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Media ID   0080-A    

   

Phil Donahue television chat show (mid 80s) on Gays with Children (US)


Unique ID

1124252861-35

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Source tape

     

0080-A

Date

     

Unknown (mid 80ís?)

Source

     

Television

Copyright

     

Unknown

Recorded by

     

Peter Nowland (?)

Deposited by

     

Peter Nowland (?)

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

02:10

Joanne, youíre a lesbian who wanted a baby.. you were artificially inseminated with Paulís sperm.

 

03:20

Audience Ė who thinks this is not a good idea

 

03:30

Why do you have to have artificially inseminated

 

03:50

How are you bringing the child up Ė gay/straight

 

04:30

Talk about your domestic routine

 

05:15

Only 15% of households have both a male/female parent

 

06:15

Everyoneís afraid that the child will be gay

 

06:50

Joanne Ė you can support the child yourself

 

08:00

Youíre in a Ďdouble closetí.. gay community

 

09:00

Michael Doorman and Robert Knight Ė gay but also have been married

 

11:00

You donít attempt to hide your lifestyle from your children

 

12:40

Do you feel youíre being unfair to your child?

 

13:30

It must be very confusing for the children

 

14:50

We grew up with heterosexual images but it didnít stop us from being gay

 

16:20

Did you have a contract to sign?

 

17:30

How can you be judgmental of people.. This kid is obviously loved..

 

18:20

Why I thought Iíd like to have a baby with Joanne (she treats her puppy well)

 

19:10

I had an adult child when I was married

 

19:40

Religious upbringing.. teach morals and goodness

 

21:00

Children hate to be different growing up

 

21:36

Iím not the one who is prejudice

 

22:45

Have you tried adoption

 

23:30

Prejudice comes from the parent

 

24:30

Why did you marry if you knew you were gay

 

26:00

To find out youíre gay when you 16 when youíre in a society that doesnít like youÖ

 

29:10

Peer pressure on children is huge.

 

30:36

What did you decide about the last name for the child

 

31:30

Why didnít you use a sperm bank?

 

32:00

Stigmas, prejudices

 

33:40

Pamphlet thanking Michael and Robert

 

34:30

Itís not a matter of pride or shame.. Itís just the way it is

 

35:20

You have all the answers

 

36:30

People have kids for selfish reasons .. this is one of them

 

38:00

You have chosen this lifestyle

 

39:00

They obviously care about this child

 

40:10

How did you wives handle you were gay

 

41:30

You attempted suicide

 

43:20

I came out after my mother died.. and wrote my dad a letter before coming on this show.

 

44:30

Donít you want to wake up in a real manís arms?

 

46:00

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