Loved ones of late trans drag queen Lady Red Couture launch funeral fundraiser after ghouls set up fake page

Lady Red Couture

Lady Red Couture’s loved ones have set up a fundraiser to help with the late drag queen’s funeral arrangements and hospital bills after ghouls set up a fake GoFundMe.

It was announced that Lady Red, a pillar of the LA queer community, proud trans woman and beloved co-host of the Hey Qween YouTube series, had passed away in the early hours of Saturday (July 25).

She had been in intensive care for several days due to complications related to cyclic vomiting syndrome, but had seen her condition improve before she passed. She was just 43.

As tributes continue to pour in from the queer, trans and drag communities, Lady Red’s sister Krystle Barnes and best friend Jonny McGovern, with whom she hosted Hey Qween, have launched a fundraiser to help the family with her funeral arrangements.

“We are devastated by the loss of Lady Red as is the world and we want to be able to lay Lady Red to rest properly,” the GoFundMe page reads.

Monies raised will also help her family pay what they say are likely to be “astronomical” hospital bills related to her intensive care stay.

“As a Black trans woman Lady Red had many hardships on her journey but she persevered and brought so much joy to so many people,” the page continues.

“We ask that you give as much as you can to help put her to rest in the way that she deserves.”

McGovern had earlier in the week asked well-wishers to avoid a fake page set up in Lady Red’s name, which has since been deactivated.

Lady Red Couture remembered as a ‘beautiful soul’.

Since the tragic news of Lady Red’s passing was announced Saturday, tributes have poured in from those who knew her and worked with her.