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Courage Day 2020

Courage Day 2020On 16 November 2020, the New Zealand Society of Authors (Wellington Branch) held an event to mark Courage...

Tags: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 2020s...

Published: November 2020

Found in: Events

Cole Hampton

Cole HamptonCole Hampton talks about growing up, creating Pamela Hancock, Pride, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, 2020s, abuse, activism, gay...

Published: March 2020

Found in: Arts and Media

Launch of the Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Launch of the Wellington Pride Festival 2019Audio from the launch of the Wellington Pride Festival, held at Thistle Hall on 8 March 2019. 0006...

Tags: 2010s, accessibility, bisexual flag, civil unions, trans, transgender...

Published: March 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

The Glamaphones - member interviews

The Glamaphones - member interviewsMembers of the Glamaphones talk about being a part of a rainbow choir and their two upcoming...

Tags: 2010s, children, choirs, community, community choir, concerts...

Published: February 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Summer Camps

Summer CampsThe cast and creative team behind Summer Camps talk about the production and its origins. The...

Tags: bisexual, intersex, kamp, lesbian, non-binary, queer...

Published: February 2019

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Pardon Me Alan Turing

Pardon Me Alan TuringWriter Stephen Lunt talks about the play Pardon Me Alan Turing. The play runs at Bats Theatre...

Tags: 1940s, 2010s, chemical castration, computer science, historic convictions, hom...

Published: March 2018

Found in: Wellington Pride Festival 2018

Gareth Farr

Gareth FarrGareth Farr talks about composing During These Days for the 30th anniversary of homosexual law reform in 2016...

Tags: fa'afafine, fakaleiti, gay, historic convictions, homosexual law reform, queer...

Published: August 2017

Found in: People

St Peters church service (2017)

St Peters church service (2017)Audio from the special 50th anniversary church service marking Reverend Godfrey Wilson's landmark sermon on homosexuality (possibly the...

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

Published: June 2017

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

John Jakeman - hairdressing

John Jakeman - hairdressingJohn Jakeman talks about his career as a hairdresser - in Wellington, London and Europe, from the 1960s...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, abdication, gay...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

John Jakeman profile

John Jakeman profileJohn Jakeman talks about growing up in Wellington in the 1950s, working at the Royal Oak tavern in...

Tags: bisexual, gay, homosexual, lesbian, queer, transexual...

Published: May 2017

Found in: John Jakeman

Galathea: Into the Bush

Galathea: Into the BushHilary Penwarden talks to Ania Upstill about producing queer theatre and the upcoming production Galathea: Into the Bush...

Tags: asexual, bisexual, gay, heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: November 2016

Found in: Arts and Media

Glamaphone interviews

Glamaphone interviewsWe speak to members of The Glamaphones and co. before their concert at St. Andrew's on the Terrace...

Tags: 1980s, 2010s, activism, anti-gay laws, archives, army...

Published: June 2016

Found in: The Glamaphones

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

#The Future

#The FutureAudio from the session: #The Future. Fresh LGBTQI talent is shaking up the theatre scene. Victor Rodger...

Tags: 1980s, fakaleiti, gay, lesbian, trans, transgender...

Published: February 2016

Found in: Same Same But Different (2016)

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)

Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson

Roy Ayling and Norman GibsonMiriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as soldiers during WW1 and formed a very close bond - was it homosexual, homosocial or something else?

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: February 2016

Found in: People

Bats Theatre

Bats TheatreBats Theatre has seen a variety of rainbow related productions including Confessions of a Drag Queen, Corner 4am...

Tags: 1990s, 2010s, crime, hate crime, murder, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Circa Theatre (Harris Street)

Circa Theatre (Harris Street)The corner of Harris Street and Jervois Quay is the former location of Circa Theatre. The Topp...

Tags: 1980s, circa theatre (wellington), performance, theatre, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Downstage Theatre

Downstage TheatreDownstage Theatre has seen many rainbow related performances including Angels in America, Shopping and F**king, Boys in the...

Tags: 2010s, gay, theatre, video online, walk tour, walking...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

The Opera House

The Opera HouseAlley - Jack Body's opera about Rewi Alley premiered at the Opera House in 1998. The theatre has...

Tags: 1990s, arts, drag, gay, makeup, video online...

Published: January 2016

Found in: Wellington waterfront

Cathie

CathieCathie describes what it is like being queer in the legal profession and doing stand-up comedy...

Tags: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, queer...

Published: April 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Paul

PaulPaul talks about growing up in Australia in the 1950s, sex work in New York City, cruising Rudolf...

Tags: 1940s, 1950s, bisexual, gay, homosexual, pansexual...

Published: April 2015

Found in: People

Emma

EmmaEmma talks about representation and the relationship between queerness and mental health...

Tags: 2010s, accomodation, intersex, non-binary, queer, transgender...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Beyond Rainbows

Lynley

LynleyLynley talks about growing up in the 1960s, cricket, ballroom dancing, marriage and coming out...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 2010s, butch, lesbian, transcript online...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Butch on Butch

Rangimoana Taylor

Rangimoana TaylorRangimoana talks about growing up, biculturalism, activism and storytelling...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2010s, gay, takataapui...

Published: March 2015

Found in: People

Alex

AlexAlex talks about identifying as asexual female-to-male trans* guy...

Tags: 2010s, advice, asexual, trans, transgender, transmasculine...

Published: March 2015

Found in: Beyond Rainbows

Peter Wells

Peter WellsPeter talks about the journey as a film maker and writer...

Tags: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, gay, homosexual, transexual...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

Tony Smith

Tony SmithTony talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s...

