NAME: Joseph Michael Labance
Source: Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer Joseph Michael Labance, publisher and co-founder of Au Courant Newsmagazine, died Sunday of AIDS-related lymphoma. He was 35 and lived in Center City.
In 1982, Labance, Joseph Youkanavitch and Frank Broderick, all of whom worked for the Gay News, launched the weekly gay newspaper, Au Courant. On Feb. 9, 1993, Broderick died of complications from AIDS. Interviewed for Broderick's obituary, Labance said:
"Frank first and foremost was a gay rights activist. What wasPublished on 1994-02-08, Page 18, Philadelphia Daily News (PA)
[M. LABANCE, 35, CO-FOUNDER OF AU COURANT \]Source: Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Joseph Michael Labance, 35, of Center City, co-founder and publisher of Au Courant, a news weekly serving the gay community, died Sunday of AIDS-related lymphoma at Graduate Hospital.
A passionate man who sometimes could be brusque or intimidating, Mr. Labance wrote articles on gay themes for the school paper at Bensalem High School under the pseudonym Michael Fox.
After graduation, Mr. Labance enrolled at Pennsylvania State University, where he founded the first gay and lesbian studentPublished on 1994-02-10, Page B06, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
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Date of Birth: 8/17/1958
Date of Death (delete if non-applicable): 4/15/1994
Age at Death (delete if non-applicable): 35
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