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Late gay rights hero Michael Brown pledged to ‘just keep going’ in his last ever interview

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  1. Colin (London) 5 Jul 2013, 3:57pm

    I did not know Michael Brown but he and his ilk are our forebears who have managed to get us where we are today.

    I applaud your attitude, resilience etc and know that you changed the world for us. Thank You. Rest well.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Jul 2013, 4:19pm

    Rest in peace, Michael. You will never be forgotten and your legacy will live on, eternally. Words of thanks are just not enough.

  3. Thank you Michael for everything you done and how disgustingly you were treated by us at clubs and pubs just because you are an older guy. Stop agism in the LGBT community! Many older men don’t find the courage to come out until later life and we should respect them, not make them feel unwanted.

  4. Paul Brownsey 5 Jul 2013, 7:30pm

    “An unsung hero for many younger members of the gay community…”

    Actually, he wasn’t any sort of hero to them, unsung or not–alas.

  5. Come on the guy has passed away, surely you could have found a more respectable picture of him,,,,

    1. I thought it was a lovely picture that captured his irreverence and zest for life!

      Sticking his tongue out at society’s expectations – for 82 years.

      And he’s right about how we treat older people. Those of us who are young (or youngish!) could stand to be a lot nicer to the elderly.

  6. Aaron Aurora 8 Jul 2013, 12:39pm

    I’ve only just heard of and learnt about Michael Brown today. What a lot of respect I have for this guy.
    Back in the earlier years when he mentioned the Gay Liberation Army and going on the first parade, I can’t help but wonder if he knew several of my older friends who I know who have told me stories of their involvement in either. I myself am 22 but generally a friendly guy and of the smaller significant members, I wonder why I have not heard of this name – rest assured now that I have and will remember it.

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