JD Disalvatore is a ubiquitous fixture in the Los Angeles LGBT activist and filmmaking communities, hard to miss with that shock of white hair and trademark tie. She's also something of a social power player through her old monthly Smoking Cocktail mixers. On that blog she writes: "I've been described as Dorothy Parker if she swallowed Paul Lynde."
Greg Hernandez, who notes that JD produced "such terrific films as Shelter (one of my favorites, all time), A Marine Story and Elena Undone", wrote:
JD Disalvatore is a force of nature who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
My thoughts and prayers are with this amazing filmmaker whose friends have set up a fund for to help with her medical costs. All you have to do is watch the video below to see what a unique and special person JD is.
More after the break.