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Media ID   0207-AB (LGRRC #16)    

   

Radio Pacific talkback just after the Human Rights Commission rejects National Gay Rights Coalition submissions, recommending that they be referred to the Criminal Law Reform Committee (ca September 1980)


Unique ID

1124423012-98

Speakers

Ewing Stevens, Russell Finnemore, talkback callers

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Details

Source tape

     

0207-AB (LGRRC #16)

Date

     

ca September 1980, possibly 1981

Source

     

Radio Pacific

Copyright

     

Radio Pacific

Recorded by

     

-

Deposited by

     

(Old LGRRC cassette)

Comments

Sound quality – recorded off 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

 

Radio Pacific talkback with Ewing Stevens

 

01:10

Russell Finnemore (Northern representative Gay Rights Coalition) - I have heard of a street march.. other upcoming actions..

 

01:40

Finnemore - size of homosexual community - 1 in 10 ..identifying gay people .. married people

 

03:00

Stevens - . Apia example – men walking hand-in-hand

 

03:30

Caller: Murray – they seek to convert people.. tried to pick me up.. and then he tried to pickup my son

 

05:40

Finnemore – two cases here, the first one is Adult-Adult

 

06:20

Caller: Murray – it’s going to be open slather

 

07:10

Stevens – what happens if we turn this around and imagine it in terms of heterosexuality

 

08:20

Caller: Murray – lavatories and young boys

 

09:00

Finnemore - society forces us to seek partners in such places.. gay bars.. private clubs.. married men inhabit toilets

 

11:00

Caller: Murray – Adolf Hitler had a good idea removing these people from society

 

12:10

Finnemore – we’re after equality

 

13:00

Radio adverts

 

13:35

Fijian community news.. exporting to Australia.. drop in trade..

 

15:30

Stevens – reading Pat Downey’s response from the Human Rights Commission

 

16:20

Caller: Oliver – comment on the Human Rights Commission .. I’m married.. the Commission copped out.. I think that the Commission didn’t want any liberalization..

 

19:00

Caller: Oliver – Grossly unfair that people can be discriminated against.. example of government department that discriminates.. I support the Gay Coalition..

 

22:30

Stevens – listen tonight to Chris Carter about mining in the Coromandel

 

24:00

Stevens – do you agree that the law should be stiffened up against homosexuals.. or is this a private matter

 

26:00

Finnemore – I haven’t heard about the lesbian response

 

26:50

Stevens – call to make lesbian acts illegal

 

27:00

Finnemore – child custody has been denied to gay parents.. public discrimination examples..

 

28:50

Stevens – our phones are acting up.. what if the Human Rights Commission takes this line

 

32:10

Stevens - I think the public has moved over the years to accept.. a bit like nude bathing on the beach.. The Human Rights Commission might be behind public opinion..

 

33:00

Finnemore – The Gay Rights Coalition did surveys in 1978 and found that at least 56% people were in favour of granting homosexuals equal rights .. When Venn Young introduced his Bill in the 70s .. Many under 40s are much more liberal.. it’s a matter of age and education..

 

35:10

Stevens – Honesty from homosexuals has helped.. before it was hidden.. The homosexual who has the problem are those who don’t accept it and aren’t honest about it.. public pressure.. heavy laws put back the clock..

 

37:10

Finnemore – Self oppression..

 

38:00

Caller: Paul - A man asked us to indecently assault him when I was a child.. I’m now 33.. since then I’ve gone blind .. While in a hotel with two female friends I went to the toilet.. I was embraced by a homosexual.. I can’t even go to hotels..

 

40:30

Stevens - Scars of sexual abuse..

 

45:00

Finnemore – Thanks for giving me airtime

 

 

Jim Hopkins promotional talk about El Paso, Texas – Radio Pacific

 

46:10

San Francisco’s weather is much like New Zealand.. El Paso a great place to visit..

 

47:12

Dale Lockhart – El Paso tourism.. it’s a big industry..

 

49:00

Fort Bliss – air force defence centre for the world .. you can see them shoot the missiles every Wednesday

 

50:50

“Looking for Love (in all the wrong places)” song – El Paso Amigos

 

55:00

Hopkins - It’s time for me to go.. being taken away skit

 


   



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