The injustice still affecting hundreds of men

The injustice still affecting hundreds of men

We have some amazing authors in this country – Maurice Gee, Janet Frame and Frank Sargeson.

In the writing world, he's considered a founding father of New Zealand literature.

He was the first to write the way Kiwis spoke.

But what is less well known is that this country convicted him for being gay and incredibly, decades after his death, that conviction still stands.

It happened in 1929 when Sargeson and another man were charged with indecent assault – what we would call being homosexual today.

He was convicted and publicly shamed under his first name, Norris Davey and it was from that point onwards he called himself Sargeson – to hide his past.

Story investigates an injustice that still affects hundreds of gay men today.

Watch the video for the full Story report.

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