CHERT was established by CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) in 2021 and was registered by the Charity Commission in 2022 as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The CHE/CHERT conference in October 2022 is intended to clarify the relationship between CHE and CHERT: thereafter the members of CHE will become Associate Members of CHERT.
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.