Alex Hirst

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Alex Hirst (1951–1992) was a writer and artist, best known for his collaborations with his late partner, Rotimi Fani-Kayode. His first novel, Almost One, was published by Gay Men's Press in 1985.[1] He also co-founded the gay journal Square Peg.

"Rotimi was my friend, my lover but also my collaborator—unusual, especially for a a black man and a white man."[2]


  2. Alex Hist, The Last Supper: A Creative Farewell to Rotimi Fani-Kayode (Wolverhampton: Light House Media Centre, 1992) page 6, quoted in Hidden Histories, page 98