Allan Horsfall – Labour Party member, local councillor, founder of both the North West Homosexual Law Reform Committee and the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and a long time resident of Bolton – passed away recently at the age of 84.

In 1964, from his miner’s cottage in Atherton, Greater Manchester, he formed the North West Committee for Homosexual Law Reform, which mutated into the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in 1971. At its height CHE boasted over 130 local groups and more than 5,000 members. It was the most successful attempt in this country to create a mass-membership democratic LGBT organisation.

An event is being held at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday 20 October starting at 11:00am to honour his memory and celebrate his life and achievements. Doors open from 10:30. It is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend, especially people who have memories of Allan which they would like to share.

For more information, contact Sarah McNally at the LGF 0845 3 30 30 30.

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