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CHERT – The CHE Research Trust

c/o London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN             Our 2022 Annual Report is now available as a PDF.

Introducing the CHE Research Trust

This is the website for the CHE Research Trust (CHERT) which has been established by CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, and was registered in March 2022 by the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) – number 1198217. CHERT has six members, its founding trustees, and a large number of Associate Members or supporters, most of whom had been members of CHE.

CHE and CHERT held a join Conference in October 2022 (Minutes available here – PDF), combining the public launch of CHERT and the the 50th CHE Conference). It agreed a new constitution for CHE; the main function of CHE henceforward is to support the work of CHERT, and the Trustees of CHERT are now ex officio the  Executive Committee of CHE.


The objects of the CIO are:

  • (1) To advance education for the public benefit about the history of the struggle for LGBT+ rights, including but not limited to the origins and history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and by contributing to the safe preservation of LGBT+ archives.
  • (2) To promote equality and diversity by encouraging a deeper understanding of the causes and progress of changes in public acceptance of LGBT+ rights.

See the full Constitution of the new CIO, and the CHERT page (brief details only as yet) on the Charity Commission website.


The CIO can promote its objects by:[1]

  • Making grants to organisations[2]
  • Sponsoring or undertaking research
  • Holding workshops, conferences, seminars and/or lectures.

Further informationPage 1 of 2022 Annual Report

Our first Annual report is now available as a PDF.

For more about the process that led up to the formation of CHERT, see the 'Transition to charitable status' page on the CHE website.

We welcome new people to become supporters (Associate Members) of CHERT. If interested, please download the membership form (PDF) and return it to us.

For more information, please contact You can also sign up to receive our regular email mailngs.

[1] – from CHERT's submission to the Charity Commission.

[2] – CHERT is currently reviewing its budget and finances; we hope to be able to consider making grants once this process is complete.