Albany Trust Records, Christian Response to Homosexuality

Span Dates: 1975-1976
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 1 folder


This collection consists of a folder of correspondence between Albany Trust and clerics, the British Council of Churches, the Methodist Church (Division of Social Responsibility), and Quest, a Catholic LGBTQ organization. The file also includes a circular regarding a Conference on Christian Response to Sexual Variation. Other documents in the Albany Trust Records note a conference called Consultation on the Church, Society and the Homosexual [date not noted].

Hist/Bio Note

Albany Trust was set up in 1958 by dedicated gay rights activists. The Albany Trust developed into a pioneering counseling organization for gay men, lesbians and sexual minorities. It was also at the forefront of campaigns to address the needs of LGBT+ individuals in the UK. Over the years, it challenged deep-seated homophobia within professions, within the Establishment, within the Church and the more intolerant sections of UK society. Anthony Grey was secretary as well as the "public face" of both the Albany Trust and the HLRS (the latter later being renamed the Sexual Law Reform Society). The dissemination of information was carried out through seminars and conferences, as well as publications. This programme began with a series of winter talks in 1963 and expanded into conferences resulting from research surveys. In addition, Albany Trust staff and members were involved in conferences sponsored by other organizations.

Finding Aid

A finding aid can be accessed through a search for Reference Number "HCA/ALBANY TRUST"in the archives catalog of London School of Economics, Hall Carpenter Collections.


This collection is held in the Hall Carpenter Archives at the London School of Economics Library, Women's Collection room. LSE Library, 10 Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD


United Kingdom | Quest | Church of England (Anglican) | Gay Liberation Movement