PrideNZ.com is an online community resource of over 700 audio interviews and event recordings documenting rainbow culture in New Zealand. Subjects range from coming out to transitioning; from remembering what it was like to grow up in the 1950s to being at school in a Queer Straight Alliance today.
The website was established in 2009 and has three main purposes: to document rainbow lives in New Zealand, to make those recordings visible "now" for the betterment of the community, and to help preserve rainbow heritage by making the collection available to archives in the future.
We are always grateful for donations and volunteer help. Volunteer tasks may include website administration, cataloguing and tagging of content, and sourcing and recording of interviews. We encourage peer-to-peer community interviewing as a way of developing skills within communities and enabling individuals to speak for themselves.
As PrideNZ.com is primarily an online community resource volunteers can be based anywhere there is an internet connection.
Some of our guiding principles include creating and maintaining:
- A first-hand/eyewitness community resource that is accessible and publicly available to as many people as possible.
- A community resource that is non-profit.
- A community resource that is inclusive and promotes the health and betterment of all rainbow people; and in turn, the enrichment of the wider society.