Mark Thompson's final home is the location of this episode of PromoHomo.TV with Nicholas Snow. Thompson lived in this Palm Springs, California abode after the heartbreaking loss of his longtime companion, the late and equally great Malcolm Boyd.
In this episode with memories of the duo, author Katherine V. Forrest, and along with Katie Ullman - her company Everything Goes Estate Sales and Liquidations is handling the sale of items from this home Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 2016. The address will be announced Thursday, November 17.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives wrote of Mark in August of this year:
"ONE Archives mourns the loss of Mark Thompson. Mark and his longtime partner, the Reverend Malcolm Boyd, were titans in the LGBTQ community.
Mark served as President of ONE during trying times and helped to make the archives what it is today. A true leader in the LGBTQ community, Mark worked not only with ONE, but also with The Advocate, Lambda Literary, the leather community, the Radical Faeries, and a number of LGBTQ causes.
Mark was a champion of social equality and a devoted counselor. His kindness and concern are legendary, and he loved to bring people together. He will be remembered as a true peacemaker."
The Los Angeles Times reported in part in February, 2015:
"The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91.
Boyd died Friday under hospice care in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, according to Robert Williams, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
Boyd delivered riffs on life's grittier problems — the white racists afraid of integration, or teenage girls who get pregnant — with a candor that was rarely heard from a priest leading a community at prayer.
He wrote more than two dozen books, many of them about people who did not fit the blue-sky ideal. But none of his prayers for them were as raw and urgent as those in the 1965 collection that sold half a million copies."
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