LevelCollection
Reference numberDDX 3085
TitleCampaign for Homosexual Equality - Lancaster and Morecambe
Date1974-1996
DescriptionMost of the records in this collection relate to the mid 1970s, covering the early years of the Lancaster and Morecambe branch of CHE. As well as records and newsletters of local branch activities there is a wide range of material relating to the organisation on a national level, and on other groups working within the area of gay rights.
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Image DescriptionPublicity material produced by CHE to both promote the work of the group and to challenge preconceived ideas about homosexuality.
Background InformationCHE evolved from the North-Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee, founded in 1963, and became a national organisation in 1969. It fights for:
-acceptance of homosexual and bisexual people by society as fully entitled to lead their lives openly
-social and legal equality between all men and women
-reform of laws which deny this equality
-the eradication of the prejudice and hostility faced by the homosexual
-the creation of social meeting places where homosexual men and women and heterosexual men and women may gather in a congenial atmosphere

The Lancaster and Morecambe branch of CHE was founded in 1975.
CustodialHistoryRecords were deposited by William Fuge, former membership secretary for the Lancaster and Morecambe branch of CHE.
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