Reactions to day 1 of the KAHA 2009 Youth Hui

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[00:00:00] This program is brought to you by pride in zero.com. [00:00:05] So we've just finished our first kind of official day of Clark we who it is, but 100 young people saying over, it's over telling our motto. How do you feel after that kind of miss a marathon of speakers? What have you what was the cool stuff about it? [00:00:21] It was all cool. I hadn't really heard much of the gay History of New Zealand before. So it was like a real eye opener, the head that and also the stuff about like, I knew that ancient cultures had gay people and transgender people is tough, but to hear it like that it was actually accepted. Like I didn't, I hadn't realized the magnitude of how well accepted it was. So that was that was really cool to hear. [00:00:48] I think that it was really great as as an immigrant to this country to hear how well how the different ways that the American history and the New Zealand history have overlapped on till about the 80s when New Zealand start doing better than America, because we're nowhere near the stuff that you got that that you have here. And I for me tonight, the also the really cool part was hearing from Bruce about the Mirage, and about a lot of stuff that really for me, is a great connection as a Native American and and my people and living. It's a lot different than living on a reservation where you were forced to be by by the white man. And so yeah, I think that was my favorite part of the night. Were the non career part. Yeah, [00:01:34] and what was it particularly like, was there anything that kind of stuck in your head about New Zealand history that you didn't know about gay and lesbian stuff? [00:01:41] Um, I guess I kind of knew it all a bit. But like, um, it was the details of it and the dates and like how kind of relatively recent all of the stuff is like, I know that it is like just the last century but it really brought it home that it was actually like we haven't had these rights for very long, like they are still really knew was other people had teachers and teachers and teachers. And I'm the stuff that was a New Zealand but I'm having a pointed out that was just like during the plague and like that, that recently that the attitudes entirely changed. Because that's, that's quite recent, really, like I just always had it in my head is it always been that way, you know, and so that was really cool to we're not cold, but you know, just interesting to find that out. [00:02:33] So, you guys are all on the same health scraped together? Yep. And and Is this your first? Did you go to last year's or to use a cow? So this is your first? Never banks? Gotcha. Yeah. And how have you found the first day [00:02:50] and the first days I'm pretty good. It's been awesome, like meeting new people from all around the country and seeing where they're from and what they bring and stuff. [00:02:57] So here we are about so you brought it from Oakland? Yeah. [00:03:01] So ya know, so far, it's been really good. Should be cool. [00:03:07] And how you feeling? Have you said a moment I before? Sorry, she just eating a chocolate biscuit master Christian. [00:03:15] And I haven't been on tomorrow for maybe like a whole day, but never stayed overnight. So this is like the first and I've never had like a proper welcome like that. So it was really, really cool. was awesome. [00:03:26] And how you feeling about sleeping in a room with 50 other [00:03:30] young queer people? [00:03:33] I don't know. I've got two really chatty boys next to me. So I don't think about sleeping. They're already asking me like every question. No. [00:03:43] We'll see how it goes. Not one. [00:03:45] Thank you. [00:03:49] Sorry, Mike. You've got you've got the resident Kant's. Here. [00:03:53] Yeah, her name is kitty. I've decided, [00:03:55] Oh, I see. And you this is the first time you've been on like a big I came holy thing. [00:04:01] And as Actually, it's probably the biggest queer thing I've done. It's bigger than the goal, which is pretty bad. And that's, that's been so much fun. [00:04:10] And now you finding the first day? [00:04:13] intense? It's a lot more work than I actually thought it would be. The training day was exhausting. And my bomb is very tender from session on the peers. But it's been really interesting. And it's, it's great. Like, I don't think I've ever had a honey before. And so I was really, and that was a bit unnerving. But it's really interesting to see sort of the moldy culture and how it intertwines with the queer culture. And yeah, it's just been a really interesting [00:04:40] experience. And what something you've kind of remembered from today? Oh, that stuck out for many of the speakers or? [00:04:49] Oh, there's been so much. [00:04:54] Probably [00:04:56] just the way that Modi we're same six and a half the same six history. It was there a lot and it was possibly a political thing that was illegal because of Henry the Eighth. I think that's the most interesting thing that I found out. [00:05:14] Cool. Thank you very much, Mike. You're very welcome, Hannah. [00:05:20] This audio was brought to you by out there. For more information, visit www dot out the.org.nz

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