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11th February 1987. Mark Ashton — 4 Comments

  1. Thank you for this post. I think it’s so important to remember and honor those we lost in the struggle and to do everything we can to ensure that their lives mattered and their work continues.

  2. 1987 seems a lifetime ago but I agree with David is is so important to remember those who burned brightly for a short time and helped to get us to where we are today. We still have challenges to face and we need to support our peers in country’s where the fight for recognition and equality is yet to make any progress.

    At the risk of sounding like a boring old(er) queen, I think it would benefit a lot of the younger members of our community to learn about people like Mark Ashton and how powerful, songs by groups like the Communards were to our fight.

    • Just came across this site. I fully agree with the comments made above.
      In the 80’s I was a teenager not sure of his sexuality and living in the North East from a working class family.
      I am living a happy life thanks to those that companioned Gay rights then.

  3. Hi all, in spite I’m not lesbian, I have always fought to defend their rights. I do well remember the 80s, but I did not know Mark Ashton, just discovered thanks to the movie “Ingenious” which my husband and I watched yesterday. Then I’ve been looking for his story on the web, and I’m very moved. Great man, great story. We need people like him.

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