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New York Honors Hector Xtravaganza - The Color Brief March 12

New York Honors Hector Xtravaganza - The Color Brief March 12

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Saturday, March 9 was declared Hector Xtravaganza Day by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Xtravaganza was a fixture in the city’s ballroom and nightlife scenes.  He passed away December 30, 2018.

Several LGBTQ icons were on-hand to celebrate Xtravaganza at the El Museo Del Barrio auditorium. Among them was Pose star Dominique Jackson, Paris Is Burning director Jennie Livingston, and musician Kevin Aviance.

De Blasio wasn’t in attendance but sent an official proclamation from his office.

Xtravaganza was well-known for his work in fashion, HIV awareness, and LGBTQ activism.  He also served as a consultant and special guest star on Pose.

His death rocked the LGBTQ community.

In other news… 

HBO has released a trailer for its adaptation of Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son.  The film features Moonlight star Ashton Sanders in the lead role and premieres April 6.

Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, a TV adaptation of Spike Lee’s debut film, will return for its second season May 24.  The announcement came via the show’s official social media channels. 

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