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Paul Pruitt

DIED. Paul Amos Pruitt (April 3, 1958–Aug. 15, 2011), a beloved member of our community and long-time designer/co-worker of Copy.com. He was a private man and loyal friend whose love of political blogging and cooking will be greatly missed, as well as his jolly hearty laugh. As Rosy Cheeks, he was an entertainer, fundraiser and champion for finding a cure for AIDS. He was a member of the Zambuka Sisters, the DeBris Sisters, and the Texas Cowgurls. He held the titles of Miss Mary’s, Miss Montrose, and Mother of Montrose. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to AIDS Foundation Houston or any charity of your choice. A celebration of his life will be held in Houston at Bering Chapel on September 3 at 10:30 a.m.

DIED. Gordon Harry Weisser died on August 5, 2011. Weisser wasn’t a casual member of organizations. He was proud to be an Episcopalian (Christ Church Cathedral), a Democrat, a member of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays), and a founder of PHYSF, the PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation. In 2001, he was the honorary grand marshal of the LGBT Pride parade. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in honor of Gordon H. Weisser at: PHYSF (scholarship fund) P.O. Box 667010, Houston, TX 77266; The Beacon at Cathedral Health Ministries, 1117 Texas St., Houston, TX 77002, or the charity of your choice.

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