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20 Years On - Homosexual Law Reform Conference

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December 2006
National Library Auditorium, Wellington

LAGANZ is hosting a two-day conference to focus on the history of Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand.

This is the second history conference organised by LAGANZ. The first was the very successful Outlines Conference: Lesbian and Gay History in Aotearoa held in 2003.

Final Schedule and Programme

 The Programme is available for download in PDF format:  2006ConfProgrFinal30Nov06.pdf (233 KB).

Registrations will be accepted at any point during the conference.

Venue: Auditorium, Lower Ground Floor, National Library, entrance off Aitken St, Wellington.

Schedule – Day 1 – Friday 1 December

4.00pm

Registration

4.45pm approx

Mihi, Waiata, Welcome

Mihi: Elizabeth Kerekere; MC: Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann

5.00pm

Keynote: Tim Barnett, MP – 20 years back, 20 years on

5.45pm

Panel 1: 1985-1986 Law Reform Campaign

6.45pm-7.30pm

Wine, cheese and social time

Schedule – Day 2 – Saturday 2 December

8.30am

Registration

9.00am

Keynote: Maryan Street, MP – Homosexual law reform – the aftermath

9.20am

Panel 2: Early Activists

10.20am

BREAK – MORNING TEA

10.40am

SESSION 1: Background and beginnings

Tony Simpson – “Looks like it’s open season on queers”: The killing of Charles Aberhart

Alison Laurie – Regulating lesbianism: the bad, the mad and the dangerous

Phil Parkinson – Legitimation through disaster? AIDS and the Homosexual Law Reform Campaign, 1983-1993

Noon

Panel 3: HIV/AIDS and Law Reform

1.00pm

LUNCH

1.40pm

SESSION 2

Ian Scott – An individual perspective on 30 years of social change

David Erdos – Sexual minorities and the Bill of Rights – the New Zealand experience

Miriam Saphira – Attitudes to Research

2.55pm

Māori and Law Reform

3.30pm

BREAK – AFTERNOON TEA

3.50pm

SESSION 3: Campaigning

Bill Logan – Memories of homosexual law reform (1984-86)

Tighe Instone – The Coalition in Support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill

Speakers from the floor

5pm approx

SESSION 4: Into the present

Elisabeth McDonald – The Disturbing Demise of the Human Rights (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill 2004

Dean Knight – State of the (Civil) Union: gay and lesbian protections in New Zealand after the Civil Union Act

6.00pm

CLOSING

6.30pm

DRINKS 6.30pm (Cash Bar) and DINNER 7.30pm at BACKBENCHER

Conference Supporters

The 20 Years On - Homosexual Law Reform Conference organising committee would to thank the following for their support:

Jay Ocampo and Amy Fitzgerald (Flow Events)

The National Bank

Dean and Jeff of Wellington Gay Stay

Francesca at The Mermaid Guesthouse for Women




Last updated: 16/10/07

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