Ross Burgess

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Ross Burgess, November 2013
Ross Burgess, born 1944, is a former IT consultant (now retired). He was brought up in Hastings and studied at Oriel College, Oxford and the Open University.

In 1966, while still an undergraduate, he stood as Liberal parliamentary candidate for Mitcham.[1]

He has been active in LGBT organisations for many years. He founded the Tunbridge Wells CHE Group in 1972 and is an Executive Committee member of CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) and committee member and former Secretary of CAGS. From 2008 to 2011 he was a Board Trustee of the LGBT Consortium.

He was copy editor of Out of the Shadows (2010) and in the past has written books and articles on IT-related subjects.

He edited Diverse Performances: Masculinities and the Victorian Stage by the late David Haldane Lawrence, and is commissioning editor for Amiable Warriors, both published by Paradise Press. Two of his stories are included in the anthology A Boxful of Ideas for which he did the typography.

He is webmaster for a number of organisations, including:

In 2002 Ross Burgess and Roger Burg had a London Registered Partnership, followed in 2005 by a civil partnership, which they converted to a marriage in 2015. Roger died in February 2017.

On 8 June 2019 Ross Burgess and Peter Burman were married in Falkland, Fife, with an Affirmation of Vows a week later in the Unitarian Church, Croydon.

External links


  1. The Times Guide to the House of Commons 1966, page 153