Robert Brunner

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July 14, 1955 – June 11, 1999

For more than 25 years, Robert Brunner performed female impersonation in Detroit under the name Melba Moore, winning the Miss Gay Continental U.S.A. title for 1981-82 and honored for Lifetime Achievement by the Performers Awards of Detroit in 1999.

Cruise, June 16, 1999

Melba Moore Tribute at Our Community Roots

Heather MacAllister

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February 25, 1968 – February 13, 2007

Heather MacAllister was a staffer for the Triangle Foundation in the 1990s.  She later moved to San Francisco where she founded Big Burlesque, the original Fat Bottom Revue.  Suffering from ovarian cancer, she died by assisted suicide at age 38.

Bay Area Reporter, February 22, 2007

Between The Lines, February 22, 2007

Lesbian Connection, May/June 2007

 

Larry Barnard

September 20, 1937 – March 15, 1990

A retired school teacher, Larry Barnard founded the Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus, was active with the Lansing Area AIDS Network, and served as an officer and volunteer in several capacities for the Lansing Association for Human Rights and the Michigan Organization for Human Rights.

LAHR Newsletter, April 1990