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St Peters church service (1967)

St Peters church service (1967)The Reverend Godfrey Wilson introduces a service reflecting on homosexuality. It was held at St Peter's church...

Tags: 1960s, acceptance, accomodation, gay, homosexual, queer...

Published: June 1967

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Shevon Matai

Shevon MataiShevon Matai from American Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, american samoa, human rights, shevon matai, transgender, wellington tow...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

Part 1 (23 October 1985)

Part 1 (23 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 23 October...

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

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Session 8

Session 8Audio from the session: Beyond parenting. While the passing of marriage rights for same-sex couples addressed some issues...

Tags: abuse, biphobia, bullying, children, christianity, coming out...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Senthorun Raj (2)

Senthorun Raj (2)Senthorun Raj from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, human rights, senthorun raj, w...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Preserving the Quilt

Preserving the QuiltTextile conservator Rachael Collinge and textile conservation volunteer Anne Williams talk about the process of preserving the quilt panels

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, archives, history, hiv/aids, legacy, preservation...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Human Rights with Richard Tankersley

Human Rights with Richard TankersleyAudio from a presentation by Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley on human rights issues facing rainbow and gender...

Tags: gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, takataapui, transgender...

Published: March 2017

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2017

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

David Hindley

David HindleyDavid Hindley, co-chair of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames reflects on the activities over the last week...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), david hindley, human rights...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Johnny Givins

Johnny GivinsJohnny talks about growing up, producing the television series Queer Nation and documenting the Hero parades...

Tags: 1960s, gay, media, performance, profile, television...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Pardon Me Alan Turing

Pardon Me Alan TuringWriter Stephen Lunt talks about the play Pardon Me Alan Turing. The play runs at Bats Theatre...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, chemical castration, computer science, historic convictions, hom...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Packing the Quilt for Te Papa

Packing the Quilt for Te PapaHistory curator Stephanie Gibson and collection manager Sara Guthrie pack the last two blocks of the New Zealand...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, auckland, hiv/aids, new zealand aids memorial quilt, st ...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

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

Committee of the Whole House (5 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (5 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 5 March...

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

Published: March 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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

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

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings...

Tags: 1970s, 1990s, alcohol and drug abuse, kamp, transexual, transgender...

Published: 1991

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Sam Orchard and co

Sam Orchard and coSam Orchard, Joey MacDonald and Nick McMillan from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, joey macdonald, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Ruth Busch

Ruth BuschRuth talks about her early years in the Bronx, growing up in a Holocaust surviving family, coming out...

Tags: abuse, activism, adoption, ageing, children, civil rights...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Lynne Hillier

Lynne HillierLynne Hillier from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, human rights, lynne hillier, wellingt...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2014)

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (2014)Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held on Te Marae at Te Papa on 18 May 2014...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, hiv stigma, hiv/aids, st matthew-in-the-city, te ...

Published: May 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Out in the Square

Out in the SquareJo Jackson interviews stall holders and visitors to Out in the Square which was held in Civic Square...

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

Published: January 2013

Found in: Events

Gay BC (12 July 1986)

Gay BC (12 July 1986)Gay BC (Broadcasting Collective) was a community radio programme that broadcast weekly on Wellington's Access Radio from 1985...

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

Published: July 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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)

A Thousand Toilet Ladies

A Thousand Toilet LadiesWai Ho reads A Thousand Toilet Ladies. Wai's story placed second in the Asian Short Story competition 2012...

Tags: butch, cooking, ethnicity, family, food, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Arts and Media

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

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

Rene Capone

Rene CaponeRene talks about growing up and working as an artist in San Francisco, USA...

Tags: arts, gay, profile, san francisco, united states of america, visual arts...

Published: June 2008

Found in: People

Neon Rainbow

Neon RainbowA group of men reflect on drug and alcohol use in the gay community...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, gay, transcript online...

Published: 1999

Found in: Documentary