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Flashback to homosexual law reform

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

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  • 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]
Record date:9th July 2015
Audio courtesy of:Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ)
Location:Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
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