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Urvashi Vaid

LGBT leader, attorney, community organizer for over three decades. Depicts an awarding-winning analysis of the gay rights movement.

 Urvashi Vaid Biography

Urvashi Vaid is a community organizer, writer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movements for nearly three decades. She is currently Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. The Projects seeks to understand how the idea of tradition is used by and used against movements for gender and sexual justice; and to explore how tradition-based practices inform, enable and/or limit the work of these movements. Vaid is author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and The Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Magnus Books, 2012), a collection of nine essays; Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay & Lesbian Liberation (Anchor, 1996), a political analysis of the U.S. LGBT movement. She is co-editor, with Dr. John D’Emilio and Dr. William Turner, of an anthology on public policy history titled Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). Vaid was a columnist for The Advocate, the U.S. national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, and has contributed chapters to a number of books. She lectures extensively on the issues of social justice, civil and human rights and LGBT equality. Vaid is founder of LPAC, the first lesbian political action committee, which was launched in July of 2012. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Gill Foundation, which is dedicated to achieving equal opportunity for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. She is founder of The Vaid Group, a consulting practice that advises individuals and organizations working to achieve social justice in a wide range of fields. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Vaid was a Visiting Senior Fellow with the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center’s Department of Sociology. From 2005-2010, she served as Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation and the Arcus Operating Foundation, global grant making foundations that support social justice and conservation organizations. From January 2001- August 2005, Vaid was deputy director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation where she directed a national grant making program to strengthen the nonprofit and social justice infrastructure of US civil society. For more than 10 years, Vaid worked in various capacities at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the oldest national LGBT civil rights organization; first as its media director (7/86-7/89), then as executive director (8/89-12/92), and as director of its Policy Institute Think-tank (1/97-1/01). From 1983-1986, Vaid was staff attorney at the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she initiated the organization’s work on HIV/AIDS in prisons. Vaid is the recipient of an Honorary Degree from City University of New York, Queens College of Law, as well as awards from SAGE, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at CUNY, the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR), American Immigration Law Foundation, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Asian American Legal Defense Fund, the Paul Anderson Prize Foundation, and Lambda Legal.

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LGBT leader, attorney, community organizer for over three decades. Depicts an awarding-winning analysis of the gay rights movement.

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 Urvashi Vaid Biography

Urvashi Vaid is a community organizer, writer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movements for nearly three decades. She is currently Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. The Projects seeks to understand how the idea of tradition is used by and used against movements for gender and sexual justice; and to explore how tradition-based practices inform, enable and/or limit the work of these movements. Vaid is author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and The Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Magnus Books, 2012), a collection of nine essays; Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay & Lesbian Liberation (Anchor, 1996), a political analysis of the U.S. LGBT movement. She is co-editor, with Dr. John D’Emilio and Dr. William Turner, of an anthology on public policy history titled Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). Vaid was a columnist for The Advocate, the U.S. national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, and has contributed chapters to a number of books. She lectures extensively on the issues of social justice, civil and human rights and LGBT equality. Vaid is founder of LPAC, the first lesbian political action committee, which was launched in July of 2012. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Gill Foundation, which is dedicated to achieving equal opportunity for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. She is founder of The Vaid Group, a consulting practice that advises individuals and organizations working to achieve social justice in a wide range of fields. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Vaid was a Visiting Senior Fellow with the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center’s Department of Sociology. From 2005-2010, she served as Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation and the Arcus Operating Foundation, global grant making foundations that support social justice and conservation organizations. From January 2001- August 2005, Vaid was deputy director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation where she directed a national grant making program to strengthen the nonprofit and social justice infrastructure of US civil society. For more than 10 years, Vaid worked in various capacities at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), the oldest national LGBT civil rights organization; first as its media director (7/86-7/89), then as executive director (8/89-12/92), and as director of its Policy Institute Think-tank (1/97-1/01). From 1983-1986, Vaid was staff attorney at the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she initiated the organization’s work on HIV/AIDS in prisons. Vaid is the recipient of an Honorary Degree from City University of New York, Queens College of Law, as well as awards from SAGE, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at CUNY, the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR), American Immigration Law Foundation, Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Asian American Legal Defense Fund, the Paul Anderson Prize Foundation, and Lambda Legal.

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Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Urvashi Vaid or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like Urvashi Vaid. Find information on booking Urvashi Vaid for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book Urvashi Vaid, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like Urvashi Vaid.

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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