The Silver Lake home of Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest, author and gay activist, who passed away on February 27, 2015 is on the market and listed for sale as of November 2015 for $898,000. Boyd, who came out of the closet in 1976 at an Episcopal convention in Chicago, was shunned by the church for many years until he was invited to join the staff of St. Augustine by-the-Sea in Santa Monica by longtime friend and the church’s rector, Rev. Frederick Fenton.
The Silver Lake home that he shared with Mark Thompson, who became his husband in 2013 after Proposition 8 was overturned and same-sex marriages became legal in 2013 is filled with memorabilia of Boyd’s remarkable life and is a “must-see_ for anyone interested in the history of the Gay Rights movement. Given its history, the house would seem to be a prime candidate for designation as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. If you would like to see the house before its contents are moved, please give me a call, Michael Locke, Realtor and I would be delighted to accompany you on a visit. I may be reached at (323) 533-3161 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boyd-Thompson house is located at 2517 Hyperion Avenue on the border of the Silver Lake and Los Feliz neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California.