The recent passing of LGBT activist and writer Brandon Lacy Campos in November left many in the community reeling. To honor his memory, Campos’ friends and family will be holding a “Celebration of Life and Light” this Sunday, December 9, starting at 7 pm in Brooklyn, New York. The event, which also doubles as a fundraiser for his family, will be held at Galapagos Art Space and will feature performance art, live music, poetry readings and dancing. Admission is free, but to cover the cost of renting the space, the family is asking guests to purchase two drinks.
Guests are also invited to wear brightly colored attire in solidarity, as Brandon loved bright colors. The space will also feature an altar, where his friends and those inspired by him can bring items or pictures to share. In the event description, his family notes:
Brandon’s life as an activist, poet, novelist and friend left a legacy of love and passion. Brandon’s belief in justice, love, truth honesty and his belief-based actions brought everyone who knew him closer to truth and light. In his honor, we will sing, laugh and dance in the space created by Brandon’s spirit.
Brandon began his activism work early in his life, becoming the co-chair of the National Queer Student Coalition at age 20. He also served as the co-executive director for Queers for Economic Justice. In addition to numerous articles in both print and online media, Brandon also penned book of poetry called It Ain't Truth If It Doesn't Hurt and also contributed to last year's anthology, From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction.
Details for the events can be found below and on the Facebook page.
Date: December 9, 2012 Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm; ages 21+
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Performances
9:00pm – 11:00pm – Dancing
Place: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY
For those who cannot attend, donations can be made via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org OR by mail to Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, 102 North Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901 (Please indicate that the donation is for the Lacy Service).