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Terry Sanderson was a leading British secularist and gay rights activist, author, and journalist. Terry served as president of the National Secular Society from 2006 to 2017 and was a long-standing columnist for Gay Times. Sanderson was elected President of the National Secular Society in 2006, having previously served as a vice-president for a number of years. He helped organize protests during the state visit by Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom.

Birth Name

Terence Arthur Sanderson

Nickname

Terry

Profession

Secularist, Gay Rights Activist, Author, Journalist

Nationality

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Terry Sanderson was born on the 16th of November 1946, in Maltby, South Yorkshire, England.

Date of Death

He was died on the 12th June 2022 at the age of 75.

Sun Sign

Unknown

Ethnicity

White

He had British ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

His educational qualifications are unknown.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status

Married

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Terry Sanderson had dated –

  • Keith Porteous Wood (2006–2022) – Sanderson was in a relationship with Keith Porteous Wood, the current president of the National Secular Society. They had been together for over two decades before the recognition of same-sex relationships by the state, and they entered into a civil partnership in 2006.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Sexuality

Gay

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Sanderson became known as a leading British secularist and gay rights activist, author, and journalist. Sanderson began campaigning for equality for gay people in 1969. His MediaWatch columns for Gay Times have been a feature since 1982.

Terry Sanderson Net worth

Terry Sanderson has an estimated net worth of $500K before his death.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Terry Sanderson

  • Terry was born on Maltby, South Yorkshire, England.
  • He was a leading British secularist and gay rights activist, author, and journalist.
  • Sanderson was born to a poor mining family in the South Yorkshire village of Maltby. He came out as gay after starting work in Rotherham at the age of seventeen.
  • Moving to London in the early 1970s, Sanderson worked as a disability support worker or other similar jobs, and on the Woman’s Own.
  • Sanderson began campaigning for equality for gay people in 1969. His MediaWatch columns for Gay Times have been a feature since 1982.
  • In 1986, after experiencing problems with a Christian-owned publisher, Sanderson established The Other Way Press as a specifically gay-themed publishing house.
  • Sanderson was elected President of the National Secular Society in 2006, having previously served as a vice-president for a number of years.
  • In 2015, his autobiography The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual was published and then revised with a new epilogue in 2021 as The Reluctant Gay Activist following his diagnosis and treatment for bladder cancer.
  • His cancer returned in 2022 and he died at his home in London on 12 June that year, aged 75.
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