New York Promoter Marc Berkley Dead at 57

NEW YORK CITY
mourns the passing
of  Marc Berkley.
  

JOE MY GOD  
reports Berkley had a heart attack
.

He was 57. Berkley was the co-founder of HX Media, the now-defunct gay publishing company that owned the popular nightlife guide HX Magazine and the LGBT news title The New York Blade.

Berkley  was a  tireless promoter of all-night dance parties, gay culture, and, well, Marc Berkley — always knows where his thrill-seeking crowd wanted to be.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE profiled the famed promoter in 2001 . He talked candidly about his fight with drugs, his magazine projects and his “war” with Giuliani.  “We’re living in Nazi Germany done by Disney right now.”

 Over the years, Berkley’s served on his community board, coordinated Heritage of Prides  nineteenth and twentieth anniversaries, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to gay charities.

He may be gone, but not forgotten…..

The Best of Gay New York

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