Alan Wakeman

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Not to be confused with the jazz saxophonist of the same name.
Alan Wakeman
Alan Wakeman (1936–2015) was a writer and gay activist. He was active in GLF and one of the founders of Gay Sweatshop.

He was born in Catford, South London[1] and grew up in Coulsdon, Surrey.[2]

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  1. The Guardian obituary by Andrew Lumsden ( gives his place of birth as Ramsgate, but his birth certificate shows his birthplace as 317 Brownhill Road [i.e. Catford], in the Sydenham registration district.
  2. Accessed: 2016-02-02. (Archived by WebCite® at