Karen Dior Memorial
(September 15th, 2004) Producers Marshall O Boy and Will Clark announced today the lineup for a fundraising event memorializing and celebrating the life of Geoffrey Karen Dior, one of Los Angeles’ enduring personalities. The event, which will raise money for L.A. Shanti (http://www.lashanti.org), will take place on Sunday October 10th from 6pm to 9pm at Micky’s (8857 Santa Monica Blvd near San Vicente). This event is open to the public and there will be a suggested donation at the door although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Mickys is handicapped accessible.
Dior’s friends have volunteered to memorialize through performances. Chi Chi LaRue will host the event and DJ Canby will spin. The following are currently scheduled to perform: Billy Masters, Chris Green, Dino Philips, The Fabulous Phyllis, Irene Soderberg, Jackie Beat, Kevin Kramer, Lana Luster, Marshall O Boy and the Well Hungarians, Momma, Pat Briggs, Pussy Tourette, Richard Halpern, Sharon Kane and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with porn pups Bastian, Rik Jammer and others providing a little extra bootylicious entertainment in the first half hour of the event (so get there early). Additional performers will be announced closer to the date of the event.
Karen, born Geoff Gann, February 14th, 1967, was an industry personality, performing songs as a woman, directing porn as a man, becoming a porn performer himself as Rick Van and of course crossing over into mainstream Hollywood entertainment appearing in a commercial for a popular razor as well as appearances on VERONICA’S CLOSET and XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS. On August 25th, 2004 passed away due to complications from AIDS. You can read more about his work at http://www.karendior.net
About L.A. Shanti: “For 20 years, L.A. Shanti has provided “Tools for Living” for diverse communities affected by HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses, serving over 4,000 clients in the last year alone. The “Tools for Living” they provide in their services are the core of how they have transformed lives: Lives enriched with physical well-being and emotional courage.
Marshall O Boy