November 2011

Peter Burton


We were deeply saddened at Ourstory recently when we heard of the loss of one of Brighton's characters.

A writer and publisher who championed gay literature for over 35 years, he was a Brighton resident since the 1970s. Described by some as "the Godfather of gay journalism" he was also affectionately known as Dame Peggy.

He wrote for Spartacus and Gay News, was the literary and features editor of Gay Times for 20 years, and was the founding publisher of Millivres Books.

He died aged 66 and his good friend Rose Collis wrote his obituary in The Independent. (picture by Mark Vessey)


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