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South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus Member Dies from Coronavirus
South Florida’s LGBTQ community is mourning another loss from coronavirus. George “Skip” Panse, described as a “beloved” member of the South Florida Gay Men’s Chorus, died on Wednesday.
Plácido Domingo, once opera’s biggest star, has been hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus
'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' songwriter Alan Merrill dies from coronavirus
Actor Mark Blum, Who Had Roles In “You” And “Succession,” Has Died Of Coronavirus Complications
Mark Blum, an actor who played character roles in dozens of popular television series and film projects over the years, died of complications with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, at the age of 69.
Blum’s first television appearance was a guest role on St. Elsewhere, a medical drama in 1980. Over his career, the actor also showed up in TV classics like The West Wing, Frasier, Roseanne, NYPD Blue, and The Practice. In recent years, Blum even appeared on fan favorites like Succession and The Good Fight.
In 2018, Blum appeared on the hit series You, memorably playing Mr. Mooney, the bookstore owner and Joe Goldberg’s (Penn Badgley) creepy father figure.
Blum’s last-ever role will be a posthumous appearance on the upcoming fifth season of Showtime’s Billions.
Trailblazing gay basketball star Jason Collins and his partner are battling coronavirus
Men are much more likely to die from coronavirus - but why?
New Orleans Faces a Virus Nightmare, and Mardi Gras May Be Why
Questions arise after teen's death was initially linked to coronavirus in California
Terrence McNally, Trailblazing Titan of American Theater, Dies From Coronavirus Complications at 81
Terrence McNally, the admired playwright and librettist who received five Tony Awards while bringing his perspective on the world to such productions as Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Master Class, Ragtime and Love! Valour! Compassion!, has died. He was 81.
McNally died Tuesday at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida, due to complications from coronavirus, publicist Matt Polk told The Hollywood Reporter. McNally battled lung cancer since the late 1990s, and the disease cost him portions of both lungs. He had lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ever since.
With 25 Broadway productions, nearly 40 plays and 10 musicals, McNally was a prolific writer whose work moved seamlessly from comedy to drama and from downtown avant-garde to the mainstream Great White Way. "He probes his characters’ deepest fears — of illness, intimacy, betrayal or death — while making them manageable for all audiences, leavening the dread with his rat-a-tat dialogue and well-timed jokes," The New York Times noted.
Kathy Griffin says she is 'gutted' as she shares that her mother has died
Comedian Kathy Griffin shared on her social media accounts that her mother, who she called her best friend, passed away on St. Patrick's Day. She was 99-years-old.
"My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today," she wrote. "I am gutted. My best friend. I am shaking. I won't ever be prepared. I'm so grateful you guys got to be part of her life. You knew her. You loved her. She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St. Patrick's Day."
Kobe Bryant Takes One Big Leap for the NBA on Gay Slurs
The major sports leagues don't have the best reputation when it comes to gay players in the locker room, or gay slurs on the playing field, or much of anything with gay rights these days, really. But Kobe Bryant, in a sudden reversal for himself and perhaps a growing trend for stars in the notoriously conservative NBA, may have single-handedly changed that. In the early hours of Monday morning, in the shadow of the Grammys on Twitter, as all-star week began to bring the spotlight back to his league, the outspoken Laker chastised two fans for using "you're gay" as an insult in at-replies to the newfound Twitter favorite.
Trans Woman Yahira Nesby Murdered in Brooklyn
Transgender woman Yahira Nesby was shot to death in Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, making her at least the 21st known transgender homicide victim in the U.S. this year.
Police were called to a building in the East Flatbush neighborhood about 4:30 p.m., Brooklyn’s News 12 reports. Nesby had been shot in the chest and leg, and she was dead when police arrived.
Trans Woman Tracy Single Murdered in Houston
Transgender woman Tracy Single has been murdered in Houston, making her death the 16th known homicide of a trans American this year, with all but one victim being Black women.
She was found dead in a gas station parking lot July 30, but she wasn’t identified publicly until later. It took a week for the Houston Police’s LGBT liaison to confirm that she was a trans woman, and activist Dee Dee Watters organized a town hall meeting last Sunday that led to Single being identified by name, the blog TransGriot reports. She was 22. How she died has not been reported, but local news reports said her death was a homicide.
Miriam Rivera, reality TV's first trans star, found dead at 38
The Mexican model died in February, but the news has only just emerged. She was 38, according to the Daily Mail.
Rivera's husband Daniel Cuervo posted an online tribute to her in February.
