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Visit to Lesbian and Gay Archives, Thursday 7 June 2018

  • national Libray Aitken Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Rainbow Wellington evening at the Lesbian and Gay Archives
Thursday 7 June 2018, 5.30pm
National Library followed by drinks at the Backbencher


Visit LAGANZ Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa - The LGBTTIFQ community's archive.

LAGANZ collects and preserves, and makes available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations in New Zealand.  For LAGANZ LGBTTIFQ means lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex or queer and includes any same-sex attracted, transgender or intersex members of any indigenous community of the Pacific. 

The LAGANZ collections have been developed since the 1970s to cover LGBTTIFQ personal,  social, cultural and political activities.  Highlights include early organising by the  Dorian Society, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Feminists. 

The collections are owned on behalf of our communities by a Trust and housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library at the National Library.

LAGANZ curator, Linda Evans and Roger Swanson, trustee, will introduce the Archives and present selected items from its collections. LAGANZ are excited to share and discuss with Rainbow Wellington colleagues the range of opportunities and challenges that we face in today's digital world. Linda and Roger will also briefly introduce the Topp twins exhibition being held at National Library.  

Meet Thursday 7 June, 5.30pm at the Aitken St, ground floor entrance of National Library. We will have an hour at the Archives and then will adjourn to the Backbencher nearby at 6.30pm to continue the discussion and mixing with LAGANZ colleagues. Snacks will be provided, you will need to buy your own drinks.
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