Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Thought For The Day: Nick Partridge

"Many people in the gay community thought the 'gay plague' would be used to roll back the small legal advances that we had made towards equality. Actually, the reverse happened. The community's compassionate response to seeing death and dying painted a much richer picture of the lives of lesbians and gay men. It provided the platform for the extraordinary advances to equality that we have seen in the past 15 years."

Nick Partridge, the outgoing head of Terrence Higgins Trust, is profiled in The Guardian.

PS It's often seen as a no-brainer for well-meaning gayers to raise money for the THT, but, with an income of around £20million a year, there may be many other groups far more in need of your money.


  1. And yet they closed their weekly instant HIV testing clinic in Oxford so now i have to go to the main clinic with all the ghastly straight people and wait a week. A WEEK.

    1. I presume the clinics would be directly funded - but I think many people will then organise a little fundraiser for THT the money will go to someone with HIV/Aids who can't pay their heating bills, and so on...