Media ID 0209-A (LGRRC #18)
Interview with Mike Waghorne on the aims of the Gay Rights Movement (ca 1979)
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Mike Waghorne - Political aspects of the Gay Rights Movement.. Human Rights Commission Act.. changing the Crimes Act.. The restructuring of society .. power relationships in families
Waghorne - Power relationships in families.. Gay Liberation’s aims cannot be achieved until the Feminist Movement has been successful
Waghorne - The family can exist any many forms.. marriage.. We want to remove the privilege that is enjoyed by the marriage institution ..equality.. we want to see more freedom..
Waghorne - Coming up against Christian values.. oppression.. The Gay Rights Movement is a radical movement.. institutional structures need changing.. Changing attitudes .. creating new alternatives.. when you see the creative and energy that women and gays can unleash.. free participation..
Waghorne - Evolution or revolution
Waghorne - Is the Gay Rights Movement splitting .. quiet gays becoming radicalised..
Waghorne - Left Wing.. Marxism and Gay Liberation.. socialist society.. Gay people must achieve their liberation on their own..
Waghorne - International Gay Association was formed in late1978
Interviewer - Do you have support from Fertility Control.. Abortion on Demand organizations? Waghorne - conservative .. anti-feminist.. conspiracy theory
Interviewer - Do you openly recruit ? Waghorne -.. National Gay Rights Coalition pamphlet.. recruiting in schools.. that’s a very crude understanding.. Barbara Faithfull.. we have never recruited..