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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

Stefanie Upchurch

Stefanie UpchurchStefanie describes how the Out Proud portrait series came about and what it was like to photograph openly...

Tags: 2010s, arts, bisexual, gay, images online, lesbian...

Published: 2011

Found in: Gallery

Spencer

SpencerSpencer talks about identifying as butch and gender queer...

Tags: anxiety, butch, coming out, community, depression, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie ChurchWendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a...

Tags: 2000s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Joleen Mataele

Joleen MataeleJoleen Mataele: sharing a life of an activist and an open transgender person M-F in a country that...

Tags: fakaleiti, intersex, lesbian, queer, trans*, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Franki

FrankiFranki talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, gender identity, language and word reclamation...

Tags: academia, academics, diversity, gay, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

Parker and Hulme murder case

Parker and Hulme murder caseAlison talks about the Parker and Hulme murder case from 1954, where the two teenage friends murdered Parker's...

Tags: 1950s, christchurch, courts, crime, law, transcript online...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

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

Lesbian Programme

Lesbian ProgrammePrue Hyman talks about the Lesbian Programme which has been broadcasting since the mid-1980's on Access Radio in...

Tags: 1980s, lesbian, media, radio, transcript online, wellington...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

The Balcony

The BalconyWe begin the walk tour at Carmen Rupe's Le Balcon - a cabaret nightclub on the corner of...

Tags: 1970s, cabaret, drag, entertainment, transgender, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Stevei

SteveiStevei talks about identifying as wāhine toa, representing New Zealand in softball and creating art...

Tags: butch, fa'afafine, gay, lesbian, takataapui, transcript online...

Published: February 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Part 1

Part 1Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On. In a past of illegality and stigma...

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

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Out in the carPark

Out in the carParkParticipants, stall-holders and the public talk about attending the Love Parade and Out in the carPark...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, inaugural event, love parade (wellington), out in the carpark (w...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Events

Part 2 (20 November 1985)

Part 2 (20 November 1985)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November...

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

Published: November 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Welcome to Te Manawa Museum

Welcome to Te Manawa MuseumAudio from the welcoming ceremony for the Manawatu Lesbian and Gay Rights Association (MALGRA) to Te Manawa Museum...

Tags: 1970s, bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, transgender...

Published: July 2017

Found in: MALGRA

Robin Duff

Robin DuffRobin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the...

Tags: activism, advertising, age of consent, bullying, civil unions, coming out...

Published: April 2013

Found in: People

LAGANZ

LAGANZRoger Swanson talks about the history and purpose of LAGANZ - The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, archives, gay liberation movement, history, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Ann-Marie

Ann-MarieAnn-Marie talks about religion, a 19-year relationship and three commitment ceremonies...

Tags: 1960s, butch, femme, lesbian, non-binary, soft butch...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Michael Bancroft

Michael BancroftMichael, guardian of the NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt, talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, bruce burnett clinic (auckland)...

Published: June 2010

Found in: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Mates and Lovers

Mates and LoversRonald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a...

Tags: 2010s, gay, history, mates and lovers (play), performance, theatre...

Published: October 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

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

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

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

Rene Capone

Rene CaponeRene talks about growing up and working as an artist in San Francisco, USA...

Tags: arts, gay, profile, san francisco, united states of america, visual arts...

Published: June 2008

Found in: People

Samantha

SamanthaSamantha talks about growing up in Invercargill, homophobia at university and bisexuality...

Tags: activism, assimilation, christianity, coming out, community, confidence...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Graeme Kane

Graeme KaneGraeme Kane from Australia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), australia, graeme kane, human rights, men...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Group Programme (March 2016)

Group Programme (March 2016)Over 5 weekends in February/March 2016 a group came together at Wellington Access Radio to learn about various...

Tags: 2010s, advice, bisexual, gay, nerd, queer...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Skye

SkyeSkye talks about identifying as transmasculine and living in Christchurch...

Tags: activism, coming out, community, employment, equality, family...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South

Stacey

StaceyStacey talks about identifying as gender fluid...

Tags: bullying, coming out, employment, equality, family, gender...

Published: May 2014

Found in: South