It is with sad hearts that we share the news of the passing of former Youth Coalition member Agniva Lahiri. Agniva was a prominent LGBT and HIV and AIDS activist from Kolkata, who advocated for the rights of the transgender community. She was also the founder of “People Like Us” (PLUS), an NGO that helped trans and gender queer victims of violence and abuse.
Agniva was active in the global youth movement and was a member of Youth Coalition in the mid 2000’s. Agniva represented the Youth Coalition at numerous events including the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS and took part in the creation of such resources as Learning to Speak MDGs.
A fierce and tireless activist, Agniva will be missed by our members and alumni.