Carmen display at Te Papa, Level 4.

  Last week a small dazzling selection of headdresses belonging to Carmen Rupe (1936 – 2011), went on display at Te Papa. Carmen was a legendary transgender performer and brothel owner – the headwear represents her more flamboyant side.   Each headdress is part of an ensemble, specially selected by CarmenRead more

26 years ago the Homosexual Law Reform Bill is signed into law by the Governor General (11 July 1986) This historic piece of legislation, introduced by Labour MP, Fran Wilde in March 1985, decriminalised sexual relations between men aged 16 years and over. This was after a close vote inRead more