Media ID 0323-A
Radio GALA (8 July 1990) celebrating the fourth anniversary of the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 July 1986)
Bill Logan, Fran Wilde, George Gair, Graeme Lee, John Banks, Kate Leslie, Norm Jones, Peter Tait, unidentified speakers
0080-B, 0102-A, 0140-A, 0271-AB
Much of the material on this cassette is sourced from other Law Reform tapes in the LAGANZ audio collection
This summary gives general themes as to the content of this recording. It is not a verbatim transcript. Always refer back to the original audio. This is a working document and any amendments/corrections are welcome.
Radio GALA (8 July 1990) celebrating the fourth anniversary of the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill
Radio GALA theme music
Radio GALA sting
Auckland Community Church advert
This text appeared soon after the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill “As gays we have to create our own lives and selves.. for us there is no game plan or certainty.. we gain a compassion and uniqueness.. much to offer
“Bigot Busters” (1985) song, recorded in Wellington (re-wording of Ghost Busters song)
Many will remember these ..
[The following material appears on 0080-B]
Norm Jones - I am a perfectly normal person..
Front page of a young girl given a petition
Salvation Army Citadel protest
Now they’re assaulting reporters
Jesus was gay
I move that this meeting support the Homosexual Law Reform Bill
So we’ve got 150 gays here tonight..
Jones – this Parliament will not throw this Bill out.. public pressure
Sir Peter Tait – I met this young man.. he said come with me.. will you let me suck you..
The last speaker is Norm Jones
Jones – go back into the sewers.. you can stay in the gutter..
We’re fighting for our right
Do we see Christians hiring town halls concerned about domestic issues??
We demand our rights as citizens of New Zealand – support the Bill
“We’re here because we’re Queer” singing
Are you all gay here tonight? One million signatures..
Jim McLay a defender of peoples rights
It is important to be visible as gay people
What do we want? Gay Rights, 2, 4, 6, 8
Things are changing, we demand equality. We will win
Norm Jones - New Zealand will become the Mecca for homosexuals
Anita Bryant .. moral minority.. abortion.. women.. sex education..
Age of consent – 16” chants, “stand up for your rights”
In the past we have been made invisible. Tonight we are saying we have had enough. A closet is not a safe place!
Salvation Army band spoof
How old are you little girl? 5.. Sign on the dotted line – Jesus Loves you!
Join the Salvation Army… gay rights
Thanks to the Salvation Army for bringing the music! I’ve always believed in the Salvation Army.
If you’ve ripped up a petition clap your hands
Feed them to the lions!
We are proud to be called Bible Bangers but we are not Bigots
We have free speech in this society.. this is what Hitler’s Germany was like.. I want you all to sing the New Zealand National Anthem.. (singing)
Never again never again
[This material appears on 0140-A]
Public discussion was the main achievement in 1985.. the anti reform petition .. organisations began to speak out because of the petition.. homosexuality is part of many families.. 1985 had it’s lighter moments.. Gays in the Beehive..
Amusing story about being asked to sign the petition in Queen Street
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen song
[This material is a compilation of 0271-AB and 0102-A]
Here is the third reading and vote..
Speaker – it will be read a third time.. unlock the doors
Morning Report (10 July 1986).. The Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed through it’s final stages..
George Gair – voting in favour of the Bill
John Banks – responding to Gair’s speech
Fran Wilde – there has been a change of attitudes during the course of the Bill
Wilde – losing the second part of the Bill on discrimination
Wilde – personally, it’s been a terrible strain
Graeme Lee – the people of this country will make sure this Bill is defeated
Salvation Army response – Major Rodney Knight - we respect the democratic system
AIDS Foundation – Kate Leslie – delighted with the result
Leslie – Stop AIDS campaign
Bill Logan – 5 votes is a fine margin. There has been a move in public opinion. This debate has started to change attitudes.
Logan – Age of Consent … gives the message that it is OK to be gay.
Logan – Attitudes are changing. We need to move to a world where it is illegal to discriminate against gays.
Logan – I’m glad that Graeme Lee and his friends are continuing their struggle – it’s their struggle that is educating New Zealand.. opinion is changing .. making it an election issue.
[Radio GALA material from here - 8 July 1990]
“Gay/Lesbian welfare telephone” advert
“Ice Breakers” advert
Gay History today .. Dorothy Thomson was born in 1894.. Hitler expelled her from Germany.. In 1986 the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed in New Zealand.. In 1987 Louisiana HIV tests for people seeking marriage licenses .. In 1981 gays picketed Michael Fowler in San Francisco .. Porn start Jack Wrangler was born today.. every inch a star.. 1986 Michael Bassett opened the first AIDS clinic .. Burnett clinic opened..
“disabled and gay.. contact gay welfare” advert
Free pass giveaway to Westside
“The Right Time” by Judy Glenn – a song that was sold in gay venues, the proceeds went to support the Homosexual Law Reform Bill..
What’s on: Team Auckland departure.. Three parties.. the Auckland Film Festival.. Lesbian Support and Social Group.. Gays and Lesbians in Education [GLEE].. Lesbian Ball has been rescheduled.. Mr Right, personals magazine.. Gay Space coffee evenings..
On next weeks programme.. show credits: Andy, Jenny, Neil, and Owen
Radio GALA theme music
Access Radio Auckland sting