Ed Negron: In Memoriam

September 22, 2021

From the September-October 2021 issue of News & Letters

Ed Negron, Chicago activist for Latinx, LGBTQ+ and especially Bisexual rights, died suddenly at age 50. Ed was an out and proud Bisexual man and was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. He co-founded the Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago and counseled people through their journeys out of alcohol and substance addiction. Ed took many photographs during his professional, freelance career, many of which were of Chicago LGBTQ+ and Latinx events, and the annual International Mr. Leather convention. He was among the panelists several years ago at a News and Letters Committees meeting about racism at Boystown (now renamed Northalsted). Ed loved his family and especially treasured being an uncle. I am already missing the warm-heartedness, mentorship, generosity, leadership and creativity of my friend, Ed.


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