Mooney BBQ

Last week I wrote about a fundraising effort for Brian Mooney, who worked at the Dallas Eagle and is now fighting colon cancer and needed $20,000 for medical bills. There was an online way to give, and a barbecue on Sunday to help him out.

MooneyWell, the gay community knows how to take care of its own. Since Wednesday, the online giving has grown more than $4,000 (from just under $6,000 to now more than $10,200). Even better, the cookout at the Eagle yesterday was a smash. Benefit organizer Charlie McDonald tells me management at the bar brought in about $5,000 for Brian (pictured seated with the face mask). That puts him within arm’s reach of meeting his goal. Considering it was on Mother’s Day, you could hardly have expected more.

You can still give online, though. Let’s do what we can to support someone in need.