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Media ID   0210-A (LGRRC #29)    

   

Interview with Sebastian Pope (23 March 1985), a 17 year-old gay man, and general news items (22 March 1985)


Unique ID

1126778982-17

Speakers

Rob Lake, Kevin Green, Sebastian Pope, Phil Peek, John Lusk, unidentified speakers

Related media

0184-B

Details

Source tape

     

0210-A (LGRRC #29)

Date

     

23 March 1985, 22 March 1985

Source

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington), National Programme

Copyright

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington), National Programme

Recorded by

     

Phil Parkinson

Deposited by

     

(Old LGRRC cassette)

Comments

Sound quality – recorded off radio. There is a better quality version of parts of Gay BC (23 March 1985) on 0184-B

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

 

Gay BC (23 March 1985) – Access Radio Wellington

 

02:00

Introduction by Rob Lake

 

02:30

Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out” – music track

 

 

There is a better quality of the following audio on 0184-B

 

06:45

Comment on Graeme Lee introducing the Video Classification Bill..

 

 

Interview with Sebastian Pope on coming out, by Kevin Green

 

08:20

Sebastian Pope - (17, in Wellington for a Close Up television programme) – I’ve identified myself as gay for about a year.. I’ve never been seduced by an older man.. It’s been difficult for me and my family.. How do you feel about the age of consent .. equality.. I feel persecuted but it doesn’t stop me.. It will take a long time for kissing or holding hands in public to be accepted.. violence against gays.. example.. anti-gay attitudes.. I think the sexual abuse of young women is just accepted.. can you change sexual orientation.. gay pride.. why are you being so public? How do you feel about the possibility of harassment.. I don’t believe I’m a second class citizen..

 

13:20

Nylons “That Kind of Man” (Canadian queer group)

 

17:00

Movie review of “The Colour of Pomegranates”

 

18:10

Lindsay Marks “Family”

 

20:30

Phil Peek and John Lusk read the gay news: repression of gays in Havana.. limiting the use of the HTLV3 blood test.. Gay Task Force held a meeting supporting Homosexual Law Reform.. local surveys about violence against gays.. A Nelson co-operative has had its rates rebate rejected.. AIDS Support Network Trust Board has been established

 

25:00

What’s On: The Gay Task Force fundraiser.. Gay Task force meets at the Dorian Club.. Dances.. Wakefield is having an Easter party.. Gay Switchboard is open..

 

26:50

“Solidarity” song

 

28:50

Gay BC theme

 

 

National Programme news (22 March 1985)

 

30:10

Michael Redgrave dies..

 

30:20

2YA regional news read by Geoff Robinson – Ngahere aid ship arrives.. Todd Motors workers dispute.. community college in Porirua.. Skills training centre opened in Porirua.. hospital firebug.. weather forecast.

 

34:00

Accordion fill music

 

37:10

John Williams music track

 

38:30

State funeral in Russia for Konstantin Chernenko

 

39:20

Mike Moore, Minister of Overseas Trade – warns Wellington Chamber of Commerce about the wording of an anti-nuclear letter.. we are not anti-American or isolationists.. welcome Americans..

 

41:20

Dr Alistair Campbell – morality in embryonic research..

 

44:00

New Criminal Justice Bill.. Probation services

 


   



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