Linda Gerard

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Linda Gerard, the spiritual queen of Ace Hotel & Swim Club and soulful mentor to us all, passed away yesterday. A fiery, radiant star with a special kind of gravity unto herself, she’s been a legend around Palm Springs for so long now that it’s impossible to quantify all the ways her irrepressible spirit has served our community. 

Linda’s storied life in Broadway and cabaret stretched both coasts — sharing stages with Streisand and Mimi Hines, and winning hearts nationwide for decades. As the weekly Mistress of Ceremonies at Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s long-standing Sissy Bingo, we learned from our favorite OWL (Older Wiser Lesbian) how to be gracious and strong and brave. She fought the good fight against cancer for some while now with tenacity and grit. Linda, we cherish you from here to the moon. 


  1. thegoldenstatestore reblogged this from acehotel and added:
    Oh no! I loved her….rest in peace sweet Linda.
  2. foremma reblogged this from acehotel and added:
    memories… @
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    RIP Linda. You will be missed.
  7. henryandlibby reblogged this from acehotel and added:
    So sad to read this. Linda was a true original.
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