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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


Unique ID

1124941563-80

Speakers

Phil Parkinson, Jimmy Swaggart, Geoff Braybrooke, unidentified speakers

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Source tape

     

0211-B

Date

     

30 March 1985

Source

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington)

Copyright

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington)

Recorded by

     

Phil Parkinson

Deposited by

     

Phil Parkinson

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

01:05

Gay BC theme music, introduced by Phil Parkinson

 

01:30

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..

 

03:00

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..

 

03:25

A Remembrance of Things Past .. Jimmy Swaggart introduction

 

03:50

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..

 

05:30

Parkinson - In 1978 Geoff Braybrooke supported Homosexual Law Reform

 

06:10

Geoff Braybrooke (in Parliament) - homosexual acts are a threat to the family.. They need treatment.. their actions evil and perverted

 

06:30

Parkinson - Call to intern homosexuals in camps by New South Wales Rev. Fred Nile .. it has been tried before

 

07:20

Quote “I said in my heart all men are liars.. the number of the beast..

 

08:00

Parkinson - In Hitler's Reich.. correct sexual behaviour - propagation.. homosexuals needed to be exterminated..

 

09:35

Montage of speakers in Parliament against Homosexual Law Reform

 

10:30

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

 

13:30

The prisoners uniform had triangles denoting their degenerate behaviour.. homosexuals wore pink triangles

 

15:00

Homosexuals worked in the clay works.. they were exposed to the elements.. many committed suicide

 

15:50

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..

 

17:00

Peter Pears (?) singing

 

18:20

Right wing backlashes

 

19:20

Paragraph 175 remained in German law .. no compensation for homosexuals.. commemorations boycotted by other groups.

 

 

21:15

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..

 

24:00

A dedication to Hay, Tait, Braybrooke etc.. here’s Peter Pears singing ‘Parade’

 

28:00

Gay BC News - Argentina homosexual newspaper.. Noel Coward affair.. Berkeley, California has granted health-care benefits to homosexuals, student sues fundamentalist college

 

29:10

The Apostle Paul skit

 

32:50

Gay BC theme music out

 


   



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