Campaign to Pardon Gays in Aotearoa

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 6 July 2016
Protest supporting Homosexual Law Reform, leading up to the historic law change in 1986

Protest supporting Homosexual Law Reform, leading up to the historic law change in 1986 Photo: David Hindley

This Saturday marks 30 years since the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed. The act decriminalised sexual relations between men aged 16 and over.

Today, a petition is being presented to Parliament, asking for past convictions for being homosexual to be expunged. The petition has 2112 signatures, and is being presented by Green Party spokesman for rainbow issues, Kevin Hague.

The Campaign to Pardon Gays in Aotearoa started in late 2014, and the organiser is Wiremu Demchick.

Gareth Watkins of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision has put together this piece to mark the 30th anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.

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