We know it can be difficult to find historic content or commentary about lesbian women, lesbian communities and the lesbian cultural experience, as well as about all our queer/rainbow communities in Aotearoa. Thankfully the internet has made it easier for us to find content and share it with you!

Explore has links to articles, research papers, organisations and interesting tidbits to enjoy or help with research and making connections.

Sites in Aotearoa:

Links to Articles Essays and Information in Aotearoa:
Women's Studies Journal is published by the Women's Studies Association (NZ) Pae Akoranga Wahine WSA (NZ) which is a feminist organisation formed to promote radical social change through women's studies. This recent issue contains articles on lesbian and LGBTI+ community
http://wsanz.org.nz/journal/back-issues/34-1-2.htm

 
PhD by Lisa Melville about lesbians having children.
https://www.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/317429/Lisa-Melville-Lesbians-Making-Babies.pdf

Pre 1970s Lesbian Life in Aotearoa by Alison Laurie
https://openaccess.wgtn.ac.nz/articles/thesis/Lady-Husbands_and_Kamp_Ladies_Pre-1970_Lesbian_Life_in_Aotearoa_New_Zealand/16947304


Bibliography published in 2013 by Tony Millett of a wide range of published work on homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transsexualism and transvestism in Aotearoa. 
https://tonymillett.tripod.com/bibhom.html

Lesbian archive in the Auckland Library
http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll?BU=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandcity.govt.nz%2Fdbtw-wpd%2Fmsonline%2Findex.htm&AC=QBE_QUERY&QF0=MSNumber&QI0=NZMS%201184&TN=Manuscriptsonline&RF=WebRecord&NP=2



Queer 1950s: Moral Panic or Critical Mass? The Queer Contradictions of 1950s New Zealand by Chris Brickell 
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137264718_7
search for more by Chris Brickell at,,,,,  https://www.brickell.nz/home/index.php
 

Lesbian and Gay Archive NZ is part of the Alexander Turnbull Library, the National Library of Aotearoa in Wellington. They collect, preserve and make available for research the records and personal papers of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations in Aotearoa. They are currently digitising their collections.

Women's History NZ's focus is to promote and preserve NZ Women’s History. Their goal is to create a resource that is accessible to everyone and that highlights the enormous contribution of women to the history of Aotearoa.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has several useful links - to objects that are part of their queer collections, to stories about LGBTI+ communities in Aotearoa and a list of links to a wide range of resources about LGBTI+ communities.

The National Library guide to queer history with helpful links

LILAC (Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre) Library in Wellington is a lending library for women whose primary relationships are with women. It is located at 187 Willis Street and you can browse its catalogue online.

PrideNZ.com is a website exploring the voices and opinions of Aotearoa New Zealand's Takatāpui LGBTI Rainbow communities. It has over 800 audio recordings of interviews and local events, and the site includes a timeline, map and important dates.

NZ History Nga korero a ipurangi o Aotearoa has a series of articles about lesbian and women's history in Aotearoa, each with useful links.

Community Directory

Auckland Women's Centre

Auckland Women's Centre

Maori Women's Welfare League

Maori Women's Welfare League

Tīwhanawhana

Tīwhanawhana

Body Positive

Body Positive

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation

Women's Refuge

Women's Refuge

Breast Cancer Foundation

Breast Cancer Foundation

OutLine

OutLine

Family Planning

Family Planning

Rainbow Youth

Rainbow Youth

InsideOUT

InsideOUT

Shama

Shama