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Rainbow history

Rainbow historyAn exploration of some of the fascinating stories from the histories of our queer communities - focusing on...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, intersex, transgender, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

Kevin Hague

Kevin HagueKevin Hague from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: adoption, civil unions, discrimination, gender identity, hiv/aids, homophobia...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Charles Mackay

Charles MackayIn 1929 Charles Mackay, a former mayor of Wanganui bled to death on a Berlin street corner -...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, 2010s, blackmail, crime, homosexual...

Published: September 2011

Found in: People

Chris Carter

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

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

Published: March 2019

Found in: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

Skye

SkyeSkye talks about identifying as transmasculine and living in Christchurch...

Tags: activism, coming out, community, employment, equality, family...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Lynne Hillier

Lynne HillierLynne Hillier from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, human rights, lynne hillier, wellingt...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Murray Riches

Murray RichesMurray Riches talks about his research project How Do We Make it Better. MP Jan Logie references the...

Tags: activism, alcohol and drug abuse, bullying, church, closeted, coming out...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

A Fresh Start for Human Rights

A Fresh Start for Human RightsAudio from the public forum A Fresh Start for Human Rights, held during Wellington's Pride festival at St...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, intersex, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

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

Session 5

Session 5Audio from the session: Invisible sexualities within queer communities. New Zealand is getting used to gay and lesbian...

Tags: biphobia, coming out, fluidity, health, hiv/aids, identity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

LILAC

LILACMaddy Drew and Carole Hicks talk about the history and activities of LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, archives, books, collective, lesbian...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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

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

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie ChurchWendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a...

Tags: 2000s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Third reading of the Bill

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

Tags: bisexual, gay, historic convictions, homosexual, lesbian, takataapui...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Historic Convictions

Yarn bombing

Yarn bombingWe learn about yarn bombing during Wellington's Pride Festival...

Tags: 2010s, activism, bike stand, church, earthquake, queer...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Will Hansen

Will HansenWill Hansen talks about what drives his passion for LGBTI rainbow history...

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

Published: September 2018

Found in: People

Rainbow Pasefika 2020

Rainbow Pasefika 2020Audio from the Rainbow Pasefika 2020 event, held at Wellington Museum on 29 February 2020 during Wellington's Pride...

Tags: 2000s, 2020s, fa'afafine, mahu, takataapui, whakawahine...

Published: February 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Session 8

Session 8Audio from the session: Beyond parenting. While the passing of marriage rights for same-sex couples addressed some issues...

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

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Ann-Marie

Ann-MarieAnn-Marie talks about religion, a 19-year relationship and three commitment ceremonies...

Tags: 1960s, butch, femme, lesbian, non-binary, soft butch...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Reflecting on HLR30 Hands On

Reflecting on HLR30 Hands OnCreek reflects on HLR30 Hands On - a massage event for 'activists, survivors and veterans' of homosexual law...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender...

Published: May 2016

Found in: HLR30 Hands On

Meeting places

Meeting placesAlison talks about the different types of places queer communities met...

Tags: 1940s, club 41 (wellington), royal oak hotel (wellington), social, transcript ...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

Mark Beehre

Mark BeehreMark talks about documenting gay mens lives through photography and audio interviews. In this recording we look...

Tags: arts, history, interviewing, legacy, oral history, photography...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Mark Beehre

Mark Beehre

Tags: 2010s, arts, gay, history, images online, interviewing...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gallery

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

Jerome Cargill

Jerome CargillJerome talks about being a teacher who is openly gay, the Newlands College diversity group and why its...

Tags: 1990s, gay, intersex, lesbian, straight, transgender...

Published: May 2016

Found in: People

Confessions of a Drag Queen

Confessions of a Drag QueenRicky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, drag, gay, performance, theatre...

Published: December 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-BowlesPhil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities...

Tags: 1950s, 1980s, 2010s, adoption, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

City Gallery

City GalleryIn 1995 the gallery hosted a controversial retrospective of US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe which was seen by 45000...

Tags: 1980s, church, homosexual law reform, library, meetings, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront