Rainbow Politicians

A series of profile interviews with past and present rainbow Members of Parliament.


Charles Chauvel

Charles ChauvelCharles Chauvel from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: 2000s, bullying, civil unions, dignity, gay, transgender...

Published: October 2012

Georgina Beyer - significant legislation

Georgina Beyer - significant legislationGeorgina Beyer reflects on some of the significant legislation passed during her time in Parliament: the Prostitution Reform...

Tags: 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, 2010s, transcript online, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Georgina Beyer

Georgina BeyerGeorgina reflects on her childhood, various careers and time in public office. Georgina has also recorded interviews about significant...

Tags: 1970s, butch, queer, transcript online, transexual, transgender...

Published: January 2013

Grant Robertson

Grant RobertsonGrant Robertson from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: alcohol, coming out, depression, discrimination, diversity, education...

Published: October 2012

Jan Logie

Jan LogieJan Logie from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: abuse, adoption, bullying, children, civil unions, coming out...

Published: October 2012

Kevin Hague

Kevin HagueKevin Hague from the Green Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: adoption, civil unions, discrimination, gender identity, hiv aids, homophobia...

Published: September 2012

Louisa Wall

Louisa WallLouisa Wall from from the Labour Party talks to Jo Jackson about what it's like to be a...

Tags: bullying, civil unions, discrimination, equality, family, gender identity...

Published: October 2012

Chris Carter maiden speech

Chris Carter maiden speechListen to the maiden speech of Chris Carter - New Zealand's first openly gay sitting Member of Parliament...

Tags: 1990s, democratic socialism, diversity, education, external resource, gay...

Published: March 1994

Marilyn Waring

Marilyn WaringMarilyn Waring talks about her time as a Member of Parliament from 1975 - 1984. Marilyn talks about...

Tags: 1970s, civil unions, coming out, intersex, lesbian, transgender...

Published: November 2012

Maryan Street

Maryan StreetMaryan Street from the Labour Party talks to Benji Watt about what it's like to be a Member...

Tags: activism, blood donation, discrimination, family, gender identity, health...

Published: September 2012

Tim Barnett

Tim BarnettTim Barnett talks about growing up in the United Kingdom; becoming Britain's "first professional homosexual"; moving to New...

Tags: 1960s, 1990s, 2000s, activism, adoption, gay...

Published: November 2013