Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Videographer & Activist Cheryl Spector Dies

Cheryl Spector, a Washington-based gay activist, died early Tuesday after a 10-week battle with leukemia, according to the Rainbow History Project.

Spector’s long list of community involvement included working with AGLA, the Human Rights Campaign, Service League Defense Network and Reel Affirmations.

A majority of her volunteer time had been devoted to the Rainbow History Project, an organization cataloguing gay local history. Spector had amassed a large video and photo archive of gay life in D.C.

Spector, a lesbian, became an AIDS activist in the 1980s after losing her brother to the disease.

A memorial service is tentatively set for Sept. 30 but time and location have not been announced.

--excerpted from the Washington Blade article dated 4 September 2007.

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