This page is closed
but Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand | Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa has a new page...
Check it out

Help Preserve Rainbow History!

$495 of $1,492 goal
Given by 13 generous donors in one year

We need your help to collect and preserve the archives and personal papers of LGBTIQ people and organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.


LAGANZ is an archival repository for the personal papers of LGBTTFIQ and the archives of LGBTTFIQ organizations and for related documents of historical and cultural value. LGBTTFIQ includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex or queer and is intended to include any same-sex attracted, transgender or intersex members of any indigenous community of the Pacific. We believe that the histories and whakapapa of our LGBTTFIQ community is vital knowledge, so often needed to combat stigma, social isolation and foster a sense of belonging.

LAGANZ is a registered charity, and we rely on external funding sources and volunteer hours to make sure our work continues in making our collections accessible. Currently, we are looking to cover the continuing cost of renting storage space, to hold new items/taonga before they are accessioned, sorted and catalogued prior to entering the permanent archive.

Much of what organisations produce today — including meeting minutes and documents, social media posts and e-newsletters — is digital, and so we also need to cover ongoing secure digital storage costs. Some older digital media, like CD-ROMs and DVDs, are fragile and LAGANZ needs to be able to extract files contained on them and save the data in secure digital locations. This digital and physical storage space provides the level of safety and security required for our precious items.

Our annual physical and digital storage costs are $6,351. To date we have raised $4,669 (74%) towards our 2021 target. Please help us raise the remaining funds ($1,492) to continue collecting and preserving our history.

Key words: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, transgender, takatāpui, fa'afafine, intersex, queer, LGBT, GLBT, LGBT+, GLBT+, LGBTTFIQ+

About us

Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand | Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa are owned by a Trust and housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library of the National Library of New Zealand. We hold archives and related documents of LGBTTIFQ people and organisations.

Use of funds

Please help us raise funds for the safe and secure digital and physical storage of new items for the archive.

Read more

Latest update

Thank You!  12 October 2021

Thank you for donating to our 2020-21 fundraising campaign. This campaign has now closed. With your generous support, and donations from other sources, we have been able to reach our goal.

If you would like to continue to help preserve the rainbow history of Aotearoa New Zealand, please consider donating to our 2021-22 Givealittle campaign which is now open:

Thanks again and best wishes,

Roger Smith

LAGANZ Trustee

Share this update

View and comment

Read more

Latest donations

Ian on 03 Oct 2021
Amy on 30 Sep 2021
Amy on 30 Aug 2021
Amy on 30 Jul 2021
Nat on 07 Jun 2021
Thanks for the archives visit!

Who's involved?

Registered Charity
A Registered Charity has legal recognition under the Charities Act 2005.
Tax credit
Donations of over $5 are eligible for a New Zealand charitable giving tax credit.
Page Moderated
The page has been checked by our team to make sure it complies with our terms and conditions.

Want to get in touch with Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand | Te Puranga Takatapui o Aotearoa?

Ask a question here

Want to display a QR code that links to this page?

Grab a QR Code

Any concerns?

Report this page
This page was created on 12 Oct 2020 and closed on 12 Oct 2021.