Groups. Clubs. Committees.

The London Monday Group.

The London Monday Group was founded in 1971, originally as CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) London Group 10. For a time it was known as the West London Group, but met over the years in various places in both West and Central London. In 1982, along with other CHE groups, it became independent, under the name “London Monday Group for Homosexual Equality”.

The London Monday Group is not formally linked to the Conservative Monday Club (which is a completely separate MP group that has nothing to do with Homosexual activism), nor to the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality (CGHE).

The Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality.

This group was affiliated to the Tory party. It was founded in 1975 by Professor Peter Campbell.  He also edited the CGHE newsletter, at the top of a copy of which he wrote:

“Dear John, many thanks for your letter. I have now inserted the entry about the hotel but can’t find the text about the Dutch venture. Could you please let me have another copy?”

Within the context of the Elm Guest House scandal it is assumed the John refers to John Rowe.  The Vice-Chairman of the CGHE at the time was John Holt, which presents another possibility.

Peter Campbell’s Obituary states:

As chairman and later vice-president of the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality, Campbell fought an uphill and often lonely battle to persuade his fellow Tories that “homosexuality, like left-handedness, is a fact of life about some people who do not differ in other respects from the majority” and not, as some claimed, a matter of “seduction, corruption, perversion or whim”.

Perhaps that piece needs to be re-written.

The Chairman of the CGHE from 1980-1985 was Ian Harvey, an ex-politician who went into public relations and managed many Conservative campaigns.

The Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE).

The CHE was a non-politically affiliated organisation that grew out of the North Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee.  It formally became the Committee for Homosexual Equality in 1969. In 1971 it changed its name from Committee to Campaign.

It was not formally linked to the CGHE but as you have read, it was linked to the London Monday Group.

From 1972 until he left to become Chairman of the CGHE in 1980, Ian Harvey was the Vice-President of CHE.

Ian Harvey was also a speaker at various London CHE Group meetings, including one at (Marylebone & Paddington) CHE group 6 in 1977 where he is listed as speaking about “GayCon – the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality”. So he was evidently active in both CHE and the CGHE at that time.

Mr Harvey was also the Chairman of Paddington Conservative Association from 1980 to 1983, at the same time as he was active in the (Marylebone & Paddington) CHE Group 6 and the CGHE.

Other speakers at CHE Group 6 in the late 1970’s include Patricia Hewitt (NCCL, later Liberty), Kenneth baker MP, David Hockney (who recently had a young man die at his house in unexplained circumstances) and, although not named individually “members of the Paedophile Information Exchange”.

Ian Harvey was allegedly a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange and wrote about “good and bad” paedophiles in a letter to Gay News. Harvey links CHE/Monday Group, CGHE and PIE together.

On a side note, there was one archive file that access was not allowed to within the CHE archive.  It was titled “Paedophilia”.

The Gay Liberation Front.

The GLF was a short-lived and loose patchwork of  Homosexuals who became frustrated with traditional campaigning.  They favoured direct action. Formed in 1970, by 1974 the GLF had splintered into several groups who each had their own methodology and agendas.

The magazine Gay News and the Organisation for Lesbian and Gay Action (OLGA) are representative of those who created new entities from the embers of the GLF. Gay News contained at least one Paedophile within its staff ranks and OLGA members openly campaigned for Paedophile rights.

Spartacus owner John D Stamford was part of the Gay Liberation Front. At the time they were campaigning he had a slight problem.

“In the spring of 1971 the magazine Spartacus was forced to close down after its editor John Stamford had been charged with sending indecent material through the post”.

– Peers, Queers, and Commons By Stephen Jeffrey-Poulter

Can of worms to be fully opened and thrown in several directions soon.

Groups. Clubs. Committees.