Peter Burton

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Peter Burton | Mark Vessey | 14436

Gay Activist is sad to note the passing of pioneer gay journalist Peter Burton who died earlier this week aged 66. In a career which began in 1960s and continued for over forty years, Burton was at the forefront of gay journalism. Born in 1945, Burton became an openly gay journalist when homosexuality was still illegal, writing for Spartacus, Jeremy, and Gay News as literary editor when it famously published the poem “The Love that Dares to Speak Its Name”.


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