Parties that followed on from the 10 o'clock pub and bar closing are remembered as rare opportunities for camps to have fun, dress up and meet the person of their dreams, even if it was for one night.

Gary Schliemann remembers parties at the Pet Shop.


Gay Liberation split from CAMP. It had other ideas about change. 

There were a couple of Centres and Gary Schliemann describes what happened there.


Like Gay Motorcycle Clubs, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was an American idea that crossed the Pacific and blossomed in Sydney.

It was formed by gay activists and Gary Schliemann talks about how the Sisters came about.




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090530 GS


Schliemann, Gary


Date of interview30th May 2009


Access: Special conditions


Gary talks about: Robin Winkler; Tap Room Carlton Rex; the Pet Shop; Bottoms Up Bar; Moratorium; Neil Hutchinson; Aquarius dances; Sydney Gay Liberation; Australia Street; Terry Rolfe; Terry Bell; Gay Pride Week; Dennis Freeney; 33a Glebe Point Road; Craig Johnston; Radical Effeminism; Neil McConaghy; Fabian LoSchiavo; John Lee; Diane Minnis; Dennis Altman; Paul Foss; Brian McGahen; CAMP; David McDiarmid; Jim Wafer; Men Opposing Patriarchy; Jeff Hayler;  4th National Homosexual Conference; Frank Walker; Mardi Gras; Lance Gowland; Gay Liberation Quire; Radi cal Faeries; Gaywaves Collective; Peter Mitchell; Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; ACON; Ian Gray; 


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