She passed peacefully with friends and family in Glasgow 31st May 2017
Diane Torr, Drag King, Educator and Human Extraordinaire is gone. We will miss her and her contributions for a more gender variety accepting & understanding world. Her wicked sense of humour that sometimes was unbearably dark. Her Mischief, Creativity and Kindness.
She was a Trailblazer and we will remember her with a big smile and gratitude. You made the world better Diane!
I knew her as a performer, and then someone who became my friend. She asked me to come with her to Stockholm and Sweden for two ‘Man For a Day’ workshops she lead there, b/w photo at the top is from one of these, she wanted me to assist her with make up and knowledge for these workshops. She had expensive taste and seeing her going out and order food and drink with someone else’s money was a joy to behold! And so was the tenderness and ease she guided and lead women to start taking up more space, walk with mor confidence and using their voices in a different way at these workshops. I know that these exercises lead by Diane changed many women’s lives.
I saw her the last time in September when I was in Glasgow and we met up, and she told me about her diagnose and her plans on what to do after it was sorted out..
I hope that by the end she knew how much she was Loved and Treasured within our community and world. She really was one of a kind!
I really hope that we are many who keep on carry her legacy of do whatever we want to do and by doing so, touching and helping many people along our way. Because Diane, you did. You were a trailblazer and a person I will miss A LOT! Gender Bending and Gender Blending Rule!
Rest in Power
1948 – 2017
Here is a clip from her promoting her book Sex, Drag and Male Roles at Bar Wotever in 2011. Many more clips and videos of her life and workshops can be found on You Tube.