Our steering committee member has died in a tragic highway accident on her way to an international feminist motorcycle rally in Germany.
Rita was a dynamic and enthusiastic member of a number of LGBT organizations in Sweden and was a pioneer of rainbow culture and international LGBT solidarity * especially promoting the rights and dignity of immigrant women in Sweden.
The American-born Rita was perhaps most widely known for her years-long English*language program on Stockholm Gay Radio * “Leaping Lesbians” * where she combined the serious and the humorous, the cultural and the political, the Swedish and the global, the private and the universal.
In mourning on behalf of the Tupilak steering committee,
Bill Schiller, chairman