(Photo credit: Suri Staver, Hoodline.com)
Today I visited his Now Voyager travel agency storefront in the Castro, wrote him a note of affection and love, slipped it into his mailbox slot then asked neighbors where he was.
Peter apparently passed away yesterday from internal bleeding brought on by a tumor that couldn't be stanched. I was told he didn't live long after getting to the hospital.
The news hit me hard, losing another queer poz brother. Been thinking about the good times when my life-path crossed Peter's, his battles with his various demons, losing his friend and business partner Jonathan Klein to suicide, and saluting him for keeping the travel agency going.
(Photo credit: Unknown, Bear Magazine, early 1990s.)
Peter's iconic erotica gave much sexual healing to his brothers, during the darkest crap that was AIDS in the plague years, helping us to survive and die with dignity.