Deb Price Who Wrote on Gay Rights Dies at 62
At the time, I never actually read anything from Deb Price, but I’m sorry I didn’t get that chance. She wrote the first column for mainstream newspapers with a gay POV. She started in 1992 when the world was a very different place than it is now for gay people. I didn’t even know she was writing a column. My gay world was so limited and isolated I didn’t have access to things like this. I was still in college and I met Tony that year. The only reading material and gay content I remember came from gay presses that were only handed out in bars and gay establishments. I used to go to the gay bars just to get a gay newspaper. I couldn’t wait to read them and then of course hide them somewhere so no one would see them.
So Deb Price clearly did something unique back then, because she was considered mainstream.
She died Nov. 20 in Hong Kong, according to the Bay Area Reporter, a San Francisco-area LGBTQ publication that reached Murdoch. Price’s wife said she died from interstitial pneumonitis, the result of an autoimmune disease.
Here’s more. May she RIP