The New York Times said Rykiel "created chic ready-to-wear clothes that caught on around the world with generations of women on the go." She was 86.
He was the author of The Advocate's definitive history and a number of books about LGBT culture.
A fixture of late night infomercials in the late '90s and early 2000s, Miss Cleo succumbed to cancer a decade after coming out.
After losing his partner to a hate crime, Jeffrey Montgomery found some solace by becoming a fierce advocate for change.
Thousands of people came together in Florida Monday for an evening of reflection, prayer, song and remembrance of those lost to hatred.
The medical examiner has not confirmed the report quoting a law enforcement official close to the investigation into the death of the music superstar, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Kopelov had a long career of working for labor and other causes, said her wife, Phyllis Siegel: “She was always for the underdog.”