Story: Gender diversity

Cross-dressing for a party, 1955

Cross-dressing for a party, 1955

Dressing in the style of the other gender has been popular throughout history. These Christchurch men pose proudly for the camera before heading to a party in 1955.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Derrick Hancock Collection
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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Cross-dressers, drag queens and kings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2019)

Story by Johanna Schmidt, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015