Our Dear Friend Doug Ireland Is Dead at 67

Doug Ireland

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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Doug Ireland, a journalist and activist who came of age in the New Left politics of the 1960s and whose interests and professional pursuits ranged from foreign and domestic politics to literature and philosophy, died in his East Village home on October 26.

He was 67 years old, and, according to his longtime friend Valerie Goodman, had suffered in recent years from the after-effects of childhood polio and from diabetes and severe sciatica. Though no cause of death has yet been established, Ireland had at least two major strokes over the past several years.

Goodman, one of the few intimates who spent time with him in recent years while he felt too ill to leave his apartment or have company, said she was contacted by the NYPD after Ireland’s body was found in his home.

Despite chronic, at times debilitating pain and frequent hospitalizations, Ireland remained a dogged reporter and book critic in recent years, writing articles for nearly every issue of Gay City News –– where he has been the international contributing editor –– since mid-2005 and also reporting on American politics for French-language publications in France.

Gay City News is preparing a full remembrance of Doug’s life.

Décès du journaliste et militant gay Doug Ireland par Judith Silberfeld

Doug Ireland, an Acerbic Activist and Left-Wing Writer, Is Dead at 67 By Bruce Weber (The New York Times)

Tino (1985) by Lionel Soukaz and Guy Hocquenghem with Doug Ireland :


  1. Denis Nzioka

    RIP+ Doug; I am sure they are having a ball with your arrival!

  2. Doug was a great internet friend and a key infuence in the LGBT movement. in the US




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