Homosexual law reform in the mid 1980s was hugely formative for me. In my mid-early teens, it was the first time I realised I wasn't always going to agree with my brilliant father.
I was convinced consensual sexual activity between men should not be criminal. Dad broadly agreed, but, like households all over Aotearoa, debate raged. He "didn't know any gay men" and "didn't want to see New Zealand go too far."