Atlanta says goodbye to advocate Errin Vuley

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imageMemorial services were held in Decatur Friday for longtime LGBT and women’s rights advocate Errin Vuley (photo), 35, who was killed in a car crash Tuesday.

A Ford Explorer struck Vuley’s minivan while she was driving down Memorial Drive, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Charges are pending in the crash.

She leaves behind her husband, trans-man Dana Prosser (bottom photo, with Vuley), as well as her parents and a score of other relatives.

Vuley worked for the last decade advocating for LGBT rights and in agencies working for the protection of women and girls. image

In addition to her contributions to and appearances in support of multiple causes, Vuley’s professional career included jobs at Georgians for Choice, Feminist Women’s Health Center, NARAL Pro-Choice Ga and GOAL—A Girl’s Journey for Growth.

Most recently, Vuley started a job with the Points of Light Institute, a group dedicated to multi-discipline advocacy for volunteerism and civic engagement.

Both Vuley’s and Prosser’s Facebook pages have erupted with hundreds of condolences and fond memories since her death. Well known Atlanta-based trans writer and performer Scott Turner Schofield is among the grieving.

Turner offered the following message:

“Dear Dana and the Vuley Family: Your great loss echoes all over Atlanta because of the way Errin reached out and embraced her community. I will miss her smile, her hugs, and the joy in her voice. But I will hold her memory in the place inside me that urges me to do good in the world. I know many others will too. In this way, Errin will continue to touch and reach and do warm, valuable good. Love to you, Dana, in these hard times. Your community is here for you.”

Photos via Facebook.

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