Our Faerie Ancestors (Beloved Dead)

In Loving Memory of Members of the Radical Faerie Tribe

Updated 6/13/14

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About the list
We believe this to be the most-complete list for our community; please send us additions and corrections! That old photo sitting in an box in your closet: it can provide the image for somebody here who has no picture at all, or whose only photo is appallingly unflattering.

CD Lunacy
SkyRose (Steve Hensler)
Beloved (Shaun Carmody, Gulp)
Greg Hulbert
Barbarella (Brian Heaton)
Sterling (Michael Kinsey)
Gaylight (Paul Stewart)
scattering of ashes 4/12/14 SF
Grey Moth (Jim Hughson)
co-author of The Faggots & Their Friends Between
Revolutions
Dhandi Hudson
Ted E Bare (Ted Mohr)
of Pt Roberts WA
Wagtail (Patrick Christopher Finneran)
Timegiver (Jon Tadros)
Rhoda Roadkill (Randy Zirkle)
Jacynth Astarin Ghostboy (Joel West)
Not confirmed yet.
Alex Summers
Hiaka (Thomas Reed Markham)
Hummingbird (John Sutton)
Kasper
Tuffolbird (Walter Lear)
Wolf Creek resident '03-'06
Syl (Silver Angel, Pat Patterson)
Andrew Ruskus
Bumble Be (Raymond Malcolm Miller)
Wessie (Wesley Alfred Russell)
John Burnside (John Lyon Burnside III, 'n'John)
Louise Isabelle Coggins
early pioneer of Short Mountain Sanctuary
co-founder of RFD; Billy
Ha!
friend of Short Mountain Sanctuary
Terry Kennedy
Ariel (Harlow Russel III)
Sam F Smith
Nestor Parala
of Nashville and Portland
Buckwheat (Peter Bernard Kesselman)
Emmett Mitchell Steele
Cassandra (Art Polansky)
of Asheville, NC (not the SF Cassandra)
Hooter (David L Carpenter)
Michael Wilford
San Francisco's "Wild Nun", last resident of Magdalen Farm.
Skosh (Robert Pattison)
Portland's longest-living PWA, died of cancer. Friend of the
Cockettes, Sebastian, Steven Arnold, Sylvester, Todd Trexler.
Auntie Bon-Bon Bliss Ninny (Brian Lee Bachmann)
Manwitch (Paul Beard)
Ken Bear
Diamond Heart (Jeoffrey Douglas)
Leonardo Smith
Honza
Robbie (Robert Ramirez)
Katie Eagle Singer (Dan Jones)
Soma (Ronald Wayne Cattani)
Lupin (Gary R. Barnes)
Pulse (Paco Pedroza)
Jonathan Dimmock
Adam Kazimir Ciesielski
Dr Puppy (Ben Alexander)
Dr Frank N Sense
Drag Queen Dane
Nelson Evans "Elfin"
Dotti (Gary Reagan)
Yarek Unowho
BamBam (David Charles Lee)
Clueless Joe (Regular Joe, Joe Selby)
Sunshine
Miss Kitsch (Ernest Schmidt)
Firefox (John)
Lou Harrison
Violet Plague, Tug
Robert Rothenmeyer
Kit Scott (Christopher Hanley Scott)
of Vancouver, BC
Blackheart (Cody McBride)
PA'dre Alfredo
Makai
Phrogue
Tapestry Asht'n (Michael Ashton)
Jeremy Sparkles (Jeremy Corry)
Kevin Murray
Satya Little Bear (Steven A Ledford)
Ray of Sunshine Ankrom
Stephen Genden
Richard Dierks
Jerry
died at American Ridge, in his 60's
Simon McLeod (Frank Davis)
Michael Benjamin
Gordon Kirkwood
Niles
Poet and Faerie Saint
Arland Nelson
Robert Halwachs
Earth (Mark D Holmes)
Scott O'Hara
Sir-ena (Kevin Fewell)
Brian Lee Smith
Tom Lightwater
Craig Seeley
Karl Clothier
Jan Lynch
Gabriel Arreola
Coral, Wharf Rat (Ken Cheesebrew)
Donny the Punk, Swami Lingananda (Stephen Doneldsen)
Bradley DeWitt John Rose
James H. Hanneken
Richard Avilla
Tom Huff
Andrew Slavin
Tura (Gregory J Carlisle)
Chris Davis
Peaceflower (Kevin C Switzer)
Glen Margo
Russel Morgan
Michael B. Stream
Blaze (David Mills)
Desert Hawk (Lawrence Martinez)
Orca (Rob Harrison)
Douglas Liles
Daisy Chainsaw
Denzel (J Denny Anderson)
Luke
Mike Taylor
Crystal May (Eric Wuhlgemuth)
Pacifica (Jason Keidan)
Michael Biernbaum
Pami (Bill Parker)
