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Media ID   0184-B    

   

Interview with Sebastian Pope (23 March 1985), a 17 year-old gay man, and talkback on 2ZB Wellington about the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (1985)


Unique ID

1124421206-19

Speakers

Rob Lake, Michael Bassett, Kevin Green, Sebastian Pope, Phil Peek, John Lusk, Noel Cheer, unidentified speakers

Related media

0210-A (LGRRC #29)

Details

Source tape

     

0184-B

Date

     

23 March 1985, ca 1985

Source

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington), 2ZB Wellington

Copyright

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington), 2ZB Wellington

Recorded by

     

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Deposited by

     

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Comments

Sound quality Ė recorded off radio. A lesser quality recording of Gay BC appears on 0210-A (LGRRC #29)

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

 

Gay BC (23 March 1985) Ė Access Radio Wellington, introduced by Rob Lake.

 

01:10

Various news clips on the Salvation Armyís support for the petition against Homosexual Law Reform.. pressure to sign..

 

03:00

Michael Bassett answering on will there be an upsurge in AIDS if the Homosexual Law Reform Bill passes.. When will the Ministry of Health be releasing itís education plan for AIDS.. The test kits come from overseas but they havenít arrived..

 

06:20

News reader -Captain Peter Savage (Salvation Army) is against school pupils signing the petition.

 

06:40

Comment on- Graeme Lee introducing the Video Classification Bill..

 

08:18

Sebastian Pope - (17 in Wellington for a Close Up television programme) Ė Iíve identified myself as gay for about a year.. Iíve never been seduced by an older man.. Itís been difficult for me and my family.. How do you feel about the age of consent .. equality.. I feel persecuted but it doesnít 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 donít believe Iím a second class citizen..

 

13:45

Nylons ďThat Kind of ManĒ (Canadian queer group)

 

17:00

Movie review of ďThe Colour of PomegranatesĒ

 

18:00

Lindsay Marks ďFamilyĒ

 

21:00

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

 

25:40

Whatís 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..

 

27:30

ďSolidarityĒ song

 

29:30

Gay BC theme

 

 

2ZB talkback, Wellington

 

30:28

Caller: Female - A lot of women think that it has nothing to do with me..

 

30:50

Caller: Female - A young man asked me once what would you do if your son came out to you.. no one is immune to it.. they have every right to live in consenting relationships.. petition stories.. pressuring people to sign..

 

33:30

Caller: Male Ė Iím definitely for .. I mean against the Bill .. itís not natural.. so whatís the difference between heterosexual sodomy and homosexual sodomy.. AIDS.. itís a crime.. not a victimless crime.. itís unnatural.. Youíve got me on the spot Nick.. there is a victim Ė somewhere

 

38:00

Caller: Female Ė Iím sorry for people that take on this homosexuality thing.. they canít help themselves.. Debate on television last night .. when the audience had a show of hands I felt that the audience was full of homosexuals

 

40:40

Noel Cheer - comment on Homosexual Law Reform Bill .. I approve of the Bill.. However the reaction of gays to the Salvation Armyís petition has been less than commendable.. If Gayís want to be admitted to the human race they need to behave like members of the human race.. one of the greatest evils would be the suppression of free speech..

 

43:17

Caller: Male Ė I enjoyed the debate on television last night.. Iím a gay Catholic.. I think it disgraceful how some gayís are reacting.. Iíve always been gay

 


   



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