PASSAGES Vernita Gray, longtime activist, dies

Published on Mar 13, 2014

Astraea mourns the loss of Vernita Gray, one of Chicago’s longest and most prolific activists for LGBT rights, has died. She was 65.

USA- Illinois- Chicago

Gray and her wife, Pat Ewert were the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Illinois following a legal battle to expedite their marriage due to her declining health.

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