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Philip Patston

Philip PatstonPhilip talks about growing up, identity, comedy and uniqueness...

Tags: accessibility, acting, activism, arts, assistive technology, benefits...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

Drew Hadwen

Drew HadwenDrew Hadwen talks about the development of the Devotion dance parties/festivals, and the Beacons of Hope services in...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, assimilation, belonging, hiv/aids...

Published: August 2018

Found in: People

Julie Douglas and co

Julie Douglas and coJulie Douglas, Liz Robinson and Rob Haultain from New Zealand talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, julie douglas, unions, well...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Vaughans getting married

Vaughans getting marriedVaughan shares his thoughts on his upcoming marriage to Shane...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, christianity, church, civil unions, gay...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Marriage Equality

Law reform

Law reformAlison talks about homosexual law reform in New Zealand...

Tags: 1970s, activism, gay liberation movement, hate speech, homophobia, transcript ...

Published: January 2011

Found in: Queer History 101

A Rainbow in the Village

A Rainbow in the VillageOrganisers, participants and spectators talk about the world's (unofficial) shortest pride parade - held during Paekakariki's annual pride...

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

Published: October 2019

Found in: Events

Body Positive Drop-in Centre

Body Positive Drop-in CentreBody Positive, a peer support organisation for people living with HIV AIDS, established a Wellington drop-in centre on...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, health, hiv/aids, peer support, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Sian Torrington

Sian TorringtonSian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, butch, lesbian, queer...

Published: July 2017

Found in: Arts and Media

Waterfront parade route

Waterfront parade routeThe waterfront parade route has seen a number of rainbow related parades, including the Love Parade in 2016...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, parade, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Naeaulumanua Le Atioo and co

Naeaulumanua Le Atioo and coNaeaulumanua Le Atio'o and Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann talk about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), fuimaono karl pulotu-endemann, human righ...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Paddling Your Own Waka

Paddling Your Own WakaAudio from the session: Paddling Your Own Waka. In a world of the internet, global publishing companies no...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-BowlesPhil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities...

Tags: 1950s, 1980s, 2010s, adoption, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Out in the Park participants

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

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings...

Tags: 1970s, 1990s, alcohol and drug abuse, kamp, transexual, transgender...

Published: 1991

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Wellington Pride Parade 2017

Wellington Pride Parade 2017Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade 2017. This was the first time in over two decades that a...

Tags: bisexual, gay, genderqueer, intersex, lesbian, non-binary...

Published: March 2017

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2017

Pride Parade

Pride ParadeAudio from the Wellington Pride Parade, held along Wellington's waterfront on 12 March 2016. A very special...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, ballet, drag, drag kings, hiv/aids...

Published: March 2016

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Participants in Marriage Equality march

Participants in Marriage Equality marchJo Jackson talks to people taking part in the Marriage Equality march through the streets of central Wellington...

Tags: activism, civil unions, community, gay, human rights, lesbian...

Published: August 2012

Found in: Marriage Equality

Sam Orchard

Sam OrchardSam talks about growing up, comics and creativity...

Tags: arts, comics, coming out, creativity, difference, family...

Published: February 2013

Found in: People

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)

Gay BC (28 June 1986)

Gay BC (28 June 1986)This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast on the anniversary of Stonewall, and just before the passing of...

Tags: 1980s, activism, gay, homosexual law reform, human rights, law...

Published: June 1986

Found in: Homosexual Law Reform

Khartini Slamah (1)

Khartini Slamah (1)Khartini Slamah from Malaysia talks about attending the human rights conference...

Tags: 2010s, asia pacific outgames (2011), human rights, khartini slamah, malaysia, ...

Published: March 2011

Found in: 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames

Session 4

Session 4Audio from the session: Health and gender diversity...

Tags: ageing, education, health, health system, mental health, racism...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

Maggie Munford

Maggie MunfordMaggie talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, new zealand aids foundation, performance...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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

Human Rights film evening

Human Rights film eveningScreenings and discussions on two films: Courage Unfolds - Living the Principles and Assume Nothing. Courage Unfolds -...

Tags: 2010s, human rights, intersex, media, transgender, video online...

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

Session 8

Session 8Audio from the session: Beyond parenting. While the passing of marriage rights for same-sex couples addressed some issues...

Tags: abuse, biphobia, bullying, children, christianity, coming out...

Published: October 2013

Found in: Beyond conference

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)

Kevin Hague profile

Kevin Hague profileOn the eve of his departure from Parliament, MP Kevin Hague reflects on his time in politics as...

Tags: bisexual, gay, intersex, queer, trans, transgender...

Published: September 2016

Found in: People

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