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Remembering Neil Costelloe

In this podcast Jayne (sitting by an open fire) remembers her brother Neil Costelloe. Neil was very active in the fight for homosexual law reform in the mid-1980s. A few years later he died from AIDS-related causes in April 1990. Neil's quilt panel on the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt can be viewed here.

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Neil Costelloe photographed for Pink TriangleNeil Costelloe being arrested during the homosexual law reform campaignNeil Costelloe at primary schoolPoster design by Neil CostelloeNeil Costelloe and partner David in LondonPoster design by Neil CostelloeNew Zealand AIDS Memorial quilt panel for Neil Costelloe


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Record date:9th April 2016
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Interviewer:Gareth Watkins