Gavin Brown has been involved in gay & queer activism (amongst other forms of radical politics) in the UK for more than 25 years. He was active in co-creating Queer Mutiny and Queeruption events in London and Amsterdam in the early 2000s. He lectures in social and cultural geography at the University of Leicester. He was co-editor (with Kath Browne and Jason Lim) of the collection Geographies of Sexualities published by Ashgate in 2007. He has written widely on queer autonomous spaces and contemplated how the recognition and promotion of diverse queer economies might open and reveal cracks in homonormative social relations. Currently he is researching the history of the Non-Stop Picket of the South African Embassy in London (1986–1990) and thinking about how solidarity is practiced.