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NGOCampaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE)
AddressCHE, P. O. Box 342, London, WC1X 0DU
Telephone07702 326 151
Background InformationThe Campaign For Homosexual Equality (CHE) campaigns to change societal attitudes towards homosexuals and bisexuals in England and Wales. The body has its roots in the North Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee, started by Allan Horsfall and Colin Harvey in 1964 to provide a more robust campaigning alternative to the Homosexual Law Reform Society. The Committee for Homosexual Equality was formed in 1969, enjoying a hey-day in the 1970s and early 1980s, with more than 6,000 members and 100 local groups. During this period CHE successfully campaigned to have the decriminalisation of gay sex extended from England and Wales to Scotland and Northern Ireland. The current name was adopted in 1971. Sources:; Lent 2001 pp14-15, 91-3
Year Created1969
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesNorth Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee; Committee for Homosexual Equality (1969-1971)
Related OrganisationsHomosexual Law Reform Society
KeywordsEquality, discrimination and prejudice; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Sexuality and sexual activity; Wales.
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