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In: Q12 Auckland

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[name withheld] talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: March 2012

In: Documentary

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...
Published: 1973

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Alison Bell-Allen
Alison talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: May 2012

In: Making a Difference

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

In: Groups and Organisations

Archives New Zealand
Donal Raethel, a senior archivist at Archives New Zealand, talks about some of the "wonderous treasures" held in the archive relating to rainbow communities...
Published: October 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Bats Theatre
Bats Theatre has seen a variety of rainbow related productions including Confessions of a Drag Queen, Corner 4am and Cuba - a play about...
Published: January 2016

In: Q12 Auckland

Ben
Ben talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: March 2012

In: Q12 Manawatu

Beth
Beth talks about being young and lesbian in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Brian Andrews and Matthew Hunt
Brian Andrews talks about photographing the Queen of the Whole Universe and Matthew Hunt talks about performing in the beauty pageant...
Published: May 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Campbell Gordon
Recorded before he won Queen of the Whole Universe as Ms Spain, Campbell talks about performing in the beauty pageant...
Published: July 2012

In: Carmen Rupe

Carmen Rupe interview (1991)
Jack Body interviews Carmen Rupe about her life. The recording was made at Carmen's apartment in Kings Cross, Sydney in 1991. A special...
Published: 1991

In: Carmen Rupe

Carmen Rupe memorial, Auckland
Audio from the memorial to Carmen held at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland. A special thank you to the Mika Haka Foundation and the New...
Published: February 2012

In: Butch on Butch

Cathie
Cathie describes what it is like being queer in the legal profession and doing stand-up comedy...
Published: April 2015

In: Q12 Manawatu

Chicken Lil
Chicken Lil talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Circa Theatre (Harris Street)
The corner of Harris Street and Jervois Quay is the former location of Circa Theatre. The Topp Twins performed here in 1983, Harvey...
Published: January 2016

In: Arts and Media

Cole Hampton
Cole Hampton talks about growing up, creating Pamela Hancock, Pride, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand...
Published: March 2020

In: Arts and Media

Confessions of a Drag Queen
Ricky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...
Published: December 2010

In: People

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

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

David Inglis
David talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: April 2012

In: Q12 Auckland

Dougal
Dougal talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: March 2012

In: People

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

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Ed Jenner
Ed talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant - from the first show in 2004 to the finale in...
Published: February 2012

In: Beyond Rainbows

Emma
Emma talks about representation and the relationship between queerness and mental health...
Published: March 2015

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Evan Donnelly
Evan talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: May 2012

In: Groups and Organisations

GALS - Gay and Lesbian Singers
Catherine Lee and Ashley Barratt talk about New Zealand's first LGBTI choir...
Published: April 2012

In: People

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

In: Rainbow Politicians

Georgina Beyer
Georgina reflects on her childhood, various careers and time in public office. Georgina has also recorded interviews about significant legislation (prostitution reform, civil unions and...
Published: January 2013

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Gerry Masters
Gerry talks about being one of the boys in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: June 2012

In: Butch on Butch

Glenda
Glenda talks about growing up in a single-parent household in the 1950s, homosexual law reform and identifying as an effeminate lesbian feminist...
Published: April 2015

In: Q12 Manawatu

Horowai
Horowai talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: Beyond Rainbows

Jack
Jack talks about sex work...
Published: May 2015

In: Carmen Rupe

Jack Body - Carmen
Jack talks about writing Songs and Dances of Desire - a work inspired by Carmen Rupe and Georges Bizet's opera Carmen. The work...
Published: November 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Jacki Byrd
Jacki talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: April 2012

In: Events

Johnny Croskery tribute
Audio from the tribute night to the late Johnny Croskery held at Scotty and Mal's Cocktail and Lounge Bar in Wellington. Johnny passed...
Published: May 2012

In: Making a Difference

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

In: People

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

In: Making a Difference

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

In: Q12 Hawke's Bay

Joseph
Joseph talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Julian Cook
Pride Festival Co-ordinator Julian Cook talks about some of the sixty events happening during the Auckland Pride Festival 2013. For more details about the...
Published: February 2013

