The papers are arranged in the following sections: annual reports, Executive Committee papers, National Council papers, newsletters, correspondence, financial papers, local groups, conference papers, working parties and campaigns, reports, leaflets and pamphlets, papers of other organisations, general papers and the Discrimination Commission. The first meeting was held on 4 June , but the formal launch took place with a semi-public meeting on 7 Oct of the same year. Throughout the s, CHE was the main British homophile organisation, growing from members in to 2, members and 60 local groups by Its activities included canvassing for further law reforms, providing educational material for use in schools, and attempting to influence the provision of medical, psychiatric and social services.
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Campaign for Homosexual Equality
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The Campaign for Homosexual Equality CHE is a membership organisation in the United Kingdom with a stated aim from to promote legal and social equality for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in England and Wales, active in the mid s when it became involved in controversy by campaigning for an age of consent of 12 and support of a pro-paedophile group, its membership was horrified at the association and significant numbers left. The organisations were working closely together through social events, CHE at the time had members and was involved in campaigns and politics whereas Friend was a counselling service. In , the organisation received a substantial bequest from a former member, Derek Oyston of Gateshead. Lord Smith of Finsbury became a vice-president of the in February