Gay rights activist David Mixner, who
was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday, is in stable condition, a
hospital spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday.
Officials at New York-Presbyterian
Hospital at Weill Cornell would not disclose why Mixner was
hospitalized, saying only that he's resting comfortably.
A blog post dated August 1, Saturday,
announced Mixner had sought medical attention: “Mr. Mixner is sick
and in the hospital. He will not be able to write his blog and is
looking to being back and sassy in a week or so. He thanks you for
your patience and kind wishes while he recovers.”
Gay rights activist and close friend
Corey Johnson told gay monthly The
Advocate that it was “very close over the weekend,” and
that doctors had yet to diagnose Mixner's condition.
“He told me to be completely honest
with you,” Johnson said. “He wants people to know he really
appreciates the good wishes – they're actually helping him quite a
Mixner, who lives several hours north
of Manhattan, will celebrate his sixty-third birthday in two weeks,
and is best know for his public falling out with President Bill
Clinton. Motivated by candidate Clinton's pledge to end gay and
lesbian discrimination in the military, Mixner raised millions for
Clinton's presidential bid, but the pair parted ways when President
Clinton proposed “don't ask, don't tell,” the law that prohibits
openly gay service in the military.
Hospital officials said there is a
possibility the civil rights activist will be released next week.