HRC Mourns the Loss of Paula Ettelbrick

by Lauren Burton

Washington– Today the Human Rights Campaign mourns the loss of Paula Ettelbrick, a longtime leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement, who died today after a long battle with cancer.  Ettelbrick dedicated a lifetime to LGBT equality and other progressive causes, serving in senior-level positions at many of our community’s most prestigious advocacy organizations, including Lambda Legal, Empire State Pride Agenda, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and, most recently, Stonewall Community Foundation.

“Paula was a pioneering lawyer and dedicated leader in our movement,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “We mourn the loss of a tremendous force in the LGBT community and honor her unrivaled commitment to the full equality of all people.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.” 

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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