Long-time friend, advocate, and supporter of Astraea, Urvashi Vaid recently launched her latest book, Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics. You can find Vaids book at bookstores or purchase it online through Amazon.
From Urvashi Vaid’s website: Urvashi Vaid’s leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and social justice movements spans civil rights, LGBT, philanthropic, academic, and grassroots organizations. Vaid is Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, studying how gender and sexual justice movements can effectively engage tradition-based resistance. In 2012, Vaid co-founded LPAC, the national lesbian political action committee whose goals are to support feminist, progressive and pro-LGBT campaigns. She is a member of the Board of the Gill Foundation, the leading funder of LGBT rights in the US. Vaid is former CEO of the Arcus Foundation, a leading global funder of LGBT human rights and great ape conservation (2005-2010). She was Deputy Director of the Governance and Civil Society Program of the Ford Foundation (2000-2005). Vaid was the executive director (1989-1992) of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), where she also worked as media director (1986-1989) and director of its Policy Institute think tank (1997-2000). As a staff attorney at the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1983-1986, Vaid initiated work on HIV/AIDS in prisons.