Media ID 0210-A (LGRRC #29)
Interview with Sebastian Pope (23 March 1985), a 17 year-old gay man, and general news items (22 March 1985)
John Lusk, Kevin Green, Phil Peek, Rob Lake, Sebastian Pope, unidentified speakers
Sound quality – recorded off radio. There is a better quality version of parts of Gay BC (23 March 1985) on 0184-B
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.
Gay BC (23 March 1985) – Access Radio Wellington
Introduction by Rob Lake
Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out” – music track
There is a better quality of the following audio on 0184-B
Comment on Graeme Lee introducing the Video Classification Bill..
Interview with Sebastian Pope on coming out, by Kevin Green
Sebastian Pope - (17, in Wellington for a Close Up television programme) – I’ve identified myself as gay for about a year.. I’ve never been seduced by an older man.. It’s been difficult for me and my family.. How do you feel about the age of consent .. equality.. I feel persecuted but it doesn’t stop me.. It will take a long time for kissing or holding hands in public to be accepted.. violence against gays.. example.. anti-gay attitudes.. I think the sexual abuse of young women is just accepted.. can you change sexual orientation.. gay pride.. why are you being so public? How do you feel about the possibility of harassment.. I don’t believe I’m a second class citizen..
Nylons “That Kind of Man” (Canadian queer group)
Movie review of “The Colour of Pomegranates”
Lindsay Marks “Family”
Phil Peek and John Lusk read the gay news: repression of gays in Havana.. limiting the use of the HTLV3 blood test.. Gay Task Force held a meeting supporting Homosexual Law Reform.. local surveys about violence against gays.. A Nelson co-operative has had its rates rebate rejected.. AIDS Support Network Trust Board has been established
What’s On: The Gay Task Force fundraiser.. Gay Task force meets at the Dorian Club.. Dances.. Wakefield is having an Easter party.. Gay Switchboard is open..
Gay BC theme
National Programme news (22 March 1985)
Michael Redgrave dies..
2YA regional news read by Geoff Robinson – Ngahere aid ship arrives.. Todd Motors workers dispute.. community college in Porirua.. Skills training centre opened in Porirua.. hospital firebug.. weather forecast.
Accordion fill music
John Williams music track
State funeral in Russia for Konstantin Chernenko
Mike Moore, Minister of Overseas Trade – warns Wellington Chamber of Commerce about the wording of an anti-nuclear letter.. we are not anti-American or isolationists.. welcome Americans..
Dr Alistair Campbell – morality in embryonic research..
New Criminal Justice Bill.. Probation services