Saturday, September 30, 2006

EqualityMaine Founder Dies

One of the founders of EqualityMaine, and long-time LGBT activist Richard Steinman passed away on Sunday, September 17th, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
Steinman was one of Equality Maine's founders in 1984, and worked tirelessly for LGBT rights throughout the 80's, 90's and into the early 2000's. He actively lobbied at the State House, participating in gay rights events and rallies, and providing immeasurable resources.

He was described by fellow activists and friends as “one of the most supportive and encouraging human beings.” His colleagues said that the community benefited greatly from his wisdom and his commitment to equality.

His family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to EqualityMaine, PO Box 1951, Portland, ME 04104.


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