with Dr Matt Cook, author of Queer London and Mark Simpson, author and journalist. Sponsored by CHE. Entry free but numbers limited, so please book your place: Stefan.Dickers@bishopsgate.org.uk, 020 7392 9200.
Campaign for Homosexual Equality
The main speaker will be Michael Peacock, gay male sex worker (trading as "Sleazy Michael") who was prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act for selling pornographic DVDs. Unusually, Michael pleaded not guilty: the DVDs in question all depicted adult men taking part in activities which were perfectly legal to perform, but allegedly illegal to depict. The jury at Southwark Crown Court found him not guilty on all counts.
Allan Horsfall was founder and life president of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and a very imortant campigner over the years for gay rights.
Gay Star News is chairing a debate at Heaven on Wednesday 25 July at 5.30pm on how to create a world class LGBT pride in London.
The meeting will be open to the public and bring together London’s LGBT businesses and community with leading gay organizations, stakeholders of all kinds and sponsors.
It comes after controversy rocked this year’s event held on Saturday (7 July). London was hosting World Pride but it was scaled back at the last minute with a rally cut short, floats taken out of the parade and an official street party in Soho cancelled.
Any member wishing to have an issue raised at the Executive should contact an Executive Member for more information.
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No charge; light refreshments provided.
The Conference will include a debate on censorship, with guest speakers Holly Combe of Feminists Against Censorship and Mike Frost, BDSM activist. Jonathan Harbourne of London 2018 will talk about the LGBT UK History Project.
Highlight of World Pride 2012. Now a walking parade with no floats. Some of us plan to march with the Older LGBT groups at the front of the parade (wearing red) under the Silver Rainbow banner: if you'd like to join us, please meet at 10:15 outside the Post Office, 11 Baker Street, London, W1U 6RR.