Our best LGBT moments on screen

Last updated 05:00 06/02/2014

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To mark Auckland's Pride Festival this month, NZ On Screen has launched a special LGBT collection on the website.

The curated collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender themed titles features several significant gay dramas, including A Death in the Family, made by Peter Wells and Stewart Main in 1986, and acknowledged as New Zealand's first drama about Aids.

Also written by Wells, the one-off drama Jewel's Darl, from the About Face series, is another title in the collection. 

Made in 1985, and starring actress turned politician Georgina Beyer, the acclaimed drama is still held up as one of our most significant LGBT productions.

Georgina Beyer also features in the collection in the biographical documentary Georgie Girl, directed by award-winning documentary maker Annie Goldson.

The late Carmen, one of New Zealand's earliest transgender personalities, features in another bio documentary in the LGBT collection, made by Geoff Steven in 1989.

The 1993 lesbian-themed short film Peach is another title in the collection. It features an early screen appearance from Xena star Lucy Lawless.

Another highlight is Shortland Street's 2006 Valentine's Day episode, which features its first civil union between lesbians Jay (Jaime Passier-Armstong) and Maia (Anna Jullienne).

To see these titles and the rest of the LGBT collection, visit www.nzonscreen.com

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