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Queer History Month: Queer History in the Making: A Show and Tell Community Event

Saturday, 12 September 2015

The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa (LAGANZ) is delighted to announce a new event for the Wellington Queer calendar.

A unique opportunity for Wellington's Queer, LGBTIFFTQ and Rainbow community organisations to:

  • share information about their organisation to the community and general public,
  • recognise and celebrate the contribution, importance and diversity of Queer History to our community and New Zealand.

Show and Tell will be held at the National Library of New Zealand, corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington from 11am to 3pm, on Saturday, 12 September 2015.

The event programme will feature:

  • Queer History panel discussion
  • programmed 'open mic' for groups to present their achievements, goals and activities
  • community group display tables
  • show and tell presentations from the LAGANZ collections
  • performances

Tables will be available for community groups to have their information on display.

Show and Tell will increase awareness within the community about the importance of their community groups' history, and recognise the diversity and contribution of groups to Wellington's rainbow scene. LAGANZ also welcomes potential partners and sponsors for this inaugural event.

More information is available on LAGANZ's Facebook page: and the Show and Tell Event page on Facebook

Contact the organisers at

Show and Tell Poster - Go to Facebook Event Page

Previous Events

  • 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 (23, 24 January 2010) in association with Proud Online.
  • Wellington Queer History Walks (28 February, 1 March 2009)
  • Homosexual Law Reform Conference (1 & 2 December), 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.
    • Christchurch: 2 - 5 October 2006, Eastside Gallery, Cnr Stanmore RD & Worcester St, Christchurch
    • Wellington: 10 - 12 July 2006, Large Gallery, Turnbull House, Bowen Street, Wellington
    • Auckland: 16 - 23 July 2006, Aotea Gallery, Level 4, Aotea Centre, THE EDGEŽ
  • 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 'Outlines'- 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) which was part of the Women's Film Festival (18 - 21 September) coinciding with the 110th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.
  • 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)


Last updated: 6/9/2014

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ)
PO Box 11-695, Manners Street, Wellington
Alexander Turnbull Library, 58-78 Molesworth Street
Tel: +64 4 474 3000
Fax: +64 4 474 3063