Into the Streets: Day 2 - Session 2: CAMP and the early days

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Show simple item record French, Robert Bonsall-Boone, Peter Watson, Lex Trebilco, Peter Eglington, Col Thomas, Lynn Wills, Sue Chetcuti, Joseph Bowers, Charlie 2010-10-05T01:41:14Z 2012-12-15T03:13:08Z 2010-10-05T01:41:14Z 2012-12-15T03:13:08Z 2010-09-25
dc.description University of Technology, Sydney. Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September 2010 A chant of the early gay & lesbian movement – “Out of the Closets & Into the Streets! Out of the Bars & Into the Streets!” provides the theme for a major conference to be held at the University of Technology, Sydney on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September 2010 on the beginnings of open lesbian and gay activism in Australia. With the public announcement of the founding of Campaign Against Moral Persecution, or CAMP, in September 1970, John Ware and Christabel Poll became the first openly self-identified homosexuals in Australia. The consequences of their action went far beyond that of establishment of one organisation -- it marked the beginning of a gay and lesbian movement in this country. This conference aims to explore the social, political and cultural background that led to the announcement, and its wider repercussions and consequences. While there will be a focus on Sydney, we want this to be a national conference. Experiences around Australia provide an important contrast and illustrate different models of activism. Within a year of the formation of CAMP, an informal network of organisations had grown up around Australia. Other states too mirrored the split in the movement that took place with the formation of the (supposedly) more radical Gay Liberation groups, especially on university campuses, and the beginnings of an autonomous radical lesbian movement around Australia. en
dc.description.abstract Panel: Peter Bonsall-Boone Joseph Chetcuti, Lynn Thomas, Col Eglington, Peter Trebilco, Charlie Bowers, Sue Wills, Lex Watson Chair: Robert French en
dc.description.sponsorship Sydney’s Pride History Group
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre
dc.relation.ispartofseries Into the Streets;8
dc.subject gender minorities en
dc.subject activism en
dc.subject social movements en
dc.subject women en
dc.title Into the Streets: Day 2 - Session 2: CAMP and the early days en
dc.type Recording, oral en
utslib.copyright.status Open Access

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