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In Memory of Jackson McCoy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

On February 1, 2011 the Fandom lost an amazing person. I say person because Jackson McCoy wasn't just an author, he was a friend to many and a voice to those who are bullied in society.
I personally remember first hearing about “Jackie” when I saw a tweet about a new site: Voice's, You Are Not Alone. Jackie, with the help of several friends, started this in hopes of getting the Voice's of the LGBT community heard and for others to know, you aren't not alone. I've heard Jackie say several times, “I'm gay. Deal with it.”

To many he was a friend, a shoulder to lean on, a brother. To me he was an inspiration. The courage he had to stand up for what he believed in is truly awe-inspiring. From the little I talked to him before his death you could tell he had a zest for life but felt like he carried the world on his shoulders. He cared so much about everyone else that he would have given you the shirt off of his back without thinking twice about it or the consequences it would have on himself. He had a way of making you love him instantly and he was able to make himself a permanent spot in the hearts of so many people who loved him.

While Jackie had only written three stories, one of which was still in progress, he was interviewed by SarahAH30 for the slash segment of Lady Tazz's Tazzs Obsession blog and put in the hot seat by the Roaster. He had a love for Jasper/Jacob pairings and his writing was well on it's way. He poured a lot of personal experience into his plots and it made them just that much more special.

I think I can speak for just about everyone who knew him and say that his loss has left a large hole in our hearts but he will live on forever in our memories.


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