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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 and aids, homopho...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

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

Ceremony Images

Ceremony ImagesImages from the gifting ceremony of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt to Te Papa - national...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, hiv and aids, images online, st matthew...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Alex Taylor

Alex TaylorAlex talks about his life as a gay composer, and being part of the After Lilburn concert held...

Tags: 2010s, arts, bullying, coming out, gay, lesbian...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Tabby Besley

Tabby BesleyTabby Besley, national co-ordinator for InsideOUT talks about being part of the team organising the hui...

Tags: 2010s, counselling, funding, heteronormativity, hui, mental health...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

Geno Sisneros

Geno SisnerosGeno talks about the journey to becoming ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church, and taking a...

Tags: activism, anxiety, billboards, christianity, church, civil unions...

Published: May 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Tony Smith

Tony SmithTony talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s...

Tags: ageing, arts, children, church, coming out, creativity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

Pot Luck web series

Pot Luck web seriesNess Simons talks about writing and directing 'Pot Luck' - New Zealand's first lesbian web series. The series...

Tags: 2010s, acting, butch, lesbian, queer, soft butch...

Published: November 2015

Found in: Arts and Media

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March...

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

Published: March 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline

Wellington Gay and Lesbian HelplineChris Pugsley and Jo Morrison talk about the history and activities of the Wellington Gay and Lesbian Helpline...

Tags: 1990s, organisation, support, wellington, wellington gay switchboard, wellingt...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Benji Watt

Benji WattBenji talks about being the first openly gay boxing judge in New Zealand and his upcoming marriage...

Tags: 2010s, boxing, civil unions, community, gay, transgender...

Published: May 2015

Found in: People

Session 4

Session 4Audio from the session: Health and gender diversity...

Tags: ageing, education, health, health system, mental health, racism...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

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

Marriage, Adoption and Human Rights

Marriage, Adoption and Human RightsKevin Hague MP talks about the history of human rights legislation - internationally and in New Zealand...

Tags: 2010s, adoption, alcohol and drug abuse, children, church, discrimination...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Session 12

Session 12Audio from the session: Gender and Prisons. Prisons have long been used as a way to confine, control...

Tags: activism, capitalism, community, depression, discrimination, drugs...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Bruce Burnett

Bruce BurnettBruce Burnett, an early AIDS educator and activist, talks to Phil Parkinson about an upcoming AIDS counselling workshop...

Tags: 1980s, counselling, gay, health, health care, health education...

Published: February 1985

Found in: HIV AIDS

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

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn WaringMarilyn Waring delivers a keynote presentation...

Tags: 2010s, activism, human rights, politics, transcript online, wellington town ha...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

Iris Florence Peter Williams

Iris Florence Peter WilliamsJulie Glamuzina talks about her book Perfectly Natural: The audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams. The original...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, archives, birth certificate, courts, transgender...

Published: October 2015

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

Rally photographs

Rally photographsImages from the Rally for Marriage Equality on 29 August 2012 in Wellington. People first gathered in...

Tags: 2010s, activism, civil unions, images online, marriage, marriage equality...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Rainbow Youth

Rainbow YouthThomas Hamilton and Sam Shore talk about the history and aims of Rainbow Youth in Auckland...

Tags: 1980s, auckland, organisation, support, transcript online, youth...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Phillip Peek

Phillip PeekPhillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, abortion, gay, homosexual law reform, people...

Published: July 2018

Found in: People

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

Lana Lawless

Lana LawlessLana talks about growing up, transitioning and becoming the 2008 women's world long drive golf champion. Lana was...

Tags: coming out, courts, family, gender identity, human rights, law...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

Jacki Byrd

Jacki ByrdJacki talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Maryan Street

Maryan StreetMaryan Street from the Labour Party talks to Benji Watt about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: activism, blood donation, discrimination, family, gender identity, health...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Gareth Watkins

Gareth WatkinsGareth is a photographer based in Welington, New Zealand who has published three photography books. He...

Tags: 1990s, arts, images online, photography, visual arts, wellington...

Published: 2010

Found in: Gallery

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