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Documentary

This section contains a selection of documentaries with multiple voices and viewpoints.

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

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 the Radio New Zealand collection and is available on the Nga Taonga website - listen to it here...
Published: 1973

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

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 Century...
Published: February 1999

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

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

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

QWU documentary
A documentary that follows participants in the last Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant. More interviews with the participants can be found here. 00:10 - Campbell Gordon 00:34 - Steve Farrow 01:18 - Jonathan Smith 02:02 - Kevin Baker 03:41 - Ed Jenner 04:17 - Campbell Gordon 05:08 -...
Published: July 2012

Sailor
Explore the iconic figure of the sailor in rainbow culture. The programme also looks at sexual activity around the wharfs and on the beats...
Published: September 1998

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

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

What Did You Call Me?
A group of gay men reflect on words that are used to describe and define them...
Published: April 1999

What I Fear
A group of men talk about their fears as gay men...
Published: December 1998