Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Some Contributors

Tony Akkermans is the newsletter editor of the Leeds and District Humanist Group and a regular contributor to the Freethinker.

Faisal Alam is the director of Al-Fatiha, the international grassroots movement dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning Muslims. He lives in Washington DC and works for a national HIV/AIDS organisation.

John Allen was senior lecturer in counselling psychology in the Department of Psychology at City University prior to his retirement. He is the author of many academic and professional papers and continues to contribute to a number of publications.

Andy Armitage was the editor of Gay and Lesbian Humanist from 2000 to 2005. E-mail: editor@pinktriangle.org.uk.

Robert Ashby is a former executive director of the British Humanist Association. E-mail: robert@humanism.org.uk.

Diesel Balaam works in the television industry. He was co-author with Sukie de la Croix of the satirical column Emerald City News which appeared weekly in London’s Capital Gay from 1987 to 1992. Their book of short stories Black Confetti: New Fairy Tales for an Old Country was reviewed in the Spring 1996 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist.

Cherry Bennet is a writer and member of the Independent LGBT Advisory Group to the Metropolitan Police Service. She has served as a member of the steering committee of the Equality Alliance and as a committee member of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.

Francis Bennion is an expert in constitutional law, human rights law, statutory interpretation and legislation. He drafted the Sex Discrimination Act, the Consumer Credit Act and the Ghana constitution. A past Chief Executive of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is familiar with professionalism and professional ethics. He is also expert in sexual ethics. He has published books and articles on all these subjects, and has written fiction on early railways. E-mail: fbennion@aol.com. Website: http://www.francisbennion.com.

John C. Beyer is the director of Mediawatch-UK, formerly known as the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association.

Dean Braithwaite was assistant editor of Gay and Lesbian Humanist. E-mail: Dean.Braithwaite@galha.org.

George Broadhead is the secretary and a trustee of the Pink Triangle Trust. He was secretary of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association until March 2007 and edited Gay and Lesbian Humanist for a number of years. E-mail: humanists@btinternet.com.

Peter Cave lectures in philosophy at the Open University and City University. E-mail: pc@petercave.com.

Denis Cobell was president of the National Secular Society.

Sukie de la Croix was co-author with Diesel Balaam of the satirical column Emerald City News which appeared weekly in London’s Capital Gay from 1987 to 1992. Their book of short stories Black Confetti: New Fairy Tales for an Old Country was reviewed in the Spring 1996 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist.

Shirley Dent is a former assistant editor of New Humanist.

Michael DiSchiavi lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches English at John Dewey High School. He is finishing a master’s in English Education and plans to pursue a PhD in Queer Theory. He is a member of the Gay and Lesbian/Queer Caucus of the Modern Language Association.

Thomas Downey is a member of the Ulster Humanists.

Barry Duke is the editor of the secular humanist monthly magazine The Freethinker. E-mail: editor@freethinker.co.uk.

Maureen Duffy is a leading British poet and novelist. She is the honorary president of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.

Antony Grey (1927–2010) was the secretary of the UK Homosexual Law Reform Society from 1962 to 1970. He is the author of Quest for Justice: Towards Homosexual Emancipation (Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992; reviewed in the Autumn 1992 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist), Speaking of Sex (Cassell, 1993; reviewed in the Winter 1993-4 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist), and Speaking Out: Sex, Law, Politics and Society (Cassell, 1997; reviewed in the Spring 1998 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist).

Avril Hemsley is an insurance consultant.

Jim Herrick is the editor of International Humanist News and literary editor of New Humanist. He is a former editor of The Freethinker and later of New Humanist. His books include Vision and Realism: a hundred years of The Freethinker (GW. Foote, 1982), and Against the Faith (1985). His revised edition of Margaret Knight’s 1961 Humanist Anthology (Rationalist Press Association, 1995) was reviewed in the Summer 1995 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist. In 2002 he was awarded Rationalist International’s biennial International Humanist Award. E-mail: Jim.Herrick@rationalist.org.uk.

