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This section contains recordings that are about individual experiences and life stories.

Alison Laurie
Alison talks about growing up and being involved in queer activism from the 1960s...
Published: February 2010

Andreas Derleth
Andreas talks about growing up, moving to New Zealand and winning Mr Gay New Zealand and Mr Gay World 2012...
Published: September 2012

Anne Perry
Joanne Drayton discusses her biography of crime writer Anne Perry, better known in New Zealand as the convicted muderer Juliet Hulme...
Published: September 2012

Benji Watt
Benji talks about being the first openly gay boxing judge in New Zealand and his upcoming marriage...
Published: May 2015

Bill Logan
Bill talks about growing up, being an activist and his role in homosexual law reform...
Published: February 2010

Brendan Goudswaard
Brendan talks about growing up and being a facilitator with Schools Out - a queer youth group in Wellington. This interview was funded by...
Published: April 2010

Bruce Kilmister
Bruce talks about his childhood, the early years of HIV in New Zealand, the NZ AIDS Foundation, Hero and his work with Body Positive...
Published: June 2013

Changing Face of the Castro
Jan de Gier from the Inn on Castro talks about the changing face of the Castro neighbourhood in San Francisco...
Published: June 2008

Charles Mackay
In 1929 Charles Mackay, a former mayor of Wanganui bled to death on a Berlin street corner - a victim of violent clashes between...
Published: September 2011

Claire Ryan
Claire Ryan talks about disability, gender and sexual identity...
Published: February 2010

Conan McKegg
Conan talks about writing for the screen and working on the draft script for House of Memories...
Published: February 2014

Dana de Milo
Dana talks about her early life. Dana also did another interview about working with Carmen. Dana passed away on 12 February 2018...
Published: December 2012

Daniel Nicoletta
Daniel talks about his photographic career, the Castro in the 1970's and his time with Harvey Milk and Scott Smith. Daniel worked in Harvey...
Published: June 2012

David and Rae
David and Rae talk about coming out, identity and relationships...
Published: July 2012

Denny Moran
Denny Moran talks about the gay scene in Wellington in the 1970s - including Carmen and various beats...
Published: November 2010

Douglas Wright
Audio recordings related to dancer, choreographer and writer Douglas Wright...
Published: January 2011

Drew Hadwen
Drew Hadwen talks about the development of the Devotion dance parties/festivals, and the Beacons of Hope services in Wellington in the 1990s...
Published: August 2018

Gareth Farr
Gareth Farr talks about composing During These Days for the 30th anniversary of homosexual law reform in 2016. Gareth also talks about growing...
Published: August 2017

Georgina Beyer
Audio recordings related to activist and politician Georgina Beyer...
Published: January 2013

Geovana Peres
Boxer Geovana Peres talks to Benji Watt about winning the New Zealand National (NZNBF Version) Light Heavyweight title in April 2017. In winning the...
Published: May 2017

Hamish Allardice
Hamish talks about being bullied at school, abuse, addiction and recovery. The AIDS Memorial Quilt panel for Rudi and John can be viewed here...
Published: February 2015

Hinemoana Baker
Hinemoana talks about being a writer, musician and teacher...
Published: March 2010

Huhana Hickey
Huhana Hickey talks to Kathryn Ryan about indigenous disabled human rights and social justice advocacy...
Published: June 2013

Insight 70 - a homosexual speaks
Ian Fraser interviews "Gary" - a homosexual. The recording is part of the Radio New Zealand collection and is available on the RNZ website...
Published: 1970

Ivan Yeo
Ivan talks about growing up gay in Malaysia...
Published: May 2010

Jerome Cargill
Jerome talks about being a teacher who is openly gay, the Newlands College diversity group and why its important to make sure diversity is...
Published: May 2016

Joe
Joe describes what it was like to go through the magnitude 7.1 and 6.3 earthquakes that struck Canterbury in 2010 and 2011...
Published: May 2012

John Jakeman
Audio recordings related to John Jakeman...
Published: January 2017

Jonathan OBrien
Jonathan O'Brien talks about growing up and doing drag...
Published: September 2010

Julz Darroch
Julz Darroch talks about exercise and wellness...
Published: October 2010

Kerry Brown
Kerry Brown talks about growing up in a small town and coming out. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith...
Published: June 2010

Kevin Hague profile
On the eve of his departure from Parliament, MP Kevin Hague reflects on his time in politics as well as earlier activism around apartheid...
Published: September 2016

Kira
Kira talks about transitioning from male to female at seventeen. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith...
Published: May 2010

Kiritapu Allan
In 2008 Gay Line Wellington commissioned a series of interviews with young people from the rainbow community. One of those interviewed was 24-year-old...
Published: 2008

Lana Lawless
Lana talks about growing up, transitioning and becoming the 2008 women's world long drive golf champion. Lana was the first professional transsexual woman golfer...
Published: June 2012

