Family members, friends, and LGBTQ+ community are grieving over the death of Rhiannon Samantha Walmsley, who passed away at the age of 28.
She was an active member of the Queer Boots Collective and other LGBTQ+ groups in Lancaster.
Amy Walmsley Machaj, Rhiannon’s sister, posted on Facebook expressing her love for Rhiannon and the impact she had on her life.
Rhiannon’s untimely death has left a deep impact on her family, her girlfriend Em, her friends and coworkers, the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone who knew and loved her. The world seems much darker without her.
Rhiannon was an active member of the Queer Boots Collective and other LGBTQ+ groups in Lancaster, and her passing has left many people feeling heartbroken.
Mermaids is an organization that supports transgender and gender-variant youth and their families.
The organization believes in acceptance and tolerance, allowing individuals to freely explore their gender expression.
Mermaids provides resources to assist families facing difficulties and to help individuals feel less alone.
The organization collaborates with helping professionals to make communities safe and welcoming for everyone.
Queer Boots is a non-profit community collective dedicated to supporting Lancaster’s LGBTQ+ community.
The organization raises funds through events to support local LGBTQ+ organizations and causes.
In response to Rhiannon’s death, Queer Boots created a GoFundMe page to support her family. Lancaster University also put up a memorial book for Rhiannon.