Gilbert Baker June 2, 1951 – March 30, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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

Dr Robert Spritzer

Dr Robert Spritzer, US psychiatrist who is thought to be responsible for removing homosexuality from the list of mental disorders, dies on December 5th 2015. Read his obituary here

RIP Lord Montagu 20 October 1926 – 31 August 2015

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Lord Montagu has died aged 88. Founder of the National Motor Museum and past Chair of English Heritage, Edward Douglas-Scott Montagu was arrested in 1954 for allegedly inciting “certain male persons to commit serious offences with male persons” following a gathering with his cousin Michael Pitt-Rivers and his friend Peter Wildeblood.  Although convicted, Montagu and his co-defendants received a round of …