The UK gay Humanist charity the Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is saddened to learn of the death of one of the great pioneers of LGBT rights, Allan Horsfall.
Allan Horsfall founded the North-West Homosexual Law Reform Committee in 1964 when he was a Labour councillor. This preceded the Campaign for Homosexual Equality of which he became the long-standing president.
Details of this are given in H Montgomery Hyde’s superb book The Other Love: A Historic and Contemporary Survey of Homosexuality in Britain first published in 1970.
The PTT’s Secretary George Broadhead said:
As former secretary of the Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA), I recall Allan joining GALHA in 1992 and he contributed this article to its magazine.
Like another prominent gay Humanist Anthony Grey who died in 2010, Allan made an invaluable contribution to the campaign for LGBT rights.
A tribute to Allan’s life and work will be given at a Humanist funeral ceremony to be held at Overdale Crematorium, Bolton, at 2.45 on 6 September 2012.