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PFLAG Laments the Death of Carmen Vázquez Due to COVID-19

February 3, 2021

This is a bilingual message. / Esta es una declaración bilingüe.

PFLAG National mourns the loss of Carmen Vázquez, a social justice legend who died from complications due to COVID-19. 

“Carmen sought justice for LGBTQ+ people and immigrants with courage, tenacity, and intelligence,” said Diego M. Sanchez, APR, Vázquez’ longtime friend and PFLAG National’s Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Partnerships. “I’ve loved her for more than 30 years. Her legacy will live for generations because she coached as well as coaxed, taught and persuaded.”

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PFLAG National lamenta la muerte de Carmen Vázquez, una leyenda de la justicia social que murió por complicaciones a causa del COVID-19.

“Carmen buscó justicia para las personas LGBTQ+ e inmigrantes con valor, tenacidad e inteligencia, dijo Diego M. Sanchez, APR, un amigo de ella durante muchos años y director de promoción, políticas y asociaciones de PFLAG National. “La he amado durante más de 30 años. Su legado vivirá durante generaciones porque ella enseñó tanto como persuadió.”




PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.

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