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Discrete CollectionsHall-Carpenter Archives
TitleGLC Gay Rights Working Party
Ref NoHCA/GLC Gay Rights Working Party
LevelCollection
Date1976-1987
Extent7 boxes and 1 file
Admin Biographical HistoryThe Greater London Council Gay Rights Working Party was formed in 1981 to investigate gay issues in the London area. Its work culminated in the publication of 'Changing the world: a London charter for gay and lesbian rights' (GLC, London, 1985). The working party was particularly concerned with employment rights and police attitudes, and liaised with gay groups throughout the capital. It ceased to exist following the dissolution of the GLC in 1986.
DescriptionPapers of the Greater London Council (GLC) Gay Rights Working Party, 1976-1987, notably minutes and working papers, 1981-1986, including material of the Gay London Police Monitoring Group, 1982; papers relating to the production and publication of 'Changing the world: a London charter for gay and lesbian rights' (1985), 1984-1985, including early drafts and administrative and financial material; files of background material on gay issues collated during the compilation of the Charter, 1976-1986, on subjects including discrimination in housing and employment, the GLC Gay Society, homosexual civil rights, gay organisations, and the GLC Women's Committee; correspondence, 1982-1986, mainly relating to the work undertaken by the working party, and its future following the dissolution of the GLC.
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