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Author and activist Leslie Feinberg dies

Posted in: International News
By Daily News staff - 18th November 2014

Stone Butch Blues author Leslie Feinberg has died, aged 65.

The Advocate reports the writer and activist died from at home in Syracuse, New York, from complications related to “multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis, and protomyxzoa rheumatica”.

Partner of 22 years Minnie Bruce Pratt was at her side.

Feinberg identified as transgender and lesbian and was best known for the 1994 novel Stone Butch Blues, which is now considered a classic.

The Advocate says Feinberg’s final words were “Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”

Read more at The Advocate here

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