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Media ID   0323-A    

   

Radio GALA (8 July 1990) celebrating the fourth anniversary of the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 July 1986)


Unique ID

1126209850-63

Speakers

Norm Jones, Peter Tait, George Gair, John Banks, Fran Wilde, Graeme Lee, Kate Leslie, Bill Logan, unidentified speakers

Related media

0080-B, 0140-A, 0271-AB, 0102-A

Details

Source tape

     

0323-A

Date

     

8 July 1990

Source

     

Radio GALA – Access Radio, Auckland

Copyright

     

Radio GALA – Access Radio, Auckland

Recorded by

     

unknown

Deposited by

     

unknown

Comments

Much of the material on this cassette is sourced from other Law Reform tapes in the LAGANZ audio collection

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 GALA (8 July 1990) celebrating the fourth anniversary of the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill

 

01:10

Radio GALA theme music

 

01:20

Introduction

 

02:30

Radio GALA sting

 

02:50

Auckland Community Church advert

 

03:35

This text appeared soon after the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill “As gays we have to create our own lives and selves.. for us there is no game plan or certainty.. we gain a compassion and uniqueness.. much to offer

 

04:20

“Bigot Busters” (1985) song, recorded in Wellington (re-wording of Ghost Busters song)

 

09:10

Many will remember these ..

 

 

[The following material appears on 0080-B]

 

09:20

Norm Jones - I am a perfectly normal person..

 

09:40

Front page of a young girl given a petition

 

09:55

Salvation Army Citadel protest

 

10:14

Now they’re assaulting reporters

 

11:00

Jesus was gay

 

11:10

I move that this meeting support the Homosexual Law Reform Bill

 

11:20

So we’ve got 150 gays here tonight..

 

11:40

Jones – this Parliament will not throw this Bill out.. public pressure

 

12:10

Sir Peter Tait – I met this young man.. he said come with me.. will you let me suck you..

 

13:20

The last speaker is Norm Jones

 

13:50

Jones – go back into the sewers.. you can stay in the gutter..

 

14:40

We’re fighting for our right

 

15:00

Do we see Christians hiring town halls concerned about domestic issues??

 

16:00

We demand our rights as citizens of New Zealand – support the Bill

 

16:45

“We’re here because we’re Queer” singing

 

17:00

Are you all gay here tonight? One million signatures..

 

17:30

Jim McLay a defender of peoples rights

 

17:45

It is important to be visible as gay people

 

18:30

What do we want? Gay Rights, 2, 4, 6, 8

 

19:00

Things are changing, we demand equality. We will win

 

19:39

Norm Jones - New Zealand will become the Mecca for homosexuals

 

20:10

Anita Bryant .. moral minority.. abortion.. women.. sex education..

 

21:00

Age of consent – 16” chants, “stand up for your rights”

 

21:30

In the past we have been made invisible. Tonight we are saying we have had enough. A closet is not a safe place!

 

22:20

Salvation Army band spoof

 

23:20

How old are you little girl? 5.. Sign on the dotted line – Jesus Loves you!

 

23:40

Join the Salvation Army… gay rights

 

24:10

Thanks to the Salvation Army for bringing the music! I’ve always believed in the Salvation Army.

 

25:00

If you’ve ripped up a petition clap your hands

 

25:14

Feed them to the lions!

 

25:20

We are proud to be called Bible Bangers but we are not Bigots

 

25:50

We have free speech in this society.. this is what Hitler’s Germany was like.. I want you all to sing the New Zealand National Anthem.. (singing)

 

27:20

Never again never again

 

 

[This material appears on 0140-A]

 

27:20

Public discussion was the main achievement in 1985.. the anti reform petition .. organisations began to speak out because of the petition.. homosexuality is part of many families.. 1985 had it’s lighter moments.. Gays in the Beehive..

 

29:00

Amusing story about being asked to sign the petition in Queen Street

 

30:00

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen song

 

 

[This material is a compilation of 0271-AB and 0102-A]

 

30:40

Here is the third reading and vote..

 

31:00

Speaker – it will be read a third time.. unlock the doors

 

31:40

Morning Report (10 July 1986).. The Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed through it’s final stages..

 

33:30

George Gair – voting in favour of the Bill

 

34:14

John Banks – responding to Gair’s speech

 

35:20

Fran Wilde – there has been a change of attitudes during the course of the Bill

 

35:50

Wilde – losing the second part of the Bill on discrimination

 

36:13

Wilde – personally, it’s been a terrible strain

 

36:55

Graeme Lee – the people of this country will make sure this Bill is defeated

 

37:50

Salvation Army response – Major Rodney Knight - we respect the democratic system

 

38:20

AIDS Foundation – Kate Leslie – delighted with the result

 

38:45

Leslie – Stop AIDS campaign

 

39:15

Bill Logan – 5 votes is a fine margin. There has been a move in public opinion. This debate has started to change attitudes.

 

40:20

Logan – Age of Consent … gives the message that it is OK to be gay.

 

41:00

Logan – Attitudes are changing. We need to move to a world where it is illegal to discriminate against gays.

 

41:30

Logan – I’m glad that Graeme Lee and his friends are continuing their struggle – it’s their struggle that is educating New Zealand.. opinion is changing .. making it an election issue.

 

 

[Radio GALA material from here - 8 July 1990]

 

42:20

“Gay/Lesbian welfare telephone” advert

 

43:00

“Ice Breakers” advert

 

43:45

sting

 

44:00

Gay History today .. Dorothy Thomson was born in 1894.. Hitler expelled her from Germany.. In 1986 the Homosexual Law Reform Act was passed in New Zealand.. In 1987 Louisiana HIV tests for people seeking marriage licenses .. In 1981 gays picketed Michael Fowler in San Francisco .. Porn start Jack Wrangler was born today.. every inch a star.. 1986 Michael Bassett opened the first AIDS clinic .. Burnett clinic opened..

 

47:30

“disabled and gay.. contact gay welfare” advert

 

48:40

Free pass giveaway to Westside

 

49:10

“The Right Time” by Judy Glenn – a song that was sold in gay venues, the proceeds went to support the Homosexual Law Reform Bill..

 

53:10

What’s on: Team Auckland departure.. Three parties.. the Auckland Film Festival.. Lesbian Support and Social Group.. Gays and Lesbians in Education [GLEE].. Lesbian Ball has been rescheduled.. Mr Right, personals magazine.. Gay Space coffee evenings..

 

58:20

On next weeks programme.. show credits: Andy, Jenny, Neil, and Owen

 

59:00

Radio GALA theme music

 

59:30

Access Radio Auckland sting

 


   



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