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Patricia Nell Warren, author and friend of the Gay Games, dies

13 Feb 2019 19:36 | Anonymous

Patricia Nell Warren was inducted as a lifetime member of the International Front Runners October, 2018.  

By FGG Honorary Life Member Roger Brigham
Bay Area Reporter

Bestselling novelist, social activist, and longtime LGBT sports advocate Patricia Nell Warren died Saturday, February 9, at the age of 82. A cause of death was not immediately reported, but Ms. Warren had been battling various health issues for several years.

Ms. Warren burst into international fame with her second novel, the best-seller "The Front Runner," in 1974, the same year she came out as lesbian.

For the complete article, click HERE.


For an even more personal article by Roger Brigham about the passing of Patricia Nell Warren, click HERE.


Cyd Zeigler at Outsports has also written a wonderful obituary about Patricia Nell Warren. Read it HERE.


In October, 2012, the 30th Anniversary of the Gay Games was celebrated during a weekend of activities in West Hollywood, CA. Among those who were honored and spoke at a panel session were Patricia Nell Warren and Gay Games Ambassador Dave Kopay. Here are some photos from that weekend.

Patricia Nell Warren (left) with Gay Games founder Sara Waddell Lewinstein

Gay Games Ambassador Dave Kopay (left) with Patricia Nell Warren

(left to right) Dave Kopay, Roger Brigham, Patricia Nell Warren holding her anthology book "The Lavender Locker Room."


Finally, Patricia Nell Warren prepared a very nice video greeting for all the participants at the 2014 Gay Games 9 in Cleveland + Akron. Check out the video HERE.

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