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MSD 39
IN MEMORIAM

Gay & Lesbian Victims
Of Sept. 11 Attacks

  • Dan Gamboa-Brandhurst (42), and Ronald Gamboa-Brandhorst (33), partners for 13 years and their son David (3) – Passengers, Flight UA175 Boston-Los Angeles; into second Tower
  • Patricia McAneney -  Fire Marshal, 1WTC North Tower
  • Renee Barrett – 1WTC North Tower
  • Pamela J. Boyce (43) – 1WTC North Tower
  • William Anthony Karnes (37) - 1WTC North Tower
  • Carol Flyzik (40) – Passenger, Flight AA11 Boston-California into 1WTC North Tower
  • Graham Berkeley (37) – Passenger, Flight AA175
  • Larry Courtney and Eugene Clark (47) – Partners for 11 years, 2WTC South Tower
  • James Joe Ferguson (39) – Passenger, Flight AA77 Pentagon
  • Waleska Martinez (37) – Passenger, Flight UA93
  • Mark Bingham (31) – Passenger, Flight UA93 Pennsylvania
  • John Keohane (41) - Ground Zero South Tower
  • Father Mychal Judge (68) - Ground Zero FDNY Chaplain
  • Sheila Hein (51) – Pentagon
  • Michael Lepore (39) – WTC
  • Luke A. Dudek (50) – WTC
  • Wesley Mercer (70) – WTC
  • Catherine Smith (44) - WTC
  • Jeffrey Collman - Flight attendant at  Flight AA11 from Boston
  • David Charlebois - Co-pilot, Flight AA77
  • Eddie Ognibene – 2WTC South Tower
  • Eddie – Firefighter, 2WTC South Tower
  • Seamus O'Neal - WTC

As the days went by, we learned that some of the missing rescue personnel were gay, and that many of their lovers, some of whom are cops and fire fighters, were grieving in silence for fear of outing them. There were also gay cops that lost family members that were rescue personnel.
We all learned too quickly and in too cruel a way that the closet is a terrible place to grieve...
-- Edgar Rodriguez, NYPD, in lgny.com

Matt Foreman, former executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, says advocates have already identified 24 surviving partners from the Trade Center attack, and believe that there may be as many as 50 in total, based on surveys about gay and lesbian participation in long term relationships.
-- Paul Schindler in
lgny.com

msd39 sept/okt 2003

 
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