On January 18, 2011 our friend and inspiration Carolyn Wagner passed away in Tulsa, OK after a long struggle with cancer, hepatitis and liver failure.
Carolyn was the mother of William Wagner, a hate crime victim. In December 1996 her 16 year old son William was assaulted in a vicious anti-gay bashing at school. Carolyn and her family won a Title IX lawsuit in which the Supreme Court upheld Title lX rights for students, regardless of gender of victim or harasser or sexual orientation/gender identity.
It was because of this experiece that she co-founded FUAH because she wanted what she learned to help others.
Carolyn is a former Vice-President elect of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
Her funeral will be on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 2pm at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center 621 E 4th Street; Tulsa, OK.