Leslie Jordan: Deeply queer, over-the-top, and brought people together

Leslie Jordan announces the winner of Duo Of The Year Dan + Shay at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. April 18, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Harrison McClary/File Photo.

Emmy-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, 67, died on Monday in a car crash in Hollywood, after a reported medical emergency. He was best known for his role in “Will and Grace,” where he played a socialite named Beverly Leslie. And he found new fame during the pandemic by posting funny and sweet Instagram videos that attracted millions of views.



  • Tracy Gilchrist - VP, executive producer of entertainment for Equal Pride; former editor-in-chief of the Advocate, where she also hosted "Advocate Today"