Greyfire (Kevin Lee Ritchie)
Edwin Leigh Hand
Portia Manson (Gene Barnes)
founder and publisher of Hippy Dick Magazine
Doug Murphy
Hayoekah, Billy Jack (John Hawkins)
Tony Thomas
David Herb
Rick Graf
Ken (Kenneth) Bruya
Tommy Tadlock
Pavel Paucha
Stephen Maxxine Mack
Garnet (Renne Harris)
Not the former Wolf Creek resident
Ekstasis (William Dratz)
Joel Garretson
Sylvan (Bruce Lombardi) "Radiant Bear"
Charles Lewis
Producted the zine Infected Faggot Perspectives. Memorial plaque: W
Hollywood in plaza at Santa Monica and Crescent Heights.
Shine (Tom Mapp)
Nymphaea Ric Laraia Guru Darshan
Leslie (John Harlee)
Persika (Cary Gray)
Richard Klee Smith
Rob Harmony
Jason Doemel
Gwen Cummings (Wade Richards)
Tide (Carl Boesel)
Gidget (Ted Birth)
Ryk (Richard) Camidge
Kalyn Tranquil'son (Colin David Smith)
Hawk (Robert Hogeveen)
Daisy (David M. Lindahl)
Gil "Sister Sadie the Rabbit Lady" Block
Laughing Boy (Paul Madrigal)
Laughing Otter II (Benny McAdams)
Bruce Priebe
Wally Hilton (Gardener)
Patrick Hemming
Dickey Lee Stafford
J Lynn Johnson
Terry Jones
Greg Scott
Pepa (Jose Sequiera)
Akbar (Gary Dowd)
Ven (SteVen Sipe, Ven-Q, Amethyst)
Sister X, Sister Xtacy Marie Collette (John Chidester)
co-author in 1982 of first safer-sex publication, "How to
Have Sex in an Epidemic: One Approach"
Stephen Breckenridge "Lillian"
Raven Wolfdancer
Girlette Hussey (Randy Esslinger)
Cockette
Albert Bell "Rooster", Ms. Moutha
Jay W. Dorff
Muffin (John Kevin Lally)
Faerie Fagdalen (Desi/Jeffrey White)
Giovanni Mucci
Curt Gartrell
Jon Greenberg
Steve Kasper
Heartsinger (Richard Strange)
Dale Larsen
Cubby Bear (Gerry Downs)
Tommie Tom-Tom (Tommie Hodges)
Brian Jones, Miss Mary Louise
Moonbeam (Michael MacLean)
Joe (Joseph L.) Drake
John Dunlap
Thomas O'Malley
Sky Forest, Marina Barracuda, Dripping Beaver (Oliver Karthheiser)
Sylvan Centaur (Danny Roeder)
Charles Halloran
Violet Flame, Eddie (Martin Edward Vold)
Hal Tatelman
Mitch Bauer
Ranger Ric (Richard Burton Gilbert)
Manfred Ibel
Claude Branque
Jim Mehl
Robert B. McNee
Carl "Hue Mann" Stone
Nova Begonia (Randy S Jacobs)
Can anyone confirm he was Randy S, or these dates?
John C. Burton
Gary Reynolds "Girlene" "Jereldine"
Gary Kichline
Donald E. Bossard
David Emerson Smith
Claude E. Zetty
Michael Hampton
Dwight DeLight (Dwight Dunaway)
Jamal Soares (Scott/Joao/John Soares)
Luis Hansa
Robin Stephens "Rama Robin"
Francis Lee Mullis
Brian King
Leo (David) Ayers "Lynx"
Stu Szidak
Perle (Paul) Sudds
Gary Rovsek
Brian Corbell
Gary Mason
Michael Mason
Robert R. Gravely
Sacha (Wayne) Voce
Pat T. Dyke (Michael Brownfield)
Rinaldo Itturino
Shi Hawkins
Ralph Coffman
Shastina Mylar (Lloyd Fair)
Tryon Kennen
James R Lahey
John Glorioso
Myles Storcamp (Bruce)
David Dvorsky
Gary Holt
John Herschel Bandy
Richard Nelson
Harvey Hand
Author of The Divine Androgyne (online: see link)
Trecs De Lai Diffner (Eric Norman Diffner)
George Jalbert, Chenille Dowdy Crow
Magdalen Farm resident; sold the land (Wolf Creek) to Nomenus
Candor Smoothstone, Kenny Allison, Martin Xero
Thomas Feiertag
Bobby Reynolds
Dennis Robert Ryan
Poni Mon Dada, Roan Simone Pony, Shrinath (Harry S. Vaughn)
of Magdalen Farm; his ashes are under the comfry plant in front of
Garden House. 1st Josephine County AIDS death.
author of "Refugees from Amerika: The Gay Manifesto"
Bill Kraus
Crit Goin (Newbold Crittenden Goin II)
Stacy Brotherlover Kinghen (Robert Reich)
Russel S Anderson
Harmodius (Anthony)
David Stryker
Dennis Melba'son
crocheted the Cernunnos shawl
Hibiscus


