In Memory of Mark Ashton – YCL General Secretary and Working-Class Hero

Mark Ashton, former General Secretary of the Young Communist League of Britain, passed away on the 11th February, 1987, tragically succumbing to HIV/AIDS at the age of 26. His accomplishments for the advancement of LGBT+ rights in the labour movement and wider society are huge, and we must ensure that all Challenge readers know his name, his accomplishments and his legacy.

YCL LGBT+ Commission inaugural meeting marks anniversary of Stonewall riots

Glenn Wigham reports on the first meeting of the Young Communist League’s newly founded LGBT+ Commission which discussed the history of the movement in Britain and addressed the question ‘why does the LGBT+ community need socialism?’