Her Sky One series caused controversy at the time, with the male contestants winning compensation after saying the programme had "a devastating effect".
Kiki Fantroy Is 13th Black Trans Woman Reportedly Murdered in 2019
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Kiki Fantroy was murdered on Wednesday morning. While they do not believe the murder was a hate crime, Fantroy’s mother has publicly speculated that she was targeted because of her gender identity. Fantroy’s sister is reportedly also skeptical about this news.
According to the Miami Herald, Fantroy was killed during an argument and found near an abandoned home. Her mother says she was returning home from a party with friends when this happened. Police have since distributed fliers and the local Crime Stoppers is offering $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer. Police have said that there was a group of people nearby the shooting.
Rutger Hauer, 'Blade Runner' Actor, Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the rugged Dutch actor who starred as renegade replicant leader Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has died. He was 75.
Hauer died Friday at his home in the Netherlands of an undisclosed illness, his agent, Steve Kenis, told The Hollywood Reporter. His family did not want the news revealed until his funeral, which was held Wednesday.
"He was a wonderful man and terrific actor," Kenis said.
Queer Teen Murdered Hours After Coming Out as Bisexual
On Saturday July 13, aspiring Instagram influencer Bianca Devins came out as bisexual as part of a Q&A with her followers. The next day she was murdered.
Devins, 17, met Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, on Instagram and the two started a romantic relationship. According to police reports, after attending a concert together in New York City on July 13, the pair returned to Utica, New York and broke into an argument, which ended with Clark murdering Bevins, partially decapitating her with a knife and calling 911 to confess to the crime. When police arrived on the scene, Clark stabbed himself in the neck with the same knife he’s used to kill Bevins, laid down across her body and began taking photos of himself with her corpse.
Arrest Made in Death of D.C. Trans Woman Zoe Spears
Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20
Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise "Descendants" and the TV show "Jessie," has died. He was just 20 years old.
Boyce's death was confirmed to ABC News by his family Saturday night.
The cause of death was announced as due to "an ongoing medical condition."
Gay porn performer Jay Dymel dies at just 27 years old
A gay porn star Jay Dymel has reportedly died at just 27 years old.
Julian Pereza, his real name, has appeared to have suddenly died today (13 June).
Falcon Studios, the company he primarily worked with, posted the news on Twitter.
‘It is with great sadness to inform the passing of Jay Dymel today,’ they said.
‘Our thoughts go out to Jay’s family, friends and partner Ryan Stone.’
Earlier today, fellow porn performer Stone said his ‘lovely Jay’ was on life support in Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.
Gay Star News
Philadelphia's First Openly Gay Deputy Sheriff Found Dead
Dante Austin, Philadelphia's first openly gay deputy sheriff, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
“This is a tragedy for the sheriff’s office, Deputy Austin’s family and the local LGBTQ community,” Sheriff Jewell Williams said. “We send our deepest condolences to Dante’s family, and the many colleagues and community members whose lives he touched with his limitless kindness, expansive heart, and remarkable talent.”
Straight Oklahoma Ally Creates Anti-Bigot Pride Truck, Ends Homophobia
A straight man in Oklahoma became a viral queer ally after decorating his truck in honor of Pride month. Cody Barlow used colored duct tape to create a rainbow flag on the back of his truck, writing on Facebook that he’d “found a way to show my support for pride month” with the flag and using mailbox letters to write a message: “Not all country boys are bigots. Happy Pride month.”
“This is important to me, not only because I have family and friends that are LGBTQ+, but also because countless people have dealt with hatred and judgement simply for who they are, and/or who they love, for far too long,” wrote Barlow. “Obviously doing this isn’t going to change the minds of those who are intolerant, but hopefully it can help drown out the hatred with love.”
Vandals Target Gay High School Student’s Home with ‘Kill Yourself’ Graffiti, Forks, and Suicide Hotline ‘For-Sale’ Sign:
1 in 3 LGBTQ+ Youth ‘Seriously Considered’ Suicide in the Past Year
White supremacist appears to urinate on an Israeli flag as nationalist group interrupts LGBT celebration in Detroit by tearing apart Pride flags and giving Nazi salutes
Gay man, 28, robbed, shot, and murdered in Atlanta, Georgia
HALSEY GIVES EMPOWERING SPEECH IN LONDON AFTER HOMOPHOBIC BUS ATTACK
Activists Call for Resignation of Mayor Who Posted About Killing Gays
Theater cancels shows after actors targeted in homophobic assault
Mom who won marriage equality now in a fight against 'religious freedom'
Texas school district donates cash from antigay church to local Pride festival