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Legendary LGBTQ Leader Urvashi Vaid Dies at 63

HeadlineMay 17, 2022

The longtime LGBTQ lawyer and activist Urvashi Vaid has died at the age of 63. From 1989 to 1992, she headed the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and became an outspoken critic of the federal government’s response to the AIDS crisis. In 1990, she interrupted a speech by President George H.W. Bush while holding a sign that read “Talk Is Cheap, AIDS Funding Is Not.” She appeared on Democracy Now! in 2009.

Urvashi Vaid: “I feel that, you know, as a woman of color, it’s not really separable for me. Racial justice, gay rights, social justice, economic justice, they’re intertwined. And the context that we live in requires, I think, the gay movement to see how intertwined our struggle is with the defeat of right-wing values and right-wing ideology.”

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