Kate Crutchley, actor, director and LGBT rights activist has dies aged 69. Born in Wolverhampton, Kate trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. She is perhaps best remembered by the LGBT community for her work with Gay Sweatshop Productions and for directing The Women’s festival at The Drill Hall.
Read the Guardian obituary by Stella Duffy and Christopher Owen here.
A longer and more detailed account of her life from Stella Duffy’s blog can be found here
Read a short history of her career and see a video of her talking about her Sweatshop days here