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Welcome to Te Manawa Museum

Welcome to Te Manawa MuseumAudio from the welcoming ceremony for the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MALGRA) to Te Manawa Museum...

Tags: 1970s, bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: MALGRA

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

Wellington Pride Parade 2017

Wellington Pride Parade 2017Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade 2017. This was the first time in over two decades that a...

Tags: bisexual, gay, genderqueer, intersex, lesbian, non-binary...

Published: March 2017

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2017

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

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

Alex Taylor

Alex TaylorAlex talks about his life as a gay composer, and being part of the After Lilburn concert held...

Tags: 2010s, arts, bullying, coming out, gay, lesbian...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

John Jakeman profile

John Jakeman profileJohn Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transexual...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

Welby Ings on Sparrow

Welby Ings on SparrowWriter and director Welby Ings talks about his new short film Sparrow...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, anzac day, gay, homosexual, takataapui...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Rainbow history

Rainbow historyAn exploration of some of the fascinating stories from the histories of our queer communities - focusing on...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, intersex, transgender, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

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

Flashback

FlashbackA short video highlighting some of the people and actions during homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform petition, salv...

Published: July 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Taj Mahal Toilet

Taj Mahal ToiletThe public toilet opened in 1929 and was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The site...

Tags: 1970s, anonymous sex, crime, cruising, gay, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Agender New Zealand

Agender New ZealandCherise Witehira, president of Agender New Zealand, talks about how the organisation supports transgender people and their families...

Tags: addiction, drug abuse, education, family, gender identity, growing up...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Trevor Hynes

Trevor HynesTrevor talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Kennedy

KennedyKennedy talks about pan-sexuality, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA)...

Tags: activism, bullying, coming out, creativity, documentary, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

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

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson (1)

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson (1)Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: elder issues, elders, health, human rights, relationships, retirement...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Amelia

AmeliaAmelia talks about bullying, living in Dunedin and flatting situations that are homophobic and sexist...

Tags: abuse, adoption, alcohol, bullying, children, clothing...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Hall of fame

Hall of fameA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Hall of fame...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie ChurchWendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a...

Tags: 2000s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Elizabeth Kerekere

Elizabeth KerekereElizabeth Kerekere delivers a keynote presentation. Elizabeth is introduced by Kevin Hague...

Tags: 2010s, activism, growing up, lesbian, takataapui, transcript online...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

HLR30 Hands On

HLR30 Hands OnCreek talks about HLR30 Hands On - a massage event in April 2016 to show appreciation to the...

Tags: bisexual, butch, gay, lesbian, queer, trans...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland Pride

Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland PrideMax Tweedie talks about becoming the new Director of Auckland Pride. This interview was recorded a month...

Tags: 2010s, intersex, non-binary, queer, trans, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2020

Georgina Beyer - significant legislation

Georgina Beyer - significant legislationGeorgina Beyer reflects on some of the significant legislation passed during her time in Parliament: the Prostitution Reform...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, 2010s, transcript online, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Part 2

Part 2Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note...

Tags: agender, asexual, bisexual, demisexual, gay, gender fluid...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Remembering Bruce Burnett

Remembering Bruce BurnettKate Leslie remembers Bruce Burnett - an early AIDS educator and activist in New Zealand. Bruce returned to...

Tags: activism, community, death, education, health, health system...

Published: October 2012

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Vaughans getting married

Vaughans getting marriedVaughan shares his thoughts on his upcoming marriage to Shane...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, christianity, church, civil unions, gay...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Stacey

StaceyStacey talks about identifying as gender fluid...

Tags: bullying, coming out, employment, equality, family, gender...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South