Openly gay Kyan Douglas, who is best
known for his five-year stint on cabler Bravo's Queer Eye,
thanked his mother, Judith Elaine Douglas, who passed away at the age
of 68, for supporting him wholeheartedly.
Douglas memorialized his mother in a
“Mom, in the East they say your
mother is your first Guru. You were certainly my first Teacher, but
you were also my lullaby singer, my tooth fairy and my Mary Poppins.
You were my lunch box-packer, my nurse, and a scout-mother for Troop
23. You were a PFLAG mom when I needed you to be, even though I
never had to ask. You were my best cheerleader and probably my best
friend. You cleaned, you cooked and you baked cookies, cinnamon
rolls and birthday cakes. God only knows how much you sacrificed.
You held me when tears rolled down my face – even as recently as
last week. And many times that you will never know about, you were
my conscience – my True North regarding right and wrong. You are
my Heart and I can't imagine my life without you; I will miss you
until I breathe my last breath. I love you endlessly and always,”