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Gay Art Pioneer Fritz Lohman Dead at 87

Fritz Lohman (right), the gay arts pioneer who’s credited with helping rezone what is now New York City’s SoHo, died of cardiac arrest Dec. 31. He was 87. With his partner of 48 years Charles Leslie (left), Lohman created the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation in 1990 to “provide an outlet for art work that is unambiguously gay”; Leslie says he’ll continue to run the gallery. [AP]