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Remembering Neil Costelloe

Remembering Neil CostelloeJayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, activism, anger, gay, lesbian...

Published: April 2016

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

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

Annabel

AnnabelAnnabel talks about coming out as a lesbian...

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

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Human Rights film evening

Human Rights film eveningScreenings and discussions on two films: Courage Unfolds - Living the Principles and Assume Nothing. Courage Unfolds -...

Tags: 2010s, human rights, intersex, media, transgender, video online...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2017Audio from the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, held at the Tararua Tramping Club in Wellington on 21 May...

Tags: bisexual, gay, heterosexual, trans, transgender, whakawahine...

Published: May 2017

Found in: HIV/AIDS

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April...

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

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Barry Taylor

Barry TaylorBarry Taylor from New Zealand talks about being the convener of the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), barry taylor, human rights, wellington to...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Evin Wood

Evin WoodEvin Wood from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), evin wood, human rights, teaching...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

First reading of the Bill

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

Tags: 1960s, 1980s, gay, homosexual, queer, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Historic Convictions

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

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

Now and Then

Now and ThenAudio from the session: Now and Then. A mash-up of readings of new voices and established writers noted...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Out in the Park opening

Out in the Park openingAudio from the opening of Out in the Park. The event took place on 24 February 2018 at...

Tags: 2010s, drag, member of parliament, parliament, pride precinct (wellington), wa...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

25th anniversary panel discussion

25th anniversary panel discussionFran Wilde, Alison Laurie and Bill Logan reflect on the campaign for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s...

Tags: 2010s, activism, gay liberation movement, history, homosexual law reform, huma...

Published: March 2011

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Second reading of the Bill

Second reading of the BillAudio from the second reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. It was introduced into...

Tags: 2010s, church, civil rights, civil unions, community, discrimination...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Robert Grieve

Robert GrieveRobert talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Sam Orchard and co

Sam Orchard and coSam Orchard, Joey MacDonald and Nick McMillan from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, joey macdonald, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Julian Cook

Julian CookPride Festival Co-ordinator Julian Cook talks about some of the sixty events happening during the Auckland Pride Festival...

Tags: arts, burlesque, drag, event management, herstory, history...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Paki

PakiPaki talks about growing up in Nelson and being gender fluid...

Tags: anxiety, bullying, camp, coming out, confidence, discrimination...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

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

Photospace Gallery

Photospace GalleryPhotospace Gallery has exhibited a number of rainbow artists including photographers Mark Beehre and Jac Lynch. In 2015...

Tags: 2010s, arts, butch, butch femme, femme, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Jonathan OBrien

Jonathan OBrienJonathan O'Brien talks about growing up and doing drag...

Tags: 1990s, drag, gay, performance, profile, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: People

Speaking Out Proud

Speaking Out ProudAudio from the plenary session: Speaking Out Proud. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission held a moderated 'open...

Tags: bisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, takataapui...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

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

Pride Parade

Pride ParadeAudio from the Wellington Pride Parade, held along Wellington's waterfront on 12 March 2016. A very special...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, ballet, drag, drag kings, hiv/aids...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Mary OHagan

Mary OHaganMary O'Hagan talks about growing up and mental health issues...

Tags: 1960s, health, lesbian, mental health, profile, transcript online...

Published: October 2010

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

Lesbian organising

Lesbian organisingAlison talks about early lesbian organising in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, lesbian, organisation, social, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101