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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

Meg Torwl

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

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

Published: March 2013

Found in: People

Karen Ritchie

Karen RitchieKaren talks about growing up and the Cartier Trust...

Tags: 1980s, auckland, cartier trust, health, hiv/aids, new zealand aids foundation...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Conference Preview

Conference PreviewConference Chair Rawa Karetai previews the upcoming Marriage Equality Conference, held in Wellington 30 November - 2 December...

Tags: 2010s, activism, adoption, civil unions, community, queer...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Part 2 (16 October 1985)

Part 2 (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

Wai Ho - Tranzform

Wai Ho - TranzformWai Ho, co-founder of Tranzform, talks about the early days of the youth support group which was established...

Tags: 2000s, genderqueer, trans, transgender, two-spirit, youth...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Tranzform

Denny Moran

Denny MoranDenny Moran talks about the gay scene in Wellington in the 1970s - including Carmen and various beats...

Tags: 1970s, anonymous sex, arrest, courts, gay, transgender...

Published: November 2010

Found in: People

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

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

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

Law reform

Law reformAlison talks about homosexual law reform in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, gay liberation movement, hate speech, homophobia, transcript ...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Queer history panel discussion

Queer history panel discussionAudio from the panel discussion on queer history, held during the community event Queer History in the Making...

Tags: 2010s, activism, archives, blood donation, bullying, capitalism...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

Arietta Tuitoga and co

Arietta Tuitoga and coArietta Tuitoga and an unidentified person from Fiji talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, arietta tuitoga, asia pacific outgames (2011), fiji, human rights, well...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Galathea: Into the Bush

Galathea: Into the BushHilary Penwarden talks to Ania Upstill about producing queer theatre and the upcoming production Galathea: Into the Bush...

Tags: asexual, bisexual, gay, heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: November 2016

Found in: Arts and Media

Sexuality and Gender workshop

Sexuality and Gender workshopHui participants take part in a workshop on sexuality and gender. The hui ran from the 16 -...

Tags: 2010s, bisexual, non-binary, pansexual, polysexual, transgender...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Shift hui (2015)

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

Last Chance film evening discussion

Last Chance film evening discussionAudio from a discussion pre and post screening of Last Chance, a documentary that tells the stories of...

Tags: activism, asylum, convention refugee, discrimination, disown, drag...

Published: October 2014

Found in: Events

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

In the Rainbow

In the RainbowRose McMahon (series creator) and Holly McMahon (writer) talk about the seven-part series In the Rainbow, produced...

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

Published: July 2019

Found in: Arts and Media

Hui Takataapui interviews

Hui Takataapui interviewsParticipants talk to Tabby Besley about attending the hui which was held at Te Papa-o-Rotu Marae, Whatawhata from...

Tags: 2010s, diversity, family, food, straight, takataapui...

Published: November 2014

Found in: Hui Takataapui 2014

Maree Turner

Maree TurnerMaree Turner has been in the photographic industry for 15 years. She creates both natural and fine art...

Tags: arts, images online, maree turner, photography, visual arts...

Published: 2011

Found in: Gallery

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

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

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

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

Kestin Stewart

Kestin StewartKestin Stewart from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, rainbow youth, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

LILAC

LILACMaddy Drew and Carole Hicks talk about the history and activities of LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, archives, books, collective, lesbian...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Hiroyuki Taniguchi

Hiroyuki TaniguchiHiroyuki Taniguchi from Japan talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), hiroyuki taniguchi, human rights, japan...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Criminal cases

Criminal casesAlison highlights some queer-related criminal cases in New Zealand...

Tags: 1950s, courts, crime, hate crime, homophobia, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Geoffrey Marshall

Geoffrey MarshallGeoffrey talks about growing up, Heroic Gardens and the Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA)...

Tags: 1960s, auckland, gay, gay auckland business association (gaba), heroic gardens...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference