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Gay BC (11 January 1986) with a review of Homosexual Law Reform activity in 1985 plus audio from New Years celebrations at Vinegar Hill (31 December 1985)


Unique ID

1127979687-35

Speakers

Peter Nowland, Fran Wilde, Jim McLay, Norm Jones, Paddy Delany, Alison Laurie, Edith Egar, Ian Scott, Paul Reynolds, Lou Sheldon, Linda Evans, Robin Duff, Glenda Gale, unidentified speakers

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Details

Source tape

     

0501-AB

Date

     

11 January 1986, 31 December 1985

Source

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington)

Copyright

     

Gay Broadcasting Collective (Access Radio Wellington)

Recorded by

     

Peter Nowland

Deposited by

     

Peter Nowland

Comments

This is a very useful programme as it identifies people, places and times for audio that appears on cassettes that have a lot of compiled material from the Homosexual Law Reform

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 (11 January 1986), introduced by Peter Nowland – Access Radio Wellington

 

01:00

“Now Martin’s Gone” –Tom Robinson music track

 

03:50

Fran Wilde – Introduction of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament

 

04:10

Jim McLay – If I had been in Parliament at the time I would of supported Venn Young’s Bill

 

04:20

Norm Jones – Abnormal sex.. it’s about sodomy

 

04:40

music track

 

05:40

The Homosexual Law Reform bill received its first reading in March.. opposition was immediate.. for the next couple of months lesbian and gay groups took protest action against the right-wing opposition.. meetings were disrupted by lesbians and gay men seeking speaking rights..

 

06:10

Wellington Town Hall (15 April 1985) “If you’re gay and you know it clap your hands” .. Dr Paddy Delany – It might be better if I just depart [from the stage]

 

07:10

Protests against the Salvation Army.. there’s a front page picture of an eight-year-old girl..

 

07:30

Lesbian and gays began holding their own meetings.. media stayed away..

 

07:50

Gays and lesbians also protested against the All Blacks tour of South Africa..

 

07:55

chanting from march (3 May 1985).. Alison Laurie - links between oppressions..

 

08:30

Lesbian and gay Holocaust Commemoration (6 May 1985)

 

08:50

Edith Egar – bigotry..

 

09:50

Lesbian and Gay Rights Week in May.. Rally at Wellington Town Hall (21 May 1985)

 

10:20

Normal Jones - I’m assuming you’re all gay here tonight..

 

10:50

Ian Scott - Now you take Jim McLay.. rumours

 

11:00

Alison Laurie - To be visible as lesbian and gay men .. safer and stronger to be visible.. be as gay and lesbian as you can..

 

12:10

5,000 march through Wellington (24 May 1985).. chant “Gay Rights.. 2468..” .. Paul Reynolds - The counter mobilisation is underway .. we demand our equality.. the bigots have declared war.. we will win..

 

13:50

Bigot Busters song [drop out in the middle] (May 1985)

 

17:50

Alison Laurie – I’ve been at the International Gay Association conference in Toronto.. New Zealand was taken up as a priority issue..

 

18:40

Lou Sheldon (6 August 1985) – AIDS is related to anal intercourse.. not about promiscuity.. it is spread via anal intercourse..

 

19:50

Alison Laurie - Television New Zealand refused us a right of reply .. (8 August 1985) protest outside Television New Zealand news offices..

 

21:00

Jackie Butler (co-ordinator of “Women who want to be Women”) speaking to New Zealand League of Rights meeting (29 August 1985) .. audience disruption.. Waltzing Matilda.. Linda Evans – Butler didn’t answer our questions .. about rape and incest.. threw us out .. DULL – Drudges Unafraid of Ladies League.. women should be subservient..

 

23:20

International day of mobilisation (16 August 1985) .. Wellington State Opera House rally (15 August 1985)

 

23:45

Fran Wilde - I’ve also been asked to sign the petition against the Homosexual Law Reform Bill..

 

24:40

Late August – Bigot Busters conference in Wellington

 

25:00

Robin Duff – nasty campaign.. Moral Minority organisation.. Theocratic State.. abortion.. sex education..

 

26:00

Marches (13 September 1985)– nearly 10,000 march for Gay Rights.. “age of consent 16”.. It’s the worst day New Zealand has seen.. “get up stand up”.. Glenda Gale - To all you lesbians and gay men .. in the past we have been made invisible.. a closet is not a safe place..

 

27:50

Impromptu march to the Michael Fowler Centre (22 September 1985) with the Salvation Army.. join fight against human rights – join the Salvation Army .. “Gay Rights.. Gay Rights” .. It was good that they came to us with support..

 

29:20

DULL stole the show.. Salvation Army women want to join DULL.. I’ve always believed in the Salvation Army..

 

30:00

Presentation of the petition (24 September 1985) at Parliament.. “If you’ve ripped up a petition scream and shout.. feed them to the lions..”

 

31:30

The Word of God is our guide.. we are not bigots.. Fran Wilde (?) – “we have righteousness on our side.. we have free speech in our society.. this is what Hitler’s Germany was like.. can you sing the National Anthem.. (singing Anthem) .. never again.. never again

 

33:30

Errors in the petition..

 

33:50

Rally in the grounds of Parliament (23 October 1985).. Sandy from Tamaki – Gay Liberation started in 1972.. we here to tell them that we’re not going away.. no compromise.. it’s sixteen.. gay and lesbian self determination..

 

36:00

Norm Jones – (13 November 1985) – homosexuals will come from overseas.. gay tourism.. sin, scenery and safe sodomy

 

36:30

“United we Stand” music played during Parliamentary division.. Second reading vote

 

37:30

The debate will resume in March 1986..

 

37:40

music “It’s been a gay sort of year.. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen..”

 

38:20

News: Kate Leslie from the AIDS Foundation predicts 100 AIDS cases by the end of 1986.. the AIDS Foundation wants to concentrate on an educational campaign..

 

39:40

Researchers show condoms protect against the spread of AIDS.. development of quick AIDS antibodies test.. Soviet newspaper suggests that AIDS could be the result of CIA/Pentagon experiments on prison inmates.

 

40:40

A recent letter to the Evening Post has said that homosexuality in San Francisco could be making the stars lose their twinkle

 

41:10

Audio from the celebrations at Vinegar Hill– welcoming in the New Year (31 December 1985)..

 

43:00

Upcoming Gays in Education conference

 

43:20

What’s On in Wellington: Gay Switchboard..

 

43:50

Comedy music track – Butch Brothers - “I’m Not Going Camping this Winter”

 

46:50

back announcment of Gay BC

 


   



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