There was widespread fear and disgust of homosexuals and transgender people in society. Most camps (homosexuals) hid but some faced this world as queers, lessos, poofs or “practising homosexuals”.

Activists like Charlie Bowers believed the camp commercial world had reasons to keep clear of the gay rights movement.




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091009 CB


Bowers, Charlie 


Date of interview9 Oct 2009


Access: No special conditions


Charlie talks about: Vietnam War; CAMP; Michael Cass; John Ware; Christabel Poll; Balmain; Dennis Altman; Craig Johnston; Lex Watson; Gay Liberation; Homosexual Law Reform; Catholic Church; Council for Civil Liberties; Neville Wran; Frank Walker; Club 80; Peter Bonsall-Boone; Sydney University


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