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Geno Sisneros

Geno SisnerosGeno talks about the journey to becoming ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church, and taking a...

Tags: activism, anxiety, billboards, christianity, church, civil unions...

Published: May 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Violet

VioletDamian talks about growing up and dealing with depression...

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

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

Miriam Saphira

Miriam SaphiraMiriam talks about growing up, being a writer and researcher, and establishing the Charlotte Musuem...

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

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Drew Hadwen

Drew HadwenDrew Hadwen talks about the development of the Devotion dance parties/festivals, and the Beacons of Hope services in...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, assimilation, belonging, hiv and aids...

Published: August 2018

Found in: People

The Women's Bookshop

The Women's 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

Isikeli Vulavou and Sulivenusi Waqa

Isikeli Vulavou and Sulivenusi WaqaIsikeli Vulavou and Sulivenusi Waqa from Fiji talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), fiji, human rights, isikeli vulavou, suli...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Anne Speir

Anne SpeirAnne talks about growing up, working in the media, activism in the 1970s and 1980s, working on the...

Tags: activism, arts, feminism, gay liberation movement, media, performance...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

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

Ralph Knowles

Ralph KnowlesRalph talks about growing up and taking part in aversion therapy in the 1960s...

Tags: aversion therapy, coming out, health, mental health, mental illness, profile...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

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

Rainbow Election Forum

Rainbow Election ForumOn 22 August 2017 Rainbow Wellington hosted a rainbow election forum at St Andrew's on the Terrace in...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, bisexual, gay, takataapui, transgender...

Published: August 2017

Found in: Events

John Jakeman profile

John Jakeman profileJohn Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transexual...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

Lesbian Programme

Lesbian ProgrammePrue Hyman talks about the Lesbian Programme which has been broadcasting since the mid-1980's on Access Radio in...

Tags: 1980s, lesbian, media, radio, transcript online, wellington...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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

Senthorun Raj

Senthorun RajSenthorun 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

Huhana Hickey

Huhana HickeyHuhana Hickey from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, activism, asia pacific outgames (2011), disability, human rights, welli...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Wei

WeiWei talks about identifying as bigender and queer...

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

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Ursula Bethell

Ursula BethellAlison talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell...

Tags: 1870s, arts, christchurch, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Te Aro Park

Te Aro ParkThe park has been the gathering point for many rallies and protests. In the mid-1980s it was the...

Tags: 1980s, activism, homosexual law reform, lesbian, queer, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Maryan Street

Maryan StreetMaryan Street from the Labour Party talks to Benji Watt about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: activism, blood donation, discrimination, family, gender identity, health...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Kevin Hague

Kevin HagueMP Kevin Hague talks about how we may possibly deal with historic convictions for consensual homosexual activity in...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, gay, homosexual...

Published: September 2016

Found in: Historic Convictions

Georgina Beyer

Georgina BeyerGeorgina reflects on her childhood, various careers and time in public office. Georgina has also recorded interviews about significant...

Tags: 1970s, butch, queer, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

True stories

True storiesA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: True stories...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Annabel

AnnabelAnnabel talks about coming out as a lesbian...

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

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Session 8

Session 8Audio from the session: Invisible sexualities within queer communities. While the passing of marriage rights for same-sex couples...

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

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Philip Patston

Philip PatstonPhilip talks about growing up, identity, comedy and uniqueness...

Tags: accessibility, acting, activism, arts, assistive technology, benefits...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Carmen Rupe memorial, Auckland

Carmen Rupe memorial, AucklandAudio from the memorial to Carmen held at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland. A special thank you to the...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, drag, human rights, performance, transgender...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Ralph Knowles

Ralph KnowlesRalph remembers the Dunedin beats of the 1950s, and being involved in the campaigns for homosexual law reform...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1980s, activism, anonymous sex, gay...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

Chris Gendall

Chris GendallChris Gendall talks about life as a composer and also pays tribute to Jack Body...

Tags: 2010s, aggression, closeted, community, composition, gay...

Published: June 2016

Found in: Arts and Media