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Meg Torwl

Meg TorwlMeg Torwl, a multidisciplinary artist, talks about her life and creative process. You can view some of Meg's...

Tags: abuse, ageing, ageism, arts, civil rights, colonisation...

Published: March 2013

Found in: People

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

Gareth Watkins

Gareth WatkinsProducer Gareth Watkins talks about Rainbow Touchstones - a mental health digital storytelling project...

Tags: 2010s, depression, health, mental health, mental health foundation, rainbow to...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

Ian Smith

Ian SmithIan talks about the early years of HIV AIDS in Christchurch. Ian also talks about the establishment of...

Tags: activism, community, death, discrimination, drugs, education...

Published: May 2012

Found in: HIV/AIDS

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

Mitch Yusof

Mitch YusofMitch Yusof from Malaysia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, malaysia, mitch yusof...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about some of the techniques he uses when researching queer subjects. Paul specifically talks about...

Tags: archives, courts, crime, documentary, health, homintern...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Gertrude Glossip

Gertrude GlossipGertrude Glossip from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, drag, gertrude glossip, human rights...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Kitty

KittyKitty talks about being a self-identified dyke and activism around marriage equality...

Tags: activism, adoption, butch, coming out, community, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Paddling Your Own Waka

Paddling Your Own WakaAudio from the session: Paddling Your Own Waka. In a world of the internet, global publishing companies no...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Session 12

Session 12Audio from the session: Gender and Prisons. Prisons have long been used as a way to confine, control...

Tags: activism, capitalism, community, depression, discrimination, drugs...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Crystal and Harriet

Crystal and HarrietCrystal and Harriet talk about identity and relationships...

Tags: adoption, children, coming out, community, education, employment...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Anna

AnnaAnna talks about living in Nelson and being attracted to women...

Tags: activism, adoption, books, children, civil unions, clothing...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Anna

AnnaAnna talks about identifying as a binary identified transsexual...

Tags: adoption, bdsm, bullying, civil unions, coming out, denial...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Joe

JoeJoe describes what it was like to go through the magnitude 7.1 and 6.3 earthquakes that struck Canterbury...

Tags: 2010s, anxiety, community, death, depression, transgender...

Published: May 2012

Found in: People

Part 1 (16 October 1985)

Part 1 (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

Our communities

Our communitiesA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Our communities...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Sophie Jayawardene

Sophie JayawardeneSophie talks about being diagnosed HIV+ in 1989, her journey with HIV and living positively...

Tags: 1980s, abortion, activism, children, discrimination, heterosexual...

Published: April 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Scott Johnston

Scott JohnstonScott talks about coming out in the 1980s and being one of the creators of the Hero parade...

Tags: arts, christianity, coming out, community, dance, death...

Published: May 2013

Found in: People

St Peters church service (2017)

St Peters church service (2017)Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilson's landmark sermon on homosexuality (possibly the...

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

Published: June 2017

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Committee stage of the Bill

Committee stage of the BillAudio from the committee stage of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: 1980s, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, transexual, transgender...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Wei

WeiWei talks about identifying as bigender and queer...

Tags: activism, children, civil unions, coming out, community, discrimination...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Iris Florence Peter Williams

Iris Florence Peter WilliamsJulie Glamuzina talks about her book Perfectly Natural: The audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams. The original...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, archives, birth certificate, courts, transgender...

Published: October 2015

Found in: Arts and Media

Stephanie Gibson

Stephanie GibsonHistory curator Stephanie Gibson talks about the process of Te Papa becoming the guardian of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, hiv/aids, wellington...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

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

Georgina Beyer - people remembered

Georgina Beyer - people rememberedGeorgina Beyer remembers some memorable people and situations - including Queen Elizabeth II, Ruby Wax, Jerry Hall, John...

Tags: gay, lesbian, queen, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Georgina Beyer

The Red Ribbon

The Red RibbonA group of men reflect on why they wear the red ribbon...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, health, hiv/aids, mental health, programme, relationship...

Published: 1999

Found in: HIV/AIDS

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)

Michael Bancroft

Michael BancroftMichael, guardian of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt, talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, bruce burnett clinic (auckland)...

Published: June 2010

Found in: AIDS Memorial Quilt

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