The LBQ community in London has experienced a great loss. Maxine, who founded and ran the Meetup group London Lesbian Singles 30+, has sadly passed away.
Maxine was a wonderful woman who spent a lot of time organising social events to bring together women. She raised money for charity, including for refugees around the time when there was a huge exodus to Greece. She volunteered and supported LGBT charities such as London Friend.
Maxine also wrote for a period for Planet Nation, so although she is no longer with us, a piece of her is available to keep her spirit alive. You can read these here:
There is a memorial celebration event taking place for Maxine at MUSE in Soho on Saturday 7 October from 7:30pm. Anyone who knew Maxine, or who would like to celebrate her contribution to our community is welcome to join this event. Elaine McKenzie will be providing the music and this promises to be a positive space, much as Maxine always created.
In addition, there is a Just Giving page that you can donate to here with funds going to London Friend.
Magzine “Maxine” Gordon 1969-2017
Maxine passed away unexpectedly on 19th July this year and many of her friends wanted to do something in her memory.
Maxine, taken too soon and missed so much by her friends.
She campaigned tirelessly for human rights and our LGBT community specifically. Whether this was bringing the community together with MeetUp groups, fundraising for LGBT (LoveHumanRights) asylum seekers or fighting for the rights of disadvantaged people in her role as Policy Advisor for DWP.
She was always first to go up to someone standing alone and talk to them to put at ease, first on the dance floor. She could be found with Espresso martini in hand, holding court, putting the world to right.
She also volunteered, at London Friend and at her local school, mentoring youngsters.
We have lost a great contributor, a good advocate and campaigner.