anne McAllum from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: auckland, education, human rights, lesbian, research, school...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Poutokomanawa storytelling

Poutokomanawa storytellingAs part of the exhibition Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation, community members came together to recount stories of...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, gay, lesbian, trans, transgender...

Published: October 2019

Found in: Poutokomanawa exhibition

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

Robert Grieve

Robert GrieveRobert talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

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

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

25th anniversary panel discussion

25th anniversary panel discussionFran Wilde, Alison Laurie and Bill Logan reflect on the campaign for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s.

Tags: 2010s, activism, gay liberation movement, history, homosexual law reform, huma...

Published: March 2011

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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)

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)

Nigel Studdart

Nigel StuddartNigel Studdart talks about the impact of losing his teaching position at Pompallier Catholic College during the Marriage...

Tags: 2010s, church, discrimination, employment, family, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Georgina Beyer and Brian Tamaki

Georgina Beyer and Brian TamakiMP Georgina Beyer and Brian Tamaki from Destiny Church debate civil unions on the Holmes television programme...

Tags: 2000s, destiny church, enough is enough (march), holmes (tv), off-air recordin...

Published: August 2004

Found in: Civil Unions

Session 7

Session 7Audio from the session: Trans representation in the media. Mainstream media representations of trans* folk are often objectifying...

Tags: courts, drag, employment, internet, law, maori...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

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

Isikeli Vulavou and Sulivenusi Waqa

Isikeli Vulavou and Sulivenusi WaqaIsikeli Vulavou and Sulivenusi Waqa from Fiji talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), fiji, human rights, isikeli vulavou, suli...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Parker and Hulme murder case

Parker and Hulme murder caseAlison talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parker's...

Tags: 1950s, christchurch, courts, crime, law, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

Changing Face of the Castro

Changing Face of the CastroJan de Gier from the Inn on Castro talks about the changing face of the Castro neighbourhood in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, gay, hiv/aids, inn on castro...

Published: June 2008

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

Glamaphone interviews

Glamaphone interviewsWe speak to members of The Glamaphones and co. before their concert at St. Andrew's on the Terrace...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, anti-gay laws, archives, army...

Published: June 2016

Found in: The Glamaphones

Pot Luck web series

Pot Luck web seriesNess Simons talks about writing and directing 'Pot Luck' - New Zealand's first lesbian web series. The series...

Tags: 2010s, acting, butch, lesbian, queer, soft butch...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Arts and Media

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

Remembering Neil Costelloe

Remembering Neil CostelloeJayne Costelloe remembers her brother Neil Costelloe who was very active in the fight for homosexual law reform in the 1980s.

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, activism, anger, gay, lesbian...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Positive Women

Positive WomenJane Bruning, national coordinator of Positive Women Inc, talks about the history and services offered nationally to HIV+...

Tags: breast feeding, children, community, disclosure, discrimination, education...

Published: July 2012

Found in: HIV/AIDS