Making a Difference

In early 2011, after a public nomination process, PrideNZ.com and the GABA Charitable Trust selected eight Aucklanders to be interviewed about making a positive difference in the queer community.


Anne Speir

Anne SpeirAnne talks about growing up, working in the media, activism in the 1970s and 1980s, working on the...

Tags: activism, arts, feminism, gay liberation movement, media, performance...

Published: August 2011

Aunty Wai Mason

Aunty Wai MasonAunty Wai talks about being a kaumatua for the NZ AIDS Foundation...

Tags: 1980s, auckland, health, hiv aids, new zealand aids foundation, profile...

Published: August 2011

Geoffrey Marshall

Geoffrey MarshallGeoffrey talks about growing up, Heroic Gardens and the Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA)...

Tags: 1960s, auckland, gay, gay auckland business association (gaba), heroic gardens...

Published: August 2011

Johnny Givins

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

Tags: auckland, gay, media, performance, profile, television...

Published: August 2011

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan SmithJonathan talks about growing up and creating, and running the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: arts, drag, hiv aids, performance, profile, relationships...

Published: August 2011

Karen Ritchie

Karen RitchieKaren talks about growing up and the Cartier Trust...

Tags: 1980s, auckland, cartier trust, health, hiv aids, new zealand aids foundation...

Published: August 2011

Katija Vlatkovich

Katija VlatkovichKatija talks about growing up, working with Rainbow Youth and organizing Proud Mary...

Tags: activism, coming out, family, music, performance, youth...

Published: August 2011

Miriam Saphira

Miriam SaphiraMiriam talks about growing up, being a writer and researcher, and establishing the Charlotte Musuem...

Tags: 1960s, activism, archives, coming out, growing up, lesbian...

Published: August 2011