from Paul Atkin

I was Ali's friend in London around 2002 where we shared in common an opposition to racism, sexism and homophobia. He was a very courageous and unique man, and made powerful arguments against oppression and discrimination. He was funny, kind and above all an individual who stood out from the crowd. I was also lucky to meet him again a couple of years ago where we went out in London for his 35th birthday. A group of us had such great fun with Ali that night!

My condolences are with Ali's family and I will be inspired whenever I think of him.

Goodbye Ali x

Paul Atkin