Maurice Béjart Dies

> Maurice Béjart1927 – 2007 One of the most influencial dancers and choreographers of the 20th century. Maurice Béjart – WikipediaMaurice Béjart – The Times

Sammy Duddy Dies

> Sammy Duddy1945 – 2007 Paramilitary and drag artist. Sammy Duddy was initially known in Belfast for his drag queen act, performing in the city’s clubs as ‘Samantha’. However his initial role in loyalism had been during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when he served as the public relations officer for the then legal Ulster Defence Association (UDA). Duddy …

Anna Livia Dies

> Anna Livia Julian Brawn1955 – 2007 Award winning lesbian feminist author, teacher and linguistic theorist. Read the Guardian’s obituary here and the San Francisco Chronicle’s here.You can sign an online guest book in honour of Anna Livia here.

Ned Sherrin Dies

> Ned Sherrin1931 – 2007 The broadcaster, humorist, anecdotalist, raconteur, impresario, producer, presenter, playwright, actor, author and stage director Ned Sherrin CBE died today of complications of throat cancer. The creator of the seminal TV programme That Was The Week That Was was 76. BBC obituaryNed Sherrin, wit, impresario, bon viveur and Radio 4 stalwart, dies at 76 – The …

Carol Hubbard Dies Aged 62

>The pionneering West Yorkshire feminist and lesbian, Carol Hubbard died at her home in Todmorden, on Monday, September 10. Read the full obituary from the Todmorden News here.


Two Gay Heroes of 9/11

>Even six years after the event, the terrorist attacks on the New York City and Washington are still having repercussions in many countries around the world. Even today, the American Congress is holding a hearing on the developments of one of the two wars which are consequences of those attacks and they are one of those world events where most …

Michel Serrault Dies

>The French actor Michel Serrault died last month at the age of 79. Mention Michel Serrault to most filmgoers and a spangled vision of the most outrageous drag queen ever to burst on to the screen is evoked. Serrault, who has died from cancer aged 79, became internationally renowned as Albin/Zaza, the extremely effeminate, temperamental and middle-aged performer at La …

George Melly: Singer, Writer, Fisherman, ‘Tart’

> George Melly 1926 – 2007 George Melly, jazz musician, writer, bon viveur and bisexual, who was born on 17th August 1926, died yesterday 5th July 2007. Melly had been suffering from lung cancer but he refused all treatment and carried on delighting his fans on stage. His last performance was only four weeks ago. He was also suffering from …