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This is a work in progress: all additions and corrections, especially of lesbian and Maori history, are welcome (but no promises of quick updating!).


PART 1 - Wairaka to Stonewall and NZ Gay Liberation (14th Century - 1971)


PART 2 - Gay Liberation to the Freer Amendment (1971-9)


PART 3 - The Freer Amendment to AIDS (1979-81)


PART 4 - AIDS to Homosexual Law Reform (1981-6)


PART 5 - Law Reform (July 9, 1986) to the present


You may also go directly to items about

Samuel Butler

Katherine Mansfield

Frances Hodgkins

Frank Sargeson

Mary Ursula Bethell

Ngaio Marsh

Parker and Hulme

Bruce Burnett


Aversion "Therapy"

The "Moyle Affair"

Homosexual Law Reform

HIV/AIDS in New Zealand


 Thanks to Phil Parkinson and Roger Swanson of LAGANZ, Bill Logan, Alison J. Laurie, David Bisman, and many others.

Much of the lesbian material 1962-85 is adapted with thanks from "Out Front - lesbian political activity in Aotearoa, 1962 to 1985" by Julie Glamuzina (Lesbian Press, 18 Margaret St, Mangawhai Heads, RD 2 Kaiwaka, 1993) ISBN 0-473-02011-4.


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