My first contact with any organised gay and lesbian groups was with LINKS, the forerunner of the CAMP club. In 1968–69 we used to have social functions at private homes and once a year venture to the Queen's Birthday Ball. Lots of gay men were being targeted either by police provocateurs or by out and out ‘poofta bashers’ and very little effort appeared to be made to bring things before the courts. Feelings were also aroused by events interstate and overseas and people began to start organising to fight for legal recognition. Hence the Campaign Against Moral Persecution — CAMP — was born.