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Chosen Family Night panel

Audio from the Chosen Family Night panel discussion held on Saturday 17 June 2023 at City Gallery Wellington. Panellists Kerryn Pollock, Erin Ramsey and Gareth Watkins share their passion for unveiling and sharing rainbow history through local stories. The event is MC'ed by Will Hansen. A special thanks to the organisers and participants for allowing the event to be recorded and shared.

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  • 0:00:01 - Will Hansen, MC
  • 0:02:54 - Kerryn Pollock
  • 0:18:18 - Erin Ramsey
  • 0:29:00 - Gareth Watkins
  • 0:44:40 - Discussion
  • 1:01:20 - Caleb Gordon, Wellington City Gallery


1980s, 1990s, 2020s, academia, activism, alfies 2, amanduh la whore, aotearoa new zealand, arkansas, bisexual, bistro bar, bloomers review (alfies), bronwyn white, caleb gordon, carmen rupe, chechnya vigil (wellington), chrissy witoko, circle (magazine), compact disc, cuba street, dana de milo, david oxenbridge, disability, disability rights, doodle inn, elizabeth kerekere, embassy of the russian federation in new zealand, erin ramsey, femininity, fired up stilettos, gareth watkins, gay, gender expression, gender minorities aotearoa (gma), georgina beyer, heritage new zealand pouhere taonga, hotel, hīkoi, insideout kōaro, intersex, jacquie grant, jan logie, joyfulness, karori, kerryn pollock, leadership, leilani sio, lesbian, lesbian separatism, malcolm kennedy-vaughan, mana, masculinity, member of parliament, my body, my business: new zealand sex workers in an era of change (book), new zealand heritage list/rārangi kōrero, non-binary, oaks complex, ostracisation, out! empire, parliament buildings, parliament grounds, part of the whanau: the emergence of takatāpui identity (thesis), police, pound nightclub,, public bar, queer, queer joy, rainbow crossing, rainbow crossing (paekākāriki), rainbow list project, religion, resilience, resistance, respect, rev dr susan jones, rion mckenzie, royal oak hotel, rural, russia, sailor, scott kennedy, sex work, social history, social media, st andrew's on the terrace, st peter's church, stripper rights, takatāpui, tavern bar (royal oak hotel), the glamaphones (wellington), toledo bar (royal oak hotel), trans, transfeminine, transgender, transgender day of remembrance, tīwhanawhana, united states of america, walktours nz, warren and mahoney architects, wellington, wellington city gallery, wellington pride festival (2023), whakapapa, will hansen

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Record date:17th June 2023
Location:Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
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Archive:The master recording is archived at the Alexander Turnbull Library (reference number to be confirmed).