Gay discos, pubs and night spots sprang up around Darlinghurst, Kings Cross and Bondi Junction. "Oxford St" became code for homosexual in the late 1970's - early 1980's.

There were the first lesbian bars as described  by Roni McGarrigle




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050221 RM


McGarrigle, Roni


Date of interview21st February 2005


Access: No special conditions


Roni talks about: Pam Stein; Terri Smithton;  Paedophilia; Elsie’s Women’s Refuge; Youth Refuges; Violet and Bruce Roberts;  Frank Walker; Sandra Wilson; Leichhardt; Glebe; Ruby Reds; The Playground; The Exchange; Patches; Kim Banks;


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