NOH8 and others pay tribute to Brian Putnam
People who knew photographer Brian Putnam were saddened to learn on Saturday of his death which occurred two days before Christmas.
Brian shot photos at countless LGBT events including the GLAAD Awards, the Pride Parade in West Hollywood, Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s Musical Mondays at Eleven, the LA Gay & Lesbian Center gala and so many more.
More often than not, he would send me a link to use whatever photos I wanted on Greg In Hollywood and used to frequently post comments on the blog.
Many people have posted tributes on his Facebook page, it’s been a real outpouring. Here is what has just been posted on the NOH8 campaign Facebook page:
In memory of our friend Brian Putnam, a kind and familiar face from West Hollywood who passed away over the holidays. Brian, pictured here in the 110th NOH8 photo ever taken, was an incredible supporter of the campaign who constantly volunteered his time and talent – from our first events in 2009 to as recent as our Fresno event this past July. Brian’s passion and positivity will be missed, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. His death is a true loss for the community.
Remember that no matter how bad things may seem, there is always someone there to listen when you need help. We know the holidays can be rough, but if you feel as if you have nowhere to turn, PLEASE call our friends at The Trevor Project Lifeline (866-488-7386) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ’1-800-273-TALK (8255)’.