A Dying Wish

laurel hester

Laurel Hester, a New Jersey woman with terminal cancer, has worked for the Ocean County prosecutor’s office for 23 years. She will not be allowed to give her pension to her lesbian partner once she dies. Elected officials are denying her request.

Michael Jensen, editor at Big Gay Picture, begins a three-part interview with the dying woman today. Apart from a brief interview with the New York Times, this is Hester’s first really in-depth interview. Check it out.

Gay Officer, Dying, Is Pulled Into Rights Issue
[New York Times]
It’s Laurel Hester’s Wonderful Life, Part One [Big Gay Picture]