Taylor Siluwè dies at 45

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Features Editor Taylor Siluwe

Out In Jersey Features Editor Taylor SiluwèLong time Out in Jersey writer and former features editor Taylor Siluwè lost his battle with cancer on June 19, 2011. Siluwè, a brilliant and widely acclaimed author, blogger and LGBT activist, died at home in Jersey City, surrounded by the people he loved. Siluwè’s first book, Dancing With the Devil, achieved international plaudits, and was in the process of possibly being made into a movie. His second book was nearing completion at the time of his passing. He was 45.

Taylor SiluwèThose who had the privilege of knowing Siluwè knew him to be a warm, loving and deeply caring person, dedicated to using his impressive talent to further LGBT equality here in New Jersey and worldwide. Siluwè was especially concerned with issues of LGBT youth and communities of color.

A man of honor, humor and integrity who was taken from us far too soon, he will be deeply mourned and greatly missed. He is survived by his mother, friends and family, and by Martrel Howard, his devoted partner. Rest in peace, Taylor, and take our love with you.

Taylor’s family and friends hosted a memorial service at Greenville Memorial Home in Jersey City on June 24. If you would like to help with expenses, donations can be made on his blog page at www.sglcafe.com.

Out In Jersey Features Editor Taylor SiluwèLong time Out in Jersey writer and former features editor Taylor Siluwè lost his battle with cancer on June 19, 2011. Siluwè, a brilliant and widely acclaimed author, blogger and LGBT activist, died at home in Jersey City, surrounded by the people he loved. Siluwè’s first book, Dancing With the Devil, achieved international plaudits, and was in the process of possibly being made into a movie. His second book was nearing completion at the time of his passing. He was 45.