Program Synopsis

Zoning Adult Sex Establishments,
part 1: Public Testimony


AIDS Community Television #144
originally telecast 10/2/95

Last summer, Mayor Rudy Guiliani propagated a "quality-of-life" initiative censoring the locations of adult sex establishments throughout New York City by the use of zoning regulations. This program documents public testimonies before the City Planning Commission.

"Some people speaking of quality of life forget that people may actually want different qualities of life."

"All of us are united in the conviction that censorship of what we see and hear and read constitutes an unacceptable dictatorship over our minds and a dangerous opening to religious, political, artistic and intellectual repression."

"The real obscenity is people controlling other's access to such materials"