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

Envelopes from Carmen. Photo by Kirstie Ross

Carmen Rupe (1936-2011), a New Zealand transgendered entrepreneur, entertainer, and role model, passed away in Sydney this morning. Carmen was a pioneer of greater sexual tolerance, who came to prominence through the entertainment and nightlife options she provided for Wellingtonians during the 1970s. Taumaranui-born, as Trevor, Carmen graced Auckland, Wellington, and Sydney with herRead more