Pioneering Indian American LGBTQ leader, attorney, and author Urvashi Vaid died May 14. She was 63.Ms. Vaid was a cancer survivor.
Kate Kendell, former executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Ms. Vaid's peer and friend, confirmed that recurring cancer was the cause of the activist's death.A publicist for Ms.
Vaid's partner of 33 years, the comedian Kate Clinton, told the Bay Area Reporter that Ms. Vaid died in a hospital. The National LGBTQ Task Force news release stated that she died at home.Ms.
Vaid was the first female executive director of the Task Force, formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The organization announced Ms.