'Wanda was an incredible woman and the profound meaning of her loss cannot be overstated,' said HRC President Joe Solmonese.
WASHINGTON - Members of the Human Rights Campaign are deeply saddened over the loss of Wanda Alston. Alston, who was Washington Mayor Anthony Williams' gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender liaison, was found murdered yesterday evening at her home. HRC President Joe Solmonese made the following statement:
"Wanda was an incredible woman and the profound meaning of her loss cannot be overstated. Working with the Human Rights Campaign on many levels - both as a staff member years ago and as a leader in the mayor's office - the staff and boards extend our heartfelt sympathies to Wanda's partner, Stacey Long, and her family and friends.
"Wanda's reach went far beyond Washington. She left her mark on the nation. Wanda exemplified the spirit of activism that awakens the masses and ultimately wins equality. While she has been tragically taken from the community, her spirit will never die. Thank you, Wanda, for everything you did."
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