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Fund This: Bring Holly Woodlawn Home

Fund This: Bring Holly Woodlawn Home

Holly Woodlawn
Danielle Levitt

The Andy Warhol Superstars has outlived her Factory cohorts, but now she needs your help

Photo by Danielle Levitt for Ponystep

"Bring Holly Home," a GoFundMe page created last week to help legendary Holly Woodlawn, still needs over $10,000 to reach its go to save the transgender pioneer and muse to Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. Woodlawn is currently waiting to undergo a laparoscopic lung biopsy after lesions were found on her brain and lungs.

The 68-year-old Puerto Rican actress is known for her roles in such queer films as Trash, Women in Revolt, and Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers. An important figure of Warhol's factory scene, her visibility was groundbreaking to the Stonewall era LGBTQ community.

Although her recovery is not likely, the funding goal of $50,000 would bring Holly home to 24-hour nursing care, stating:

"Holly has made it clear that she wants to return home, surrounded by friends and if she must die, she doesn't want to die in a nursing home."

With over $37,000 raised, the money will also go toward her funeral and burial place.

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