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CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) submitted a motion on a Statute of Limitation to this year's Annual General Meeting of LIBERTY (The National Council for Civil Liberty).

The motion had been passed unanimously by CHE in 2008 and CHE has been affiliated to LIBERTY for more than 20 years.

But just submitting this motion has resulted in LIBERTY chucking CHE out – after saying the motion was unacceptable for debate.

So much for LIBERTY
So much for free speech
So much for fair debate

More news later

Money Appeal

All the time we’ve been operating we’ve only had our own little bits of money Plus sometimes £20 or so for doing a talk to a Gay group - So we’ve not had a bank account.
But CHE have now given us £500 in a cheque. Ta.
And we’ve opened a bank account so we can now appeal for funds.

We also now have a PAYPAL account!

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This website is run by Allan Horsfall and Ray Gosling.

Ray has recently told on regional BBC TV of a lover long ago and his death from Aids. It was within a film about dying. And Ray got maybe a bit carried away in his empathy with others he'd interviewed who had told them of their terrible times with husband/wife/lover and Ray said words – and Ray is a story teller – but he said words that should have been qualified.

"Little did I know my short film  for the BBC East Midlands where I have a close intimate relationship with viewers over many many films would become a big worldwide item. I have had hundreds of e-mails and letters of support, sympathy and “Oh you silly bugger”. Thank you. I have had conversations of sadness with members of the lad I loved's family and I have tried to protect his identity. I have nothing more to say on death. I AM writing a big book on sex - the loves I've had, the lads I've chased and not got and the lads with whom I have. In this book this incident will not feature or not much. I shall continue to protect as best I can the identity of the beautiful witty sexy young man I so loved and so loved me. And I shall now on this moment of a long life as best I can shut up."

 

Allan Horsfall was the founder of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Ray Gosling a journalist of sorts whose relevant credits include the hour-long Bolton Seven documentary for Channel 4 and Sex with Boys for the New Statesman.

Over recent years Allan and Ray have been watching, befriending and remembering how things were - and are now. Some parts of gay life have improved and younger visitors to this site may find it hard to believe some of the instances of prejudice, bigotry and fear encountered by gay men and women in the not-too-distant past. For the sophisticated metropolitan there have been enormous advances, but for others life has coarsened and to an element worsened - and opportunities for some sort of friendship have decreased.

We are particularly concerned at the vulnerability of older men to false allegations, some of them historic having happened 20 or so years ago

We've watched, supported and sometimes advised men caught up in appalling prosecutions during recent and ongoing current times in Lancashire - but we're certain similar is going on all over the country and this website hopes to show the bigger picture.

Allan Horsfall and Ray Gosling
Ray Gosling & Allan Horsfall
We are becoming increasingly worried at the way these allegations emerge, including the dreadful and highly questionable 'recovered memory syndrome'.
The involvement of powerful vested interests, dedicated for their careers' sakes, they nail a conviction that results in severe prison sentences. Even if the allegations were true it is in our view unjust and unnecessary - and ironically would not have happened 30 years ago in supposedly intolerant times.
 

Money Appeal

All the time we’ve been operating we’ve only had our own little bits of money Plus sometimes £20 or so for doing a talk to a Gay group - So we’ve not had a bank account.
But CHE have now given us £500 in a cheque. Ta.
And we’ve opened a bank account so we can now appeal for funds.

To monitor court cases has involved and does involve

  • Expense of travel plus the usual photocopying,
  • Website, letter writing etc.
  • We shall also be shortly appealing for help
  • To maintain and expand GAYMONITOR
  • In both Court Watching Work
  • And the Historical Archive part of GAY MONITOR.
 

 

 
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