[Princeton NJ USA]: Reporting the sad loss of well known Princeton University mathematician (+ Bi Elder) John F. Nash Jr and his wife Alicia Lopez-Harrison de Lardé, a physics major and computer programmer, on 23 May 2015, when the taxi they were traveling in on New Jersey Turnpike was involved in an car crash.

Nash was 86. Alicia Nash was 82 and they resided in Princeton Junction. Dr. Nash is survived by a sister, Martha Nash Legg and two sons, John David Stier from an earlier relationship and John Charles Martin Nash.

Nash was an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the factors that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. His theories are used in economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, accounting, politics and military theory.

In 1959, Nash began showing clear signs of mental illness, and spent several years at psychiatric hospitals being treated for paranoid schizophrenia. After 1970, his condition slowly improved, allowing him to return to academic work by the mid-1980s.

Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University during the latter part of his life, he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.

Nash had been in Norway on Tuesday to receive the Abel Prize for Mathematics from King Harald V for his work, along with longtime colleague Louis Nirenberg, for their work on nonlinear partial differential equations.

While The New York Times Obituary refers to, “his relationships with men”, the feature film about him (2001’s A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe) had completely erased his bisexuality.

In fact, occurrences in Nash’s life illustrate the pernicious and vicious evil of institutionalized biphobia + homophobia. In 1954, while in his 20s, Nash was arrested for indecent exposure in an organized entrapment of homosexuals in Santa Monica CA. Although the charges were dropped, he was stripped of his top-secret security clearance and fired from RAND Corporation, where he had spent a few summers as a consultant.

An astounding intellect and one of our own!

"Gay rights is not a big issue, nobody cares just calm down"

When people say this, and they are any age, it irritates me. This mindset that the denial of basic human rights is not an issue is so dramatically upsetting it’s an issue in it’s own.

However no matter what information you spit out at them they will never understand, and some are too stubborn to think in someone else’s shoes.

So. It’s time for a new approach that I want everyone to take. Pick something about them. “You have brown hair. Okay. Now imagine because you have brown hair you aren’t allowed to marry the person you love. Which also means there are countless economics benefits you can’t have, and if your partner is dying or in the hospital you can’t see them. Let’s also point out there are still ‘conversion’ therapy for that dreaded brown hair of yours. Oh, and people support you they just don’t like seeing that brown hair in public. Also you have a higher chance of being killed, fired, denied service, bullied, harmed in any way, kicked out if you home, being disowned, facing constant discrimination….but it’s not a big deal.”

Eye opener, huh?