Connie Kurtz (of the legendary Ruthie & Connie) dies in Palm Beach

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  We are just one of very many this morning who are deeply saddened by the death of Connie Kurtz (on the right) yesterday.  A wonderfully uplifting passionate LGBT activist who was one half of a legendary couple Ruthie and Connie.  Friends for almost sixty years and life-partners for most of that time, they were a … Continue reading



Sammy Williams : One Singular Sensation Every Little Step He Took

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  The actor/dancer  Sammy Williams who created the of Paul in Michael Bennett’s cult classic musical A Chorus Line for which he won both a Tony,  a Drama Desk and an Obie Best Actor award, has died aged 69. Williams’ monologue chronicling “Paul’s” difficult teen years as a young gay man was completely breathtaking. He stood … Continue reading



Hubert de Givenchy the last of the great French Couturiers has died.

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  The legendary 6′ 6″ aristocratic Haute Couture designer HUBERT de GIVENCHY has died at aged 91 at the Renaissance chateau near Paris, where he and his husband designer PHILIPPE VENET had lived for decades.  Givenchy was the last of the old school of a small clique of talented groundbreaking designers that made Paris the fashion … Continue reading



John Mahoney will always be Broken Hearts Club’s Jack to us

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  The British born veteran character actor JOHN MAHONEY has died aged 77.  Best known in mainstream entertainment as the dad in the sitcom “Frasier”  for all of its 11 seasons, portraying an ex-police officer often disturbed by the gentleness of his younger son Niles played by David Hyde Pierce. Although he never came out publicly as gay, he … Continue reading



Openly gay comic and all-round funny guy BOB SMITH dies

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Bob Smith one of the most admired and well-liked gay comedians has died after battling ALS for years.  He became the first openly gay comic to host his own HBO half-hour comedy special and to appear on “The Tonight Show,” both in 1994′ The beauty of Smith’s performing and writing is that in his comedy gay men were … Continue reading



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