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 […]

Tarlach Mac Niallais – Belfast-born LGBT+ activist dies in New York of Coronavirus

Family of north Belfast man who died in New York from coronavirus speak of their ‘immense’ loss The family of a north Belfast-born man who died in the United States from coronavirus have spoken of their “immense” loss. Tarlach Mac Niallais (Terry Nellis), who was originally from the Newington area but lived in New York, […]

Gillian Hanna

“Before she had established herself as a significant presence on the orthodox stage, Gillian Hanna, who has died aged 75 from an autoimmune disease, worked with the socialist theatre groups 7.84 and Belt and Braces. On one occasion during the 1970s heyday of fringe theatre she found herself with a number of female actors, all […]

Lyra McKee – Two People Arrested

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two teenagers in connection with the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry. The suspects, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement on Saturday morning. The […]

Connie Kurtz (1936 – 2018)

Game-changing activist Connie Kurtz, a subject (along with her wife, Ruth Berman) of the 2002 documentary Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House who famously sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic-partner benefits in the late 1980s, died Sunday at 81 in her home in West Palm Beach, Fla., following a long illness, […]

Peter Wyngarde ? circa-1927 – 15th January 2018

The actor who played the suave Jason King in the early seventies has died aged around 90. His character was a sophisticated lady-killer whilst the real Peter Wyngarde was a gay man whose career was brought to an abrupt halt after he was prosecuted for cottaging in Gloucester coach station and a public convenience in […]

Cyrille Regis (1959 – 2018)

by Darryl Telles, a gay BAME football fanatic who and author of “We’re Queer And We Should Be Here – The Perils And Pleasures Of Being A Gay Football Fan” a book about being such. This is his appreciation of the contribution Cyrille Regis made to challenging prejudice in football. Cyrille Regis who died today at the age […]

Liz MacKean November 1964 – 18 August 2017

Liz MacKean, the pioneering journalist and investigative reporter who exposed Jimmy Saville as a serial child-sex abuser and created the documentary ‘Hunted’; exposing the use of social media to entrap and torture gay and bisexual men in Russia, has died aged 52. The Guardian obituary can be accessed here