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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.


Bob Davis

Bob DavisBob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, activism, allies, anger, anti-apartheid movement...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Jack Body - Carmen

Jack Body - CarmenJack talks about writing Songs and Dances of Desire - a work inspired by Carmen Rupe and...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, aversion therapy, coming out, gay, transgender...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Philip Patston

Philip PatstonPhilip Patston from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: activism, disability, human rights, labels, politics, wellington town hall...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Session 3

Session 3Audio from the session: Takatāpui, Pasifika ways and beyond queer theory. Participants include Maihi Makiha and Kim Mcbreen...

Tags: church, colonisation, gender identity, health, heteronormativity, history...

Published: June 2013

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

Service for Virginia Burns

Service for Virginia BurnsAudio from the service to commemorate and celebrate the life of Virginia Burns (a.k.a Virginia Parker-Bowles). The...

Tags: butch femme, femme queen, gay, lesbian, queer, trans...

Published: June 2017

Found in: Events

Kitty

KittyKitty talks about being a self-identified dyke and activism around marriage equality...

Tags: activism, adoption, butch, coming out, community, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

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

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

Taj Mahal Toilet

Taj Mahal ToiletThe public toilet opened in 1929 and was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The site...

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

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Gareth Farr

Gareth FarrGareth Farr talks about composing During These Days for the 30th anniversary of homosexual law reform in 2016...

Tags: fa'afafine, fakaleiti, gay, historic convictions, homosexual law reform, queer...

Published: August 2017

Found in: People

Tim Barnett

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

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

Published: April 2019

Found in: Rainbow Voices of Aotearoa New Zealand

John Jakeman - hairdressing

John Jakeman - hairdressingJohn Jakeman talks about his career as a hairdresser - in Wellington, London and Europe, from the 1960s...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, abdication, gay...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

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

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

Queer Objects

Queer ObjectsAudio from the Queer Objects event, held during Wellington's Pride Festival on 29 February 2020 at Te Papa...

Tags: 2020s, books, button, collections online (te papa), drag, female impersonation...

Published: February 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Sunil Pant

Sunil PantSunil Pant delivers a keynote presentation. Sunil is introduced by Maryan Street. The presentation happened during the...

Tags: 2010s, activism, human rights, ilott theatre (wellington town hall), nepal, tr...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Out in the Park opening

Out in the Park openingAudio from the opening of Out in the Park. The event took place on 24 February 2018 at...

Tags: 2010s, drag, member of parliament, parliament, pride precinct (wellington), wa...

Published: February 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Introduction (8 March 1985)

Introduction (8 March 1985)Audio from the introduction and first reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament, 8 March 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, adoption, gay, heterosexual, homosexual...

Published: March 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

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

Teenage Years

Teenage YearsAudio from the session: Teenage Years. To set the scene, Chrys Jones and her friend Aleisha Parkinson give...

Tags: 1880s, androgynous, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson (1)

Ruth Busch and Jan Wilson (1)Ruth 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

Campbell Gordon

Campbell GordonRecorded before he won Queen of the Whole Universe as Ms Spain, Campbell talks about performing in the...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, youth...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Bhakti Shah

Bhakti ShahBhakti Shah from Nepal talks about attending the human rights conference...

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

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

Making Trans Histories

Making Trans HistoriesAudio from the launch of Trans Past, Trans Present: Making Trans Histories held at Te Papa, Wellington on...

Tags: 2010s, museums, takataapui, trans, transgender, whakawahine...

Published: November 2019

Found in: Trans Awareness Week 2019

Preserving the Quilt

Preserving the QuiltTextile conservator Rachael Collinge and textile conservation volunteer Anne Williams talk about the process of preserving the quilt panels

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, archives, history, hiv/aids, legacy, preservation...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Zoe

ZoeZoe talks about school life, identity and sumo wrestling in Russia...

Tags: 2010s, acceptance, basketball, bouncer, butch, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Part 2 (9 April 1986)

Part 2 (9 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 April...

Tags: 1980s, accomodation, discrimination, equality, homosexual, scouts...

Published: April 1986

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Weddings and civil unions

Weddings and civil unionsA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Weddings and civil unions...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing ViolenceAudio from the workshop: Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence. Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence...

Tags: agender, gay, intersex, lesbian, queer, trans...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016