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Discrete CollectionsHall-Carpenter Archives
TitleConservative Group for Homosexual Equality (later Tory Campaign for Homosexual Equality)
Ref NoHCA/CGHE
LevelCollection
Date1977-1996
Extent2 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryThe Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality was a voluntary organisation founded in 1976 to lobby Conservative Party opinion in favour of gay rights and to provide a political balance within the gay movement. The group was revived in 1980, and a constitution drawn up and adopted on 28 March 1981, establishing an elected Executive Committee to oversee the running of the Group. CGHE was succeeded by TORCHE (Tory Campaign for Homosexual Equality), which now has upwards of 400 members within the Conservative Party.
DescriptionPapers of the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality (CGHE)and TORCHE papers, notably a draft constitution and a copy of the constitution adopted on 28 Mar 1981; leaflets; material relating to the Gay Social Democrats; material relating to the LibGAG; minutes; newsletters and periodicals; correspondence with Conservative local authority councillors; David Starkey correspondence; TORCHE meetings minutes.
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