Growing up gay in New Zealand, then and now

Growing up gay in New Zealand, then and now

It was only 30 years ago when it was illegal to be homosexual in New Zealand.

Openly gay people were bashed, abused and forced underground not only by the law but their fellow New Zealanders too who refused to accept their sexual orientation.

This Saturday marks the 30th Anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform when police could no longer arrest someone for being gay.

But that doesn't mean life is all rainbows and lollipops for the gay community today - it's not that simple.

Story caught up with two men, a father and son who grew up in different eras and discuss what it was like then and now to grow up gay in New Zealand.

Watch the video for the full Story report.

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