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 Birmingham. What is less well-known …

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 of 59 was a pioneer …

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

A Tribute To Martyn Hett

By Dylan Jones May 24, 2017 From QX Magazine earlier this morning, Martyn Hett was reported as one of the victims of Monday night’s Manchester Arena attack. The feeling in the QX office, and no doubt among hundreds of other people in our community this morning, is one of numb devastation. Martyn was not only one of our readers and contributors, …

Gilbert Baker June 2, 1951 – March 30, 2017

Gilbert Baker, designer of the internationally famous Rainbow Flag, has died aged 65. Sadly he will not be around to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his iconic symbol in 2018. For the Herald Scotland obituary click here

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 …

Denise Robertson 6th June 1932-31st March 2016

Author, novelist and advice columnist and broadcaster Denise Robertson dies on the 31st of March, aged 83. Throughout her career as a counsellor, Denise was an advocate of lesbian and gay rights. Read her obituary from the Telegraph here

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