Season 1 – 2012

Episode 23: Rev. Canon Albert Ogle

Episode 23: Rev. Canon Albert Ogle

Albert Ogle is a gay Anglican Priest living in the United States who is committed to combating homophobic violence and laws in many places around the world. He is forming alliances in such countries as Uganda between supportive clergy, heterosexual people and the queer communities to foster understanding and acceptance. Recently he took a group of 26 African alliance members […]

Episode 22: Leif Wauters

Episode 22: Leif Wauters

Leif Wauters was born in the USA and has a strong history of involvement in the gay community in San Francisco. He’s been the lead singer of a rock bank, on the board of the Folsom Street Fair, and involved in various other events and organisations. He now lives in New Zealand, and has taken the reins of the long-established […]

Episode 21: Charles Chauvell

Episode 21: Charles Chauvell

Charles Chauvel is a member of Labour’s gay caucus in Parliament. He is the Chair of Parliament’s Regulations Review Committees and a member of the Priviledges Committee . He is also the Labour Party shadow Attorney General. In this interview he speaks his mind on opposition to same sex marriage and his thoughts on why New Zealand’s Attorney General, who […]

Episode 20: Boris Dittricht

Episode 20: Boris Dittricht

Boris Dittrich is a former Dutch MP, Lawyer and Judge who led The Netherlands to be the first country to allow same-sex marriage. In 2007 he joined the Human Rights Watch organization in New York and now travels the globe advocating for the rights of LGBT people everywhere. He visited New Zealand recently to see the progress this country is […]

Episode 19: Dr Stuart Edser Pt 2

Episode 19: Dr Stuart Edser Pt 2

Last week’s guest Dr Stuart Edser is back in a second part of the interview Andrew Whiteside did with him about his book Being Gay, Being Christian. This week, he explores his views on what causes fundamentalist views in religion, and the notion that fundamentalist people view their role as guardians of the bible. 18th November 2012

Episode 18: Dr Stuart Edser Pt 1

Episode 18: Dr Stuart Edser Pt 1

For Stuart Edser the Christian church was his whole life. He preached the gospels and the power of Jesus — but behind it all, was a secret — he was gay. And it took him years of painful reflection to come to terms with that. Now he has written a book called Being Gay, Being Christian — in it he […]

Episode 17: Julie Helean

Episode 17: Julie Helean

In September this year, lesbian writer Julie Helean won the prestigious Katherine Mansfield prize for her short story Misjudged. This developing author has already published her first novel and is writing a second. So what motivates her to write fiction? In this interview with Andrew Whiteside she explains her passion for the written word. 4th November 2012

Episode 16: Simon Prast

Episode 16: Simon Prast

Gay man and actor Simon Prast has a long pedigree both on stage and in managing the Auckland Theatre Company and the 2009 Auckland Festival. He’s also well known for his star role in the 80s television soap opera Gloss. In 2010 he stood for the Auckland Mayoralty, and though he didn’t win, he learned a lot about politics, and […]

Episode 15: Shaun Robinson – HIV update

Episode 15: Shaun Robinson – HIV update

New Zealand has one of the lowest rates of HIV in the world but overseas there is evidence that some gay men are having unprotected sex because they assume new AIDS drugs make HIV transmission unlikely. Added to this is the approval in America of an AIDS drug known as Truvada for preventative use in HIV negative people. These developments […]

Episode 14: Heath Jones the Gladiator

Episode 14: Heath Jones the Gladiator

You may remember his beefy body from Spartacus, but there is more to actor Heath Jones than that. He was Mr Urge 2008, has taught acting and directing, and now bakes fabulous cakes! Tonight he discusses with Andrew Whiteside his acting, his body, and his philosophy on life. 13th October 2012