FOF #1905 – Remembering Victoria Lamarr

Dec 6, 2013 · 40819 views
Victoria Lamarr when she came back from Florida. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Victoria Lamarr when she came back from Florida. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

The early days of the Internet attracted a lot of quirky personalities, including our dear friend and drag queen Victoria Lamarr, who was one of the first video bloggers. Her passion for cabaret was matched by her outrageous humor she brought to dealing with her personal struggles, and living with HIV and full blown AIDS.

Be a fabulous drag queen, leave behind a beautiful body of work. Photo: Jason Smith.

Be a fabulous drag queen, leave behind a beautiful body of work. Photo: Jason Smith.

When Victoria got sick and had to spend time in the hospital, the listeners of the show raised money to buy her flowers, but the outpouring of generosity was so much that we got her a computer and so, Victoria or Vmarr as we liked to call, her became a video blogging pioneer.

Sadly, Victoria Lamarr went to drag queen heaven, where the shows only start just 15 minutes late to a sold out crowd, and everyone tips the girls.

Today we celebrate Victoria Lamarr and take a look back on her remarkable life as an accidental internet pioneer with her quirky music and viral videos.

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Gandalf meets Mandela. In 1995 Sir Ian McKellen had a meeting with South Africa's newly elected president Nelson Mandela, where he encouraged the new leader to include LGBT protections in the country's new constitution. Pictured alongside are two gay rights activists at the time, Phumi Mtetwa and Simon Nkoli.

Gandalf meets Mandela. In 1995 Sir Ian McKellen had a meeting with South Africa’s newly elected president Nelson Mandela, where he encouraged the new leader to include LGBT protections in the country’s new constitution. Pictured alongside are two gay rights activists at the time, Phumi Mtetwa and Simon Nkoli.


    Comments

  1. Victoria was so great. Thanks for posting the info and photos that remind everyone of her inner and outer fabulousness Fausto and Marc.

  2. Pmack37 says:

    So sad to hear that Victoria Lamarr has passed away. I was a huge fan and missed her dry humour and good natured presence when she moved to Florida. Her podcasts and videos made in her apartment with her mom in the background always made me smile.. I hope she passed peacefully.

    Paul
    Ireland

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