Kris Kovick, lesbian writer-cartoonist, dies in San Francisco

Author and cartoonist Kris Kovick died Friday in San Francisco at the age of 50, following an eight-year battle with breast cancer. Credited as the founder of the women's spoken word scene in San Francisco via the monthly show she hosted at Red Dora's Lady Café from 1991 to 1993, Kovick had her cartoons and writings published in many periodicals and anthologies, including her own collection, What I Love About Lesbian Politics Is Arguing With People I Agree With. Donations can be made to her memory to San Francisco's Jon Sims Center for the Arts.

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