Albany Trust

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The Albany Trust is a registered charity, set up in 1958, to support the work of the Homosexual Law Reform Society (HLRS) and campaign for the implementation of the Wolfenden Report to legalise sex between men. As a campaigning organisation, the HLRS could not become a charity in its own right. The secretary of the Albany Trust for many years was Antony Grey.

The trust got its name from the residential chambers in Albany, Piccadilly, where Jacquetta Hawkes and her husband J. B. Priestley lived, and where early meetings of the trustees and of the executive of the Homosexual Law Reform Society were frequently held.

The Trust has since broadened its activities, and is now a professional therapy service for individuals and couples needing emotional and psychological help.

Trustees

The founding trustees were [1] A E Dyson, founder of the Homosexual Law Reform Society; Jacquetta Hawkes; Kenneth Walker, the surgeon, psychiatrist, and sexologist who was the first chairman of the executive committee of the Homosexual Law Reform Society; the Rev. Hallidie Smith, a young married clergyman who was the first secretary of the Homosexual Law Reform Society; and Ambrose Appelbe, a solicitor.

References

  1. Quest for Justice, Antony Grey, 1992