The NYT strikes again - unable to acknowledge Danny La Rue's life-long love and de facto husband:
[W]hile the British papers all note that the performer was pre-deceased by Jack Hanson, his companion of 40 years the Telegraph includes a heart-rending description of the devoutly Catholic, avowedly monogamous La Rue being “hysterical with grief” after Hanson’s death the New York Times and the Associated Press don’t mention Hanson at all. The result lets readers imagine that La Rue led a lonely life. Given the ongoing politics of same-sex marriage, the omission of the news that an archetypal gay performer lived a life of domestic stability is especially disappointing.
But not, alas, surprising. (Btw, check out the great site, Obit-Mag).