Jim Strahs, standing, pictured here with Bill Raymond on Second Avenue in 1985.
He has gone off to meet his maker. I will never again be able to refer to him as my favorite living writer. He died in Vermont on 10-1-11.
Here are some writings of his. For a free podcast of Queer and Alone, go to the Itunes store and search "Strahs". The Garage posted a couple remembrance videos, including a clip from Wrong Guys.