Andrew Hodges is a lecturer at Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of Alan Turing: the Enigma (reviewed in the Spring 1985 issue of The Gay Humanist) and the Alan Turing Website. Personal website: http://www.synth.co.uk/.

Hans Hoekzema works as a volunteer with the Dutch humanist organisation Hivos (Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation).

Allan Horsfall (1927–2012) co-founded the North Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee, which later became the Campaign for Homosexual Equality – in its time the largest and most successful membership organisation campaigning for lesbian and gay equality in Britain. Personal website: Gay Monitor.

Brett Humphreys wrote the Web Watch column for Gay and Lesbian Humanist from 1997 to 2003. He is a former website administrator for the Pink Triangle Trust.

John Lauritsen is an American humanist and gay activist. His books include The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935) (published in 1974), Death Rush: Poppers and AIDS, Poison By Prescription: The AZT Story, The AIDS War: Propaganda, Profiteering and Genocide from the Medical-Industrial Complex and A Freethinker’s Primer of Male Love (1998) (reviewed in the Summer 1998 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist). He has written a number of papers on AIDS. His articles have appeared in New York Native, Gay Books Bulletin, Gay Times, Civil Liberties Review, The Freethinker, Journal of Homosexuality, Christopher Street, Gay and Lesbian Humanist, Gay and Lesbian Review, Bio/Technology and the Lancet.

Gordon Laverick is a barrister. He is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and of the Bar Lesbian and Gay Group of England and Wales.

Derek Lennard is a former chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association.

Brett Lock is a writer and campaigner with OutRage! and former editor of Gay Humanist Quarterly. E-mail: brett@nabumedia.com.

Ted McFadyen is a former journalist and broadcaster who contributed reviews to Gay News. In the 1970s and 1980s he worked for a number of organisations including CHE, the NUJ Lesbian and Gay Group and the NCCL Gay Rights Committee. From 1993 to 1996 he was Secretary of the Brighton Lesbian and Gay Switchboard.

Lee Ann Morgan is a lecturer in English composition and literature at Santa Barbara City College, California, and a member of Open Minds, a community media watchdog group.

Colin de la Motte-Sherman was born in England in 1939. He now lives in Germany. He has been active in the peace, CND and labour movements. He was co-founder of the International Lesbian and Gay Cultural Network and has been active in Amnesty International since 1997.

Terri Murray, an American-born scholar, has a degree in Philosophy, Theology and Christian Ethics. She is co-author with Michael McClure of Moral Panic: exposing the religious right’s agenda on sex (Cassell, 1995).

Jack Nichols (1938-2005) edited the online news magazine Gay Today (reviewed in Web Watch, Spring 2003) from its inception in February 1997 until it ceased publication in September 2004. He was a longtime activist for lesbian and gay rights in the United States and wrote or co-authored a number of books including The Gay Agenda: Talking Back to the Fundamentalists (1996). His last contribution to Gay and Lesbian Humanist was published just a few months before his death. E-mail: jack@jack-nichols.com. Website: http://www.jack-nichols.com.

Brian Nicol is the chair of the Mid-Warwickshire branch of Amnesty International and a member of Coventry and Warwickshire Humanists.

Rictor Norton is a freelance editor and writer with a particular interest in gay literature and history. He emigrated from Florida to London in 1973, began writing for Gay News that year, and worked full-time at the offices of Gay News from June 1974 to December 1978. He was foreign-rights manager of Western Publishing Company/Golden Books for twelve years from 1979, becoming a freelance editor and writer in 1992. During the 1990s he edited more than 20 titles in Cassell’s gay and lesbian list. He is the author of several books on gay literature and history, including Mother Clap’s Molly House, The Myth of the Modern Homosexual (reviewed in the Summer 1998 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist), and My Dear Boy (an anthology of gay love letters), as well as a biography of the Gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe, an anthology of Gothic literature, and three anthologies of eighteenth-century British erotica to be published by Pickering & Chatto in 2002/3. Website: http://www.infopt.demon.co.uk.

Daniel O’Hara is a past chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and a past president of the National Secular Society. He has a degree in Theology and was formerly an Anglican priest after training for the ministry at Cuddesdon College, Oxford.

