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PrideNZ.com is a website exploring the voices and opinions of Aotearoa New Zealand's rainbow communities through over 800 audio recordings of interviews and local LGBTI events.


Taj Mahal Toilet

Taj Mahal ToiletThe public toilet opened in 1929 and was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The site...

Tags: 1970s, anonymous sex, crime, cruising, gay, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

St James Theatre

St James TheatreThe Topp Twins, Douglas Wright, Michael Parmenter have all performed at the St. James. The theatre is also...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, dance, grief, hiv/aids, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Sarah

SarahSarah talks about growing up in Invercargill and identifying as lesbian...

Tags: abuse, activism, anxiety, butch, children, christianity...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Zoe

ZoeZoe talks about school life, identity and sumo wrestling in Russia...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, basketball, bouncer, butch, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

ILGA scholars plenary

ILGA scholars plenaryAudio from the ILGA scholars plenary session. Our ILGA Oceania area is huge - boarded on one side...

Tags: 2010s, bisexual, fa'afafine, gay, lesbian, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Tasha

TashaTasha talks about powerlifting and acceptance in sport...

Tags: 1080 poison, 2010s, athletics, butch, cycling, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Michael Bancroft

Michael BancroftMichael, guardian of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt, talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, bruce burnett clinic (auckland)...

Published: June 2010

Found in: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Cindy Lewis (2)

Cindy Lewis (2)Cindy Lewis from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), cindy lewis, gisborne, human rights, tran...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Jan Logie

Jan LogieJan Logie from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: abuse, adoption, bullying, children, civil unions, coming out...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Second reading of the Bill

Second reading of the BillAudio from the second reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: bisexual, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, intersex, trans...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Grace Poore and Satya Rai Nagpaul

Grace Poore and Satya Rai NagpaulGrace Poore and Satya Rai Nagpaul talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), grace poore, human rights, satya rai nagp...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Committee of the whole House

Committee of the whole HouseAudio from the Committee of the whole House debate on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. The...

Tags: 2010s, baptist church, catholicism, gay, homosexual, marriage equality...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

A Rainbow in the Village

A Rainbow in the VillageOrganisers, participants and spectators talk about the world's (unofficial) shortest pride parade - held during Paekakariki's annual pride...

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

Published: October 2019

Found in: Events

Grant Robertson

Grant RobertsonGrant Robertson from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: alcohol, coming out, depression, discrimination, diversity, education...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Part 1 (9 April 1986)

Part 1 (9 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 April...

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

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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)

Ralph Knowles

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

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

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

Ed Jenner

Ed JennerEd talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant - from the first show...

Tags: auckland, drag, ed jenner, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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

Community

CommunityA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Community...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Rev. Clay Nelson

Rev. Clay NelsonClay talks about his work with St Matthew-in-the-City; particularly organising the church billboards that have gained international attention...

Tags: 2010s, billboards, celebrant, church, images online, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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

Jan and Ruth

Jan and RuthJan and Ruth talk about their backgrounds, careers and ageing together...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, asexual, butch, lesbian...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Relationships

Sian Torrington

Sian TorringtonSian talks about the art project We Don't Have To Be The Building which focuses on lesbian, bi-sexual...

Tags: bisexual, butch, femme, gay, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland Pride

Max Tweedie - Director of Auckland PrideMax Tweedie talks about becoming the new Director of Auckland Pride. This interview was recorded a month...

Tags: 2010s, intersex, non-binary, queer, trans, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2020

Human rights and civil unions

Human rights and civil unionsAlison talks about human rights and civil unions in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, activism, civil unions, hate speech, homophobia, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Archives New Zealand

Archives New ZealandDonal Raethel, a senior archivist at Archives New Zealand, talks about some of the "wonderous treasures" held in...

Tags: gay, homosexual, lesbian, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: October 2016

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Julian Cook

Julian CookJulian talks about organising a variety of corporate and community-based events, including the GABA Gold Charity Auction, and...

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

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Robin Duff

Robin DuffRobin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the...

Tags: activism, advertising, age of consent, bullying, civil unions, coming out...

Published: April 2013

Found in: People