On Saturday 7th December 2019 ‘The Sisterhood of Karn’ held a special celebratory gathering to mark 25 years as the UK’s premiere LGBT Doctor Who fan group.
They were joined by actress Katy Manning, who played companion Jo Grant opposite Jon Pertwee’s Doctor in the 1970s, and were thrilled to present her with an award recognising her status as ‘A TRUE GAY ICON OF DOCTOR WHO’.
Organiser Richard Unwin said:
“Katy has been a staunch supporter of LGBT people for decades, and we are honoured to be joined by her for an evening – and to recognise her as a fabulous ally of the community. This is the first award of its kind that we have given out, but hopefully it won’t be the last.”
The Sisterhood of Karn hold regular meet-ups on the third Thursday of every month, in the upstairs bar of The Kings Arms pub in Soho, London. Newcomers are always welcome.