2019-01-09 / Front Page

Queens LGBT Activist Larry Lombardi Dies At 83

Larry Lombardi.Larry Lombardi.Longtime LGBT activist Larry Lombardi passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 29. Lombardi was the longtime treasurer of the Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens. He was an active member of the Queens Center for Gay Seniors in Jackson Heights. Lombardi was also active in the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee which runs the borough’s LGBT Pride Parade annually. He was 83 years old.

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm released the following statement on the passing of Larry Lombardi: “Larry was an amazing human being and he will be sorely missed by all who were lucky to know him. Larry spent at least the last 26 years of his life fighting for the rights of LGBT people in Queens and beyond. He was a progressive fighter who took to the streets to fight for the things he believed in. He was active in LGBT causes until the very end. I was fortunate to spend time with Larry on Wednesday in the Queens Center for Gay Seniors. He was on oxygen, but was in good spirits. Rest in peace, my friend and ally.”

A memorial service will be held this month. Details will be forthcoming.

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