Legendary activist Urvashi Vaid died Saturday, May 14, at her home in New York City. (Photo courtesy of The Laura Flanders Show, CC BY 3.0) Legendary attorney, activist and author Urvashi Vaid died today at her home in New York City.
She was 63 years old. She is survived by her longtime partner, political humorist Kate Clinton, and her niece, activist and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon.
Vaid was executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force from 1989 to 1992 and had served prior to that as media director.