Media ID 0140-A
Compiled audio cuts about the Homosexual Law Reform campaign (1986)
Most of the audio on this tape appears in a more un-compiled form on 0080-B.. There is also another copy on 0136-AB and 0083-B. However there are a number of clips on this tape that aren’t featured on 0080-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 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?
Being visible makes it safer.. be as gay and lesbian as you can
What do want – gay 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
Mrs Butler was giving a talk .. threw us out… DULL wants women to look after their husbands
AIDS is related to anal intercourse
This protest is about Lou Sheldon telling lies….Television New Zealand is ignoring us
We’ve seen the beginnings of a vicious campaign
Amusing story about being asked to sign the petition in 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!
Keith Hay (?) - I represent the family unit
Salvation Army spoof
How old are you little girl? 5? Sign on the dotted line – Jesus Loves you!
You to could be DULL!
Join the Salvation Army… gay rights
Thanks to the Salvation Army for bringing the music! I’ve always believed in the Salvation Army.
I’m sure the Salvation Army women want to join DULL
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 sodomy
United We Stand (music)
Parliament – announcing the second reading
What we achieved during 1985
Gays in the Beehive
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (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!
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