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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

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

Paul Diamond

Paul DiamondPaul talks about his careers as a writer, journalist and historian...

Tags: archives, coming out, media, profile, wellington, writing...

Published: February 2010

Found in: People

Remembering Neil Costelloe

Remembering Neil CostelloeJayne Costelloe remembers her brother Neil Costelloe who was very active in the fight for homosexual law reform in the 1980s.

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

Published: April 2016

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

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

Mark Beehre

Mark Beehre

Tags: 2010s, arts, gay, history, images online, interviewing...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Gallery

Arietta Tuitoga and co

Arietta Tuitoga and coArietta Tuitoga and an unidentified person from Fiji talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, arietta tuitoga, asia pacific outgames (2011), fiji, human rights, well...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Glamaphone interviews

Glamaphone interviewsWe speak to members of The Glamaphones and co. before their concert at St. Andrew's on the Terrace...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, anti-gay laws, archives, army...

Published: June 2016

Found in: The Glamaphones

Shaughan Woodcock

Shaughan WoodcockShaughan talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

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

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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

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

Audio preservation

Audio preservationJohn talks about preserving audio/visual material for the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. John was responsible for...

Tags: activism, archives, community, gay liberation movement, history, hiv/aids...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Arts and Media

Part 2 (23 October 1985)

Part 2 (23 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 23 October...

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

Published: October 1985

Found in: Parliamentary proceedings

Session 1

Session 1Audio from the session: Transfemininities and transmisogyny. A facilitated discussion on the experiences of, and the unique ways...

Tags: classism, community, counselling, discrimination, exclusion, femininity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Safe sex

Safe sexA list of archived articles from GayNZ.com, in the original category of: Safe sex...

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

Published: January 2001

Found in: GayNZ

LGBTI* health plenary

LGBTI* health plenaryAudio from the LGBTI* health plenary with Elizabeth Kerekere and Jack Trolove. The session is introduced by...

Tags: butch, femme, takataapui, trans, transexual, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill

Dr Hjelmar von DannevillAuthor and researcher Julie Glamuzina talks about the extraordinary life of Dr Hjelmar von Dannevill. The doctor arrived...

Tags: 1890s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, brothels, lesbian...

Published: February 2020

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2020

Elizabeth Kerekere

Elizabeth KerekereElizabeth reflects on her early activist years with the Black Women's movement, homosexual law reform, the formation of...

Tags: 1980s, academia, cisgender, femme, gender fluid, takataapui...

Published: December 2015

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Participants (part 1)

Participants (part 1)Rowan Moulder talks to participants at Shift hui 2016. More participant interviews can be heard in part two...

Tags: gay, gender neutral, intersex, non-binary, queer, trans...

Published: April 2016

Found in: Shift hui (2016)

Queer history panel discussion

Queer history panel discussionAudio from the panel discussion on queer history, held during the community event Queer History in the Making...

Tags: 2010s, activism, archives, blood donation, bullying, capitalism...

Published: September 2015

Found in: Queer History in the Making

The Red Ribbon

The Red RibbonA group of men reflect on why they wear the red ribbon...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, health, hiv/aids, mental health, programme, relationship...

Published: 1999

Found in: HIV/AIDS

St James Theatre

St James TheatreThe Topp Twins, Douglas Wright, Michael Parmenter have all performed at the St. James. The theatre is also...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, dance, grief, hiv/aids, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Surviving and Thriving as an Activist

Surviving and Thriving as an ActivistAudio from the workshop: Surviving and Thriving as an Activist This workshop explored the challenges and opportunities of...

Tags: 2010s, activism, agile methodology, anger, intersex, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Proud 2016

Second reading of the Bill

Second reading of the BillAudio from the second reading of the Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by...

Tags: 2010s, children, family, human rights, lesbian, parents...

Published: February 2014

Found in: Sullivan Birth Certificate Bill

Johnny Givins

Johnny GivinsJohnny talks about growing up, producing the television series Queer Nation and documenting the Hero parades...

Tags: 1960s, gay, media, performance, profile, television...

Published: August 2011

Found in: Making a Difference

Third reading of the Bill

Third reading of the BillAudio from the third reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. It was introduced into...

Tags: 2010s, adoption, children, civil rights, civil unions, takataapui...

Published: April 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Iris Florence Peter Williams

Iris Florence Peter WilliamsJulie Glamuzina talks about her book Perfectly Natural: The audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams. The original...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, archives, birth certificate, courts, transgender...

Published: October 2015

Found in: Arts and Media

The Opera House

The Opera HouseAlley - Jack Body's opera about Rewi Alley premiered at the Opera House in 1998. The theatre has...

Tags: 1990s, arts, drag, gay, makeup, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

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

Jan and Ruth

Jan and RuthJan and Ruth talk about their backgrounds, careers and ageing together...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, asexual, butch, lesbian...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Relationships