Ifti Nassim | Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame | 14444
Gay Activist is sad to learn of the death of Ifti Nasim, the Pakistani-American gay poet and gay activist. Nasim, who died Friday at the age of 64, helped many Pakistani and Indian gays and lesbians migrate to the US. Resident in the US since 1971, Nasim established Sangat, a gay and lesbian organization, and was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996, and was a close friend of several lyricists and actors of Hindi cinema. Nasim’s activism transcended religious and political borders.
Updated 23 November 2014: The source article in the India Daily Times is no longer available.