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Urvashi Vaid, Pioneering L.G.B.T.Q. Activist, Is Dead at 63

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Urvashi Vaid, a lawyer and activist who was a leading figure in the fight for L.G.B.T.Q. equality for more than four decades, died on Saturday in Manhattan.

She was 63. Her sisters, Rachna Vaid and Jyotsna Vaid, said the cause was breast cancer. From her days as a law student in Boston, Ms.

Vaid placed herself at the center of a wide array of progressive issues, centered on but not limited to the L.G.B.T.Q. rights movement.

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