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Making a Difference

In early 2011, after a public nomination process, and the GABA Charitable Trust selected eight Aucklanders to be interviewed about making a positive difference in the queer community. Images of the interviewees can be viewed here

Anne Speir
Anne talks about growing up, working in the media, activism in the 1970s and 1980s, working on the Hero events in the 1990s and...
Published: August 2011

Aunty Wai Mason
Aunty Wai talks about being a kaumatua for the NZ AIDS Foundation...
Published: August 2011

Gallery Images of interviewees in the Making a Difference series...
Published: August 2011

Geoffrey Marshall
Geoffrey talks about growing up, Heroic Gardens and the Gay Auckland Business Association (GABA)...
Published: August 2011

Johnny Givins
Johnny talks about growing up, producing the television series Queer Nation and documenting the Hero parades...
Published: August 2011

Jonathan Smith
Jonathan talks about growing up and creating, and running the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: August 2011

Karen Ritchie
Karen talks about growing up and the Cartier Trust...
Published: August 2011

Katija Vlatkovich
Katija talks about growing up, working with Rainbow Youth and organizing Proud Mary...
Published: August 2011

Miriam Saphira
Miriam Saphira talks about growing up, being a writer and researcher, and establishing the Charlotte Museum. This podcast was funded by a generous grant...
Published: August 2011