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Winston-Salem leader Mike Britt dies at age 66

Mike Britt, a well-known and beloved leader in Winston-Salem’s education, philanthropy and LGBT circles, died early Wednesday due to complications with flu, reports Camel City Dispatch. Britt was 66.

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King memorial to be held Nov. 23

A celebration of life will be held for early Charlotte LGBT community leader Don King on Nov. 23, 3-5 p.m., at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N. Tryon St.

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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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 …