Madam Mary
Madam Mary talks about the sex industry and being bendy...
Published: March 2010

Mani Bruce Mitchell
Mani talks about being the first out Intersex person in New Zealand. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith...
Published: February 2010

Mary OHagan
Mary O'Hagan talks about growing up and mental health issues...
Published: October 2010

Meg Torwl
Meg Torwl, a multidisciplinary artist, talks about her life and creative process. You can view some of Meg's photography here. Meg died a few...
Published: March 2013

Mike Bryant and Esme Oliver
Mike Bryant and Esme Oliver talk about being young and queer. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith...
Published: April 2010

Miscellaneouslee
Miscellaneouslee talks about family life, Auckland in the 1980s and performing in drag...
Published: October 2013

Moments with Johnny Croskery
A selection of memories from Johnny Croskery, who was active in Wellington's drag scene from the 1960s. Johnny passed away on 19 April 2012...
Published: 1999

Neville Creighton
Neville talks about his background, becoming the first Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, secondary school teaching, and managing the Gayline counseling service...
Published: February 2013

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Ngahuia Te Awekotuku published New Zealand's first openly lesbian fiction in the 1970s, and in that same decade she was denied entry to the...
Published: March 2017

Nikki Lee Carlson
Nikki Lee reflects on a journey that has taken her from having a successful singer career as a teenager, to performing on NZ Idol...
Published: July 2016

Paul
Paul talks about growing up in Australia in the 1950s, sex work in New York City, cruising Rudolf Nureyev, serving beer to Marlene Dietrich...
Published: April 2015

Paul Diamond
Paul talks about his careers as a writer, journalist and historian...
Published: February 2010

Peri Te Wao
Peri talks about growing up and transitioning from female to male...
Published: April 2010

Peter Wells
Peter talks about the journey as a film maker and writer...
Published: October 2013

Philip Patston
Philip talks about growing up, identity, comedy and uniqueness...
Published: February 2013

Phillip Peek
Phillip Peek recalls working at the Sun sauna, a sex-on-site venue, in the mid-1970s and early 1980s and participating in homosexual law reform activities...
Published: July 2018

Priscilla Penniket
Priscilla talks about working for Rainbow Youth to do homophobia education in schools. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith...
Published: May 2010

Ralph Knowles
Audio recordings related to Ralph Knowles...
Published: January 2011

Randy Alfred
Randy talks about producing the radio programme The Gay Life, which broadcast on KSAN San Francisco in the 1970s and early 1980s. Randy produced...
Published: June 2012

Rangimoana Taylor
Rangimoana talks about growing up, biculturalism, activism and storytelling...
Published: March 2015

Remembering Jonathan Dennis
Emma Jean Kelly talks about researching and writing her PhD on Jonathan Dennis - the founding director of the New Zealand Film Archive...
Published: April 2016

Rene Capone
Rene talks about growing up and working as an artist in San Francisco, USA...
Published: June 2008

Rex Halliday
Rex talks about growing up in New Plymouth, the Gay Liberation movement, early HIV AIDS prevention programmes and establishing the Hero party and festival...
Published: April 2013

Rick Gerharter
Rick talks about his photo-journalism career, including the early years of photographing AIDS activism in San Francisco...
Published: June 2012

Robin Duff
Robin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the first openly gay man in New...
Published: April 2013

Ronald Trifero Nelson
Ronald talks about growing up and a number of plays that he has written and directed...
Published: April 2010

Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson
Miriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as soldiers during WW1 and formed a...
Published: February 2016

Ruth Busch
Ruth talks about her early years in the Bronx, growing up in a Holocaust surviving family, coming out as a lesbian and her legal...
Published: February 2013

Ryan Kennedy
Ryan talks about growing up and transitioning from female to male. This podcast was funded by a generous donation from Roger Smith...
Published: April 2010

Sam Orchard
Sam talks about growing up, comics and creativity...
Published: February 2013

Scott Johnston
Scott talks about coming out in the 1980s and being one of the creators of the Hero parade - which at its peak in...
Published: May 2013

Stephen Denekamp
Stephen talks depression and coming out...
Published: May 2010

Steve McVey
Steve talks about his photography and latest project Lost...
Published: March 2014

Stuart Douce
Stuart talks about some of the issues with being a gay teacher at a single-sex secondary school...
Published: October 2010

Tony Smith
Tony talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s...
Published: October 2013

Torfrida and Ali
Torfrida and Ali talk about the lesbian scene in Canterbury in the 1980s and their personal journeys...
Published: November 2013

Welby Ings
Welby talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in New Zealand and his films Boy...
Published: September 2012

Will Hansen
Will Hansen talks about what drives his passion for LGBTI rainbow history...
Published: September 2018