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In: Religion and Spirituality

St Peters church service (1967)
The Reverend Godfrey Wilson introduces a service reflecting on homosexuality. It was held at St Peter's church in Wellington on 26 June 1967...
Published: June 1967

In: People

Insight 70 - a homosexual speaks
Ian Fraser interviews "Gary" - a homosexual. The recording is part of the Radio New Zealand collection and is available on the RNZ website...
Published: 1970

In: People

Moments with Johnny Croskery
A selection of memories from Johnny Croskery, who was active in Wellington's drag scene from the 1960s. Johnny passed away on 19 April 2012...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

A Hard Days Night
In this Radio New Zealand Spectrum documentary from 1973, Jack Perkins visits clubs and strip-joints on Karangahape Road, Auckland. The recording is part of...
Published: 1973

In: Documentary

What Did You Call Me?
A group of gay men reflect on words that are used to describe and define them...
Published: 1998

In: Documentary

Neon Rainbow
A group of men reflect on drug and alcohol use in the gay community...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Speaking Out
Two broadcasters talk about being gay in the media...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Shall We Drag
Johnny Croskery and Colin McLean (aka Pollyfilla) talk about drag performance...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Sailor
Explore the iconic figure of the sailor in rainbow culture. The programme also looks at sexual activity around the wharfs and on the...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Hotel Homo
Explores what it's like to work in the hospitality industry...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Educating Gays
Explore what it's like to be gay at school - both as a student and as a teacher at the end of the 20th...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Discharge
Darren Graham talks about being discharged from the Royal New Zealand Air Force on the grounds that he was a practicing homosexual...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

A Happy Memory
A group of men reflect back on a happy gay memory...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

What I Fear
A group of men talk about their fears as gay men...
Published: 1999

In: Documentary

Loyal
A group of men talk about coming out after marrying and having children...
Published: 1999

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)
In 1974 Venn Young, National MP for Egmont, introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill. The Bill sought to legalise homosexual activity between consenting adults...
Published: July 1975

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Gay Rights Movement (c.1979)
In this recording from c.1979 Mike Waghorne describes the motivations behind the Gay Rights Movements. A detailed log of the recording is available from...
Published: 1979

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Gay Radio (27 June 1982)
This Gay Radio programme is mainly a repeat of a recording made a year earlier during Pride Week 1981 and broadcast on Wellington Access...
Published: June 1982

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Gay Radio (4 July 1982)
This Gay Radio programme contains an interview with Chris about the Gay Community Centre in Wellington. Access Gay Radio was produced by the...
Published: July 1982

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Insight 84 - homosexual law reform
Listen to a Radio New Zealand documentary on homosexual law reform, produced in 1984 - a year before the introduction of Fran Wilde's Homosexual...
Published: July 1984

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rally
Alison Laurie addresses the Bigot Busters rally held at the Wellington Town Hall on 21 May 1985. A detailed log of this recording...
Published: May 1985

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Lesbian and Gay Fair (1986)
Images from the first Lesbian and Gay Fair in Wellington. The fair was held at Newtown School in 1986 and themed a fair for a fair law
Published: 1986

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Gay BC (28 June 1986)
This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast on the anniversary of Stonewall, and just before the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9...
Published: June 1986

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Gay BC (12 July 1986)
Gay BC (Broadcasting Collective) was a community radio programme that broadcast weekly on Wellington's Access Radio from 1985 to the 1990s. This programme was...
Published: July 1986

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Radio Gala (8 July 1990)
This Radio Gala retrospective programme contains a rich collection of audio actuality from the 1985-86 period of homosexual law reform. Much of the material...
Published: July 1990

In: Carmen Rupe

Carmen Rupe interview (1975)
Carmen Rupe is interviewed by 2ZM night host David Mahoney on 22 November 1975. The recording is part of the Radio New Zealand collection...
Published: November 1975

In: Carmen Rupe

Carmen (documentary)
A television documentary about Carmen, produced in 1989.
Published: 1989

In: Carmen Rupe

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)
Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings Cross, Sydney in 1991. A special...
Published: 1991

In: Arts and Media

About Face: My First Suit (drama)
Television drama About Face: My First Suit, produced in 1985.
Published: 1985

In: Arts and Media

About Face: Jewels Darl (drama)
Television drama About Face: Jewels Darl, produced in 1985
Published: 1985

In: Arts and Media

Do You Like What You See?
A couple of gay photographers talk about their work...
Published: 1997

In: Arts and Media

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
A group of men reflect on the first time they saw a gay character on television or in a film...
Published: 1999

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

Bruce Burnett
Bruce Burnett, an early AIDS educator and activist, talks to Phil Parkinson about an upcoming AIDS counselling workshop and the current situation in New...
Published: February 1985

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

Lew Pryme - Welcome to My World (documentary)
Television documentary Lew Pryme - Welcome to My World, produced in 1990.
Published: 1990

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

All About Eve (documentary)
Television documentary All About Eve, produced in 1994.
Published: 1994

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

Te Puna Wai Korero [episode on HIV/AIDS, 1995]
Listen to Henare Te Ua interview Warren Lindberg, Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, on the latest information on HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New...
Published: December 1995

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

Rod McLeod Morrison
Rod talks about his relationship with his partner who died from AIDS related conditions...
Published: 1999

In: HIV/AIDS in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Red Ribbon
A group of men reflect on why they wear the red ribbon...
Published: 1999

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Introduction (8 March 1985)
Audio from the introduction and first reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament, 8 March 1985. A more detailed log of...
Published: March 1985

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

The Petition (5 November 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate on the report back of the petition against the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 5 November 1985. A...
Published: November 1985

