Jinx Beers dies at 84

LGBT activist, Jinx Beers, died today at age 84 at a senior living facility called Nazareth House Los Angeles. Beers was a pioneering lesbian activist who started the Southern California magazine, Lesbian News, in 1975. “At a time when our community needed a voice, Jinx was there,” Wendy Averill, long-time friend of Beers said in a statement to Q Voice News. “She created the Lesbian News at a time when our community was not organized and needed someone, something to help us rally.”