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Gay great – Alvin Ailey

His name may not be one you recognise, but Alvin Ailey has been credited with popularising modern dance. Deeply respected in his field, his fellow dancers would often refer to him as Cultural Ambassador of the World and President Obama personally selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His […]

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Gay Great – Richard Montague

Richard Montague was born in California in 1930. From an early age, he enjoyed studying Latin and Greek and also showed a strong aptitude for mathematics. He excelled in his studies at St Mary’s High School and chose to take up an offer at the University of California. There, he studied mathematics, philosophy and Semitic languages, […]

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Alan Turing

Birth: 23rd June, 1912 Place of Birth: Paddington, London Nationality: British Job title: Founder of computer science, mathematician, philosopher, code breaker Partners: James Atkins, Neville Johnson various others unknown Died: 8th June 1954 (aged 42) Every culture has a fixed concept of what the perfect hero should be like. From when legends were told to […]

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Ivor Novello Davies

Full Name: Ivor Novello Davies Birth: 15th January, 1893 Place of Birth: Cardiff Nationality: British Job Title: Composer, Singer, Actor, Playwright Partners: Bobbie Andrews Died: 6th March 1951, London Ivor Novello Davis was born in the Cowbridge Road East area of Cardiff in a modest town house called Llwyn-yr-Eos. (Grove of the Nightingale). While his […]

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Lily Parr

Birth: 26th April 1905 Place of Birth: St Helens, UK Nationality: British Job Title: Footballer, Factory Worker Partners: “Mary” Died: 24th May 1978, ST Helens Female football is still very much in the shadows. Most of us would be hard pushed to name a professional female player, let alone last year’s FA cup winners. Sexism […]

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Edward Carpenter

Birth: 29th September, 1844 Place of Birth: Brighton, England Nationality: British Job Title: Cleric, Writer, Gay Rights Pioneer Partners: Albert Fearbehough, George Adams, George Merrill Died: Surrey, 28th June 1929 Are the famous figures we know from history really the people who shaped our world or are they just the ones who marketed themselves the […]

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Tallulah Bankhead

Birth: 31st January 1902 Place of Birth: Alabama, USA Nationality: American Job Title: Stage and Screen Actress, Broadcaster, Icon Partners: Glen Andrews, Napier Aington, Anthony De Bosdar, John Emery (Husband), Patsy Kelly, James Kirkwood, Hattie McDonald, William Langford, Billie Holiday, Marlena Dietrich, Hope Williams, Katherine Cornell, Sybil Thorndike Many more unknown. Died: 12th December, 1968 […]

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Birth: Circa 1385 B.C. Place of Birth: Thebes (now Luxor) Egypt Nationality: Egyptian Job title: Pharaoh, High Priest of Ptah, Governor of Memphis, Royal Servant of Aten Partners: Queen Nefertiti (main wife), Merytaten (lesser wife), Kiya (lesser wife), Mekytaten (lesser wife), Ankhesenpaaten (lesser wife), Smenkhkare (male lover) Died: Circa 1335 B.C. Akhetaten Over time, stories […]

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Alfred Kinsey

Birth: 23rd June 1894 Died: 25th August 1956, New Jersey In their eagerness for knowledge, scientists have researched, theorised and tried to understand the world around us. We know why the sky is blue and the grass is green, why strawberries taste sweet and lemons taste sour. But for many years, one of the most […]

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Abraham Lincoln

Full Name: Abraham Lincoln Birth: 12th February 1809 Place of Birth: Kentucky, USA Nationality: American Job Title: Flatboat Crew, General Store Clerk, Postmaster, Lawyer, Politician, President Partners: Joshua Fry Speed, Mary Owens, Mary Todd, Cpt. David Derickson Died: 15th April 1865, Washington DC Some of the Gay Greats we feature in Fyne Times are rather […]

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Can We Borrow Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Bus Please?

The LGBT History Month 2016 Showcase is all set to take place in Cambridge on Thursday, with Labi Siffre, Cyril […]

The philosophy of sexuality

Philosophy takes a long hard look at some of the most fundamental subjects in nature, and so it is natural […]

Trans women Vicky Thompson dies in male prison


A 21 year-old trans woman has been found dead in prison after her partner reports she was distressed at being […]

Transgender actor Riley Carter Millington tops this year’s Rainbow List

The Independent on Sunday has revealed its sixteenth annual Rainbow List, a list that recognises the 101 most influential lesbian, […]

Science Vs Belief – The search of the gay gene

Strip back homophobia to its core constituents, the justification that homosexuality is wrong comes down to one simple belief – […]

Calls for Cameron to discuss gay rights with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  Pressure is being put on the Prime Minister to raise the issue of gay rights when he meets with […]