Homosexual Law Reform

The Homosexual Law Reform Bill was partially passed by the New Zealand Parliament on 9 July 1986 after 16-months of heated nationwide debate. It decriminalized homosexual acts between men and set the scene for later law changes around discrimination and recognition of same-sex partners.

An excellent taste of attitudes and activities can be found in Gay BC (July 1986) and the Radio Gala retrospective (1990).

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  • David Hindley

    David Hindley(Jun 2011)

    David talks about his photography during the period of homosexual law reform (1985/86). © David Hindley, used...

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  • 25th anniversary panel discussion

    25th anniversary panel discussion(Mar 2011)

    Fran Wilde, Alison Laurie and Bill Logan reflect on the campaign for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s...

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    • activism, gay liberation movement, history, human rights, politics, te papa...
  • Radio Gala (8 July 1990)

    Radio Gala (8 July 1990)(Jul 1990)

    This Radio Gala retrospective programme contains a rich collection of material from the 1985/86 period of homosexual law reform...

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    • activism, history, law, media, politics, radio...
  • Gay BC (12 July 1986)

    Gay BC (12 July 1986)(Jul 1986)

    This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast a couple of days after the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform...

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    • activism, gay liberation movement, human rights, media, politics, programme...
  • Gay BC (28 June 1986)

    Gay BC (28 June 1986)(Jun 1986)

    This Gay BC radio programme was broadcast on the anniversary of Stonewall, and just before the passing of the...

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    • activism, human rights, law, media, politics, programme...
  • Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rally

    Alison Laurie - Bigot Busters rally(May 1985)

    Alison Laurie addresses the Bigot Busters rally held at the Wellington Town Hall on 21 May 1985. A...

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    • activism, gay liberation movement, human rights, politics, wellington, welling...
  • Introduction of the Bill

    Introduction of the Bill(Mar 1985)

    Fran Wilde introduces the Homosexual Law Reform Bill into Parliament. The recorded was made during the Parliamentary debate...

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    • aotearoa new zealand, laganz, law, parliament, politics, wellington...
  • Gay Radio (4 July 1982)

    Gay Radio (4 July 1982)(Jul 1982)

    This Gay Radio programme contains an interview with Chris about the Gay Community Centre in Wellington. Access Gay...

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    • activism, gay radio, human rights, media, radio, wellington...
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