Urvashi Vaid Quotes
“Progressivism is a spectrum; it’s not an ideology following one leader saying one thing. It’s many people who have very wildly diverging opinions about many things. But, as progressives, if we could commit to a general frame of reference that we are about improving the quality of life for a lot more people, we’re about helping working and middle-class people, and we’re about taking care of poor people, we could really make some inroads in political power in this country. But, if we choose to be purists, if we choose to be arguing for a consensus we will never reach, for agreement on every point, it’s never going to happen.”
- Date of birth: October 08, 1958
- Born: in New Delhi, India.
- Description: Urvashi Vaid is an Indian-American LGBT rights activist. She received a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston in 1983, where she founded the Boston Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance, a non-partisan political organization that interviews and endorses candidates for political office and advocates for Boston's gay community. Her books are "Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation" and "Irresistable Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics."