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April Ashley : Vogue Model, restaurateur, style icon and trail-blazing transgender activist dies aged 86

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  The glamorous icon and trailblazing transgender activist April Ashley has died at age 86.  She was a top Vogue model until she was cruelly outed by a British tabloid in 1961, and even though that damaged her modeling career, April still managed to lead the most exciting life packed to the gills. Boy George … Continue reading



Jake Graf : The Man Of The Moment

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2015 turned out to be quite a year in the spotlight for the transgender community and one of its brightest stars and advocates was trans filmmaker, actor and activist Jake Graf. Fresh from performing in the award winning “The Danish Girl”, Jake now seems to be everywhere: posing on magazine front covers and writing inside them … Continue reading



TALKING TO TAKEI

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To many people the Japanese-American actor George Takei, will always be fondly known for his role as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu the helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the celebrated television series and subsequent movies of ‘Star Trek’. When he wasn’t acting he was passionately working away to promote the work of The Japanese American National … Continue reading



Urvashi Vaid, Legendary Activist for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Dies at 63

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Photo by Jurek Wajdowicz REPRINTED FROM THE ADVOCATE  BY TRUDY RING MAY 14 2022 5:32 PM EDT Longtime activist Urvashi Vaid, a leader of many LGBTQ+ and other social justice organizations, has died at age 63. Vaid died Saturday at her home in New York City, according to the National LGBTQ Task Force. Vaid was executive … Continue reading



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