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.Ray Gosling & Allan HorsfallWe 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 AppealAll 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.