Mark was a friend and fellow revolutionary back in the day. He a communist me a Trotsykist. We had great sparring but we both knew how to party - and indeed fight the cause. All this against a back drop of great jumble sales, the miners strike fundraising, The Bell and Bronski Beat and some awesomely bad haircuts. And a heath service that knew so little about AIDs. I still remember nursing staff making us leave his dinner plates outside his room. Yes a communist and gay rights activist.
I was at college with him in Portrush, and until today I had no idea about what he went on to do. He did make a very brief movie appearance himself as an extra in Hazel O'Connor's 1980 film 'Breaking Glass'. He lived near us in London at the time. I'm proud to have know him.