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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

Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about his careers as a writer, journalist and historian...

Tags: archives, coming out, media, profile, wellington, writing...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Welby Ings

Welby IngsWelby talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in...

Tags: 1980s, abuse, activism, arts, assimilation, gay...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

Hamish

HamishHamish talks about identifying as gay and living in Christchurch...

Tags: bullying, classism, coming out, community, drag, education...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Val

ValVal talks about lesbian movements in the 1990s, visibility and co-founding The Drag Kings...

Tags: 2010s, androgynous, butch, femme, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Kassie Hartendorp

Kassie HartendorpKassie talks about BOX Oceania and visions of the future...

Tags: 2010s, intersex, queer, takataapui, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Andreas Derleth

Andreas DerlethAndreas talks about growing up, moving to New Zealand and winning Mr Gay New Zealand and Mr Gay...

Tags: coming out, community, depression, education, family, friends...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

Conan McKegg

Conan McKeggConan talks about writing for the screen and working on the draft script for House of Memories...

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

Published: February 2014

Found in: People

Meg Torwl

Meg TorwlMeg Torwl, of Celtic ancestry, grew up in rural Aoteroa/New Zealand and resided in the Pacific Northwest from...

Tags: 1990s, arts, canada, images online, photography, visual arts...

Published: 2010

Found in: Gallery

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

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

The Glamaphones - member interviews

The Glamaphones - member interviewsMembers of the Glamaphones talk about being a part of a rainbow choir and their two upcoming...

Tags: 2010s, children, choirs, community, community choir, concerts...

Published: February 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 6 November...

Tags: 1980s, age of consent, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual...

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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

The Womens Bookshop

The Womens BookshopCarole Beu talks about establishing The Women's Bookshop - an independent bookshop which opened in Auckland in 1989...

Tags: books, community, cooking, counselling, family, feminism...

Published: June 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Mates and Lovers

Mates and LoversRonald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a...

Tags: 2010s, gay, history, mates and lovers (play), performance, theatre...

Published: October 2010

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...

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

Published: May 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

A Refugee Among Refugees

A Refugee Among RefugeesEliana's case attracted international media attention after she was detained at Hong Kong International Airport's immigration facility for...

Tags: 2000s, intersex, lesbian, non-binary, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

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

Alicia

AliciaAlicia talks about growing up and fluid bisexuality...

Tags: biphobia, bullying, children, church, coming out, community...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Bob Davis

Bob DavisBob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, activism, allies, anger, anti-apartheid movement...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Teenage Years

Teenage YearsAudio from the session: Teenage Years. To set the scene, Chrys Jones and her friend Aleisha Parkinson give...

Tags: 1880s, androgynous, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Introduction (8 March 1985)

Introduction (8 March 1985)Audio from the introduction and first reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament, 8 March 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, adoption, gay, heterosexual, homosexual...

Published: March 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Health and HIV

Health and HIVA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Health and HIV...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Confessions of a Drag Queen

Confessions of a Drag QueenRicky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, drag, gay, performance, theatre...

Published: December 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

Miriam Saphira

Miriam SaphiraMiriam Saphira talks about growing up, being a writer and researcher, and establishing the Charlotte Museum. This podcast...

Tags: 1960s, activism, archives, coming out, growing up, lesbian...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Session 1

Session 1Audio from the session: Indigenous feminisms and social movements. Participants include Marama Davidson and Shasha Ali...

Tags: activism, anarchism, family, fear, feminism, indigenous peoples...

Published: June 2013

Found in: C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013

Annabel

AnnabelAnnabel talks about coming out as a lesbian...

Tags: catholic school, coming out, community, education, femme, film...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

John Jakeman - hairdressing

John Jakeman - hairdressingJohn Jakeman talks about his career as a hairdresser - in Wellington, London and Europe, from the 1960s...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, abdication, gay...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

Georgina Beyer - places and personalities

Georgina Beyer - places and personalitiesGeorgina remembers some of the clubs, venues and personalities in Wellington from the mid-1970s and her time in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, queen, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Georgina Beyer