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In Memoriam – Page 2 – QNotes

Don King, early Charlotte LGBT community pioneer, dies at 72

Donaldson Wells King, known to his many friends and community as Don and arguably the most visionary of Charlotte’s early LGBT community pioneers, died on Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 72.

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Maya Angelou, celebrated poet and novelist, dies at 86

Inspirational leader known for equality, inclusion

World-renowned poet, memoirist and progressive, inspirational leader Maya Angelou died at her home this morning. She was 86.

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Martin leaves indelible legacy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The LGBT community lost an iconic leader and a beloved friend when Del Martin, 87, passed away Aug. 27. Martin and her life partner Phyllis Lyon were among the founders of the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian rights organization, in 1955. The following year they launched “The Ladder,” the first …

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Veteran activist Frank Harr passes away

Wilmington community mourns loss

WILMINGTON — Veteran activist and community leader William Franklin Harr, known to friends as “Frank,” passed away May 8 at the age of 56. Harr leaves behind his life-partner of 32 years, Ken Cox. The pair were mainstays of the local LGBT community. Both men were founding members of Gay Resources of Wilmington (GROW) and …