Dates for the following are unknown, so they're in alphabetical order
Alexander Ward
Alvaro A Fernandes
Arthur Ashe
Bill Powell
Bone (Wayne McDaniel)
Brian McGivney
Bruce (of Liberty TN)
Bruce "Rudy" Bills
Cal Nelson
Charlie Caerble
Gentle Rain (Charlie Nunez)
Connie Norman (WeWa Woman)
Cory Robertson
Dakota (Peter Gingrich)
Daniel Ashkenazi
Daniel Hodges
David Baca
David Matheson
David Salsbury
David Thomas
Don Munroe
Donnie
Douglas Wright
Dustin Parsons
Eddie Lee
Evan
Running Water memorial stones
Fred MacKissick
Freddie Brown (Adam Garrett)
Gibson Higgons
Greg Caffey
Greg Dubs
Hal Slate
Haron (Robert Enloè-Lind)
Howard Courkshaw
Irwin Fine
Jack Campbell
Jacob (Jake) McElligot
Jay (Jada) Joyce
Jeff Hiter
Jeff Kielar
Jeremy Bell
Jerry Burngarner
Jerry Haney
Jim Adam Jr
Jim Feldman
Jim Irwin
Joe Teague
John Francis Caravantes
John Fox
Running Water memorial stones
Jonathan West
Joseph McKey
Kale
Creekland resident, not Kale from Chicago. "Started the cornrow
craze."
Kevin Kendall
Kevin Smith
Kim Derrick Tomlin
Kip Newquist
Kurt Wrischedel
Laughing Otter "Widdershins"
Lynda Luna
Mad Dog
March (Steve Wilcox)
Matteus
Michael Botkin
Michael Cassidy
Michael Holmes
Michael Miesch
Mickey Martin
Mike Gibbs
Mike Waybaster
Running Water memorial stones
Mirium
Momma
From the Magdalen Farm days.
Mommalon (Gregory Lawn)
Mother Superior (Bill Graham)
Newman Faerntgen
Opal
Paul Starr
Peter Hartman
Peter Ryan
Phillip Mills "Doris Fish"
Pim Burger
Puck (Mark Zirger)
Raven
Rich Moog
Richard Vincent
Rick Feld
Rick Wilkinson
Running Water memorial stones
Ricky Wilson
Robert Beale
Robert Lewis Levitan
Robert Parker
Rock Sand (Tom Heskette)
Ron Bunn
Sundance (Ron Cohen)
Ron Goldstein
Ron Hale
Ron West
Roy Syllen
Sam Malone
Scott Lucas
Scott Mernan
Soula Ray (Ray Gertz)
Starbuck (Jim Searles)
Stephen LeBlanc
Stephen
from Portland
Steven Corbin
Straw
Ted Strong
Terry Molitor
Ti Barfield
Running Water memorial stones
Will (William Louden) Batten
Willie Crook


