Media ID 0136-AB
Compiled audio cuts about the Homosexual Law Reform campaign for use in a Radio Gala programme and a Leather Auction to raise money for HIV/AIDS (1986)
Most of the audio on Side A of this tape appears in a more un-compiled form on 0080-B.. There is also another copy on 0083-B. Where possible use 0102-A (National Programme material) and 0080-B as I believe these are probably closer to the original audio
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.
I am a perfectly normal person…
There’s an image of an 8 year old girl being asked to sign the petition
“Jesus was Gay!” singing
Lower Hutt meeting
I move that this meeting support the Law Reform Bill
150 people here tonight supporting the Bill
The blasphemy shocked me
Sir Peter Tait – being picked up – will you let me suck you?
The last speaker is Norm Jones …
Go back into the sewers! You’re looking into Hades
“We’re fighting for our rights today”
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?
Amusing story about being asked to sign the petition on Queen Street
“Age of consent – 16” chants “get up stand up”
It’s the worst day in New Zealand
In the past we have been made invisible. Tonight we are saying we have had enough. A closet is not a safe place!
Join the fight against Human Rights – join the Salvation Army
Salvation Army band and Bill supporters
“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
Salvation Army woman - We have free speech in this society
Singing the national anthem together
“Never again” chant
If this Bill is passed homosexuals will come from overseas – scenery, sun and safe sodomy
“United We Stand” (music)
Parliament – announcing the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.
It’s been a gay sort of year ..Happy Birthday Sweet 16.. (song)
Norm Jones - You’ve lost the battle! Chant for Fran Wilde .. go back into the sewers! We don’t want them to contaminate us.. Don’t look to long you may catch AIDS… This Bill will never be passed! [NOTE: this may be the longest version of this piece of audio]
Side B, Leather Auction
Ian Thompson.. third annual leather event.. Leather auction..
This money we are raising tonight is going to HIV/AIDS support
First item – G coder (programme your video recorder).. sold for $75
Three whips – a cat of four tales
A bamboo tickler, sold for $50
Heavy thrasher, sold for $50
Studded clapper paddle, sold for $30
Paddle, sold for $40
Five pairs of nipple clamps, tit traps, sold for $30
Single tit press pair, $20
Adjustable razor backs, $20
Adjustable razor backs, $30
Masters Hood, $65
Red latex gloves, $45
Red PVC playsuit
Red hot pants, $30
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