Gay Journalist Thom Senzee, 54, was found dead on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Palm Springs, CA. His death was unexpected leaving his family in need of financial help to support a proper burial. A family friend, and Senzee’s former partner created a GoFundMe account to help the family with funeral expenses.
“This fundraiser allows friends and loved ones to help the Senzee family with the tragic and unexpected loss of their brother, Thomas Senzee,” reads the fundraiser. “He was found deceased on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Palm Springs, CA and his family’s lives will never be the same. Thom left this world too soon, leaving many broken hearts behind.”
The Senzee family lost multiple family members, including the recent loss of Thom’s mother, leaving the Senzee’s brother and two sisters to provide for medical and funeral costs. Thom’s passing makes the unbearable burden of loss even heavier.
Journalist Thom Senzee was an award-winning veteran journalist for close to 30 years. He was the founder and moderator of LGBTs in the News. His works include several articles in WEHO TIMES, that included coverage of Ed Buck in relation to the death of Gemmel Moore. He was a Huffpost signature blogger, and author of the All Out Politics syndicated column. Former editor-in-chief of LGBT Weekly and world news correspondent for The Advocate, he has also served as law reporter for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Valley edition, and was featured in OUT Magazine, The Washington Blade and The Fight Magazine. Thom served on the board of directors of the San Diego Press Club, and was the organization’s Professional Development Committee chair. He was also a member in good standing of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Los Angeles Press Club and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
His LinkedIn profile describes him as an experienced-trained journalist with a passion for the trade and its role as the Fourth Estate and protector of the U.S. Constitution. He specialized in investigative reporting, politics reporting, law-and-justice news and features, live-panel moderator, blogging, research, business news, tech and health care news. His LGBTs In The News featured a nationwide live-discussion panel series, which earned him an “ELGY” award which honors allies of the LGBT-equality movement annually.
The fundraisers has reached $2,365 as of the posting of this piece of $6,700. The highest donation thus far is for $500 on behalf of the Los Angeles Press Club where Thom was a member and collaborator. “We are all saddened by his unexpected passing. May his memory be a blessing,” reads a post by Diana Ljungaeus.
To donate, visit: https://gofund.me/6c423ad2