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Queer Nation - Wellington Queer People, Queer Places, Queer Stories

Television (Full Length) – 2002

This Queer Nation episode, presented by Max Currie, is an overview of the capital city's queer history. The literary demimonde is first up: Katherine Mansfield's lesbian affairs and a scandal involving Norris Davey (aka Frank Sargeson). Then the role is explored of the Dorian Society (1962-1986) and its subgroup the Homosexual Law Reform Society, which paved the way towards decriminalisation in the 1980s. The programme also introduces viewers to NZ’s most famous trannies: Carmen and then-MP Georgina Beyer. Interviews and archive material spice up the history.

Key Cast & Crew

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David Herkt


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Paula Boock


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Max Currie

Presenter, Writer

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Andrew Whiteside


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Chris Hiles


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David Holley


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Produced by

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Livingstone Productions


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Made with funding from NZ On Air


Composed by KOG.