Henry Badenhorst

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Henry Badenhorst (c. 1966 – 11 November 2017) was the co-founder of the Gaydar Radio website. In May, 2007, Badenhorst was named by the Independent on Sunday Pink List the fourth most influential gay person in the United Kingdom, down from third place the previous year.[1]

Badenhorst's partner was Gary Frisch. Their personal relationship ended in 2006, but they remained business partners until Frisch's death in 2007.[2]


Badenhorst died on 11 November 2017, aged 51, after falling from a tower block in his native South Africa. Initial and unconfirmed reports suggested he took his own life.[3]


  1. ^ "The pink list 2007", The Independent, 6 May 2007, archived from the original on 4 July 2008, retrieved 25 August 2008
  2. ^ Judd, Terri (17 February 2007), "Mystery surrounds the death of Gaydar founder", The Independent, retrieved 25 August 2008
  3. ^ The Co-Founder Of Gaydar, The Groundbreaking Dating Site, Has Died Aged 51, buzzfeed.com; accessed 3 December 2017.