Portsmouth CHE Group

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Portsmouth CHE Group was founded in Portsmouth in June 1972, and was recognised as a CHE group in November 1972. It was formed from South West Hants CHE Group[1]. This group appears to have dissolved. A Portsmouth group was 'revived' in Jan 1980 and called the Portsmouth Gay Community Society, meeting at the Community Advice Centre in Church Road [2]. By 1981 it known as Portsmouth CHE and was meeting at the King's Hotel in Southsea [3]. In September 1982 a new Portsmouth CHE group was formed as a breakaway from the Portsmouth Gay Community Society. The CHE group held meetings in the Central Library [4].


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  1. Amiable Warriors Volume One, page 575.
  2. Gay Solent Newsletter no 48 April 1983
  3. First on Friday night and then on Wednesdays at 8.30 pm (letter to Steve Power 9 Sept 1981 from young gay man (private collection))
  4. Gay Solent Newsletter no 48 April 1983