Recent changes: (now 425 names; see statistics)
6/13Abel Rainbo
6/9Beloved/Shaun Carmody, Barbarella/Brian Heaton (updates from Princess Cuntmuscle)
6/4Sparky Rabbit
5/11SkyRose, Greg Hulbert
3/22Richard Bowman Brown (T2)
2/20add from Rosemary's list: Robert Beale, Bruce Bills, Michael Botkin, John Caravantes, Alvaro Fernandes, David Matheson, Brian McGivney, Doris Fish, David Salsbury, David Thomas
2/18add One Feather
1/18/14update Stuart Teitler
12/10/13Sterling
11/2Harmodius, Gaylight
9/16John Cwiakala
7/20Scott Himelwright
3/16Rewrite of Web pages: uses html5 and microdata; new text.
1/24/13Jim Hughson
12/29/12Larry Mitchell. We're now at 400 names.
12/16fill in some details, correct Martin Worman's name, info from David Weissman
12/9Dhandi
9/18add Hummingbird, Hiaka
8/22add Timegiver, Sister X, Kasper
8/21Bill Brent
7/9add Richard Cardarelli
7/8add Ted Mohr (Ted E Bare)
7/7add links to Quilt panel #4217, created 1996
5/17Wagtail
5/13Kairo / Lupus
3/11Marvin Moore
2/8/12Sahki
12/23/11Rhoda Roadkill
10/21Super Wonder Fairy
9/11Arthur Evans
9/10Brian Fairbrother
6/29JP Hartsong
6/25word of Jacynth, but is it true? (John O'Leary is still alive, that report was a hoax!)
5/10Mishka dies. Add Wikispaces entries for Earl, others
4/4Crazy Owl passes
3/8/11Alex Summers.
Prior changes...

About this list

Who's included: Radical Faeries who died of any cause; most of these people (but not all) were claimed by the AIDS pandemic. We're only including members of our particular community, rather than friends and other inspiring individuals who died of AIDS; that list would be much harder to compile, and a different project. The Radical Faeries didn't have a clearly-defined beginning; we include communities (such as Magdalen Farm and Short Mountain) which preceded the first big national gatherings. In looking through old publications, we skip people who appear to be in the “friends” category; if you know of somebody who was left out, by all means let us know!

Only one non-human is included: Momma, the white dog who lived at Wolf Creek long before the Nomenus days, and who owned the place more than any of us did. She had a strong place in the community and knew it.

Fill in the gaps: If you can add some of the missing names or dates, or have a photo that's suitable for use here, contact us. Please compare this list to your own, and help fill in what's missing! (Here are the sources we've used so far.)

A printable version is available (one line per name, omits the pictures), in MS Word and Rich Text formats. (Being generated manually, it won't always be as current as the Web page; see the date at the end of the document.)

History, Crew, Discussion: This list began in early 1997, writing down names and talking to other people who had their own lists. Thus far, the project is just me, Mugwort; I'd like to see a team of volunteers develop, so we can begin scanning and archiving photographs. (Pictures get lost or damaged, and can only be seen by whoever physically has them. Once on the Web, we'll all be able to see them, and they can be backed up.) You're welcome to join in whatever way interests you. I've created a Yahoo Group for anybody interested in this list; I expect the volume of messages to be light.