Month: July 2014

Steven Davey (d. 2014.06.10)

Eldergay restaurant reviewer/musician/bicycle courier Steven Davey, who wrote for Toronto alternative newsweekly Now for almost two decades, “died suddenly” at age 64.

Since I have a lot of eldergays and youngergays foaming with rage when I call a suicide a suicide, let me explain a journalistic convention. “Died suddenly” means committed suicide (in all cases). “Died unexpectedly” means exactly that and has no ulterior meaning. Steven Davey “died suddenly,” hence committed suicide.

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Spencer Cox (1968.03.10 to 2012.12.18)

AIDS activist Spencer Cox presumptively killed himself by going off the HIV medications his activism brought into existence. Cox was a victim of “the post-terminal phase of HIV.”

I do not think it is seriously disputed that his actions amounted to suicide.