Craig Archive MS1091/2/2
Despite the Wolfenden Committee’s recommendation to decriminalise consensual gay sex in private between adults, it was another decade before this was enacted by the Sexual Offences Act of 1967.
In 1958, the Homosexual Law Reform Society formed to campaign for implementation of the Wolfenden recommendations, reaching critical mass in 1960 when one of their meetings, at London’s Caxton Hall, was attended by over 1000 people.
The Society sent this list of their committee members to the Progressive League, urging for a unified campaign. The numerous writers detailed on the list ensures its place in an exhibition outlining queer literature.