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‘Privates on Parade’ creator Peter Nichols dies aged 92

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  Peter Nichols the distinguished British playwright,screenwriter, director and journalist has just died at the age of 92.  He penned  award winning plays  such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967), The National Health ( 1969), Forget-Me-Not-Lane ( 1971), Passion Play ( 1981, ) and Poppy ( 1982). He  wrote Hearts and … Continue reading



Gillian Freeman author of the groundbreaking queer book/film The Leather Boys has died aged 89

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Gillian Freeman, the British author who in 1961 wrote the groundbreaking novel The Leather Boys has died aged 89..  The controversial novel which she published under  the pseudonym Eliot George,  was the a story of a gay relationship between two young working-class men, later turned into a film for which she wrote the screenplay, this … Continue reading



Patricia Nell Warren author of legendary gay novel The Front Runner dies aged 82

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  Patricia Nell Warren  an out lesbian and the author of some of the most legendary gay novels has died aged 82. In the not too distant past when gay men had no absolutely male role models at all the arrival of Patricia Nell Warren’s novel The Front Runner was a god send. Published in … Continue reading



Is There a Straight Man In The House ? An appreciation of Kaye Ballard

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      The comedian, actress and nightclub performer KAYE BALLARD never really got the recognition or the parts that her enormous talent so deserved. However this deliciously funny lady was a true gay icon for all the wealth of her glorious performances including her turn with Eve Arden on the sitcom “The Mothers-In-Law,” seen on … Continue reading



Tony Award Winner Gary “Keep It Gay” Beach died aged 70

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  The Tony Award-winning star of The Producers Gary Beach has died aged 70.  He originated the role of the cross-dressing director Roger De Bris. in Mel Brook’s mega Broadway hit, and went on to don his lavish frocks to reprise the role in the movie adaptation. The out-gay actor’s outrageous performance won him legions of … Continue reading



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