Bradford Hume

  • Wednesday February 18, 2015
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September 21, 1965 �" January 2015

Bradford Hume, born September 21, 1965, in Phoenix, Arizona, passed away in January 2015. He lived many places, including Philadelphia, Cairo, and San Francisco. He studied nursing at the University of Arizona and at City College of San Francisco. His drag persona, Gina Lotrimin, wore a red bouffant wig and brandished a riding crop. While activities in recent years were limited by illness, Brad had a long history of advocacy and service. He served on the HIV Health Services Planning Council and the Housing Rights Committee. He volunteered with Maitri and the public library adult literacy program. He was a board member of Dolores Street Community Services. He fostered dogs through Wonder Dog Rescue and Rocket Dog Rescue. He was the guardian of dog Simon, who passed away. He fostered dog Arthur, who found his forever home with Brad's mother, Nancy Hume.

In addition to his mother, Brad is survived by his brother, Stephen Hume, sister-in-law, Nancy Hume, dog, Monkey (nee Chester), and many friends. A celebration of life will take place on February 28. Gather at Collingwood dog park at noon. At 1 p.m. we will walk to 18th and Castro to place pictures, flowers, and candles. RSVP to [email protected], (415) 235-2181.