Media ID 0169-B
An interview with Chris Piesse (President of the Auckland University Gay Liberation) for Gay Pride Week (1978)
An edited down version (minus music and news) of Chris’s interview appears on 0167-AB
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Interview with Chris Piesse (president of the Auckland University Gay Liberation) for Gay Pride Week interviewed by Kevin Black (?) (1978, Radio Hauraki). An edited down version (minus music and news) of this audio appears on 0167-AB.
Radio Hauraki News (Thursday)
Trade talks with Japan.. Golden Kiwi winners.. heavy snow in Christchurch..
Golden Kiwi advert – what would you do with $60,000
Cold as Ice – music
Baker Street - music
Announcer (Kevin Black?) promos Gay Liberation speaker
Chris Piesse - Gay Liberation is a political/social organisation.. making society aware..
Piesse – Kinsey put the gay population between 4-10%.. 37% of the male population have had at least one homosexual experience.. the law is blatantly discriminatory .. beaten up.. blackmailed.. evicted..
Piesse – we’re just human beings.. most of us you wouldn’t recognise.. the worst form of discrimination is the stereotype – limp wrested.. or butch dykes..
Piesse - it just develops in you .. I’ve been gay for a long time.. only accepted it in the last couple of years..
Piesse – it’s never quite as bad as they thought it would be .. if parents really love their children they’ll still love them..
Piesse – Marriage is a legal bond between two people.. personally I don’t see the difference.. a lot of gay people are living in long-term relationships..
music track – Werewolf’s of London
Piesse - Where can they get counselling.. Gay Welfare Group.. we’d like a society where anybody can express their sexuality .. stop tramping on other people.. the middle-class is the most prejudice .. Christian ideals.. Gay Rights seems to be a very Christian ideal.. love thy neighbour..
Piesse – Blue Jeans Day on Friday.. Friday night march down Queen Street..
Tom Robinson song – dedication to the World Health Organisation, medical definition 302.0 - ‘Sing if you’re glad to be gay’
radio adverts – great New Zealand pie .. new cigars..
Stay – music track
You to Me – music track
radio adverts – South Pacific television..
Night Fever – music track
Long Train Running – music track
The Best of Both Worlds - music track
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