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Media items from 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Wellington Town Hall
The Town Hall has hosted numerous artistic, political and celebratory events to do with rainbow communities. In 2011 the town hall was the hub...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Waterfront parade route
The waterfront parade route has seen a number of rainbow related parades, including the Love Parade in 2016 and the opening parade of the...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Circa Theatre
In 2014 the production Rita and Douglas was performed here by Jennifer Ward-Lealand and pianist Michael Houstoun. It explored the complex relationship between composer...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Civic Square
Civic Square has been the location for a number of large rainbow gatherings, particularly Out in the Square - an annual rainbow fair which...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Frank Kitts Park Lagoon
In the 1990s the lagoon was the site for Beacons of Hope - a memorial ceremony for those who had died from AIDS related...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Harris Street
On a night in July 1975 a police officer questioned MP Colin Moyle who was lingering around a well-known cruising spot on Harris Street...
Published: January 2016

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: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

City Gallery
In 1995 the gallery hosted a controversial retrospective of US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe which was seen by 45,000 people. The same year it hosted...
Published: January 2016

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

Te Papa
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa holds numerous rainbow-related taonga (treasures) including the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt which was gifted to...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Overseas Passenger Terminal
The terminal was the site of the first Devotion dance party in December 1991. Like Hero in Auckland, Devotion became a festival with...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Waitangi Park
The inaugural Out in the Park will be held here in 2016. The celebration grew out of the annual Out in the Square, which...
Published: January 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: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Taj Mahal Toilet
The public toilet opened in 1929 and was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The site is now a bar/restaurant. In this...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Downstage Theatre
Downstage Theatre has seen many rainbow related performances including Angels in America, Shopping and F**king, Boys in the Band and locally created works Black...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Paramount Theatre
The Paramount has hosted the (mostly) annual OutTakes: A Reel Queer Film Festival since the mid 1990s. In 2015 the theatre premiered New Zealand's...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Photospace Gallery
Photospace Gallery has exhibited a number of rainbow artists including photographers Mark Beehre and Jac Lynch. In 2015 Jac did a photographic essay entitled...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Body Positive Drop-in Centre
Body Positive, a peer support organisation for people living with HIV AIDS, established a Wellington drop-in centre on the corner of Courtenay Place and...
Published: January 2016

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: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Courtenay Place Mens Toilet
Built in 1911, the underground public toilet was part of the regular beat [for anonymous sex]. The toilet had two sets of stairs...
Published: January 2016

In: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Te Aro Park
The park has been the gathering point for many rallies and protests. In the mid-1980s it was the scene for a large pro homosexual...
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: Locations - Wellington waterfront walk tour

Lower Cuba Street
Lower Cuba Street has seen a number of rainbow-related events. In the mid-1980s there was a pro-homosexual law reform march and in 2015 the...
Published: January 2016

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: Walk Tours

Wellington waterfront
Take a self-guided circular 1-hour walk tour around the Wellington waterfront and discover some historic rainbow locations. Most of the 24 locations have companion...
Published: January 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Ann-Marie Stapp
Ann-Marie talks about her journey from being a long time member of the Salvation Army and gathering signatures for the anti law-reform petition in...
Published: January 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

HLR30 Hands On
Creek talks about HLR30 Hands On - a massage event in April 2016 to show appreciation to the people who fought for homosexual law...
Published: February 2016

In: The Book That Turned the Light On - Same Same But Different writers festival

Part 1
Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On. In a past of illegality and stigma, books asserted a powerful presence. For...
Published: February 2016

In: The Book That Turned the Light On - Same Same But Different writers festival

Part 2
Audio from the session: The Book That Turned the Light On. In a past of illegality and stigma, books asserted a powerful presence. For...
Published: February 2016

In: People

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

In: Same Same But Different (2016)

Larger Than Life Stories
Audio from the session: Larger Than Life Stories. Alison Mau wrote the remarkable story of Liz Roberts, the first New Zealander to undergo full...
Published: February 2016

In: Same Same But Different (2016)

Now and Then
Audio from the session: Now and Then. A mash-up of readings of new voices and established writers noted for their evocation of our challenging...
Published: February 2016

In: Same Same But Different (2016)

Paddling Your Own Waka
Audio from the session: Paddling Your Own Waka. In a world of the internet, global publishing companies no longer have the same power as...
Published: February 2016

In: Same Same But Different (2016)

Teenage Years
Audio from the session: Teenage Years. To set the scene, Chrys Jones and her friend Aleisha Parkinson give a performance of I Am Sure...
Published: February 2016

In: Same Same But Different (2016)

#The Future
Audio from the session: #The Future. Fresh LGBTQI talent is shaking up the theatre scene. Victor Rodger, author of Black Faggot and currently...
Published: February 2016

In: Same Same But Different (2016)

Dangerous Desires
Audio from the session: Dangerous Desires. In the past, LGBTQI readers had to search for sexual information in often blatantly homophobic texts: yet so...
Published: February 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Sian Torrington
Sian talks about the art project We Don't Have To Be The Building which focuses on lesbian, bi-sexual, queer female-bodied, trans*, mana wahine, takataapui...
Published: February 2016

