In Memoriam

Johnny McGovern and Lady Red Couture


Members of the West Hollywood community and the Greater Los Angeles area are mourning the loss of Lady Red Couture, a trans activists, trans drag performer and the co-hostess of the gay talk show Hey Qween, reports WeHoTimes.

Lady Red (also known as Mother Couture) passed away last month from complications related to cycling vomiting syndrome, a chronic health disorder that causes recurrent episodes of nausea, vomiting, and tiredness.

She was widely known for her singing and performances at clubs throughout West Hollywood.

Jeff Kurtzman


Jeff Kurtzman, a gay Los Angeles flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines, has died from COVID-19 complications, reports The Advocate.

According to NBC News, Kurtzman, 60, was one of 17 people to test positive after attending an in-person employee training session in Honolulu in late June. 

“I am heart broken,” John Duran, council member and former mayor of West Hollywood, told The Advocate. “We sang together in the gay men’s chorus and he was a sobriety brother of mine. He was a sweet and gentle giant.”