Happy LGBT+ History month!

Did you know that the Campaign for Homosexuality (CHE) held their first ever public meeting in July 1971 in Burnley Library in response to the proposed opening of a local a Gay Club?

Lancashire LGBT Chief Executive Lewis Turner had the chance to meet and speak with those who attended that very meeting in 1971 when the plaque was first unveiled to the public in 1971.

The CHE was the second life of the Northern Committee of the North Western Committee for Homosexual Law Reform. It played a crucial part in the decriminalisation of “homosexual activities” in 1967.

The LGBTQ+ community in Lancashire, and the UK, owe a great deal to those who met on that day.