Meet the United Queerdom activists

Continue the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) aim of ‘Absolute Freedom for All’ and get in contact with the magnificent activists within ‘United Queerdom’ – all information below 🙂

  1. Erkan Affan 
  2. Olimpia Burchiellaro 
  3. Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile 
  4. Mica Campbell
  5. LeaSuwanna Griffith
  6. Stuart Feather 
  7. Andrew Lumsden 
  8. Nettie Pollard 
  9. Ted Brown 
  10. Ray Malone 
  11. Daniel Harrison 
  12. Dani Singer 
  13. Alex Craddock 
  14. Lyndsay Burtonshaw
  15. Mazharul Islam 
  16. Patrick Braithwaite 
  17. Zita Holbourne
  18. Apata Aderonke 
  19. Lavinia Co-op
  20. Andria E-M 
  21. Joshua Hepple 
  22. Tilly Gifford
  23. Siobhan Fahey 
  24. Nell Andrew
  25. Damien Arness-Dalton 
  26. Silvia Petretti
  27. Sapphire Macintosh
  28. Ashley Joiner 
  29. Tracy Howard 
  30. Levi Hinds
  31. Naomi Glass 
  32. Peter Staley 
  33. Tam Vibert 
  34. David Stuart
  35. Amy Roberts
  36. Charlotte Gerada
  37. Salma Tiff
  38. dan glass
  39. Mike Kear
  40. Thierry Schaffauser
  41. Boris Konakov
  42. Duncan Passmore
  43. Ewa Jasiewicz
  1. Erkan Affan 

Erkan is a queer and gender non-conforming activist of colour born in London, currently based in Berlin. With an academic background in ‘Middle Eastern’ politics [BA, SOAS] and global migration (MSc, UCL), Erkan’s research has focused most notably on the intersections of sexuality, gender, migration and diasporic identity. An avid believer of decolonising structures of knowledge and fostering accessibility through community understanding, Erkan completed a curatorial residency funded by the European Commission in 2019 and co-curated a not-for-profit festival for queer and of colour people in Berlin. Erkan is also a co-founder of Berlin-based collective Queer Arab Barty, curating social and political spaces in Berlin for LGBTQIA+ Arab individuals. Erkan has worked with a number of venues and organisations internationally including ICA in London, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt and Die Kunste Werke in Berlin, and the IQMF in Amsterdam. Erkan will be guest curating for a season at the city landmark Baerenzwinger Berlin located in Mitte, from November 2020 until Spring 2021. Contact Erkan on contacterkanaffan@gmail.com / www.erkanaffan.com 

2. Olimpia Burchiellaro 

Olimpia was awarded a doctorate for her project on the politics of inclusion and on queer uses of time/space. She is part of the campaign to open London’s first community-owned, community-run, late-license queer pub with the activists from the Friends of the Joiners Arms. Contact Olimpia on olimpia.burchiellaro@gmail.com. 

3. Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile 

Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile is a groundbreaking Trans* ARTivist from Botswana working in communications, performing arts, education and human rights.  She holds an MA in Human Rights, Culture, and Social Justice from Goldsmiths; and a BA Honours in Dramatic Arts from University of the Witwatersrand. Botswana’s only TED Fellow, she is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Queer Shorts Showcase Festival, and a Queer Tours of London guide and researcher. An accomplished writer, she published her debut poetry collection “…on about the same old things” in 2016 with Bahati BooksKat’s accolades include being an OkayAfrica #100Women honouree, Queen’s Young Leader, Chevening Scholar, a Best of Botswana Performing Artist and a Mandela Washington Fellow. Contact Kat on kkolkes@gmail.com

4. Mica Campbell

Resident DJ At ResisDance – A Woman & Non Binary Dj Collective Challenging Gender Norms In The Music Scene And

Creating Safe Spaces On The Dance Floor. Taking hold of the tech and decks, Resis’dance are a women and non-binary events collective challenging gender norms in the music scene and creating safe spaces on the dance-floor. They will be hosting an introductory workshop to DJing, covering everything you need to start to play or to improve. Resis’dance aim

to support women to build confidence in their ability to produce music and be part of a male-dominated music industry. Contact Mica on Micac7893@gmail.com

