Spencer CoxSpencer Cox--friend, activist, and one of a kind--died from AIDS on December 18th. His memorial is this Sunday, January 20th, starting at 3pm, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, NYC. It's open to the public, and while seating will be limited, there should be plenty of standing room. A Facebook event page is here.

There has been much written about his life, and his death, in the last few weeks. Unfortunately, some of it has been highly speculative, but I think all of it has come from a place of caring. Two of the best write-ups have been an article in Gay City News, and a HuffPo piece by Spencer's long-time friend, John Voelcker. There was a great New York Times obit as well, along with a moving tribute by Anderson Cooper on his daytime show (watch it below).

I miss him dearly.




Photo credit: Walter Kurtz