Radio Gala

This Radio Gala retrospective programme contains a rich collection of audio actuality from the 1985-86 period of homosexual law reform. Much of the material came from events in the Wellington region and was originally broadcast on Wellington Access Radio.

Radio Gala was a community radio programme that broadcast weekly on Auckland's community radio station in the 1990s.

Details

  • 0:00:15 - Introduction
  • 0:01:41 - Auckland Community Church advert
  • 0:02:25 - "As gays we have to create our own lives..."
  • 0:03:10 - Bigot Busters song (1985)
  • 0:08:15 - MP Norman Jones: I am a perfectly normal person
  • 0:08:30 - Front page of a young girl given a petition
  • 0:08:45 - Protest at the Salvation Army Citadel (31 March 1985, Wellington)
  • 0:09:13 - Neil Costelloe: now they're assaulting our reporters (31 March 1985, Wellington)
  • 0:09:20 - "Door-to-door collection pays for door-to-door petition"
  • 0:09:27 - Neil Costelloe
  • 0:09:52 - "Yes Jesus was gay"
  • 0:10:15 - Bill Logan [possibly meeting 1 April 1985, Lower Hutt]
  • 0:10:28 - MP Norman Jones [possibly meeting 1 April 1985, Lower Hutt]
  • 0:11:13 - Sir Peter Tait: I met this young man.. [possibly meeting 15 April 1985, Wellington Town Hall]
  • 0:12:30 - MP Norman Jones: back into the sewers [possibly meeting 15 April 1985, Wellington Town Hall]
  • 0:13:45 - "We’re fighting for our rights..."
  • 0:14:05 - Tighe Instone: we demand our rights as citizens of New Zealand
  • 0:15:50 - "We’re here because we're queer"
  • 0:16:15 - "Normal" Jones (Bigot Busters rally, 21 May 1985, Wellington Town Hall)
  • 0:16:46 - Alison Laurie: visibility (Bigot Busters rally, 21 May 1985, Wellington Town Hall)
  • 0:17:36 - Chants (Lesbian and Gay rights march, 24 May 1985, Wellington)
  • 0:18:08 - "We demand equality" (Lesbian and Gay rights march, 24 May 1985, Wellington)
  • 0:18:42 - MP Norman Jones in Parliament: a mecca for homosexuals
  • 0:19:12 - The establishment of a moral minority
  • 0:20:04 - Chant: age of consent - 16 (march in support of the Bill, 13 September 1985, Wellington)
  • 0:20:10 - Street preacher in Wellington: worse day in New Zealand
  • 0:20:20 - Chant: Get up stand up
  • 0:20:30 - Glenda Gale: we have had enough (march in support of the Bill, 13 September 1985, Wellington)
  • 0:21:25 - Send up of the Salvation Army
  • 0:23:00 - Linda Evans and co: Lesbian and Gay rights march and the Salvation Army
  • 0:24:00 - "If you've ripped up a petition clap your hands" .. "feed them to the lions"
  • 0:24:30 - "We are proud to be called Bible bangers .. but we are not bigots"
  • 0:24:40 - [Possibly Fran Wilde] as the anti-law reform petition is presented on the steps of Parliament (24 September 1985)
  • 0:26:28 - [unidentified person] - public discussion was the main achievement in 1985
  • 0:28:00 - MP Fran Wilde - being asked to sign the petition
  • 0:29:00 - "Happy birthday sweet 16" song
  • 0:29:50 - Third reading vote in Parliament (9 July 1986)
  • 0:30:40 - News report on the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (10 July 1986)
  • 0:32:30 - MP George Gair in Parliament: votes in favour of the Bill (9 July 1986)
  • 0:33:15 - MP John Banks in Parliament: responding to George Gair (9 July 1986)
  • 0:34:20 - MP Fran Wilde reflecting on the passing of the Bill (9 July 1986)
  • 0:35:50 - MP Graeme Lee: the people of this country will make sure this Bill is defeated (9 July 1986)
  • 0:36:40 - Major Rodney Knight, Salvation Army response: we respect the democratic system
  • 0:37:20 - Kate Leslie, New Zealand AIDS Foundation
  • 0:38:05 - Bill Logan, Gay Task Force
  • 0:41:11 - Gay Lesbian welfare telephone advert
  • 0:42:00 - Icebreakers advert
  • 0:43:00 - Gay history today
  • 0:46:30 - Disabled and gay - Gay Lesbian Welfare advert
  • 0:47:40 - Free pass to Westside Sauna
  • 0:48:20 - "The Right Time" by Judy Glenn - the proceeds of the song went to support the Homosexual Law Reform Bill
  • 0:53:00 - What's on in Auckland
  • 0:57:30 - On next week's programme

This recording (cassette 0323-A) includes audio from multiple sources - for more details visit the LAGANZ website.

Citation information

URL:http://www.pridenz.com/radio_gala_8_july_1990.html
Record date:8th July 1990
Audio courtesy of:Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ)