Kia ora, Welcome

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.


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

Courtenay Place Mens Toilet

Courtenay Place Mens ToiletBuilt in 1911, the underground public toilet was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The...

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

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Tony Nightingale

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

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

Published: April 2019

Found in: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

IDAHOBIT 2017

IDAHOBIT 2017Audio from the IDAHOBIT event held at Parliament. The panel presentation marked the International Day Against Homophobia...

Tags: bisexual, genderqueer, homosexual, intersex, takataapui, tangata ira tane...

Published: May 2017

Found in: Events

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

Reflections on Church and State (Auckland)

Reflections on Church and State (Auckland)Audio from a marriage equality discussion held at St-Matthew-in-the-City on 22 November 2012. Clay Nelson, Boris Dittrich, Louisa...

Tags: 2010s, age of consent, celebrant, church, civil unions, equality...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Vaughans getting married

Vaughans getting marriedVaughan shares his thoughts on his upcoming marriage to Shane...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, christianity, church, civil unions, gay...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Galathea: Into the Bush

Galathea: Into the BushHilary Penwarden talks to Ania Upstill about producing queer theatre and the upcoming production Galathea: Into the Bush...

Tags: asexual, bisexual, gay, heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: November 2016

Found in: Arts and Media

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

Huhana Hickey

Huhana HickeyHuhana Hickey talks to Kathryn Ryan about indigenous disabled human rights and social justice advocacy...

Tags: 2010s, activism, disability, disability rights, external resource, maori...

Published: June 2013

Found in: People

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

Trevor Hynes

Trevor HynesTrevor 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

Part 2 (23 October 1985)

Part 2 (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

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

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

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

Part 2

Part 2Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note...

Tags: agender, asexual, bisexual, demisexual, gay, gender fluid...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Worth checking out

Worth checking outA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Worth checking out...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

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

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

LBGTI+ education forum

LBGTI+ education forumAudio from the LBGTI+ education forum, held during Wellington's Pride festival at St Andrews on the Terrace on...

Tags: bisexual, homosexual, lesbian, trans, transgender, youth...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Agender New Zealand

Agender New ZealandCherise Witehira, president of Agender New Zealand, talks about how the organisation supports transgender people and their families...

Tags: addiction, drug abuse, education, family, gender identity, growing up...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Groups and Organisations

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

Rangimoana Taylor

Rangimoana TaylorRangimoana talks about growing up, biculturalism, activism and storytelling...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2010s, gay, takataapui...

Published: March 2015

Found in: People

Vigil for Zena

Vigil for ZenaAudio from the Vigil for Zena Campbell, held in Civic Square on 20 March 2018. Zena died on...

Tags: 2010s, activism, buddhism, chant, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Events

David and Rae

David and RaeDavid and Rae talk about coming out, identity and relationships...

Tags: coming out, family, growing up, homophobia, identity, military...

Published: July 2012

Found in: People

Rally for Marriage Equality

Rally for Marriage EqualityAudio from the rally for Marriage Equality, held on the steps of Parliament, 29 August 2012 - the...

Tags: bisexual, gay, heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, marriage equality...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellenIan McKellen sends a message to the Marriage Equality Conference. The message was played during the first keynote...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, legislative council chamber (parliament), marriage, marr...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

Blue

BlueMary talks about growing up and dealing with depression...

Tags: 1960s, depression, health, lesbian, transcript online, video online...

Published: 2010

Found in: Rainbow Touchstones

Gay BC (12 July 1986)

Gay BC (12 July 1986)Gay BC (Broadcasting Collective) was a community radio programme that broadcast weekly on Wellington's Access Radio from 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, gay, gay liberation movement, homosexual law reform, transcri...

Published: July 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform