The Homosexual Law Reform Society (HLRS) was an organisation that campaigned in the United Kingdom for changes in the laws that criminalised homosexual relations between men.
As a member of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, Allan Horsfall is widely credited with helping bring about the decriminalisation of male homosexual activity.
The impact of that law reform had wide social consequences – Peter Tatchell described Allan as “one of the grandfathers of the gay rights movement in Britain” and “one of the truly great pioneers of LGBT equality in Britain”.
The short list for the Allan Horsfall Gay Times Honour is as follows:
- LGBT Switchboard (LGBT+ helpline and support network)
- LGBT History Month (An initiative to promote equality and diversity through education)
- UK Black Pride (Promotes unity and co-operation among people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent)
- Gay Pride (as an annual event, UK-wide) (Recognises all organisers of Pride events nation-wide)
- Albert Kennedy Trust (Supports homeless LGBT+ youth in crisis)
- Linda Bellos OBE (Politician and activist)
- GALOP (LGBT+ anti-violence charity)
On Saturday 18 November 2017, Gay Times will present Gay Times Honours – an evening that will recognise organisations and individuals who have had a tremendous impact over the past 50 years on what it means to live openly and freely as LGBT+ people in Britain today.
The Gay Times Honours will be presented at the National Portrait Gallery, which was founded in 1856 to promote, through portraits, the appreciation of men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and which has a long history of providing a platform for the voices of the LGBT+ community.