Dr James Hemming, a child psychologist, humanist and gay rights campaigner, has died at the age of 98.

He was Vice President of GALHA, the UK’s Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association, as well as a former President of the British Humanist Association. In the 1980s, he was an outspoken critic of Section 28, the inisidiously discriminatory Tory legislation that effectively robbed gays and lesbians of respect and tolerance in British schools. The law was finally repealed in 2003.

Hemming passed away in Kingston upon Thames, England, on 25 December.

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