Beloved Queer Party Promoter Nacho Nava Has Passed Away. RIP

(Photo: Nacho Nava)

Nacho Nava, founder of the weekly queer party Mustache Mondays – which ran for more a decade in downtown Los Angeles – died on Saturday, January 19, reports Caitlin Donohue at Remezcla.

In the wake of Nava’s death, many of the musicians, performers, promoters, and chosen family members who found themselves in his orbit are struggling to understand and extend his legacy.

His inner circle’s first step – a scholarship and memorial fund – is tangible and could use support. The money raised on their GoFundMe page will go towards causes related to “homelessness, the LGBTQI community, and the progressive arts.”

The GoFundMe page states that “Nacho dedicated his life to nurturing authentic and emerging talent, changing our perspective of what art was “supposed to look like”, sharing his love of music and the arts with the people he loved, creating community, and connecting people. His beautiful spirit is living on through his friends + family and the support of causes he consistently gave back to.”