In recent years, few groups have faced death more often than gay men, or more creatively. Still, it’s still all too rare for gays and lesbians to have their deaths honored and ritualized appropriately. Says one of our customers: “After a lifetime of coming to terms and finally embracing and celebrating the gay life style (despite churches and certain individuals telling you you will go to hell), it just doesn’t feel right to be neatly packaged up in some other way, to be denied who I’ve really been.” FRIENDS was founded to support your choices to express yourself in death in a way that is consonant with who you were in life.
In accordance with your wishes, we offer quiet, meaningful gay and lesbian funeral rites as well as flamboyant, radical fairy parties. We welcome you as you are!