In: Opening ceremony at Parliament - Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Part 1
Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note a number of musical performances have...
Published: March 2016

In: Opening ceremony at Parliament - Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Part 2
Audio from the opening ceremony at Parliament: remembering the Homosexual Law Reform era - 30 years on. Note a number of musical performances have...
Published: March 2016

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

William Spurlin
Audio from Prof. William Spurlin's talk: What we know from the historical record - the persecution of lesbians and gay men under the Third...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Speaking Out Proud
Audio from the plenary session: Speaking Out Proud. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission held a moderated 'open hearing' where prepared questions were delivered...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Youth and Womens hui report backs
Report backs from the youth pre-conference hui and the women's pre-conference hui, followed by Ros Noonan - patron of Intersex Trust of Aotearoa New...
Published: March 2016

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: Proud 2016

Love Life Fono 6
It can't be presumed that all Oceania LGBTIQ people are navigating toward the same destination. We are a diverse community with needs that...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Surviving and Thriving as an Activist
Audio from the workshop: Surviving and Thriving as an Activist This workshop explored the challenges and opportunities of activists who both come from and...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

From Bisexual to Skoliosexual
Audio from the workshop: From Bisexual to Skoliosexual. When we think about the "rainbow" community most people just think of gay, lesbian, occasionally transgender...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Pacific Health and Spirituality
Audio from the workshop: Pacific Health and Spirituality. The workshop covered sexuality, spirituality and access to health services, in particular focusing on Christianity as...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Renato Sabbadini
Audio from the opening address of ILGA Executive Director Renato Sabbadini at the 2nd ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human Rights and Health Conference, held in...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

A Refugee Among Refugees
Eliana's case attracted international media attention after she was detained at Hong Kong International Airport's immigration facility for over 8-months as her appearance did...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Trans* hui report-back
Audio from the Trans* pre-conference hui report-back. The hui was held at Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery, Te Aro on 9 March 2016. 00009...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Bisexual plenary
Audio from the bisexual plenary, including the gameshow We Want It All. 0:00:07 - We Want It All - the Biphobia Gameshow 0:01:55 - [Hinemoana...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

ILGA scholars plenary
Audio from the ILGA scholars plenary session. Our ILGA Oceania area is huge - boarded on one side by Australia and Papua New Guinea...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Pacific Human Rights Conference outcomes
Discussion on the Pacific Human Rights Conference, held 11-14 May 2015 in Tonga. The conference was hosted by the Pacific Sexual Diversity Network...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Dont Leave Out the I
Audio from the workshop Don't Leave Out the I: Intersex issues in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. This workshop is historic as it...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence
Audio from the workshop: Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence. Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura - Outing Violence is dedicated to building rainbow communities...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Joleen Mataele
Joleen Mataele: sharing a life of an activist and an open transgender person M-F in a country that is so rich in culture and...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Closing plenary
Audio from the closing plenary hosted by Ros Noonan. This is followed by the poroporoaki led by Richard Tankersley and Elizabeth Kerekere...
Published: March 2016

In: Proud 2016

Laws and Customs
Audio from the workshop: Laws and customs in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity in Oceania. The workshop was presented by Grant Jones...
Published: March 2016

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Pride Parade
Audio from the Wellington Pride Parade, held along Wellington's waterfront on 12 March 2016. A very special thank you to Ness Simons for...
Published: March 2016

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Opening of Out in the Park
Audio from the opening of Out in the Park, held in Waitangi Park, Wellington on Saturday 12 March 2016. The event marked the 30th...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Bob Davis
Bob Davis talks about the anger and activism of the 1970s which laid the foundations for homosexual law reform in the 1980s...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Kaleb
Kaleb talks about School's Out, OuterSpaces, Tranzform and Naming New Zealand...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Phil Rogers and Virginia Parker-Bowles
Phil and Virginia reflect on pre-law reform times and issues still facing rainbow communities...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Nathan Ross
Nathan talks about creating safe spaces, bisexual erasure and double lives...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Kassie Hartendorp
Kassie talks about BOX Oceania and visions of the future...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Peter and partner
Peter and partner reflect on life before homosexual law reform, their civil union and attending Out in the Park...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Charlie Tredway
Charlie, a Community Engagement Officer with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, the Love...
Published: March 2016

In: Out in the Park participants (2016)

Franki
Franki talks about attending Out in the Park for the first time, gender identity, language and word reclamation...
Published: March 2016

In: Wellington Pride Festival 2016

Group Programme (March 2016)
Over 5 weekends in February/March 2016 a group came together at Wellington Access Radio to learn about various interviewing scenarios (outside on location, studio...
Published: March 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Remembering Neil Costelloe
Jayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight for homosexual law reform in the...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Beyond Rainbows
Panel members talk about the challenges of being a minority within rainbow communities. The discussion was facilitated by Tabby Besley and features...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Arriving at the hui
Rowan Moulder describes arriving at Tapu te Ranga Marae for Shift hui 2016...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Tabby Besley
Tabby Besley, national co-ordinator for InsideOUT talks about being part of the team organising the hui...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Takataapui workshop
Elizabeth Kerekere discusses the history of takataapui, building relationships and creating inclusive spaces...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Participants (part 1)
Rowan Moulder talks to participants at Shift hui 2016. More participant interviews can be heard in part two. 00:07 - Noah 01:57 - Mallorie 03:33 -...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Faith forum
Audio from the faith forum. The discussion was facilitated by Maggie Shippam and featured Christoph Hackenburg, Torranice Campel, Peter Williams, Jessica-Rose Hopkins and Brittany...
Published: April 2016

