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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

Group 1

Group 1A group of young people in Nelson talk about growing up, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA)...

Tags: bullying, children, documentary, education, equality, gender...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

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

Christina

ChristinaChristina talks about growing up and living in Dunedin...

Tags: bullying, children, dating, design, family, film...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Des and John

Des and JohnAn interview with Des Smith and John Jolliff, recorded during the community event Queer History in the Making...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, archives, bullying, community...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

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

Dont Leave Out the I

Dont Leave Out the IAudio from the workshop Don't Leave Out the I: Intersex issues in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific...

Tags: cisgender, gender fluid, heterosexual, intersex, non-binary, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Geovana Peres

Geovana PeresBoxer Geovana Peres talks to Benji Watt about winning the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title...

Tags: 2010s, boxing, coming out, confidence, friends, lesbian...

Published: May 2017

Found in: People

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

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn WaringMarilyn Waring talks about her time as a Member of Parliament from 1975 - 1984. Marilyn talks about...

Tags: 1970s, civil unions, coming out, intersex, lesbian, transgender...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson

Ruth Busch and Jan WilsonRuth Busch and Jan Wilson from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: elder issues, elders, health, human rights, relationships, retirement...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Self care tactics for mental health

Self care tactics for mental healthA group chat from members of our communities, bringing a frank and honest discussion of experiences of mental...

Tags: 2010s, addiction, anxiety, back pain, befriending yourself, youth...

Published: April 2018

Found in: Shift hui (2018)

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

Session 1

Session 1Audio from the session: Indigenous feminisms and social movements. Participants include Marama Davidson and Shasha Ali...

Tags: activism, anarchism, family, fear, feminism, indigenous peoples...

Published: June 2013

Found in: C.L.I.T Fest Wellington 2013

Shabeena Francis Saveri

Shabeena Francis SaveriShabeena Francis Saveri from India talks about attending the human rights conference...

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

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

Katija Vlatkovich

Katija VlatkovichKatija talks about growing up, working with Rainbow Youth and organizing Proud Mary...

Tags: activism, coming out, family, music, performance, youth...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

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

Group Programme (March 2016)

Group Programme (March 2016)Over 5 weekends in February/March 2016 a group came together at Wellington Access Radio to learn about various...

Tags: 2010s, advice, bisexual, gay, nerd, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Shevon Matai

Shevon MataiShevon Matai from American Samoa talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, american samoa, human rights, shevon matai, transgender, wellington tow...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Circa Theatre

Circa TheatreIn 2014 the production Rita and Douglas was performed here by Jennifer Ward-Lealand and pianist Michael Houstoun. It...

Tags: 1910s, gay, lesbian, relationships, video online, walk tour...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

IDAHOBIT 2018

IDAHOBIT 2018Audio from the IDAHOBIT flag raising ceremony held on the forecourt of Parliament. The event marked the...

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

Published: May 2018

Found in: Events

Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson

Roy Ayling and Norman GibsonMiriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: February 2016

Found in: People

Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about some of the techniques he uses when researching queer subjects. Paul specifically talks about...

Tags: archives, courts, crime, documentary, health, homintern...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Out in the Bay

Out in the BayEric Jansen talks about Out in the Bay - a weekly queer radio show in San Francisco...

Tags: 2000s, media, out in the bay, radio, san francisco, united states of america...

Published: 2008

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Opening of Out in the Park

Opening of Out in the ParkAudio from the opening of Out in the Park, held in Waitangi Park, Wellington on Saturday 12 March...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, cis male, homosexual law reform, marriage, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

William Spurlin

William SpurlinAudio from Prof. William Spurlin's talk: What we know from the historical record - the persecution of lesbians...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Part 1 (23 October 1985)

Part 1 (23 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 23 October...

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

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Arriving at the hui

Arriving at the huiRowan Moulder describes arriving at Tapu te Ranga Marae for Shift hui 2016...

Tags: 2010s, asexual, bisexual, flags, non-binary, transgender...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

A Refugee Among Refugees

A Refugee Among RefugeesEliana's case attracted international media attention after she was detained at Hong Kong International Airport's immigration facility for...

Tags: 2000s, intersex, lesbian, non-binary, trans*, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016