7Join The Sydney Pride History Group on 11 June for a panel discussion to mark the 35th anniversary of the legislation of male same-sex activity in New South Wales: Decriminalising Homosexuality: 35 Years On. 

This landmark in the legalisation of male same-sex activity received assent on 8th June 1984. The achievement of this reform was far from easy and took enormous effort, strategic thinking and great courage on the part of LGBTIQ advocates.

The panel will include advocates intimately involved in LGBTIQ rights and reform. They will discuss the struggle for reform, the community networks that proved so important and the relationships with government that mattered. They will reflect on the meaning of this achievement. Did the gay community change in the aftermath of decriminalisation? Thirty-five years later, what lessons can we learn from this activism? How can we best remember the individuals who drove such a momentous reform and made male homosexuality legal across New South Wales?

Event details

Where: University of Technology, Building 10, Level 5, Room 580.
Building 10 is the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences building — the old Fairfax/SMH building — just off Broadway across from Central Park. Once inside take the lift to level 5 and cross the bridge in the atrium to Room 580.
When: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 6.15 pm to 7.45pm
Cost: Free
Bookings & enquiries: info@pridehistory.org.au

Photo credit: Robert French courtesy of  The Sydney Pride History Group

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