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Poutokomanawa opening night

Poutokomanawa opening nightAudio from the opening night of Poutokomanawa: The Carmen Rupe Generation. The exhibition runs from 20 September...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, takataapui, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: September 2019

Found in: Poutokomanawa exhibition

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

Rev. Dr. Margaret Mayman

Rev. Dr. Margaret MaymanMargaret talks about religion and spirituality...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, lesbian, religion, spirituality, st andrew's on the terr...

Published: February 2010

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

Phylesha Brown-Acton

Phylesha Brown-ActonPhylesha Brown-Acton from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, phylesha brown-acton, trans...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Participants (part 2)

Participants (part 2)Rowan Moulder talks to participants at Shift hui 2016. More participant interviews can be heard in part...

Tags: agender, asexual, cisgender, femme, gay, lesbian...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

First reading of the Bill

First reading of the BillAudio from the first reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, introduced into Parliament by Labour...

Tags: christianity, church, civil unions, human rights, law, marriage...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Renato Sabbadini

Renato SabbadiniAudio from the opening address of ILGA Executive Director Renato Sabbadini at the 2nd ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human...

Tags: bisexual, gay, intersex, lesbian, takataapui, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Paul

PaulPaul talks about growing up in Australia in the 1950s, sex work in New York City, cruising Rudolf...

Tags: 1940s, 1950s, bisexual, gay, homosexual, pansexual...

Published: April 2015

Found in: People

A Thousand Toilet Ladies

A Thousand Toilet LadiesWai Ho reads A Thousand Toilet Ladies. Wai's story placed second in the Asian Short Story competition 2012...

Tags: butch, cooking, ethnicity, family, food, transcript online...

Published: December 2012

Found in: Arts and Media

Steve Lawrence

Steve LawrenceSteve talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, steve lawrence, theatre...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Bill Logan

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

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, activism, gay, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: June 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Angela King

Angela KingAngela King from New Zealand talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, education, human rights, school, teaching, wellington...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

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

Alison Bell-Allen

Alison Bell-AllenAlison talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, straight, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Auckland Community Church

Auckland Community ChurchVaughan Shepherd, chairperson of Auckland Community Church, talks about its history and what the church and faith communities...

Tags: atheism, billboards, christianity, church, civil unions, equality...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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)

Conan McKegg

Conan McKeggConan talks about writing for the screen and working on the draft script for House of Memories...

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

Published: February 2014

Found in: People

Rachel Hoskin

Rachel HoskinRachel Hoskin talks about Butch: A Photographic Exploration, a social project of reaction to Butch women. The...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, butch, femme, soft butch, wahine toa...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Arts and Media

Michael Sanders

Michael SandersMichael talks about being one of the choreographers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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

Beyond Rainbows

Beyond RainbowsPanel members talk about the challenges of being a minority within rainbow communities. The discussion was...

Tags: agender, aromantic, asexual, bisexual, gay, intersex...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

City Gallery

City GalleryIn 1995 the gallery hosted a controversial retrospective of US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe which was seen by 45000...

Tags: 1980s, church, homosexual law reform, library, meetings, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

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

Our communities

Our communitiesA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Our communities...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

Kennedy

KennedyKennedy talks about pan-sexuality, school and Queer Straight Alliances (QSA)...

Tags: activism, bullying, coming out, creativity, documentary, education...

Published: October 2013

Found in: South

Ursula Bethell

Ursula BethellAlison talks about the New Zealand poet Ursula Bethell...

Tags: 1870s, arts, christchurch, lesbian, transcript online, writing...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

Charlotte Museum

Charlotte MuseumMiriam Saphira and Jenny Rankine talk about the Charlotte Museum. The museum collects and preserves artefacts of...

Tags: 2000s, archives, auckland, history, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: September 2010

Found in: Groups and Organisations

Benji Watt

Benji WattBenji talks about being the first openly gay boxing judge in New Zealand and his upcoming marriage...

Tags: 2010s, boxing, civil unions, community, gay, transgender...

Published: May 2015

Found in: People

Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice Squad

Trevor Morley - Wellington Vice SquadTrevor Morley talks about working on the Vice Squad in Wellington in the 1970s; including cases involving Carmen...

Tags: 1970s, abortion, beats, courts, straight, transgender...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe