Stephen Bourne

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Stephen Bourne
Stephen Bourne (born 1957) is a gay writer and historian.

He was born in Camberwell and brought up in Peckham, leaving school with no qualifications,[1] but later took a degree in film making and television at the London College of Printing and in 2006 received a master's degree at De Montfort University on the representation of gay men in British Television Drama 1936–1979.[2]

His work on the history of black people in television led to a 1992 BBC documentary Black and White in Colour. In 1991 he was a founder member of the Black and Asian Studies Association. In 1999 he undertook pioneering work with Southwark Council and the Metropolitan Police as a voluntary independent adviser.

He is the author of Brief Encounters: Lesbians and Gays in British Cinema.[3]

In 2013 he was nominated for a blue plaque in the London Borough of Southwark.[4]

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  1. Koymasky website.
  2. Stephen Bourne page at The History Press.
  4. Pink News.