For Immediate Release:
Friday, July 13, 2007
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF DR. LETTY RUSSELL
WASHINGTON - Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, offered the following statement today on the death of Dr. Letty Russell. Russell was the professor emeritus of liberation theology at Yale Divinity School. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Russell was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard Divinity School. She is remembered as one of the early pioneers advocating for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in both the church and society.
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