Nelson gay rights icon dies, aged 84

By Peter Magill, Chief reporter Nelson gay rights icon dies, aged 84 A GAY rights icon — who lobbied as a Nelson councillor for the decriminialisation of homosexuality has died at the age of 84.
Allan Horsfall, who served as a Labour borough councillor between 1958 and 1961, was recognised as a pioneer of the gay rights movement.
He tabled a motion in 1959, urging Labour to remove the legal stigma, before going on to form the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in 1971.
Tributes have been led by fellow gay rights stalwart Peter Tatchell, who said “Allan was arguably the grandfather of the... read more

 
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