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Circa Theatre (Harris Street)

Circa Theatre (Harris Street)The corner of Harris Street and Jervois Quay is the former location of Circa Theatre. The Topp...

Tags: 1980s, circa theatre (wellington), performance, theatre, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn WaringAs part of Project Uplift (the refurbishment of the Rainbow Room) a documentary was produced by the Office...

Tags: 2010s, parliament, rainbow room (parliament)...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

Rick Gerharter

Rick GerharterRick talks about his photo-journalism career, including the early years of photographing AIDS activism in San Francisco...

Tags: activism, arts, coming out, community, demonstrations, hiv/aids...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

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

David and Rae

David and RaeDavid and Rae talk about coming out, identity and relationships...

Tags: coming out, family, growing up, homophobia, identity, military...

Published: July 2012

Found in: People

Changing Face of the Castro

Changing Face of the CastroJan de Gier from the Inn on Castro talks about the changing face of the Castro neighbourhood in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, gay, hiv/aids, inn on castro...

Published: June 2008

Found in: People

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

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

Alison Laurie

Alison LaurieElizabeth Kerekere introduces a queer history talk by Alison Laurie...

Tags: 2000s, activism, history, human rights, politics, tapu te ranga marae (welling...

Published: January 2009

Found in: KAHA Youth Hui 2009

During These Days (audio)

During These Days (audio)A performance of During These Days, recorded during the final rehearsal before the world premiere (18 June 2016)...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, choirs, community, composition, homosexual law reform...

Published: June 2016

Found in: The Glamaphones

Q-topia and Forge

Q-topia and ForgeJoe talks about the Christchurch youth groups Q-topia and Forge...

Tags: 1990s, activism, coming out, depression, transcript online, transgender...

Published: May 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Overseas Passenger Terminal

Overseas Passenger TerminalThe terminal was the site of the first Devotion dance party in December 1991. Like Hero in...

Tags: 1990s, dance party, hiv/aids, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Enough is Enough (2004)

Enough is Enough (2004)MP Georgina Beyer confronts Destiny Church followers on the steps of Parliament during the Enough is Enough march...

Tags: 2000s, civil unions, hate, march, member of parliament, parliament...

Published: August 2004

Found in: Civil Unions

Chechnya Vigil

Chechnya VigilAudio from the Chechnya Vigil held outside the Russian embassy in Wellington. The candlelight vigil was organised to...

Tags: 2010s, abuse, bisexual, gay, non-binary, queer...

Published: April 2017

Found in: Events

Lesbian and Gay Fair (1986)

Lesbian and Gay Fair (1986)Images from the first Lesbian and Gay Fair in Wellington. The fair was held at Newtown School in 1986 and themed a fair for a fair law

Tags: 1980s, aotearoa new zealand, homosexual law reform, images online, newtown sch...

Published: 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Anne Perry

Anne PerryJoanne Drayton discusses her biography of crime writer Anne Perry, better known in New Zealand as the convicted...

Tags: 1950s, 2010s, courts, crime, feminism, lesbian...

Published: September 2012

Found in: People

Sam Orchard

Sam OrchardSam talks about growing up, comics and creativity...

Tags: arts, comics, coming out, creativity, difference, family...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Elizabeth Kerekere

Elizabeth KerekereElizabeth reflects on her early activist years with the Black Women's movement, homosexual law reform, the formation of...

Tags: 1980s, academia, cisgender, femme, gender fluid, takataapui...

Published: December 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Miriam Saphira

Miriam SaphiraMiriam talks about establishing the Charlotte Museum Trust - a museum based in Auckland that collects and preserves...

Tags: activism, archives, arts, education, elders, feminism...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018Audio from the Transgender Day of Remembrance service held at St. Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington on 18...

Tags: 2010s, authenticity, bravery, intersex, trans, transgender...

Published: November 2018

Found in: Events

Music

MusicA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Music...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

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

Nicki and Megan

Nicki and MeganNicki and Megan reflect on the quilt panel they made for Robin

Tags: 1990s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, hiv/aids, museum of new zealand te papa to...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Gareth Farr

Gareth FarrGareth Farr talks about composing During These Days for the 30th anniversary of homosexual law reform in 2016...

Tags: fa'afafine, fakaleiti, gay, historic convictions, homosexual law reform, queer...

Published: August 2017

Found in: People

Des and John

Des and JohnAn interview with Des Smith and John Jolliff, recorded during the community event Queer History in the Making...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, archives, bullying, community...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

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

Part 2

Part 2Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On. In a past of illegality and stigma...

Tags: butch, cis female, gay, homosexual, queer, takataapui...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Katija Vlatkovich

Katija VlatkovichKatija talks about growing up, working with Rainbow Youth and organizing Proud Mary...

Tags: activism, coming out, family, music, performance, youth...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Jack Trolove

Jack TroloveJack talks about organising a variety of community-based events, including Kazam! a national takatapui, queer and trans youth...

Tags: community, education, event management, organising, support, venues...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

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