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Wrap up of Lesbian and Gay marches (13 September 1985) supporting the Homosexual Law Reform Bill and the Lesbian Programme (15 September 1985) music request show


Unique ID

1127981363-76

Speakers

Linda Evans, Alison Laurie, Sandy Hall, Anne Barnes, Bronwyn Dean, Yoka Neumann, Glenda Gale, Shar, unidentified speakers

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Details

Source tape

     

0505-AB

Date

     

22 September 1985, 15 September 1985

Source

     

Lesbian Programme – Access Radio Wellington

Copyright

     

Lesbian Programme – Access Radio Wellington

Recorded by

     

unknown

Deposited by

     

unknown

Comments

Some of the names in the abstract may not have been spelt correctly

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

 

Lesbian Programme (22 September 1985), introduced by Linda Evans and Alison Laurie – Access Radio Wellington

 

01:09

Time now for the Lesbian Programme .. [space] ..

 

01:55

Linda Evans – notice of Amazon’s practice..

 

02:44

"Lesbian ABC's" music track by Alix Dobkin

 

05:30

Alison Laurie – roundup of lesbian and gay marches around the country (13 September 1985)

 

06:05

Sandy Hall (Auckland march) – went really well.. didn’t get any media coverage.. went down Queen Street.. 10,000 people.. all the lesbian and gay groups were there.. Coalition of Christians who support the Bill.. Trade Unions.. HUG.. speakers at the rally .. everyone was totally high after the march.. we had a truck at the front of the march.. sound system .. balloons.. posters.. disappointed with media coverage.. I’ve never seen the Auckland public line the streets .. good feeling from the crowd..

 

10:25

Anne Barnes (Christchurch march) – 2,000 turned out .. first march our group has organised.. rally in the square.. variety of groups .. HUG.. women’s groups.. peace groups.. Maori groups.. banners.. chants.. balloons.. speakers at rally .. poor media coverage.. TV didn’t want to handle the march at all..

 

13:40

Bronwyn Dean (Christchurch march) – it was a very nice, happy march.. hecklers were insignificant.. good natured.. the public was quite curious.. surprised, interested and jealous.. some young men jeered..

 

15:14

Yoka Neumann (Dunedin march) – pink and black Friday in Dunedin.. we were apprehensive.. we put up posters everywhere.. Otago Daily Times said 500, but I would say 750 – 1000.. all the groups.. HUG.. lesbians and gay men.. students.. lots of just ordinary Dunedin citizens.. route of march.. three speakers at rally .. Octagon.. we had balloons and streamers.. I’d have liked more colour.. Lesbian and Gay Rights Now.. poor media coverage.. especially the Otago Daily Times..

 

20:50

Sounds from the Wellington march .. chants “we’re here because we’re queer.. if you’re gay and you know it clap your hands.. gay rights.. we will live our lives in freedom..”

 

22:30

Glenda Gale (at the Wellington march) – “I’d like to thank you all for coming out.. In the past we have been easily silenced.. don’t be fooled - a closet is not a safe place..”

 

23:50

Linda Evans – opportunities to march .. this afternoon march alongside the Salvation Army .. and then when they present the petition at parliament..

 

24:40

Last weekend was the sixtieth anniversary of Wellington East College..

 

25:00

“Here Come The Lesbians” - Meg Christian.. music track

 

28:00

Linda Evans – what’s on: The Club.. Lesbian Coalition.. Amazons.. Working Class Lesbians.. Lesbian Line..

 

 

Lesbian Programme (15 September 1985) music request show, introduced by Shar – Access Radio Wellington

 

31:00

“Ode to a Gym Teacher” - Meg Christian

 

34:00

music track

 

37:55

“Punk Passion”

 

39:45

“Snowing in Brooklyn”

 

44:25

“I Only Want to be with You” – Dusty Springfield

 

47:14

“Mountain Song” - Meg Christian

 

48:10

“I Love the Night Life”

 

51:10

What’s On: The Club.. Lesbian Coalition – soup and discussion night.. Winter Solstice .. Nostalgia Night.. Stonewall day.. dance in Palmerston North.. Breathing Space Group.. Lesbian Line..

 

52:50

“I Am What I Am” Gloria Gaynor

 

56:30

Music fades.. 2YB announcer and then..

 

56:40

Talking Union programme

 


   



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