My friend Laird Petersen passed away Wednesday night.
I will always treasure the memories of the Christmas tree decorating parties, and seeing him at Pride parades with his mother, and family.
There is a very nice write-up about him at Windy City Times.
Unfortunately, he left town before I went digital so I am pressed to find a picture of my own to post, so we will have to settle for the one at the WCT site.
He was a tireless activist, friend and inspiration to all of us who knew him.
My deepest condolences to his life partner, Joe