Flashback to homosexual law reform

A short video highlighting some of the people and actions during homosexual law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (1985-1986).

Details

Images courtesy of David Hindley.

Audio courtesy of the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand. For more information visit http://www.laganz.org.nz

Audio details:

  • Go back into the sewers - MP Norman Jones, LAGANZ 0080-B (1985) [Peter Nowland Collection]
  • As citizens of this country we demand our rights - Tighe Instone, LAGANZ 0080-B (ca.1985) [Peter Nowland collection]
  • It is against the law of nature - Patricia Bartlett, LAGANZ 0080-B (ca.1985) [Peter Nowland collection]
  • Salvation Army Band/Gay Rights medley – featuring Linda Evans, LAGANZ 0501-AB (22 September 1985) [Peter Nowland collection]
  • Yes, Jesus was Gay, LAGANZ 0080-B0(ca.1985) [Peter Nowland collection]
  • 835,000 New Zealanders don't want to know about this Bill - MP John Banks, LAGANZ 0234-B (25 March 1986) [Parliamentary broadcast]
  • Audio from a rally in Wellington - featuring Glenda Gale, LAGANZ 0501-AB (13 September 1985) Gay Broadcasting Collective [Peter Nowland collection]
  • This started as a campaign in our interests, but it has become wider - Bill Logan, LAGANZ 0502-A (11 July 1985) [Public meeting, unknown recorder]

Additional images courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library (Dominion Post collection).

Image details:

  • Politician Peter Tait and businessman Keith Hay, carrying boxes into Parliament containing the petition against homosexual law reform. Photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer on the 24th of September 1985. Petition against homosexual law reform presented at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand. Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1985/4285/25-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22483286
  • Flag bearers lined up outside Parliament, Wellington, during the presentation of the petition against homosexual law reform. Photographed by a staff photographer of the Dominion newspaper on the 24th of September 1985. Presentation of petition against homosexual law reform. Dominion post (Newspaper) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: Dom/1985/0924/1/33-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23042977
  • National Party Member of Parliament, Norm Jones, raises his walking stick after receiving a petition opposing the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, Parliament, Wellington. Shows Graeme Lee (centre) and Geoff Braybrooke (right) applauding, with the 91 boxes containing the petition stacked in the background. Photograph taken 24 September 1985 by Evening Post staff photographer Phil Reid. Presentation of petition opposing the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, Parliament, Wellington - Photograph taken by Phil Reid. Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1985/4306/7-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23138734
  • MP Gerald Wall addressing supporters of homosexual law reform, Parliament grounds, Wellington New Zealand. Photographed by an Evening Post staff photographer 12 June 1975. Member of Parliament Gerald Wall addressing homosexual law reform supporters, Parliament grounds, Wellington, New Zealand. Dominion post (Newspaper) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers. Ref: EP-Ethics-Demonstrations-Homosexual Law Reform-02. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22828053
  • March of some 2500 supporters of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill were preceded down Willis Street by an unidentified ant-homosexual campaigner. Photographed by Evening Post staff photographer Ross Giblin 24 May 1985. Anti homosexual law reform protestor, Wellington, New Zealand - Photograph taken by Ross Giblin. Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1985/2382/6-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23230949
  • People marching in Wellington, New Zealand, in support of gay rights and the Homosexual Law Reform Bill. Here the marchers head up Cuba Street to Pigeon Park. Photographed by Evening Post staff photographer Ross Giblin 24 May 1985. Demonstration in support of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, Wellington, New Zealand - Photograph taken by Ross Giblin. Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1985/2384/14-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23224785

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