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Georgina Beyer

Georgina BeyerGeorgina reflects on her childhood, various careers and time in public office. Georgina has also recorded interviews about significant...

Tags: 1970s, butch, queer, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

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

Denny Moran

Denny MoranDenny Moran talks about the gay scene in Wellington in the 1970s - including Carmen and various beats...

Tags: 1970s, anonymous sex, arrest, courts, gay, transgender...

Published: November 2010

Found in: People

Cathie

CathieCathie describes what it is like being queer in the legal profession and doing stand-up comedy...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, queer...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Nikki Lee Carlson

Nikki Lee CarlsonNikki Lee reflects on a journey that has taken her from having a successful singer career as a...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, addiction, gay, transgender...

Published: July 2016

Found in: People

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

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

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

Huhana Hickey

Huhana HickeyHuhana Hickey from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, activism, asia pacific outgames (2011), disability, human rights, welli...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

The digital life of rainbow youth

The digital life of rainbow youthJohn Fenaughty reflects on how digital technologies are impacting on rainbow youth...

Tags: accessibility, bullying, children, communication, computers, crime...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Arts and Media

Lynley

LynleyLynley talks about growing up in the 1960s, cricket, ballroom dancing, marriage and coming out...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Tiwhanawhana celebrates Matariki

Tiwhanawhana celebrates MatarikiTiwhanawhana Celebrates Matariki Audio from the Tiwhanawhana Celebrates Matariki event held at the National Library of New Zealand...

Tags: 2010s, colonialism, colonisation, femininity, takataapui, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Events

Anna

AnnaAnna talks about living in Nelson and being attracted to women...

Tags: activism, adoption, books, children, civil unions, clothing...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Lower Cuba Street

Lower Cuba StreetLower Cuba Street has seen a number of rainbow-related events. In the mid-1980s there was a pro-homosexual law...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, acceptance, family, lesbian, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Vicki-Anne Heikell and Bronwyn Officer

Vicki-Anne Heikell and Bronwyn OfficerVicki-Anne and Bronwyn talk about various practical ideas for maintaining a personal or group archive. If you would...

Tags: archives, education, history, identity, legacy, library...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Creating Our Stories

Peter Wells

Peter WellsPeter talks about the journey as a film maker and writer...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, transexual...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

In the Rainbow

In the RainbowRose McMahon (series creator) and Holly McMahon (writer) talk about the seven-part series In the Rainbow, produced...

Tags: 2010s, bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: July 2019

Found in: Arts and Media

Grace Poore

Grace PooreGrace Poore delivers a keynote presentation...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), grace poore, human rights, transcript onl...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Re-opening of the Rainbow Room

Re-opening of the Rainbow RoomAudio from the re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament. The event also marked the New Zealand...

Tags: gay, historic convictions, lesbian, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: May 2019

Found in: Parliaments Rainbow Room

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

John Fisher

John FisherJohn Fisher delivers a keynote presentation. John is introduced by Rosslyn Noonan...

Tags: 2010s, human rights, law, transcript online, wellington town hall, yogyakarta ...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Sophie Jayawardene

Sophie JayawardeneSophie talks about being diagnosed HIV+ in 1989, her journey with HIV and living positively...

Tags: 1980s, abortion, activism, children, discrimination, heterosexual...

Published: April 2014

Found in: HIV/AIDS

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

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan SmithJonathan talks about growing up and creating, and running the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: arts, drag, hiv/aids, performance, profile, relationships...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings...

Tags: 1970s, 1990s, alcohol and drug abuse, kamp, transexual, transgender...

Published: 1991

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Rainbow Election Forum

Rainbow Election ForumOn 22 August 2017 Rainbow Wellington hosted a rainbow election forum at St Andrew's on the Terrace in...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, bisexual, gay, takataapui, transgender...

Published: August 2017

Found in: Events

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

Tighe Instone

Tighe InstoneTighe talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform. A selection...

Tags: 1980s, activism, age of consent, butch, gay, lesbian...

Published: June 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Reflections on Church and State

Reflections on Church and StateAudio from a marriage equality discussion held at St Andrew's on the Terrace on 7 November 2012. Rev...

Tags: 2010s, civil unions, discrimination, equality, homosexual law reform, human ri...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

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)