Gaby Charing

We sadly heard recently of the passing of Gaby Charing. Gaby was one of the founders of Southwark LGBT Network in 2002 and she and her partner Liz have been instrumental in the success of the Network as well as the Southwark LGBT Forum ever since, and have supported the local LGBTQ+ community in so […]

David Mitchell

My friend David Mitchell, who has died aged 89 of Covid-19, was a music teacher, artist and activist and a champion of LGBTQ rights, disability rights and the rights of older people. Born in London to Harry Mitchell, a publican, antiques dealer and bit-part actor, and his wife, Edith, David attended King Alfred’s school, Hampstead. […]

Larry Kramer Dies Aged 84

Statement from Peter Tatchell,Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, who knew Larry Kramer “Larry Kramer was an inspiring playwright, author and pioneering campaigner on LGBT+ and HIV issues. He helped galvanise the formation of the AIDS activist group ACT UP, which successfully challenged US government inaction and forced pharmaceutical companies to speed their efforts to […]

22-year-old queer activist Courtney Brousseau gunned down in San Francisco

San Francisco mourns the loss of Courtney Brousseau, a 22-year-old queer activist. Unknown gunmen shot Brousseau in San Francisco’s Dolores Park last Friday. “I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores park and for a brief moment everything felt okay,” Brousseau said on Twitter. He posted the tweet along with a pictureat 8:17 PM. Moments later, […]

Award-Winning Photographer Left Iran To Be Gay. Two Months After Finding Love, He Died Of Coronavirus.

by via Patrick Strudwick, Buzzfeed To the customers at the branch of Sainsbury’s supermarket in Clapham, South London, where he worked part-time towards the end of his life, Shahin Shahablou was simply an incredibly helpful member of staff. They had no idea who he was or what he had endured. Shahablou, who died of the […]

David Harvey obituary

My friend David Harvey, who has died aged 59 after contracting Covid-19, was a radio and television journalist and a former chair of the Brighton Pride festival. He took over at Brighton Pride in 2002 when it was all but bankrupt, and under his leadership it secured charitable status, developed partnerships with local businesses and organisations, and […]

Phyllis Lyon, Lesbian Activist and Gay Marriage Trailblazer, Dies at 95

By Julia CarmelApril 10, 2020 Phyllis Lyon, who when she married her partner, Del Martin, in 2008 became part of the first legal same-sex union in California, died on Thursday at her home in San Francisco. She was 95. Her sister, Patricia Lyon, confirmed the death. It was not their first wedding. In 2004, despite state and […]