Jean Kirk Stickney, 80, passed away June 2, 2021, in Brewer. She was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of Norman B. Stickney Sr. and Cecilia E. Dingman Stickney.

Jean moved to Maine in the ’60s. Owner of JKS Copy Printers in Belfast, she printed a statewide newsletter for lesbians. She was a lifelong activist for women’s and gay rights and was honorary chairman for the Belfast Pride parade two years ago.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at A full obituary will follow.