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Playwright Campion Decent and actor Patrick Livesey joined Robbie and Dean on the opening night of the Melbourne debut of the play The Campaign, exploring the experiences of homophobia in Tasmania with activist Rodney Croome.

In 1988 more than one hundred arrests were made at Salamanca Market when the Tasmanian Gay Law Reform Group defied a ban on a stall that featured petitions to decriminalise sexual activity between consenting adult males in private.

The arrests lit the spark for a campaign to change a law in Tasmania that was the most draconian in the Western terms of its penalty and, by the time of its repeal, the last of its kind in Australia.

The Campaign is being performed at Gasworks Arts Park from 22nd-25th January as part of Midsumma Festival – Click here for more details.

 

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