Category | Passages

Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted on 04 September 2014

Popular comedian Joan Rivers has died. Her daughter Melissa has posted the following statement: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount […]


Russian Gay Activist Alexey Davydov Passes

Posted on 02 October 2013

Moscow, Russia – A prominent Russian LGBT activist, Alexey Davydov, died in Moscow at the age of 36 last week (after slipping into a coma) reports the Huffington Post. Davydov’s health was rumored to have been on the decline since a police riot in 2011 that left him with a broken arm. In his month spent […]


Legendary Gay Rights Activist Jose Julio Sarria Dies at 91

Posted on 25 August 2013

New York, NY – Gay rights activist Jose Julio Sarria passed away in his home in New Mexico Monday morning, reports GLAAD. A World War II veteran, Sarria was the very first openly gay candidate to run for public office in North America, running for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1961. Sarria’s candidacy […]


Remembering Mrs. Beasley

Posted on 17 June 2013

  Jay Lynch – better known as Mrs. Beasley – passed away at the age of 74, leaving behind a personality that will be remembered for years to come. Lynch was known for his sense of humor and gossip columns throughout the years for publications like HotSpots and Scoop, in addition to some syndicated pieces as […]


LGBT Ally Frank Lautenberg Dies at 89

Posted on 08 June 2013

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died Monday morning at the age of 89 after a bout of viral pneumonia took a turn for the worst. The longtime supporter of the LGBT community, sponsoring the federal anti-bullying legislation following the high-profile death of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide after his […]


Passages: René Fernández (1976-2012)

Posted on 07 January 2013

WILTON MANORS — Local bartender René Fernández (Cintora) died on December 30, 2012. Described by friends on Facebook as a “great man,” a “good friend,” a “phenomenal individual,” and always in “excellent humor,” Fernandez reportedly died from a lung complications related to an untreated HIV status. “We lost the most genuine, quick witted and funny […]


Richard Cimoch: A Long-Time Activist Passes

Posted on 30 November -0001

Longtime community and political activist Richard Cimoch died last week. Long involved in South Florida’s LGBT community, he served on the board and as co-chair of Pride South Florida, as a member of the Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, and as former Secretary of the Dolphin Democratic Club. A native of Philadelphia, Cimoch came to […]


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