It sits at the southeastern edge on the River Derwent, overlooking the Tasman Sea. A mesmerizing meld of culture and art aside, Hobart is also famous for its quaint Colonial architecture. In fact, Hobart even celebrates Tasmania Pride. The suburbs, on the other hand, feature striking Regency and Victorian cottages overlooking the harbor.
In Tasmania became the last Australian state to decriminalise sex between consenting adult men in private. This fact taken alone suggests that gay law reform in Tasmania was remarkable for no other reason than it arrived so late. In fact there was much more that was remarkable about a social debate that echoed across the country and around the world. The first calls for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Tasmania occurred in the mids with the formation of the Tasmanian Homosexual Law Reform Group in Launceston and the coming out of a Launceston-based doctor and environmentalist, Dr Bob Brown.
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