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From time to time the Board organises events that showcase the collections or introduce the community to topics of New Zealand LGBTTIFQ and historical interest. We are pleased to collaborate with other LGBTTIFQ community groups and supporters.
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- Metadata 7 - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Workshop
Wed 21 Sep, 7pm-8pm, via Zoom
- Out of the ashes: Celebrating queer histories
Thu 15 Sep, 5.30pm-8pm.
Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground), National Library,Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
Light refreshments will be served from 5:30pm.
Event is also being live streamed online (register on the National Library website to receive the link).
The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa was born as a Trust in 1992. Join us as we mark four major queer anniversaries in Aotearoa, celebrate all that we have achieved over the last 30 years, and consider all that we have yet to achieve.
Mark major queer anniversaries with us!
The National Gay Rights Coalition Resource Centre was born 45 years ago, in 1977, and the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa (LAGANZ) was formed 30 years ago, in 1992.
Haere mai! and celebrate all that we have achieved throughout these queer milestones, and consider all that we have yet to achieve.
We would also love to celebrate with you 60 years since the formation of The Dorian Society in Pōneke, and 50 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front across Aotearoa. Come along and hear from queer folk involved in these radical organisations.
Launching the third volume of The Archive is Alive
And there's more! We’re also launching the third volume of The Archive is Alive — a zine created by and for queer rangatahi and their histories and tīpuna.
Image designed by Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho.
- LAGANZ presence at the Queer Arts Festival (Queer AF), Te Whanganui-a-Tara|Wellington
Mon 30 May - Sun 5 Jun, Wellington
- Fundraising Ideas into Action - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Workshop
Sat 14 May 2022, 10am-Noon, via Zoom
- Metadata Framework 4 - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Workshop
Wed 18 May 2022, 7pm-8pm, via Zoom
- Community Update - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Public Meeting
Sat 9 Apr 2022, 10am-Noon, National Library, Wellington
- Community Update - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Forum via Zoom
Wed 13 Apr 2022, 7pm-8pm, via Zoom
- Fundraising Ideas - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Workshop
Sat 19 Mar 2022, 10am-Noon, via Zoom
- Metadata Framework - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Workshop
Wed 23 Mar 2022, 7pm-8pm, via Zoom
- Website Redevelopment - LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Workshop
Sat 2 Apr 2022, 10am-Noon, via Zoom
- LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Online Forum - Wed 27 Oct, 7pm-8pm, via Zoom
More details: Digital Archive Project
- LAGANZ Digital Archive Project - Public Meeting - Wed 20 Oct, 5.30pm-7pm
Tiakiwai Seminar Room, Lower Ground Floor - National Library, entrance off Aitken St, Wellington
More details: Digital Archive Project
- Gender matters in writing (National Library website) - Mon 16 Aug , 5.30pm-7pm, Taiwhanga Kauhau - Auditorium, National Library, Aitken St, Wellington - A panel discussion hosted by Sam Orchard celebrating transgender and non-binary writers in New Zealand and focusing on the complexities and beauty of writing about gender. A collaboration with the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Alexander Turnbull Library.
More on the National Library website
- Index Cards Transcribathon (Saturday 10 July to Saturday 24 July) - A fun series of online events (Zoom sessions) during the two week Transcribathon involving volunteers across New Zealand. You can help us transcribe (correct) the text on over 5000 catalogue index cards that have been digitised and need the optical character recognition (OCR) text corrected. All contributions large or small are welcome. Find out more!
- Rainbow Wellington at the Archives (3 November 2020) - A joint event with Rainbow Wellington - LAGANZ curator Linda Evans and Roger Swanson (a trustee) introduced the Archives, present selected items from its collections and talk about the Archives' digitisation plans and longer-term goal of commissioning an online digital archive platform.
- Rainbow Wellington at the Archives (7 June 2018) - A joint event with Rainbow Wellington - LAGANZ curator Linda Evans and Roger Swanson (a trustee) introduced the Archives and presented selected items from its collections.
- 2015 Queer History Month: Queer History in the Making: A Show and Tell Community Event (12 September 2015)
- Book Launch - Perfectly Natural: The Audacious Story of Iris Florence Peter Williams by Julie Glamuzina (29 October 2014)
- Talk - 'Portrayals of LGBT issues in New Zealand political cartoons, 2004-2014' by Valerie Love (30 April 2014)
- 2014 Queer History Month - Speakers Mani Mitchell & Mark Hutchins-Pond (24 September 2014)
- 2013 Queer History Month - Tours of Archives New Zealand (10, 28 September 2013)
- Wellington 2011, 2nd Asia Pacific Outgames Human Rights Conference (16 - 18 March 2011)
- An Afternoon at the Archives (28 November 2012)
- Wellington Queer History Walks (28 February, 1 March 2009; 23 & 24 January 2010) - Hugh Young and Alison Laurie began their Queer Walks as part of the Devotion, the annual queer festival in Wellington during the 1990s, including a Parade and a Dance Party. Though Devotion faded from the scene (and is today part of our queer history’), the Walks were revived for Pride 09. There is a programme from a Devotion tour available on queerhistory.net.nz
Monthly LGBTI walk tours in the Wellington CBD are now offered by Walk Tours NZ
- 20 Years On - Homosexual Law Reform Conference (1 & 2 December 2006), National Library, Wellington
- What Are You Afraid Of? Photographic Exhibition - LAGANZ organised, with David Hindley, a photographic exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the homosexual law reform bill. It was shown in Wellington, Aucklend and Christchurch.
- Out Takes 2006 (2 June 2006) - Drinks and nibbles for Friends of LAGANZ at the Out Takes 2006: A Reel Queer Film Festival screening of Susan Stryker's documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot At Compton's Cafeteria.
- "Outlines: Lesbian and gay histories of Aotearoa" (15 December 2005) - Launch event in Wellington of the 'Outlines' book which included some papers from the Outlines conference held in 2003.
- Out Takes 2005 (11 June 2005) - Screening of The Hidden History of Homosexual Australia.
- Out Takes 2004 Wellington screening of No Secret Anymore!: The Times Of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon (6 June 2004) -
- Screening of documentary film Formerly Known As James Mack (21 September 2003) - A benefit screening for LAGANZ of Marian Evans' documentary film about Galvan Macnamara ("Formerly Known As James Mack", later issued as "Sister Galvan") which was part of the Women's Film Festival (18 - 21 September) coinciding with the 110th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand. There is more information here, and links to videoclips on youtube in an article on the wellywoodwoman blog.
- Outlines Conference: Lesbian and Gay History in New Zealand (15 - 16 February 2003)
- Outlines: Lesbian and Gay Liberation in the 1970s Exhibition (November 2002 - March 2003)