The Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) has announced that a conference it is holding this Sunday, will be dedicated to the late long-time gay activist Michael Brown, who died last weekend.

In 2011 CHE presented him with the Derek Oyston Achievement Award. The conference on Sunday 7 July, will include recollections of Michael from some of those who knew him.

Brown died last weekend, at the age of 82. He was a founder of the world’s oldest gay Jewish organisations and an activist with the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

Brown joined the Homosexual Law Reform Society in 1957 and remained involved in it until partial decriminalisation of gay sex ten years later. He then became one of the original members of the Gay Liberation Front.

He lived for a time in Canada and the US, and remained active in the radical gay movement, co-founding the first Jewish gay group in the world, the Jewish Gay and Lesbian Group (JGLG), and later with the onset of the AIDS crisis, the Jewish Aids Trust. He was a long-standing member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

The conference is at 1:30pm on Sunday 7th July, at the Marchmont Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB.