Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Thought For The Day: Jonathan Blake

"In December '82 I tried to commit suicide but I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t stand the thought of someone having to clean up the mess after me. And I thought: 'If you can’t kill yourself, you’d better get out and live.' And it's difficult when self-confidence is just on the floor, but I saw there was going to be a gay gathering on 1 April 1983, and I just thought: 'Let’s do this, let’s go out and join the world again'."

Jonathan Blake, co-founder of Lesbians And Gays Support The Miners, on how he felt after being diagnosed with HIV, The Independent.

33 years on he's still out, proud and fighting (and community gardening). 

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