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Kenneth Anger, Influential Queer Filmmaker and 'Hollywood Babylon' Author, Dead at 96

Anger's trippy films often featured homoerotic imagery, incorporated found footage, and used popular music. But he was best known for his salacious tales of Hollywood.

Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock and Roll, Dead at 83

She was one of the most popular artists of all time.

Pioneering Gay Playwright Robert Patrick Dies at 85

Patrick's The Haunted Host was one of the first plays with an admirable gay protagonist.

Harry Belafonte, Civil Rights Icon and Entertainer, Dead at 96

Belafonte died Tuesday morning of congestive heart failure.

Michael Denneny, Pioneering Editor of LGBTQ+ Books, Dead at 80

Denneny published works by Larry Kramer, Paul Monette, Randy Shilts, Edmund White, and many more.

Barry Humphries, Known for His Drag Persona Dame Edna Everage, Dead at 89

The comedian had a career spanning 60 years.

Chuck Williams, Founder of The Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, Is Dead

The LGBTQ+ community has lost one of its most ardent and impactful members and supporters.


Legendary Gay Pornographer David Hurles Dies at 78

The founder of Old Reliable Studios used rough-looking men in the 1970s to challenge the traditional look of more wholesome models.

Rachel Pollack, Acclaimed Author and Trans Activist, Dies at 77

Pollack was an award-winning author of speculative fiction and created a trans superhero for the Doom Patrol comic.

Texas LGBTQ+ Activist Kirk Myers-Hill Dead at 54

He touched the lives of Black LGBTQ+ community members in Texas.

Famed Drag Performer Heklina Found Dead in London

Heklina was in the city to perform in Mommie Queerest with fellow drag legend Peaches Christ.

Trans Flight Attendant Kayleigh Scott Has Died

Scott, 25, appears to have died by suicide. She was featured in a video for her employer on Transgender Visibility Day in 2020.

The Heroes of ACT UP Are Dying

ACT UP’s Oral History Project celebrates a funding windfall while also mourning the sudden death of two of its most beloved longtime members.

Gay Model and Social Media Influencer Jeff Thomas Dead at 35

Thomas was a model and founder of an art consulting agency.

Longtime Lesbian Activist Achebe Betty Powell Dies at 82

She was involved with several organizations and was part of the first gay and lesbian contingent to have a meeting at the White House.

Howard Bragman, PR and Coming Out Guru to the Stars, Has Died

The out icon of the entertainment industry guided many closet exits.

Lisa Marie Presley, Daughter of Elvis and Priscilla, Dies at 54

Her death was announced a couple of hours after reports she suffered from cardiac arrest. 

Frank Galati, Acclaimed Theater Artist, Dies at 79

Galati, who was gay, was a Tony-winner and a titan of Chicago and Broadway theater.

In Memoriam: 21 LGBTQ+ Notables Who Died in 2022

Read about the designers, writers, actors, and activists we lost.