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Radical Faeries lay Burnside and Hay to rest: Welcome home one last time

At 8 pm PST at the Radical Faerie Sanctuary in Southern Oregon. Radical Faeries at their annual summer gathering each were given a handful of crematorial remains (of John Burnside and Harry Hay) which in unison were released to the land, thus bringing these seminol figures of gay rights home one last time, (per their own request) In death as they were in life beautiful strong warrior Faggots. May you be with us forever reminding us to throw off the chains of hetero-imitation. SSSSSSSSSS!
At 8 pm PST at the Radical Faerie Sanctuary in Southern Oregon. Radical Faeries at their annual summer gathering each were given a handful of crematorial remains (of John Burnside and Harry Hay) which in unison were released to the land, thus bringing these seminol figures of gay rights home one last time, (per their own request) In death as they were in life beautiful strong warrior Faggots. May you be with us forever reminding us to throw off the chains of hetero-imitation. SSSSSSSSSS!

The faeries gathered for a final memorial heart circle for the life long partners,just prior to realesing the ashes told stories had tears and shared laughter.

John Burnside passed away this last fall, surviving Harry by a number of years. The life partners were amoung the original founders of the Radical faeries, and Harry Hay was one of the intitial agitators for queer rights, as founder of the matachine society, the first gay rights advocacy organization since the fall of the German Vidmar republic, agitating in a world before Stonewall. Both life-long critics of Capitalism, and the commercialization of the gay culture and the commodification of gay men, as well as Advocates of "subject-subject" consciousness.

They will be missed, but will never be silent.
They are survived by inumberable free faggots all around the world.

Thank you and Welcome Home

follow-up info if your interrested 03.Aug.2009 05:09

Atomic!

some info for those interested:
Per Harry

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Hay

Per John

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Burnside

Per the Radical Faeries, come home, be free:

 http://www.radfae.org/

Thanks! 03.Aug.2009 08:02

Gumby Cascadia

Thanks so much for posting this, Atomic! It is vitally important that we honor the legacies of our radical forebears.

date 17.Aug.2009 03:05

Atomic!

lol, just realized forgot to note: this occurred on July 31st, just for the record