Over the festival weekend, I’m launching Amiable Warriors, the history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). Founded in 1964 as the North West local committee of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, CHE mutated over the next few years into the largest LGBT organisation this country has ever known.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern gay rights movement in October 7th 2014 The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) are organising a tribute and celebration in honour of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the […]
One of the most long-standing LGBT activists in the UK has died at the age of 82. He was a founder of the world’s oldest gay Jewish organisations and an activist with the Campaign for Homosexual Equality as his close friend David Solomon explains. It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform […]
Allan Horsfall, one of the founding fathers of the modern Lesbian and Gay Rights (LGBT) Movement, will be remembered at an all-day event in Manchester Town Hall on Saturday October 20th 2012. Horsfall, who died on August 30th, would have been 85 on this day. The event will take place in the Banqueting Suite 11am […]
Allan was arguably the grandfather of the modern gay rights movement in Britain. He was first active for gay law reform in the late 1950s. In 1964, he founded Britain’s first ever grassroots, gay-led rights organisation, the Manchester-based North-West Homosexual Law Reform Committee, which became the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in 1971. In the 1970s […]