Urvashi Vaid

Indian writer

Urvashi Vaid (born 1958) is known for her 25 years dedicated to promoting civil rights issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. She is also known for her award winning book entitled Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation. Vaid lives with her partner, comedian Kate Clinton.


  • The gay rights movement is not a party. It is not a lifestyle. It is not a hair style. It is not a fad or a fringe or a sickness. It is not about sin or salvation. The gay rights movement is an integral part of the American promise of freedom.
    • At the March on Washington, 4/25/93

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