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Legendary Activist Urvashi Vaid Dies at 63

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The Advocate. She authored the books Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (2012), and Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Lesbian and Gay Liberation (1996).

She coedited an anthology with John D’Emilio and William Turner, titled Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (2000).In Virtual Equality, “she criticized the idea of ‘mainstreaming’ what was and is, in fact, a civil rights movement,” the Task Force press release notes. “Rather than tolerance, she argued, the objective for the movement should be fundamental, actionable change.

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