Urvashi Vaid

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Urvashi Vaid
Vaid in a 2014 interview
Born(1958-10-08)8 October 1958
Died14 May 2022(2022-05-14) (aged 63)
  • Indian
  • American
Alma materVassar College (BA)
Northeastern University (JD)
Known forCivil rights and anti-war activism
Notable workVirtual Equality (1996)
PartnerKate Clinton

Urvashi Vaid (8 October 1958 – 14 May 2022) was an Indian-American LGBT activist. She moved to the United States when she was eight. She ended high school after three years. She then went to New York’s Vassar College. After, she went to law school at Northeastern University in Boston. She is lesbian. [1]

Achievements[change | change source]

Vaid supports gay and lesbian rights. She lived in Boston and started the Lesbian Gay Political Alliance. This organization supports the gay people in Boston. After college, she helped prisoners who had HIV. In 1985, she started working at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. This group teaches people about the lives of gay and lesbian people. She also started the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference. In 1995, she wrote a book called Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. [1]

Death[change | change source]

Vaid died on 14 May 2022 in New York City, aged 63.[2] She had breast and thyroid cancer at the time of her death.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Urvashi Vaid." Asian American Reference Library, edited by Helen Zia, et al., 2nd ed., UXL, 2004. Student Resources In Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ2131100235/SUIC?u=palo88030&sid=SUIC&xid=da255e9d. Accessed 8 May 2018.
  2. Ring, Trudy (14 May 2022). "Urvashi Vaid, Legendary Activist for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Dies at 63". The Advocate. Archived from the original on 14 May 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  3. Chemo killed the small-talk gene