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National MP Venn Young tried unsuccessfully (twice) to decriminalise homosexual activity in the 1970s. While he had some support, many others opposed his proposals - particularly because they set the age of consent higher than that for heterosexual sex (16).

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In: Homosexual Law Reform

Bill Logan
Bill talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform. A selection of David Hindley's images to do...
Published: June 2015

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (16 April 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 April 1986 (the night Part 2 containing...
Published: April 1986

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April 1986. A more detailed log...
Published: April 1986

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March 1986. A more detailed log...
Published: March 1986

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Committee of the Whole House (5 March 1986)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 5 March 1986. A more detailed log...
Published: March 1986

In: Parliamentary Proceedings

Crimes Amendment Bill - first reading (24 July 1974)
I move, That leave be given to introduce the Crimes Amendment Bill. This Bill provides for making homosexual acts committed in private between consenting...
Published: July 1974

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)
In 1974 Venn Young, National MP for Egmont, introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill. The Bill sought to legalise homosexual activity between consenting adults...
Published: July 1975

In: Marriage Equality Conference

Gay Liberation Movement
Ian Anderson leads a discussion about the Gay Liberation Movement, beginning in the 1960s. [note some comments were removed because the were not...
Published: December 2012

In: Arts and Media

Ian Johnstone - Compass
Television producer Ian Johnstone talks about a programme he produced on homosexuality and law reform. The programme was part of the Compass series and...
Published: January 2021

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Insight 84 - homosexual law reform
Listen to a Radio New Zealand documentary on homosexual law reform, produced in 1984 - a year before the introduction of Fran Wilde's Homosexual...
Published: July 1984

In: Parliamentary proceedings: homosexual law reform

Introduction (8 March 1985)
Audio from the introduction and first reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament, 8 March 1985. A more detailed log of...
Published: March 1985

In: Homosexual Law Reform

Linda Evans
Linda talks about being part of various groups that rallied in support of homosexual law reform...
Published: August 2015

In: Rainbow Politicians

Marilyn Waring
Marilyn Waring talks about her time as a Member of Parliament from 1975 - 1984. Marilyn talks about being outed by NZ Truth in...
Published: November 2012

In: People

Neville Creighton
Neville talks about his background, becoming the first Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, secondary school teaching, and managing the Gayline counseling service...
Published: February 2013

In: Parliament: Committee of the Whole House - Homosexual Law Reform Bill (20 November 1985)

Part 1 (20 November 1985)
Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November 1985 (part 1 of 2)...
Published: November 1985

In: Parliaments Rainbow Room

Re-opening of the Rainbow Room
Audio from the re-opening of the Rainbow Room at Parliament. The event also marked the New Zealand launch of Andrew Reynold's book The...
Published: May 2019

In: Marriage Equality

Reflections on Church and State (Auckland)
Audio from a marriage equality discussion held at St-Matthew-in-the-City on 22 November 2012. Clay Nelson, Boris Dittrich, Louisa Wall and audience members discuss marriage...
Published: November 2012

In: People

Robin Duff
Robin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the first openly gay man in New...
Published: April 2013

In: Parliamentary proceedings: Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences)

Second reading of the Bill
Audio from the second reading of the Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill. It was introduced into Parliament by...
Published: March 2018

In: Marriage Equality Conference

The Legislative Process
Audio from the first keynote panel discussion: Sexual Minorities and the Legislative Process. 0:00:00 - Mihi: Rangimoana Taylor 0:06:00 - Tiwhanawhana 0:10:20 - MP Tau Henare 01820...
Published: November 2012