Story: Love and romance

Alfie's Cabaret, 1989

Alfie's Cabaret, 1989

Alfie's Cabaret in Wellington was one place where gay men and lesbians could meet to socialise with friends, have a drink with lovers or meet potential partners. While there had always been some places where people could meet same-sex partners, challenges to discrimination on the basis of sexual identification from the 1970s contributed to a proliferation of new places where gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersexual and transgender people could meet informally.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: Ep/1989/1514/20A-F
Photograph by Phil Reid

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How to cite this page:

Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Love and romance - Movies, milk bars and nightclubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31218/alfies-cabaret-1989 (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 1 May 2017