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Discrete CollectionsHall-Carpenter Archives
TitleDyson, Anthony Edward, 1928-2002, lecturer and gay activist
Extent1 box
Admin Biographical HistoryIn 1957, the Wolfenden Report proposed that homosexual behaviour between consenting adults in private no longer be considered a criminal offence. On 7 March 1958, a letter, drafted by Anthony Edward Dyson and signed by a number of eminent individuals, appeared in The Times supporting the Wolfenden recommendation.
Dyson was instrumental in the creation of the Homosexual Law Reform Society in 1958, and became one of the original Trustees of the Albany Trust, a counselling and research service for the gay community, in the same year.
DescriptionPapers of Anthony Edward Dyson, 1958, 1990 and 1995, comprising:
letters sent to Dyson in response to the letter to The Times supporting the recommendation of the Wolfenden Committee for the decriminalisation of homosexuality;
a file relating to the formation of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, 1958;
correspondence about to the magazine 'Christian' and the 'Charter of Homosexual Rights'.
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