30 Nov 2019

Michael Ross- respected discrimination researcher

From Saturday Morning, 10:40 am on 30 November 2019
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Photo: Massey University

In the Seventies, Michael Ross became one of the first people to speak out publicly about the experience of being gay in New Zealand, at a time when homosexuality was still illegal here.

Over the intervening 40-odd years he's studied, lived and worked overseas in Australia, Europe, Africa and (mainly in) the US, and has become an internationally recognised authority on gay rights and sexual health.

He's particularly interested in the impact of stigma and the experience of discrimination in our prisons and in the health system. He is back in New Zealand to receive a Doctor of Science from his alma mater Massey University.