Jean Raison is a pen name of the late Nicolas Walter (1934–2000).

Neil Richardson is a member of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

Yvonne Ridley is a senior journalist on the Sunday Express. Her book In the Hands of the Taliban was reviewed in the Winter 2001-2002 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist.

Alison Rowland is a lecturer in further education and a member of Coventry and Warwickshire Humanists.

Roy Saich is a trustee of the Pink Triangle Trust and the secretary of Coventry and Warwickshire Humanists. E-mail: r.saich@ntlworld.com. Website: http://www.humanists.me.uk.

Jonathan Sanders was the television critic of Gay Times until 1993. His book Another Fine Dress: Role-Play in the Films of Laurel and Hardy (Cassell, 1995) was reviewed in the Autumn 1995 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist.

Terry Sanderson is an author, counsellor and journalist. He writes the Mediawatch column for Gay Times and is the author of a number of books, including How To Be A Happy Homosexual (Other Way Press, new edition 1999; reviewed in the Spring 1999 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist), Assertively Gay (Other Way Press, 1993; reviewed in the Spring 1997 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist), A to Z of Gay Sex: An Erotic Alphabet (Other Way Press, 1994), Mediawatch: The Treatment of Male and Female Homosexuality in the British Media (Cassell, 1995), and The Potts Papers (Other Way Press, 1996; reviewed in the Summer 1996 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist).

Udo Schüklenk holds the chair in Ethics, Public Policy and Corporate Governance at Glasgow Caledonian University. He is Joint Editor of Bioethics, the journal of the International Association of Bioethics, and of Developing World Bioethics. E-mail: Udo.Schuklenk@gcal.ac.uk. Website: http://www.udo-schuklenk.org.

Jeremy Smith is the deputy editor of The Ecologist. E-mail: jeremy@theecologist.org.

Warren Allen Smith wrote the Stateside Gossip column for Gay and Lesbian Humanist and the Letter from America column for Gay Humanist Quarterly. He lives in Greenwich Village, New York, and is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion. He is author of Who’s Who in Hell (reviewed in the Autumn 2000 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist), Celebrities in Hell, and Gossip from Across the Pond (reviewed in the Spring 2005 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist). E-mail: wasm@mac.com. Website: http://wasm.us.

Barbara Smoker is a vice-president of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and a past president of the National Secular Society. She is the author of Humanism (third edition (1998) reviewed in the Autumn 1998 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist; fourth edition (2005) reviewed in the Summer 2005 issue of Gay and Lesbian Humanist).

Peter Tatchell is a writer and a political activist on behalf of lesbian and gay rights. His books include The Battle for Bermondsey (Heretic Books, 1983), Democratic Defence – A Non-Nuclear Alternative (GMP 1985), AIDS: A Guide To Survival (GMP, 1990), Europe in the Pink: Lesbian and Gay Equality in the New Europe (GMP 1992), Safer Sexy – The Guide to Gay Sex Safely (Freedom Editions, 1994), and We Don’t Want To March Straight – Masculinity, Queers and the Military (Cassell, 1995), and Fighting Back against HIV: Self-Help for the Newly-Diagnosed (Cassell, 1997). He has also written numerous published articles, many of them on issues of sexuality. E-mail: info@petertatchell.net. Website: http://www.petertatchell.net.

Rob Tielman is Professor of Sociology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He is a vice-president of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and a past president of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Griff Vaughan Williams (1940–2010) was a longstanding member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and was the organiser of many of its conferences.

Kees Waaldijk is a senior lecturer in the EM. Meijers Institute for Legal Studies of the Faculty of Law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He has a special interest in Law and Homosexuality and was appointed by the University of Utrecht to undertake three years of research into the legal position of same-sex couples in Europe. E-mail: C.Waaldijk@law.leidenuniv.nl. Website: http://www.meijers.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?c=69.

Allen Windsor is a pen name of Warren Allen Smith.

Keith Porteous Wood is the executive director of the National Secular Society. E-mail: kpw@secularism.org.uk.

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