Thursday, July 11, 2013

remembering Jazzie Collins

Waking up this morning to the sad news that a leader in the local lgbt community, Jazzie Collins, passed away last night.  She inspired so much hope and passion, with such integrity and care and she will indeed be missed.

She was a resident of San Francisco for over twenty five years and fought fiercely for transgender equality. I used to see her at events with a big wide welcoming smile. That's one of the things I will always remember and will always miss. I was so happy to walk up the street with her during the Trans March last year.
Jazzie was the chair of the SoMa Stabilization Fund Community Advisory Committee, providing direction and leadership for the CAC as well as representing the concerns of seniors an disabled residents within the south of Market area.  She did so many things and right now, I just can't think of them all at the moment.  Jazzie was recently honored by Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano and Phil Ting in Sacramento for all her amazing work, and amazing it was.
She was definitely a giver and she touched many lives.  Rest in peace dear Jazzie and thanks for all your hard work!

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