Media ID 0211-B
Gay BC (30 March 1985) - ‘A remembrance of things past’ a feature on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, and news on the Homosexual Law Reform Bill
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Gay BC theme music, introduced by Phil Parkinson
Maurice and Mark – what’s on.. Dorian Club is having a fundraiser tonight.. Patricia Bartlett anti-law reform meeting at the Knox Church Hall in Lower Hutt on Monday night.. Picket at the Salvation Army Citadel in Vivian Street.. next Victoria dance.. Wellington Gay Task Force meeting at the Dorian.. Gay Switch Board.. Wakefield is having its Easter Party..
Phil Parkinson – The Religious Right is out in force against the Wilde Bill.. heavy stand-over tactics.. we can’t be complacent about this petition..
A Remembrance of Things Past .. Jimmy Swaggart introduction
Jimmy Swaggart – recounting visiting a gay quarter in a major city.. hundreds of homosexuals .. walking in stages of undress.. Sodom and Gomorrah ..a den of snakes.. homosexuality is inherently evil.. God says they are worthy of death..
Parkinson - In 1978 Geoff Braybrooke supported Homosexual Law Reform
Geoff Braybrooke (in Parliament) - homosexual acts are a threat to the family.. They need treatment.. their actions evil and perverted
Parkinson - Call to intern homosexuals in camps by New South Wales Rev. Fred Nile .. it has been tried before
Quote “I said in my heart all men are liars.. the number of the beast..
Parkinson - In Hitler's Reich.. correct sexual behaviour - propagation.. homosexuals needed to be exterminated..
Montage of speakers in Parliament against Homosexual Law Reform
Nazi timeline - Purge of the Un-German Spirit.. gay activists arrested.. Paragraph 175a – the very thought of homosexuality becomes illegal.. the final solution.. the extermination of degenerates
The prisoners uniform had triangles denoting their degenerate behaviour.. homosexuals wore pink triangles
Homosexuals worked in the clay works.. they were exposed to the elements.. many committed suicide
In 1943 Himmler offered release for homosexuals on condition that they were castrated.. they were then sent to the Russian front.. example .. he was a young and healthy man..
Peter Pears (?) singing
Right wing backlashes
Paragraph 175 remained in German law .. no compensation for homosexuals.. commemorations boycotted by other groups.
The opponents of the Bill .. Mrs.. Messrs Braybrooke ..Wallbank.. Jones.. Lee .. mentions Keith Hay and Sir Peter Tait, Donald Campbell (Salvation Army).. quoting Salvation Army 1980 position statement.. Call to action -you can write to the Salvation Army.. create a scene when you see the petition being circulated..
A dedication to Hay, Tait, Braybrooke etc.. here’s Peter Pears singing ‘Parade’
Gay BC News - Argentina homosexual newspaper.. Noel Coward affair.. Berkeley, California has granted health-care benefits to homosexuals, student sues fundamentalist college
The Apostle Paul skit
Gay BC theme music out
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