In: Shift hui (2016)

Participants (part 2)
Rowan Moulder talks to participants at Shift hui 2016. More participant interviews can be heard in part one. 00:07 - Ashley, Te Maunga...
Published: April 2016

In: People

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

In: People

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

In: HLR30 Hands On

Reflecting on HLR30 Hands On
Creek reflects on HLR30 Hands On - a massage event for 'activists, survivors and veterans' of homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand. We...
Published: May 2016

In: Events

OuterSpaces
OuterSpaces information evening. OuterSpaces is a collaborative initiative between Wellington's gender and sexuality diverse youth support organisations: School's Out, Tranzform, Naming New Zealand...
Published: May 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

HLR30 Aroha Nui
A short video highlighting some of the people and celebrations during homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (1985-1986). Images courtesy of David...
Published: June 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Ted Greensmith-West
In the 30th anniversary year of homosexual law reform, Ted considers three areas that still require attention: legislative change, social acceptance and international diplomacy...
Published: June 2016

In: Arts and Media

Chris Gendall
Chris Gendall talks about life as a composer and also pays tribute to Jack Body...
Published: June 2016

In: Orlando mass shooting

Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil
Solidarity with Orlando Candlelight Vigil, held at Frank Kitts park - 6pm on 13 June 2016. The vigil was organised by InsideOUT to...
Published: June 2016

In: Orlando mass shooting

New Zealand Parliament
Audio from a parliamentary motion put by the Prime Minister to acknowledge the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA on 13...
Published: June 2016

In: The Glamaphones - homosexual law reform

During These Days (audio)
A performance of During These Days, recorded during the final rehearsal before the world premiere (18 June 2016) of this work by Gareth Farr...
Published: June 2016

In: The Glamaphones - homosexual law reform

Glamaphone interviews
We speak to members of The Glamaphones and co. before their concert at St. Andrew's on the Terrace celebrating 30 years of homosexual law...
Published: June 2016

In: The Glamaphones - homosexual law reform

During These Days (video)
A performance of During These Days, recorded during the final rehearsal before the world premiere (18 June 2016) of this work by Gareth Farr...
Published: June 2016

In: Homosexual Law Reform

30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act
Audio from the 30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act event, held in the Grand Hall, Parliament on 6 July 2016. This...
Published: July 2016

In: Events

Exploring Trans Activism and Representation in Media
Audio from the panel discussion: Exploring Trans Activism and Representation in Media. The panel was part of Auckland Zinefest 2016, and included panelists Aram Wu...
Published: July 2016

In: People

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

In: Carmen Rupe

Launch of Carmens traffic light
Audio from the launch of Carmen's traffic light, which can be seen on the corner of Ghuznee and Cuba Streets, Wellington. A special...
Published: August 2016

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: Marriage Equality

Jenny and Jools
Jenny Rowan and Jools Joslin talk to Justin Gregory about marriage equality...
Published: September 2016

In: Historic Convictions

Kevin Hague
MP Kevin Hague talks about how we may possibly deal with historic convictions for consensual homosexual activity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Kevin talks about...
Published: September 2016

In: Groups and Organisations

LGRRC and LAGANZ
On the 30th anniversary of the arson attack (11 September 1986) on the Lesbian and Gay Rights Resource Centre in Wellington, LAGANZ curator Linda...
Published: September 2016

In: People

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

In: Events

Leaving a Legacy
Audio from the Leaving a Legacy workshop held at Thistle Hall, Wellington on 14 September 2016. The workshop looked at creative ways to record...
Published: September 2016

In: Religion and Spirituality

Kathy Baldock
Kathy Baldock, a straight Evangelical Christian LGBTI ally, talks about the current marriage equality debate in Australia, the changing nature of the Salvation Army...
Published: September 2016

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: Issues

Homelessness in 2016
Kassie Hartendorp and Sandra Dickson explore some of the issues around homelessness in relation to rainbow communities. This interview was recorded a month...
Published: October 2016

In: Issues

Youth Voices (2016)
Members of a youth diversity group talk about their lives and college life in 2016...
Published: October 2016

In: Events

Tranzform - 2nd hand clothing sale
Ariki Brightwell talks about Tranzform's first 2nd hand clothing sale, which takes place on Sunday 23 October 2016 in Wellington. You can visit...
Published: October 2016

In: Arts and Media

Galathea: Into the Bush
Hilary Penwarden talks to Ania Upstill about producing queer theatre and the upcoming production Galathea: Into the Bush. The production runs from 23...
Published: November 2016

In: Arts and Media

Hudson and Halls Live
Kip Chapman and Chris Parker talk to Eva Radich about the stage production Hudson and Halls Live!...
Published: November 2016