Beyond conference

Audio from the Beyond conference, held in Wellington 11-13 October 2013.

The conference was organised by the The Queer Avengers (Wellington) and aimed to address the lived experiences of queer/trans people in relation to identity, race, disability, the media, healthcare, parenting, education and imprisonment (among others).

A special thank you to the organisers and participants for allowing us to record parts of the conference. These podcasts have been edited to remove participants that did not want to be recorded.


Session 1

Session 1Audio from the session: Transfemininities and transmisogyny. A facilitated discussion on the experiences of, and the unique ways...

Tags: classism, community, counselling, discrimination, exclusion, femininity...

Session 2

Session 2Audio from the session: Access and disability. How can we make queer spaces and activism more accessible? How...

Tags: accessibility, activism, autism, coming out, depression, disability...

Session 3

Session 3Audio from the session: Naming - who are we? Names such as lesbian, gay, queer, takataapui, and fa'afafine...

Tags: colonisation, coming out, diversity, exclusion, feminism, gender identity...

Session 4

Session 4Audio from the session: Health and gender diversity...

Tags: ageing, education, health, health system, mental health, racism...

Session 5

Session 5Audio from the session: Invisible sexualities within queer communities. New Zealand is getting used to gay and lesbian...

Tags: biphobia, coming out, fluidity, health, hiv aids, identity...

Session 6

Session 6Audio from the session: Takaktāpui perspectives. Historically Māori society was based on sexual diversity and acceptance of difference...

Tags: christianity, colonisation, diversity, identity, maori, sexuality...

Session 7

Session 7Audio from the session: Trans representation in the media. Mainstream media representations of trans* folk are often objectifying...

Tags: courts, drag, employment, internet, law, maori...

Session 8

Session 8Audio from the session: Invisible sexualities within queer communities. While the passing of marriage rights for same-sex couples...

Tags: abuse, biphobia, bullying, children, christianity, coming out...

Session 9

Session 9Audio from the session: Beyond the gender binary. There is so much more than she and he, him...

Tags: 2010s, attitude, behaviour, intersex, non-binary, transgender...

Session 10

Session 10Audio from the session: Beyond marriage. Marriage is often presented as the highest legal right for LGBT communities...

Tags: activism, bullying, capitalism, child care, children, class...

Session 11

Session 11Audio from the session: Fighting homophobia, transphobia and bigotry in our communities. Social transformation means transformation of our...

Tags: activism, brothels, civil unions, discrimination, diversity, health...

Session 12

Session 12Audio from the session: Gender and Prisons. Prisons have long been used as a way to confine, control...

Tags: activism, capitalism, community, depression, discrimination, drugs...

Session 13

Session 13Audio from the session: Imperialism, Nationalism and Queer Liberation. Western discourse often uses gay rights, women's rights, and...

Tags: activism, civil rights, civil unions, class, classism, colonisation...

Session 14

Session 14Audio from the session: Healthcare, housing and schools - fighting for survival, fighting for more. We still have...

Tags: activism, ageing, bullying, closeted, depression, economics...