Kōrero: Men and women in the city

Gay spaces

Gay spaces

Before 1986, homosexual sex was a criminal offence in New Zealand. Even so, there were some city venues where gay men openly met and socialised. Decriminalisation of homosexuality led to a flowering of gay culture, particularly in Auckland and Wellington. Here a gay couple enjoy a drink at Alfie’s Cabaret, a Wellington gay nightspot, in 1989.

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

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Men’s and inclusive spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24607/gay-spaces (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Caroline Daley, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010