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Media ID   0144-A    

   

Interview with members of the Nelson Gay Welfare Group (26 June 1979) to mark Gay Pride Week 1979


Unique ID

1127797451-51

Speakers

Martin Bond, Philip Hull

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Details

Source tape

     

0144-A

Date

     

26 June 1979

Source

     

2ZN Nelson (Radio New Zealand)

Copyright

     

2ZN Nelson (Radio New Zealand)

Recorded by

     

Graham Underhill (?)

Deposited by

     

Graham Underhill (?)

Disclaimer

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Summary

 

Interview with members of the Nelson Gay Welfare Group to mark Gay Pride Week. Martin Bond and Philip Hull, with interviewer Phil Henry on Radio 2ZN Nelson (26 June 1979)

 

01:15

This is Gay Pride week.. it has grown in international status.. Nelson Gay Welfare Group

 

01:40

Philip - thirty regular members in the group.. support group.. one of the main problems affecting gays is that weve grown up in a heterosexual world..

 

02:30

Martin come up against prejudices.. we have people keeping on an eye on the press..

 

03:25

Philip a quarter of the group are women..

 

04:00

Martin we live in a heterosexual world.. they assume that this is the only valid sexual option.. for homosexuals, every single life situation involves a certain conflict.. conscious prejudice..

 

05:10

Philip ignorance of heterosexuals.. most of us are hidden.. isolation.. for two-thousand years weve been cut off from each other.. its only be in the last ten years..

 

06:00

Martin it is possible for homosexuals to hide.. suppress themselves.. sexuality is a very basic thing.. when we declare ourselves people feel uncomfortable..

 

07:20

Philip gay teachers.. the gay student needs a role model.. as children we didnt have anyone to look up to..

 

08:00

Martin coming out.. it is essential.. necessary to overcome ones own self-oppression.. unexpected positive response from people..

 

09:00

Its the result of a growing awareness.. the more people that known Im gay the more liberated I feel.. we need the support of our peers..

 

10:20

Philip times have changed..

 

10:40

Our group has only been going for two months.. research on homosexuality.. Kinsey.. 1 in 10 people are basically homosexual.. In a Nelson Street.. 10 people in a street of 25 houses are likely to be gay

 


   



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