Ritchie and his mates 'la!' at every opportunity – and queer groups still speak in code today.
Demonstrators marched in memory of Black trans lives lost and to protest against potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act.
Teaching children about acceptance matters. And as a member of the LGBT community, I know visibility matters too, writes headteacher Gerry Robinson.
Today, in mainstream media, little is written about black male sexuality that does not allude to oppression, disease, rape and ridicule in what often appears to be a concerted effort to well and truly hang the black male by the foreskin.