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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.


The Womens Bookshop

The Womens BookshopCarole Beu talks about establishing The Women's Bookshop - an independent bookshop which opened in Auckland in 1989...

Tags: books, community, cooking, counselling, family, feminism...

Published: June 2013

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Launch of Carmens traffic light

Launch of Carmens traffic lightAudio from the launch of Carmen's traffic light, which can be seen on the corner of Ghuznee and...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, abortion, takataapui, trans, transgender...

Published: August 2016

Found in: Carmen Rupe

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

First reading of the Bill

First reading of the BillAudio from the first reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill...

Tags: 1960s, 1980s, gay, homosexual, queer, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Historic Convictions

Jonathan OBrien

Jonathan OBrienJonathan O'Brien talks about growing up and doing drag...

Tags: 1990s, drag, gay, performance, profile, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: People

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

Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann

Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-EndemannFuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann delivers a keynote presentation. Karl is introduced by Kevin Hague. The presentation happened during the...

Tags: 2010s, history, human rights, ilott theatre (wellington town hall), transcript...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Session 3

Session 3Audio from the session: Naming - who are we? Names such as lesbian, gay, queer, takataapui, and fa'afafine...

Tags: colonisation, coming out, diversity, exclusion, feminism, gender identity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Remembering Neil Costelloe

Remembering Neil CostelloeJayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, activism, anger, gay, lesbian...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

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

David Hindley

David HindleyDavid Hindley, co-chair of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames reflects on the activities over the last week...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), david hindley, human rights...

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/aids, images online, st matthew-in-...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gifting the Quilt to Te Papa

Elizabeth Kerekere

Elizabeth KerekereElizabeth Kerekere delivers a keynote presentation. Elizabeth is introduced by Kevin Hague. The presentation happened in the...

Tags: 2010s, activism, growing up, lesbian, takataapui, transcript online...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

St Peters church service (1967)

St Peters church service (1967)The Reverend Godfrey Wilson introduces a service reflecting on homosexuality. It was held at St Peter's church...

Tags: 1960s, acceptance, accomodation, gay, homosexual, queer...

Published: June 1967

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Julian Cook

Julian CookPride Festival Co-ordinator Julian Cook talks about some of the sixty events happening during the Auckland Pride Festival...

Tags: arts, burlesque, drag, event management, herstory, history...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Fighting Homophobia

Fighting HomophobiaAudio from the second keynote panel discussion: Fighting Homophobia in Our Communities. Speakers include Bill Logan, Eileen...

Tags: activism, adoption, board of trustees, bullying, charter schools, civil unions...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality Conference

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

Confessions of a Drag Queen

Confessions of a Drag QueenRicky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, drag, gay, performance, theatre...

Published: December 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

Vaitoa Toelupe

Vaitoa ToelupeVaitoa Toelupe delivers a keynote presentation. Vaitoa is introduced by David Huebner, the United States Ambassador to New...

Tags: 2010s, activism, fa'afafine, history, transcript online, transgender...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Whakarongo: Pride, ILGA World and beyond

Whakarongo: Pride, ILGA World and beyondInterviews with participants from the community hui: Whakarongo - Pride, ILGA World and beyond. The hui was...

Tags: events, femme, gay, lesbian, takataapui, trans...

Published: January 2019

Found in: Events

Jan Logie

Jan LogieJan Logie from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: abuse, adoption, bullying, children, civil unions, coming out...

Published: October 2012

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

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

Randy Alfred

Randy AlfredRandy talks about producing the radio programme The Gay Life, which broadcast on KSAN San Francisco in the...

Tags: activism, archives, briggs initiative, coming out, community, crime...

Published: June 2012

Found in: People

Features (1)

Features (1)A list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Features (1)...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Carmen Rupe memorial, Auckland

Carmen Rupe memorial, AucklandAudio from the memorial to Carmen held at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland. A special thank you to the...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, drag, human rights, performance, transgender...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Michael Stevens

Michael StevensMichael Stevens from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, media, michael stevens, wel...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Dana de Milo on Carmen Rupe

Dana de Milo on Carmen RupeDana talks about her friendship with Carmen, working at The Balcony and sex work in the 1970s. Dana...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, art-a-rama, black magic, transexual, transgender...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Enough is Enough (2004)

Enough is Enough (2004)MP Georgina Beyer confronts Destiny Church followers on the steps of Parliament during the Enough is Enough march...

Tags: 2000s, civil unions, hate, march, member of parliament, parliament...

Published: August 2004

Found in: Events

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