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 6 November 1985. A more detailed log...
Published: November 1985

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (5 March 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 5 March 1986. A more detailed log...
Published: March 1986

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March 1986. A more detailed log...
Published: March 1986

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April 1986. A more detailed log...
Published: April 1986

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (16 April 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 April 1986 (the night Part 2 containing...
Published: April 1986

In: Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 October 1985)

Part 2 (9 October 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 October 1985 (part 2 of 2)...
Published: October 1985

In: Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 October 1985)

Part 1 (9 October 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 October 1985 (part 1 of 2)...
Published: October 1985

In: Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (16 October 1985)

Part 1 (16 October 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October 1985 (part 1 of 2)...
Published: October 1985

In: Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (16 October 1985)

Part 2 (16 October 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October 1985 (part 2 of 2)...
Published: October 1985

In: Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (23 October 1985)

Part 1 (23 October 1985)
Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 23 October 1985 (part 1 of 2)...
Published: October 1985

In: Parliament: second reading debate - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (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 1985 (part 2 of 2)...
Published: October 1985

In: Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (20 November 1985)

Part 1 (20 November 1985)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November 1985 (part 1 of 2)...
Published: November 1985

In: Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (20 November 1985)

Part 2 (20 November 1985)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November 1985 (part 2 of 2)...
Published: November 1985

In: Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 April 1986)

Part 1 (9 April 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 April 1986 (part 1 of 2)...
Published: April 1986

In: Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 April 1986)

Part 2 (9 April 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 April 1986 (part 2 of 2). This...
Published: April 1986

In: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Cleve Jones
Cleve Jones, founder of the NAMES Project, talks to Ian Kember about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The quilt was first unfolded on 11...
Published: June 1991

In: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Michele Cinq-Mars
Michele Cinq-Mars, Director of Communications for the NAMES Project, talks to Ian Kember about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. This recording was possibly made at...
Published: June 1991

In: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Nicki Eddy and co (1992)
Nicki Eddy and Allan (a pseudonym) talk to Mike Bakers on Radio Pacific about the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt. Special thanks to MediaWorks...
Published: September 1992

In: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Gilbert Smith
Gilbert talks about the history of the quilt in New Zealand and promotes an upcoming silent auction fundraising event. The source of this recording...
Published: October 1993

In: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Nicki Eddy and co (1993)
Nicki, Audrey and Beverly talk about the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt and promote an upcoming silent auction fundraising event. The source of this...
Published: October 1993

In: AIDS Memorial Quilt

Radio advert
Radio advert used to promote viewings of the New Zealand AIDS Memorial at the Manukau City Shopping Centre in late 1994. This advert was...
Published: October 1994

In: Rainbow Politicians

Chris Carter maiden speech
Listen to the maiden speech of Chris Carter - New Zealand's first openly gay sitting Member of Parliament. The recording is part of the...
Published: March 1994

In: Events

Stonewall 25 (1994)
Listen to Linda Evans, Alison Laurie and Ngahui Te Awekotuku talk to Judy Lessing about attending Stonewall 25 and the ILGA World conference in...
Published: June 1994

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

Phil Siegel
Phil Siegel from Media Works in San Francisco gives a keynote presentation on working with the media. A special thank you to Christina Sunley...
Published: March 1995

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

New Zealand presentation
New Zealand's representative from the AIDS Memorial Quilt makes a presentation to the conference. A special thank you to Christina Sunley, the conference organiser...
Published: March 1995

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

International Quilt projects
Representatives from Canada, Zambia, and Japan make presentations to the conference. A special thank you to Christina Sunley, the conference organiser, for allowing this...
Published: March 1995

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

Christina Sunley
Christina from the NAMES Project in San Francisco gives a keynote presentation: The Quilt - a powerful resource for HIV prevention education. A special...
Published: March 1995

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

HIV prevention and youth
A keynote presentation on HIV prevention and youth. A special thank you to Christina Sunley, the conference organiser, for allowing this audio to be...
Published: March 1995

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

Model school display programmes
A presentation on school display programmes in Australia, Thailand and the United Kingdom. A special thank you to Christina Sunley, the conference organiser, for...
Published: March 1995

In: International AIDS Memorial Quilt Conference (1995)

National High School Quilt programme
The national High School Quilt programme co-ordinator from the NAMES Project in San Francisco gives a presentation, along with a group of San Jose...
Published: March 1995

In: Relationships

Johnny and Peter
Johnny Croskery and Peter Kooiman talk about their relationship - how they met and their life together. Johnny passed away on 19 April...
Published: 1999

In: Snapshot 2000

Coming out stories
In this podcast compilation participants talk about their coming out experiences...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

First same-sex experience
Participants talk about their first same-sex experiences...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Personal advice
In this podcast compilation participants give their personal advice and opinions to those thinking of coming out...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Realisation
In this podcast compilation participants talk about the moment when they realise they are not heterosexual...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Ben
Ben talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Calvin
Calvin talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Jonathan
Jonathan talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Jerry
Jerry talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Scott
Scott talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Regis
Regis talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Simon
Simon talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

John
John talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

[name withheld 1]
[name withheld] talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Steve
Steve talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Brad
Brad talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Nigel
Nigel talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Scott (b)
Scott talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Jay
Jay talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Gary
Gary talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

[name withheld 2]
[name withheld] talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: January 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Mary
Mary talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Randy
Randy talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Matt
Matt talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Christopher
Christopher talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Laurence
Laurence talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Matthew
Matthew talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Mike
Mike talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000

In: Snapshot 2000

Charlie
Charlie talks about coming out and first sexual experience...
Published: February 2000