Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua, Léuli Eshraghi, Kiran Foster, Tanu Gago, Cecilia Kavara Verran, Moe Laga, Emilie Rākete, Molly Rangiwai McHale, David Roil, Sangeeta Singh, Tuafale Tanoa’i (a.k.a. Linda T.), Ron Te Kawa, Luisa Tora, Pati Solomona Tyrell, Anna Vo


// Opening Thursday 12 February, 6pm

// Exhibition runs until Saturday 28 February 2014
3 Samoa House Lane*
Newton, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

* Off Beresford Square


QUEER RESISTANCE explores the multiplicities of our identities encircled in deeply interconnected social and political struggles through honouring our revolutionary roots of LGBTQI liberation movements in Aotearoa and around the world.

The queer liberation movement was born out of resistance against police brutality, harassment, discriminatory laws, and a myriad of other forms of targeted injustices faced predominantly by working class people of colour sexuality and gender minorities.

In celebrating the collective struggle for queer and trans* liberation, QUEER RESISTANCE seeks to intentionally re-energise dialogues in our communities to encompass all representations of genders and sexualities in decolonial, anti-capitalist, intersectional and intergenerational frameworks.


12/2, 6pm – OPENING: Spoken word and sounds from Whaitiri Mikaere, Linda T. and Jahra Rager

14/2, 4pm – Decolonise the Rainbow

Mainstream, depoliticised queerness and the dominance of gay white cis men’s issues overshadow the broader needs of the “LGBTQI”/ ”rainbow” community. Those of us who sit outside of the mainstream LGBTQI spaces are doing a panel discussion that critically interrogates dynamics of white supremacy, settler colonialism, capitalism, pinkwashing and patriarchy which are reproduced in ‘queer’ spaces.

These speakers will address an aspect of this topic:

Emilie Rākete, Tulia Thompson, Kiran Foster, Nadia, Philip Wills, Joni Gordon (more TBC)

16/2, 6pm – Art Gallery Guides: Linda T. and Layne Waerea

20/2, 6pm – Petty and Vindictive, Queer(y)ing Theory 

25/2, 6pm – Taking the T to the next level – Workshop with Torranice Campel

TAKING THE ‘T’ TO THE NEXT LEVEL is a workshop designed to create a safe space which enables participants to freely share stories, reflect personal experiences and learnings with one another about their transition journey. Through collaboration and conversation, participants gain an awareness that they are not alone, identify support mechanisms and solutions to any presenting issues.

Together we can one ones’ wellbeing and move towards independence in our communities.