Tags: ageing, arts, children, church, coming out, creativity...

Published: October 2013

Found in: People

Jan and Ruth

Jan and RuthJan and Ruth talk about their backgrounds, careers and ageing together...

Tags: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, asexual, butch, lesbian...

Published: March 2013

Found in: Relationships

Des Smith and John Jolliff

Des Smith and John JolliffDes and John talk about their early lives, their relationship, homosexual law reform, the beginnings of HUG (Wellington)...

Tags: 1930s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, age of consent, gay...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Relationships

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

Julian Cook

Julian CookPride Festival Co-ordinator Julian Cook talks about some of the sixty events happening during the Auckland Pride Festival...

Tags: arts, burlesque, drag, event management, herstory, history...

Published: February 2013

Found in: Auckland Pride Festival 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

Found in: Rainbow Politicians

Jack Body - Carmen

Jack Body - CarmenJack talks about writing Songs and Dances of Desire - a work inspired by Carmen Rupe and...

Tags: 1970s, 2010s, aversion therapy, coming out, gay, transgender...

Published: November 2012

Found in: Carmen Rupe

Tabby

TabbyTabby talks about being young and pansexual in 2012...

Tags: 2010s, bullying, family, friends, pansexual, queer...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Q12 The Tour

Horowai

HorowaiHorowai talks about being young and gay in 2012...

Tags: abuse, arts, bullying, children, coming out, family...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Q12 The Tour

Mike

MikeMike talks about being young and gay in 2012...

Tags: abuse, bullying, coming out, drag, family, friends...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Q12 The Tour

Jeremy

JeremyJeremy talks about being young and gay in 2012...

Tags: bullying, coming out, dance, family, friends, homophobia...

Published: September 2012

Found in: Q12 The Tour

QWU documentary

QWU documentaryA documentary that follows participants in the last Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant. More interviews with...

Tags: arts, auckland, drag, performance, photography, theatre...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Documentary

Seamas Gormley

Seamas GormleySeamas talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: July 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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 (nzaf), perf...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Robert Grieve

Robert GrieveRobert talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Steve Farrow

Steve FarrowSteve talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Gerry Masters

Gerry MastersGerry talks about being one of the boys in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, aotearoa new zealand, arts, auckland, performance, theatre...

Published: June 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Evan Donnelly

Evan DonnellyEvan talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, drag, gay auckland business association (gaba), performance, queen of t...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Brian Andrews and Matthew Hunt

Brian Andrews and Matthew HuntBrian Andrews talks about photographing the Queen of the Whole Universe and Matthew Hunt talks about performing in...

Tags: arts, auckland, drag, performance, photography, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Alison Bell-Allen

Alison Bell-AllenAlison talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, straight, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Ron New

Ron NewRon talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: May 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

David Inglis

David InglisDavid talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Michael Sanders

Michael SandersMichael talks about being one of the choreographers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2000s, aotearoa new zealand, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Jacki Byrd

Jacki ByrdJacki talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Trevor Hynes

Trevor HynesTrevor talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: April 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Shaughan Woodcock

Shaughan WoodcockShaughan talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: 2010s, arts, auckland, drag, performance, theatre...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

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[name withheld 5][name withheld] talks about being young and gay in 2012...

Tags: abuse, coming out, family, performance, theatre, youth...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Q12 The Tour

Steve Lawrence

Steve LawrenceSteve talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...

Tags: drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, steve lawrence, theatre...

Published: March 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Ed Jenner

Ed JennerEd talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant - from the first show...

Tags: auckland, drag, ed jenner, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie ChurchWendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a...

Tags: 2000s, auckland, drag, performance, queen of the whole universe, theatre...

Published: February 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Kevin Baker

Kevin BakerKevin, a.k.a. Buffy from Buffy and Bimbo, talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe...

Tags: auckland, body positive, drag, new zealand aids foundation (nzaf), performance...

Published: January 2012

Found in: Queen of the Whole Universe

Ralph Knowles

Ralph KnowlesRalph Knowles talks about growing up and taking part in aversion therapy in the 1960s. Ralph died on...

Tags: aversion therapy, coming out, health, mental health, mental illness, profile...

Published: December 2011

Found in: Ralph Knowles

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

Found in: Making a Difference

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

Found in: Making a Difference

Confessions of a Drag Queen

Confessions of a Drag QueenRicky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...

Tags: 2000s, 2010s, drag, gay, performance, theatre...

Published: December 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

Mates and Lovers

Mates and LoversRonald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a...

Tags: 2010s, gay, history, mates and lovers (play), performance, theatre...

Published: October 2010

Found in: Arts and Media

Ronald Trifero Nelson

Ronald Trifero NelsonRonald talks about growing up and a number of plays that he has written and directed...

Tags: 1960s, arts, gay, profile, relationships, sexuality...

Published: April 2010

Found in: People

Moments with Johnny Croskery

Moments with Johnny CroskeryA selection of memories from Johnny Croskery, who was active in Wellington's drag scene from the 1960s. Johnny...

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, death, drag, queer, transgender...

Published: 1999

Found in: People

Shall We Drag

Shall We DragJohnny Croskery and Colin McLean (aka Pollyfilla) talk about drag performance...

Tags: 1960s, 1990s, drag, gay, performance, programme...

Published: 1999

Found in: Documentary

St Peters church service (1967)

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

Tags: 1960s, acceptance, accomodation, gay, homosexual, queer...

Published: June 1967

Found in: Religion and Spirituality