Today Lambda Legal learned that legendary queer activist Urvashi Vaid passed away.
Lambda Legal’s CEO Kevin Jennings said of Vaid:
“Urvashi Vaid was a visionary whose leadership and analysis inspired a generation of LGBT activists, including myself. Urvashi’s intersectional approach to liberation made the necessary connections between issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, gender, class, and other systems that interact to create a system of oppression that harms us all. A thinker, an organizational leader, a mentor, and an eloquent writer and speaker, Urvashi was a pioneer whose contributions to our movement have transformed our world. This is an enormous loss for our community.”