WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese issued the following statement in reaction to the death of Yolanda King, the first-born daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King:
"Following in the footsteps of her mother and father, Yolanda King was a passionate advocate for justice and equality for all people. She was a true friend of the GLBT community and was always eager to lend her talents and support to help advance the mission of many different causes for our community. We were honored to have Ms. King appear at several Human Rights Campaign events throughout the years where she always brought a message of hope and inclusion. Our community has lost a dear friend but during this difficult time we seek solace in the extraordinary legacy of fairness, justice and equality she leaves behind."
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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