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Radio GALA (15 July 1990) featuring an interview about the new Metropolitan Community Church boarding house in Auckland and Gay Parents


Unique ID

1126210090-36

Speakers

Dennis Pees, unidentified speakers

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Details

Source tape

     

0323-B

Date

     

15 July 1990

Source

     

Radio GALA – Access Radio, Auckland

Copyright

     

Radio GALA – Access Radio, Auckland

Recorded by

     

unknown

Deposited by

     

unknown

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 (15 July 1990) featuring an interview about the new Metropolitan Community Church boarding house in Auckland and Gay Parents

 

01:00

Montage of film clips.. The Word is Out

 

01:38

Radio GALA theme music

 

02:10

Introduction – John, Theo, Owen

 

03:00

Music track – Maze “I just want to be with you”

 

07:22

“Gay Lesbian welfare telephone” advert

 

 

Interview with Dennis Pees (?) from the Metropolitan Community Church - new boarding house for gays

 

08:20

Dennis - Metropolitan Community Church.. outreach to LGBT

 

08:45

Dennis - for some time Pastors have received requests for accommodation.. Housing Corporation loaned at 7%.. fund raising.. Methodist Church loaned us $10,000..

 

10:20

Dennis - the house is called MCC House.. not a strong emphasis on religion.. we don’t ram religion down people’s throats.. no drugs or alcohol.. we prefer long stay residents but we are there to meet needs..

 

11:30

Dennis – licensed for fifteen or sixteen people.. accept everyone.. $55 for dorm bed, $85 for a room.. help for low income earners..

 

13:30

Dennis – there are still six beds available..

 

14:10

Gay History for this week

 

16:10

“gay and disabled.. double minority” advert

 

17:40

Report from San Francisco on the Fourteenth Gay and Lesbian Film Festival .. more than sixty films were shown..

 

21:40

“Ice Breakers” advert

 

22:20

Growth of community .. the Scene is good for us..

 

 

Interview about Gay parenting

 

24:00

“I want to have a baby” Romanovsky And Phillips

 

27:30

Welcome my two guests Andrew (exploring options to become a father) and Carol (gay mother) .. first what did you think of the Gay Parenting programme on TV3.. to much of Graeme Lee.. It was a from a hetero point-of-view

 

29:20

Gays and Lesbians are having children..

 

29:40

Carol – we have a regular get-together each month.. we could have said a lot more that was positive..

 

30:10

Carol – it’s overwhelming being a mother .. my son is eight-weeks old.. well supported.. I’ve thought about this for a long time.. it’s gone really well.. deciding whether or not to be a mother is always an issue for women.. I came out at 27 (eleven years ago).. it was a joyful exciting time.. parenting wasn’t uppermost in my mind.. a few years later when I was 33 I began a relationship with a woman who had three teenagers.. issues – poverty and custody.. I spent four-and-a-half years co-parenting the teenagers.. very happy ..

 

34:20

Carol -The relationship ended after four years.. I thought about how being a co-parent was different from being a biological parent.. It was a real priority to become a parent.. I’d never tested my fertility.. I talked to two gay friends.. Within a month I had two men willing to be donors.. Six women were having regular dinners.. three of the women started doing insemination.. the other option was sexual intercourse..

 

37:00

Carol - Because of my age I wondered that I might have to do intercourse.. but being a rape and incest survivor I think it would have been disastrous for me.. The clinics are only available for wealthy, married couples..

 

38:00

Carol - donors .. I went in with an open mind.. one man wanted to be a donor, the other wanted to be a father.. I chose the father.. looking at the child’s rights..

 

38:50

Carol - I was very open about the amount of access the father would have.. Bob was at the birth.. we have a delightful charming son.. The other women chose different paths, but it’s all ended up rather similarly ..

 

41:00

Carol – workshop at the Gay and Lesbian Conference in 1989.. we have an information sheet..

 

42:30

Andrew, obviously it’s not as easy as a gay man to have a child..

 

43:00

Andrew – as I was growing up .. I always had nieces and nephews around me.. I did my nursing training.. nursing children.. When I came back from overseas I lived with a family that had a new born baby.. I wanted to do this thing too.. I thought it might be impossible coming out and having children..

 

44:40

Andrew – Tried to have children with an old friend.. been involved with two lesbians wanting a child.. fostering children.. putting lesbian and gay youth into lesbian and gay households.. saw Torch Song Trilogy..

 

46:10

Carol - Poem by Pat Parker.. “Legacy for Anastasia Jean .. children and lesbians”

 

47:10

“Lesbian Line” advert

 

48:00

Whispers - “Just Gets Better With Time” music

 

52:30

What’s On – Auckland Gay Tramping Group.. Film Festival.. Radio GALA fundraiser.. Lesbian Drug and Alcohol haven.. Gay and Lesbian Accommodation hotline.. Gay NA support group.. MCC Boarding House.. Gay Space coffee evening.. Gays and Lesbians in Education.. [GLEE]

 

58:00

Radio GALA theme music

 

59:20

The time at Access Radio is 9:15. .. Time for New Zealand Tamils

 


   



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