Birmingham Gay Liberation Front
The early 1970s saw the emergence of the Birmingham Gay Liberation Front. Younger members of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) who wanted to take a more radical approach to gay rights formed the Birmingham group in 1971. A London group was set up first, which had strong personal links to the founders of the Birmingham group.
They originally met at the Quakers Meeting House then, after two years, they met at the CND run Peace Centre at 18 Moor Street, (where the back entrance to the Pavillions Shopping Centre now stands).
Apart from hosting the Gay Liberation Front National Conference in 1972, they also held regular weekly discos at the Shakespeare Pub on Summer Row and later larger dances at Digbeth Civic Hall.
They initially published their own newsletter called Birmingham Gay Liberation Front Newsletter. Later they published their own magazine called Gladrag