Taylor Negron shares a story about Lucille Ball and her personal pain

Yesterday, the gifted and underrated actor Taylor Negron died, after a long battle with cancer. Of the many tributes on social media, this one really got to me. This was his appearance at a fundraiser for It Gets Better, a project designed to address the issue of suicide in the GLBT community. Here, he shares a story about the time when, as a homeless youth, he had the opportunity to be in a class taught by Lucille Ball. The story is much more about Lucy than it is about Taylor, although it’s easy to see that Lucy made an indelible impression on him. I won’t spoil the story by telling you too much about it. But let’s just say that Lucy used her talent and tenacity to overcome a lot of pain in her life. After watching this, I can say that I Love Lucy even more than I already did.

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