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Sex between men was decriminalised in New Zealand has an active LGBT community, with well attended annual gay pride festivals in most cities. Homosexuality and same-sex relationships have been documented in New Zealand for centuries. They brought with them the Christian doctrine that homosexuality was sinful. When New Zealand became a British colony in , British law was adopted in its entirety, making " buggery " illegal and a capital offence. In , all kinds of sexual activity between men was criminalised, with penalties including imprisonment, hard labour, and flogging.
LGBT rights in New Zealand
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Te Aroha could be sitting on a big gay gold mine. I think it's a really good opportunity to have a look at it, but we haven't done any work around that market," Matamata-Piako District Council councillor and Te Aroha business association member Teena Cornes said. I think if she tried it now there could be quite an interesting response to that. Cornes said their Victorian counterpart gets government funding to drive its tourism industry. Daylesford, population , is like Te Aroha in that it's well-known for its natural springs. But it's leapt ahead on the tourism front with many unique activities, hotels, cafes and restaurants.
LGBT in New Zealand
And what better places than Australia and New Zealand? Why Australia? With its friendly, down-to-earth populace, a vibrant gay community, on a continent as big as the 48 states, and with just as much variety.
The protection of LGBT rights is advanced, relative to other countries in Oceania , and is one of the most liberal in the world , with the country being the first in the region and thirteenth in the world to enact same-sex marriage. Throughout the late 20th century, the rights of the LGBT community received more awareness and male same-sex sexual activity was decriminalised in , with an equal age of consent of 16 to heterosexual intercourse. After recognising civil unions since , New Zealand legalised both same-sex marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression has been banned since Gays, lesbians and bisexuals have been allowed to serve openly in the military since