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Media ID   0211-A    

   

Gay BC (9 March 1985) – excerpts from Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten, plus notices about Gay Task Force meetings and a recap on the Homosexual Law Reform debate so far


Unique ID

1124941395-39

Speakers

Phil Parkinson

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Source tape

     

0211-A

Date

     

9 March 1985

Source

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington)

Copyright

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington)

Recorded by

     

Phil Parkinson

Deposited by

     

Phil Parkinson

Comments

Sound quality – left channel only

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

01:08

Gay BC theme music, dedicated today to all of the opera queens

 

01:30

Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten .. Decca recording in 1968

 

03:00

Billy Budd opera, scene introducing the characters..

 

 

Billy Budd the opera

 

32:00

In the 50s death was the conventional fate of gay characters in fiction and music .. Death in Venice..

 

33:30

Reflect on Billy Budd in light of Law Reform.. do we want gays in the army?

 

 

Gay BC news read by Phil Parkinson

 

38:30

News flash from New York . Gay Rights Bill has been passed which bans discrimination ..21 votes to 14.. major opponents of the Bill.. Catholic Archdiocese of New York.. one of their advisers John Swan also travelled to New Zealand to advise the Hay / Tait coalition on tactics..

 

40:00

The Gay Task Force is asking for volunteers to man a stall at the Trade Fair, Wellington .. gay switchboard

 

40:30

The House finally got down to considering the Crimes Act Amendment .. Mention of John Banks, Graeme Lee, Merv Wellington .. Parliament costs about $3000 a minute to stage.. we are now at the stage of considering the age of consent.. mentions George Gair, Frank O'Flynn’s amendments for the armed forces..

 

42:30

Quotes from Armed Forces - against homosexuals in the Armed Forces.. AIDS .. homosexuals in the Armed Forces.. When I was doing military drill aged fifteen.. little ritual .. Homosexuals may be encouraged to join the Forces..

 

46:10

Helen Clarke amendment.. to allow Armed Forces to discipline either sex for sexual conduct that will bring discredit to the Armed Forces..

 

47:00

If you’re in Wellington why not come along and watch the circus [Parliament]

 


   



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