People

This section contains recordings that are about individual experiences and life stories.


Roy Ayling and Norman Gibson

Roy Ayling and Norman GibsonMiriam Saphira talks about her father Norman and his relationship with Roy. The two men met as...

Tags: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, homosexual, lesbian...

Published: February 2016

Ruth Busch

Ruth BuschRuth talks about her early years in the Bronx, growing up in a Holocaust surviving family, coming out...

Tags: abuse, activism, adoption, ageing, children, civil rights...

Published: February 2013

Ryan Kennedy

Ryan KennedyRyan talks about growing up and transitioning from female to male...

Tags: coming out, gender identity, profile, sexuality, transgender, wellington...

Published: April 2010

Sam Orchard

Sam OrchardSam talks about growing up, comics and creativity...

Tags: arts, comics, coming out, creativity, difference, family...

Published: February 2013

Scott Johnston

Scott JohnstonScott talks about coming out in the 1980s and being one of the creators of the Hero parade...

Tags: arts, christianity, coming out, community, dance, death...

Published: May 2013

Stephen Denekamp

Stephen DenekampStephen talks depression and coming out...

Tags: 1990s, coming out, depression, family, gay, transcript online...

Published: May 2010

Steve McVey

Steve McVeySteve talks about his photography and latest project Lost...

Tags: arts, boarding school, bullying, coming out, creativity, diversity...

Published: March 2014

Stuart Douce

Stuart DouceStuart talks about some of the issues with being a gay teacher at a single-sex secondary school...

Tags: 2000s, education, employment, school, single sex schools, transcript online...

Published: October 2010

Tony Smith

Tony SmithTony talks about being married with children and then coming out in his 50s...

Tags: ageing, arts, children, church, coming out, creativity...

Published: October 2013

Torfrida and Ali

Torfrida and AliTorfrida and Ali talk about the lesbian scene in Canterbury in the 1980s and their personal journeys...

Tags: activism, ageing, butch, climate change, community, dance...

Published: November 2013

Welby Ings

Welby IngsWelby talks about growing up, his involvement in homosexual law reform, the early days of HIV AIDS in...

Tags: 1980s, abuse, activism, arts, assimilation, gay...

Published: September 2012

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