San Francisco journalist and photographer Nikos Diaman, a part-time resident of San Miguel, passed away November 8, 2020 at age 84 in Athens Greece following emergency hospitalization for internal hemorrhaging.
Nikos was a trailblazer for LGBT+ liberation and human rights in both the United States and Mexico. After his initial post-Stonewall Rebellion activities as a 1970-71 member of the vanguard New York City Gay Liberation Front, he became the first openly Gay American journalist and originated photodocumentary interviews and oral histories for LGBT+ personalities in both countries.
Since the late 1990’s Nikos adopted San Miguel de Allende as an alternate biannual residence. Every two years he would diligently devote four months to immersion in the cultural and social activities of this city, where he was highly respected for his numerous volunteer endeavors.
On alternate years he would repeat the same pattern in Athens, Greece, land of his immigrant parents, and where he was an honorary member of Proud Seniors Greece.
As a native San Franciscan, he remained loyal to his birthplace with great passion.
Nikos is survived by his son Aaron, three grand-daughters and his sister Anna and her children.
His remains have been cremated and his son will transport them to San Francisco for final disposition. Memorial services will be later scheduled.
Obituary written by Roberto Camp
San Miguel Times Newsroom