In: Q12 Auckland

Kail
Kail talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: February 2012

In: Making a Difference

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

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Kevin Baker
Kevin, a.k.a. Buffy from Buffy and Bimbo, talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant. Kevin died on 22...
Published: January 2012

In: Arts and Media

Launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition
Audio from the launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition, held at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on Monday 26 March...
Published: March 2018

In: Proud 2016

LGBTI* health plenary
Audio from the LGBTI* health plenary with Elizabeth Kerekere and Jack Trolove. The session is introduced by Mani Mitchell. 0:00:09 - Mani Mitchell...
Published: March 2016

In: Q12 Auckland

Lisa-Michelle
Lisa-Michelle talks about gender, sexuality and spirituality in 2012...
Published: February 2012

In: Q12 Manawatu

Logan
Logan talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Maggie Munford
Maggie talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: June 2012

In: Arts and Media

Mates and Lovers
Ronald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a play based around historical events in...
Published: October 2010

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Michael Fowler Centre
The Michael Fowler centre is our last tour location. It is the home venue of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Audiences have heard...
Published: January 2016

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Michael Sanders
Michael talks about being one of the choreographers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: April 2012

In: Q12 Wellington

Mike
Mike talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: People

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

In: People

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

In: Events

Out in the Square
Jo Jackson interviews stall holders and visitors to Out in the Square which was held in Civic Square, Wellington on 19 January 2013...
Published: January 2013

In: Shift hui (2015)

Participants
Connor talks to Shift hui participants. The hui ran from the 16 - 19 April 2015 at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island...
Published: April 2015

In: People

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

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2019

Pride Stage 2019
Audio from the Wellington Pride Stage 2019, held at Eva Beva's on 30 March 2019. After the Christchurch terror attacks on 15 March...
Published: March 2019

In: Documentary

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...
Published: July 2012

In: Groups and Organisations

Rainbow taonga at Te Papa
History curators Stephanie Gibson and Lynette Townsend showcase some of the many rainbow taonga held in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa...
Published: August 2016

In: People

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

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Robert Grieve
Robert talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: June 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Ron New
Ron talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: May 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Seamas Gormley
Seamas talks about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: July 2012

In: Documentary

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

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Shaughan Woodcock
Shaughan talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: March 2012

In: Arts and Media

Sian Torrington
Sian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston North. The...
Published: July 2017

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

St James Theatre
The Topp Twins, Douglas Wright, Michael Parmenter have all performed at the St. James. The theatre is also the home of the Royal New...
Published: January 2016

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Steve Farrow
Steve talks about being one of the stage managers for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: June 2012

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Steve Lawrence
Steve talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: March 2012

In: Q12 Waikato

Storm
Storm talks about being young and bisexual in 2012...
Published: March 2012

In: Q12 Wellington

Tabby
Tabby talks about being young and pansexual in 2012...
Published: September 2012

In: Arts and Media

Thats So Gay
Grizz talks to the cast and crew of That's So Gay about how the production was devised and performed. The production ran from 26-28...
Published: April 2012

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

The Balcony
We begin the walk tour at Carmen Rupe's Le Balcon - a cabaret nightclub on the corner of Harris and Victoria Streets. Today The...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

The Opera House
Alley - Jack Body's opera about Rewi Alley premiered at the Opera House in 1998. The theatre has also hosted the Queen of the...
Published: January 2016

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Trevor Hynes
Trevor talks about being part of the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant...
Published: April 2012

In: Butch on Butch

Val
Val talks about lesbian movements in the 1990s, visibility and co-founding The Drag Kings...
Published: April 2015

In: Queen of the Whole Universe

Wendy Cunningham and Melanie Church
Wendy and Melanie talk about performing in the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty pageant as both a girl and a boy...
Published: February 2012

In: Q12 Auckland

Zach
Zach talks about being young and gay in 2012...
Published: March 2012