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Media ID   0248-B    

   

Gay Pride 1979 (UK, World In Action) and a radio news bulletin


Unique ID

1105656422-23

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Source tape

     

0248-B

Date

     

10 October 1979

Source

     

Granada Television (UK), broadcast by Television One, National Programme

Copyright

     

Granada Television (UK), National Programme

Recorded by

     

Barry Neels (?) or Graham Underhill

Deposited by

     

Barry Neels (?) or Graham Underhill

Comments

Recorded off the television and radio

Disclaimer

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.



Summary

01:00

Tape introduction.. “We Are Family” (song).. Homosexuals come together for a concert in Hyde Park, climax of Gay Pride Week. Stonewall -’79 marked the tenth Anniversary of the Stonewall riot in New York.

 

03:00

Male homosexual relationships have been legal in Britain for more than twelve years.. a recent home-office committee wants to lower the legal age for homosexual acts from twenty-one to eighteen years.. Gay’s the Word bookshop.. Gays speaking about what has changed in the last 10 years.

 

04:15

“We’ve formed a kind of community.. we are thought of only in terms of sex.. Robert Longley - There are real reasons for not coming out.. “To bad for the gay revolution” song

 

07:00

Gays still fear persecution

 

08:00

Shawn (19) - It was a very slow process coming out.. felt like a criminal, you’re a freak .. but once you come out

 

09:10

Female - I was about 20 when I came out.. I thought I might have been frigid

 

10:10

Shawn (19) - It would be nice to feel legal.. equal rights..

 

11:00

Trial of Jeremy Thorpe.. It’s a trial of the last ten years. It’s a trial of the whole idea of gay people coming out and saying they’re glad to be gay

 

12:00

“I am not the Greek tragedy. We’re glad to be gay”

 

12:40

Crowd “Freedom now”

 

13:25

At lunchtime people gathered for the march

 

13:34

We’ll show people today how strongly we feel about this topic.. there isn’t the sort of isolation nowadays for gay people.. we can be ignored by lots of people – so marching is really important.. discrimination. Society has made the situation the way it is

 

16:00

“Many people in this country believe they have never met a homosexual

 

16:30

Music – Hyde Park concert

 

17:50

Tom Robinson (gay rock star) “Happy Birthday Stonewall” and 10 years on from the event what’s happened… there’s a call for the age limit to be lowered to 18.

 

18:40

Tony Whitehead (teacher) – discrimination at work..wearing a badge

 

20:00

[music]

 

21:30

Last Thursday, Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark, said that homosexual relations could achieve a pure and glorious relationship.. Last week Carl Hill was accused of being an alien with a psychopathic personality.. Michael Mason, partner of Carl Hill, “as a homosexual you can be excluded from the US”..“We are family” crowd song.. Are parades like this setting gays up as targets?

 

25:10

Jim – the day has been really effective

 

26:00

“We are family” song .. programme ends

 

 

27:20

Television adverts

 

27:43

Doctor Adrian Tuck talking to Jack Webber –scientific talk on the climate and ozone..

 

34:30

This is midnight report for Wednesday – newsreader Alan Beck: Federation of Labour general strike has just begun.. snap debate in Parliament

 

41:20

Massive lamb sale (45,000 tonnes) to Iran.

 

42:20

Call for a look into poverty in New Zealand.. Minister for Justice, Mr McLay, said women must seek a more active role in politics. There are currently 4 women in Parliament.. percentage of fuel savings - car less days scheme.. Emergency equipment not up to standard at Auckland airport.. Russian/Cook Island fishing negotiations.. US administration has no knowledge of an alleged release of bacteria over San Francisco in 1950.

 


   



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