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In Memoriam – Page 2 – QNotes

Community members share condolences, memories

In Memoriam: Don King

Community members were invited to submit condolences, memories and thoughts of Don King. Several appear below.

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Senate leader and LGBT ally Martin Nesbitt dies at 67

Leader passes away after cancer diagnosis last week

State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, a veteran lawmaker and LGBT community ally, died on Thursday at age 67, ten days after a stomach cancer diagnosis.

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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 …

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 …

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