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Longtime member of Black and White Men Together dies

By |2009-03-26T09:00:00-04:00March 26th, 2009|News|

Le Roy Scott, who was best known for his involvement with LGBT group Black and White Men Together, as well as for his work with Unlimited Seniors, died March 23 of natural causes. He was 91.
Scott was a graduate of Cass Technical High School in Detroit, where he majored in music.
He had a strong commitment to BWMT, as well as the National Association of Black and White Men Together. The group aimed to facilitate conversation between gay men of all races and to create social networks for them.
Scott was also a founding member of Unlimited Seniors.
Scott spent his last three weeks at Henry Ford Hospital with cousins and longtime friend and caregiver Gene Fitzgerald.
“His words of wisdom made him a truly genuine person,” BWMT-Detroit newsletter editor Walt Baraboll wrote in an e-mail announcing the loss. “As many of us know Le Roy was not one to mince words, he would tell it like it was or at least the way he saw it.”
A viewing is set for 4-9 p.m. March 27 and a service at 2:30 p.m. March 28. Both will be held at the James H. Cole Funeral Home at 2624 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. Condolences may be sent to Gene Fitzgerald at 200 Riverfront Drive, Apartment 2H in Detroit, or to the funeral home.

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