Wenche Lowzow 27 May 1926 – 24 September 2016


The first lesbian MP in Norway has passed away at the age of 90. Wenche Lowzow was a pioneer in gay rights in the country and has passed away after complications that stemmed from long term illness. She represented Oslo Høyre and served in the Norwegian parliament between the period of 1977 and 1985. She then went on to work …

Tony Warren 08-07-1936 to 01-03-2016


Writer Tony Warren, founder of Coronation Street, has died aged 79. To read the Guardian obituary of this remarkable man go here

Obituary: Roger Rees, Welsh actor dies aged 71


Welsh actor Roger Rees, star of Cheers and The West Wing, has died aged 71. Mr Rees, who was born in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, won Tony and Olivier awards in 1982 for his title role in the The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He played millionaire Robin Colcord in 1980s comedy Cheers and Lord John Marbury in US political drama …

Magnus Hirschfeld – The Einstein of Sex


1930’s sex researcher & LGBTI pioneer who defied the Nazis By Peter Tatchell Magnus Hirschfeld: The Einstein of sex who braved Nazi genocide to wage LGBT crusade International Business Times UK – London – 26 May 2015 READ & COMMENT:  http://bit.ly/1J2n8Vf Eighty years ago this month, one of the world’s greatest pioneering sexologists and gay rights advocates died in exile …

Sheila McWattie

Sheila McWattie

TRIBUTES have been paid to a campaigner, journalist and co-founder of the Free Pride festival who has died suddenly, aged 56. Sheila McWattie, of York Road, Hove, was a fundraiser for the Brighton’s Women’s Centre, Cancer Research and various causes related to Pride. One of the organisers of the Women’s Performance Tent at the festival, she was a key figure …

Frida Kahlo’s photo album: Up close and personal


Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo’s photo album. Dinner parties at Frida and Diego’s, rigging up a contraption so she can paint in bed after an accident, recuperating at home with her tiny dog … here are the most personal moments of Frida Kahlo’s extraordinary life, taken by her father and her friends

Obituary – Angela Clayton MBE

We’ve received the very sad news of the recent death of Angela Clayton MBE. Angela, who as a member of Prospect, was involved for many years with the TUC LGBT conference (as a delegate) and as a member of the TUC LGBT Committee. She was a powerful advocate for the rights of trans people, and was also a leading activist in the organisation Press for Change. Angela’s life will be remembered at the LGBT Conference this year

God’s Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott

God’s Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott. A new non-fiction book which details the impact of HIV and AIDS from a black/gay perspective, and much much more besides. The forewords are written by Sir Nick Partridge, Peter Tatchell, and Lord Paul Boateng. It’s available from Foyles, Amazon and Gay’s The Word.

Scotland Remembers

History Scotland has published the first of three online articles on LGBT History in Scotland which Bob Cant has written to mark the twentieth anniversary of the publication of his book, ‘Footsteps and Witnesses: Lesbian and gay lifestories from Scotland’. www.historyscotland.com You can access it here The second article will appear in September and the third in November/December.  

USA Top 100 Trans

We Happy Trans, a website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and This is H.O.W., a Phoenix-based trans advocacy organization, have teamed up for the first-ever “Trans 100” list. The list began as an idea by This Is H.O.W. Executive Director Antonia D’orsay, then developed in partnership with Jen Richards of We Happy Trans. A week ago, Trans 100 held …