5. LeaSuwanna Griffith

Leasuwanna is a board member of CAFPH (Centre for all Positive Health), Board member of Positively UK, UKCAB steering group member, Peer reviewer for NHS Clinics in England, HIV Surveillance in Pregnancy and Children, PREPster & Treating Me Right Ambassador and ACT UP Women activist with Catwalk 4 Power. She is also a patient representative at Royal College of Physicians, Newham ccg, Sir Ludwig Guttmann Centre patient forum and GP patient rep & HIV crg sub group. She volunteers as peer 100 mentor at Positively UK, testing & prevention at positive east and maternity mentor at maternity mates, and is part of ACT UP London Women, HIV voices, her story, changing perceptions and women for social change programme. Alongside these feats, Leasuwanna is currently training to be a Nurse as well as studying to be a Midwife online. is studying to be a midwife. She has been Living Fabulously & openly with HIV for 17yrs, and will be for many more to come! She is the mother of two wonderful children and has a HIV negative partner. She is #gatecrashing to get our voices heard and her heels through the door! Contact Leasuwanna on leasuwanna.hiv@hotmail.co.uk

6. Stuart Feather 

Stuart Feather is a GLF activist and took part in the first public demonstration of homosexuals in the UK in 1970. His political autobiography Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens was published in 2016. Feather was also a member 1977 – 1993 of the gay theatre group Bloolips, winners of a New York OBIE award in 1981. Contact Stuart on stuart@blowingthelid.stuartfeather.co.uk

7. Andrew Lumsden (in picture on left)

Andrew Lumsden joined Gay Liberation Front in London in 1970 which led to the creation of ‘Pride’. He invented Gay News in 1971 (first published 1972) and is an artist. Read more about andrew here ‘A pioneering 1960’s gay rights activist on the time he staged a sit-in with a bunch of drag queens.’Andrew specialises in Soho and Bloomsbury history tours and is currently leading the ‘GLF think in – reclaim pride’ programme. Contact andrew on ajlumsden41@gmail.com

8. Nettie Pollard she her

Both patents, separately, at Battle of Cable Street.  Joined YCND at 16.  Active in GLF and Women’s Liberation from 1971.  There is a bond between GLFers ‘out of the closets and onto the streets’ was so different from the deferential homophile groups.  Rights – marriage, jobs, family life-can easily be taken back by oppressive governments.  Think Trump.  Think Bolsonaro.   I believe the only way forward is to join with others not for a seat at the top table but to abolish the top table.  A change in the whole structure of society.  At the moment it means working with other marginalized groups such as trans, refugees, homeless, sex workers.  We won’t make it unless we make it together. Contact Nettie on nettiepollard@gmail.com

9. Ted Brown 

Ted Brown, Black LGBTQ activist and Member  of the Gay Liberation Front since 1970. Born Theodore York Walker Brown, 1950, in New York of Jamaican parents involved in the NAACP, this erstwhile legal caseworker, journalist and yoga teacher found this background to be life affirmingly inspirational. Arriving in England Ted ‘came out’ to his supportive family in 1965, found further inspiration when hearing of the Stonewall uprising in New

York, June 1969. In 1970 Ted first met and joined the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) after viewing Hollywood’s first ever ‘gay’ movie ‘The Boys In The Band’. GLF were demonstrating against the film. Motivated by heroes like Huey Newton and Bayard Rustin to expand queer rights demand to calls for justice for all, Ted became active in GLF. Took the only photographs of the very first march through London by queer people (GLF’s Youth Group age of consent equality demands, August 1971). Lived in a GLF commune for three years. Worked for GALOP, wrote for Gay Times magazine, co-founded Black Lesbians & Gays Against Media Homophobia, (BLAGAMH) which successfully fought media attacks on black gay footballer Justin Fashanu and against Buju Banton’s viciously homophobic song ‘Boom Bye Bye’. As Ted Walker-Brown, quoted in books ‘Blowing The Lid’ and ‘No Bath But Plenty of Bubbles’. Contact Ted on teddy.state1950@gmail.com

