Ugh, I just found out that one of my queer heroes (queero?) has been dealing with cancer off and on since last fall. Her name is Kate Bornstein, and she is one cool lady. She was one of the first major trans activists; I saw her speak at my college a few years ago and, as corny as it sounds, her lecture was life-changing. As far as I'm concerned, she's a national treasure, and I hope she pulls through.
Here's her wikipedia page if you want to know more about her: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bornstein