Death of a Friend, Lawyer, and Advocate Marcia L Alvey

Death of a Friend

The big names in our community garner a lot of press when they die, for example, the recent deaths of Jan Morris and Monica Roberts. But the death of the lesser-knowns in our community fade away without a word.

The following piece written by Paula Gaikowski, is a eulogy for one of those lesser knowns – Marcia Alvey.

Transgender actress Alexis Arquette, of the Arquette acting family, is dead

Transgender actress Alexis Arquette, of the Arquette acting family, is dead:

“Actress and transgender activist Alexis Arquette, of the famous Arquette acting family, has died at age 47. Her brother, Richmond, posted the news on Facebook and the Arquette family shared a joint statement from siblings Richmond, Rosanna, Patricia and David.”

(Via. USAToday)

Gene Wilder Dead: ‘Young Frankenstein’ Star Was 83 | Variety

Gene Wilder Dead: ‘Young Frankenstein’ Star Was 83 | Variety:

“Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as ‘The Producers,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Stir Crazy,’ died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.”

(Via.)

Which #BlackLivesMatter? The killings no one’s talking about | MSNBC

Which #BlackLivesMatter? The killings no one’s talking about | MSNBC:

“An awful trend of violence against transgender women of color has bled into 2015, but there’s been little mainstream media attention to their deaths. It’s left some activists to question whether the Black Lives Matter movement inspired by the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown or Eric Garner include all black lives.”

(Via.MSNBC)