10. Ray Malone 

Ray is a single-mother, photographer, theatre-maker and activist. She is the co-founder of the NHS Anti-Swindle Team, the founder of the Fallout Club, a Beautiful Trouble trainer and an ACT UP activist. Ray is a firm believer in the power of creativity as a tool for social engagement and political change, and is always on the look-out for new ways to combine social justice with joyous, creative dissent. Contact Ray on maloneray@hotmail.com

11. Daniel Harrison (He/Him)

Dan de la Motte is currently curator and festival programmer on GLF AT 50; THE ART OF PROTEST, a celebration of the artwork made for a by members of the Gay Liberation Front, which will be on at Platform Southwark in July 2020. He is a tour-guide, facilitator, performer and lecturer with Queer Tours of London, and before COVID-19 was under commission on various queer heritage projects with St Margaret’s House, Alexandra Palace and UCL. Dan is a producer of touring Queer theatre, and is currently working on Carnation for a Song, a musical shining a light on the stories of older LGBT people, and Stark Dallas Naked, starring Jonny Woo, David Mills and TImberlina. Recent projects as performer/director/producer include Qtopia at the Arcola Theatre, and the music video for Disney Love, filmed at The Glory. @Dandelamotte. Contact Dan on dandlmh@yahoo.co.uk 

12. Dani Singer no pronouns, or they/them/theirs

Lots of my activism lately has focused on sexual health and specifically PrEP provision. Even though we now have that in England, the playing field in terms of access and information is far from level. I advocate for adequate healthcare for trans people, beyond sexual health, as the UK is failing here. Beyond that I run queer nightlife events with an activist slant, and create theatre. Contact Dani on danisinger121@hotmail.com

13. Alex Craddock he/him

I’m Alex Craddock, I am one of two co-founders of I Want PrEP Now. Since moving to Berlin 3 years ago I have not been active with I Want PrEP Now, but instead doing community work locally in Berlin. I now sit on the board of my local queer rugby team, The Berlin Bruisers, organising fundraising and social events so that we can cover all the costs for everyone who isn’t able to pay for themselves and finds their queer family through LGBTQ+ sports, no matter what body, level of fitness or background they have. Being on the team not only keeps everyone in great physical shape, but the deep rooted community aspect and all of our social events, such as tea parties, picnics and alternative drag shows, help to save everyone’s mental health too when the mainstream queer scene can be very unforgiving. Check out berlinbruisers.com if you want to find out more, and support your nearest queer sports team, they need it! Contact Alex on alexc8192@gmail.com

14. Lyndsay Burtonshaw

Lyndsay Burtonshaw is an activist and participatory facilitator. They have been active in the environmental movement, against sexual and domestic violence, in occupy against privatisation of universities, and in migrant solidarity as part of the Stansted 15. They have have worked with activist groups across the UK including with Collective Liberation Project, Queer Tours of London, Navigate coop, and now Quakers in Britain on supporting activists. They enjoy drag king’ing and sea swimming. Contact Lyndsay onlyndsayburtonshaw@gmail.com

15. Mazharul Islam 

Maz is a tour guide of Queer Tours of London and also an active member of ACT UP London. In November 2016, he moved to London with the support of his present employer ACCA; The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (an amazing LGBT supportive organisation), where he is working as a business development manager. Maz is one of the winners of Attitude Pride Award 2018, having been nominated for this award after organising a protest in london in front of the bangladesh high commissioner. The protest asked for justice for Maz’s two LGBT activist friends who were brutally murdered in Bangladesh on April 25th, 2018. He is now an LGBT activist, dedicated to bringing positive change in the Bangladesh LGBT community and to London based Bangladeshi LGBT people. Contact Maz on mipintu80@gmail.com

16. Patrick Braithwaite 

Patrick Is an aspiring barrister, activist and ACT UP campaigner with a special interest in mental health and addiction within marginalised communities. Patrick helped organise the first Queer Spirit festival and subsequently became a member of the Radical Faeries. Patrick is a founding member of FAENA, a sub group within the faeries dedicated to addiction. Contact Patrick on Patrick.Braithwaite@gmail.com

17. Zita Holbourne she/her

Zita Holbourne, Co-founder & National Chair, BARAC UK, Author, writer, poet, artist, curator, vocalist. Joint National Chair; Artists Union England / UNESCO Coalition of Artists for the General History of Africa / Nawi Collective.

