Andrew Lumsden

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Andrew Lumsden at the CHE AGM, 2011
Andrew Lumsden , 1943-2023, was a long-term gay activist, former member of GLF and co-founder with Denis Lemon of Gay News.

He was author (with Gillian E Hanscombe) of Title Fight: The Battle for Gay News (Brilliance Books, 1983 ISBN 0-946189-60-9); and of Souvenirs of Sirmione (One Roof Press, 2010 ISBN 978-0-9535824-5-7) with drawings by David Shenton.

In an interview on the BBC in 2022 he stated that he came out as gay in 1968 aged 25 [1].


  1. Pride veteran meets parade first-timer (clip on BBC News 2 July 2022)