The past few years, I've run into Stuart Timmons at the West Hollywood Book Festival, at the launch for his book Gay LA (The most packed reading I've ever been to - SRO and people actually outside the bookstore ). When I didn't see him this year, I meant to ask after him, but got sidetracked, so I was saddened to hear that he's been seriously ill. Tomorrow, I'll be working at this fundraiser for his medical costs.
As the article says, Stuart is an important historian of gay life in America. But beyond that, he is one of the nicest people I've ever met. Smart, self-effacing, and sweet. I hope we're able to reach the goal of $20,000. (If you're interested in giving, contact me and I'll get the information to you.)