I campaign for equality, freedom, justice and rights through arts and activism. I am working on my second book – on activism and arts, I am creating daily  visual art responding to the coronavirus crisis, I am campaigning for Windrush justice, against deportations, for equality for all, for workers rights and human rights , I am a lifelong trade unionist and as a senior officer of two trade unions a lot of my time is  spent currently on responding to the impacts on workers of the pandemic, not least safety and rights and lobbying government  for adequate measurements for artists, many of whom are self employed and on the disproportionate number of deaths of black and minority  ethnic  key workers. I am also involved in equality projects in the culture sector across Europe and campaigning on the links between climate change and displacement with racism and migration. As we are in lockdown this is all being done virtually for now. For the past 7 years I have been fundraising for and organising humanitarian aid distributions  for people who are displaced in France so funding for this would be appreciated. 

Photo credit; copyright Elizabeth Dalziel photographer, courtesy of “Women  Activists of East London” and Share UK

To donate for BARAC UK Humanitarian Aid; https://www.gofundme.com/f/BARACHumanitarian. Contact Zita at www.blackactivistsrisingagainstcuts.blogspot.com / www.zitaholbourne.com /  www.zitaholbourne.blogspot.com / zitabaracuk@gmail.com

18. Apata Aderonke 

Aderonke Apata is a human rights activist, Feminist and LGBT equality advocate who has a BSc in Microbiology and subsequently a Masters of Public Health and primary care. Following her inhumane experiences of the asylum system, Aderonke has studied for a postgraduate degree in law: graduate diploma in law and currently studying to become a barrister. Aderonke is the winner, positive role model for LGBT national diversity award 2014, where she was described as “an unstoppable force in fighting for justice”, she is number 41 & 67 on the ranbowlist2014 & rainbowlist2015 respectively as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK. Contact Aderonke on ronniejummie@yahoo.co.uk

19. Lavinia Co-op

Legendary drag performer, original Gay liberation Front (GLF) activist and Bloolips performer – read more about Lavinia here ‘Drag performer Lavinia Co-op: ‘I’ve abandoned the idea of retirement, but I won’t hit the clubs again’. Contact Lavinia on laviniafox@gmail.com

20. Andria E-M 

Andria began AIDS activism in 1988, when she helped set up mainliners, the UK’s first support group for HIV-affected drugs users. She then worked as THT’s drugs counselling officer for 3 years. It was during those years, that she was most involved with act.Up 1: when the onslaught of dying coworkers and friends was non-stop & relentless. Harm reduction, I.E. Access to clean needles, condoms and heroin substitutes is the best way to prevent hiv in injectors/slammers and she has literally gone all over the world promoting it, with her focus being the self-organisation of x/current injection drugs users, including in her msc dissertation (2004). When her life partner died from AIDS in 1995, she founded the John Mordaunt Trust, a peer support and advocacy project for daily drug users, to honour John’s memory. This became political rapidly leading her to drug policy reform internationally. Still in ACT UP she has been most active in highlighting HCV which numerically is more of a threat to idus. Andria also has a 10 yr old daughter milly, who keeps her on her toes more than even ACT UP can! Contact Andria on andriae4@gmail.com

21. Joshua Hepple 

Josh Hepple – Ph.D Student, Writer, Activist, Disability Equality Trainer – Https://Www.Joshhepple.Com/

