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Homosexual passengers on board the Marchioness

Title
Homosexual passengers on board the Marchioness
Genre
Interview
TX Date
26 Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:02:34
Description
Jenny Wilson of Stonewall on the warning sent to police after the Marchioness pleasure boat sank in the Thames that 120 homosexuals were on board. She says sexuality was irrelevant and dismisses the argument rescue workers were warned because of the AIDS risk. Male interviewer not identified. For AM programme.
Contributors
Jenny Wilson
Keywords
Accidents; Deaths; London; Police; Homosexuality; Rivers; River Thames; Boats; AIDS; Disasters (events); Rescue work; HIV; AM (radio programme); Marchioness; Bowbelle; Southwark Bridge; Marchioness disaster (1989)

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