San Francisco drag performer Heklina passes away

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San Francisco drag performer Heklina passes away

On April 4, 2023, San Francisco drag performer Heklina passed away in London.

An Overview of the News

  • Heklina, whose real name was Stephen Grijelko, was a prominent member of the San Francisco drag community since 1996.

  • She was best known for hosting the weekly series "Mother", which became a popular fixture in the city's drag scene.

  • In 2015, Heklina co-opened Oasis, a popular drag venue in San Francisco, which became a centre for the city's LGBTQ community.

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