Josh Hepple is a ph.D student who has severe cerebral palsy. His impairment affects his speech and mobility and he relies on personal assistants 24/7. This website is about his journalism and equality training. The prejudice that Josh has faced has given him great empathy for marginalised groups; especially disabled and lgbt people. Josh has been a theatre reviewer and an equality trainer at the Edinburgh festival fringe for many years. His equality training sessions are based on the social model of disability. Find out more about his training here. Josh has contributed to various online news sources as a freelance commentator. His unique account in the guardian of his experiences using grindr has recently received substantial media attention. Whilst coming to terms with his impairment as a gay teenager in edinburgh, josh received excellent support from lgbt youth scotland and gay men’s health. However, sensing the need for wider support in the area, Josh helped to establish the charity talktime Edinburgh, which provides free counselling for any disabled teenagers, regardless of sexual orientation. When not campaigning he can often be found having fun riding ponies. Contact Josh on josh.hepple@gmail.com

22. Tilly Gifford

Tilly Gifford is an engaged artist based in Scotland. Working with people’s stories they produced and directed the HIV positive cabaret show Shafted?!  Challenging issues in the legal world as well as on policy level they have ran some marathon court cases against the Spy Cops in the UK.  They seek to harness creativity and visual arts to produce socially engaged art. Dressing as chicken gimps, body work, making illustrated books to serve social movements, supporting non-cis-males communities, are all part of their practice aiming to smash to stigma and to be a solid ally. Contact Tilly on tilly.gifford@gmail.com

23. Siobhan Fahey – she

REBEL DYKES HISTORY PROJECT works to benefit a diverse and intergenerational Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community focusing primarily on the engagement and recent social history of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (including cis, trans and non-binary women and transmen) from across the United Kingdom. It carries out this work by preserving, exploring and disseminating the heritage of  the history of the Rebel Dykes LGBTQ social justice and liberation movement.

Website: https://www.rebeldykeshistoryproject.com/ Trailer: Rebel Dykes Trailer / Facebook RebelDykes / Twitter @RebelDykes / Instagram rebeldykes Contact Siobhan on contact@rebeldykes1980s.com

24. Nell Andrew

Nell Andrew is a trade union organiser, community campaigner and facilitator. Part-time performer, director and vintage enthusiast, full-time queer poirot fanatic. When she’s not obsessing about hercules, she’s the chair for out there hackney LGBTQ+ network, disabled activist and gmb ability committee member and can be found campaigning about neurodiversity and divergence to anyone who will listen. Contact Nell at nellgrace@gmail.com

25. Damien Arness-Dalton 

Damien Arness- Dalton is an Education / Museum Learning Practitioner. Studied At The Royal Central School And Speech And Drama In BA Hons Drama Applied Theatre And Education.  Learning, engagement and Community Building are at the heart of his work, leading workshops, tours and community outreach programmes. His cultural activism raised up LGBT+ voices, through Queer Tours of London and mischief (work) with Dan Glass he Co founded: Sexual Avengers activist group in 2016/17. and ‘Queerseum’a grass roots campaign and history project agitating for the creation of A Permanent Queer Museum In London using the anniversary year of The Sexual Offences Act 1967/2017 as a driver for transformative change. Damien established a Queer/ Museum Space through a collaboration and solidarity with The Museum of Homelessness at The Outside’s Project LGBT+ Community Centre in Farringdon in 2019. We have planned a years programme of events with a National Lottery Heritage Funded scheme of work, community engagement, research and exhibition: ‘Outsiders’ through which will run after Covid-19’. Contact Damien on queerseum@gmail.com 

26. Silvia Petretti (Positively UK, Catwalk for Power)

Silvia is Positively UK’s CEO, a national peer lead organisation that uses peer led interventions to enable people living with HIV to have the knowledge, confidence and connections to increase their health and quality of life.

