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'20 Years On' conference announced

Wed 8 Nov 2006 In: New Zealand Daily News

A conference will highlight the historical importance of homosexual law reform in New Zealand. The Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand is organising the ‘20 Years On – Homosexual Law Reform Conference'. Keynote speaker MP Tim Barnett will talk about the project for equality since 1986 and the challenges facing our communities in the next 20 years. The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions by academics, historians and community members on topics ranging from the 1964 killing of Charles Aberhart in Hagley Park, the early law reform campaigns, the impact of HIV/AIDS, through to recent legislative developments such as the Civil Union Act. Many of the speakers were involved in the campaign for homosexual law reform and represent a wide range of perspectives from young Maori, to activist gays and lesbians, transgender people, and straight people who supported the campaign. The conference will take place on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December at the National Library Auditorium, Wellington. Registrations are being accepted now at the LAGANZ website (link below). Fees range from $100 to $54 for the two-day conference, or just $20 to attend Friday's activities: the opening, keynote speech by Tim Barnett, MP and the wine and cheese that follows.     Ref: LAGANZ (m)

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First published: Wednesday, 8th November 2006 - 12:00pm

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