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 …

Obituary: Roger Rees, Welsh actor dies aged 71

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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 …