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Stewart Kessler, Activist

Stewart Kessler, 54, passed away on Tuesday, April 8.
A long-time gay activist and AIDS activist in Queens, his life impacted many.
Kessler was the co-chairperson of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, the organization which produces the annual Queens LGBT Pride Parade. Kessler was a board member of the AIDS Center of Queens County. In the 1980s, Kessler was a member of Gay Friends and Neighbors, a Jackson Heights-based group.
Additionally, he was a member of the Lesbian and Gay Political Action Committee in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Parkside Funeral Home.

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