Season 2 – 2013

Episode 38: Michael Stevens and Rainbow Health

Michael Stevens the author of a new report calling for more cultural competency around the health care needs of queer people in New Zealand. The report outlines the fact that Lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex people are often invisible when accessing health care and that health researchers often overlook our needs. 3rd November 2013

Episode 37: Duncan Matthews

Rainbow Youth is an out and proud organization that has been supporting young gay people in New Zealand for years. But money is tight, and this important group needs everyone’s support. My guest is the head of Rainbow Youth: Duncan Mathews. 1st September 2013

Episode 36: Roy Ward

Episode 36: Roy Ward

Roy Ward is an actor and director who stars in Resident Alien, a play opening in Auckland this week. This one-man show is about Quentin Crisp, a gay icon who became a star late in life after the publication of his autobiography The Naked Civil Servant. The play opens at The Basement Theatre on the 20th August 2013. www.basementtheatre.co.nz 18th […]

Episode 35: Eli Mathewson

Episode 35: Eli Mathewson

You might have seen Eli Mathewson doing stand up comedy, or hosting a late night show on TVNZs U Live. There’s no doubt this young versatile performer is making his mark on stage and screen. 23rd June 2013

Episode 34: Ben Henson

Episode 34: Ben Henson

Ben Henson is a British theater director who is shaking up theater here in New Zealand. This week, he debuts a re-imaged version of one of Shakespeare’s early works Titus Andronicus — This gritty version is simply titled Titus. 26th May 2013

Episode 33: Stefano Olivieri

Episode 33: Stefano Olivieri

Stefano Olivieri is an Australian singer, actor and dancer who has graced the stages of Broadway and the West End. He is well known downunder after appearing both the Australian and New Zealand versions of Dancing with the Stars. 19th May 2013

Episode 32: Stephen K Amos

Episode 32: Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos is a comedian and actor with a strong presence on stage and Television — he has toured the world extensively and is currently in New Zealand performing his one man show The Spokesman. In this interview with Andrew Whiteside he talks about: • The anagram hidden in the title of his new show • How as a […]

Episode 31: Nitzan Gilady

Episode 31: Nitzan Gilady

Family Time is the latest documentary film from Nitzan Gilady — it tells the story of a family holiday in the United States — along the way, we share the story of his coming out to his conservative family. The film is currently showing in the Documentary Film Festival in New Zealand and begins screening in Melbourne this week. In […]

Episode 30: David Huebner US Ambassador

Episode 30: David Huebner US Ambassador

This week my guest is the United States Ambassador to New Zealand. David Huebner had a distinguished career in law before being appointed Ambassador to New Zealand by President Obama in 2009. In this episode he talks about: • Why Marriage Equality is a basic human right • How the US is incorporating LGBT rights into its foreign policy • […]

Episode 29: Tess Tickle

Episode 29: Tess Tickle

Tess Tickle is a drag queen who I spoke to briefly in February as part of GayTalk Tonight’s coverage of the Auckland Pride Festival. In this interview, she tells us what got her into drag, the secret to staying successful, and how long it takes to make herself look fabulous. 24th March 2013