Leslie Cohen

Lesbian icon and author Leslie Cohen has died. Cohen has long been a fixture of the New York City’s LGBTQ+ community. She was one of four women who opened Sahara, a legendary upscale women’s club, in the 1970s, and later worked as a nightclub promoter before attending law school. She and her wife, Beth Suskin, were also […]

Tarlach Mac Niallais

Tarlach’s WayI am Brendan Nellis. I was born and bred in Belfast. I still live here. Tarlach was my brother, my confidante and my friend. On 1st April 2020 he died from Covid 19 complications. He was just 57 years old. Tarlach Mac Niallais was born in Belfast in October 1962 into a Catholic family. […]

It’s a Sin: Remembering lost friends

By Ian Temple Russell T. Davies’ new five-part series It’s A Sin on Channel 4 has floored me. Not only does it portray London in the early 1980s for a gay man so accurately (helped with a nostalgic soundtrack featuring Erasure, Bronski Beat, Culture Club, Wham, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Divine and Queen), but it […]

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, […]