Educated at Central high school, Leeds, where he met at 13 years old his lifelong partner, Graham Wilson, and Bangor University, Alan Bray spent a year in an Anglican seminary before building a distinguished career. Alan Bray, who died aged 53, was a rare combination; senior civil servant, gay activist and scholar. He lived with Graham in their Notting Hill apartment for more than 40 years. His book, Homosexuality In Renaissance England, first published in 1982 and still in print, is a classic.
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