Robert Crossman

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Robert 'Bob' Crossman


Great Britain

Birth - Death

1947 - 1996



Notable Achievements



Former local Councillor in Altrincham, Greater Manchester. Later moved to Islington, where he was elected Councillor in 1982-1994; represented Highview, Gillespie and Highbury wards. Represented Islington on Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) from 1983, serving as Chair of the Equal Opportunities Committee. Mayor of Islington 1986-1987, being Great Britain's first elected open LGBTQ mayor. Leader in the gay community; founder and Chairman of the Islington Lesbian and Gay Committee; fought against injustice and discrimination toward gay men and lesbians. Member of London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, Gay Men Fighting Aids, and National Aids Helpline. Also known as Bob Crossman.

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