Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa



Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand
Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa

The Archives are owned by a Trust and housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library of the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington.

We collect, preserve and make available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations in New Zealand. LGBTTIFQ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex or queer and includes any same-sex attracted, transgender or intersex members of any indigenous community of the Pacific.


Digital Archive Project


  • Activities range from working bees on collections, outreach activities, helping at events, and supporting our digitisation and metadata initiatives. Some of these you can do at home.

Volunteer drop-in sessions via Zoom: Every Thursday, 7pm-7.30pm. Join us for a chat, to get quick feedback or demos on your current activity, or to find out which activities are a good fit with your skills and interests. More details.

Resources on this Website


LAGANZ Name Change

We recently consulted about changing the name of LAGANZ and we received 371 survey submissions and emails - thank you! 80% were in favour of a name change.

Read about the Board's new decisions arising from the Name Change Process.


We recently joined forces with the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust and other groups for rainbow communities fundraising event - GiveOUT Day 2023 - giveout.org.nz - on Friday 8 September 2023 and we raised $4,262 for a new laptop and specialist tools and software to process and archive our queer content.

GiveOUT Day.

Thank you for your support!


Latest Newsletter

Enjoy our packed December 2022 Friends of LAGANZ newsletter [PDF, 29 MB].

Cover of Dec 2022 issue of Friends of LAGANZ linked to 29 MB newsletter PDF.

We feature: Trans Day of Rage, Help preserve our rainbow+ histories, Korero with Mani Mitchell, Kaitiaki korero, The Archive is Alive Vol. 3, Chris Tse, Poet Laureate, Downfall: The destruction of Charles Mackay, The Adhikaar Report, InsideOUT Koaro turns 10!, Carmen and Chrissy memorial seats, + Event korero, hot queer art, and more!


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Last updated: 7 Nov 2023

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa
PO Box 11-695, Manners St, Wellington 6142
Alexander Turnbull Library, 70 Molesworth St, Wellington 6011

Curator Tel: +64 4 462 3972 | Trust Secretary Mob: +64 27 444 3961

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