Yesterday I received some sincerely sad news. Beth Darr, beloved Lezzbook.com Founder and Publisher, passed away due to complications from injuries following a car accident. She had struggled long and hard since the fateful collision and the health problems that had resulted from the accident. She was a bright light, a visionary, an enthusiastic fan/friend, and her smile was always large and in charge.
Just last week Beth and I were texting. It's hard to believe that the phone meeting we had planned will never happen. Though the plans we were discussing, which she was very excited about, will continue. Beth has a passionate group who wants her vision with Lezzbook (essentially a facebook for Lesbians) to continue and evolve to a point that Beth would have done herself, had she not been so ill, and fighting so hard.
I remember my last conversation with Beth. She had booked me for a Lezzbook party at The Baltic Room last July. She was adorable in her fashionable outfit with the matching fierce shoes. She had, with the help of her team, done up The Baltic Room and made that puppy feel like a special event. It was packed and the vibe was good. She even had a boy go go dancer, which is rare with women's parties, and which I thought was RAD. We had some brief moments outside where I thanked her for including me and complimented her on a successful event. She was very humble and appreciative of what I had to say. Then she came back at me and heaped praise upon me, referencing parts of my career that even I sometimes forget happened. I am glad that my last in-person interaction with her was one of mutual admiration.
My heart, thoughts, and well wishes go out to her close friends, family, and partner. She was a class act.