Silvia joined Positively UK in 1999 as a volunteer in the Community Development Team, providing treatment information to women attending HIV clinics. Soon, she became a staff member leading on support for women with drug and alcohol issues and providing outreach in Holloway prison. Since then, Silvia has worked in many roles – from setting up PozFem, the first national women’s network, developing new activists through the Taking Part Project and the recent Changing Perceptions campaign. Silvia has been living with HIV for 22 years. Contact Silvia on spetretti@positivelyuk.org

27. Sapphire Macintosh

Sapphire is a comedian, actor and writer that uses comedy as a vessel to teach people about tough or challenging social issues. Her recent journalist work has documented the groups who are attempting to re-brand the far right in the U.K . This year she’s made two films, one of the Hollywood-ification of Tommy Robinson and another on the growth of a new far – right group – The Democratic Football Lads Alliance. She also uses her quick wit that puts members of the public in uncomfortable situations to find out what they’re really thinking. Contact Saph on saphmac@gmail.com

28. Ashley Joiner 

Ashley is a London based film director and Director of Queercircle – a charity dedicated to supporting the production and exhibition of queer artistic expression. His debut feature “Are You Proud?” was named one of the Guardian’s top ten documentaries of 2019 and has subsequently achieved global distribution. In partnership with Educate and Celebrate , “Are You Proud?” has been developed into LGBT+ educational resources for KS3, KS4 and KS5 available to teachers across the U.K. Contact Ashley on ashley@queercircle.org

29. Tracy Howard 

My name is Tracy Howard and I am a human rights activist.  I’m very proud to say that I’m part of an amazing group of human beings that just happened  to stop the 3rd runway BOOM . I was just a wife and  a mum (too two kids ) who was happy living in her council house in Sipson minding her own business when the government decided they wanted a 3td runway at Heathrow airport.  This to my family meant I lost my job, my home, my children’s school and more importantly they were going to DIG UP MY HUSBANDS NAN FROM HER GRAVE TO MAKE A SLIP ROAD FOR AN NCP CARPARK . I said (narrrrrr mate) no. I decided that I was going to be a massive cog in their wheel and I’m so happy to say I succeeded.  My photo even became part of BAA security training . They didn’t like my flash mobs or demos at their airport . I got involved with direct actions with plane stupid and loved every minute of it . More importantly as an early Intervention youth worker  I can share my story with the young people I work with and tell them that they can make a difference and show them the true meaning of PEOPLE POWERED CHANGE. Contact Tracy on tracyhoward74@live.co.uk

30. Levi Hinds

Leviticus Hinds is a Queer Black London based photographer, originally from the great North, Leviticus is a photographer and Set designer Amongst many other things. His main focus is social documentary and activism. As someone who was imprisoned attempting to photograph the after effects of social injustice (The Murder of Mark Duggan 2011) Leviticus has spent his career with a focus on documenting our most vulnerable Queer, Black and Trans cummunities. Contact Levi @Leviticushinds or Leviticushinds@gmail.com

31. Naomi Glass 

I am a full spectrum doula, a proud peasant and landworker, a mother, a witch, a poet and a great big queer ally and organise with the Landworkers’ Alliance. My blog is ‘A scribble snatched’. Contact Naomi on naomi.glass@gmail.com

32. Peter Staley 

Peter Staley has been a long-term AIDS and gay rights activist, first as a member of ACT UP New York, then as the founding director of TAG, the Treatment Action Group. During those years, he was arrested ten times for civil disobedience and led some of ACT UP’s most publicized actions, including disrupting trading on the New York Stock Exchange, forcing Burroughs Wellcome to lower the price of AZT. He also organized an action that put a giant condom over the home of Senator Jesse Helms.

Staley served on the board of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) for thirteen years and then founded AIDSmeds.com, an educational website for people living with HIV. He was a recent Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of

Politics, and co-founded PrEP4All, advocating for a plan to end epidemic levels of HIV in the U.S. Staley is a leading subject in the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague. Contact Peter on Peterstaley@verizon.net

33. Tam Vibert 

Contact Tam on  tam@thechateau.org.uk. Photo Credit – Ren Mars.

34. David Stuart

David Stuart was the first to name and identify Chemsex as an emerging gay cultural phenomenon. He developed the world’s first chemsex support services, and he fought relentlessly for greater chemsex awareness by encouraging and stimulating cultural dialogue and discussion within our international gay, bi and Queer communities. He continues to support international governments and communities to manage the cultural phenomenon from a place of kindness, sex positivity and cultural competence.

