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Wellington Pride Parade 2017

Wellington Pride Parade 2017Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade 2017. This was the first time in over two decades that a...

Tags: bisexual, gay, genderqueer, intersex, lesbian, non-binary...

Published: March 2017

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2017

Part 2 (20 November 1985)

Part 2 (20 November 1985)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November...

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

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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

Nigel Studdart

Nigel StuddartNigel Studdart talks about the impact of losing his teaching position at Pompallier Catholic College during the Marriage...

Tags: 2010s, church, discrimination, employment, family, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

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

Randy Alfred

Randy AlfredRandy talks about producing the radio programme The Gay Life, which broadcast on KSAN San Francisco in the...

Tags: activism, archives, briggs initiative, coming out, community, crime...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

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

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

Trans* hui report-back

Trans* hui report-backAudio from the Trans* pre-conference hui report-back. The hui was held at Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery, Te...

Tags: bisexual, fa'afafine, fakaleiti, intersex, queer, trans...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Neville Creighton

Neville CreightonNeville talks about his background, becoming the first Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, secondary school teaching...

Tags: adoption, age of consent, beats, bible, celebrant, children...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

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/aids...

Published: August 2018

Found in: People

Des Smith and John Jolliff

Des Smith and John JolliffDes and John talk about their early lives, their relationship, homosexual law reform, the beginnings of HUG (Wellington)...

Tags: 1930s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, age of consent, gay...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Relationships

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

Vicki-Anne Heikell and Bronwyn Officer

Vicki-Anne Heikell and Bronwyn OfficerVicki-Anne and Bronwyn talk about various practical ideas for maintaining a personal or group archive. If you would...

Tags: archives, education, history, identity, legacy, library...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Bruce Kilmister

Bruce KilmisterBruce talks about his childhood, the early years of HIV in New Zealand, the NZ AIDS Foundation, Hero...

Tags: 1950s, 1980s, addiction, azt, church, gay...

Published: June 2013

Found in: People

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

Ronald Trifero Nelson

Ronald Trifero NelsonRonald talks about growing up and a number of plays that he has written and directed...

Tags: 1960s, arts, gay, profile, relationships, sexuality...

Published: April 2010

Found in: People

Miscellaneouslee

MiscellaneousleeMiscellaneouslee talks about family life, Auckland in the 1980s and performing in drag...

Tags: acceptance, bullying, children, coming out, creativity, culture...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

HIV/AIDS panel discussion

HIV/AIDS panel discussionAudio from a panel discussion on HIV/AIDS, held at the New Zealand Film Archive in Wellington on 30...

Tags: 2010s, community, gay, straight, takataapui, transgender...

Published: April 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Bella Simpson - Tranzform

Bella Simpson - TranzformBella Simpson talks about being one of the first members of Tranzform, a youth support group established in...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, board games, coming out, trans, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Tranzform

Kennedy

KennedyKennedy talks about pan-sexuality, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA)...

Tags: activism, bullying, coming out, creativity, documentary, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Lower Cuba Street

Lower Cuba StreetLower Cuba Street has seen a number of rainbow-related events. In the mid-1980s there was a pro-homosexual law...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, acceptance, family, lesbian, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Vaitoa Toelupe

Vaitoa ToelupeVaitoa Toelupe from Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, samoa, transgender, vaitoa toelupe...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Coming out, negotiating identities and solidarity

Coming out, negotiating identities and solidarityThe panel is facilitated by Caity Briggs, with panelists Aliyah Winter, Jaye Barclay, Jarrod Klooster, Zoie Guest, Brittany...

Tags: agender, bigender, bisexual, cisgender, gay, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

Intergenerational talk

Intergenerational talkAudio from an intergenerational queer women-focused talk held at the Charlotte Museum in 2010...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, elders, intergenerational, lesbian, youth...

Published: 2010

Found in: Events

Steve McVey

Steve McVeySteve talks about his photography and latest project Lost...

Tags: arts, boarding school, bullying, coming out, creativity, diversity...

Published: March 2014

Found in: People

Bhakti Shah

Bhakti ShahBhakti Shah from Nepal talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, nepal, transgender, welling...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Part 2

Part 2Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note...

Tags: agender, asexual, bisexual, demisexual, gay, gender fluid...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

OverWatch

OverWatchSquadron Leader Stu Pearce talks about OverWatch - a group that provides support and guidance to the New...

Tags: closeted, coming out, discrimination, education, hiv/aids, human rights...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Vaitoa Toelupe

Vaitoa ToelupeVaitoa Toelupe delivers a keynote presentation...

Tags: 2010s, activism, fa'afafine, history, transcript online, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames