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Friends Bid Farewell to Bob Kohler, A Grand Old Fag

Friends Bid Farewell to Bob Kohler, A Grand Old Fag

Dec 11, 2007

blogs.VillageVoice.com - by Julie Bolcer

"Whose streets? Bob’s streets!” “Is anyone here fighting for queers?”

More than 100 people chanted on Sunday evening as they marched down Seventh Avenue South in what they called a political funeral to honor Bob Kohler. The legendary West Village resident died on Wednesday at age 81, after decades of multi-issue activism that spanned desegregation, gay and transgender rights, HIV/AIDS, and the anti-war movement.

The colorful but bittersweet send-off lasted just over two hours, and wound through locati... [more]

 
Clay and Tracy shared big heart, a gift for dance

Clay and Tracy shared big heart, a gift for dance

Oct 31, 2007

Charlotte.com - GERRY HOSTETLER

You could say that when his heart stopped beating not one, but two people died. And you wouldn't be too far from wrong.

Clay Edwin Lambert of Charlotte died Oct. 14 of an apparent heart attack. Showgirl Tracy Morgan, Clay's entertainer alter-ego, also died. They were 41.

Tracy had just finished her second number and went backstage to change costumes. She felt faint, sat in a chair then fell to the floor.

Clay was West Mecklenburg High School's 1984 valedictorian. He entered an 11th-grade talent contest ... [more]

 
 Sammy Duddy

Sammy Duddy

Oct 23, 2007

Telegraph.co.uk

Sammy Duddy, who died on October 17 aged 62, had a rather unusual curriculum vitae for a member of the Loyalist paramilitary Ulster Defence Association in having been a drag artiste who went by the stage name of Samantha.

During the 1970s the self-styled "Dolly Parton of Belfast" became well known on Belfast's cabaret circuit, presenting a risqué act in Loyalist pubs and clubs, dressed in fishnet tights, wig and heavy make-up. Once he even performed for British troops on tour.

 
DC Activist Cheryl Spector Dies of Leukemia

DC Activist Cheryl Spector Dies of Leukemia

Sep 5, 2007

PRNewsWire.com - Source: The Spector Family

Washington - Cheryl Ann Spector, well known in the Washington, DC area for her dedication to Gay, Lesbian and other humanitarian causes and for her archiving the history of the gay movement in America, died early today at George Washington University Hospital of leukemia.

Ms. Spector, 49, was diagnosed with the illness in late June and underwent two rounds of chemotherapy before succumbing to the disease.

She was to be honored on September 29 with the "Unsung Hero Award" at the annual gala of The Mautner P... [more]

 
Trail blazer

Trail blazer (Aug 30, 2007)

BayWindows.com - Laura Kiritsy

Max Feldman, who wrote and recorded the first song that proclaimed a lesbian identity, died unexpectedly at home in Albuquerque, N.M., on Aug. 17. Feldman, who was 62, died of natural causes, said Helen Thornton, Feldmans partner of four years.
... [more]

Cage aux Folles star Michel Serrault dies

Cage aux Folles star Michel Serrault dies (Jul 30, 2007)

Entertainment.TimesOnline.co.uk - Times Online and agencies

Michel Serrault, a prolific French actor who won international renown as an over-emotional drag queen in the 1978 comedy La Cage Aux Folles, has died after a long illness. He was 79.

One of the great names of F... [more]

TG pioneer Claire Skiffington dies

TG pioneer Claire Skiffington dies (Jun 21, 2007)

eBar.com - by Cynthia Laird

San Francisco transgender pioneer Claire Leigh Skiffington died June 11 at Pioneer House, a retirement facility in Sacramento, following a lengthy struggle with cancer. She was 62.

The former health department employee was an early advocate o... [more]

Remembering Roxy Rush

Remembering Roxy Rush (May 10, 2007)

Remembering Roxy Rush

In Loving Memory of Roxy Rush

March 29, 1966 May 10, 2006

Roxy Rush was one of the most respected members of our community a beautiful person who left this world far too soon. On this first anniversary of her death please take a mo... [more]

2 people that had one wonderful soul

2 people that had one wonderful soul (Apr 12, 2007)

Jacksonville.com - By Rachel Davis, The Times-Union

At her funeral, friends and family remember the boy and the woman he transitioned into.

In the end they mourned for two, the shy boy who was born Jeffery Bryan Schley and the bold woman he became, Anna Alexandre.
... [more]

Memorial set for Kari Edwards

Memorial set for Kari Edwards (Apr 12, 2007)

EBar.com - by Zak Szymanski

Friends, family, and colleagues from literary, artistic, and LGBT circles are preparing to honor the late poet kari edwards at a memorial on Friday, April 27, to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the San Francisco campus of the California College of the Arts, 1111 Ei... [more]

Performer Heather MacAllister dies

Performer Heather MacAllister dies (Feb 23, 2007)

eBar.com - by Cynthia Laird

Community leader and performer Heather MacAllister died Tuesday, February 13 in Portland, Oregon after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 38.

Ms. MacAllister's passing was announced by the NoLose Web site, an organization that d... [more]

Gillis, a.k.a. Lulu LaRude, dies in Halifax

Gillis, a.k.a. Lulu LaRude, dies in Halifax (Feb 10, 2007)

TheChronicleHerald.ca - By Chris Lambie and Greg Guy - Staff Reporters

One of Halifaxs most famous drag queens, who enjoyed far more than his five minutes of fame, has given his last show.

Lulu LaRude, a.k.a. Charles McDuff Gillis, died Thursday of a brain tumour in Ha... [more]

Simply Divine - Van Smith (1945 - 2006)

Simply Divine - Van Smith (1945 - 2006) (Dec 14, 2006)

PopMatters.com - Bill Gibron

Van Smith never won an Oscar. He was never idolized or celebrated by a vehement genre audience like Dick Smith or Tom Savini. If his chief collaborator, cinematic genius John Waters, was the Pope of Puke, Smith was his primary prophet, a pure fashion for... [more]

LGBT ally Elliott Blackstone dies

LGBT ally Elliott Blackstone dies (Nov 16, 2006)

EBar.com - by Liz Highleyman

Former San Francisco Police Sergeant Elliott Blackstone, a longtime ally of the LGBT community, died October 25, a month shy of his 82nd birthday.

According to an obituary placed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sgt. Blackstone suffered a maj... [more]

Helen Cruz sings her swan song

Helen Cruz sings her swan song (Oct 20, 2006)

ShowBizAndStyle.inq7.net - By Behn Cervantes - Inquirer

Published on page G1 of the October 21, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Lollie Mara texted me that she could pass by for me on her way to Rico Puno's party. The singer was hosting an asalto for his mana... [more]

Willi Ninja, 45, Self-Created Star Who Made Vogueing Into an Art, Dies

Willi Ninja, 45, Self-Created Star Who Made Vogueing Into an Art, Dies (Sep 6, 2006)

NYTimes.com - Lola Ogunnaike

Willi Ninja, known as the Grandfather of Vogue, a dance form that he helped move from the New York club scene of the 1980s to the concert stage, died on Saturday in Queens. He was 45.

The cause was AIDS-related heart failure, said Archie Bu... [more]

Thomas, a leading transgender activist

Thomas, a leading transgender activist (Aug 8, 2006)

Chron.com - Allan Turner - Houston Chronicle

'Pioneer,' 64, didn't disguise her masculine voice

Brenda Thomas, a one-time auto dealership owner who became a leading local transgender activist, died Sunday at a Houston hospice, a family member said. She was 64.
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John William Money, 84, Sexual Identity Researcher, Dies

John William Money, 84, Sexual Identity Researcher, Dies (Jul 11, 2006)

NYTimes.com - Benedict Carey

John William Money, who helped found the field of sexual identity studies, died Friday in Towson, Md. He was 84.

The cause was complications of Parkinsons disease, said Dr. Moneys niece Sally Hopkins.

A psychologist at Johns... [more]

Misty Dawn was icon of transgender community

Misty Dawn was icon of transgender community (Jun 16, 2006)

Anchorage Daily News - Beth Bragg

Even in death, Misty Dawn was the portrait of a lady.

Gregory Andrews fixed her hair and makeup the way he'd done twice a week for more than 10 years. Paula Buttner bought her a pretty new blouse and picked out glittery jewelry. The und... [more]

Margaret Gibson, 57: 'Opium Dreams' writer

Margaret Gibson, 57: 'Opium Dreams' writer (Apr 10, 2006)

Toronto Star - Catherine Dunphy - Obituary Writer

She burst onto the '70s literary scene a fully formed writer huge, intense, black-rimmed blue/green eyes, brown-wrapped Plus cigarette, telling the literary journalists of the day in her low, husky voice how she needed words, how she... [more]

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