35. Amy Roberts

Amy is a post-doctoral research fellow in genetic epidemiology. She is part of the campaign to open London’s first community-owned, community-run, late-License queer pub with the activists from The Friends Of The Joiners Arms. Contact Amy on joinersliveson@gmail.com

36. Charlotte Gerada

Charlotte Gerada works for the Labour Party and is a social justice campaigner. Charlotte has led and won campaigns in the non-profit sector and as a grassroots activist for almost a decade. Charlotte was part of the founding FOTJA group, campaigning to secure Asset of Community Value status and a landmark planning commitment from Tower Hamlets council to ensure any new development includes an LGBTQ+ pub at its base. Contact Charlotte on joinersliveson@gmail.com

37. Salma Tiff

An avid activist and former campaigner for LGBTQIA visibility and rights, Salma now runs a London based vegan food business. Having migrated to the UK at the age of 10, Salma learned early in life that fighting for the rights she deserved was going to be an inevitable and defining part of her life and identity.

“I’ve never been one to sit by and watch myself or anyone else be misguided into believing their lives or identities didn’t matter and so meeting Dan and this amazing family was only inevitable.”  Studying human rights and going on to campaign in several issues from the closing of detention facilities like Yarl’s Wood to the establishment of safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth; Salma remains an avid supporter and campaigner for the rights of marginalised communities in the UK. Contact Salma on salmatiff89@gmail.com

38. dan glass

Dan Glass is an award-winning activist, mentor, performer and writer. He uses music, performance and protest to catalyse love, soul, revolution and justice in communities confronting injustice. Dan is an educator from Training for Transformation (TfT).

Dan has been named one of Attitude Magazine’s campaigning role models for LGBT youth, GaydarRadio Heroes Awards for Gay Rights activism and a Guardian ‘UK youth climate leader’ for famously supergluing the Prime Minister. Dan was recently awarded the ‘activist of the year’ at the ‘Sexual Freedom Awards 2017’ for contributions to sex-positive, queer, healthcare and human rights movements for social justice. http://www.theglassishalffull.co.uk. Thank you to Nicolas Chinardet for the picture from Pride London 2020 Queer rights veterans celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front and reclaim Pride – 27 June 2020

39. Mike Kear

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I’m a freelance photographer based in the London, my work is particularly focused on contemporary social issues including imperialism and HIV/AIDS in the UK, Africa and SE Asia as well as activism and issues relating to the austerity regime in the UK and Europe. Contact Mike on mikekear@me.com

40. Thierry Schaffauser

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Thierry Schaffauser is a sex worker and activist. Initially involved in Act Up-Paris, he became co-founder of STRASS, France sex workers’ trade union. His work is a constant reminder that sex workers are at the frontline of labour and queer movements for liberation and class struggle. Contact Thierry on sexworkeractivist@gmail.com

41. Boris Konakov – Queer

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I am 32 years old, I live in Russia, in St. Petersburg. I am the only open HIV-positive queer artist in Russia promoting the topic of HIV in contemporary art. Also known as an LGBT activist, I adhere to intersectional optics and promote the ideas of profeminism and accountability. By profession – journalist. Last year, he organized the first Queer Biennale in Russia, in which artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tula, Vladivostok, through their participation, answered themselves the question – what is Queer in Russia and whether there is in Russia our original Russian art. Photo credit – Instagram – MiliyOllie @miliyollie. Contact Boris on konakov878@gmail.com

42. Duncan Passmore

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Berlin based artist/painter. Contact Duncan on duncanpassmore@yahoo.com

43. Ewa Jasiewicz

Hi I’m Ewa and I’m Polish and an abolitionist, union organiser, writer and troublemaker. I’ve been involved in anticapitalist, antiwar, anti-racist, Palestine solidarity, environmental direct action and union movements for a long time! I’ve spent a couple of years on the ground living in Iraq and Palestine and contributing to anticolonial resistance there including organising the freedom flotillas to Gaza. I’m currently organising to get police out of schools in Greater Manchester. I love writing, wandering about and imagining a world without the prisons and white supremacy. Contact Ewa on freelance@mailworks.org