Queer Lodgings on Malvern Street

Many flats fit within a few general taxonomic categories of either: alcohol, popular culture, or sex. There are very few signs that are clearly representative of ethnicities other than NZ European or heteronormative sexualities.

Here is the one example of a known LGBTQIA sign, made by Kerry Lane c 2014, which is charmingly reminiscent of the party sign hung on Bilbo Baggins’ door in Fellowship of the Ring, “no admittance except on party business“, and which can also be seen on the flat, Bag End on Ethel Benjamin Place.

Photo submitted by @ScoutRiver, used with permission.

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