CHESTERMAN, John, d 1996, gay activist

Scope and Content

Papers collected by John Chesterman relating to the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), 1970-1978, including a GLF manifesto, 1971; early GLF leaflets and fliers, 1971-1974, and other papers mainly relating to organised demonstrations; GLF diaries, [1971-1973]; papers relating to GLF regional and special interest groups, [1972], notably the London and South London GLF, the first gay squat, the GLF Counter Psychiatry Group, the Women's Liberation Workshop, Leeds GLF, Camden GLF and the transvestites newsletter; press cuttings and reports relating to GLF, 1970-1973, mainly concerning gay social life, and including the first mentions of GLF in print; material relating to gay publications, 1970-1972, such as Come Together and Gay News , including photographs of their production; material relating to the GLF campaign against Everything you always wanted to know about sex (W H Allen, London and New York, 1970) by David Robert Reuben, [1971]; material concerning GLF conferences, seminars and debates, 1971- 1972, including a typescript report on the first national GLF think-in at Leeds University and photographs of a debate at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh; GLF stickers.


The papers have been listed according to the files created by Chesterman.