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Mark Hundahl, Co-Owner Of Gay Magazine 'Frontiers,' Has Died


Sad news to report from Los Angeles: Mark Hundahl, the straight co-owner of LA's Frontiers magazine, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

Frontiers has an excellent remembrance of Hundahl, a man who stood by the LGBT community for decades, far longer than many men of his generation. In it LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa describes Hundahl as "a tremendous ally in the fight for equality" who broke down barriers, "providing a voice to the voiceless."

LA County supervisor and longtime friend Zev Yaroslavsky meanwhile remembers Hundahl's commitment to covering the AIDS crisis. "He had a vision and he had a commitment to the LGBT community during one of the most difficult times in its history, covering the AIDS crisis from the very beginning when too many mainstream outlets misreported, downplayed or simply ignored it. His contributions deserve to be remembered, and he will be deeply missed," said Yaroslavsky.

And Frontiers publisher David Stern, one of Hundahl's closest friends, offered this touching note, "[People] called us 'the odd couple.' I'm the eternal optimist, always seeing the glass half-full. Mark, on the other hand, was more like, 'Where’s the glass? There’s water everywhere.' He always saw that you could either ride its wave or possibly drown in it. We always had each other’s back, and we never let each other drown."

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  1. R.I.P Mark! He was a great man..

    Posted by: Kob | Dec 29, 2012 12:56:20 PM

  2. Rest In Peace, Mr. Hundahl. And, thank you.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 29, 2012 1:20:50 PM

  3. Wonderful. I never heard of him. Thank you so much, Mark.

    Posted by: nikko | Dec 29, 2012 7:17:00 PM

  4. This is sad news indeed. However, you should double check your information. Either your graphic is incorrect or the age you have for him is. It's not mathematically possible for him to have been born in 1951 and to also be 62. (If he was born in 1951, he'd be 61, not 62.)

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 30, 2012 1:06:56 AM

  5. Frontiers was always a quality magazine that served both L.A. and San Francisco in the same edition. Their staff always provided timely and informative contents.

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin aka The Bleacher Preacher | Dec 30, 2012 7:45:05 AM

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