The Annual General Meeting and Conference of CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. The main speaker will be the writer and critic Nicholas de Jongh. We also plan to show a short film from the 1980s, featuring a well-known CAGS member in a very different context. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
Campaign for Homosexual Equality
Come and hear the gay activist and historian Professor Jeffrey Weeks. He'll be bringing copies of the new edition of his book Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. After a break for light refreshments, Peter Scott-Presland will talk on “Punting with Pride”. We also plan an update on recent CHE activity, and plans for LGBT History Month. Light refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come.
Peter Scott-Presland will be talking about the origins of CHE and his book Amiable Warriors. An LGBT History Month event.
The main speaker will be the author and secularist Terry Sanderson. His books include Adventures of a Happy Homosexual. Hear what CHE has been doing over the last year, and put questions to the Executive. Refreshments provided. No charge, but it would help our planning if you let us know you intend to come along.
The main speaker will be Stuart Feather, author of Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation and the Making of the Radical Queens (to be published in February). Stuart was a member of the Gay Liberation Front from the beginning to the bitter end. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but it would help with planning if you could let us know you intend to come.
London Metropolitan Archives' 13th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer History conference focuses on community history, collecting, caring for, sharing and understanding our heritage, inspired by the Speak Out oral history project. Ross plans to be there, with a stall showcasing CHE and the LGBT Archive Project. Tickets £10, concessions £7.50.
Andrew Lumsden will talk about his researches on the Labouchere Amendment (which introduced the offence of 'Gross Indecency' in 1885). There will also be a film about the early days of the Gay Liberation Front, and a discussion about GLF and CHE. All welcome, no charge, refreshments provided, but it would help with planning if you could let us know you intend to come.
Pre-launch event for next year's LGBT History Month.3:30–7:30pm Marketplace for LGBT stakeholders in the Old Hall (Ross manning the CHE stall).4:30–6pm FREE Workshops/CPD for Teachers, Youth Workers, Faith Group Leaders & Librarians. 7:30–9:15pm The ‘Showcase’ in the Fitzpatrick Hall see website for more on 2016 theme of Religion, Belief and Philosophy (tickets £5).
The Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Speakers will include Sue Sanders and Jeff Evans of Schools Out / LGBT History Month, talking about ways our organisations can work together. We'll be reviewing progress on Amiable Warriors and discussing future plans. All welcome, but it would help our planning if you could let us know if you intend to come. Refreshments provided.
The main speaker will be the psychologist and researcher Donald West, perhaps better known as D. J. West, author of Homosexuality, first published in 1955, which for many years was the standard book on the subject. More recently he has come out as gay, which would have been almost impossible in the 1950s, and published his life story, Gay Life Straight Work. We will also be showing a vintage CHE video, possibly including a current CAGS member in his younger days. Open to all, no charge, refreshments provided.